Kill Devil Hill’s has a history of inspiring ingenuity and creativity. The beautiful landscape and conditions were monumental for the Wright Brothers and still create a sense of awe for visitors today. Kill Devil Hills is located in the heart of the Outer Banks and offers plenty of activities, sights, and sounds to keep you inspired and entertained. On you next trip to the OBX, make sure to explore these top 10 places and activities, located in Kill Devil Hills, NC, NC.

  1. Wright Brother’s National Memorial


Resting high on the soundside, the Wright Brother’s National Memorial Park is a must-see while in Kill Devil Hills. Start you visit by learning about the forefathers of aviation and at the Visitors Center and then tour the reconstructed camp buildings to get a sense of what life was like for the brothers. Take a walk along the flight line to see the first successful take off and landing points and hike up to the monument and take in the history and bird’s eye view of Kill Devils Hills. A photo op is available nearby with sculptures that commemorate the first day of flight.

*Travel Tip – Bring your walking shoes so you can comfortably travel around the park.

2. Avalon Fishing Pier


Located at milepost 6, the Avalon Fishing Pier is a great spot to catch blue fish, croakers, flounder, and more! The pier stretches out 696 feet over the Atlantic Ocean and features an arcade inside for those too skittish to bait their hook. Day passes for fishing are $12.00 for adults and $6.00 for kids 12 and under. Multiple day passes are also available for the avid fishermen in your group. We can’t guarantee you’ll catch a bucket full of fish, but we can promise you beautiful views at this popular Kill Devil Hills attraction.

*Travel Tip – Check the weather conditions online before you go on the Live Piercam. 

3. Paradise Fun Park


Test your putting skills around this challenging course that features popular OBX attractions. This park also offers bumper cars, Go-Karts, a trampoline, and an indoor arcade that all ages will enjoy. To top it off…the park is open 24/7 during the summer months!

*Travel Tip – Click here for a printable coupon. 

4. Glazin’ Go-Nuts – Crafts & Pottery Studio


Release your creativity at Glazin’ Go-Nuts pottery, craft, and glass studio. Create a special momento to remember on your OBX vacation, while enjoying time spent with friends and family. The studio is open daily from 10 am – 6 pm and no reservations are required.

*Travel Tip – Stop by the connecting shop, Front Porch Cafe, for specialty coffee, tea, and pastries. We highly recommend the Heath Bar. 

5. Daredevils Baseball Games


Take your family out to the ballgame to cheer on the Outer Banks Daredevils collegiate summer baseball throughout the week at PNC Park. The season begins June 6th with the first pitch thrown at 7:05 pm. Watch some of the most talented college baseball players all over the country compete this summer. General admission is $6 for adults and $4.00 for seniors and kids 10 and under. Military discounts are available.

*Bring an empty stomach. Mulligan’s Raw Bar & Grill & Island Snowball Company will be onsite serving up delicious concessions to enjoy while you watch the game. 

6. R/C Movies 10 Theater


In the evenings or on rainy days, check out a new film at the R/C Movies 10 Theater. Visit the party room and game room to kill some time before the movie starts.

*Travel Tip – Save yourself a seat by pre-ordering your ticket through

7. Surf, Paddleboarding, & Skimming Lesson from The Pit Surf Shop

the pit surfing lessons

Have you always wanted to ride the waves? Learn how from some of the OBX best instructors at The Pit Surf Shop. Surf lessons are 2 hours long and include a board rental. Bring your friends and family along for a discounted rate. Paddleboarding and skimboarding lessons are also available for beginners. After one lesson you’ll be hooked! You can stock up on all your surfing gear inside the surf shop.

*Travel Tip – Longboards work best for beginners!

8. Aviation Park and Skate Park

avaiation skate park

If you’re looking for change of scenery, check out the Aviation Park and Skate Park. This free park is open from sunrise to sunset and offers a safe place to for all ages to play. The park includes a playground, ball field, frog pond, fitness trail, roller hockey rink and skate park.

*Travel Tip – The more relaxed members of your group can walk from the park to the Kill Devil Hills Library and check out a book to ready while other members of your group are playing. 

9. Bay Drive Boat Ramp, Soundfront Gazebo, & Walking/Bike Paths


Located on the soundfront, Bay Drive is a scenic spot to watch the sunset over the water. You’re sure to see several photographers around before sunset; waiting to capture the perfect shot. Take the dog on a walk down to the soundfront gazebo and along the walking and bike trails for some exercise and peaceful views.

*Travel Tip – Rent kayaks or paddleboards and easily launch from the boat ramp.

….and now of the main attraction

10. The Beachshutterstock_1715220

We know the main reason you’re here…for the beach! Kill Devil Hills has plenty of oceanfront for all to enjoy. Public beach accesses begin at milepost 5.5 on Helga Street and continue down to milepost 9.5. Swim, walk, sunbathe, surf, build sandcastles, read a book….enjoy the beach any way you choose!

Next time you’re on the Outer Banks, make sure to visit the beautiful and lively town of Kill Devil Hills. Browse our selection of Kill Devil Hills vacation homes and find your perfect place to spend your week in paradise.