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The Cape Hatteras history is a long and interesting one, making for many wonderful area attractions to visit while on vacation in the area. From the Native Americans that originally inhabited the island, to the colonists and Europeans who settled on Hatteras in the 1500's, the many shipwrecks that occurred over the years, the infamous Wright Brothers airplane flights, and the bridge built in 1963 which allowed the Hatteras Island vacation industry to boom, this tiny island has a rich history. Browse the area attractions below and make sure to add at list one to your Cape Hatteras vacation agenda!

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The most prominent symbol of the Outer Banks is the "candy-striped" Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. As the tallest brick lighthouse in America, standing 200...