More than 2,000 shipwrecks sunk off the Coast of North Carolina in what’s called the Graveyard of the Atlantic. With all that history floating around, it was only natural to build a museum to honor and preserve the maritime culture of the Outer Banks. A state-of-the-art structure, the year round museum houses and displays artifacts, and presents a variety of exhibits and interprets the rich maritime culture that includes war, piracy, ghost ships and more. Artifacts include thoseex from the USS Monitor, which sank 16 miles off the Hatteras coast. The lobby features the stunning and original, 1854, First Order Lens from the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Current hibits include those on piracy and the Civil War on Hatteras Island.
Located in the heart of Hatteras Island in Avon Village, and featuring a colorful array of goodies that will appeal to shoppers of all varieties, The Cosmic Octopus is a unique shop that offers an alternative selection of goodies for visitors and locals alike. Featuring everything from a wide selection of electronic cigarettes and glass tobacco pipes to unique tapestries and hand-woven hammocks, The Cosmic Octopus is an inviting destination to shop, explore, and unwind along the beaches of Hatteras Island.
The Cosmic Octopus is located in a small shopping plaza in the center of Avon, and is a modest-sized but fully supplied store that is stocked with curiosities. In addition to the tobacco and vaping supplies, The Cosmic Octopus also hosts a wide array of activities, which includes regular tie-dye classes for kids and adults alike in the summer months. On the shelves, gift seekers will find unique tie-dye clothing and other apparel, relaxing hammocks, and an array of other gifts with a decidedly colorful theme. With everything from intricate and premium hookahs to impotrted tobacco and gifts, The Cosmic Octopus is a unique shopping destinations for visitors who appreciate a laid-back and altogether colorful lifestyle on the southern Outer Banks.
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