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Well-known as the birthplace of flight, this destination offers six parks and wildlife areas, including: Cape Hatteras National Seashore, the nation's first national seashore; Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, an enclave for some of the country's best bird watching and wildlife viewing; Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, home to more than 200 species of birds; and Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve, one of the best remaining examples of a mid-Atlantic maritime forest with deciduous hardwoods.
Visitors can explore the story at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, experience a preserved wetland habitat at the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, or tour the North Carolina Aquarium and its coastal environment exhibits.
For two years in the mid-1980s, USFWS dispensed information and dispelled myths to pave the way for the reintroduction of four pairs of red wolves at Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge in North Carolina.