Aycock Brown Welcome Center in Kitty Hawk is an excellent stop for planning your Outer Banks vacation. If you’re arriving from the north by way of U.S. Highway 158, it will be a convenient stop about a mile on the right after you cross Wright Brothers Memorial Bridge onto the island. There is information on everything to see and do on the Outer Banks, with displays and exhibits as well as local newspapers and pamphlets to take with you. There are plenty of restrooms, picnic tables and room for your pets to rest too. The center is operated by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau and staffed with helpful, friendly locals who are happy to help with any questions. If you miss the Aycock Brown Welcome Center on your way in, there are three others located along the beach. You can also visit the Whalebone Welcome Center at the entrance to Cape Hatteras National Seashore just south of Whalebone District of Nags Head, the Outer Banks Welcome Center in Manteo and the Hatteras Welcome Center at the U.S. Weather Bureau Station in the village of Hatteras.