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The perfect spot to explore and learn about this region’s natural resources is in Sneads Ferry. Here, the Onslow County Environmental Education Center is home to “Discover Onslow” an exhibit that explores and interprets the county’s environment, including waterways, habitats, and wildlife. The exhibit displays a number of native animals, including a black bear, bobcat, and twelve-foot alligator!

Moving from gators to turtles is a natural, and the Turtle Factory is an excellent next stop. Here, in addition to a huge collection of nautical jewelry and gifts, ceramic painting is all the rage. Kids can paint ceramics and take home their very own creations!

Riverview Cafe

Serving hungry visitors and residents in Sneads Ferry for over 75 years, the Riverview Café claims to be one of the oldest restaurants in Onslow County. Stop in and check out the recent renovations and... 
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Thurston Art Gallery

Operated by well-known local artist Sherry Thurston, the Thurston Art Gallery is the go-to spot for local art in Sneads Ferry. You can also find unique prints tied to the area or choose from works of Thurston’s... 
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Shark Attack

Step into a whole new world of style when you browse the apparel offerings at Shark Attack in Sneads Ferry. A clothing item at Shark Attack will feel custom made for your body. Keep yourself warm in the... 
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Reel Cranky Fishing Charters

Embark on a “guys getaway” or a family adventure on this new state of the art charter boat. Offering near and offshore fishing charters from 3 to 65+ miles.  
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Golfers will enjoy an excursion to the North Shore Country Club. This beautifully designed course, with its Intracoastal Waterway setting, offers an outstanding combination of natural beauty and challenging play. For an on-the-water challenge, many visitors enjoy a fishing trip with one of the area’s experienced captains. Reel Livin Fishing Charters takes anglers inshore and offshore for the best in fishing and also offers a variety of family fun excursions.

For those looking to enjoy someone else’s fresh catch, the family-owned Riverview Café, established in 1946, is a tradition. This iconic family-owned spot serves seafood and Southern specialties with a waterfront view. At Rick's Restaurant & Sports Bar patrons enjoy seafood and steaks as well as sports on the big screen.

There’s no better way to celebrate the local culture than at the annual Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival. This three-day event is filled with fun, including a parade, car show, cooking demonstrations and live music. Food vendors offer local food and festival fare. This is just one way to celebrate the culture and community of Sneads Ferry.

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