Outer Banks Welcome Center- Operated by The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, this conveniently located center provides information on attractions, events and directions. The center also offers an accommodations reservation center, rest rooms, public phones, and picnic area. Rest areas are open 365 days a year; welcome center is open 363 days, but closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. November - February and 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. March - October. Convenient, drive-up waste-dump station available 24 hours. One Visitors Center Circle, Manteo.