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Whalebone Junction
Crossroads
Map of Whalebone Junction, North Carolina, on Bodie Island
Map of Whalebone Junction, North Carolina, on Bodie Island
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Dare
Municipality Nags Head
Elevation 7 ft (2 m)
Website Whalebone Junction Information Station

Whalebone Junction is an area within Nags Head, North Carolina where three major highways converge. The junction marks the eastern terminus of both U.S. 64 and U.S. Route 158, and NC 12 traverses the junction. The junction is a major landmark on the Outer Banks, as U.S. 64 and U.S. 158 provide the only highway links to the mainland, while NC 12 is the main road linking all of the Outer Banks. North of Whalebone Junction lies the main commercial district of Nags Head as well as the communities of Kill Devil Hills and Kitty Hawk. South of Whalebone Junction begins the Cape Hatteras National Seashore and the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. Whalebone Junction Information Station, immediately south of the junction itself, serves as the visitor center to the Cape Hatteras National Seashore and provides information on the National Park and local attractions.


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