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End of the Road for Thunder Road

Carowinds announced it will retire its iconic Thunder Road roller coaster this summer. Now’s your chance to ride it one last time.

Discover Homegrown Bluegrass Music

The Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina has launched a new video series, shining the spotlight on off-the-beaten-path music venues.

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North Carolina doesn’t do anything small. From the length of our pristine coastline to the height of our majestic mountains, North Carolina is filled with unique places to visit and totally unforgettable experiences.

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A Camping Trip for the Ages

A Camping Trip for the Ages

Spend a few days in the Piedmont, while only spending a little money, and enjoy several of nature’s attractions in and around campsites.

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