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Step behind the scenes of movies and TV shows filmed in North Carolina, including The Longest Ride, Iron Man 3, The Hunger Games, Safe Haven, Homeland, One Tree Hill, The Last of the Mohicans and Dirty Dancing. Wilmington, known as Hollywood East, has 400-plus film credits to its name and features tours by land and water. And the Asheville and Charlotte areas offer the ultimate chance to recreate the action with Hunger Games Unofficial Fan Tours that teach archery and wilderness survival.
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See the real place that inspired the magical one.
Take a one-hour, behind-the-scenes tour of the studios where Under the Dome, Iron Man 3, One Tree Hill and other movies and TV shows have filmed.
Visit the Queen City to see places featured in Showtime's acclaimed show Homeland as well as spots where the actors spend their free time.
Follow the footsteps of the Safe Haven movie cast and crew and explore the sites where the movie was filmed in Southport and Wilmington.
Film lovers can return to the scenes of Iron Man 3 action in Wilmington, Raleigh, Rose Hill and more local spots where the movie was filmed.
A television series about an acclaimed restaurant and chef have put the spotlight on this Eastern North Carolina city. Here are more reasons to visit.
Celebrate the art of cinema at more than two dozen annual film festivals in Charlotte, Durham, Winston-Salem, Wilmington and Asheville.
Even if you haven’t been here, chances are you’ve seen Wilmington, Charlotte, Lake Lure and more of our destinations on the big screen.
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It's easy to enjoy the real-life settings that inspire his bestselling novels, from charming coastal towns to quiet beaches and tidal rivers.
Visit Rodanthe and nearby Outer Banks attractions where you can experience firsthand the adventure and romance of the movie.
This region offers 75-mile views from atop Chimney Rock, Cherokee history and great shopping for mountain crafts in Asheville and Dillsboro.
The road to Panem starts in North Carolina, where the first movie based on the bestselling book trilogy was filmed.
Be inspired by art and culture with this two-day visit to sculpture, photography, stained glass and folk art galleries in the Lake Norman area.
Visit film locations from the Nicholas Sparks adaptation in this extended trip, framed by natural beauty and artistry, from the mountains to the coast.
See some of our great film sites and performing arts venues while enjoying the history of their picturesque settings in this five-day itinerary.
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The Hunger Games filmed in DuPont State Forest and around Asheville and Charlotte
Iron Man 3 was filmed in Wilmington, Raleigh and neighboring areas
Wilmington served as the backdrop for the hit TV drama One Tree Hill from 2003 to 2012
Visit the sites in Hildebran, Shelby and Brevard that stood in for District 12, the Hob and the Arena when The Hunger Games filmed here in 2011.
Visit Tryon Palace, Fort Anderson and other state historic sites featured on this hit Fox show that puts a modern twist on American history.
Try the pork chop sandwich at this Main Street attraction in Mount Airy, the real-life Mayberry made famous on The Andy Griffith Show.
Tree Hill might be a fictional place, but fans still flock to real-life locations in Wilmington to see the sites featured in the hit CW show.
See what Safe Haven stars Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough had to say about their favorite places to eat and relax while filming in Southport.
Wilmington, or "Hollywood East," has hosted 400-plus movie and TV productions, including Iron Man 3, Revolution, One Tree Hill and Dawson's Creek.
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The Johnston County Livestock Arena is home to many livestock and equestrian events.
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Fox Mountain Guides and Climbing School offers Rock Climbing and Ice Climbing trips tailoring to individuals, families,…
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Regions: Mountains, Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
Full service water sports shop with everything you need to get out on the water. Emerald Isle’s largest selection of…
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Region: Crystal Coast
The Lighthouse Garden located in the historic Corolla Village has a selection of home and porch decor, from silk…
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The nation’s largest natural habitat walk-through zoo delivers fun with family and friends, face-to-face animal…
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Region: Greensboro & Winston-Salem
The Jackson County Green Energy Park, utilizing clean, renewable energy resources, hosts an artisan community and…
One of the few remaining drive-in theatres in NC. Originally opened in 1949 as the “Moon-Glo” Outdoor Theatre. Family…
Region: Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
All about horses, offering riding lessons, riding by the hour, small trail rides, as well as horse boarding and leasing…
US Citizens may visit Fort Bragg after showing ID at the All American Freeway Gate. Non-US citizens need a sponsor or…
Regions: Piedmont, Pinehurst & Sandhills
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