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Step behind the scenes of movies and TV shows filmed in North Carolina, including 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.
See the real place that inspired the magical one.
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.
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.
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.
Celebrate the art of cinema at more than two dozen annual film festivals in Charlotte, Durham, Winston-Salem, Wilmington and Asheville.
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Ready to experience The Hunger Games? You’ve come to the right place. The road to Panem starts and ends here, where the movie was filmed.
Visit sculpture, photography, stained glass and folk art galleries in the Davidson Art District and music attractions in the Lake Norman area.
This region offers 75-mile views from atop Chimney Rock, Cherokee history and great shopping for mountain crafts in Asheville and Dillsboro.
It's easy to enjoy the real-life settings that inspire his bestselling novels, from charming coastal towns to quiet beaches and tidal rivers.
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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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.
Try the pork chop sandwich at this Main Street attraction in Mount Airy, the real-life Mayberry made famous on The Andy Griffith Show.
Wilmington, or "Hollywood East," has hosted 400-plus movie and TV productions, including Iron Man 3, Revolution, One Tree Hill and Dawson's Creek.
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.
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
The Hunger Games filmed in DuPont State Forest and around Asheville and Charlotte
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Outdoor sporting goods store featuring great deals in camping, hiking, canoeing, fishing, fly fishing and a multitude…
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Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
1998 Audubon International Signature Sanctuary designation. Site of the 1997 and 1998 PGA Club Professional…
Regions: Piedmont, Pinehurst & Sandhills
A locally owned craft brewery situated in downtown Durham.
Tours happen every Saturday (unless noted on our blog…
Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
Goldsboro’s oldest and most popular park is in the center of town. This whole city block, with borders on Park, Ash,…
Regions: Coast, Inner Coastal Plain
Open Monday - Saturday, 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM. Sunday 1:00 - 6:00 PM.
Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
A gift and home decor boutique offering unique items at hometown prices!
Regions: Mountains, High Country
Our natural soy candles are carefully handcrafted and infused with premium fragrances to provide a long-lasting, clean…
For a beautiful perspective, travel the 41-mile Cherohala Skyway that connects Hwy 143 from Robbinsville to Hwy 165 in…
Regions: Mountains, Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
Nantahala Brewing Company is a microbrewery that was founded in Bryson City, Western North Carolina’s outdoor adventure…
Three historic houses (1770-1820) are furnished with plain-style furniture, depicting life in the early Sandhills. Free…
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