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Tour a decorated battleship, enjoy shopping and nightlife, and surf or relax at area beaches.
Explore historic sites and nature trails, play a round in the Home of American Golf and visit the Airborne & Special Operations Museum.
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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.
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See the real place that inspired the magical one.
Follow the footsteps of the Safe Haven movie cast and crew and explore the sites where the movie was filmed in Southport and Wilmington.
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.
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.
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.
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This region offers 75-mile views from atop Chimney Rock, Cherokee history and great shopping for mountain crafts in Asheville and Dillsboro.
See some of our great film sites and performing arts venues while enjoying the history of their picturesque settings in this five-day itinerary.
Visit Rodanthe and nearby Outer Banks attractions where you can experience firsthand the adventure and romance of the movie.
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.
It's easy to enjoy the real-life settings that inspire his bestselling novels, from charming coastal towns to quiet beaches and tidal rivers.
The road to Panem starts in North Carolina, where the first movie based on the bestselling book trilogy was filmed.
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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
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.
Wilmington, or "Hollywood East," has hosted 400-plus movie and TV productions, including Iron Man 3, Revolution, One Tree Hill and Dawson's Creek.
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.
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.
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.
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Region: Asheville & the Foothills
Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail follows the route of assembly of the American Patriot army which…
Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
1870s brick farmhouse and 10 farm buildings; early 20th century boarding house & tourist retreat now owned by Henderson…
Regions: Mountains, Asheville & the Foothills
Features all local artists specializing in pottery, jewelry, glass, fiber and wood art; handmade gifts and…
Educational water treatment facility. Tours are available by appointment so please call ahead.
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Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
Since 2006, Broad Street Gallery has been a showplace, and a gathering place for Artists and like minded people. We…
An exhibition space and resource center dedicated to exploring the history and legacy of the world’s most acclaimed…
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Along US 321, you’ll find Caldwell County’s renowned “20 Miles of Furniture,” a stretch of highway dominated by outlet…
Pottery and ceramic art produced by area artists. Provides a full range of services to the clay community including…
Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
Visitors to Old Salem Museums & Gardens experience authentic early-American history brought to life through…
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