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Whether you’re whitewater rafting, fishing, swimming or sailing, our waters add excitement to any trip.
Get hands-on and interactive while touring exhibits dedicated to science, history, pirates, dinosaurs, flight and sports.
Play a round at Grove Park Inn or one of our many other nationally recognized courses.
Explore the beauty of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Land of the Waterfalls and the nation’s first fly fishing trail.
This region offers many opportunities for play, including golf courses, spas, military museums and indoor skydiving.
Visit our first state capitol at Tryon Palace, walk in Blackbeard’s footsteps in Bath, and enjoy year-round sailing, fishing and paddling.
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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.
Celebrate the art of cinema at more than two dozen annual film festivals in Charlotte, Durham, Winston-Salem, Wilmington and Asheville.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Explore Burgaw, Wilmington and Southport, the North Carolina town and cities that combine to serve as Chester’s Mill on the popular CBS television show.
Visit film locations from the Nicholas Sparks adaptation in this extended trip, framed by natural beauty and artistry, from the mountains to the coast.
The road to Panem starts in North Carolina, where the first movie based on the bestselling book trilogy was filmed.
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The Hunger Games filmed in DuPont State Forest and around Asheville and Charlotte
Wilmington served as the backdrop for the hit TV drama One Tree Hill from 2003 to 2012
Iron Man 3 was filmed in Wilmington, Raleigh and neighboring areas
Visit Tryon Palace, Fort Anderson and other state historic sites featured on this hit Fox show that puts a modern twist on American history.
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.
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.
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.
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Laser tag action adventure game in a dark sci-fi maze. Great for birthdays and group events.
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Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
The Sara Smith Self Gallery features works from local, national, and international artists in a spacious exhibit hall…
Region: Greensboro & Winston-Salem
This is a working artist who has recently designed his new studio and gallery and is a master at pottery.
Water sports on today’s fun list? Rent pontoon boats, ski boats, canoes, kayaks, standup paddle boards and jet skis!…
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Region: Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
Specializes in handmade decorative porcelain in rare crystalline glazes, gas-fired stoneware and hand-turned,…
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The Ashe County Farmers Market celebrates the mountain heritage of North Carolina with produce, nursery plants,…
Region: High Country
Native & enriched gem mine.
Regions: Mountains, Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
Since 1971, Old Photo Specialist has been serving Guilford and surrounding counties in the creation of lasting high…
Downtown Marion, Coffee House & Music Venue
Regions: Mountains, Asheville & the Foothills
See military artifacts & civilian memorabilia including a collection of military vehicles, weapons, equipment, uniforms…
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