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Dig for gold, emeralds and gems at kid-friendly mines or visit mountain mineral museums.
Play a round at Lake Lure Golf Club or one of our many other nationally recognized courses.
Drink to the days of moonshine at microdistilleries crafting legal, small-batch spirits.
Tour the Historic River District, board Battleship North Carolina, and enjoy the surf and sand at Carolina, Kure and Wrightsville beaches.
Explore the beauty of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Land of the Waterfalls, Cherokee and the nation’s first fly fishing trail.
This urban area boasts arts, shopping, botanical gardens, craft breweries, the U.S. National Whitewater Center and the home of NASCAR.
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These North Carolina destinations aren’t just tourist attractions, they’re iconic experiences you’ll never forget. Watch wild horses run free on our beaches as they have for 400 years, or get a new view of the coast from atop a lighthouse or ferry. Stroll the streets of an 18th-century settlement, visit America’s largest home at Biltmore, or find décor for your own in the Furniture Capital. Here too, you’ll see places where characters came to life, from real-life pirate hideouts and music halls, to spots featured in blockbuster movies and Emmy-winning TV shows.
Learn to ski or snowboard, visit museums and wineries, or plan an offseason trip to the beach.
Visit Biltmore, Battleship North Carolina and more than 35 state and national historic sites.
Travel 250 miles of America’s Favorite Drive for breathtaking views and mountain heritage.
See the sites featured in Iron Man 3, The Hunger Games, Homeland, One Tree Hill and more.
Shop handcrafted furnishings at bargain prices in the Hickory and High Point areas.
See our beaches by ferry or from atop Cape Hatteras and other coastal lighthouses.
Ride the 318-curve Dragon and more of the country’s most adventurous roads.
See places that inspired music greats such as The Avett Brothers, Earl Scruggs and James Taylor.
Step back in time in this 18th century Moravian settlement's museums, gardens and bakery.
Retrace the steps of Blackbeard and other pirates at coastal sites, museums and festivals.
Discover the Banker ponies that have roamed wild on our beaches for more than 400 years.
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.
From the Outer Banks through the Brunswick Islands, tours, museums and historic sites reveal North Carolina’s pirate history.
This area in the Great Smoky Mountains is home to 250 waterfalls, including the highest in the East and some that starred in Hollywood movies.
Bluegrass music traditions have rung out in our mountains for hundreds of years. Start mapping your journey with this sampling of settings.
The Blue Ridge Parkway spans 252 stunning miles in North Carolina, winding its way among mountain towns, national forests and historic sites.
If you're shopping for high-quality, name-brand home furnishings at bargain prices, look no further than the Hickory and High Point areas.
Get a close-up view of the wild horses that have roamed our beaches for 400 years on guided tours on the Outer Banks and Crystal Coast.
America's largest home is more than just a house. It's part museum, part vineyard, part botanical garden and part outdoor adventure.
Experience early American history in this Moravian settlement, where you can see craftsmen do historic trades and enjoy historic gardens.
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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.
This 40-minute drive takes you through one of the most scenic urban areas in the nation as it travels beside the tranquil Cape Fear River near the coast.
This 45-minute drive in the Great Smoky Mountains is often compared to the Blue Ridge Parkway because of its scenic natural landscapes.
Tucked between Interstate 77 to the west and Winston-Salem to the northeast, this day trip has much to offer beyond tastings and tours.
This daylong drive and ferry tour traces the coastline, exploring the maritime history of our sounds, barrier islands and coastal villages.
Visit pirate hideouts, skulk around the town Blackbeard called home, see where his sunken ship is submerged, and see where he met his violent end.
The Outer Banks and Crystal Coast attract visitors to enjoy historic lighthouses, charming fishing villages, abundant seafood and sunny shores.
It's easy to enjoy the real-life settings that inspire his bestselling novels, from charming coastal towns to quiet beaches and tidal rivers.
This two-hour drive in the Great Smoky Mountains is a great way to see waterfalls, rhododendron blooms and lush, beautiful forests.
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Take a wild horse tour at Corolla or Shackleford Banks to see the Banker ponies that have roamed our coast for more than 400 years.
Hickory and High Point have a long history in handcrafted home furnishings, which means great bargain shopping for high-quality furniture.
The Blue Ridge Heritage Area spans 11,000 square miles of scenic beauty and cultural charm in the mountains.
Visit Wilmington in February for one of the country's oldest traditional jazz festivals, with styles including early jazz, Dixieland, New Orleans and…
Hickory Furniture Mart in Hickory greets more than 500,000 shoppers annually
A herd of more than 100 wild horses roams Shackleford Banks on the Crystal Coast
The Blue Ridge Parkway stretches 252 miles in the North Carolina mountains. See more »
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on the Outer Banks is America's tallest lighthouse
Take a tour of the most decorated battleship of World War II in Wilmington
MerleFest in Wilkesboro honors the music of Doc and Merle Watson each April
George Vanderbilt created Biltmore, an 8,000-acre estate in Asheville, as a mountain escape. See more »
The Old Salem Pedestrian Bridge is one of only three covered bridges in North Carolina
The Hunger Games filmed in DuPont State Forest and around Asheville and Charlotte
Asheville's Grove Park Inn celebrated 100 years in 2013
Winkler Bakery at Old Salem still makes traditional Moravian cookies. See more »
The Dragon near Deals Gap is one of the top motorcycling roads in America
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Honoring the site of the March 15, 1781 Battle of Guilford Courthouse. Visitors can view informational outdoor exhibits…
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Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Visit the quaint village of Wanchese (on the south end of Roanoke Island) and watch fresh fish and seafood being packed…
Regions: Coast, Outer Banks & Currituck
Complete garden center.
Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
Former home (1926-94) of the famous Durham Bulls and film location for the movie “Bull Durham.” Now a Minor League…
Holden Beach Marina is a full service marina with approximately 300 dry boat slips and 15 wet slips. We have a parts…
Regions: Coast, Brunswick Islands
Located in the Old City Hall in historic downtown. Mission To bring arts to the people and people to the arts by…
Regions: Mountains, Asheville & the Foothills
Kepley’s Pinetop Farms, located at 845 Majolica Road in Salisbury, offers pick-your-own or already picked berries. The…
Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
Gifts, specialty foods, cards and clothing.
Regions: Coast, Albemarle & Pamlico Sounds
For handmade American crafts, visit Winterfire Craft Gallery in downtown Blowing Rock. Winterfire, a gallery as unique…
Regions: Mountains, High Country
Come to the oldest house in Columbus, built in 1894, and see the incredible array of antiques and collectibles that are…
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