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Get hands-on and interactive while touring exhibits dedicated to science, history, pirates, dinosaurs, flight and sports.
Ski, snowboard, ice skate, snow tube and sled at nearly a dozen mountain ski resorts and winter areas.
Choose a top-rated golf course on the North Carolina coast, where mild temperatures allow pleasant tee times year-round.
Travel down the Blue Ridge Parkway and you’ll find local charm and natural attractions, dozens of breweries, historic towns and festivals.
Take a stroll along beautiful beaches, enjoy shopping and dining, experience breathtaking sunsets and see why Wilmington was voted “Best American Riverfront.”
This region offers many opportunities for play, including golf courses, spas, military museums and indoor skydiving.
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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.
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Learn to ski or snowboard, visit museums and wineries, or plan an offseason trip to the beach.
Our 300 miles of pristine beaches offer coastal towns, outdoor adventure and breathtaking views.
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 The Longest Ride, Iron Man 3, The Hunger Games, Homeland, One Tree Hill and more.
Shop handcrafted furnishings in Hickory and High Point, find upscale fashion in Charlotte and Raleigh, and catch deals at outlet malls across the state.
See our beaches by ferry or from atop Cape Hatteras and other coastal lighthouses.
From the Outer Banks through the Brunswick Islands, tours, museums and historic sites reveal North Carolina’s pirate history.
Kids grow up fast, and the memories they and their parents hold dear often come from family trips. Here’s a list of things to do they’ll never forget.
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.
If you're shopping for high-quality, name-brand home furnishings at bargain prices, look no further than the Hickory and High Point areas.
Bluegrass music traditions have rung out in our mountains for hundreds of years. Start mapping your journey with this sampling of settings.
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.
Experience early American history in this Moravian settlement, where you can see craftsmen do historic trades and enjoy historic gardens.
America's largest home is more than just a house. It's part museum, part vineyard, part botanical garden and part outdoor adventure.
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.
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This two-hour drive in the Great Smoky Mountains is a great way to see waterfalls, rhododendron blooms and lush, beautiful forests.
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.
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 daylong drive and ferry tour traces the coastline, exploring the maritime history of our sounds, barrier islands and coastal villages.
This 45-minute drive in the Great Smoky Mountains is often compared to the Blue Ridge Parkway because of its scenic natural landscapes.
The road to Panem starts in North Carolina, where the first movie based on the bestselling book trilogy was filmed.
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 Outer Banks and Crystal Coast attract visitors to enjoy historic lighthouses, maritime history, charming fishing villages and sunny shores.
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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on the Outer Banks is America's tallest lighthouse
The Dragon near Deals Gap is one of the top motorcycling roads in America
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 »
Take a tour of the most decorated battleship of World War II in Wilmington. See more »
The Hunger Games filmed in DuPont State Forest and around Asheville and Charlotte
George Vanderbilt created Biltmore, an 8,000-acre estate in Asheville, as a mountain escape. See more »
Asheville's Grove Park Inn celebrated 100 years in 2013
Hickory Furniture Mart in Hickory greets more than 500,000 shoppers annually
MerleFest in Wilkesboro honors the music of Doc and Merle Watson each April
The Old Salem Pedestrian Bridge is one of only three covered bridges in North Carolina
Winkler Bakery at Old Salem still makes traditional Moravian cookies. See more »
Banjo lovers from all over the world gathered to celebrate a bluegrass legend at the January 2014 opening of The Earl Scruggs Center in Shelby.
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.
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…
Step back in time during holiday celebrations at Old Salem and Reynolda House, or take a tour through the Festival of Lights at Tanglewood Park.
From above the clouds to below the surface, take a journey through the many layers of North Carolina beauty.
Visit Tryon Palace, Fort Anderson and other state historic sites featured on this hit Fox show that puts a modern twist on American history.
"Old Baldy" and Oak Island Lighthouse have guarded the coast for centuries. Today they offer striking views of the ocean and inlet waters.
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Walk in humidor. Cigarettes, tobacco, tobacco accessories, fireworks, souvenirs, t-shirts, NFL items. Full convenience…
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Regions: Coast, Outer Banks & Currituck
The Blount-Bridgers House is a Federal style plantation house built c. 1808 by Thomas Blount, a prominent Edgecombe…
Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
We offer in-depth, personally guided eco-tours to one of the most beautiful and remote parts of the Great Smoky…
Regions: Mountains, Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
Established in 1987 to collect, preserve and display items of historical significance, the collection includes railroad…
Region: Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
A paradise for the baseball/softball player, the 220-acre multiuse park consists of four-field, lighted softball…
Extensive grounds (over 8 acres) with unusual and exotic shrubs, trees & plants. Call to ask about walking/nature…
Regions: Mountains, Asheville & the Foothills
On the National Register of Historic Places, this old-fashioned general store has been in operation since 1890. …
Region: Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Located at the Levine Center for the Arts, The Gantt Center is Charlotte’s destination for African-American art,…
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Located on NC’s Southern Outer Banks on the Crystal Coast in Emerald Isle.
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Former Lucky Strike cigarette factory and former headquarters of American Tobacco Company transformed into a one…
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