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Go wild at the North Carolina Zoo, coastal aquariums and other animal attractions.
Play a round at Albemarle Plantation or one of our many other nationally recognized courses.
Drive roads that double as destinations from the Cherohala Skyway to the Outer Banks Byway.
Discover Chimney Rock, Lake Lure and other outdoor sights as well as the quirky charm of this region’s arts, dining and craft breweries.
An area rich in history, this region also is home to furniture and pottery making, a barbecue battleground and Yadkin Valley wineries.
These south-facing beaches are home to America’s Coolest Small Town, Cape Lookout National Seashore and the nation’s best wreck diving.
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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.
Stroll gardens, take a road trip to the beach or mountains and explore the season’s festivals.
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.
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.
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.
The Blue Ridge Parkway spans 252 stunning miles in North Carolina, winding its way among mountain towns, national forests and historic sites.
Bluegrass music traditions have rung out in our mountains for hundreds of years. Start mapping your journey with this sampling of settings.
From the Outer Banks through the Brunswick Islands, tours, museums and historic sites reveal North Carolina’s pirate history.
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.
If you're shopping for high-quality, name-brand home furnishings at bargain prices, look no further than the Hickory and High Point areas.
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.
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This 45-minute drive in the Great Smoky Mountains is often compared to the Blue Ridge Parkway because of its scenic natural landscapes.
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.
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.
The road to Panem starts in North Carolina, where the first movie based on the bestselling book trilogy was filmed.
Tucked between Interstate 77 to the west and Winston-Salem to the northeast, this day trip has much to offer beyond tastings and tours.
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 two-hour drive in the Great Smoky Mountains is a great way to see waterfalls, rhododendron blooms and lush, beautiful forests.
This daylong drive and ferry tour traces the coastline, exploring the maritime history of our sounds, barrier islands and coastal villages.
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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.
"Old Baldy" and Oak Island Lighthouse have guarded the coast for centuries. Today they offer striking views of the ocean and inlet waters.
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.
Visit Tryon Palace, Fort Anderson and other state historic sites featured on this hit Fox show that puts a modern twist on American history.
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on the Outer Banks is America's tallest lighthouse
MerleFest in Wilkesboro honors the music of Doc and Merle Watson each April
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 »
Take a tour of the most decorated battleship of World War II in Wilmington
The Dragon near Deals Gap is one of the top motorcycling roads in America
The Old Salem Pedestrian Bridge is one of only three covered bridges in North Carolina
Hickory Furniture Mart in Hickory greets more than 500,000 shoppers annually
Asheville's Grove Park Inn celebrated 100 years in 2013
The Blue Ridge Parkway stretches 252 miles in the North Carolina mountains. See more »
A herd of more than 100 wild horses roams Shackleford Banks on the Crystal Coast
Winkler Bakery at Old Salem still makes traditional Moravian cookies. See more »
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Once part of the original 30,000-acre Stagville Plantation, this 708-acre preserve now spans both sides of Jock Road…
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Shop. Dine. Explore. Reynolda Village is adjacent to Wake Forest University in the Historic Reynolda District and…
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Come to Downtown Brevard and discover our beautiful sculpture trail! All sculptures are by local artists and include…
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The High Country’s best destination Garden Center and specialty shop. We are stocked with hardy perennials, annuals,…
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A premier children’s specialty retailer featuring heirloom toys, finest children’s fashions and footwear. Featured…
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Wheels Through Time is the museum that runs! We have the world’s premier collection of rare American vintage…
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