The Moravians saw something special when they settled this region of central North Carolina in the 1750s. There’s even more to explore here today, from the “Furniture Capital of the World” and the nation’s largest pottery community to our state’s most well-known wine region, Andy Griffith’s home, luxury lodging and the nation's largest natural-habitat zoo.

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  • North Carolina Zoo
  • Old Salem Museums & Gardens
  • Mount Airy “Mayberry”
  • Yadkin Valley Wineries
  • Seagrove Pottery
  • Furnitureland South

Weather

Winter 51°
Spring 70°
Summer 86°
Fall 70°
  • Art and murals in a park in Winston-Salem during daytimeArtivity on the Green in Winston-Salem
  • Wally's Service Station in Mount Airy, the inspiration for Mayberry in 'The Andy Griffith Show'
  • Kayakers at Lake Brandt in Greensboro at SunsetKayakers on Lake Brandt in Greensboro
  • Bar-B-Q Center in Lexington
  • Couple hiking on Hanging Rock Trail in Hanging Rock State Park with mountains in distance and sun in distanceHanging Rock State Park
  • People feeding giraffe from observation deck at zooNorth Carolina Zoo in Asheboro
  • Wood-covered bridge in Old Salem
  • JOLO Winery & Vineyards in Pilot Mountain
  • World's Largest Highboy Dresser at Furnitureland South with shrubs in foreground on sunny dayWorld's Largest Highboy Dresser in High Point, the 'Furniture Capital of the World'
  • Exterior of Magnolia House Motel with signs and tree in front yearHistoric Magnolia House, a 'Green Book' site in Greensboro

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