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Top things to do in North Carolina

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Blue Ridge Parkway (Asheville)
This 469-mile scenic drive links Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, while... more
Biltmore Estate (Asheville)
George Vanderbilt's historic country estate in Asheville, NC; Biltmore includes Biltmore... more
Dry Falls (Highlands)
Following paved walkways from the parking area, you can walk directly underneath the tumbling... more
As you walk the decks of the NORTH CAROLINA, imagine yourself in the South Pacific during WWII... more
The Southeast's largest natural history museum features dinosaurs, whale skeletons, live animals,... more
Highlands Aerial Park (Scaly Mountain)
Highlands Aerial Park is one of the few ziplines designed for all ages. We offer three zipline tours... more
The nation's tallest lighthouse was moved to a different location to preserve it.
Journey through history with one of the most influential voices of the 20th century. Learn more... more
Cherohala Skyway (Robbinsville)
This scenic 36-mile road stretches from the mountains of North Carolina into the Tennessee... more
Western North Carolina is a dream vacation destination and we take advantage of everything WNC has... more
Two of the highest sand dunes on the East Coast are located here, providing excellent take-off... more
One of the leading art museums in the American South, the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA)... more
Park where visitors can see a replica of the Wright Brothers' plane and receive an entertaining... more
This forest covers more than 10,000 acres from Hendersonville to Brevard, North Carolina.
The adjacent Mountain Farm Museum contains a fascinating collection of log structures including a... more
Located on Duke University's West Campus, Duke Chapel is as magnificent in structure as it is rich... more
Grandfather Mountain’s pristine scenery and sweeping vistas rejuvenate mind and spirit. At an... more
Pisgah National Forest (Pisgah Forest)
A park within easy driving distance from Hendersonville that offers hiking, camping and fishing.
The Museum of Life and Science is one of North Carolina’s top attractions. Situated on 84-acres, our... more
Chimney Rock State Park (Chimney Rock)
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park is an international outdoor destination in the Blue Ridge... more
Whiteside Mountain (Highlands)
Expert rock climbers are attracted to Whiteside Mountain, which offers some of the highest cliffs in... more