Area Attractions

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Beaufort Historic Site

Beaufort, NC – Located on NC’s Southern Outer Banks on the Crystal Coast. Preservation efforts have kept Old Beaufort much as it was when the town incorporated in 1722. Tour beautifully restored historic homes interpreted in period style, the old jail, the oldest wood-framed courthouse in the state, an apothecary shop, and the Old Burying Ground.

Battleship North Carolina

Wilmington, NC – The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is preserved in all her glory just as she was in World War II. Discover how this heroic Ship and brave crew fought in every major naval offensive in the Pacific of WWII.

Outer Banks, North Carolina

Manteo, NC – This popular National Seashore preserves and protects 75 miles of North Carolina’s Outer Banks and includes the area of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse as well as visitor centers at Kitty Hawk, Kill Devils Hills, Buxton, Bodie Island and Ocracoke Island.

IN TOWN

Greensboro Visitors Center
Greensboro, NC – With a great selection of 135 attractions, the fun never ends in Greensboro! Centrally located in North Carolina’s picturesque heartland, Greensboro is the perfect place to relax and be immersed in entertainment. Play in the center of it all! Dine with a selection of more than 500 restaurants.

Greensboro’s Gardens
Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Beautiful has developed four distinct public gardens with the generous support of private contributions. While Greensboro’s gardens offer visual and sensory enjoyment, the impact goes beyond the surface of physical beauty. The gardens grow more than trees and flowers; they nurture strong communities by contributing to education, environmental conservation, health and recreation.

ACC Hall of Champions
Greensboro, NC – The Atlantic Coast Conference Hall of Champions honors the past and present ACC coaches and athletes. The exciting, interactive Hall of Champions includes artifacts from games and players and photos of every athlete in the conference. From ACC Men’s and Women’s Basketball, ACC Baseball, to ACC Track & Field and beyond,

Greensboro Science Center – Zoo and Aquarium
Greensboro, NC – Explore, discover and experience the world of science, nature, animals and water at the Science Center! Get eye-to-eye unique animals in Animal Discovery Zoo. Roam through the Dinosaur Gallery, experience extreme weather, take a journey through the human body, attend interactive shows and play in the Kid’s Alley in the Museum. Watch amazing 3-D shows in the 40 foot dome OmniSphere Theater.

Bryan Park Golf and Enrichment Center
Browns Summit, NC
– Area park that offers two 18-hole championship golf courses, a golf practice and learning facility, a fully-stocked pro shop, a restaurant and lounge, tennis courts, horseshoe pits, picnic areas and soccer fields. Home of the Carolina Dynamo soccer team.

Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
Greensboro, NC – Honoring the site of the March 15, 1781 Battle of Guilford Courthouse. Visitors can view informational outdoor exhibits and monuments. Indoor activities include a 30-minute live-action film, an animated battle map program, and Revolutionary War museum exhibits. Free.

Greensboro Grasshoppers Baseball
Greensboro, NC
– Single-A affiliate of the Florida Marlins. Come have some “Hoppin Fun” for all from April through September.

Grandover Resort & Conference Center
Greensboro, NC
– Discover a picturesque resort nestled among 1,500 acres of hills covered with oak, pine and dogwood. This 18-hole course was designed by former US Open Champion David Graham. The course is very picturesque with varied, natural terrain. Driving range and practice putting green available.

Greensboro Historical Museum
Greensboro, NC –Here you can trace the rich history of this vibrant Southern city and the dramatic role it has played in writing the story of America, right up to the present day. You can’t miss the drama of the American Revolution, Underground Railroad and modern Civil Rights movement. And you won’t want to miss the heroism of First Lady Dolley Madison or United 93 flight attendant Sandy Bradshaw.

International Civil Rights Center & Museum
Greensboro, NC
– The International Civil Rights Center & Museum (ICRCM) is located in the heart of downtown Greensboro in the former F.W. Woolworth retail store—the historic site of the sit-in movement. On February 1, 1960, four freshmen from North Carolina A&T State University sat down at the “whites only” lunch counter and challenged the laws of segregation.

Replacements, Ltd.
Greensboro, NC – Replacements, Ltd. Greensboro, NC – The world’s largest retailer of old and new china, crystal, silver, and collectibles with more than 13 million pieces of inventory from more than 375,000 patterns. Tour patrons can inquire about patterns and shop the 12,000-square foot showroom and museum. Free tours every 30 minutes from 9:30am-6pm.

WITHIN 100 MILES

Old Salem Museums and Gardens
Winston-Salem, NC – Visitors to Old Salem Museums & Gardens experience authentic early-American history brought to life through storytelling, original buildings, hands-on activities, music and events as well as world class artifacts. The Historic Town of Salem and the Museun of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), along with award-winning heirloom gardens-engage visitors in a memorable, historical experience about those who lived and worked in the early South.

Vineyards & Wineries in North Carolina | NC Wineries & Vineyards
Whether you prefer white or red, Merlot or Muscadine, North Carolina’s wineries and vineyards will have the perfect pairing for your taste buds. Come explore the scenic beauty of our wine country, taste the fruits of our vineyards, and stay for a picnic or perhaps some live music. From the mountains to the coast to the vast Yadkin Valley, NC has a wine experience that will keep you coming back.

North Carolina Zoo
Asheboro, NC – Go wild at the North Carolina Zoo, a dazzling natural habitat park with 1,600 North American and African animals; 53,000 plants from two continents; a huge collection of public art; five miles of walking trails; and the opportunity for you to connect your life to wildlife!

Richard Petty Museum
Randleman, NC – Race into this museum showcasing the career of the King of NASCAR and his family from the early “dirt” days to the present. Cars, trophies and awards honoring the 7-Time Winston-Cup Series Champion and NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee are showcased throughout.

Charlotte Motor Speedway
Concord, NC – Charlotte Motor Speedway is a mecca of motorsports. In addition to hosting two NASCAR Sprint Cup races and two NASCAR Nationwide Series races each year. The Sprint Cup Gift Shop offers guided tours of the speedway including a high-speed lap around the 1.5-mile banked oval.

NASCAR Hall of Fame
Charlotte, NC – Located in Uptown Charlotte, the 150,000-square-foot NASCAR Hall of Fame is an interactive, entertainment attraction honoring the history and heritage of NASCAR. The high-tech venue, includes artifacts, interactive exhibits, 278-person state-of-the-art theater, Hall of Honor, Sports Avenue retail outlet and NASCAR Media Group-operated broadcast studio.

Concord Mills
Concord, NC – The #1 shopping entertainment destination of the Carolinas and one of the most popular visitor attractions in North Carolina.

Carowinds
Charlotte, NC – Carowinds Charlotte, NC
398-acre thrill park filled with so much fun and excitement! Features more than 50 rides, shows and attractions, including 13 world-class roller coasters.

Billy Graham Library
Charlotte, NC –Come journey through history with one of the most influential voices of the 20th century. Millions have been impacted by Billy Graham. Now many more can learn about him and be inspired by his message of God’s love. Through state-of-the-art multimedia exhibits, films and memorabilia, you can relive the historic moments of his life and that of his wife, Ruth Bell Graham.

North Carolina Transportation Museum
Spencer, NC – Located on the site of what was once the Southern Railway Company’s largest steam locomotive repair facility. Visit antique automobiles at “Bumper to Bumper” and trace the history of transportation in “Wagons, Wheels & Wings.” Experience days of the working railroad repair shop in the restored 1924 Robert Julian roundhouse.

Historic Downtown Mount Airy – “Mayberry”
Mount Airy, NC -Enjoy the attractions in downtown Mount Airy: the “Andy & Opie” TV Land Landmark Statue; take a tour through town in a vintage 1962 squad car replica – the Andy Griffith Playhouse is where Andy Griffith attended elementary school and where he performed in the 1930s and 1940s – the Old City – enjoy a pork chop sandwich at Snappy Lunch – visit Floyd’s Barber Shop and Wally’s Service Station and The Mayberry Courthouse and Emmit’s Fix It Shop!

Town of Seagrove
Seagrove, NC– Visit Seagrove, the largest community of potters with the longest continual history of pottery making in the United States. The ceramic history of the area began with the abundant and diverse natural clay deposits found in the area. Native Americans were first to discover this resource and used it for both functional and ceremonial objects.

82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum
Fort Bragg, NC –The museum houses the history of the 82nd Airborne Division from 1917 to the present and features photographic exhibits, static displays, artifacts, a film and gift shop. Open to visitors Tuesday through Saturday.

Airborne & Special Operations Museum
Fayetteville, NC –The museum explores the history of the US Army and Special Operations units from 1940 to the present through dramatic exhibits of uniforms, equipment and personal items. Special attractions include an exclusive movie and motion simulator.

Averasboro Civil War Battlefield Museum & Chicora Cemetery
Dunn, NC – Averasboro Civil War Battlefield Museum & Chicora … the prelude to Bentonville. The museum outlines the conflict events of March 1865 military action, the prelude to Bentonville. The museum contains artifacts from the battle found on the battlefield.

Tanger Outlet Center – Mebane
Mebane, NC – More than 75 brand name outlets for such favorite stores as Coach, J. Crew, Ralph Lauren, Banana Republic, Guess and more.

MOUNTAINS

Biltmore
Asheville, NC – America’s largest privately owned home, the Biltmore House is nestled among 8,000 acres in the mountains near Asheville. George Vanderbilt, son of industrialist and philanthropist Cornelius Vanderbilt, saw his 250-room French-Renaissance chateau completed in 1895. This National Historic Landmark is among the country’s most visited historic residences with shops, a four-star hotel, lush gardens, serene walking trails and an award-winning winery.

Blue Ridge Parkway
Asheville, NC – The Blue Ridge Parkway, nicknamed “America’s Favorite Drive,” is a 469-mile scenic route connecting the Great Smoky Mountains and Shenandoah National Parks. North Carolina is home to 252 miles of Parkway, which meander through two national forests and offer campgrounds, picnic areas, lodges, restaurants and countless scenic overlooks.

Tweetsie Railroad
Blowing Rock, NC – Even in today’s high-tech world, there’s still a place for old-fashioned fun. That place is Tweetsie Railroad. As the Carolina’s original family theme park, Tweetsie Railroad is a unique attraction that allows children and families to explore their imaginations and a whole lot more.

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
Chimney Rock, NC – Enjoy an incredible trip in our newly-renovated elevator up to the 315-foot Chimney Rock and see amazing 75-mile views of Hickory Nut Gorge, Lake Lure and the Carolina Piedmont. With several unique hiking trails, Great Woodland Adventure trail with 12 discovery stations along the way to the more adventurous Four Seasons trail which climbs more than 400 feet. Be sure to hike the Hickory Nut Falls trail, the reward is the 404 foot falls, one of the highest waterfalls in the East. Chimney Rock also offers guided rock climbing lessons for beginner to advanced climbers.

Nearby Campgrounds

Hagan-Stone Park
Pleasant Garden, NC – Consists of 409 acres of natural area with hiking/biking trails, lakes, kayak rentals (seasonal), woods and various open areas and playgrounds. Camp Joy’s seasonal swimming pool is located 1/4 mile from campground. Camping facilities include RV/trailer with water and electrical hook-ups and group and tent sites.

Hanging Rock State Park
Danbury, NC – A 6,968-acre state park with more than 18 miles of maintained trails leading to vistas, waterfalls, sparkling streams,12-acre lake and National Register of Historic Places, Civilian Conservation Corps facilities. Hanging Rock State Park encompasses the highest peaks of the Sauratown Mountains, an ancient range named for the Saura Indians. Campgrounds and cabins, picnic areas, fishing, seasonal swimming and boat rentals, observation tower and climbing by permit.

NCparks.gov
The N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation operates eight recreation areas on the lake: Crosswinds Campground, Ebenezer Church, Parkers Creek, Poplar Point, Seaforth, Vista Point, Robeson Creek and New Hope Overlook. Whether you’re looking for fun in the sun or an evening under the stars, Jordan Lake offers it all.