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The International Civil Rights Center & Museum
The International Civil Rights Center & Museum Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Greensboro, NC
Museum in Greensboro, NC USA

This must-see vital piece of history takes you on a journey into American civil rights history with vivid photography, artifacts, video reenactments and interactive galleries. Located in the former F.W. Woolworth retail store at 134 S. Elm St., this must-see vital piece of history takes you on a journey into American civil rights history with vivid photography, artifacts, video reenactments and interactive galleries.


Wet N' Wild Emerald Pointe Water Park
Wet N' Wild Emerald Pointe Water Park Top Attraction!
Scenic in Greensboro, NC USA

Largest Water Park in the Carolinas, rated in the top 10 across the U.S. with enclosed and drop slides, tube rides and activity pools for all ages and sizes. Two great children's areas and a drifting Lazee River complete the fun.

Greensboro Science Center
Greensboro Science Center Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Greensboro, NC
Science Museum in Greensboro, NC USA

Three great attractions in one location! Get ready to go wild at the Greensboro Science Center! As the only facility in North Carolina to feature and accredited aquarium, museum, and zoo all in one destination, GSC prides itself on hands-on educational and entertaining experiences.

Wright Brothers National Memorial
Wright Brothers National Memorial Top Attraction!
National Park in Kill Devil Hills, NC USA

National Park The first successful sustained powered flights in a heavier-than-air machine were made here by Wilbur and Orville Wright on December 17, 1903.

Wet'n Wild
Wet'n Wild Top Attraction!
Theme Park in Greensboro, NC USA

Largest Water Park in the Carolinas, rated in the top 10 across the U.S with enclosed slides, drop slides, tube rides and activity pools which provide thrills for all ages and sizes. Two great children's areas and a drifting Lazee River complete the fun. Dr.


Sylvan Heights Bird Park
Sylvan Heights Bird Park Top Attraction!
Zoo in Scotland Neck, NC USA

Meet more than 2,000 birds from around the world! See birds in a whole new way at Sylvan Heights Bird Park! Feed a flamingo or be a perch for a parakeet in the Landing Zone.

Imperial Centre For Arts And Sciences
Imperial Centre For Arts And Sciences Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Raleigh, NC
Science Museum in Rocky Mount, NC USA

THE IMPERIAL CENTER FOR THE ARTS AND SCIENCES a true cultural complex is located in both newly constructed and rehabilitated historic tobacco factory buildings with cover a downtown city block. It houses the art center and children's museum and science center.

Cape Lookout National Seashore
Cape Lookout National Seashore Top Attraction!
National Park in Harkers Island, NC USA

National Seashore The seashore is a 56 mile long section of the Outer Banks of North Carolina running from Ocracoke Inlet on the northeast to Beaufort Inlet on the southeast.

Birthplace of Pepsi Cola
Birthplace of Pepsi Cola Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in New Bern, NC
Historic Site in New Bern, NC USA

Today you can relax and enjoy a Pepsi Cola at the recreated soda fountain and purchase a souvenir. On this spot in his pharmacy, Caleb Bradham invented "Brad's Drink, which later he patented as Pepsi Cola. Today you can relax and enjoy a Pepsi Cola at the recreated soda fountain and purchase a souvenir.


Christmas Town Usa
Christmas Town Usa Top Attraction!
Tour in McAdenville, NC USA

Each December, hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights turn this small mill town into a spectacular holiday display. Visitors stroll down Main Street surrounded by the sights and sounds of Christmas.

New Bern Trolley Tours
New Bern Trolley Tours Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in New Bern, NC
Tour in New Bern, NC USA

Discover three centuries of history and architectural beauty in a 90-minute trolley car tour of historic New Bern. Professional guides will recount the fascinating details of this former royal capital of North Carolina.

Tobacco Farm Life Museum
Tobacco Farm Life Museum Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Raleigh, NC
Museum in Kenly, NC USA

Museum displays of farm life include, a hands-on Children's exhibit, household goods, musical instruments, clothing and agricultural tools. Also tour a restored farmstead, with main house, detached kitchen, smoke house, tobacco barn and pack house.

Old Salem Museums & Gardens
Old Salem Museums & Gardens Top Attraction!
Museum in Winston-Salem, NC USA

Old Salem is America's most comprehensive history attraction. Our museums: the Historic Town of Salem and MESDA, along with heirloom gardens, engage visitors in an educational & memorable experience about those who lived & worked in the early South.

Appalachian National Scenic Trail
Appalachian National Scenic Trail Top Attraction!
National Park in State of North Carolina, NC USA

National Scenic Trail The Appalachian National Scenic Trail is a 2,174-mile footpath along the ridgecrests and across the major valleys of the Appalachian Mountains from Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in northern Georgia.

Andy Griffith Museum
Andy Griffith Museum things to do on a rainy day in North Carolina
Museum in MONUT AIRY, NC USA

The largest collection of Andy Griffith memorabilia. The Andy Griffith Museum's collection includes many items from "The Andy Griffith Show" as well as items from his entire life and career. The collection also includes items donated from other cast members.

Asheville Outdoor Center     family fun center
Asheville Outdoor Center family fun center
Scenic in Asheville, NC USA

calm water float trips & Gem Mining Family friendly A.O.C offers calm water river trips in Asheville, NC through the Famed and Fabled Biltmore Estate Property. Our self guided float trips are easy, fun, and relaxing river trips in a canoe, a kayak, or raft.

Aurora Fossil Museum
Aurora Fossil Museum things to do on a rainy day in North Carolina
Museum in Aurora, NC USA

Science museum with hands-on fossil digging Visit, Explore, Learn, Discover! Visit the Aurora Fossil Museum to learn about life in the past! Our museum offers a variety of fossil exhibits showcasing the ancient marine life that once thrived in the area.

Battleship North Carolina
Battleship North Carolina things to do on a rainy day in Wilmington, NC
Historic Site in Wilmington, NC USA

One of the most decorated ships of World War II As you walk the decks of the NORTH CAROLINA, imagine yourself at sea in 1942 searching the sky for enemy aircraft, anticipating what may happen next. Discover how this heroic Ship and brave crew fought in every major naval offensive in the Pacific of WWII.

Beaufort Historic Site
Beaufort Historic Site things to do on a rainy day in North Carolina
Historic Site in Beaufort, NC USA

2 acre historic site offering tours of houses and buildings The Beaufort Historic Site is situated on two acres at the center of Beaufort's National Registered Historic District.

Billy Graham Library
Billy Graham Library things to do on a rainy day in Charlotte, NC
Museum in Charlotte, NC USA

The 40,000-square-foot Billy Graham Library has drawn more than one million visitors from all 50 states and over 80 countries since its 2007 opening.

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