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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.

Tryon Palace
Tryon Palace Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in New Bern, NC
Museum in New Bern, NC USA

At Tryon Palace and the North Carolina History Center, you can participate in a living history like no other รน one that uniquely blends cutting-edge technology with the events, experiences and tools of centuries past. The best investment in your family's future is a visit to the past. At Tryon Palace, you can participate in a living history like no other - one that uniquely blends cutting-edge technology with the events, experiences and tools of centuries past.

Greensboro Children's Museum
Greensboro Children's Museum Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Greensboro, NC
Museum in Greensboro, NC USA

The Museum is a hands-on, interactive museum for children (from infancy to 10 yrs.) and their families. The Museum is a hands-on, interactive museum for children (from infancy to 13 yrs.) and their families. Visitors learn while they imagine, touch, create & play in the museum's educational, Edible Schoolyard and the brand new Neptune XXL Climber.

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.

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

Three great attractions in one location! Get eye-to-eye with tigers, meerkats, monkeys and more in Animal Discovery. Roam through the Dinosaur Gallery, attend interactive shows and play in Kid's Alley in the museum.

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.

Ava Gardner Museum
Ava Gardner Museum Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Raleigh, NC
Museum in Smithfield, NC USA

The Ava Gardner Museum is home to an incredible collection of scripts, photos, costumes, and personal belongings of screen legend Ava Gardner. Born on Christmas Eve, 1922, seven miles east of Smithfield, Ava starred in more than 59 motion pictures.

New Bern Firemens Museum
New Bern Firemens Museum Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in New Bern, NC
Museum in New Bern, NC USA

The Firemen's Museum houses steam pumpers and an extensive collection of early fire-fighting equipment along with rare photographs, Civil War relics, and even the mounted head of a faithful old fire-horse named Fred, who died while answering an alarm.

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.

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.

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