North Carolina Attractions
North Carolina attractions offer visitors a wide selection to choose from. There are many top notch golf courses to try, as well as many beautiful miles of beaches to explore. Cultural events and professional sports are also available in North Carolina, so check out what there is to see in the area you are going to visit before you plan your trip.
- Biltmore. The Biltmore is the largest home in the U.S. at an unreal 175,000 square feet in size. It took six years for owner and billionaire George Vanderbilt to build this North Carolina palace, with construction finally coming to an end in 1895. Tours of the estate are year-round, and there is also wine tasting available at the estate vineyard. Biltmore: 1 Lodge Street, Asheville, NC.
- Appalachian Trail. You won’t be able to cover much of this 2,181 mile trail, but it is still worth the visit to see the sights. There are many hikes available to choose from, so make sure to book one in advance. Some hikes are more difficult than others, so choose one that you are sure everyone in your party can handle. Appalachian Trail: 22 S. Pack Sq., Asheville, NC.
- Battleship North Carolina. If you like naval vessels, this ship is a must-see attraction when you are touring through North Carolina. The ship was commissioned in 1941 and was one of the finest in the U.S. World War II fleet. Because the battleship is a memorial, it is open for the public to tour 365 days out of the year. Battleship North Carolina: #1 Battleship Rd., Wilmington, NC.
- NASCAR Hall of Fame. Race fans will love this newly opened museum which includes over 40,000 square feet of exhibits. Wander through four different floors of this attraction while learning about the sport and the drivers that made it so popular. There is even an in-house theater that runs a history of the sport on screen. NASCAR Hall of Fame: 400 E. Martin Luther King Blvd.,Charlotte, NC.
- Carowinds. This North Carolina amusement and water park is a fun attraction for all ages. Carowinds has many rides to try, including the Carolina Cyclone rollercoaster. If you are visiting in the month of October, Carowinds transforms into Scarowinds and gets tricked out for Halloween. Carowinds: 14523 Carowinds Blvd., Charlotte, NC.