North Carolina Places to Visit

North Carolina boasts nearly 100 state parks, museums, historic sites, aquariums and other attractions. Use the tool below to find places to visit by activity, theme, region or cost. As you check boxes on the right side of the screen, the places listed on the right will narrow to fit your criteria. Click on place's title to learn more.

Visit our things to do page for more information on all the wonderful things to do you'll find in the Tar Heel state.

Laurel Springs, N.C.

A base camp for exploration of the New River, a National Wild and Scenic River that winds through some of the best North Carolina mountain scenery.

Raleigh, N.C.

One of the South's premier art museums with major holdings in European paintings, Egyptian funerary art, sculpture and vase painting from ancient Greece and Rome, American art, Judaic art and international contemporary art.

Raleigh, N.C.

Forty-five acres of Piedmont prairie, forest, ponds, a stream and sustainable building features integrated with a wildlife-friendly landscape right in the hear of the Triangle.

Lillington, N.C.

Some of the best hiking along the Cape Fear River can be found at Raven Rock State Park, where visitors can also Lanier Falls, the Fish Traps rapids or the massive Raven Rock, an ageless landmark for river travelers.