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.
A celebration of the first English settlement in America, including a hands-on historic site with a kid-friendly museum, 16th century replica ship and American Indian town.
Singletary Lake State Park welcomes groups to enjoy camping and environmental education in the unique Carolina bay lakes region and Bladen Lakes State Forest. Advance arrangements must be made before visiting.
The prototypical Antebellum plantation, and of the state's largest before the Civil War.
One of the state’s most rugged areas, featuring elevations to 3,000 feet, an 80-foot waterfall, mountain streams and more than 40 miles of trails.
A museum that focused on exhibiting the work of contemporary artists from across the South, nation and world.
A gateway to exploring a wide range of historically significant archival materials relating to North Carolina.
A National Historic Landmark. prime example of Greek Revival architecture and the home to all of state government for decades.
The massive granite dome at Stone Mountain State Park keeps watch this park where visitors can nearly every type of outdoor activity available in North Carolina.
The childhood home of one of North Carolina’s most famous writers, and the setting of his best-known novel.
An archaeological site focusing on early Native American culture.
Historic homes and gardens crowned by a grand palace, all at North Carolina’s first state capitol.
A regional archives and research library focused on historical and evidential materials relating to western North Carolina.
A unique window onto the longleaf pine forests that once covered millions of acres across the Southeast and home to the state's oldest longleaf pine.
Thousands of acres of natural space for hiking, fishing, horseback riding and biking in the heart of one of North Carolina's largest metropolitan regions.