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.

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Eno River State Park

Eno River State Park—like its namesake—flows near urban areas of Durham and Orange counties with five scattered access areas, each just minutes from Durham and Chapel Hill.

6101 Cole Mill Road, Durham, NC 27705

Fort Fisher State Recreation Area

Fort Fisher State Recreation Area offers visitors the opportunity to alternate between nearly six miles of pristine beach and trails through salt marsh brimming with wildlife.

1000 Loggerhead Road, Kure Beach, NC 28449

Fort Macon State Park

A park with multiple personalities, featuring a perfectly restored Civil War-era fort, museum-quality coastal education center and unspoiled shoreline for swimming, surf fishing and beachcombing.

2303 E. Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

Gorges State Park

Backcountry-style recreation is a hallmark of Gorges State Park with distance hiking, backpack camping, trout fishing, mountain biking and horseback riding all available.

976 Grassy Ridge Road, Sapphire, NC 28774

Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum

A regional history museum that tells the story of thousands of shipwrecks that dot the North Carolina coast.

59200 Museum Drive, Hatteras, NC 27943