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Popular Attractions in North Carolina

If you're a first time visitor to North Carolina, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but it may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about attractions in North Carolina.


What are some good attractions in North Carolina?

Here are some of the most recommended attractions in North Carolina.

Biltmore Estate
1 Approach Road Asheville, NC +1 (828) 225-6776
Wicked Weed Brewing
91 Biltmore Ave Asheville, NC
BILTMORE HOUSE
Biltmore Ave Buncombe County, NC
Highland Brewing Company
12 Old Charlotte Hwy Asheville, NC
Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center
195 Hemphill Knob Rd Asheville, NC (828) 298-5330
Halcyon Flavors From the Earth
500 S Tryon St Charlotte, NC (704) 910-0865
U.S. National Whitewater Center
5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy Charlotte, NC (704) 391-3900
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
426 Anderson St Durham, NC
Duke University
100 PO Box Durham, NC
Asheville
Anywhere! Asheville, NC (828) 251-1122
Ocracoke Island
Hyde County, NC
Discovery Place
301 North Tryon Street Charlotte, NC (704) 372-6261
French Broad Brewery
101 Fairview Rd Buncombe County, NC (828) 277-0222
Greensboro Science Center
4301 Lawndale Dr Greensboro, NC (336) 288-3769
Wedge Brewing Company
125 Roberts St Asheville, NC

Here's what Trippy members had to say about attractions:

"I have always wanted to visit the Biltmore Estate in Ashville (and have never been able to do so)."  See More

"By far my favorite of the 20 we tried were Wicked Weed Brewing or Burial Beer Co!"  See More

"As you continue further south (mind you, this is a slow road very winding for multiple days), you'll end at Waynesboro (Virginia), where you'll quickly pick up and continue on the Blue Ridge Parkway - North Entrance e and continue down that for a day or two, passing through Asheville to of course check out one of the largest homes in the world, the Vanderbilt mansion BILTMORE HOUSE."  See More

"Some other great breweries: Green Man, Highland Brewing Company, and French Broad Brewery."  See More

"You could also start in Cherokee at the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and take the Blue Ridge Parkway up  to Grandfather Mountain and on up to the Virginia boarder."  See More

"My favorites are Halcyon Flavors From the Earth (Uptown) -- a great farm-to-table experience."  See More

"For outdoors, the US National Whitewater Center and Freedom Park are excellent choices."  See More

"Sarah P Duke Gardens - it may be a bit off season but still beautiful."  See More

"You might also want to check out nearby Durham (North Carolina) where Duke University offers lots of cultural programs, many of them free."  See More

"I agree that Asheville is a very interesting town."  See More

"You can also visit the Wright Brothers National Memorial You can take a car ferry from Hatteras to Ocracoke Island (free) and then there is a ferry (which requires payment) to get to Cedar Island Down at Kure Beach there is a state park and museum if any of you are interested in the Civil War."  See More

"Check out the EpiCentre, Discovery Place, Anheuser Busch Dandelion Market, and so much more right there!"  See More

"You might stop at the Children's Museum of Richmond and also Greensboro has the Rockin' Jump Greensboro and the Greensboro Science Center (which has a zoo, and aquarium)."  See More

"Love the organic porter draft at the Wedge Brewing Company!"  See More

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  1. Biltmore Estate
  2. Wicked Weed Brewing
  3. BILTMORE HOUSE
  4. Highland Brewing Company
  5. Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center
  6. Halcyon Flavors From the Earth
  7. U.S. National Whitewater Center
  8. Sarah P. Duke Gardens
  9. Duke University
  10. Asheville
  11. Ocracoke Island
  12. Discovery Place
  13. French Broad Brewery
  14. Greensboro Science Center
  15. Wedge Brewing Company
Where can I find out more about North Carolina?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about North Carolina.

If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.

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