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North Carolina State MapThe Great Smoky Mountains in southwestern North Carolina are one of the country's top natural destinations, and visitors can enjoy 250 miles of the world-famous Blue Ridge Parkway winding through North Carolina's mountains.



Explore the MOUNTAINS Region.
Tour the PIEDMONT Region.
Wander along the COASTAL Region.


Explore North Carolina

1812 Hitching Post

The 1812 Hitching Post was the birthplace of four-term N. C. Lieutenant Governor W. D. Turner in 1865 and was also owned by North Carolina Senator Columbus Vance Henkel in the early to mid-1900'

Turnersburg, NC Historic Homes

Lost Cove Naturalist

Specializing in wilderness adventures, backpacking, primitive technology and naturalist education. We offer programs in primitive technology, how to make fire by friction, wilderness quickie and long term survival shelters, wild edible & medicinal plants, & backpacking "101:

Linville, NC Hiking

Currituck County Historic Jail

Next to the Currituck County Courthouse sits the original Currituck Jail. This jail was built after receiving legislative permission in 1767, burned down in 1808, then was rebuilt in 1857 and is one of the four oldest jails in North Carolina. The jail is a Jacobean brick building 32' X 20'

Currituck, NC Pioneer History

Historic Murfreesboro

Twelve-block historic district, listed on National Register of Historic Places. Murfreesboro has significant properties dating to the 1700

Murfreesboro, NC Museums

Carolina Artist Studio Gallery

Carolina Artist Studio Gallery is a a 501(c)3 non-profit cooperative gallery located at the corner of 8th and Evans Streets near the Morehead City waterfront. The gallery's mission is to promote art education and appreciation.

Morehead City, NC Art Galleries

Carolina Model Railroaders

Carolina Model Railroaders, Inc. (CMR) is Greensboro's oldest model railroad club. CMR has served the Triad with over 34

Greensboro, NC Railroad History

Symmes Chapel - Pretty Place

The outdoor chapel at the YMCA Camp Greenville, called "Pretty Place," offers a breathtaking view from the top of Standing Stone Mountain. More than 100 couples are married each year at this chapel, which is closed to the public during weddings and camp functions.

Cedar Mountain, NC Weddings

Historic Trivette Clinic Ghost Tours

This is the only hospital ever built in North Iredell. It was in operation from 1932 - 1938, and was a full service facility. Following the founder\'

Hamptonville, NC Ghost Tours



Fontana Lake Boating

If you're towing your own boat, TVA has several public access areas; two are close to Bryson City. The Old 288 ramp is west of town; turn off Everett Street next to the Family Dollar Store and continue several miles staying next to the Tuckasegee River. The Lemons Branch ramp is west of town;

, NC Boating

Holston Presbytery Camp & Retreat Center

Holston Presbytery Camp & Retreat Center offers year-round retreat facilities and a summer camp program. Located on 152 acres of mountains, we can host groups of up to 130 people. Our Buffet Style "All You Can Eat"

Banner Elk, NC Retreats