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Wright Brothers National Memorial<br /> www.nps.gov Wright Brothers National Memorial (U.S. National Park Service)
Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts<br /> www.thalianhall.com Thalian Hall is one of the most significant theatres in the United States and has been in almost continuous use since it first opened in 1858. The theatre has been under the management of Thalian Hall Center for The Performing Arts, Inc. (THCPA) since 1963. In addition to the historic Thalian Mall Main Stage, THCPA staff operates the City Council Chambers and Ballroom, and the Studio Theatre. THCPA operates the Center Box Office, co-ordinates the calendar and supervise the use of the facility Thalian Hall hosts more than 500 events each year including the Thalian Hall Main Attractions series, the Cinematique Film series, concert events, film festivals, musical theatre productions, children’s theatre productions, weddings and private meetings.
Tryon Palace<br /> www.tryonpalace.org Tryon Palace
Cameron Art Museum<br /> www.cameronartmuseum.org Louise Wells Cameron Art Museum located in beautiful Wilmington, North Carolina
Core Sound Waterfowl Museum<br /> coresound.com
Museum of the Marine<br /> www.museumofthemarine.org WHY A CAROLINA MUSEUM OF THE MARINE? “Why are you committed to building this museum?”“Aren’t you replicating The Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia?” These are among the most frequently asked questions we have fielded though the years. And here is the answer: Carolina Museum of the Marine will celebrate the rich and …
Airlie Gardens<br /> airliegardens.org A Century of Gardens by the Sea
Wild Horse Adventure Tours<br /> www.wildhorsetour.com Outer Banks Wild Horse Tours - Corolla, NC. Off-Road 4X4 beach driving safari to see the OBX Wild Horses. See the NC state horse AKA OBX wild Spanish mustang ponies
Battleship USS North Carolina<br /> www.battleshipnc.com The USS North Carolina Battleship, located in Wilmington NC, welcomes visitors to walk the deck of the battleship and discover one of America’s most historic ships.
Buckner Hill Plantation<br /> www.plantation.pair.com
Aurora Fossil Museum<br /> www.aurorafossilmuseum.com The Aurora Fossil Museum, founded in 1976, is a non-profit 501-c(3) fossil education resource center. Our mission is to increase knowledge of the geology and paleontology of the Coastal Plain of North Carolina. We accomplish this task through exhibits, outreach programs, field studies, and our annual Memorial Day weekend Fossil Festival.
North Carolina Maritime Museums<br /> www.ncmaritimemuseums.com
New Bern Fireman's Museum<br /> www.newbernfiremuseum.com Home - New Bern Firemen's Museum
Nags Head Dolphin Watch<br /> www.nagsheaddolphinwatch.com Outer Banks, North Carolina
North Carolina Aquariums<br /> www.ncaquariums.com Visit us today! On Roanoke Island in Manteo, at Pine Knoll Shores in Atlantic Beach, at Fort Fisher in Kure Beach or Jennettes Pier in Nags Head.
Frisco Native American Museum<br /> www.nativeamericanmuseum.org A non-profit educational foundation created for the purpose of preserving Native American artifacts, art, and culture.
Currituck Beach Lighthouse<br /> www.currituckbeachlight.com On December 1, 1875 the beacon of the Currituck Beach Lighthouse filled the remaining
Bodie Island Lighthouse<br /> www.nps.gov Requested Page Not Found (404)
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Cape Lookout Lighthouse<br /> www.carolinalights.com Quick Facts Present tower at Cape Lookout was built in 1859 It cost $45,000 to complete Height: 163 feet Today’s rotating 1,000-watt beacon flashes every 15 seconds 24 hours a day The towers …
Bald Head Island Lighthouse<br /> www.oldbaldy.org Old Baldy Lighthouse is North Carolina's,NC oldest standing lighthouse. We provide guided tours and special events for all visitors almost all year round. Old Baldy was built in 1817 by the US lighthouse Service.
Oak Island Lighthouse<br /> www.oakislandlighthouse.org Oak Island Lighthouse
Beaufort County Tourism<br /> www.co.beaufort.nc.us Beaufort County Government is here to help you explore our region's resources, opportunities, and recreation. Here in Beaufort County, we have a diverse group of programs to help you learn more and get involved with our community.
Camden County Tourism<br /> www.camdencountync.gov Points of Interest
Tyrell County Tourism<br /> www.visittyrrellcounty.com
Croatan National Forest<br /> www.fs.usda.gov National Forests in North Carolina - Croatan National Forest
Edenton Tourism<br /> www.visitedenton.com Edenton, on the North Carolina Inner Banks Albemarle Sound, was founded in 1712 and features 300 years of outstanding history. Come visit us.
Elizabeth City Tourism<br /> discoverelizabethcity.com Tourism for Elizabeth City, NC
Martin County Tourism<br /> www.visitmartincounty.com Visitor's Guide to Martin County, NC — Includes Lodging, Dining, Events and Popular Activities for Martin County, North Carolina
Duplin County Tourism<br /> uncorkduplin.com There are many wonderful places to explore in the Duplin County area. Please scroll down to see a full list by attraction, or click on each category link to view what's available. Wineries Museums Events Festivals Recreation Attractions
Halifax County Tourism<br /> www.visithalifax.com Official Roanoke Rapids NC and Halifax County North Carolina Convention & Visitors Bureau
Jones County Tourism<br /> www.jonescountync.gov We are a small county in eastern North Carolina - just a stone's throw from the beautiful Atlantic Coast and only a two-hour drive from the capital city of Raleigh and the bustling Research Triangle Park. Steeped in a farming tradition, we are hardworking, friendly people who care about our neighbors and will welcome you into our communities. We have lots of open space, fresh air, water, trees and rivers. We have only a few traffic lights in the entire county, and there is no traffic congestion.We have experienced local businessmen, an excellent community college, and helpful municipal and county government officials who want to work with you locating sites, providing necessary infrastructure, and training workers in whatever skills are needed by your company. We have good schools, attractive neighborhoods, and unlimited recreational opportunities for you and your family to enjoy.We hope you will take a few minutes to study our website and then come visit us. Jones County, North Carolina, is a good place to visit and to live.
Kinston Tourism<br /> www.visitkinston.com Kinston Is A Vacation Destination One trip just isn’t enough. That’s why families and history lovers continue to come back to Kinston and Lenoir County, NC for vacations full of fun, education and inspiration. Kinston offers an intriguing past, a vibrant present and an exciting future. Visit Kinston soon, and let us captivate you with our Southern charm. Civil War buffs can find plenty to explore in Kinston and Lenoir County as you visit the First Battle of Kinston and Battle of Wyse Fork battlefields. For nature lovers, Kinston is an ideal location with plenty of parks, waterways and recreational spaces. Fun Things To Do In Kinston, North Carolina From museums and historic homes to outdoor activities and sporting events, Kinston and Lenoir County offers something fun for everyone to enjoy. 1. Kinston-Lenoir County Visitors Center http://www.kinstonrec.com/visitors.html 191 E. New Bern Rd. at Hwy 70 & 258 Intersection Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Visitors Center is located on the historic battlefield of the First Battle of Kinston. Indoor and outdoor displays are representative of the Civil War. The site features a 50-seat auditorium with films showing Lenoir County as its current attraction and Kinston’s Civil War battle history. 2. First Battle of Kinston Battlefield Park http://www.historicalpreservationgroup.org Battlefield Memorial Site Directions: On U.S. 70, turn at King’s Restaurant and go one block. The site is at the corner of Meadowbrook and Harriet Drive Hours: Dawn until dusk Admission: Free 3. Harriet’s Chapel/Starr’s Battery Site Hwy 258 South, one quarter of a mile south of the intersection of U.S. 70 East and N.C. 258 South (1/4 of a mile from the Kinston-Lenoir County Visitor and Information Center) Hours: Dawn to dusk Contact: 252-522-0540 Admission: Free but donations appreciated The First Battle of Kinston took place in December 1862. It was part of Foster’s Raid and the far-reaching Union strategy to capture Richmond. Visit Kinston to learn the rest of the story. 5. Lions Adventure Water Park 2602 W. Vernon Ave. 252-939-1330 Hours: 11:30 - 5:30 Mondays-Sundays Open through Labor Day Weekend Admission: $9.95 for non-member (all day) Group rates available. This outdoor water park features a variety of activities that promise lots of fun for the family. Attractions include; zero entry 550 ft. lazy river, 32 ft. tower with 3 water slides, 5,000 ft. Leisure pool with water play areas, 1000sq. ft wellness pool and 8 lane 25 yd. competition pool. 6. Neuseway Park Planetarium, Health & Science Museum, Nature Center and Big Daddy Train http://www.neusewaypark.com 403 W. Caswell St. (West side of the Neuse River) (252-939-3302) 9:30 to 5 Tuesday-Friday Closed on Saturday 1pm to 5pm Sunday Admission FREE. Kids will love the fun and never realize they’re learning as they crawl through a gaint model of intestines, a mouth, a stomach, and underground tunnel of blood vessels, or watch a puppet show in the museum. They will love the hands on science exhibits designed to teach and amuse children of all ages. The 52 seat planetarium has a giant dome to display the sun, moon, stars and planets. Children and adults will gaze with wonder at the galactic shows offered at 1 and 3 pm Tuesdays through Fridays. On Saturdays, the shows start on the hours from 1am until 4 pm and on Sundays, from 2pm to 4pm. The Nature Center has exhibits of wild animals. A ride on the Big Daddy train provides fun for the young and the old. 7. CSS Neuse II Corner of Herritage and Gordon Streets (252) 560-2150 Hours: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday 9 a.m-5 p.m. Saturday 1 p.m.-5 p.m Sunday Admission: Free. Donations appreciated Visit the world’s only full-sized facsimile of a Confederate gunboat to realize what a sailor’s life was like during the Civil War. The project was under the direction of master shipbuilder Alton Stapleford. The 158-foot long boat draws visitors from across the United States and from foreign countries. If you’re fortunate, you may visit the Neuse II while teens train as Confederate naval cadets. The boat rests a scant distance from the ”cat hole” in the Neuse River where the original ironclad gunboat was fitted with iron plating. 8. Historic Harmony Hall 109 East King St. 252-522-0421 Hours: 10am to 4pm Tuesday-Saturday, Admission Free. The house was built 4 years before the American Revolution. Richard Caswell, Revolutionary War hero and NC’s first elected governor, once owned the house and for a brief time it became the state’s capital, housing important records and accounts. The home has been restored and is open to the general public. A one room furnished 1900 schoolhouse is located at the rear of the site. 9. Kinston Community Council for the Arts http://www.kinstoncca.com 400 North Queen Street 252-527-2517 Hours: 10am to 5pm Tuesday-Friday Saturday10am - 2pm The state-of-the-art 30,000-square-foot center is today on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the finest arts centers in the state. Visual art occupies one-third of the space, with exhibits changing every six to eight weeks. As many as 300 works by up to 200 local, regional, national and international artists are on display at any given time. A large, detailed model train display is part of the permanent exhibit, and runs from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every first and fourth Saturday of the month. Look, linger and shop in the premier showplace for artists working in a variety of media. The tiny gift shop is crammed floor to ceiling with beautiful examples of jewelry, pottery, paintings, drawings, photography, woodcrafts, children’s toys, glass and other highly desirable, and reasonably priced, products from local artists, artisans and writers. You can even select from seasonal decorations. 10. Gov. Richard Caswell State Historic Site 2613 W. Vernon Ave. (U.S. 70 Bus.) (252) 522-2091 Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays Admission: Free The story of Richard Caswell’s life is memorialized in a museum at the state site bearing his name. Caswell was a Revolutionary War hero, …
Goldsboro Tourism<br /> www.visitgoldsboronc.com Stay informed. Sign up for monthly events! Click here to plan your overnight stay in our charming Hotels and Bed & Breakfast Get your Shirt! Make your next trip extraordinary.
Greenville Tourism<br /> www.visitgreenvillenc.com Home - Greenville-Pitt County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Bladen County Tourism<br /> www.bladennc.govoffice3.com Bladen County contains many unique attractions. This page will be updated to highlight places and events in and around the county.
Atlantic Beach www.crystalcoastnc.org Surf, sand and fun are just the beginning at the Crystal Coast's Atlantic Beach. With easy beach access to one of Coastal Living Magazine's "Best Beac
Beaufort<br /> www.crystalcoastnc.org Named by Travel + Leisure as "America's Favorite Town" among other accolades, Beaufort brings even more to the table than meets the eye. Dock your boa
Cape Lookout National Seashore<br /> www.nps.gov Cape Lookout National Seashore (U.S. National Park Service)
Emerald Isle<br /> www.crystalcoastnc.org Emerald Isle greets Crystal Coast visitors at the western end of Bogue Banks, offering 12 miles of pristine shoreline and incredible views of the Atla
Morehead City<br /> www.crystalcoastnc.org Things are happening in Morehead City and there couldn't be a better time to take advantage of this vibrant waterside town! The largest community of t
Bald Head Island www.ncbrunswick.com Visit Bald Head Island, NC and enjoy pristine beaches, championship golfing, world-class seafood & amazing recreation, history, attractions & dining.
Calabash<br /> www.ncbrunswick.com Visit Calabash, North Carolina and enjoy pristine beaches, championship golfing, world-class seafood & amazing recreation, history, attractions & dining.
Caswell Beach<br /> www.ncbrunswick.com Visit Caswell Beach, North Carolina and explore the Oak Island lighthouse, beaches, golf courses, fishing, dining, shopping and more.
Holden Beach<br /> www.ncbrunswick.com Visit Holden Beach, North Carolina and enjoy pristine beaches, championship golfing, world-class seafood & amazing recreation, history, attractions & dining.
Oak Island<br /> www.ncbrunswick.com Visit Oak Island, North Carolina and enjoy pristine beaches, championship golfing, world-class seafood & amazing recreation, history, attractions & dining.
Ocean Isle Beach<br /> www.ncbrunswick.com Visit Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina and find accommodations, golf courses, museums, natural preserves, dining, shopping, fishing, parks and recreation, attractions and activities, events, travel and more.
Shallotte<br /> www.ncbrunswick.com Visit Shallotte Beach, North Carolina find accommodations, golf courses, museums, natural preserves, dining, shopping, fishing & much more!
Southport<br /> www.ncbrunswick.com Visit Southport, North Carolina Guide and find accommodations, golf courses, museums, natural preserves, dining, shopping, fishing, parks and recreation, attractions and activities, events, travel and more.
Sunset Beach<br /> www.ncbrunswick.com Visit Sunset Beach, North Carolina and enjoy pristine beaches, championship golfing, world-class seafood & amazing recreation, history, attractions, dining & much more!
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