NC Posted in North Carolina March 27, 2016 by Catherine Rees 15 Places in North Carolina You Must See Before You Die North Carolina is full of beautiful, exciting places, but some are so iconic that you simply shouldn’t miss them. Make sure to put these 15 spots on your bucket list! 1. Dry Falls Timothy Wildley/flickr This gorgeous waterfall in the Nantahala National Forest shouldn’t be missed. Walk behind the 75-foot-fall for a unique view. 2. Biltmore Estate Jessica/flickr George Vanderbilt’s 8,000-acre estate is one of the country’s most beautiful. The 178,926 square foot home is the largest private residence in the country. 3. Grandfather Mountain Valerie/flickr Check out the view from 5,946 feet, the highest point of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Stunning. 4. Charlotte Motor Speedway Gregor Smith/flickr See a NASCAR race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. 5. Chimney Rock State Park David Fulmer/flickr 315-foot Chimney Rock is just one of many features of this beautiful park. 6. Cape Hatteras betancourt/flickr This iconic lighthouse is the tallest brick lighthouse in the country, at 210 feet tall. 7. Jockey’s Ridge Douglas Kilpatrick/flickr The largest natural sand dune on the east coast. The park covers 426 acres. 8. Wright Brothers National Memorial Sugargliding/flickr See the spot where the Wright Brothers took their first successful flight in 1903. Don’t miss this important part of North Carolina’s history! 9. Bank of America Stadium Gregor Smith/flickr Cheer for the Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. 10. North Carolina State Capitol Todd Martin/flickr Take a tour of the North Carolina State Capitol, built in 1840. 11. Pea Island National Seashore Don McCullough/flickr Do some bird-watching at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge in the Outer Banks. 12. Lynn Cove Viaduct Tight, Blue Ridge Parkway Matthew Paulson/flickr See some of the most beautiful scenery in the world along the Blue Ridge Parkway. This is the Lynn Cove Viaduct, the last portion of the parkway completed in 1987. 13. Price Lake Matthew Paulson/flickr Walk the easily-accessible trail to Price Lake, or cross-country ski in the winter. 14. USS North Carolina Anthony/flickr A proud part of North Carolina’s history, the USS North Carolina earned 15 battle stars in World War II. 15. Thomas Wolfe House Larry/flickr Visit the boyhood home of one of North Carolina’s most beloved writers. It’s a National Historic Landmark, located in Asheville. What’s your favorite place in North Carolina?