10 Places In North Carolina For Amazing Animal Encounters You Can’t Pass Up

Regardless of where you are in the Tar Heel State, you’re never far from your next wholesome, family adventure. And whether you have kids along, or not, you’re sure to enjoy getting up close and personal with some awesome creatures in the following animal encounters in North Carolina. Once you see these, you simply won’t be able to pass them up. Here are some of our favorites (although there are many more!).

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

North Carolina is teeming with ways to get outside and enjoy our lovely state! Whether you’re hiking, swimming, boating, or just exploring new attractions, our state is the perfect spot to make an adventure happen! For more places to explore, check out this list of 10 hidden places in North Carolina even the locals don’t know about!