In its heyday, North Carolina was referred to as the “Hollywood of the East Coast.” Over 400 feature-length films have been shot here, as well as numerous television shows. So today we’re taking a look at movies that were shot in North Carolina over the years, many of which may surprise you! North Carolina has surely had its 15 minutes of fame, and enjoyed countless cameos as a backdrop for some of the most beloved films ever. You’re sure to recognize these 15 places in North Carolina in famous movies
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Paces in North Carolina in famous movies
Melissa Mahoney|March 15, 2021
What television shows have been filmed in North Carolina?
In addition to the above list of places in North Carolina that showed up in famous movies, the Tar Heel State has had many cameos on the small screen, too. From urban locales to mountains and beaches, North Carolina has the diverse terrain that many production companies look for when choosing a location for their projects. We’ve already touched upon many well-known films in the article above, but what about television shows? Over the decades, many series have been filmed across the state. There’s Dawson’s Creek, the beloved show from the 1990s, filmed in Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach. Kenny Powers fans will know all about the in-state locations Eastbound and Down was filmed. And Sleepy Hollow, Under The Dome, Good Behavior, and Reprisal are some of the more recent shows that were shot here. You can view more productions made in North Carolina on the Film Office website.
What are some of the most famous places in North Carolina?
Historic landmarks across the state are some of the best known. Asheville’s Biltmore Estate was once a vacation home to George and Edith Vanderbilt. With 250 rooms and property of 8,000 acres, it has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the state. The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in the Outer Banks is the tallest brick lighthouse in the country at a height of 210 feet. This iconic structure is part of the National Park Service which offers tours.
What unique attractions can I find in North Carolina?
The Tarheel State is filled with unusual roadside attractions you can’t find anywhere else. Shangri-La Stone Village in Prospect Hill, a small-scale town made by a retired tobacco farmer’s own hands. It’s such an odd yet awesome place to see! In Beech Mountain, you can explore the Land of Oz Theme Park as you stroll down the yellow brick road. It’s a charming attraction for the whole family. These and more attractions can be found in our article, 15 Strange and Wonderful Things Found Only In North Carolina.