Attractions March 27, 2016
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!
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
1. Dry Falls
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
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
Check out the view from 5,946 feet, the highest point of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Stunning.
4. Charlotte Motor Speedway
See a NASCAR race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
5. Chimney Rock State Park
315-foot Chimney Rock is just one of many features of this beautiful park.
6. Cape Hatteras
This iconic lighthouse is the tallest brick lighthouse in the country, at 210 feet tall.
7. Jockey’s Ridge
The largest natural sand dune on the east coast. The park covers 426 acres.
8. Wright Brothers National Memorial
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
Cheer for the Panthers at Bank of America Stadium.
10. North Carolina State Capitol
Take a tour of the North Carolina State Capitol, built in 1840.
11. Pea Island National Seashore
Do some bird-watching at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge in the Outer Banks.
12. Lynn Cove Viaduct Tight, Blue Ridge Parkway
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
Walk the easily-accessible trail to Price Lake, or cross-country ski in the winter.
14. USS North Carolina
A proud part of North Carolina’s history, the USS North Carolina earned 15 battle stars in World War II.
15. Thomas Wolfe House
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?