The Hidden Village in North Carolina That Almost No One Knows About

If you know where to look, you can find a variety of hidden treasures in the Tar Heel State, like the castle found at this link. Not many people, except for the locals, know about a Utopian village that sprang up beginning in 1968 outside of Raleigh. It’s called Shangri-La, and it’s much like the fictional Shangri-La written about in 1933 by author, James Hilton – only it is better, because it has come to life and you can visit!

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:

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