10 Best Tourist Attractions in Raleigh, North Carolina

10 Best Tourist Attractions in Raleigh, North Carolina

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3 Popular Attractions In North Carolina


  • Biltmore Estate: 8000-acre estate in Asheville, North Carolina.|
  • Blue Ridge Parkway: Scenic drive that goes through Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee.|
  • Cape Hatteras: Cape on the eastern coast of North Carolina.|
  • Carowinds: Amusement park in Charlotte, North Carolina.|
  • Charlotte Motor Speedway: Car racing track in Concord, North Carolina.|
  • Clingmans Dome: Mountain in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina.|
  • Discovery Place: Science museum in Charlotte, North Carolina.|
  • DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center: Theater in Durham, North Carolina.|
  • Outer Banks: Barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina.|
  • Grandfather Mountain: Mountain and state park near Linville, North Carolina.|
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park: National park on the border of North Carolina and Tennessee.|
  • NASCAR Hall of Fame: Museum in Charlotte, North Carolina.|
  • North Carolina Museum of Art: Art museum in Raleigh, North Carolina.|
  • North Carolina Zoo: Zoo in Asheboro, North Carolina.|
  • Pisgah National Forest: National forest in Nebo, North Carolina.|
  • Sliding Rock: Waterfall in Nebo, North Carolina.|
  • Tweetsie Railroad: Theme park in Blowing Rock, North Carolina.{
  • North Carolina Facts:

    • Charlotte was officially incorporated in 1768 under the name “Charlotte Town.” This was a tribute to King George III’s wife, Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. It'scurrently a part of Mecklenburg County—which is named after the German region in which she was born.
    • Perhaps Charlotte’s oddest landmark is her majestic Firebird sculpture. Completed in 1991, it had roosted in several cities before finding a permanent home on Tryon Street, just outside the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. Created by Niki de Saint Phalle, the 17-foot avian is adorned with over 7500 pieces of colored glass. For this reason, his statue is often called “the disco chicken.”
    • The tallest rotating metal fountain in America is located just off highway 485 in Charlotte’s Steele Creek area.
    • Those giant paintings in the Bank of America lobby (tallest building in Charlotte)are behinda number of creepy conspiracy theories.
    • Ranks 2nd among 25 largest cities for most desirable place to purchase a home (Nerdwallet.com)
    • Cotton mills, village homes and machinery rest below Lake Norman’s surface.
    • The World War II battleship ‘North Carolina’ is permanently berthed on the Cape Fear River at Wilmington. She was saved from the scrap heap in the 1960’s by public subscription, including donations of dimes by schoolchildren.
    • The oldest town in the state is Bath, incorporated in 1705.
    20 largest employers by number of employees in the Charlotte region[161]
    # Name Industry Number of employees
    1 Atrium Health Health Care and Social Assistance 35,700
    2 Wells Fargo Finance and Insurance 24,000
    3 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Educational Services 18,495
    4 Wal-Mart Retail Trade 17,100
    5 Bank of America Finance and Insurance 15,000
    6 Novant Health Health Care 11,698
    7 American Airlines Transportation 11,000
    8 Food Lion Retail Trade 7,900
    9 Harris Teeter Retail Trade 8,239
    10 Duke Energy Utilities 7,900
    11 Lowe's Retail Trade 7,801
    12 North Carolina State Government Public Administration 7,600
    13 Daimler Trucks North America Manufacturing 6,800
    14 City of Charlotte Public Administration 6,800
    15 Mecklenburg County Public Administration 5,512
    16 Union County Public Schools Educational Services 5,427
    17 US Government Public Administration 5,300
    18 YMCA of Greater Charlotte Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 4,436
    19 Adecco Staffing, USA Administration and Support Services 4,200
    20 Carowinds Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 4,100


    10 Best Tourist Attractions in Raleigh, North Carolina

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