Best Places to Visit in North Carolina

Best Places to Visit in North Carolina

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3 Popular Attractions In North Carolina

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  • 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:

    • In the 1700s, two vital pathways crossed where uptown Charlotte now lies. One was the Great Wagon Road. Built by European settlers, it once stretched from Philadelphia to Georgia—and its existence set the stage for a mass southward migration of colonists. In North Carolina, the route bisected a large Native American trail. Remnants of these two roads still exist in Charlotte, where they’re known as Tryon and Trade streets. Today, their intersection is called Independence Square.
    • Once upon a time, North Carolina—and not California—was known as “ the Golden State.” In 1799, a 17-pound nugget unexpectedly turned up inCabarrusCounty. This event triggered something that the United States had never seen before: Agold rush. Over the next several decades, miners would try to strike it rich throughout western and central North Carolina. Almost overnight, Charlotte went from a small town to a booming metropolis. Profitable mines (such as theMcComb) popped up around town and, in fact, many of their tunnels are still hiding beneath Charlotte’s outskirts.
    • In the Queen City, NASCAR is king. Uptown, you’ll find the organization’s 150,000-square-foot Hall of Fame. Racing fans can also head out to neighboring Concord, North Carolina, where the famed Charlotte Motor Speedway resides. Billed as “the greatest place to see a race,” it hosts three of NASCAR’s biggest annual events: The Coca-Cola 600, the Bank of America 500, and the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race.
    • Charlotte was named in honor of Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, who had become the Queen of Great Britain just seven years before the town’s incorporation.
    • North Carolina was the chief producer of gold in the United States until the Sierra Nevada find in 1848.
    • The Ballantyne neighborhood was almost named“Edinborough.”
    • The first English child born in America was born in Roanoke in 1587. Her name was Virginia Dare.
    • The town of Wendell town was named for the American writer, Oliver Wendell Holmes.
    Greensboro, North Carolina
    Collage of photos of Greensboro. Clockwise from top left: Statue of Nathanael Greene, Greensboro skyline, Blandwood Mansion, Foust Building at UNCG, historic home in College Hill, Lincoln Financial Tower on Elm Street

    Collage of photos of Greensboro. Clockwise from top left: Statue of Nathanael Greene, Greensboro skyline, Blandwood Mansion, Foust Building at UNCG, historic home in College Hill, Lincoln Financial Tower on Elm Street
    Flag of Greensboro, North Carolina

    Official seal of Greensboro, North Carolina

    Nicknames:

    The Gate City, The GSO, The Boro,
    Tournament Town
    Location in Guilford County and the state of North Carolina

    Location in Guilford County and the state of North Carolina
    Greensboro, North Carolina is located in the United States

    Greensboro, North Carolina
    Greensboro, North Carolina
    Location in the contiguous United States
    Coordinates:

    36°4′48″N 79°49′10″W / 36.08000°N 79.81944°W / 36.08000; -79.81944Coordinates: 36°4′48″N 79°49′10″W / 36.08000°N 79.81944°W / 36.08000; -79.81944[1] Country United States State North Carolina County Guilford Established 1808 Named for Major General Nathanael Greene Government

    •Type City council •Body Greensboro City CouncilMayor Nancy B. Vaughan (D) •City Manager Taiwo Jaiyeoba Area

    City 134.30sqmi (347.84km2) •Land 129.07sqmi (334.29km2) •Water 5.23sqmi (13.55km2) Elevation

    897ft (272m) Population

    City 299,035 •Rank 3rd in North Carolina
    70th in United States •Density 2,200/sqmi (860/km2) •Urban

    311,810 (US: 120th) •MSA[citation needed]

    776,566 •CSA[citation needed]

    1,699,123 Time zone UTC−5 (EST) •Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT) ZIP code
    27401, 27402, 27403, 27404, 27405, 27406, 27407, 27408, 27409, 27410, 27411, 27412, 27413, 27415, 27420, 27412, 27429, 27435, 27438, 27455, 27495, 27497, 27498, 27499
    Area code 336, 743 FIPS code 37-28000[1] GNIS feature ID 1020557[1] Primary Airport Piedmont Triad International Airport Interstates I-40.svg I-85.svg I-73.svg Public Transit Greensboro Transit Authority
    Piedmont Area Regional Transportation Website www.greensboro-nc.gov

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    Welcome to our top 10 best places to visit in North Carolina

    North Carolina has beautiful mountains, rolling hills, and sandy beaches.
    The landscape makes NC a fun state to road trip around, and it has some of the most scenic drives in America.

    Here are our top 10 places you must visit in North Carolina:
    10. Blue Ridge Parkway
    9. Chimney Rock State Park
    8. Raleigh
    7. Greensboro
    6. Mount Mitchell State Park
    5. Charlotte
    4. Wilmington
    3. Great Smoky Mountains National Park
    2. Outer Banks
    1. Ashville

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