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19 Arts & Culture Attractions in North Carolina

Explore the finer side of the Tar Heel State with these 19 suggestions on North Carolina's arts and culture attractions.


1. Explore cultivated botanical gardens at the North Carolina Arboretum, near Asheville, which is also home of the Blue Ridge Quilt Garden and National Native Azalea Repository.

North Carolina Cultural Activities

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2. Tour the Biltmore Estate, one of the country's most impressive mansions and decorated in luxurious late 19th century French style, located near Asheville.

3. Learn the art of basketry, weaving, soap-making, cooking, dancing, and more at the educational center of the John C. Campbell Folk School, near Murphy.

4. Embark on an educational expedition of space at the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center found at the University of North Carolina, located near Cary.

5. Explore Charlotte's history and culture at the Charlotte Museum of History and Hezekiah Alexander Homesite.

6. Visit the Museum of Life and Science and its exhibitions on wetlands, dinosaurs, butterflies, motion, and more. The museum is located near Raleigh.

7. Stop by Fayetteville's historic Market House and see how meats and produce were sold in the 1800's. The market can be found near Lumberton.

North Carolina Cultural Activities

USS North Carolina

8. See the Historic Latta Plantation located south of Huntersville. Visit cultural history exhibitions featuring the history of short-staple cotton growth, kitchen gardens, and more.

9. Take a tour of the Fort Fisher Historic Museum, a Confederate Civil War military post located south of Wilmington.

10. Visit the town of Mount Airy, known in popular culture as Mayberry, the fictional setting of the Andy Griffith Show.

11. Experience presidential history at the President James K. Polk State Historic Site, found south of Charlotte.

12. Check out the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, home of collections and the outdoor Museum Park art collection.

13. See more than 250,000 artifacts of history at Raleigh's North Carolina Museum of History.

14. Take time to get acquainted with North Carolina's natural history and science at Raleigh's North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

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15. Experience North Carolina's government culture with a tour of the North Carolina State Capitol in Raleigh.

16. Take a tour of the Battleship North Carolina, one of the country's most highly decorated warships, located in Wilmington.

17. Experience the Bellamy Mansion Museum in Wilmington, one of North Carolina's most historic cultural mansions.

18. Check out duplicas of depots, steam engines, and model trains of the past at the Wilmington Railroad Museum, located in Wilmington.

19. Stroll through special shops, restaurants, and gardens for a fine meal at the Old Salem Museum & Gardens, located near High Point.

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Best Western Asheville Tunnel Road

501 Tunnel Road, Asheville NC 28805-1824
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Best Western Plus Cary Inn - NC State

1722 Walnut Street, Cary NC 27511-5931
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Best Western Plus Sterling Hotel & Suites

242 E Woodlawn Road, Charlotte NC 28217-2202
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Best Western Plus Charlotte/Matthews Hotel

2501 Sardis Road N, Charlotte NC 28227-7724
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Best Western Plus Greensboro/Coliseum Area

2006 Veasley Street, Greensboro NC 27407-4638
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Best Western Plus Greensboro Airport Hotel

7800 National Service Road, Greensboro NC 27409-9667
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13830 Statesville Road, Huntersville NC 28078-9040
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Best Western Lumberton

201 Jackson Ct, Lumberton NC 28358-1103
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125 Plaza Ln, Mount Airy NC 27030-9798
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Best Western of Murphy

1522 Andrews Road, Murphy NC 28906-5113
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2715 Capital Boulevard, Raleigh NC 27604-1509
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Best Western Plus Coastline Inn

503 Nutt Street, Wilmington NC 28401-3339
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Best Western Plus Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach

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    Your visit to North Carolina should include visits to historic and charming cities like Raleigh, Wilmington. Once there explore famous universities like Duke, UNC, and Appalachian State.

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