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A Family Favorite: The Museum of Life and Science in Durham

For some, a day at the museum might sound a little boring. This is not the case with the Museum of Life and Science...

See The Outer Banks With A Historic Ferry Tour

Since 1947 the State has operated a ferry network providing a vital lifeline connecting residents of the outlying islands with the mainland. Today ferries...

What Is There To Do At Hammocks Beach And Bear Island?

In this article you'll learn how to get to Bear Island (spoiler alert: there is a ferry), so you can enjoy the beach, camping...

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All Hands on Deck! Kids Love the Battleship USS North Carolina

The Battleship USS North Carolina, completed and launched only a few months before the onset of World War II, saw action in every major...

Top 5 Dog-Friendly Beaches in North Carolina

With such a beautiful coastline, North Carolinians know all about the fun of a good beach day. Riding the waves, building sandcastles, and strolling...

North Carolina’s Most Historic Place

The flight only lasted 12 seconds and traveled a mere 120 feet, but it was enough to change the course of human history. Visit Kill...

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How to Spend a Perfect 3 Day Weekend in Corolla

North Carolina’s Outer Banks have a serene, beautiful splendor that draws families from up and down the East Coast every year. A long weekend...

All Hands on Deck! Kids Love the Battleship USS North Carolina

The Battleship USS North Carolina, completed and launched only a few months before the onset of World War II, saw action in every major...

Whirligig Park In Downtown Wilson

The Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park, a one-of-a-kind experience, is now open in Historic Downtown Wilson.  What are whirligigs? The whirligigs are feats of engineering and wondrous...

The Appalachian Rivers Aquarium: is it Fun for Kids?

When is the last time your kids had a hands-on experience with turtles, salamanders or crayfish? They can have these experiences and more at the...

Top 5 Dog-Friendly Beaches in North Carolina

With such a beautiful coastline, North Carolinians know all about the fun of a good beach day. Riding the waves, building sandcastles, and strolling...

Top 12 Animal Adventures in North Carolina

A hike near the Blue Ridge might mean spotting a brown bear. A boat trip off North Carolina’s coast could lead to a dolphin...

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Whirligig Park In Downtown Wilson

The Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park, a one-of-a-kind experience, is now open in Historic Downtown Wilson.  What are whirligigs? The whirligigs are feats of engineering and wondrous...

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North Carolina Historic Sites: The Final Battles of the Civil War

Civil War reenactors recount Confederate troops leaping a fence in an attack upon a Union force
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The Battle of Averasboro Averasboro Battlefield and Museum Dunn, NC On March 15, 1865, Confederate General William Hardee was ordered to delay General William Sherman’s march across the Carolinas by engaging the Union Army in the Civil War town of Averasboro, known today as Dunn, NC. As rain fell...

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Fayetteville’s Top 10 Military Attractions

Why Is Fayetteville Important? Now home to the world's largest military base, Fayetteville was named for Marquis de Lafayette, a hero of the American Revolution....

Fort Dobbs Once Again Defends Western Frontier

Since 2003, Fort Dobbs has been undergoing a nearly $3 million reconstruction project to once again have a restored fort with a three-story, 800...

Top 12 Animal Adventures in North Carolina

A hike near the Blue Ridge might mean spotting a brown bear. A boat trip off North Carolina’s coast could lead to a dolphin...

How to Spend a Perfect 3 Day Weekend in Corolla

North Carolina’s Outer Banks have a serene, beautiful splendor that draws families from up and down the East Coast every year. A long weekend...

Whirligig Park In Downtown Wilson

The Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park, a one-of-a-kind experience, is now open in Historic Downtown Wilson.  What are whirligigs? The whirligigs are feats of engineering and wondrous...

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All Hands on Deck! Kids Love the Battleship USS North Carolina

The Battleship USS North Carolina, completed and launched only a few months before the onset of World War II, saw action in every major...

Top 12 Animal Adventures in North Carolina

A hike near the Blue Ridge might mean spotting a brown bear. A boat trip off North Carolina’s coast could lead to a dolphin...

North Carolina’s Most Historic Place

The flight only lasted 12 seconds and traveled a mere 120 feet, but it was enough to change the course of human history. Visit Kill...

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Top 12 Animal Adventures in North Carolina

A hike near the Blue Ridge might mean spotting a brown bear. A boat trip off North Carolina’s coast could lead to a dolphin...

Courtyard of the Cherokee

What is it? The Courtyard of the Cherokee is an outdoor arts and culture exhibit that authentically represents the seven clans of the Eastern Band...

15 Fabulous Fall Day Trips in Western North Carolina

Nature’s Lessons You won’t need to travel far from mountain cities like Asheville, Hendersonville or Boone to visit some of the most impressive geological sites...

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Life in Bloom: The 7 Most Beautiful Botanical Gardens in NC

Spring in North Carolina creates beautiful sights. Having the chance to experience all four seasons is one of the many reasons why families love...

Top 12 Animal Adventures in North Carolina

A hike near the Blue Ridge might mean spotting a brown bear. A boat trip off North Carolina’s coast could lead to a dolphin...

Fort Dobbs Once Again Defends Western Frontier

Since 2003, Fort Dobbs has been undergoing a nearly $3 million reconstruction project to once again have a restored fort with a three-story, 800...

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How To See The Wild Horses Of The Outer Banks

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About the Wild Horses of Corolla  Descended from the Spanish Mustangs, the Corolla wild horses were the first settlers of the Outer Banks. The horses have been residing along the North Carolina coastline for nearly 500 years. Meaning they were among the first residents of...

A Family Favorite: The Museum of Life and Science in Durham

For some, a day at the museum might sound a little boring. This is not the case with the Museum of Life and Science...

See The Outer Banks With A Historic Ferry Tour

Since 1947 the State has operated a ferry network providing a vital lifeline connecting residents of the outlying islands with the mainland. Today ferries...

What Is There To Do At Hammocks Beach And Bear Island?

In this article you'll learn how to get to Bear Island (spoiler alert: there is a ferry), so you can enjoy the beach, camping...

Hunt For A Missing British Fort On Bear Island, NC

Emerging from the Atlantic Ocean southeast of Emerald Isle and Ocracoke, NC, a stunning 4-mile stretch of beach and a history-battered island exemplify the...

Fort Dobbs Once Again Defends Western Frontier

Since 2003, Fort Dobbs has been undergoing a nearly $3 million reconstruction project to once again have a restored fort with a three-story, 800...

Find Hidden Gems: Weekend Things To Do in Franklin

While many seek out Franklin for the the slow pace and relaxing mountain town vibe, we found plenty of fun things to do in...

Top 12 Animal Adventures in North Carolina

A hike near the Blue Ridge might mean spotting a brown bear. A boat trip off North Carolina’s coast could lead to a dolphin...

South Carolina’s 8 Best Attractions for Animal Lovers

These family-friendly adventures offer peeks into the lives of animals such as lions, alligators, and kangaroos. Educational opportunities abound and children are given the...

Life in Bloom: The 7 Most Beautiful Botanical Gardens in NC

Spring in North Carolina creates beautiful sights. Having the chance to experience all four seasons is one of the many reasons why families love...

The Best Snow Tubing in NC

When winter hits in North Carolina, locals split into two teams: those who are dreaming of a winter wonderland and those who hope never...

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