Amusement & Theme Parks, Historic Sites, Museums, Parks, Theaters, Zoos
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Map Call Attraction City Year Open Rate Range Type
Asheville Art Museum Asheville 1951 Free Museum / Gallery NARM
Biltmore Asheville 1895 $$$ Historic Home  
Blue Ridge Parkway Folk Art Center Asheville 1980 Free Arts / Cultural Center  
Historic Biltmore Village Asheville 1898 Free Historic District  
Mast General Store Asheville 1999 Free Historic District  
North Carolina Arboretum Asheville 1986 $ Gardens  
Smith McDowell House Museum Asheville 1981 $ Museum / Gallery  
Southern Highland Craft Guild / Folk Art Center Asheville 1930 Free Museum / Gallery  
Thomas Wolfe Memorial Asheville 1949 $ Memorial / Monument  
Western North Carolina Nature Center Asheville 1974 $-$$ Wildlife Refuge  
Wildwater Asheville - Adventure Center Asheville 1970 $$$ Boats / Rafts / Watersports  
Alpine Ski Center Banner Elk 1976 $-$$$ Snow Skiing  
High Mountain Expeditions Banner Elk 1986 $$$ Adventure Activity  
Beech Mountain Resort Beech Mountain 1967 $$$ Snow Skiing  
Appalachian Ski Mountain Blowing Rock 1972 $$-$$$ Snow Skiing  
Blowing Rock Art & History Museum Blowing Rock 1999 $ Museum / Gallery NARM
Blowing Rock Scenic Trail Blowing Rock 1933 $ Tour / Sightseeing  
Mystery Hill Blowing Rock 1960 $-$$$ Science / Nature Center  
Tweetsie Railroad Blowing Rock 1957 $$ Railroad  
 
Blue Ridge Parkway Boone 1935 Free Tour / Sightseeing  
Explore Boone Boone 1872 Free-$$$ Varies PLAN
High Country Back Roads Boone 1872 Free Tour / Sightseeing PLAN
Mast General Store Boone 1988 Free Shopping Attraction  
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University Boone 2003 Free Museum / Gallery NARM
The Cradle of Forestry Brevard 1898 $ Tour / Sightseeing  
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Bryson City 1988 $$$ Railroad  
Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tours Bryson City 2009 $$$ Tour / Sightseeing  
Nantahala Outdoor Center Bryson City 1972 $$$ Boats / Rafts / Watersports  
NOC Nantahala River Rafting Bryson City 1972 $$$ Boats / Rafts / Watersports  
Wildwater Nantahala Bryson City 1971 $$$ Boats / Rafts / Watersports  
Mount Mitchell State Park Burnsville 1915 Free Park  
Sapphire Valley Resort Cashiers 1954 $$-$$$ Snow Skiing  
Cherokee Historical Association - Unto These Hills Outdoor Drama Cherokee 1950 $$-$$$ Theatre  
Cherokee Oconaluftee Indian Village Cherokee 1952 $$ Historic District  
Cherokee Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual Cherokee 1946 Free-$$$ Shopping Attraction  
Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort Cherokee 1997 Varies Casino / Gaming  
Museum of the Cherokee Indian Cherokee 1948 $ Museum / Gallery  
Santa's Land Fun Park & Zoo Cherokee 1966 $$ Amusement Park  
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park Chimney Rock 1902 Free-$$ Park  
Fontana Village Resort Fontana Dam 1947 Free Adventure Activity  
The Fun Factory Franklin 2002 $$ Amusement Park  
Mast General Store Hendersonville 1995 Free Historic District  
The Bascom: A Center for the Visual Arts Highlands 1983 Free-$$$ Museum / Gallery NARM
Lake Lure Tours, Marina & Beach Lake Lure 1994 $$ Tour / Sightseeing  
Grandfather Mountain Linville 1952 Free-$$ Science / Nature Center  
Emerald Village Little Switzerland 1917 $-$$$ Archaeology / Geology Site  
Cataloochee Ranch Maggie Valley 1933 Varies Adventure Activity  
Cataloochee Ski Area Maggie Valley 1961 $$$ Snow Skiing  
Wheels Through Time Maggie Valley 2002 $$ Motorcycles Museum  
Linville Caverns Marion 1937 Free-$ Show Cave BOOK
Wolf Ridge Ski Resort Mars Hill 1969 $$$ Snow Skiing  
NOC French Broad River Rafting Marshall 1972 $$$ Boats / Rafts / Watersports  
USA Raft - French Broad River Marshall 1978 $$$ Boats / Rafts / Watersports  
Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino Murphy 2015 Varies Casino / Gaming  
Cherohala Skyway Robbinsville 1996 Free Tour / Sightseeing  
Junaluska Memorial Site & Museum Robbinsville 2003 Free Museum / Gallery  
Tsali Recreation Area Robbinsville 1975 $ Park  
Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center Scaly Mountain 1980 $$-$$$ Adventure Activity  
Hawksnest Snowtubing Seven Devil Hills 1966 $$ Snow Skiing  
Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center Stecoah 1926 Varies Museum / Gallery  
Sugar Mountain Resort Sugar Mountain 1976 $$$ Snow Skiing  
Tryon Arts & Crafts School Tryon 1960 $-$$$ Arts / Cultural Center NARM
Thermal City Gold Mine Union Mills 1993 $ Archaeology / Geology Site  
Original Mast General Store Valle Crucis 1883 Free Historic District  
Mast General Store Waynesville 1991 Free Historic District  
Dennis Vineyards Winery Albemarle 1997 Free Distillery / Winery / Vineyard  
Morrow Mountain State Park Albemarle 1939 Free Park  
Stanly County History Center Albemarle 1841 Free Museum / Gallery  
Stony Mountain Vineyard Albemarle 2002 $$$ Distillery / Winery / Vineyard  
Uwharrie Vineyards Albemarle 2001 Free Distillery / Winery / Vineyard  
North Carolina Zoo Asheboro 1974 $ Zoo  
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden Belmont 1991 Free-$ Gardens  
Conservators Center Burlington 1999 $$ Wildlife Refuge  
Ackland Art Museum Chapel Hill 1958 Free Museum / Gallery NARM
Barnhardt SAC / Halton Arena Charlotte 1996 Varies Arena / Coliseum / Stadium  
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art Charlotte 2009 $ Museum / Gallery NARM
Carolina Panthers Charlotte 1993 $$$ Sports  
 
Charlotte Hornets Charlotte 1988 $$-$$$ Sports  
Charlotte Knights Charlotte 1988 $-$$ Sports  
Charlotte Metro Zoo Charlotte 1996 $ Zoo  
Charlotte Museum of History Charlotte 1976 Free Museum / Gallery  
Charlotte Nature Museum Charlotte 1951 $ Museum / Gallery  
Discovery Place Charlotte 1981 $$ Science / Nature Center  
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture Charlotte 1974 $ Arts / Cultural Center  
Jerald Melberg Gallery Charlotte 1983 Free Museum / Gallery  
Levine Museum of the New South Charlotte 1991 $ Museum / Gallery NARM
Mint Museum Charlotte 1936 $$ Museum / Gallery NARM
Mint Museum Randolph Charlotte 1936 $$ Museum / Gallery NARM
Mint Museum Uptown Charlotte 2010 $$ Museum / Gallery NARM
NASCAR Hall of Fame Charlotte 2010 $$ Motorsports  
Queen City Tours Charlotte 1993 $$ Tour / Sightseeing  
The Billy Graham Library Charlotte 2007 Free Museum / Gallery  
Time Warner Cable Arena Charlotte 2005 Varies Arena / Coliseum / Stadium  
Carowinds Charlotte 1973 $$$ Amusement Park  
Cabarrus Arena & Events Center Concord 2002 Varies Arena / Coliseum / Stadium  
Charlotte Motor Speedway Concord 1960 $$ Motorsports  
Great Wolf Lodge Concord 2009 $$$ Waterpark  
Richard Petty Driving Experience Concord 1994 $$$ Motorsports  
SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Concord 2014 Free-$$$ Aquarium  
Belk Visual Arts Center Davidson 1993 $ Arts / Cultural Center  
Davidson Community Players Davidson 1965 Varies Theatre  
John M. Belk Arena Davidson 1989 Varies Arena / Coliseum / Stadium  
Bennett Place Historic Site Durham 1961 Free Historic District  
Museum of Life & Science Durham 1946 $ Museum / Gallery  
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University Durham 2005 $ Museum / Gallery NARM
Airborne & Special Operations Museum Fayetteville 2000 Free Museum / Gallery  
Cape Fear Botanical Garden Fayetteville 1989 $ Gardens  
Crown Complex Fayetteville 1997 Varies Arena / Coliseum / Stadium  
 
North Carolina Civil War Trails Fayetteville 1994 Free Tour / Sightseeing  
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site Flat Rock 1968 $ Historic Home  
82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum Fort Bragg 1945 Free Museum / Gallery  
JFK Special Warfare Center Museum Fort Bragg 1963 Free Museum / Gallery  
Greater Foscoe Mining Company Foscoe 1988 Free Archaeology / Geology Site  
Adventure Landing Gastonia Gastonia 2003 $$-$$$ Amusement Park  
Carolina Speedway Gastonia 1966 Free-$$ Motorsports  
Schiele Museum of Natural History & Planetarium Gastonia 1961 $ Museum / Gallery  
Barn Dinner Theater Greensboro 1964 $$$ Theatre  
Celebration Station Greensboro 1985 $-$$$ Family Attraction  
GreenHill Center for NC Art Greensboro 1974 $ Museum / Gallery NARM
Greensboro Preservation Society Greensboro 1795 $ Historic Home  
Greensboro Science Center Greensboro 1957 Free-$$ Science / Nature Center  
Guilford Courthouse National Military Park Greensboro 1781 Free Military  
Weatherspoon Art Museum at UNC Greensboro Greensboro 1941 Free Museum / Gallery NARM
Wet n' Wild Emerald Pointe Water Park Greensborro 1984 $$$ Waterpark  
Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library High Point 1970 Free Museum / Gallery  
High Point Museum High Point 1967 Free Museum / Gallery  
Piedmont Environmental Center High Point 1972 Free Science / Nature Center  
Carolina Raptor Center Huntersville 1975 $-$$ Wildlife Refuge  
Discovery Place KIDS Huntersville 2010 Varies Entertainment District  
Energy Explorium Huntersville 1985 Free Science / Nature Center  
Historic Latta Plantation Huntersville 1800 $ Historic Home  
Country Time Equestrian Events Indian Trail 1989 $$$ Equestrian Events  
Korners Folly Kernersville 1878 Free-$ Historic Home  
Bob Timberlake Gallery Lexington 1974 Free Museum / Gallery  
Reed Gold Mine Midland 1977 Free Archaeology / Geology Site  
Dale Earnhardt Inc. Mooresville 2001 Varies Motorsports  
North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame Mooresville 1997 $-$$ Motorsports  
Penske Racing South Mooresville 2005 $-$$$ Motorsports  
PIT Instruction & Training Mooresville 2000 $$$ Motorsports  
Queens Landing Mooresville 1974 Varies Cruise / Ferry  
The Lazy 5 Ranch Mooresville 1993 $-$$ Wildlife Refuge  
History Museum of Catawba County Newton 1924 Free Museum / Gallery  
Funtasticks Charlotte Pineville 1992 $$-$$$ Amusement Park  
Adventure Landing Raleigh Raleigh 1995 $$-$$$ Amusement Park  
CAM Raleigh Raleigh 2011 Varies Museum / Gallery NARM
Carolina Hurricanes Raleigh 1971 $$-$$$ Sports  
Dorton Arena Raleigh 1952 Varies Arena / Coliseum / Stadium  
Joel Lane Museum House Raleigh 1769 $ Historic Home NARM
Marbles Kids Museum Raleigh 1999 $ Museum / Gallery  
North Carolina Museum of Art Raleigh 1947 Free Museum / Gallery NARM
North Carolina Museum of History Raleigh 1902 Free Museum / Gallery  
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences Raleigh 1879 Free Museum / Gallery  
PNC Arena Raleigh 1999 Varies Arena / Coliseum / Stadium  
Walnut Creek Amphitheatre Raleigh 1991 $$-$$$ Museum / Gallery  
Richard Petty Museum Randleman 1988 $ Museum / Gallery  
East Carolina Motor Speedway Robersonville 1991 $ Motorsports  
Duplin Winery Rose Hill 1973 Free Distillery / Winery / Vineyard  
Waterworks Visual Arts Center Salisbury 1959 Free Museum / Gallery NARM
Sylvan Heights Bird Park Scotland Neck 1981 $-$$ Wildlife Refuge  
Don Gibson Theatre Shelby 2009 $$-$$$ Theatre  
Earl Scruggs Center Shelby 2014 $-$$ Music / Entertainment  
North Carolina Transportation Museum Spencer 1977 Free Museum / Gallery  
Iredell Museums Statesville 1956 $ Museum / Gallery NARM
Richard Childress Racing Museum Welcome 1969 $ Museum / Gallery  
Adventure Landing Winston Salem Winston-Salem 1995 $$-$$$ Amusement Park  
Historic Bethabara Park Winston-Salem 1753 $ Park  
Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum Winston-Salem 1989 Varies Arena / Coliseum / Stadium  
Museum of Anthropology at Wake Forest Winston-Salem 1963 Free Museum / Gallery NARM
Old Salem Museums & Gardens Winston-Salem 1766 $-$$ Museum / Gallery  
Reynolda House Museum of American Art Winston-Salem 1967 $ Museum / Gallery NARM
SciWorks Winston-Salem 1962 $ Science / Nature Center  
Southeastern Center Contemporary Art Winston-Salem 1956 $ Arts / Cultural Center  
Corolla Wild Horse Museum Corolla 1997 Free Museum / Gallery  
Currituck Beach Lighthouse Corolla 1875 $ Historic District  
The Currituck Club Corolla 1857 $$$ Golf  
NCDOT Ferry Division Havelock 1934 $-$$ Cruise / Ferry  
Sanctuary Vineyards Jarvisburg 1994 $ Distillery / Winery / Vineyard  
Wright Brothers National Memorial Kill Devil Hills 1927 Free-$ Memorial / Monument  
Martin Farm & Winery Knotts Island 1977 Varies Distillery / Winery / Vineyard  
Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge Manteo 1984 Free-$ Wildlife Refuge  
Cape Hatteras National Seashore & Lighthouse Manteo 1870 $ Historic District  
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site Manteo 1585 Free Historic District  
North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island Manteo 1976 $$ Aquarium  
Outer Banks Visitors Bureau Manteo 1870 Free-$$$ Varies PLAN
Roanoke Island Festival Park Manteo 1983 Free-$ Historic District  
The Elizabethan Gardens Manteo 1953 Free-$ Gardens  
The Lost Colony Manteo 1937 $$-$$$ Theatre BOOK
Jennette's Pier Nags Head 1939 $-$$ Aquarium  
The Whalehead Club North Corolla 1925 $-$$ Historic Home  
Captain Stacy Fishing Center Atlantic Beach 1958 $$$ Fishing & Hunting  
North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores Atlantic Beach 1976 $ Aquarium  
Old Baldy Lighthouse & Smith Island Museum of History Bald Head Island 1817 $$ Historic District  
North Carolina Maritime Museum Beaufort 1975 Free Museum / Gallery  
Mike's Farm Beulaville 2001 $$ Agricultural  
Oak Island Lighthouse Caswell Beach 1958 Free Memorial / Monument  
Greenville Museum of Art Greenville 1935 Free Museum / Gallery NARM
Fort Fisher State Historic Site Kure Beach 1958 Free Historic District  
North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher Kure Beach 1976 $ Aquarium  
Attmore-Oliver House New Bern 1790 Free Historic Home  
Birthplace of Pepsi New Bern 1898 $ Historic Home  
Craven Arts Council and Gallery New Bern 1913 $ Arts / Cultural Center  
Firemens Museum New Bern 1927 $ Museum / Gallery  
New Bern Tours New Bern 1994 Free-$$ Tour / Sightseeing  
Tryon Palace New Bern 1959 $-$$ Museum / Gallery  
Museum of Coastal Carolina / Ingram Planetarium Ocean Isle Beach 1991 $ Museum / Gallery  
Silver Coast Winery Ocean Isle Beach 2002 $-$$ Distillery / Winery / Vineyard  
Imperial Centre for Arts & Sciences Rocky Mount 2006 Varies Arts / Cultural Center  
Endless Summer Sailing Charter Southport 2006 $$$ Cruise  
North Carolina Maritime Museum Southport Southport 1999 Free Museum / Gallery  
Airlie Gardens Wilmington 1930 $ Gardens  
Battleship North Carolina Wilmington 1961 $ Military  
Bellamy Mansion Museum Wilmington 1861 $ Museum / Gallery  
Cameron Art Museum Wilmington 1962 $ Museum / Gallery NARM
Cape Fear Museum Wilmington 1898 $ Museum / Gallery NARM
Cape Fear Riverboats Wilmington 1987 $$$ Cruise / Ferry  
Cotton Exchange Wilmington 1884 Free Entertainment District  
Poplar Grove Plantation Wilmington 1850 $ Historic Home  
Wilmington Children's Museum Wilmington 1997 $ Museum / Gallery  
Wilmington Ice House Wilmington 2004 $$$ Sports  
Wilmington Railroad Museum Wilmington 1984 $ Museum / Gallery  
Orton Plantation Gardens Winnabow 1910 $ Historic Home  
Wrightsville Beach Museum of History Wrightsville Beach 1996 $ Museum / Gallery