Play in the 8,000-acre backyard. There are breathtaking views, carefully preserved forests, and activities for everybody; Biltmore is an outdoor enthusiast’s delight.
Blue Ridge Parkway
A Blue Ridge Parkway experience is nothing like any other drive, a slow-paced and relaxing ride revealing spectacular long-range vistas and close-up views of the rugged mountains and green landscapes of the Appalachian Highlands. Protecting a range of plants and animals, the Parkway meanders for 469 miles, providing areas for the enjoyment of all that makes this region of the country so unique.
Battleship North Carolina
Moored in quiet dignity and splendor, the Battleship North Carolina, across the river from downtown Wilmington, beckons visitors to tour her decks. Imagine the daily life and vicious combat her crew faced in the Pacific Theatre during World War II.
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Wind, sand, and a vision of flight brought Wilbur and Orville Wright to Kitty Hawk, North Carolina where, after four years of methodical testing, they achieved the first successful airplane flights on December 17, 1903. With bravery and resolve, these self-taught engineers relied on cooperation and use of the scientific process. What they achieved altered our world forever.
Nascar Hall of Fame
Located in Uptown Charlotte, N.C., the 150,000-square-foot NASCAR Hall of Fame is an interactive, entertainment attraction honoring the history and heritage of NASCAR. The high-tech venue is designed to inform and amuse race fans and non-fans alike.