North Carolina Top 10 Attractions

6: Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway
Photo Courtesy: NPS Site

The infamous Blue Ridge actually runs across multiple states, connecting with multiple national parks, and the Great Smoky Mountains along the way. Most of it can be found in Virginia and North Carolina, however. North Carolina is especially breathtaking, giving visitors a great view of the mountain crests and old settlements from early American life. Trails are many and varied, great for both beginners and experienced adventurers. Go for a scenic ride with the family through Blue Ridge Parkway and have a fun picnic along their camping grounds. You could also opt to spend a weekend at one of their campsites and arrange a hiking tour or a bicycling tour with a group.

Address: 2551 Mountain View Rd, Vinton, VA 24179

7: Wright Brothers National Memorial

Wright Brothers National Memorial
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/trent roche

Learn about the Wright Brothers' story by going through a gallery of photographic exhibits. Visit the Centennial Pavilion where you can enjoy more exhibits, movies and educational programs that will interest your kids. If your family loves being close to nature, you can go on a mountain climbing trip up the Big Kill Devil Hill to see an absolutely breathtaking view.

Address: 1000 N Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
Website: www.nps.gov

8: Chimney Rock State Park

Chimney Rock State Park
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/dconvertini

This is one of North Carolina's most visited attractions mainly because it offers a lot of fun things to see and do with the family. Feel close to nature as you go fishing, bird watching and rock climbing. Spend quality time with your family and friends as you explore 75 miles of hiking trails that also includes a majestic 404 feet waterfall.

Address: 431 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC 28720

9: Charlotte Motor Speedway

Charlotte Motor Speedway

A visit to North Carolina would not be complete without touring the Charlotte Motor Speedway. You can go on the "Feel the Thrill Speedway" tour, which offers racing enthusiasts a closer look at limited access areas on race days. Take your little boys to the Little Luggies tour where they can meet and greet some of the most famous drivers and they can enjoy some games and art activities all related to cars and racing.

Address: 5555 Concord Pkwy S, Concord, NC 28027

10: Discovery Place

Discovery Place
Photo Courtesy: discoveryplace.org

This is where your children will have all the fun, adventure and excitement that they crave for. With the Discovery Place's highly interactive exhibits, larger than life IMAX movies and hands-on experiments, an afternoon here will definitely be a time that they will never forget. Some of their most exciting displays include 101 Inventions, Animal Grossology, Fantastic Frogs and the Hubble Space Craft on 3D IMAX.

Address: 301 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202

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