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ACCESS North Carolina

A Guide to Travel Site Accessibility

State of North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services The State of North Carolina does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision or services.

30,000 copies of this document were printed at a cost of $125,306 or $4.16 per copy.

Cover photo: Surf Fishing at the Outer Banks, courtesy US Department of Agriculture, National Parks Service

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About this Edition

The fifth edition of this travel guide was produced by ACCESS North Carolina, a program of the NC Department of Health and Human Services. Distribution is coordinated by the NC Department of Commerce through its Division of Travel and Tourism. Sites in this book are also found in the North Carolina Travel Guide produced by the Division of Travel and Tourism. Travel attractions were reviewed by the editor or volunteers as to their physical accessibility. The information in this edition reflects the impressions of site reviewers.

Disclaimer A site is not obligated to appear in ACCESS North Carolina. The decision not to participate is not a reflection on a venue's accessibility. Other sites may not be listed as there was no response to our requests for information. There were also cases where attempts to contact attractions were unsuccessful. ACCESS North Carolina is not responsible for: · Site information that was lost, incomplete, damaged, submitted after the publication deadline or not received, in whole or in part, due to technical error of any kind. · Malfunctions or difficulties related to: the internet, computers, hardware/software, networks, telephones, internet access providers, e-mail services, or postal services.

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How to Use

ACCESS North Carolina

ACCESS North Carolina uses a mix of icons and text to present basic travel site accessibility information. Our reviews focused on parking, building entrances (listed as entrance), building interiors (indoors), outdoor amenities (outdoors), and restrooms. The icons look like this:

PARKING

ENTRANCE

INDOORS

OUTDOORS RESTROOMS

Some sites don't have all of the above elements. As a result some site descriptions have fewer icons than others. Icons allow you to tell at a glance if a site is accessible, partially accessible, or not accessible. Those icons look like this:

ACCESSIBLE -- site element meets at least the minimum accessibility requirements

PARTIALLY ACCESSIBLE -- site element allows significant access

NOT ACCESSIBLE -- site element does not provide significant access

The NC Accessibility Code and the Americans with Disabilities Act Design Guidelines were used in determining site ratings. The format of this edition of ACCESS North Carolina is different from past versions. We have grouped attractions by county and cities. Now when you visit a city, you'll find attractions in the immediate area listed together. We're producing the book in a size comparable to other publications, making it easier to use and store on your bookshelf. We're also providing information in a more concise manner, as well as an index of sites, counties and cities.

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Here's an example of a typical site listing and its elements.

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Great County

Section of the State

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Bestville-Great County Museum

102 South Main Street Bestville, NC 00000 LOCATION: Main Street in Bestville, next to the courthouse. From NC 18 turn onto SR 1143. Follow SR 1143 for 0.3 mile to downtown Bestville. OPEN: All year. Monday - Friday, 10 am - 2:30 pm. PHONE: 800-555-0005 WEB SITE: www.bestvillemuseum.org COST: Free admission. There is a charge for special events and programs. The Bestville-Great County Museum showcases the area's history with many interesting artifacts and manuscripts. A new accessible entrance is located just off a paved parking lot on South Main Street. The flower garden adjacent to the parking lot has a few inaccessible exhibits.

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Key to Site Description Elements 1 - Name of county 2 - Section of the state (Mountains, Foothills, Piedmont, Coastal Plain, Coast) 3 - Town or city 4 - Attraction name and address 5 - Basic information on location, hours of operation, phone number, web site (where available), and if there is a cost for admittance or for a special feature or event. 6 - A brief description of the site. 7 - Site element icons 8 - Accessibility icons for site elements We hope ACCESS North Carolina will come in handy for vacations, weekend getaways, or a Sunday

drive.

For additional copies call the NC Division of Travel and Tourism, toll free at 1-800-VISIT NC.

Requests may also be sent to:

ACCESS North Carolina NCDVRS 2801 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-2801 ACCESS North Carolina is available at all NC Welcome Centers.

ACCESS North Carolina is on line at dvr.dhhs.state.nc.us/DVR/pubs/accessnc/accessnc.htm.

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A note about our military bases

North Carolina is home to many men and women who serve our country in all branches of the armed forces. In the past, the general public has been allowed to visit museums, monuments, and other sites on the bases where troops train and live. Circumstances can change the schedules of museums and availability of tours. Visitors are advised to check before visiting the bases. Fort Bragg in Cumberland County has three military museums on base. Visitors will need a photo ID to enter the base. The latest information may be found at www.bragg.army.mil/18abn/ museums.htm. Tours are conducted on a quarterly basis at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro (Wayne County). An airshow is traditionally held each October. Details are available at www.seymourjohnson.af.mil/index.asp Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base in Onslow County offers a self-guided tour featuring points of interest on base. For information on the availability of tours go to www.lejeune.usmc.mil.

ACCESS North Carolina is

more than a book

The ACCESS North Carolina Program works with the Office of State Construction to provide funding and expertise for projects to improve accessibility at state owned travel sites. Since 1986 ACCESS North Carolina has funded accessibility projects at state parks and historic sites. From the mountains to the coast, the program has worked with parks and historic sites to make many uniquely North Carolina travel destinations more accessible to all.

Please help us keep

ACCESS North Carolina up-to-date

If any of the information you find in this travel guide needs updating please send a note to: ACCESS North Carolina Updates NCDVRS 2801 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-2801 Updates are posted on line at dvr.dhhs.state.nc.us/DVR/pubs/accessnc/accessnc.htm.

Contents

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Appalachian National Scenic Trail .................................................................................................................... 11

Blue Ridge Parkway ......................................................................................................................................... 11

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ............................................................................................................ 17

Nantahala National Forest ................................................................................................................................ 20

Pisgah National Forest ..................................................................................................................................... 25

Ashe County Glendale Springs .............................................................................................................................................. 29

West Jefferson ................................................................................................................................................. 30

Avery County Banner Elk ....................................................................................................................................................... 31

Linville .............................................................................................................................................................. 32

Linville Falls ..................................................................................................................................................... 32

Buncombe County Asheville . ........................................................................................................................................................ 33

Black Mountain .............................................................................................................................................. 37

Weaverville ....................................................................................................................................................... 38

Cherokee County Brasstown ........................................................................................................................................................ 38

Murphy ............................................................................................................................................................. 39

Graham County Fontana Village ................................................................................................................................................ 40

Robbinsville ...................................................................................................................................................... 40

Haywood County Maggie Valley .........................................................................................................................................41

Waynesville ...................................................................................................................................................... 42

Henderson County Flat Rock ......................................................................................................................................................... 43

Hendersonville .................................................................................................................................................. 45

Jackson County Cullowhee ........................................................................................................................................................ 47

Dillsboro ........................................................................................................................................................... 48

Sylva ................................................................................................................................................................ 48

Macon County Franklin....................................................................................................................................................49

Madison County Hot Springs ...................................................................................................................................................... 51

Mars Hill .......................................................................................................................................................... 52

Mitchell County Penland ............................................................................................................................................................ 52

Spruce Pine ..................................................................................................................................................... 53

Swain County Cherokee ......................................................................................................................................................... 54

Transylvania County Brevard ............................................................................................................................................................. 56

Cedar Mountain.....................................................................................................................................56

Pisgah Forest .................................................................................................................................................. 57

Sapphire .......................................................................................................................................................... 57

Watauga County Blowing Rock ................................................................................................................................................... 59

Boone .............................................................................................................................................................. 61

Valle Crucis ...................................................................................................................................................... 61

Yancey County Burnsville ......................................................................................................................................................... 62

FOOTHILLS Alexander County Hiddenite .......................................................................................................................................................... 65

Alleghany County Laurel Springs .................................................................................................................................................. 66

Roaring Gap ..................................................................................................................................................... 66

Sparta .............................................................................................................................................................. 67

Burke County Connelly Springs .............................................................................................................................................. 67

Morganton ........................................................................................................................................................ 68

Valdese ............................................................................................................................................................ 68

Caldwell County Lenoir ............................................................................................................................................................... 68

Catawba County Catawba ........................................................................................................................................................... 71

Claremont ........................................................................................................................................................ 71

Hickory ............................................................................................................................................................ 72

Newton ............................................................................................................................................................. 73

Cleveland County Boiling Springs ................................................................................................................................................. 74

Kings Mountain ................................................................................................................................................ 74

Shelby ............................................................................................................................................................. 75

Gaston County Belmont ........................................................................................................................................................... 76

Gastonia .......................................................................................................................................................... 77

Iredell County Mooresville ....................................................................................................................................................... 77

Statesville ......................................................................................................................................................... 79

Troutman .......................................................................................................................................................... 80

Lincoln County Lincolnton ........................................................................................................................................................ 80

McDowell County Little Switzerland .............................................................................................................................................. 81

Marion .............................................................................................................................................................. 81

Nebo ................................................................................................................................................................ 82

Old Fort ............................................................................................................................................................ 82

Polk County Saluda ............................................................................................................................................................. 83

Tryon ................................................................................................................................................................ 84

Rutherford County Chimney Rock ................................................................................................................................................. 84

Forest City ....................................................................................................................................................... 85

Lake Lure ......................................................................................................................................................... 86

Surry County Dobson ............................................................................................................................................................ 86

Mount Airy ........................................................................................................................................................ 87

Pinnacle ........................................................................................................................................................... 89

Wilkes County Ferguson .......................................................................................................................................................... 90

North Wilkesboro ............................................................................................................................................. 91

Purlear ............................................................................................................................................................. 91

Rhonda ............................................................................................................................................................ 92

Wilkesboro ....................................................................................................................................................... 92

Yadkin County Boonville .......................................................................................................................................................... 93

PIEDMONT Uwharre National Forest ................................................................................................................................... 97

Alamance County Burlington ....................................................................................................................................................... 100

Graham .......................................................................................................................................................... 101

Haw River ....................................................................................................................................................... 102

Snow Camp ................................................................................................................................................... 102

Anson County Wadesboro .................................................................................................................................................... 103

Cabarrus County Concord ......................................................................................................................................................... 103

Harrisburg ...................................................................................................................................................... 104

Kannapolis ..................................................................................................................................................... 104

Midland .......................................................................................................................................................... 106

Chatham County Jordan Lake ................................................................................................................................................... 107

Bear Creek ..................................................................................................................................................... 108

Goldston ........................................................................................................................................................ 108

Gulf ................................................................................................................................................................ 109

Moncure ......................................................................................................................................................... 109

Pittsboro ........................................................................................................................................................ 110

Siler City ........................................................................................................................................................ 112

Davidson County Lexington ....................................................................................................................................................... 113

Thomasville .................................................................................................................................................... 115

Welcome ....................................................................................................................................................... 115

Davie County Cooleemee ..................................................................................................................................................... 116

Mocksville ...................................................................................................................................................... 116

Durham County Durham .......................................................................................................................................................... 117

Forsyth County Clemmons ...................................................................................................................................................... 120

Kernersville .................................................................................................................................................... 121

Lewisville ........................................................................................................................................................ 122

Winston-Salem .............................................................................................................................................. 122

Granville County Oxford ............................................................................................................................................................ 126

Guilford County Colfax ............................................................................................................................................................ 127

Greensboro .................................................................................................................................................... 127

High Point ...................................................................................................................................................... 133

Sedalia ........................................................................................................................................................... 135

Lee County Sanford .......................................................................................................................................................... 136

Mecklenburg County Charlotte ........................................................................................................................................................ 137

Huntersville .................................................................................................................................................... 142

Pineville .......................................................................................................................................................... 144

Montgomery County Mount Gilead .................................................................................................................................................. 144

Moore County Carthage ........................................................................................................................................................ 145

Pinehurst ....................................................................................................................................................... 145

Southern Pines .............................................................................................................................................. 146

Orange County Chapel Hill ...................................................................................................................................................... 147

Hillsborough ................................................................................................................................................... 149

Person County Roxboro ......................................................................................................................................................... 150

Randolph County Asheboro ....................................................................................................................................................... 151

Randleman ..................................................................................................................................................... 153

Seagrove ........................................................................................................................................................ 153

Richmond County Ellerbe ........................................................................................................................................................... 154

Hamlet ........................................................................................................................................................... 155

Rockingham County Reidsville ........................................................................................................................................................ 155

Rowan County Gold Hill ......................................................................................................................................................... 156

Salisbury ........................................................................................................................................................ 156

Spencer .......................................................................................................................................................... 158

Stanly County Albemarle ....................................................................................................................................................... 159

Stokes County Danbury ......................................................................................................................................................... 161

Germanton ..................................................................................................................................................... 161

Union County Monroe ........................................................................................................................................................... 162

Waxhaw ......................................................................................................................................................... 162

Wingate ......................................................................................................................................................... 163

Vance County Henderson ...................................................................................................................................................... 163

Wake County Morrisville ....................................................................................................................................................... 164

New Hill .......................................................................................................................................................... 164

Raleigh ........................................................................................................................................................... 165

Wake Forest .................................................................................................................................................. 174

COASTAL PLAIN Bladen County Elizabethtown ................................................................................................................................................ 177

Kelly .............................................................................................................................................................. 178

White Oak ...................................................................................................................................................... 178

Columbus County Lake Waccamaw ........................................................................................................................................... 179

Whiteville ....................................................................................................................................................... 179

Cumberland County Fayetteville ..................................................................................................................................................... 180

Fort Bragg ...................................................................................................................................................... 183

Duplin County Beaulaville ...................................................................................................................................................... 184

Kenansville ..................................................................................................................................................... 185

Rose Hill ........................................................................................................................................................ 185

Edgecombe County Tarboro ........................................................................................................................................................... 186

Halifax County Halifax ............................................................................................................................................................ 186

Hollister .......................................................................................................................................................... 187

Littleton .......................................................................................................................................................... 188

Roanoke Rapids ............................................................................................................................................. 189

Weldon .......................................................................................................................................................... 190

Harnett County Dunn .............................................................................................................................................................. 189

Lillington ........................................................................................................................................................ 190

Johnston County Clayton .......................................................................................................................................................... 190

Kenly ............................................................................................................................................................. 191

Newton Grove ................................................................................................................................................. 191

Princeton ....................................................................................................................................................... 192

Selma ............................................................................................................................................................ 192

Smithfield ....................................................................................................................................................... 193

Lenoir County Kinston .......................................................................................................................................................... 194

Martin County Williamston .................................................................................................................................................... 196

Nash County Bailey ............................................................................................................................................................ 197

Rocky Mount .................................................................................................................................................. 198

Pitt County Farmville ........................................................................................................................................................ 199

Greenville ....................................................................................................................................................... 199

Robeson County Lumberton ...................................................................................................................................................... 200

Orrum ............................................................................................................................................................ 201

Pembroke ...................................................................................................................................................... 202

Sampson County Clinton ........................................................................................................................................................... 202

Scotland County Laurinburg ...................................................................................................................................................... 203

Wayne County Fremont ......................................................................................................................................................... 203

Goldsboro ...................................................................................................................................................... 204

Seven Springs ................................................................................................................................................ 205

Wilson County Wilson ........................................................................................................................................................... 206

COAST Cape Hatteras National Seashore .................................................................................................................. 209

Cape Lookout National Seashore ................................................................................................................... 211

Croatan National Forest ................................................................................................................................. 213

Beaufort County Aurora ............................................................................................................................................................ 216

Bath ............................................................................................................................................................... 216

Belhaven ........................................................................................................................................................ 217

Edward ........................................................................................................................................................... 217

Washington .................................................................................................................................................... 218

Bertie County Windsor ......................................................................................................................................................... 219

Brunswick County Caswell Beach ............................................................................................................................................... 222

Ocean Isle Beach ........................................................................................................................................... 223

Southport ....................................................................................................................................................... 224

Sunset Beach ................................................................................................................................................ 225

Winnabow ...................................................................................................................................................... 226

Camden County South Mills ..................................................................................................................................................... 227

Carteret County Atlantic Beach ............................................................................................................................................... 228

Beaufort ........................................................................................................................................................ 228

Morehead City ................................................................................................................................................ 229

Pine Knoll Shores .......................................................................................................................................... 230

Chowan County Edenton ......................................................................................................................................................... 231

Craven County New Bern ....................................................................................................................................................... 232

Currituck County Corolla ........................................................................................................................................................... 233

Knotts Island .................................................................................................................................................. 234

Dare County Frisco ............................................................................................................................................................ 235

Kill Devil Hills ................................................................................................................................................. 235

Manteo ........................................................................................................................................................... 236

Nags Head ..................................................................................................................................................... 239

Rodanthe ....................................................................................................................................................... 239

Gates County Gatesville ....................................................................................................................................................... 240

Hertford County Murfreesboro .................................................................................................................................................. 240

Hyde County Englehardt ...................................................................................................................................................... 241

Ocracoke ....................................................................................................................................................... 242

Swan Quarter ................................................................................................................................................. 242

New Hanover County Carolina Beach ............................................................................................................................................... 244

Kure Beach .................................................................................................................................................... 244

Wilmington ..................................................................................................................................................... 246

Wrightsville Beach ......................................................................................................................................... 252

Onslow County Jacksonville .................................................................................................................................................... 253

Swansboro ..................................................................................................................................................... 253

Pasquotank County Elizabeth City ................................................................................................................................................ 254

Pender County Burgaw ........................................................................................................................................................... 256

Currie ............................................................................................................................................................. 257

Topsail Beach ................................................................................................................................................ 257

Perquimans County Hertford .......................................................................................................................................................... 258

Tyrrell County Columbia ........................................................................................................................................................ 259

Washington County Creswell ......................................................................................................................................................... 261

Plymouth ....................................................................................................................................................... 262

NC Department of Transportation Rest Areas ................................................................................................. 263

NC Wildlife Resources Commission Accessible Fishing Areas ....................................................................... 267

Index .............................................................................................................................................................. 277

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Appalachian National Scenic Trail

c/o Appalachian Trail Conference PO Box 807 Harpers Ferry, WV 25425-0807

LOCATION: The trail runs along the Appalachian Mountains from Maine to Georgia. In western North

Carolina, the trail crosses the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests and Great Smoky Mountains

National Park.

OPEN: All year.

PHONE: (304) 535-6331

COST: Free.

The trail is a 2,167-mile footpath through 14 states and upwards of 250,000 acres of the finest

remaining mountain terrain in the eastern United States--atop the ancient Appalachian chain and

across its great river valleys. The trail is steep in many places, no more than 18" wide in others. It is

only maintained for foot traffic. For more information, write to address listed above.

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Blue Ridge Parkway

199 Hemphill Knob Road

Asheville, NC 28803-8686

LOCATION: The Parkway winds through Alleghany, Ashe, Watauga, Wilkes, Avery, Mitchell, Yancey,

Buncombe, Transylvania, Haywood and Jackson counties.

OPEN: Most facilities are open May - October. Some sections are closed during winter due to ice

and snow. For road information, call (828) 298-0398.

PHONE: Recorded information: (828) 298-0398

Headquarters: (828) 271-4779 TDD: (828) 298-0358 WEB SITE: www.nps.gov/blri COST: There are fees for camping and some activities. The Blue Ridge Parkway is one of the most visited members of America's National Park System. A drive down the Parkway provides stunning, long range vistas and close-up looks at the natural and cultural history of the southern Appalachian Mountains. It is designed as a drive-awhile and stopawhile experience. Reservations can be made for portions of Blue Ridge Parkway campgrounds on-line at RESERVEUSA.com or by calling 1-877-444-6777.

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Some sites along the Blue Ridge Parkway

Crabtree Meadows

LOCATION: Milepost 339.5 OPEN: May - October COST: Fee for camping Crabtree Meadows features a picnic area, two accessible campsites and many miles of hiking trails. Two 12-foot wide parking spaces in the picnic area share a five-foot aisle. From the parking lot a 48 inch wide asphalt path (which does not exceed a grade of 1:12) leads to two accessible picnic sites with tables and grills. A five-foot wide asphalt path leads to the comfort station. The comfort station has 36" × 50" stalls with grab bars. Accessible campsites are primarily level. Campsite restrooms stalls doors are 32 inches wide. The hike down to Crabtree Falls is quite steep; and hikers should prepare for a strenuous return climb. Restaurant and gift shop aren't wheelchair accessible.

Craggy Gardens

LOCATION: Milepost 364.6 OPEN: May - October COST: Free June and July are the months to visit this spectacular showplace of Catawba rhododendron and other late-blooming wildflowers. There are no designated parking spaces at the visitor center. The entrance and first floor are accessible. The visitor center restrooms aren't accessible. The picnic area has three parking spaces designated for drivers with disabilities. All three are around 10-feet wide with no access aisles. Two accessible picnic tables are along a 36-inch wide asphalt path from the parking lot. Both tables located within 170 feet of the comfort station. Restrooms in the picnic area have 52" × 58" stalls.

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Cumberland Knob

LOCATION: Milepost 217.5 OPEN: May - October COST: Free Construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway began at Cumberland Knob in 1935. The first recreation area opened to the public is still a favorite destination for visitors. Located near the North CarolinaVirginia state line, the mixture of lush woodlands and open fields is home to a variety of birds and other wildlife. Two marked parking spaces are adjacent to the comfort station. An eight-foot wide asphalt path (slope less than 1:20) leads to the comfort station. The two parking spaces are near an accessible picnic pad. Accessible tables have the international symbol painted on top of them. Hiking trails are steep. Asphalt paths lead from the picnic area to a comfort station. Comfort station stalls are 40" × 56" and have grab bars on each side.

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Doughton Park

LOCATION: Milepost 241.1 OPEN: May - October COST: Free Doughton Park is a prime spot along the Parkway to view white-tailed deer, raccoons, red and grey foxes, and bobcats. The flame azalea and rhododendron bloom in the late spring. There are no accessible spaces in a parking lot adjacent to Brinegar Cabin. The sidewalk has no curb cuts. Brinegar Cabin is not accessible. It has two levels with steps leading to the lower level. The park has steep inclines and many barriers. The camping area has a smooth and level paved lot. Campground restrooms are difficult to get to and enter. Observation points allow visitors to take in the view from their personal vehicle.

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Julian Price Memorial Park

LOCATION: Milepost 297

OPEN: May - October

COST: Free

The largest campground on the Parkway is located here; along with one of the more popular picnic areas along the Parkway. Interpretive programs, fishing, boat rentals, and an extensive trail system are also available at this popular destination. The park has an attractive campground for tents and mobile pop-up trailers, large picnic area, fishing at Price Lake, hiking trails and an amphitheater. Two 12-foot wide spaces at the park entrance are accessible; one sign designates both. Two camping trailer spaces in camping loop "A" are accessible. One accessible tent space is located in camping loop "C" near restrooms. Restroom stalls in camping loops "A" and "C" have enough room for front transfer from wheelchairs. The Price Lake Overlook has an accessible deck over the lake. A paved walkway leads to the amphitheater, which has accessible seating. Some trails are designed for people with mobility impairments; others have rough terrain. Restrooms at picnic areas have 38" × 48" toilet stalls.

Linn Cove Viaduct

LOCATION: Milepost 304 OPEN: May - October COST: Free Hugging the face of Grandfather Mountain is the Linn Cove Viaduct. The last section of the Parkway completed is an engineering marvel. An accessible, paved 800-foot trail leads to a beautiful view of the viaduct from underneath. The paved parking area has two accessible spaces. A visitor center is located near the parking lot and hiking trail. The entrance to the single level center is accessible, as is the interior. The visitor center restroom stalls are 36-inchs wide. One lockable family restroom is also available.

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Linville Falls

LOCATION: Milepost 316 OPEN: May - October COST: Free The overlooks to the upper and lower falls are not accessible. But, there are other things to do at Linville Falls. There are two accessible parking spaces in the information center lot, adjacent to trails and the falls. The walkway to the accessible information center is firm and smooth. The center has a family restroom. The first loop of the picnic area has designated parking and accessible restrooms. Two accessible campsites are available with nearby parking and restrooms (all accessible).

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Moses H. Cone Memorial Park

LOCATION: Milepost 292.7 OPEN: May - October COST: Free The Moses Cone estate features walking trails, horseback riding, carriage trails, lakes, and Flat Top Manor (the Cone Estate). The home features the Parkway's official craft center. Flat Top Manor also serves as an information center for the Parkway. There are accessible parking spaces at the manor house. All exhibits are on the home's lower level, which is accessible. The upstairs is closed to the public. The accessible trail around Bass Lake is a mile long loop. The trail surface is a mix of hard packed soil and small gravel. It could be tough to travel during and just after wet weather. Other trails have rough and mountainous terrain. The restroom is not accessible.

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The Museum of North Carolina Minerals

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LOCATION: Milepost 331 just off the Parkway on NC 226.

OPEN: All year, 9 am - 5 pm.

COST: Free

The Museum of North Carolina Minerals provides educational and exciting exhibits about the geology of the region and the history of mining in the Spruce Pine area. The parking lot is accessible, as are the museum and its amenities.

Southern Highland Folk Art Center

382 Blue Ridge Parkway

Asheville NC, 28805

LOCATION: Milepost 380.1 at the Parkway Visitor Center, approximately 0.5 mile from US 70.

OPEN: Spring, summer, and autumn months: Daily, 9 am - 6 pm. During the winter, 9 am - 5 pm.

Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

PHONE: (828) 298-7928

WEB SITE: www.southernhighlandguild.org

COST: Free

Traditional and contemporary arts and crafts by members of the Southern Highland Handicraft Guild

are for sale here. The changing exhibitions feature Appalachian folk arts, demonstrations by artisans,

interpretive programs, and special events. The Robert W. Gray Library is located on the Center's

second floor. The library collects, preserves, and makes research materials concerning traditional

and contemporary crafts available. Library materials are for on-site use only. The library is open the

same hours as the Center.

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

107 Park Headquarters Road Gatlinburg, TN 37738 LOCATION: The North Carolina entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains is on US 441 north of Cherokee. The Oconaluftee Visitor Center is two miles north of Cherokee on US 441. OPEN: All year. Hours of operation vary from season to season. The Oconaluftee Visitor Center is open daily: May: 9 am - 6 pm; June - August: 8 am - 7 pm; September - October: 8 am - 6 pm. PHONE: Recorded information: (865) 436-1200 TDD: (885) 436-1220 WEB SITE: http://www.nps.gov/grsm COST: Fee for camping. Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a wildlands sanctuary preserving the world's finest examples of plant and animal diversity in a temperate deciduous forest. Much of the park can be enjoyed from your vehicle and from accessible facilities and through programs. NOTE: Most trails in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are steep and rugged.

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Some sites of interest in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Oconaluftee Visitor Center

LOCATION: Inside the park, 2 miles north of Cherokee on US 441. OPEN: All year COST: Free The center has accessible parking spaces near the visitor center. Accessible restrooms are located at the rear of the building. The visitor center is accessed via ramps leading to the entrance. A wheelchair is available for use while on-site. Walkways are paved with flagstones. Center exhibits, information desk, and book sales area are all on one level.

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Cades Cove

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LOCATION: The 6,800-acre valley is 8 miles from Townsend, Tennessee

OPEN: All year

COST: Fee for camping

Reservations for an accessible unit can be made for the campground at Cades Cove. Accessible sites are generally level and located adjacent to accessible restrooms. The campsites have been modified with paving, specialized tables, and fire grills. There are no gas stations in the area.

Cataloochee Valley

LOCATION: Ten miles off I-40 and US 276 in Haywood County. OPEN: April - October COST: Fee for camping Once the largest settlement in the Smokies, this valley rivals Cades Cove with its beauty and many preserved structures. The primitive campground has level, hard-packed campsites and picnic tables. There are no designated accessible parking spaces. The comfort station is accessible. Pathways are narrow, and the terrain along the trails is rough.

Mingus Mill

LOCATION: On US 441, 3 miles north of Cherokee. COST: Free Some visitors may need assistance getting to the mill. Only a part of the 100-yard trail leading to the mill is paved, the other portion is gravel. There is a step at the entrance to the mill. A binder with photographs of the interior of the mill is available for guests who can't enter the structure. Accessible restrooms are next to the parking area. There are two accessible parking spaces.

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Mountain Farm Museum

LOCATION: Two miles north of Cherokee on US 441. OPEN: All year COST: Free This is an open-air museum featuring historic farm structures relocated from across the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. There are two designated parking spaces at the accessible information center. A 200-foot concrete walkway leads from the information center to the museum. The main house has a ramp leading to the front porch. Other buildings have high thresholds. The site has hard-packed gravel walkways throughout. Accessible restrooms are located at the visitor center.

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Smokemount

LOCATION: Four miles north of Cherokee off US 441, then off Newfound Gap Road. OPEN: May - October PHONE: 1-800-365-2267 - for campsite reservations COST: Fee for camping Reservations for an "accessible unit" (wheelchair accessible) can be made for the Smokemount campground. Accessible sites are generally level and located adjacent to accessible restrooms. The campsites have been modified with paving, specialized tables, and fire grills. The restrooms at Smokemount stables are accessible. The amphitheater at Smokemount has paved trails, but they are steep, and some visitors may need assistance navigating them.

Auto Tours

A road guide and self-guided auto tour booklets are available. A 60-minute audio cassette is your personal tour guide along the Newfound Gap Road that crosses the Smokies' crest. Booklets and tapes may be purchased at visitor centers.

Temporary Parking Permits

Visitors with a physical disability (including a temporary disability) may get a temporary parking permit at the Oconaluftee Visitor Center. This will allow parking in areas that are usually reserved for staff. Visitors with disabilities must request a permit in person.

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Nantahala National Forest

National Forests in North Carolina

160A Zillicoa Street

Asheville, NC 28801

LOCATION: Southwestern North Carolina from Jackson County to Cherokee County

OPEN: All year. Hours for all district offices: Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm

PHONE: (828) 257-4200 WEB SITE: www.cs.unca.edu/nfsnc

COST: Fee for camping and some day use facilities.

Elevations in the Nantahala National Forest range from 5,800 feet at Lone Bald in Jackson County to 1,200 feet in Cherokee County along Hiwassee River below Appalachian Lake Dam. The Nantahala National Forest is divided into four districts: Cheoah, Tusquitee, Wayah, and Highlands. A district ranger manages each district.

Some sites of interest in the Nantahala National Forest Cheoah District Headquarters

1133 Massey Branch Road

Robbinsville, NC 28771

LOCATION: The Cheoah Ranger District includes 120,500 acres in Graham and Swain counties.

The ranger station is close to Lake Santeetlah on NC 143, 2.7 miles north of Robbinsville.

OPEN: From April - October, the office is open every day from 8 am - 4:30 pm. For the rest of the

year, the office is open Monday - Friday from 8 am - 4:30 pm.

PHONE: (828) 479-6431

COST: Fee for camping and use of certain facilities.

Cheoah Point Recreation Area

LOCATION: Seven miles from Robbinsville off NC 129 North. Look for a sign and turn left on to a

side road. Cheoah Point is just under a mile from the highway.

OPEN: April - November

COST: No fee for day use facilities. There is a fee for camping.

Located adjacent to Santeetlah Lake, this area has camping, picnicking, swimming, fishing, and

boating. Accessible restrooms and a picnic area are available. There are no accessible campsites.

Nearby, the Wauchecha Bald Trail leads to the Appalachian Trail.

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Cherohala Skyway

LOCATION: The Skyway connects Robbinsville, NC to Tellico Plains, TN. OPEN: All Year COST: Free Climbing to 5,350 feet along the Unicoi Mountains' crest, this national scenic byway offers 43 miles of great vistas. Overlooks, picnic spots, interpretive exhibits, and trails add to the driver's enjoyment. Along the way are accessible restrooms and picnic areas.

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Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest

LOCATION: North of Robbinsville. Go one mile on NC 129 North; then turn left on to NC 143 West. From there, turn right on SR 1155. OPEN: All year COST: Free This forest is one of the nation's most impressive remnants of old-growth forest. The forest contains magnificent examples of more than 100 tree species, many over 400 years old, and some more than 20 feet in circumference and 100 feet tall. This 3,800-acre forest was set aside in 1936 as a memorial to the author of the poem "Trees," Joyce Kilmer, who was killed in action in France during World War I. This forest, part of the Joyce Kilmer-Slick Rock Wilderness, is maintained in its primitive state. The only way to see this forest is on foot. A two-mile trail leads to the Joyce Kilmer Memorial and loops through giant trees. A restroom and picnic tables are located at the trailhead. The restrooms are accessible.

Maple Springs Observation Point

LOCATION: In Graham County at the dead-end of Santeetlah Road. OPEN: All year COST: Free This short, accessible, 900-foot loop trail provides a spectacular panorama of much of the district and the Great Smoky Mountains. Maple Springs is also the trailhead for Deep Creek and Haoe Lead Trails. Neither is accessible.

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Highland District Headquarters

2010 Flat Mountain Road

Highlands, NC 28714

LOCATION: The Highlands Ranger District covers an area of about 116,000 acres in Macon,

Jackson, and Transylvania counties. The district ranger station is on Flat Mountain Road. Follow the

signs on US 64 east of Highlands.

OPEN: Office hours: Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm. The district's downtown visitor center is open

in season.

PHONE: (828) 526-3765

COST: Fee for camping and use of certain facilities.

Mountain Waters Scenic Byway

LOCATION: From Highlands to the Nantahala Gorge.

OPEN: All year

This 61.3 mile drive winds through two river gorges, and the countryside of Highlands and Wayah

Ranger Districts. The byway's first 7.5 miles start at Highlands and travel through Cullasaja Gorge.

Then it goes from Franklin to Almond via US 64, SR 1310 (Wayah Road), and US 19. The byway

ends at the north end of the Nantahala Gorge.

Whitewater Falls

LOCATION: Ten miles south of Cashiers on NC 107 at the North Carolina/South Carolina state line.

OPEN: All year

COST: There is a modest charge per vehicle.

Whitewater Falls is the highest falls east of the Rocky Mountains. There is an accessible comfort

station adjacent to the parking lot. The trail leading to the falls is accessible to an observation point,

not all the way to the bottom of the falls.

Other Waterfalls

Silver Run Falls is a 30-foot waterfall about 4.1 miles south of Cashiers off NC 107. Glen Falls is a

series of waterfalls and cascades that drop about 60 feet each. Access is via NC 106

Within the Cullasaja Gorge beside US 64 are Bridal Veil Falls and Dry Falls, so named because

you can walk under the falls without getting wet. You can drive your car under the veil of Bridal Veil

Falls. Lower Cullasaja Falls can be seen from your car at the west end of the gorge.

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Tusquitee District Headquarters

123 Woodland Drive Murphy, NC 28906

LOCATION: The Tusquitee District is located in Cherokee and Clay counties. District headquarters

are in Murphy off US 64.

OPEN: Office hours: Monday-Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm.

PHONE: (828)837-5152

COST: Fee for camping and use of certain facilities.

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Balsam Lake Recreation Area

LOCATION: From Tuckasegee, take NC 281 South for 8.75 miles. Turn left on SR 1756 and go

about 6 miles (1 mile past lodge).

OPEN: Day use area: All year Lodge: By reservation only, March through November 30.

Balsam Lake Recreation Area is composed of Balsam Lake Lodge and an adjacent day-use area.

The lodge is available by reservation only. The day-use area is open to the general public. The lodge

is accessible. One of its three bathrooms has a roll-in shower. There's a 0.25-mile and a 0.5-mile

nature trail in the day use area. Both trails have hard packed and gravel surfaces; are very firm and

provide good traction. Accessible fishing piers and boat dock are also available in the day use area.

Cherokee Lake

LOCATION: Just off NC 143 West; three miles from the intersection of NC 143 and US 64 West. OPEN: April ­ October COST: Free Anglers will enjoy the accessible fishing pier on Lake Cherokee. Nearby restrooms are accessible.

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Jackrabbit Mountain Recreation Area

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LOCATION: Just off SR 1155 near Hayesville.

OPEN: May - September

Located on a peninsula on Chatuge Lake, this area offers camping, swimming, hiking, picnic areas, boating, water skiing, and fishing. The recreation area has accessible showers and restrooms.

Wayah District Headquarters

90 Sloan Road

Franklin, NC 28734

LOCATION: The district headquarters is west of Franklin off US 64 bypass.

OPEN: Office hours: Monday - Friday. 8 am - 4:30 pm

PHONE: (828) 524-6441

COST: Fee for camping and use of certain facilities.

Appletree Group Camp

LOCATION: Just off Junaluska Road, 24 miles west of Franklin and 12 miles east of Andrews.

OPEN: Campsites are available by reservation only during March ­ October.

PHONE: (828) 524-6441

COST: Fee for camping.

This tent camp has accessible showers and flush toilets.

Wayah Bald

LOCATION: Take Wayah Road to Forest Road 69. Turn right on to a side road and go 4.5 miles. OPEN: All year COST: Free There are accessible restrooms at Wayah Bald. The historic fire tower is not accessible.

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Pisgah National Forest

National Forests in North Carolina 160A Zillicoa Street Asheville, NC 28801 LOCATION: The Pisgah National Forest covers much of the central and western mountains in Western North Carolina. There are four districts and five offices across the area. The offices are located in Burnsville, Hot Springs, Nebo, and Hot Springs.

OPEN: All year. Hours for all district offices: Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm

PHONE: (828) 257-4200 WEB SITE: www.cs.unca.edu/nfsnc

COST: Fee for camping and use of certain facilities.

The main tourist season for the Pisgah National Forest runs from Memorial Day weekend through

the change of the leaves in November.

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Some sites of interest in the Pisgah National Forest Cradle of Forestry in America Forest Discovery Center

1001 Pisgah Highway (US 276) Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 LOCATION: Near Brevard on US 276.

OPEN: Mid April ­ November: 9 am ­ 5 pm.

PHONE: (828) 877-3130

COST: There is an admission fee.

The Forest Discovery Center is an accessibility facility that introduces visitors to the Cradle of

Forestry in America. The Cradle of Forestry is a 6,500 acre National Historic Site within the Pisgah

National Forest, set aside by Congress to commemorate the beginning of forestry conservation in

the United States. Local craftsmen recreate the skills needed for survival by the mountaineers who

used the gifts of nature to carve out their homesteads in the great forest. There are two paved trails

which you may explore on your own, or participate in a guided tour.

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Appalachian District Headquarters

Burnsville Unit 30 East US 19 Bypass

Burnsville, NC 28714

LOCATION: South of downtown Burnsville on the US 19 bypass.

OPEN: All year. Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm

PHONE: (828) 682-6416

COST: Fee for camping and use of certain facilities.

Hot Springs Unit

88 Bridge Street

Hot Springs, NC 28743

LOCATION: On US 25/70 in Hot Springs.

OPEN: All year. Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm

PHONE: (828) 257-4200

COST: Fee for camping and use of certain facilities.

Roan Mountain

LOCATION: From Bakersville take NC 261 North for 13 miles.

OPEN: May- September

PHONE: (828) 682-6416

COST: There is a modest charge per vehicle

Renowned for rhododendron gardens, grassy balds, and spruce-fir forests, Roan Mountain is a

popular spot near the North Carolina/Tennessee border. Amenities include accessible restrooms and

an asphalt trail that is mostly accessible.

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Grandfather District Headquarters

109 East Lawing Drive Nebo, NC 28761 LOCATION: Off I-40 at the Nebo/Lake James exit. OPEN: All year. Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm PHONE: (828) 652-2144 COST: Fee for camping and use of certain facilities. The Grandfather Ranger District consists of public lands that run from the McDowell/Buncombe county line on Black Mountain just east of Asheville over to US 321 between Lenoir and Blowing Rock. The Blue Ridge Parkway forms the northern boundary of the district.

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Mortimer Campground

LOCATION: From Collettsville take SR 1328 approximately 8.5 miles to NC 90 which will take you to the campground entrance. OPEN: April ­ October, and during the winter months when no water is available COST: Fee for camping April - October. No fee during winter months. The upper loop of the Mortimer campground has two accessible campsites. Shower and restrooms are accessible.

Pisgah District Headquarters

101 Pisgah Highway

Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

LOCATION: Northeast of Brevard on US 276.

OPEN: Memorial Day - October: Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm; Saturday and holidays, 9 am ­

5 pm. November - Memorial Day: Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm.

Sunday, 1 - 5 pm.

PHONE: (828) 877-3265

COST: Fee for camping and use of certain facilities.

Forest Heritage Scenic Byway

LOCATION: The Byway runs through Transylvania and Haywood counties.

OPEN: All year

This is the first National forest scenic byway in North Carolina. The 79-mile loop winds its way

through areas of outstanding natural beauty rich in forest history. Including the Cradle of Forestry in

America, Looking Glass Falls, Sliding Rock and Middle Prong Wilderness Areas.

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Lake Powhatan

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LOCATION: Follow NC 191 to Bent Creek Ranch Road, turn right and go 3.5 miles.

OPEN: May - October

COST: Nominal fee per vehicle

Anglers can enjoy the accessible fishing pier while others take advantage of an accessible trail.

Looking Glass Falls

LOCATION: Four miles north of the Pisgah District Ranger Station on US 276. OPEN: All year COST: Free Looking Glass Falls is an unbroken rush of white water 30 feet wide, dropping 60 feet. A parking area without accessible spaces is located on the right side of the road. Steps lead from the parking area to the bottom of the falls.

Sliding Rock

LOCATION: Just off US 276 North. Approximately 8 miles from Brevard.

OPEN: All year. Restrooms open Memorial Day - Labor Day.

COST: Nominal fee for ages 7 and older. Kids 6 and younger get in free

At Sliding Rock visitors can watch or take a slide down a 60-foot smooth rock waterslide and plunge

into the cold water below. Bathrooms are accessible and open during the summer season.

Lifeguards are on duty from Memorial Day to mid August. Sliding Rock itself is not accessible.

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Ashe County

Glendale Springs

Churches of the Frescoes - Holy Trinity Church of the Frescoes

c/oThe Parish of the Holy Communion PO Box 177 Glendale Springs, NC 28629 LOCATION: On NC 16, 0.5 mile south of Blue Ridge Parkway. OPEN: All year PHONE: (910) 982-3076 COST: Free "The Last Supper" fresco was completed and donated to the Parish by the famous NC fresco artist Ben Long and 20 of his students in the summer of 1980. Also at Holy Trinity are several frescos and other works of religious art by other artists. The ramp at the entrance has a slope of more than an inch of rise for each foot of length.

Jefferson

Mt. Jefferson State Natural Area

PO Box 48 Jefferson, NC 28640 LOCATION: On the US 221 bypass, between West Jefferson and Jefferson.

OPEN: Daily, 9 am to sunset. Closed Christmas Day.

PHONE: (336) 246-9653

COST: Free

This mountain park offers a scenic drive to the top of mountain-lookouts where you may observe

the mountain ranges of North Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee. Primarily a drive-through area,

there are two accessible overlooks, and an accessible picnic shelter located off the summit parking

lot. There are two accessible parking spaces in a paved lot at the summit, along with an accessible

path to the picnic area and picnic shelter. Restrooms located at the end of trails, not accessible.

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New River State Park

PO Box 48 Jefferson, NC 28640 LOCATION: Approximately 8 miles southeast of Jefferson, off NC 88, on SR 1590.

OPEN: All year, except Christmas Day. November - February: 8 am - 6 pm. March and October: 8

am - 7 pm. April, May and September: 8 am - 8 pm. June, July and August: 8 am - 9 pm.

PHONE: (336) 982-2587

COST: Fee charged for camping.

The New River, the oldest river on the North American continent, flows gently for over 100 miles

through the forested mountains and pastoral valleys of northwestern North Carolina. New River

State Park features a picnic shelter constructed near the park office. A concrete walk connects to

both the shelter and a gravel trail. Campsites rugged, natural terrain. Steep, gravel ramp leads

down to the river. The restrooms in the office building have stalls with front accessible toilet stalls.

An accessible showerhouse and Community Building are located at the US 221 access to the park.

West Jefferson

Ashe County Cheese Factory

PO Box 447 West Jefferson, NC 28694 LOCATION: At the corner of East Main and Fourth Streets.

OPEN: Monday - Saturday, 8:30 am - 5 pm.

PHONE: (336) 246-2501

COST: Free.

North Carolina's only cheese manufacturing plant where visitors have an opportunity to watch milk

become cheddar, colby and four other types of cheese. A retail store/gift shop offers a "sample"

area and an excellent variety of cheeses for sale. Call prior to visit to arrange group tours or staff

assistance.

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Churches of the Frescoes - St. Mary's Church

Highway 221 West Jefferson, NC 28694 LOCATION: On Beaver Creek Road, near the intersection of SR 163 and US 221.

OPEN: Daily.

PHONE: (910) 982-3076

COST: Free.

St. Mary's Church is home to three of Ben Long's donated frescos. His first: Mary, Great With Child

(completed and donated in 1974); John the Baptist (1975); and Mystery of Faith (1977). St. Mary's

also contains seven beautiful stained glass windows and other religious art.

Avery County

Banner Elk

Sugar Mountain Resort

Sugar Mountain Resort PO Box 369 Banner Elk, NC 28604 LOCATION: From NC 105 turn onto NC 184. Drive 2 miles and turn left at the big Sugar Mountain sign (at the flashing light). Follow Sugar Mountain Drive for 1 mile. OPEN: Seasonal schedule, call for details PHONE: 800-SUGAR-MT WEB SITE: www.skisugar.com COST: Fee to ski. With its 1,200-foot vertical, Sugar Mountain Resort is the largest ski area in North Carolina, and one of few resorts breaking a 1,000-foot vertical south of New England.

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Linville

Grandfather Mountain

PO Box 129 Linville, NC 28646 LOCATION: Two miles north of Linville on US 221.

OPEN: All year on a seasonal schedule.

PHONE: (828) 733-4337 or 1-800-468-7325 WEB SITE: www.grandfather.com

COST: Admission charge. Group rates available.

The mountain, highest peak in the Blue Ridge range, is a famous scenic attraction featuring

inspirational panoramic views; a family of black bears, plus bald eagles, golden eagles, cougars,

river otters and deer in their natural habitats; the Mile High Swinging Bridge; a nature museum;

hiking trails; and annual events such as "Singing On The Mountain," the Grandfather Mountain

Highland Games and Gathering of Scottish Clans, Nature Photography Weekend, and the

Grandfather Mountain Camera Clinic.

Linville Falls

Linville Gorge Wilderness Area

Route 1, Box 110-A Nebo, NC 28761 LOCATION: Follow brown Forest Service signs to NC 105 and travel 4 miles to the site. NC 105 is

a gravel surface road. At certain times, 2 wheel drive vehicles are not recommended.

OPEN: All year.

PHONE: (828) 652-2144

COST: Free.

The area located in Pisgah National Forest features hiking, fishing, hunting and rock climbing. Has

a spectacular view of the gorge from Wiseman's View. Anyone entering the gorge should be in

good physical condition, as the terrain is very rugged. Camping permits are required form May 1 October 31 for weekends and holidays, only. Call the above listed number to obtain permits.

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Buncombe County

Asheville

Botanical Gardens-Asheville

151 W.T. Weaver Boulevard Asheville, NC 28804 LOCATION: Adjacent to the UNC Asheville campus. The Gardens are located off US 19 - 23. Take NC 191, Broadway exit toward UNC-A. Turn left on to W.T. Weaver Boulevard. The entrance to the Gardens will be immediately on the left. OPEN: Grounds open all year from dawn to dusk. The Visitor Center is open mid-March - midNovember: 9:30 am - 4 pm . PHONE: (828) 252-5190 COST: Free; however, donations are accepted. This 10-acre tract of gardens consists of native plants of the Southern Appalachians. Two creeks, trail, picnic tables, gazebo, historical cabin. Call in advance to arrange staff assistance or tours.

Grove Arcade Public Market

1 Page Avenue Asheville, NC 28801 LOCATION: From O'Henry Avenue the Grove Arcade will be one block on the left. OPEN: The Grove Arcade is open Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm. Some shops and restaurants are open on Sunday. PHONE: (828) 252-7799 WEB SITE: www.grovearcade.com COST: Free The restored Grove Arcade is Western North Carolina's largest commercial building, and Asheville's Public Market. Shops,restaurant and public areas are accessible. Parking garages are found on Otis Street, off Haywood Street or Rankin Avenue. First hour of parking free Monday through Friday from 10 am - 7 pm.

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North Carolina Arboretum

100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way Asheville, NC 28806-9315 LOCATION: From I-26 take exit 33 (NC 191). Follow signs along NC 191 to Arboretum entrance.

Entrance located just before Blue Ridge Parkway.

OPEN: All year. The property is open April - October: Daily, 8 am - 9 pm. November - March: 8 am 7 pm, except Christmas Day when the grounds are open 8 am - 9 pm. Visitor Education Center:

Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm. Sunday, 12 noon- 5 pm. Greenhouse: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

and Friday, 8 am - 4 pm . Wednesday, 8 am - 2 pm.

PHONE: (828) 665-2492 WEB SITE: www.ncarboretum.org

COST: There is a per-vehicle admission charge based on the size of the vehicle, as well as a fee

for tour buses.

The 426-acre North Carolina Arboretum cultivates connections between people and plants through

acres of unique gardens, miles of hiking and biking trails, a state-of-the-art greenhouse, hundreds

of educational opportunities, and the largest Bonsai collection in the Southeast. Visiting the North

Carolina Arboretum is a perfect way to experience the natural beauty of Western North Carolina.

The Arboretum is a facility of the University of North Carolina, and is committed to offering its

programs and facilities to people of all abilities. Visitors may call the Arboretum with any specific

requests.

North Carolina Homespun Museum

111 Grovewood Road Asheville, NC 28804 LOCATION: Take exit 5B off I-240 and follow Charlotte Street and Macon Avenue north to Grove Park Inn. Once you're on the grounds of Grove Park Inn, follow the signs to the museum. OPEN: April - December: Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday 1 - 5 pm. Closed January March. PHONE: (828) 253-7651 WEB SITE: (828) www.grovewood.com/nchomespun.htm COST: Free The North Carolina Homespun Museum preserves, in photos and artifacts, the history of Biltmore Industries and the people involved. Bolts of woolen homespun cloth, the old time-clock and one of the ancient handmade looms all sit ready for the bygone weavers to return.

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Pack Place Education, Arts and Science Center

2 Pack Square Asheville, NC 28802 LOCATION: In the heart of downtown Asheville. From I-240, take exit 5A (Merrimon Avenue) and

follow the signs for US 25 South for three blocks to Pack Square.

OPEN: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm. Open Sunday 1 - 5 pm. Closed Monday.

PHONE: (828) 257-4500 - Main Number

COST: Admission charge.

Western North Carolina's arts and science center is a focal point of the downtown district. The

complex includes the Asheville Art Museum, Colburn Gem and Mineral Museum, The Health

Adventure, YMI Cultural Center and the 520-seat Diana Wortham Theater.

Riverside Cemetery

58 Birch Street Asheville, NC 28802 LOCATION: From I-240, take the Montford Avenue exit. Follow signs to West Chestnut Street, turn left. At the intersection of West Chestnut and Parson Drive, turn right on to Parson Drive. At the intersection of Parson Drive and Birch Street, turn left. The cemetery is at the end of the street. OPEN: All year. November - March: 8 am - 6 pm. April - October: 8 am - 8 pm. PHONE: (828) 258-8480 COST: Free Dating back to the early 1800s, Riverside Cemetery is the resting place for many of Asheville's most famous sons and daughters, including writers Thomas Wolfe and O. Henry. Small "arrow" signs point to grave sites of famous former Asheville residents.

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Smith-McDowell House Museum

283 Victoria Road

Asheville, NC 28801

LOCATION: The Museum is located on the campus of Asheville-Biltmore Technical Community

College in Asheville. Follow signs to A-B Tech College. From I-40, take exit 50 (US 25 North)

toward Biltmore Estate. Go 0.5 mile and stay to the right as the road forks (Biltmore Avenue).

Proceed 1 mile and turn left onto Victoria Road at the signal by Mission Hospital's Memorial

Campus. The Museum is located 0.5 mile down Victoria Road on the right.

OPEN: All year. Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm. Sunday, 1 - 4 pm. Closed Monday and major

holidays.

PHONE: (828) 253-9231 WEB SITE: www.wnchistory.org

COST: Admission charge.

Restored to its former glory, the home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was

built by one of antebellum Asheville's most important citizens and was the home of mayors, a

Confederate major, and friends of the Vanderbilts. Smith-McDowell House is the oldest surviving

house in Asheville and features gardens designed by the renowned Olmstead Brothers. Make

plans to attend the acclaimed Victorian Christmas Celebration (mid- November - December) The

posted exhibit text is available in Spanish.

Thomas Wolfe Memorial State Historic Site

52 North Market Street Asheville, NC 28801 LOCATION: In downtown Asheville. Look for brown historic site signs.

OPEN: April - October: Tuesday - Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm. Sunday, 1 - 5 pm. November - March:

Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm. Sunday 1 - 4 pm. Closed Monday. January 2 - March 31 the site

is closed Sunday and Monday.

PHONE: (828) 253-8304 WEB SITE: www.wolfememorial.com

COST: Admission charge.

This memorial celebrates the life and works of the famous NC writer. On the site is the ambling

Victorian boarding home where Thomas Wolfe grew up, and featured in his novel "Look

Homeward, Angel". A fully accessible visitors' center houses a gift shop, audio visual program, art

display and public restrooms.

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Western North Carolina Farmers Market

570 Brevard Road Asheville, NC 28806 LOCATION: From I-40 and I-26, take the NC 191 exit (Brevard Road - exit 47 off I-40, exit 2 off I-26). Follow the signs. OPEN: All year, 7 days a week. Retail buildings: April - October: Daily, 8 am - 6 pm. November March: Daily. 8 am - 5 pm. PHONE: (828) 253-1691 COST: Free Operated by the NC Department of Agriculture, the Western North Carolina Farmers Market is a modern, year-round facility with retail and wholesale produce, crafts and ornamental plants. Also, there is a garden center and restaurant.

Black Mountain

Swannanoa Valley Museum

PO Box 306 Black Mountain, NC 28711 LOCATION: Take exit 64 off I-40, turn north, cross railroad, go one block, turn left on NC 70, (State

Street) Museum is two blocks west on left side.

OPEN: April - October: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday, 2 to 5 pm. Closed Monday.

Museum will be open by appointment throughout the winter.

PHONE: (828) 652-2144 WEB SITE: www.swannanoavalleymuseum.org

COST: Fee

Located in the town's historic fire house (c. 1921), the Museum offers visitors the opportunity to

learn more about the history of the Swannanoa Valley and Western North Carolina. Permanent

exhibits include: Native Americans, Early Settlers, the Coming of the Railroad, Tourism, Religious

Conference Centers, Early Black Mountain and Swannanoa Watershed Development, Black

Mountain College, Textiles in the Valley, and Famous People from the Valley. All exhibits are on the

first floor of the museum and are accessible.

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Weaverville

Zebulon B. Vance Birthplace State Historic Site

911 Reems Creek Road Weaverville, NC 28787 LOCATION: Near Weaverville, off US 19 and US 23 on Reems Creek Road.

OPEN: April - October: Monday - Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm. Sunday, 1 - 5 pm. November - March:

Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm. Sunday, 1 - 4 pm. Closed Monday. Closed most major holidays.

PHONE: (828) 645-6706 WEB SITE: www.nchistoricsites.org/vance/vance.htm

COST: Free

Appalachian Mountain birthplace and early childhood home of the state's Civil War governor. Two-

story log house, six out buildings, visitor center/museum and picnic areas are on the grounds. The

visitor center/museum and covered picnic shelter are accessible. The historic buildings and the

grounds surrounding them are not.

Cherokee County

Brasstown

John C. Campbell Folk School

1 Folk School Road Brasstown, NC 28902 LOCATION: Seven miles east of Murphy, just off of Old US 64.

OPEN: Classes and events 12 months a year. Craft store - Monday - Saturday, 8 am - 5 pm.

Sunday, 1 - 5 pm. Museum - Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm. Sunday, 1 - 5 pm.

PHONE: 1-800-365-5724 WEB SITE: www.folkschool.org

COST: No charge for visiting. There are fees for classes.

The John C. Campbell Folk School is the world's largest folk school in number of courses offered

and number of students enrolled per year. Its mission is to provide educational programs for adults

as well as personal growth and hands-on skills training. Tourists are welcome to visit the school, its

retail craft shop and history museum. The craft shop sells wares of local artisans, including pottery,

wood carvings, wood crafts, blacksmithing, jewelry, weaving, baskets, enameled pieces,

recordings, books and cards.

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Murphy

Cherokee County Historical Museum

205 Peachtree Street Murphy, NC 28906 LOCATION: Take US 64 to downtown Murphy. The Museum is located between the Murphy Police

Department and the Cherokee County Courthouse.

OPEN: All year. Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm.

PHONE: (828) 837-6792 WEB SITE: www.cherokeecounty-nc.gov/nc/departments/

museum/

COST: Admission charge.

The Cherokee County Historical Museum reflects the life of the area from the time of the Cherokee

nation until today. Also featured is a collection of more than 500 dolls, the oldest doll dating back

around 1865. The Museum is housed in the old Carnegie Library Building, which was built in 1922.

Fields of the Wood

10000 Highway 294 Murphy, NC 28906 LOCATION: Eighteen miles west of Murphy near the Tennessee state line on NC 294.

OPEN: Daily, sunrise to sunset.

PHONE: (828) 494-7855 WEB PAGE: fieldsofthewoodbiblepark.com/

COST: Admission charge.

The world's largest display of the Ten Commandments and the Cross is found at this Bible themed

park. Fields of the Wood has been developed on more than 200 acres of land nestled within the

natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains. There is an Easter drama presented annually on

Easter Weekend. Please call ahead to arrange assistance.

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Graham County

Fontana Village

Fontana Dam

c/o Tennessee Valley Authority 1101 Market Street, BR 4 F Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402 LOCATION: On NC 28, 25 miles west of US 19. OPEN: May - October: Daily, 9 am - 7 pm. PHONE: (828) 498-2374 COST: Free Fontana Dam is a Tennessee Valley Authority operated hydroelectric power facility. This 480-foot tall structure is the highest dam in the Eastern United States, impounding the 30 mile long Fontana Lake. Restrooms are available adjacent to the visitor's center. There are two accessible picnic areas on site.

Robbinsville

Cheroala Skyway

c/o Graham County Chamber of Commerce PO Box 1206 Robbinsville, NC 28771 LOCATION: Runs from NC 143 in Robbinsville to Tennessee Highway 165 in Tellico Plains, TN.

OPEN: All year. Be sure to call the Graham County Sheriff's Department at (828) 479-3352 for

road conditions during the unpredictable winter months.

PHONE: (828) 837-2242 - Graham County Chamber of Commerce and Travel and Tourism Board

One of 20 National Scenic Byways, the Cheroala Skyway crosses through the Cherokee and

Nantahala National Forests connecting Robbinsville to Tellico Plains in southeastern Tennessee.

The Skyway passes crystal-clear rivers, climbs to breathtaking scenic overlooks (5,300 feet

elevation) and skirts the shoreline of a beautiful North Carolina mountain lake. Allowing for stops, it

takes about 1.5 to 2 hours to cross the Skyway. The Spirit Ridge overlook is accessible and there

are restrooms available at Stratton Ridge and Hooper Bald. Neither is completely accessible.

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Stecoah Valley Center

121 Schoolhouse Road Robbinsville, NC 28771 LOCATION: Between Bryson City and Fontana Dam on NC 28 North. From NC 28, turn on to NC 147. The Center will be about 0.5 mile south of NC 143.

OPEN: All year. Call for latest schedule.

PHONE: (828) 479-3364 WEB SITE: www.visitsvcenter.com

COST: Free

The Stecoah Valley Arts, Crafts And Educational Center is a nonprofit organization formed by local citizens to preserve mountain culture, their community, and the old Stecoah School. The rock school buildings (c. 1927) and grounds are being restored to once again serve as the center of the community. Through its festivals, performances and crafts, the Center helps preserve and promote Southern Appalachian mountain culture in its most authentic fashion.

Haywood County

Maggie Valley

Maggie Valley Opry House

3605 Soco Road Maggie Valley, NC 28751 LOCATION: On Soco Road (US 19) in Maggie Valley.

OPEN: May - October: 8 pm.

PHONE: (828) 926-9336 WEB SITE: www.raymondfairchild.com

COST: Ticket prices vary. Call for details.

Selected by Country Weekly Magazine as "One of the best Country-Themed places to see from

coast to coast", the Maggie Valley Opry House features Bluegrass and Mountain Music. Visitors

have the opportunity to hear world renowned banjo picker, the legendary Raymond Fairchild. The

Maggie Valley Opry House is preserving mountain culture and keeping the heritage of the moun tains alive through Bluegrass, the music of Appalachia.

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Wheels Through Time Museum

PO Box 790 Maggie Valley, NC 28751 LOCATION: Take US 19 North through Maggie Valley, the Museum is located on the left.

OPEN: April l- November: 9 am - 6 pm. December - March: 10 am - 5 pm.

PHONE: (828) 926-6266 WEB SITE: www.wheelsthroughtime.com

COST: Free

A consummate collection of over 250 rare antique American Motorcycles and Automobiles. Equally

astounding is the memorabilia collection that unites the "art of the motorcycle" with the generation

of Americans that enjoyed a life-style peculiar to the "American Mainstream." The Wheels Through

Time Museum has literally thousands of items that link man and machine. Many are fine works of

art gathered from around the world. A rare collection of early 1900 "Goodrich Girls" Lithographs,

grace the automobile collection. Also, an original "Mountain Water Color" from 1909.

Waynesville

Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts

49 Shelton Street Waynesville, NC 28786 LOCATION: Two blocks from Main Street in Waynesville, at the corner of Shelton Street and US 276 South. OPEN: May - October: Tuesday - Friday, 10 am- 4 pm PHONE: (828) 452-1551 COST: Admission charge. The Shelton House, listed on the National Register of Historic Sites, was constructed between 1875 and 1880. In recent years, the house was restored and became the Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts. Numerous period furnishings, Indian artifacts, hand-woven coverlets, NC pottery, baskets, quilts, needle crafts and a hand-crafted miniature farmstead and pioneer village are displayed.

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Henderson County

Flat Rock

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

81 Carl Sandburg Lane Flat Rock, NC 28731 LOCATION: Three miles south of Hendersonville, at US 25 and Little River Road.

OPEN: All year. Daily, 9 am - 5 pm. Closed Christmas Day.

PHONE: (828) 693-4178 WEB SITE: www.nps.gov/carl

COST: Admission charge for tour of house. Free self-guided tour of grounds and barn.

The home of the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet is a national historic site. Guided tours of the main

house and self-guided tours of the farm are offered. Summer programs include folk music

performances, poetry readings, and programs about Sandburg's life, writings, and family. A

wheelchair lift provides access to the second floor of the main house. Visitors with disabilities may

take a shuttle during the summer/early fall from the contact station to the main house.

Flat Rock Playhouse, The State Theater of North Carolina

PO Box 310 Flat Rock, NC 28731 LOCATION: Three and a half miles south of Hendersonville on US 25 in Flat Rock.

OPEN: Mid- May - Mid-October. Box office: Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 5 pm. Performances:

Wednesday - Saturday, 8:15 pm. Thursday, Saturday and Sunday Matinees: 2:15 pm. Also open

for holiday productions.

PHONE: (828) 693-0731 WEB SITE: www.flatrockplayhouse.org

COST: Admission charge. Student (children), senior and group discounts are available. Call or

inquire at box office.

Considered one of the nation's 10 best seasonal theaters, the State Theater of North Carolina,

produces 12 professional productions annually. The Vagabond Players perform a variety of shows

each year including Broadway musicals, comedies, American classics, farces, and whodunits. Call

for schedule and reservations.

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Historic Flat Rock District

c/o Henderson County Travel and Tourism

PO Box 721

Hendersonville, NC 28793

LOCATION: Three miles south of Hendersonville on US 25.

OPEN: Most shops open year-round.

PHONE: 1-800-828-4244 WEB SITE: www.historicflatrock.org

COST: Free.

This famous town's name comes from its origins as a Cherokee gathering place. Established in

1828, Flat Rock has been home to poets, playwrights and artists. Visitors may explore a variety of

shops, studios, school and galleries. Nearby sites include Carl Sandburg Home National Historic

Site, the Flat Rock Playhouse, and St. John in the Wilderness Church. There are two accessible

parking spaces near the Post Office, and in a nearby business park just off US 25. Parts of the

town are hilly, and some older buildings do not have accessible entrances.

St. John in the Wilderness Church

PO Box 185 Flat Rock, NC 28713 LOCATION: On the west side of US 25, three-quarters of a mile north of the Carl Sandburg National Historic Site. Look for historic markers along the highway. OPEN: The church and cemetery are open daily from 9 am - 4 pm. PHONE: (828) 693-9783 COST: Free The Church, listed in the National Register of Historic Sites, was built as a private chapel in 1833 on the grounds of Charles and Susan Barings' home "Mountain Lodge". In 1936, the church was deeded to the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina. The Church remains active today. The family plots located in the idyllic churchyard include the graves of Christopher Gustavus Memminger, first secretary of the Confederate treasury; the Rev. John Grimke Drayton, developer of the world-famous Magnolia Gardens; and family members of three signers of the Declaration of Independence.

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Hendersonville

Historic Downtown Hendersonville

c/o Hendersonville County Travel and Tourism PO Box 721 Hendersonville, NC 28793 LOCATION: The county seat of Henderson County is off I-26, south of the Asheville Airport.

OPEN: Most shops open year-round.

PHONE: (828) 693-9708 or 1-800-828-4244

COST: Free

Located on a 75-square mile plateau between the Blue Ridge and the Smoky Mountains,

Hendersonville received its charter in 1847. Growth was stimulated early on by the completion of a

railroad line from Charleston, SC in 1879. Hendersonville quickly became a favorite retreat for

Charlestonians and Floridians escaping summer heat and humidity. Today, downtown

Hendersonville hosts many activities including the NC Apple Festival (Labor Day weekend),

Garden Jubilee, music on Main Street, arts shows, street dances, and parades throughout the year.

Historic Johnson Farm

3346 Haywood Road

Hendersonville, NC 28791

LOCATION: Four miles north of Hendersonville on NC 191, across from Rugby Middle School.

OPEN: Tuesday - Friday, 9 am - 2:30 pm. Tours are held 10:30 am and 1:30 pm. The Farm is

closed on school holidays and during inclement weather.

PHONE: (828) 891-6585 WEB SITE: www.henderson.k12.nc.us/district/johnsonfarm/

COST: There is a fee for the tour. Walking the grounds and use of picnic tables is free.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Johnson Farm was a late 19th century

tobacco farm that became a popular summer tourist retreat in the early 20th century. Today, the

farm is owned by the Henderson County Public Schools and operated as a heritage education

center and farm museum. The farm features an 1870s brick farm house; a 1920s boarding house;

a barn/loft museum; 10 historic buildings; two nature trails; and 15 acres of fields, forests and

streams. The average tour takes about three hours. The accessible Interpretive Education Center

is located just off the main parking lot.

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Holmes Educational State Forest

1299 Crab Creek Road Hendersonville, NC 28739 LOCATION: On Crab Creek-Kanuga Road, nine miles west of Hendersonville on SR 1127. OPEN: Mid-March to the Friday before Thanksgiving. Closed Monday. Call for hours of operation. PHONE: (828) 692-0100 WEB SITE: www.dfr.state.nc.us/esf/hesf/hesf_home.htm COST: Free The Forest offers outdoor educational programs, trails with "talking trees", picnic facilities, camping areas and ranger conducted programs. Two accessible picnic areas, one on each side of the parking area. The amphitheater has wheelchair seating. Crab Creek Trail is a flat, half-mile, hardpacked gravel trail. The trail provides a view of native trees, wildflowers, birds and a nearby creek. A "wetlands" exhibit on site is also accessible. Access to other areas (includes forest center) over winding, dirt trails, roots protruding, continual slope greater than 1:12.

Mineral and Lapidary Museum of Henderson County, Inc.

400 North Main Street Hendersonville, NC 28792 LOCATION: In downtown Hendersonville on the lower level of the Henderson County Genealogical and Historical Society building. OPEN: Monday - Friday, 1 - 5 pm. Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm. PHONE: (828) 698-1977 WEB SITE: www.mineralmuseum.org COST: Free The Museum displays minerals, fossils, and lapidary materials for the benefit and education of the public. A special feature of this museum is its geode cracking enterprise, one of the largest such operations in the country. Exhibits include a 260-pound Amethyst geode from Uruguay and replicas of the Cullinan Diamonds.

NOTE: Although the main entrance is not accessible, there are two accessible entrances to the Museum. The first is by taking the elevator in the Historical Society lobby to the lower floor. Or, call ahead and a staff member will open an entrance on 4th Street. The building has an accessible restroom.

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Western North Carolina Air Museum

PO Box 2343 Hendersonville, NC 28793 LOCATION: From I-26 take exit 22 to the Hendersonville Airport. Follow the signs to the museum. OPEN: March - October: Wednesday and Sunday from 12 noon - 6 pm and Saturday 10 am - 6 pm. November - February: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon - 5 pm. PHONE: (828) 698-2482 WEB SITE: www.wncairmuseum.com COST: Free The Western North Carolina Air Museum has a unique collection of airplanes celebrating the "Golden Age of General Aviation", the decades surrounding the World War II when flying com manded the world's attention and an airplane was in everybody's future. The hangar doors are open rain or shine; however, the threshold is greater than .75 inch. A designated parking space for visitors with disabilities is located next to the asphalt path leading to the hangar entrance. Vehicle access is available to the paved ramp area. Restroom facilities are accessible.

Jackson County

Cullowhee

Mountain Heritage Center

Western Carolina University Cullowhee, NC 28723 LOCATION: The H.F. Robinson Administration Building the campus of Western Carolina University.

OPEN: November - May: Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm. June - October: Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5

pm. Sunday, 2 - 5 pm.

The center observes all university holidays so call for exact dates and times.

PHONE: (828) 227-7129 WEB SITE: www.wcu.edu/mhc

COST: Free.

The heirlooms of hundreds of western North Carolina families are just some of the objects of

historical significance preserved by the Mountain Heritage Center. The center's collection,

numbering more than 10,000 artifacts, provides rich material for exhibits that illustrate mountain

ways of life and continuity with the past. In addition to preparing exhibits and maintaining its

extensive collections, the center publishes books, tapes and other materials on mountain culture.

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Dillsboro

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

PO Box 397 Dillsboro, NC 28725-0397 LOCATION: Depots located in Dillsboro, Bryson City and Andrews.

OPEN: Trains operate year-round; call for complete schedule. Private charters available.

PHONE: 1-800-872-4681 or (828) 586-8811 WEB SITE: www.gsmr.com

COST: Admission charge.

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad offers scenic half-day excursions via steam or diesel. Travel

through the beautiful Western North Carolina Mountains into river gorges, across fertile valleys and

through tunnels cut out of mountains. Seating options include club cars, coach cars, and open air

photography cars. The open car departing Dillsboro is wheelchair accessible. Schedules subject to

change, call for times and departure locations. Advanced reservations are strongly recommended.

Sylva

Historic Main Street

c/o Jackson County Chamber of Commerce 116 Central Street Sylva, NC 28779 LOCATION: Follow US. 23/74 west to exit 83 and follow the signs to downtown Sylva.

OPEN: Most shops open year-round.

PHONE: (828) 586-2155 - Visitor Center WEB SITE: www.mountainlovers.com

COST: Free

Classic, turn-of-the-century Main Street which underwent renovation in 1997 as part of the Main

Street USA Program. Restaurants and shops line the street. The state's most photographed

courthouse is on the hill above Main Street. The sidewalks are brick, with curb cuts. Some shops in

the mercantile area located on a hillside have driveways with slopes greater than 1:12.

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Macon County

Franklin

Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum

25 Phillips Street Franklin, NC 28734 LOCATION: The old jail building in downtown Franklin.

OPEN: May 1 - October 31: Tuesday - Friday 12 noon - 4 pm. Saturday, 11 am - 3 pm.

PHONE: (828) 369-7831 WEB SITE: www.fgmm.org

COST: Free

The Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum occupies the Historic Old Jail of Macon County that was

built in 1850. The Museum and its sponsors the Gem and Mineral Society of Franklin are dedicated

to the cataloging and preservation of gem and mineral specimens from around the world as well as

those found in Macon County - home to the famous Cowee Valley where rubies and sapphires

have been found for over 100 years. The Society holds "Gemborees" annually. Call for details.

Gold City Gem and Jewelry Store

9410 Sylva Highway Franklin, NC 28734 LOCATION: Six miles north of Franklin on US 441.

OPEN: April 1 - November 30: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9 am until closing.

PHONE: 1-800-713-7767 WEB SITE: www.goldcityamusement.com

COST: There is a charge for gem panning. No charge to visit the general store.

This huge general store is home to a variety of great souvenirs, toys, candies, and locally made

sauces and jams. The Gold City Gem and Jewelry Store is the home of a 150-pound sapphire.

Come check it out along with other huge minerals on display such as petrified logs and amethyst

geodes. Also featured are Lortone tumblers, Brazilian agate products, gold panning products, and

world famous gem dirt to go by the bucket or the package.

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Macon County Historical Museum

36 West Main Street

Franklin, NC 28734

LOCATION: The museum is on West Main Street, just beyond Rankin Square, directly across from

the Macon County Courthouse.

OPEN: November - April: Monday - Friday, 10 am - 4 pm. May - October: Tuesday - Friday, 10 am 5 pm. Saturday, 1 - 5 pm.

PHONE: (828) 524-9758 WEB SITE: www.maconnchistorical.org

COST: Free admission. Donations are accepted and gratefully appreciated.

The Macon County Historical Museum is located in the historic Pendergrass Store building (c.1904)

which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Macon County Historical Society,

which operates the museum, seeks to discover, collect and preserve local materials and

information to interpret the rich heritage of Macon County. The historic building has a 1.5-inch

threshold. The first floor, which is configured as a country store, is accessible.

Scottish Tartans Museum and Heritage Center

86 East Main Street Franklin, NC 28723 LOCATION: East of the Macon County Courthouse in downtown Franklin.

OPEN: Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm. Closed Sunday.

PHONE: (828) 524-7472 WEB SITE: www.scottishtartans.org

COST: There is a nominal fee to tour the museum.

The Scottish Tartans Society was formed in 1963 to maintain a database of tartans, provide a

design service for new tartans, and encourage research into tartan and Highland dress. The US

extension of the Scottish Tartans Museum has been in Franklin since 1994 and serves as a center

for tartan inquiries and Scottish heritage in the United States. Exhibits show the evolution of the kilt,

traditional tartan weaving, and over 500 tartans dating from 1725 to the present. The Museum's

computer records contain nearly 3,000 tartans. The gift shop supplies visitors with tartan wear,

Highland dress items, Scottish books, music, jewelry, and many other Celtic gifts. All sales support

the American museum. There is on-street parking designated for people with disabilities in close

proximity to the Museum and Gift Shop. The accessible entrance is at the side of the building.

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Highlands

Museum of American Cut and Engraved Glass

218 Whiteside Mountain Road Highlands, NC 28741 LOCATION: The Museum is located just outside of downtown Highlands, just over 0.5 mile off 4th Street (US 64). OPEN: May - October: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 1 - 4 pm. PHONE: (828) 526-3427 WEB SITE: www.highlandschamber.org COST: Free A log cabin serves as the home to cut and engraved glass primarily from the American Brilliant Period, 1876-1916. The museum seeks to increase awareness of and appreciation for this American art form. There are no accessible parking spaces around the dirt driveway. Steps lead to the front porch. The front door lock must be pushed down to open. If the entrance can be managed, the first floor is accessible. The second floor of the cabin is not accessible.

Madison County

Hot Springs

Hot Springs Natural Hot Mineral Baths

315 Bridge Street PO Box 428 Hot Springs, NC 28743-0428 LOCATION: West of Marshall on US 25-70.

OPEN: Mid-February - November 30: 9 am - 11 pm. December 1 - Mid-February: weekends only 11

am -11 pm.

PHONE: (828) 622-7676 or 1-800-462-0933. Call in advance from December - Mid February.

WEB SITE: www.hotspringspa-nc.com

COST: Fee for services, camping.

The Spa is nestled along scenic Spring Creek and the French Broad River, where natural mineral

waters maintain a 100°F temperature all year. Year round RV camping with full hook-ups and

camping cabins are available. Seasonal tent camping sites available with partial hook-ups.

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Mars Hill

Rural Life Museum at Mars Hill College

PO Box 6706 Mars Hill, NC 28754 LOCATION: The campus is 18 miles north of Asheville via US 19-23, 10 miles east of Marshall. OPEN: The College has a year round academic calendar. Call or check their web site for details. PHONE: (828) 689-1424 or (828)689-1262 WEB SITE: www.mhc.edu/regional/museum.asp COST: No charge to visit the museum. Donations are encouraged. The Rural Life Museum is a significant component of the college's cultural and educational services. Its resources, collections, and programs are available through tours, workshops, lectures, and internships. An accessible parking space is located diagonally across from the Museum.

Mitchell County

Penland

Penland School of Crafts

PO Box 37 Penland, NC 28756-0037 LOCATION: Near Spruce Pine on Penland School Road. Follow signs to the campus. OPEN: The Gallery in the Visitors Center is open early March through mid-December. Tours are available, reservations are required PHONE: (828) 765-6211 WEB SITE: www.penland.org COST: Fee for classes. There is no admission fee for the Gallery in the Visitors Center. The Penland School of Crafts is a national center for craft education. The school offers classes in books and paper, clay, drawing and painting, glass, iron, metals, photography, printmaking, textiles, and wood. Penland also sponsors artists' residencies, an outreach program, and a craft gallery. There is accessible housing for residential students. A ramp is located at the back of the Gallery.

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Spruce Pine

Museum of North Carolina Minerals

Route 1, Box 798 Spruce Pine, NC 28777 LOCATION: Just off the Blue Ridge Parkway at US 226, near Spruce Pine.

OPEN: Daily, 9 am - 5 pm.

PHONE: (828) 765-2761 - Museum or (828) 765-6082- Gillespie Gap District Ranger

Office.

COST: Free

This attractive museum features displays of minerals mined from North Carolina, books, postcards

and special information on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce

visitor center is located in the same building.

The Orchard at Altapass

1025 Orchard Road Spruce Pine, NC 28777 LOCATION: On the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 328.3.

OPEN: Late May through early November; Monday, Wednesday - Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm. Sunday,

12 - 6 pm.

PHONE: 1-888-765-9531 WEB SITE: www.altapassorchard.com

COST: Free

The historic Orchard at Altapass has been highlighted in the National Geographic Traveler

magazine's Map Guide to Appalachia. The Orchard at Altapass is an Appalachian cultural and

historical center celebrating the people, music, art, and natural beauty of the Blue Ridge

Mountains. The Orchard serves up authentic mountain music, local mountain arts, jams, jellies,

sauces, sweets, gifts, and apples.

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Swain County

Cherokee

Cherokee Indian Reservation

c/o Cherokee Welcome Center

PO Box 460

Cherokee, NC 28719

LOCATION: Take I-40 west to exit 27 (US 74), and travel west on US 74 to exit 74 (the Cherokee/

Great Smoky Mountains National Park exit).

OPEN: All year

PHONE: (828) 497-9195 or 1-800-438-1601 WEB SITE: www.cherokee-nc.com

The Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians is a sovereign nation of over 13,000 people living on

100 square miles adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Members of the Eastern

Band are descendants of those Cherokee who, in the late 1830s, refused to march along the

infamous "Trail of Tears" to Oklahoma,. The Museum of the Cherokee Indian, Oconaluftee Indian

Village, Unto These Hills Outdoor Drama, Qualla Co-op Arts and Crafts, souvenir shops and other

family attractions make this area one of North Carolina's most popular travel destinations.

Museum of the Cherokee Indian

PO Box 1599 Cherokee NC 28719 LOCATION: At the intersection of US 441 and Drama Road.

OPEN: The museum opens daily at 9 am. Closing times vary by season. Closed Thanksgiving,

Christmas and New Year's Day.

PHONE: (828) 497-3481 WEB SITE: www.cherokeemuseum.org

COST: Admission charge. Call or write about special group discounts.

The outstanding exhibits of the Museum of the Cherokee Indian combine computer generated

imagery, special effects, and audio with an extensive artifact collection. Learn the story of the

Cherokee from 12,000 years ago through the present. This popular educational experience has

been welcoming visitors since 1948.

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Oconaluftee Indian Village

PO Box 398 Cherokee, NC 28719 LOCATION: Near the Mountainside Theater, off US 441 North

OPEN: Mid May - October 25: Daily, 9 am - 5:30 pm.

PHONE: (828) 497-2315 WEB SITE: www.oconalufteevillage.com

COST: Admission charge. Group rates available for parties of 15 or more.

An authentically reproduced Cherokee Indian Village provides demonstrations and tours depicting

the life-style of an 18th century Cherokee community. Visitors watch and listen as the history of the

Cherokee comes alive.

Unto These Hills Outdoor Drama

PO Box 398 Cherokee, NC 28719 LOCATION: The Mountainside Theater. Turn off US 441 North on to Drama Road and follow the signs. OPEN: Mid-June - late August PHONE: (866) 554-4557 -toll free WEB SITE: www.untothesehills.com COST: There is a charge for tickets. Advance reservations are recommended for this extremely popular production Unto These Hills is the tragic and triumphant story of the Cherokee. Set against the backdrop of the Great Smoky Mountains, the drama is presented under the stars on three stages in the beautiful Mountainside Theater. Since opening on July 1, 1950, Unto These Hills has been seen by over five million people. The compelling story opens with the arrival of the Spanish explorer Hernando DeSoto in 1540, and builds to a stirring climax with the cruel removal of all but a remnant of Cherokee on the infamous "Trail of Tears." Call the toll-free number listed above for information on accessible seating and parking. An assistive listening system is available.

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Transylvania County

Brevard

Brevard Music Center Summer Institute and Festival

PO Box 312 Brevard, NC 28712 LOCATION: One mile west of the center of Brevard, off Probart Street. Follow signs. OPEN: Each summer from June - mid-August. Concerts at various times during the week PHONE: (828) 862-2105 or 888-384-8682 - toll free WEB SITE: www.brevardmusic.org COST: Admission charged for some events, call for information. This is a seven-week program which brings together more than 400 students and professional musicians. The professionals help students learn and understand the world of a professional musician. Each year, the festival presents more than 80 public performances.

Cedar Mountain

DuPont State Forest

PO Box 300 Cedar Mountain, NC 28718 LOCATION: From downtown Hendersonville, take US 25 South and turn right on Kanuga Road.

Go past Holmes Educational State Forest and turn left on DuPont Road just before the

Transylvania County line. Follow DuPont Road for 3.1 miles to the State Forest.

OPEN: All year

PHONE: 828-877-6527 WEB SITE: www.dupontforest.com

COST: Free, but there is a charge for picnic shelter rental and special activities.

Situated in the Little River Valley DuPont State Forest features waterfalls and 80 miles of roads

and trails wandering through mountainous terrain. The forest is open to the public for hiking,

mountain biking and horseback riding. Fishing is allowed with a valid NC fishing license. Hunting by

special permit only.

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Pisgah Forest

Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education

PO Box 1600 Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 LOCATION: The center is off US 276 near the town of Pisgah Forest. OPEN: Daily 8 am - 5 pm. Closed state holidays except for Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day. Outdoor exhibits close at 4:30 pm. PHONE: (828) 877-4423 WEB SITE: www.ncwildlife.org COST: Free Visitors to the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education can view both indoor and outdoor exhibits that focus on Mountain region wildlife. The exhibits show the relationship between people and wildlife, and the natural resources they share. Indoor exhibits include three aquariums containing Coastal, Piedmont and Mountain aquatic species. The center also features a NC WILD Store, an outdoor classroom, an auditorium, vending services and public restrooms.

Sapphire

Gorges State Park

PO Box 100 Sapphire, NC 28774-0100 LOCATION: Approximately 45 miles southwest of Asheville. The interim park office is in the same

building as the Sapphire Post Office at the intersection of US 64 and NC 281.

OPEN: November - February: 8 am - 6 pm; March and October: 8 am - 7 pm; April, May and

September: 8 am - 8 pm; June - August, 8 am - 9 pm. Closed Christmas Day.

PHONE: (828) 966-9099 WEB SITE: www.ils.unc.edu/parkproject/visit/gorg/do.html

COST: Fee for camping.

Rugged Gorges State Park features primitive camping and backwoods hiking. Visitors who

traverse the steep, backwoods trails will find dazzling waterfalls and numerous rare plant species.

Horses and mountain bikes are currently permitted on the Auger Hole Trail on the western

boundary of the park. Picnic tables, some accessible, provide comfortable settings for a meal or

snack. Accessible toilets are located in primitive camping area.

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Sapphire Valley Ski Area

4350 US 64 West Sapphire, NC 28774 LOCATION: From Brevard, take US 64 West to Sapphire Valley. In Cashiers, turn right on US 64

East and travel 3 miles. Sapphire Valley Resort will be on the left.

OPEN: During the winter ski season. Call for latest schedule.

PHONE: (828) 743-1169 WEB SITE: www.skisapphire.com

COST: Fees vary, call for current prices.

The Sapphire Valley Ski Area has a 1600-foot slope with a 200-foot vertical drop. Sapphire Valley

has one main ski slope, a bunny hill for beginners, and the Frozen Falls tube park. There is a 4

seat lift for the main slope, a pull lift for the bunny hill, and a pull lift for the tube park.

Watauga County

Blowing Rock

Appalachian Heritage Museum

175 Mystery Hill Lane Blowing Rock, NC 28605 LOCATION: On US 321, between Blowing Rock and Boone. OPEN: Daily. June - August, 9 am - 8 pm. September - May, 9 am - 5 pm. PHONE: (828) 264-2792 WEB SITE: www.mysteryhill-nc.com COST: Museum visitors may make a donation. The museum is located in the Dougherty House, built in 1903 for the founders of Appalachian State University, D.D. and B.B. Dougherty. The home was the first in Watauga County to have electricity and running water. The museum shows visitors how middle class mountain families lived between the late 1800s and the turn of the century.

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Appalachian Ski Mountain

940 Ski Mountain Road Blowing Rock, NC 28605 LOCATION: Two miles off US 221/321 between Blowing Rock and Boone.

OPEN: Mid-November - April.

PHONE: (828) 295-7828 or 1-800-322-2373 WEB PAGE: www.appskimtn.com

COST: Fee to ski.

Since 1962 Appalachian Ski Mountain has been offering skiing in a family oriented atmosphere in

the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The site includes 10 slopes, two terrain parks, and a

panoramic outdoor ice arena.

Blowing Rock

PO Box 145

Blowing Rock, NC 28605

LOCATION: On US 321 South, two miles south of the village of Blowing Rock.

OPEN: Daily, weather permitting. Check their web site for the latest information.

PHONE: (828) 295-7111 WEB SITE: www.theblowingrock.com

COST- Fee for adults, seniors (60 and over) and children 6 to 11. Children under 6 free.

The Blowing Rock is an immense cliff 4,000 feet above sea level, overhanging Johns River Gorge

3,000 feet below. The walls of the gorge form a flume through which the northwest winds sweep

with such force that they return light objects cast over the void. The view of the Blue Ridge

Mountains chain makes the Blowing Rock one of North Carolina's most popular tourist attractions.

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Mystery Hill

129 Mystery Hill Lane

Blowing Rock, NC 28605

LOCATION: On US 321, between Blowing Rock and Boone.

OPEN: Daily, all year. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

PHONE: (828) 264-2792 WEB SITE: www.mysteryhill-nc.com

COST: Admission charge.

Mystery Hill is more than a single attraction. Visit the Hall of Mystery, the Native American Artifacts

Museum and the Mystery House. The main building houses the ticket counter and gift shop.

Tweetsie Railroad

PO Box 388 Blowing Rock, NC 28605 LOCATION: On US 321-221, between Boone and Blowing Rock.

OPEN: Early to mid May: Friday - Sunday, 9 am - 6 pm. Late May - late August: daily 9 am - 6 pm.

Labor Day: 9 am - 6 pm. September - early November: Friday - Sunday, 9 am - 6 pm. Open Friday

and Saturday evenings early October - early November for the Ghost Train Halloween Festival,

gates open at 7:30 pm.

PHONE: (828) 264-9061 WEB SITE: www.tweetsie.com

COST: Admission charge. Special group rates if requested in advance of visit.

Tweetsie Railroad is North Carolina's first family theme park which provides a fun-filled trip back to

the days of the Old West. Visitors may enjoy the train ride, live entertainment, petting zoo, chair lift

to Miner's Mountain, panning for gold. The centerpiece of the Old West town is Number 12, an

historic narrow-gauge, coal-fired stem locomotive. All areas of the park are accessible, however

there are some hills. The Wild West Train Ride is wheelchair accessible. There are standard

wheelchairs available for rental on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Boone

Horn in the West Outdoor Drama

PO Box 295 Boone, NC 28607 LOCATION: On Horn Avenue in the heart of Boone. Turn left at the first stoplight past the

intersection of US 321 and NC 105 on to Horn Avenue. Horn in the West is on the left, just past

the first stop sign.

OPEN: Performances are from late June until mid-August.

PHONE: (828) 264-2120 WEB SITE: www.horninthewest.com

COST: There is a charge for tickets.

Kermit Hunter's revolutionary war drama, "Horn in the West," tells the compelling story of

American hero Daniel Boone and the intrepid settlers of America in their journey westward. The

drama has been presented every summer since 1952 in one of the most beautiful outdoor

theatres in the country. There is a ramp at the right side of the Box Office. The path leading to the

amphitheater slopes significantly. Seating for people using wheelchairs is available at the back of

the amphitheater. An accessible picnic table is available on site.

Valle Crucis

Mast General Store

NC 194 South Valle Crucis, NC 28691 LOCATION: From Boone, follow NC 105 South 5 miles. Turn right at the traffic light (just across the Watauga River Bridge) onto Broadstone Road (SR 1112). Follow that for 3 miles. OPEN: All year. Monday - Saturday, 7 am - 6:30 pm. Sunday, 12 noon - 6 pm. Winter hours vary slightly. PHONE: (828) 963-6511 WEB SITE: www.mastgeneralstore.com This National Register of Historic Places site is one of the best examples of an old general store. Although the store is somewhat less accommodating to people with limited mobility, the proprietors have made every effort to make it accessible. More than 8,000 square feet are packed with old oak counters, antique glass and oak display cabinets. Just down the road is the Mast Annex, which at one time was a competing general store.

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Yancey County

Burnsville

Mount Mitchell State Park

Route 5, Box 700 Burnsville, NC 28714 LOCATION: Off the Blue Ridge Parkway, on NC 128 between Asheville and Spruce Pine.

OPEN: November - February: 8 am - 6 pm. March and October: 8 am - 7 pm. April and September:

8 am - 8 pm. May - August: 8 am - 9 pm. Closed Christmas Day.

PHONE: (828) 675-4611

COST: Free.

North Carolina's first state park is located on the tallest mountain east of the Mississippi. The

1,855-acre park provides a variety of amenities and experiences including backpack camping, and

hiking trails, Accessible facilities include the park office (with restrooms), a museum and a picnic

overlook just below the peak of Mt. Mitchell. The observation tower and tower trail are closed.

The Rush Wray Museum of Yancey County History

PO Box 1088 Burnsville, NC 28714 LOCATION: Behind the Yancey County Chamber of Commerce Visitor's Center on West Main Street in downtown Burnsville. OPEN: All year PHONE: (828) 682-3671 WEB SITE: www.communitylink.com/yancey/history.htm COST: Free The Rush Wray Museum of Yancey County History preserves the history and heritage of Yancey County through exhibits, educational programs, and preservation of the historic McElroy House. Visitors may drive up to Academy Street and park in a sloped, paved lot. A gravel path leads to the entrance of the two story house, which has two steps at the entrance.

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Alexander County

Hiddenite

Hiddenite Center at the Historic Lucas Mansion

PO Box 311 Hiddenite, NC 28636 LOCATION: Three blocks north of NC 90 on Church Street in Hiddenite.

OPEN: Monday - Friday 9:00 - 4:30

PHONE: (828) 632-6966 WEB SITE: www.hiddenitecenter.com

COST: There is a charge for a guided tour of the House Museum. Other areas are free.

This three-story Victorian mansion houses a museum of antiques and collectibles, local gem and

mineral collections, art gallery, and toy and doll collections.

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Hiddenite Gems' Emerald Hollow Mine

484 Emerald Hollow Mine Road

Hiddenite, NC 28636

LOCATION: Turn off NC 90 in downtown Hiddenite onto Sulphur Springs Road. There will be

green signs to guide you.

OPEN: Schedule varies by season. Call for current hours of operation.

PHONE: (828) 632-6966 WEB SITE: hiddenitegems.com/index.html

COST: Fee for prospecting.

The Emerald Hollow Mine is the only emerald mine in the United States that is open to the public

for prospecting. Nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Brushy Mountains, the mine is located in the

small town of Hiddenite. This area is recognized as one of the most unique and interesting

geological locations on the North American continent.

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Alleghany County

Laurel Springs

Thistle Meadow Winery

102 Thistle Meadow Laurel Springs, NC 28644.

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LOCATION: From NC 18 turn onto Elk Knob Road (SR 1143) at Junction 113. Follow Elk Knob Road for about 0.3 mile. Look for the signs. OPEN: April - December, Monday- Saturday, 2 - 5 pm. Sunday, 2 - 4 pm. PHONE: 1-800-233-1505 WEB SITE: www.thistlemeadowwinery.com COST: Free Thistle Meadow Winery offers tours including tastings of wines made from grapes grown around the world. Thistle Meadow creates a wide variety of red, white, and blush wines, ranging in taste from sweet to dry. The rear entrance is level with the ground, and some portions of the winery may be a tight fit. Accessible restrooms are in the Burgiss Barn, next to the winery.

Roaring Gap

Stone Mountain State Park

3042 Frank Parkway Roaring Gap, NC 28668 LOCATION: Seven miles southwest of Roaring Gap on SR 1739.

OPEN: All year except Christmas Day. November - February: 8 am - 6 pm. March and October: 8

am - 7 pm. April, May and September: 8 am - 8 pm. June, July and August: 8 am - 9 pm.

PHONE: (336) 957-8185 WEB SITE: ils.unc.edu/parkproject/visit/stmo/home.html

COST: Fee charged for camping.

The park features mountain climbing, hiking trails, fishing, picnicking, camping and nature-study

areas. Stone Mountain has accessible campsites with hard packed surfaces for people who use

wheelchairs. Many of the hiking trails are hilly. Paved trails lead from a parking lot to two paved

accessible picnic sites. The visitors center is accessible.

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Sparta

Chateau Laurinda

690 Reeves Ridge Road Sparta NC 28675 LOCATION: Take US 221 South to NC 93 North. Go two miles to Reeves Ridge Road, turn right. OPEN: All year PHONE: 1-800-650-3236 WEB SITE: www.chateaulaurindawinery.com COST: Free Chateau Laurinda creates the finest naturally filtered and fermented wines using only all natural ingredients. The winery is a family owned and operated business that only makes specialty wines. Chateau Laurinda also features a bed and breakfast located in a vintage farm house.

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Burke County

Connelly Springs

South Mountain State Park

3001 South Mountain Park Avenue Connelly Springs, NC 28612 LOCATION: Eighteen miles south of Morganton.

OPEN: Spring: Daily, 8 am - 8 pm. Summer: Daily, 8 am - 9 pm. Fall and Winter, Daily 8 am - 6 pm.

Closed Christmas Day.

PHONE: (828) 433-4772 WEB SITE: ils.unc.edu/parkproject/visit/somo/home.html

COST: Fee for camping. For organized group or equestrian reservations, call in advance.

This natural wilderness area (18,000 acres) features many species of wildflowers, picnic areas,

fishing, camping, backpacking, horseback riding, mountain biking and hiking. Between 150 - 200

special educational tours are presented annually; many for people with disabilities. Special events

include guided hikes, wildflower programs and aquatic programs. The interpretive Hemlock Nature

Trail is fully accessible. An accessible campsite is about 0.5 mile from the main parking area.

Accessible pit toilets are located within the campground.

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Morganton

Sam J. Ervin, Jr. Library and Museum

1001 Burkemont Avenue

Morganton, NC 28655

LOCATION: The Phifer Learning Resources Center at Western Piedmont Community College.

Traveling west on I-40, take exit 103, turn right onto Burkemont Avenue. Western Piedmont Community College will be on your right. Signs will direct you to the Ervin Library and Museum.

OPEN: Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm. Open other times by appointment.

PHONE: (828) 438-6152 WEB PAGE: www.samervinlibrary.org

COST: Free

The Senator Sam J. Ervin, Jr. Library, located on the campus of Western Piedmont Community

College, is a 7,500-item collection of the late Senator's books, professional and family

memorabilia, political cartoons, awards and other items collected over the years. Included among

the furnishings are the desk and chair used by the Senator during his tenure in Congress. Visitors

will enter an exact replica of Senator Ervin's personal library as it existed in his Morganton home.

The room looks as it did when the Senator was writing books there such as his autobiography,

Preserving the Constitution and The Whole Truth: The Watergate Conspiracy.

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Valdese

From This Day Forward Outdoor Drama

PO Box 112 401 Church Street NW Valdese, NC 28690 LOCATION: From I-40, take exit 111 onto Main Street in Valdese. Turn left; go through town to

Church Street; turn right; go 0.25 mile to drama site on right.

OPEN: Mid-July ­ mid-August: Friday ­ Sunday nights. Curtain at 8 pm (Play runs 2 hours).

PHONE: (828) 874-0176 WEB SITE: www.oldcolonyplayers.com

COST: Admission charge. Group rates available.

This moving drama depicts the story of the Waldensens' struggle to survive violent persecution in

the Cottian Alps and their eventual arrival in Valdese in 1893 to establish a colony. Drama offers

attendees insight into everyday life of the new arrivals.

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Waldensian Heritage Wines

c/o Villar Vinters of Valdese, Inc. 4940 Villar Lane, NE Valdese, NC 28690 LOCATION: Off I-40, exit 112. Get on Eldred Street, which becomes North Laurel Street at Main

Street traffic light. Follow North Laurel Street to Villar Lane, which will be on your left.

OPEN: All year. Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 1 pm - 6 pm. Closed holidays.

PHONE: (828) 879-3202 WEB SITE: www.ci.valdese.nc.us/winery.htm

COST: Free.

An authentic Waldensian winery that produces a variety of Waldensian Heritage Wines. The

products produced reflect 250 years of wine making experience.

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Caldwell County

Lenoir

20 Miles of Furniture

c/o Caldwell County Chamber of Commerce 1909 Hickory Boulevard SE Lenoir, NC 28645 LOCATION: Along US 321 (Hickory Boulevard) between Lenoir and Hickory.

OPEN: All year. Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center open Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm.

PHONE: (828)-726-0323 FURNITURE HOTLINE: 1-800-737-0782

WEB SITE: www.20milesoffurniture.com

COST Free.

Furniture stores line a 20 mile stretch of US 321 through Caldwell County. The Caldwell County

Chamber of Commerce Visitor's Center provides information on the various stores and businesses.

US 321 in Caldwell County is dominated by outlet stores showcasing exceptional prices and the

finest selections from the industry's leading furniture retailers.

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Fort Defiance

PO Box 686

Lenoir, NC 28645

LOCATION: Just off NC 268, 5.5 miles northeast of US 321.

OPEN: April - October: Thursday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm. Sunday, 1 - 5 pm. Other times by

special appointment. Hours are subject to change.

PHONE: (828) 758-1671 WEB SITE: www.fortdefiancenc.org

ADMISSION: Admission charge.

Fort Defiance is the restored 18th century home of Revolutionary War hero General William Lenoir. The home is named for the frontier fort which stood nearby when construction began in 1788. The site is available for weddings and special events. Please call for more details.

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Tuttle Educational State Forest

Route 6, Box 417 Lenoir, NC 28645 LOCATION: From Lenoir, take NC 18 toward Morganton, turn right onto Playmore Beach Road,

entrance to forest approximately one mile on right.

OPEN: Mid-March - mid-November, call for hours. Closed Monday.

PHONE: (828) 757-5608 WEB SITE: www.ncesf.org/TESF/home.htm

COST: Free.

Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this beautiful forest offers a wide variety of

pines and hardwoods plus rolling terrain and clear streams. Tuttle is managed as a Stewardship

Forest for many reasons including outdoor educations, forest management, demonstration,

recreation, wildlife, and protection of cultural resources. Features include a picnic area, group

camping, ranger-conducted programs on forestry, well-marked nature trails, amphitheater, group

picnic shelter, "talking trees" and other unique programs.

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Catawba County

Catawba

Murray's Mill Historic Site

c/o Catawba County Historical Association PO Box 73 Newton, NC 28658

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LOCATION: From I-40 take NC 10, turn right on to Murray's Mill Road, follow historic site signs. OPEN: Tour Hours: March - December: Thursday and Friday 10 am - 5 pm (by appointment only); Saturday, 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm; Sunday, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm; and 3:30 pm. Closed Holidays. Store Hours: Thursday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday 1 - 5 pm. Closed Holidays. PHONE: (828) 465-241-4299 WEB SITE: www.catawbahistory.org/historic_murrays_mill.php COST: There is a charge for tours and for walkthroughs. This 12-acre complex is highlighted by a working grist mill museum, a huge overshot water wheel, dam mill pond, and an operating turn-of-the-century country store. The former wheat house on the site has been converted into a gallery for local folk art.

Claremont

Bunker Hill Covered Bridge

c/o Catawba County Historical Association PO Box 73 Newton, NC 28658 LOCATION: Two miles east of Claremont on US Highway 70.

OPEN: Daily from sunrise until 4 pm.

PHONE: (828) 465-0383 WEB SITE: www.catawbahistory.org/bunker_hill_covered_bridge.php

COST: Free.

The Bunker Hill Covered Bridge (1894) is last remaining covered bridge in North Carolina and the

only example of the Haupt Truss in wood. The Bunker Hill Covered Bridge joins the Cape Hatteras

Lighthouse and the Blue Ridge Parkway as a National Civil Engineering Landmark.

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Hickory

Catawba Arts and Science Center

PO Box 2431

Hickory, NC 28601 LOCATION: From I-40 take exit 125 and follow the brown signs to the Science Center OPEN: Tuesday- Friday 10 am - 5 pm; Saturday 10 am - 4 pm; Sunday 1 - 4 pm. Exhibits closed to the public on Mondays. PHONE: (828) 324-8169 WEB SITE: www.catawbascience.org COST: Free for science center members. Admission is charged for nonmembers, and for special events. The Catawba Arts and Science Center founded in 1975, offers high-quality educational exhibits and programs for all ages. Exhibits at the Center include: a Hall of Life Science; a Physical Science Arcade; Bodyworks, with participatory exhibits about the human body; Kidspace, an exploration area for toddlers; and Raceways, where visitors can learn about motion.

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Hickory Furniture Mart

2220 US 70 SE

Hickory, NC 28602

LOCATION: Take the US 70 exit from I-40 and follow the signs.

OPEN: Monday - Saturday, 9 am - 6 pm

PHONE: 1-800-462-6278 or (828) 322-3510 WEB SITE: www.hickoryfurniture.com

COST: Free.

The nation's leading home furnishings resource is home to 100 factory outlets, stores and galleries

representing over 1,000 of the most prestigious home furnishings lines. On site hotel, cafe,

coffeehouse with wireless internet access, tearoom, lounge with TV, Catawba Valley Furniture

Museum and visitor's center.

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Hickory Museum of Art

243 Third Avenue NE Hickory, NC 28601 LOCATION: From I-40 take exit 125, go north on Lenoir Rhyne Boulevard and follow the brown

signs to the Arts and Science Center. The Museum is located in the SALT Block.

OPEN: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am.- 4 pm; Sunday, 1 -4 pm. Closed Mondays.

PHONE: (828) 327-8576 WEB SITE: www.hickorymuseumofart.org

COST: Free.

Hickory is home to the second-oldest art museum in North Carolina and the first museum in the

Southeast to collect American art. The Hickory Museum of Art offers exciting exhibitions, lectures,

art classes, films and outreach programs to schools and other groups.

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Newton

Catawba County Museum of History

c/oCatawba County Historical Association PO Box 73 Newton, NC 28658 LOCATION: Between NC 16 north and south, less than three miles east of US 321 and six miles

south of I-40.

OPEN: Tuesday-Friday, 9 am - 4 pm. Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm. Sunday, 2 - 5 pm. Closed Monday.

PHONE: (828) 465.0383 WEB SITE: www.catawbahistory.org

COST: Free.

The exhibits and displays of the Catawba County Museum of History tell the story of the African,

English, German, and Scotch-Irish peoples who followed the Native American trails along the

Catawba River to settle in this region. The museum is located in the historic Catawba County

Courthouse (c. 1924).

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Cleveland County

Boiling Springs

Broad River Greenway

PO Box 2626 Shelby, NC 28151

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LOCATION: 3.3 miles south of Boiling Springs on NC 150.

OPEN: Daily. April - October: 6 am - 9 pm. November - March: 6 am - 6 pm

PHONE: (704) 434-2357 - Town of Boiling Springs WEB SITE: www.broadrivergreenway.com

COST: Free.

The 1,500-acre Greenway features an accessible interpretive area along the Cottonwood Trail.

This area follows a well-packed path 0.3 mile to a picnic shelter, through the woods to a

playground, and past historic Phifer Cabin. An accessible fishing pier is at the end of the

interpretive area. There are rough trails on both sides of the river.

Kings Mountain

Crowders Mountain State Park

522 Park Office Lane Kings Mountain, NC 28086 LOCATION: Off SR 1125. From I-85 take the US 29/74 exit. Turn south on to SR 1125 to the park

entrance.

OPEN: November-February: 8 am - 6 pm; March and October: 8 am -7 pm; April, May, September,

8 am - 8 pm; June-August, 8 am - 9 pm. Closed Christmas Day

PHONE: (704) 853-5375 WEB SITE: ils.unc.edu/parkproject/visit/crmo/home.html

COST: Fee charged for camping. Groups should call in advance for reservations.

This scenic wilderness park has over 3,000 acres for bird watching, with 15 miles of hiking trails,

one-mile self-guided nature trail, primitive camping, and a museum highlighting local wildlife. There

is a nine-acre lake for fishing and canoes for daily rental May - September. Interpretive programs

for organized groups are scheduled by request year-round and on weekends, when possible. An

accessible visitor center features restrooms, a classroom, lab, auditorium, and exhibit hall.

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Shelby

Central Shelby Historic District

PO Box 2321 Shelby NC 28151 LOCATION: The District extends west and south from Courthouse Square along West Marion and South Washington Streets, bounded at the north by Marietta, at the south by East Elm Street, and on the west by North Thompson Street. The district also includes several blocks along West Warren Street. OPEN: All year. PHONE: (704) 481-1842 WEB SITE: www.historicshelby.org COST: Free. The Central Shelby Historic District encompasses the historic commercial and residential core of Shelby. Its architectural centerpiece is the Cleveland County Courthouse and the public square surrounding it. A brochure for a self-guided walking tour of much of the original area of Shelby with architecturally significant structures dating from the 1850s is available.

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Shelby City Park and Historic Herschell Spillman Carrousel and Rotary Train

City of Shelby Parks and Recreation Drawer 207 Shelby, NC 28151-0207 LOCATION: From US 74, take West Marion Street, turn right onto Hartley Drive, then turn left onto

West Sumter Street. The park is located at 851 West Sumter Street.

OPEN: Park Hours: Dawn until 10 pm. Carrousel is open all year. Train hours vary by season.

PHONE: (704) 484-6811 WEB SITE: www.cityofshelby.com/parks

COST: Free to the park. There is a fee for riding the carrousel and other park activities.

The Anne Dover Bailey Carrousel Pavilion is home to the Historic Herschell Spillman Carrousel.

Twenty-nine original horses and three hand-carved replacements were restored in a joint effort of

the City of Shelby and Shelby City Park Carrousel Friends, Inc. City Park is 150 acres of beautifully

kept facilities. You'll find ball fields, a playground, picnic areas, an aquatics center, a nine-hole golf

course, tennis courts, an outdoor volleyball and croquet court, community center, and restored

Rotary Miniature Train.

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Gaston County

Belmont

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

6500 South New Hope Road Belmont, NC 28012

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LOCATION: West of Charlotte at the North Carolina/South Carolina state line; just outside of Belmont. OPEN: Seven days a week, 9 am - 5 pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. PHONE: (704) 825-4490 WEB SITE: www.dsbg.org COST: Free to garden members. There is an admission charge for others. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden has been recognized by Home and Garden Television (HGTV) as one of America's 20 Great Gardens. Situated on 450 acres along Lake Wylie, DSBG preserves and perpetuates a nurturing environment for aesthetic enjoyment, horticultural excellence and educational opportunity. The focal point is the vast Perennial Garden. Other features include the daylily collection, the Four Seasons Garden, and the Cottage Garden Gift Shop.

Gastonia

American Military Museum

Memorial Hall 115 West Second Avenue Gastonia, NC 28054 LOCATION: Downtown Gastonia. The Museum is next to Fire Department. (Between South and

Marietta Streets.)

OPEN: All year. Sunday 1 - 5 pm. Other times by appointment.

PHONE: (704) 864-0267 WEB SITE: www.gastontourism.com

COST: Free.

The museum, operated by volunteers from American Legion Post 23, houses models of ships,

planes, weapons, tanks and medal displays. One section honors the Rambling Rebels, who for

three decades were one of North Carolina's premier marching and music organizations.

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Schiele Museum of Natural History and Planetarium

1500 East Garrison Boulevard Gastonia, NC 28054 LOCATION: Two miles from I-85 on Garrison Boulevard, just past Grier School.

OPEN: All year. Tuesday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 1 - 5 pm. Closed Mondays

and major holidays.

PHONE: (704) 866-6900 WEB SITE: www.schielemuseum.org

COST: There is an admission charge.

The Museum is an established leader in southern regional museums. Highlights include a

planetarium, educational programs on earth and space sciences, a back country farm, an ecology

trail and The Catawba Indian Village is on the nature trail. People with limited stamina or mobility

impairments may have difficulty navigating the trail.

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Iredell County

Mooresville

Dale Earnhardt Inc. Showroom

1675 Dale Earnhardt Highway #3 Mooresville, NC 28115 LOCATION: Outside Mooresville on NC Highway 3.

OPEN: All year. Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm. Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm. Closed Sunday.

PHONE: 1-877-334-9663 toll free WEB SITE: www.DaleEarnhardtInc.com

COST: Free.

This state-of-the-art racing facility was created by the legendary Dale Earnhardt. Today DEI is one

of NASCAR's premier race teams. The public showroom honors the incredible career of the late

Dale Earnhardt with trophies and mementos from both his public and private life. Other displays

and race cars highlight Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the DEI race team. The Retail Store contains

anything from fine crystal to the largest die-cast collectible. Exhibits change throughout the year.

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Memory Lane Museum

769 River Highway

Mooresville, NC 28117

LOCATION: One mile west of I-77 exit 36.

OPEN: Daily 9 am - 5 pm during race weeks. Non-race weeks: Monday - Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm.

Closed Sunday. Winter Hours: Friday and Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm. Winter hours are subject to

change so call ahead for latest schedule.

PHONE: (704) 662-4323 WEB SITE: www.memorylaneautomuseum.com

COST: Admission charge.

Memory Lane Auto Museum is an auto racing fan's dream come true. Get an up close look at over

130 vehicles representing more than 15 different types of race cars, from Soap Box Derbies to

Nextel Cup Stock Cars are on display. If you cherish automobiles and racing history, this museum

has something for you.

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North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame

119 Knob Hill Road Lakeside Park Mooresville, NC 28117 LOCATION: Lakeside Business Park. Take exit 36 from I-77 (NC 150) to Lakeside Business Park.

OPEN: Monday - Saturday 9 am - 5 pm. Sunday 12:30 - 4:30 pm.

PHONE: (704) 663-5331 WEB SITE: www.ncarhof.com

COST: Admission charge.

The North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame celebrates some of racing's greatest moments.

Historic race cars, films, prominent drivers' uniforms and helmets, and muscle cars from the 1960s

form the centerpiece of a museum that continually updates, rotates and renews efforts to promote

and preserve auto racing's heritage.

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Statesville

Fort Dobbs State Historic Site

PO Box 241 438 Fort Dobbs Road Statesville, NC 28677 LOCATION: From I-40 take US 21 north (exit 151). Turn left on Ft. Dobbs Road. The site is one mile on the right. HOURS: Tuesday - Friday, 10 am - 4 pm. Other times by appointment. PHONE: (704) 873-5866 WEB SITE: www.fortdobbs.org COST: Free Named for royal governor Arthur Dobbs, the fort was built during the French and Indian War to protect settlers. Archaeologists and historians believe the fort was dismantled after pioneers pushed further westward. Excavations have revealed the moat, cellar, well, and magazine area of the fort. Exhibits relate civilian and military life of the era. The site is currently under development.

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Historic Downtown Statesville

PO Box 205 Statesville NC 28687 LOCATION: From I-40, take exit 150, and from I-77 take exit 50.

OPEN: All year.

PHONE: (704) 878-3436 WEB SITE: www.downtownstatesvillenc.org

COST: Free

Historic Downtown Statesville, an architecturally rich commercial district, in the heart of Iredell

County. Start your tour at the beautifully restored Statesville Depot (1911) which features

accessible amenities. Downtown Statesville provides visitors the opportunity to experience

Southern history and hospitality at its finest with diverse buildings, shops, restaurants and friendly

local residents. The icons below indicate the accessibility of the Historic Statesville Depot.

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Troutman

Lake Norman State Park

159 Inland Sea Lane

Troutman, NC 28166

LOCATION: On Lake Norman (northeastern shore) 10 miles south of Statesville, and 32 miles

north of Charlotte. Take exit 42 from I-77 to Troutman, then follow signs.

OPEN: All year, except Christmas Day. November - February: 8 am - 6 pm. March and October: 8

am - 7 pm. April, May and September: 8 am - 8 pm. June, July and August: 8 am - 9 pm.

PHONE: (704) 528-6350 WEB SITE: ils.unc.edu/parkproject/visit/lano/home.html

COST: Fee charged for camping, boating, and swimming.

Two parks in one, Lake Norman State Park features North Carolina's largest manmade lake. The

Park also features a 33 acre lake which offers fishing, boating, swimming, camping, picnicking,

hiking and nature study.

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Lincoln County

Lincolnton

Lincoln Cultural Center

403 East Main Street Lincolnton, NC 28092 LOCATION: In downtown Lincolnton OPEN: Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm. Hours are subject to change. PHONE: (704) 732-9055 WEB SITE: www.lincolnculturalcenter.org COST: Admission charge. The Lincoln Cultural Center features an historical museum, galleries, performance hall and conference rooms. It is home to six distinct arts and culture related organizations which serve the citizens of Lincoln County. The organizations are: the Lincoln County Museum and Historical Association, Lincoln Theatre Guild, Lincoln Arts Council, Lincoln Community Concert Association, Lincoln Choral Guild, and the Lincoln Chapter of the NC Symphony.

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McDowell County

Little Switzerland

Emerald Village

PO Box 98 Little Switzerland, NC 28749-0098 LOCATION: Take US 226A to Little Switzerland, then Chestnut Grove Church Road for 2.5 miles to

McKinney Mine Road.

OPEN: April: Daily, 10 am - 4 pm. May - October: Daily, 9 am - 5 pm. November: Saturday and

Sunday, 10 am - 4 pm. Closed December - March.

PHONE: (828) 765-MINE(6463) WEB SITE: www.emeraldvillage.com

COST: Fee is charged.

Emerald Village's programs enhance visitors' knowledge and understanding of mining, minerals

and the rich heritage of the early miners in North Carolina's scenic mountains. Here visitors can

mine for gems, visit the museum, tour a mine, and shop.

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Marion

Linville Caverns

19929 US 221 North Marion, NC 29752 LOCATION: US 221 North between Linville and Marion; 4 miles south of Blue Ridge Parkway. OPEN: March - November: open daily. December, January and February: open only on weekends. PHONE: (828) 756-4171 or 1-800-419-0540 WEB SITE: www.linvillecaverns.com COST: Admission charge. North Carolina's only caverns, those at Linville are a subterranean wonderland, deep inside Humpback Mountain with fascinating formations such as the Frozen Waterfall and a natural bridge. Guided tours lasting approximately 30 minutes are available. There is one step leading in to the gift shop. The caverns are on one level with a paved floor surface. There is some small gravel along the path, and passages are narrow in some areas. Steps lead up to the non-accessible restrooms.

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Nebo

Lake James State Park

PO Box 340

Nebo, NC 28761

LOCATION: Five miles northeast of Marion on NC 126. From I-40, take the Lake James exit to Nebo, then NC 126 East approximately 2.5 miles. The sign marking the entrance to the park will be on left side of the road. OPEN: November - February: 8 am - 6 pm. March and October: 8 am - 7 pm. April, May and September: 8 am - 8 pm. June, July and August: 8 am - 9 pm. Closed Christmas Day. Camping open Mid March - November. Closed Christmas Day. PHONE: (828) 652-5047 WEB SITE: ils.unc.edu.parkproject/visit/laja/home.html COST: Fee for camping. Lake James State Park offers a large lake and scenic vistas of the Appalachian Mountains. The Park provides facilities for swimming, boating, picnicking, fishing and hiking. Twenty backpack campsites are located 150 to 300 yards from the parking lot. Two sites are reserved for people with disabilities. Campsites available from March - November for a modest fee on a first come basis.

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Old Fort

Mountain Gateway Museum

102 Water Street Old Fort, NC 28762 LOCATION: Four blocks north of I-40 at the corner of Catawba and Water streets. OPEN: Monday, 12 - 5 pm. Tuesday - Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm. Sunday, 2 - 5 pm. Closed state holidays. Special events - Pioneer Day each spring. PHONE: (828) 668-9259 WEB SITE: ncmuseumofhistory.org/osm/mgw.html COST: Free Learn about mountain life-styles and history from the earliest inhabitants to the 21st century. Museum highlights include living history exhibits, along with collections of photographs, tools, and housewares. Stairs lead to the Museum's second floor.

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Polk County

Saluda

Historic Saluda

c/o Polk County Travel and Tourism 425 North Trade Street Tryon, NC 28782

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LOCATION: From I-26 take exit 28 to downtown Saluda.

OPEN: Most shops open year-round.

PHONE:1-800-440-7848 ­ Polk County Travel and Tourism COST: Free

WEB SITE: www.saluda.com

The town is situated at the crest of the steepest mainline railroad in the United States. The

business district is listed on the National Historic Register and specialty shops line its Main Street

with crafts created by local artisans. There are reserved diagonal parking spaces located

downtown. Curb cuts lead to the mostly level sidewalks. Some stores have one or two steps up to

the entrance.

Pacolet River North Carolina Scenic Byway

US 176

c/o Polk County Travel and Tourism

425 North Trade Street

Tryon, NC 28782

OPEN: All year.

PHONE: 1-800-440-7848

WEB SITE: http:\\nc-mountains.org

This scenic byway begins at the South Carolina state line and follows US 176 through the Tryon

Thermal Belt. The Thermal Belt is an unusual microclimate area usually free of dew and frost. This

valley road crosses the Pacolet River several times and parallels the "Saluda Grade", the steepest

mainline railroad grade in the United States. The byway ends where US 176 crosses the "High

Bridge" at the Henderson County/Polk County line.

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Tryon

Foothills Equestrian Nature Center (FENCE)

3381 Hunting Country Road

Tryon, NC 28782

LOCATION: South of Tryon. Take NC 176 to NC/SC state line. Turn left onto Ridge Road, go up

the hill and cross railroad tracks. Take the first left turn, then bear right onto Hunting Country Road.

Continue 3.4 miles to the FENCE entrance on the left.

OPEN: All year.

PHONE: (828) 859-9021 WEB SITE: www.fence.org

COST: Free

Located on 390 acres in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, FENCE provides programs in

nature study, outdoor recreation, and equestrian competition. There are miles of nature trails,

including an 0.3 mile accessible trail near the main FENCE building. FENCE hosts local and

national equestrian events annually which are open to the public.

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Rutherford County

Chimney Rock

Chimney Rock Park

PO Box 39 Chimney Rock, NC 28720 LOCATION: On US 74-A and 64 West, 21 miles west of Rutherfordton.

OPEN: All year, weather permitting, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST (8:30 am - 5:30 pm EDT). Closed

Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

PHONE: (828) 625-9611 or 1-800-277-9611 WEB SITE: www.chimneyrockpark.com

COST: Admission charge.

Purchased by the North Carolina park system, Chimney Rock will be operated by its previous

owners through the 2007 tourist season. Accessible facilities include a gift shop and deli on top of

the mountain, a nature center, and the viewing and observation deck near the top of Chimney

Rock. The upper parking lot is paved with four accessible spaces.

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Forest City

Maimy Etta Black Fine Arts Museum

404 Hardin Road Forest City, NC 28043 LOCATION: From US 74 bypass, take exit 181 toward Isothermal Community College. At the stop light at Hardin Road turn left. The Museum is approximately one-half block on the left. OPEN: Tuesday - Friday, 10 am - 5 pm. Saturday, 11 am - 3 pm. Sunday, 2 - 5 pm. Closed Monday. PHONE: (828) 248-1525 COST: Admission charge. The Museum and Historical Society collects, documents, preserves, and interprets African American and global art and artifacts. The museum also collects, documents and preserves records of the Thompson family of Forest City and other Black families; and shares its vision and materials in an environment conducive to conversation and learning. The lower level is accessible.

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Rutherford County Farm Museum

240 Depot Street

Forest City, NC 28043

LOCATION: One block south of Main Street at the intersection of Mill and Depot Streets (Main

Street is US 74 Business).

OPEN: Wednesday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm.

PHONE: (828) 248-1248 WEB SITE: www.blueridge.net/farm

COST: Admission charge for adults. Children get in free.

The Rutherford County Farm Museum collects and exhibits farm tools and equipment, household

items, and other artifacts that reflect rural way of life in the county from the 19th century through

World War II. Two murals depict the cycle of growing cotton and the early textile mills of the county.

Displays include a left-handed plow, a livermush paddle, and a gas iron. The Museum has a paved

parking lot.

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Lake Lure

Lake Lure Beach

PO Box 561

Lake Lure, NC 28746

LOCATION: On US 64/74A.

OPEN: Memorial Day - Labor Day: daily. May - September: weekends only. Marina is closed

December, January, and February.

PHONE: (828) 625-1373 WEB SITE: www.lakelure.com

COST: Fees for various activities.

Lake Lure offers swimming, boat rentals, scenic boat tours, fishing and water skiing. The marina and tour boats are accessible, as are marina restrooms. An eight-foot wide boardwalk stretches approximately one-tenth of a mile along the lake shore at US 64/74A between the marina and beach house. Slope does not exceed 1:12. 34" tall hand rails and 43" tall guard rails extend the length of the boardwalk.

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Surry County

Dobson

Black Wolf Vineyards

283 Vineyard Lane Dobson, NC 27017 LOCATION: From I-77 take exit 93 (Zepher Road) into Dobson to the second traffic light (Main Street). Go right on Main Street one block to the traffic light and turn left onto East Atkins Street Cross over US 601 and take the ramp (601 North) and continue on to Vineyard Lane on your right. OPEN: Wine tasting: Monday - Saturday, 11 am to 2:30 pm. Sunday, 12 noon - 4 pm. PHONE: (336) 374-2532 WEB SITE: www.blackwolfvineyards.com COST: Free The Black Wolf Vineyards' tasting room and Wolf's Lair Restaurant provide sweeping panoramas of the Piedmont foothills and Blue Ridge Mountains. Visitors may visit a spring-fed well house and "secret garden." Black Wolf's specialities: Cabernet Sauvignon, Seyval Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Sweet Wolf Red, Blue Moon White, and Moonlight White.

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Shelton Vineyards

286 Cabernet Lane Dobson, NC 27017 LOCATION: From I-77 take exit 93. Turn east and follow the signs.

OPEN: Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm. Sunday, 1 - 5 pm.

PHONE: (336) 366-4724 WEB SITE: www.sheltonvineyards.com

COST: Fee charged for wine-tasting and other special events.

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Founded in 1999, Shelton Vineyards is the largest family-owned estate winery in North Carolina.

Shelton Vineyards produces many award winning wines. These include the 2004 Yadkin Valley

Reisling, 2002 Estate Cabernet Franc, the multiple gold-medal winning Chardonnay, Cabernet

Sauvignon and Merlot.

Mount Airy

Gertrude Smith House

708 North Main Street Mount Airy, NC 27030 LOCATION: On the corner of North Main and Elm Street; next door to the First Baptist Church in

downtown Mount Airy.

OPEN: All year, call number below for tour schedule.

PHONE: (336) 786-6856 WEB SITE: www.visitmountairy.com

COST: Free.

Built by merchant and landowner Jefferson Davis Smith, this Victorian-style home contains

furnishings which reflect the life-style of the early 1900s. The home is listed on the National

Register of Historic Places.

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Mount Airy Museum of Regional History

301 North Main Street

Mount Airy, NC 27030

LOCATION: In downtown Mount Airy.

OPEN: April - October: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm. November - March: Tuesday - Friday, 10

am - 4 pm. Saturday 10 am - 2 pm.

PHONE: (336) 786-4478 COST: www.northcarolinamuseum.org

COST: Admission charge.

A 100-foot mural of the surrounding mountains is located in the main gallery and sets the stage for

your tour of the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History. Your tour will take you through exhibits on

the area's natural history, the world's largest open-face granite quarry, life in a log cabin, a turn-ofthe century general store, the living quarters of firefighters (complete with 1916, 1926 and 1946 fire

trucks), and is capped off by a visit to the observation tower for a view of the surrounding

mountains.

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Old North State Winery

308 North Main Street Mount Airy, NC 27030 LOCATION: From US 52 in Mount Airy, take US 601 north for one block to South Street. Turn left onto Independence Boulevard then turn right onto Main Street. Turn right, the winery is on the left with parking beside the building. OPEN: Tasting bar and gift shop: Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm. Sunday: 1 - 6 pm. Wine cellar tours by appointment. PHONE: (336) 789-9463 WEB SITE: www.carolinaharvestwines.com COST: Free. The Old North State Winery is the home of the only cooperative of grape growers in North Carolina. Visitors to the winery on Main Street in historic Mount Airy may tour the cellar and barrel room and participate in a wine tasting. Old North State Winery garnered 32 awards during its first year of operation. Its gold medal winning wines include Chardonnay and Starlight White.

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Round Peak Vineyards

765 Round Peak Church Road Mount Airy, NC 27030 LOCATION: Take I-77 to exit 100. Left onto NC 89 West toward Low Gap. Right on Round Peak

Church Road for about 1.4 miles. Vineyard on the left.

OPEN: Tasting room: Thursday - Saturday: 11 am - 5 pm. Sunday: 12 noon - 5 pm. Other times by

appointment.

PHONE: (336) 352-5595 WEB SITE: www.roundpeak.com

COST: Free.

Round Peak Vineyards is located in the rolling hills of the Yadkin Valley. The vineyards sit at an

ideal elevation of 1,300 feet, with rocky soil similar to that of European vineyards. The local climate

is conducive to growing good French and Italian grape varieties. Vines produce Chardonnay,

Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Nebbiolo, Sangiovese, and Viognier. Award winning

wines include 2004 Sangiovese, 2004 Cabernet Franc, 2003 Dry Rose, and 2003 Cabernet

sauvignon.

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Pinnacle

Horne Creek Living Historical Farm State Historical Site

320 Hauser Road Pinnacle, NC 27043 LOCATION: From I-74/US 52, take the Pinnacle exit (129). Follow the signs southwest on Perch Road approximately 3.5 miles to Hauser Road. Turn right on Hauser Road and go approximately 2.5 miles. Horne Creek Living Historical Farm is on the left.

OPEN: All year. Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm. Closed Sunday, Monday and most major

holidays.

PHONE: (336) 325-2298 WEB SITE: www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/Sections/HS/horne/horne.htm

COST: No fees except for special events. Donations are accepted.

Experience everyday farm life in North Carolina's northwestern Piedmont circa 1900. Visitors can take part in activities of bygone farm life, as well as experience things once common in rural North Carolina. The visitor center is accessible to all guests from a gravel parking lot. A 300-yard path leads to the historic buildings. Gravel pathways access the farmhouse.

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Pilot Mountain State Park

1792 Pilot Knob Park Road

Pinnacle, NC 27043

LOCATION: Just off US 52, 24 miles north of Winston-Salem; 14 miles south of Mount Airy. OPEN: All year, except Christmas Day. November - February: 8 am - 6 pm. March and October: 8 am - 7 pm. April, May and September: 8 am - 8 pm. June, July and August: 8 am - 9 pm. PHONE: (336) 325-2355 WEB SITE: ils.unc.edu/parkproject/visit/pimo/home.html COST: Fees charged for camping. Pilot Mountain State Park features hiking, horseback riding trails, scenic overlooks, picnicking, camping and canoeing (must furnish own canoe) are popular activities here. The park office is accessible. The restrooms located in the office building are accessible. The scenic overlook is paved and accessible.

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Wilkes County

Ferguson

Whippoorwill Academy and Village

PO Box 458 Ferguson, NC 28624 LOCATION: Twelve miles west of Wilkesboro on NC 268.

OPEN: Saturday and Sunday, 3 - 5 pm, and during the week by appointment. Closed January March except by appointment.

PHONE: (336) 973-3237 WEB SITE: www.wilkesnc.org/history/whippoorwill

COST: Free; however, donations are appreciated.

Whippoorwill Academy, a one-room school house built in 1880, is part of an historic village which

preserves and presents the history of Wilkes County. The Village also includes the Tom Dula Art

Museum (in the Academy's loft), a two-room country store, Daniel Boone Replica Cabin, and the

Smokehouse Art Gallery. At press time, the Chapel of Peace was under construction.

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North Wilkesboro

Historic Downtown North Wilkesboro

PO Box 1703 North Wilkesboro, NC 28659 LOCATION: North Wilkesboro is between Boone and Winston Salem off US 421. OPEN: All year PHONE: (336) 667-4875 WEB SITE: www.downtownnorthwilkesboro.com COST: Free Historic Downtown North Wilkesboro is alive with restaurants, shops and galleries. The center city hosts festivals and events throughout the year. Visitors may experience the Grape Escape Wine Festival, the July 4th Celebration, "Light Up Downtown" Christmas festivities, and a host of other events. Historic Downtown North Wilkesboro is an accredited member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's National Main Street program. In 2003, the North Wilkesboro Downtown Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

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Purlear

Rendezvous Mountain Educational State Forest

1956 Rendezvous Mountain Road Purlear, NC 28665 LOCATION: Two miles north of Old US 421 at Purlear Post Office, 18 miles west of Wilkesboro. OPEN: From the third Wednesday in March through the day after Thanksgiving. Call for hours of operation. PHONE: (336) 667-5072 WEB SITE: www.dfr.state.nc.us/esf/rmesf_home.htm COST: Free The Forest offers outdoor education workshops, picnic sites, and forest trails. Ranger-conducted programs are available. Call for information. The forestry center and classroom are accessible. Accessible toilet facilities located on the trail leading to the picnic shelter and amphitheater.

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Ronda

Windy Gap Winery

656 Pardue Farm Road

Ronda, NC 28670

LOCATION: From US 421, turn north on to Clingman Road. From there go 0.75 of a mile and turn left onto Pardue Farm Road. You'll travel another 0.25 miles and turn left onto Pardue Farm Road (again). OPEN: Thursday and Friday, 2- 6 pm. Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm. Sunday, 12 noon - 5 pm. Other times by appointment. PHONE: (336) 984-3926 WEB SITE: www.windygapwine.com COST: Free This award-winning family winery is located in the scenic foothills of the Yadkin Valley wine region. You're invited to tour the quaintly small winery where small-batch estate wines are produced. Visitors may sample Windy Gap wines in the winery's well-appointed tasting room and gift shop. Wines offered are Yadkin valley Chardonnay, Estate Viognier, and Three Dawg Nite for those who like their wine with ample fruit flavors.

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Wilkesboro

Old Wilkes Walking Tour

PO Box 935 Wilkesboro, NC 28697 LOCATION: The historic district primarily runs along Main Street and includes several structures

within two blocks of the courthouse.

OPEN: Monday - Friday 10 am - 2 pm.. Other hours by appointment only.

PHONE: (336) 667-3171 WEB SITE: www.wilkesheritagemuseum.com/walkingtour

COST: Free; however, donations are accepted.

Several private homes along Main Street are included in the National Registry of Historic Sites. The

Old Wilkes Jail Museum features a restored section originally housing prisoners. Its reported to

have housed Tom Dula (Dooley). The log Cleveland House (the oldest home in Wilkes County) is

operated as a museum. Other sites include the Presbyterian Church built in the mid-1800s and the

courthouse.

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W. Kerr Scott Reservoir

PO Box 182 Wilkesboro, NC 28697 LOCATION: Three miles west of Wilkesboro on NC 268.

OPEN: Day use areas open mid-May through Labor Day. Camping section open April - October.

PHONE: (336) 921-3390 WEB SITE: www.saw.usace.army.mil/wkscott/index.htm

COST: Fee for camping and use of picnic shelter. Group reservations required for picnicking.

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A 1,470-acre lake at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, contains more than 55 miles of

shoreline, surrounded by 2,284 acres of land. In addition to a resource center, boating, water

skiing, swimming, camping, picnicking and fishing. The Fish Dam Creek Overlook is a level area

with five accessible exercise stations (instructions are posted). There are two accessible picnic

tables adjacent to the exercise course. Group reservations required for picnicking at the dam site.

The picnic area at Blood Creek is on a flat, firm surface with two accessible picnic tables. The

resource center and restrooms are accessible.

Yadkin County

Boonville

RagApple Lassie Winery and Vineyards

3724 Rockford Road Boonville, NC 27011 LOCATION: Take NC 67 three miles east of Boonville, go south at Rockford Road intersection. The

winery is on the left.

OPEN: Daily: 12 noon - 6 pm. Call in advance to arrange tours.

PHONE: (336) 367-6000 or 1-866-RagApple WEB SITE: www.ragapplelassie.com

COST: Free.

Come to the heart of the Yadkin Valley and visit one of the Wine Appreciation Guild's finalists for

"Best New Winery in the US." RagApple Lassie was one of the first vineyards planted in the area,

and is one of the leaders in North Carolina viticulture. Award winning wines include 2005 Pinot

Gris, 2004 Chardonnay, 2003 Merlot, 2004 Syrah and 2004 Viognier.

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Uwharrie National Forest

Route 3, Box 470 Troy, NC, 27371 LOCATION: Montgomery, Randolph, and Davidson counties OPEN: All year PHONE: (910) 576-6391 COST: Fee charged for camping. Uwharrie National Forest consists of 50,189 acres with several campgrounds, picnic areas, boat ramps, group campsites, hunting, fitness and nature trails. Most are located near and around Badin Lake. The 20.5-mile long Uwharrie Trail runs between NC 24/27 and State Road 1306. Dutchman's Creek Trail runs 9.5 miles, and connects the Uwharrie Trail to form a figure eight. There are four primitive camp sites along the Uwharrie Trail.

Some sites of interest in Uwharrie National Forest District Ranger Station

LOCATION: Two miles east of Troy on NC 24/27 in Montgomery County OPEN: All year PHONE: (910) 576-6391 COST: Fee charged for camping. The ranger station has information on all facets of the Uwharrie National Forest. The building has accessible amenities including parking, office entrance, interior, and restrooms.

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Arrowhead Campground

LOCATION: Off NC 109 between the towns of Eldorado and Uwharrie in Montgomery County.

OPEN: All year

PHONE: (910) 576-6391

COST: Fee charged for camping. The pay-station is located at the entrance to the campground.

Arrowhead Campground has accessible amenities (fire rings, grills, picnic tables) at all 50

campsites. Thirty-five of the sites have electricity. Thirteen designated accessible campsites have

hard compacted surfaces. The path between these 13 sites and the bathhouse has a grade no

greater than 1:20. All spigots have paved approaches. One spigot with a handle that can be

operated with minimal dexterity is located next to bathhouse. The bathhouse has toilets, sinks and

showers that meet ADA standards. There is one large family restroom at the front of the bathhouse

with accessible fixtures. An accessible drinking fountain and pay phone are also located at

bathhouse. The campground dump station has levers that may be hand-operated as well as

standard foot-operated handles. The area surrounding the dump station is paved to an accessible

grade. A 0.75-mile paved bicycle/walking path loops around the campground. The trail's grade does

not exceed 1:20.

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Badin Lake Campground

LOCATION: On NC 109 North, go to Mullinix Road just past Macedonia Church. Turn left (from NC 109 South turn right on to Mullinix Road) and continue past Horse Camp. Turn right on Forest Road 544 for 1.8 miles, and then turn Right onto Forest Road 597 for 0.1 miles. Then turn left on Forest Road 597A. Take the road to the left leading to Badin Lake Campground (2 loops). Upper loop turns off to the left; lower loop is located at the end of the road. OPEN: All year COST: Fee charged for camping. Pay stations are located at the entrance of both loops. Badin Lake Campground has 37 sites for tent and trailer camping. Some sites are located directly on the lake shore. Each site has a table, grill, lamp post, and tent pad. There are four water spigots for drinking water. Flush toilets and showers are located in both the upper and lower loops. Restrooms in the main loop are accessible.

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Canebrake Horse Camp

LOCATION: From NC 109 North, turn left on to Mullinix Road. Go two miles to a "T" intersection and

turn right. The camp is 0.25 miles on the right.

OPEN: All year

COST: Fee charged for camping.

Canebreak Horse Camp has 29 sites with parking spurs for horse trailers. Five sites are double

camp sites. Each site has a picnic table, grill, lantern post, and hitching post. Up to two vehicles are

allowed at each site.

King's Mountain Point Day Use Area

LOCATION: From Troy, go north on NC 109 to Mullinix Road (SR 1154). Turn left onto Mullinix Road. Proceed to stop sign and turn right onto Forest Road 554. Go to stop sign and turn right onto Forest Road 597. Bear right onto Group Camp Road and follow to parking area. OPEN: All year PHONE: (910) 576-6391 Situated on a peninsula jutting into Badin Lake, King's Mountain Point day-use area boasts four accessible fishing piers, paved parking for 50 cars, and an accessible paved trail that wraps around 34 picnic sites. Each picnic site has a grill and table. A faucet with drinking water and accessible toilet are nearby. Inside the paved loop is a large pavilion and recreation field for anglers, picnickers, and children.

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Alamance County

Burlington

1910 Dentzel Menagerie Carousel at Burlington City Park

South Church Street

Burlington, NC 27215

LOCATION: On Church Street in Burlington City Park. Take exit 143 off I-40/I-85, go north on

Alamance Road, turn right onto Church Street.

OPEN: Spring and summer months. Go to the city's web site or call for schedule.

PHONE: (336) 222-5030 WEB SITE: www.ci.burlington.nc.us

COST: Fee for rides.

Burlington's restored 1910 Dentzel Menagerie Carousel is the centerpiece of the 76-acre City Park.

The carousel was built by the Dentzel Carousel Company, and has 46 hand-carved animals. There

are only 14 Dentzel Menagerie Carousels remaining intact in the world. The Dentzel carvers were

famous for their realism and attention to detail, which is evident by the facial expressions and

muscle definition of the hand-carved creatures.

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Alamance Battleground State Historic Site

5803 South NC 62 Burlington, NC 27215 LOCATION: Take exit 143 from I-40/I-85, and follow historic site signs.

OPEN: All year, except Christmas Day. November - February: 8 am - 6 pm. March and October: 8

am - 7 pm. April and September 8 am - 8 pm. May - August, 8 am - 10 pm.

PHONE: (336) 227-4785 WEB SITE: www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/hs/alamance/facilities.htm

COST: Free. Donations are welcome.

This is where Royal Governor William Tryon led the NC militia into battle against the Regulators on

May 16, 1771. Located on the grounds is the Allen House, a log dwelling characteristic of frontier

settlers living on the western fringes of the colony. The house was built around 1780 and has been

restored and refurbished. The Allen House was donated by descendants of the original owners. The

house is 80 yards from the accessible visitor center. Visitors climb two steps to access the porch.

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Davidson Park

Burlington Recreation and Parks

PO Box 1358

Burlington, NC 27216

LOCATION: At the intersection of Rural Retreat Road and St. Mark's Church Road.

OPEN: All year. Go to their web site or call for more information.

PHONE: (336) 222-5030 WEB SITE: www.ci.burlington.nc.us

COST: Fee for shelter rental and special activities.

Joe C. Davidson Park is one of the many popular parks within the Burlington recreation and parks

system. With its primary focus being soccer and baseball, the park also features an accessible

playground, tennis courts and a large outdoor picnic shelter available for rent.

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Graham

Capt. James and Emma White House (Alamance County Arts Council)

213 South Main Street Graham, NC 27253 LOCATION: Take exit 147 off I-85/I-40. Go two miles north on Main Street. The House will be on your left. OPEN: Monday - Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm PHONE: (336) 226-4495 WEB SITE: www.artsalamance.com COST : Free Through adaptive restoration, the 1871 Queen Anne style mansion of Captain James and Emma Holt White is now an art gallery and home of the Alamance County Arts Council . The Arts Council promotes art activities, programs, and arts education throughout Alamance County. The gallery features changing exhibits by North Carolina artisans.

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Haw River

Haw River Historical Museum

201 Main Street

Haw River, NC 27258

LOCATION: Take exit 150 off I-85/I-40. to Haw River or US Highway 70 to the town of Haw River.

OPEN: Saturday-Sunday, 1-4 pm or by appointment

PHONE: (336) 578-4467 WEB SITE: www.rootsweb.com/~nchrha

COST: Free.

The museum celebrates the people and events of the Town of Haw River. Originally settled in 1745

as Trollinger's Ford, Haw River was a textile center for more than 150 years, and corduroy capital of

the world for more than 50 years. Haw River was important to the early North Carolina Railroad. It

has also been home to three North Carolina governors. The Haw River Museum is located in the old

town fire hall.

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Snow Camp

Historic Snow Camp Outdoor Theatre

One Drama Road

Snow Camp, NC 27349

LOCATION: Take exit 145 off I-85/I-40. 15 miles south of Burlington, just off NC 49.

OPEN: Productions run during the summer months. Call box office for dates.

PHONE: (336) 376-6948 WEB SITE: www.snowcampdrama.com

COST: Call box office for current ticket prices.

Historic Snow Camp's outdoor drama repertory theater presents two powerful productions each

summer. "The Sword of Peace" is a dramatic portrayal of the struggle of the peaceful Quakers

during the American Revolution. "Pathway to Freedom" tells of antislavery North Carolinians and

freed African Americans who helped hundreds of escaped slaves flee to the North prior to the Civil

War. Both outdoor dramas come to life in the town's amphitheater. Snow Camp is also home to

several historic landmarks, seasonal activities, and a restaurant.

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Anson County

Wadesboro

Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge

5770 Highway 52 North

Wadesboro, NC 28170

LOCATION: From Wadesboro take US 52 North for 6 miles. The refuge office is on the right.

OPEN: The refuge office is open Monday - Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm.

PHONE: (704) 694-4424 WEB SITE: peedee.fws.gov

COST: Free.

Situated along the Pee Dee River in Anson and Richmond counties, the refuge is comprised of

3,000 acres of hardwoods, 1,200 acres of upland pine forest; and 4,300 acres of croplands, old

fields, moist soil units and mixed pine hardwoods. The refuge supports over 180 species of birds, 49

amphibians and reptiles, 28 mammals, and 20 fish species. A .25 mile accessible nature trail leads

from a parking lot on the wildlife drive to an observation blind that views both Sullivan's Pond and

Sullivan's Impoundment.

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Cabarrus County

Concord

Backing Up Classics Motor Car Museum

4545 Highway 29 Concord, NC 28027

LOCATION: North of Lowe's Motor Speedway on US 29 in Concord.

OPEN: Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm; Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday, 10 am - 5 pm

PHONE: (704) 788-9500 WEB SITE: www.backingupclassics.com

COST: Fee to tour museum. No charge to visit the gift shop.

Stroll down a memory lane of fine motorcars with this fascinating collection of antique, classic and

race cars. Visit the NASCAR and auto-related gift shop. Private meeting facilities available.

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Concord Mills

8111 Concord Mills Parkway Concord, NC 28027 LOCATION: Just off I-85 in Concord.

OPEN: All year

PHONE: 1-877-NC-MILLS WEB SITE: www.concordmills.com

COST: Free

Concord Mills features over 200 stores including manufacturer and retail outlets, off-price retailers, and unique specialty stores. A festive food court, theme restaurants, and a state of the art movie theatre are also part of the shopping adventure. The shopping center is further enhanced by an oval racetrack layout, giant video screens and dynamic architecture reflective of the Carolinas.

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Lowe's Motor Speedway

5555 Concord Parkway South Concord, NC 28027 LOCATION: At the corner of Speedway Boulevard and US 29. Take exit 49 from I-85 to the

Speedway.

OPEN: Tours available daily. Nextel Cup races held in May and October.

PHONE: 800-455-FANS WEB SITE: www.lowesmotorspeedway.com

COST: Charge for tours. Race tickets may be purchased at box office.

Built in 1960, the famous 1.5-mile superspeedway is home to NASCAR Nextel Cup, Busch and

Craftsman Truck Series racing. NASCAR events dominate the schedule in May and October. Lowe's

Motor Speedway also hosts three annual car shows, stock car driving schools and a 10-week

summer series of Legends Car racing. Daily tours are available (except during events) and a gift

shop is loaded with souvenirs and memorabilia. Boxing fans will want to visit the second floor of

Smith Tower where the Carolinas Boxing Hall of Fame recognizes individual achievements and

contributions to the rich boxing history of the Carolinas. The Carolinas Boxing Hall of Fame has

honored more than 100 people since its inception in 1984.

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Harrisburg

Hendrick Motorsports

4400 Papa Joe Hendrick Boulevard Charlotte, NC LOCATION: Located just off US 29, near Lowe's Motor Speedway OPEN: Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm EST. Periodically, the complex will close for holidays and private events. PHONE: (704) 455-3400. WEB SITE: www.hendrickmotorsports.com COST: Free This 70-acre complex is home to all Hendrick race teams. The museum features an array of famous race cars from past, present and future. The gift shop offers souvenirs and race memorabilia.

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Kannapolis

Cannon Village

200 West Avenue Kannapolis, NC 28081 LOCATION: From I-85 take either exit 58, 60 or 63 and follow the signs. OPEN: Monday - Saturday 9 am - 5 pm. Sunday 1 pm - 6 pm except for Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. PHONE: (704) 938-3200 WEB SITE: www.cannonvillage.com COST: Free Restored in the graceful style of the Colonial era, the merchants of Cannon Village feature fine home furnishings and accessories, gifts and collectibles, rugs and apparel for adults and children. Be sure to visit Fieldcrest Cannon's fascinating 4500-square-foot textile exhibit located in the heart of Cannon Village. Feel the pride of the 25,000 workers who once occupied the nearby mill buildings as you view the manufacturing process in a 100 seat theatre. The show transports you right to the mill's production floor.

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Dale Earnhardt Tribute

200 West Avenue Kannapolis, NC 28081 LOCATION: Located off I-85, Exits 58, 60 and 63 in Cannon Village. OPEN: Cannon Village Visitors Center is open Monday-Saturday 9 am - 5 pm. Sunday 1 pm - 6 pm, except for Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. PHONE: (704) 938-3200 WEB SITE: www.cannonvillage.com/earnhardttribute.htm COST: Free The Dale Earnhardt Tribute is on Dale Earnhardt Plaza on Main and "B" Streets in Cannon Village. A statue of Earnhardt is the Plaza's centerpiece attraction. The nine-foot tall, 900-pound bronze likeness is the work of Arizona-based sculptor Clyde Ross Morgan. Also in Dale Earnhardt Plaza is a granite monument contributed by Earnhardt fans from Vermont and New York. The Dale Earnhardt Tribute Center, located at the Cannon Village Visitors Center, showcases artwork by world-renowned NASCAR artist Sam Bass.

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Midland

Reed Gold Mine

9621 Reed Mine Road

Midland, NC 28107

LOCATION: Take NC 24/27 to Reed Mine Road. Go approximately 3 miles, the site is on the right.

OPEN: Spring and Summer Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 9 am - 5 pm. Closed Sunday and Monday

Winter Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm. Closed Sunday and Monday

Gold Panning open April 1 - October 31.

PHONE: (704) 721-GOLD (4653) WEB SITE: www.reedmine.com

COST: No fee for admission or tours of the mine. There is a charge for gold panning .

Reed Gold Mine is the site of the first documented gold find in the United States. The visitor center,

panning area, and restrooms are accessible. The underground tour is on a level surface with the

exception of a series of steps at the end. There is a 0.75 mile nature/hiking trail and picnic area. You

may also visit the operating 19th century stamp mill which was once used to crush ore.

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Chatham County

Jordan Lake Educational State Forest

2832 Big Woods Road Chapel Hill, NC 27514 LOCATION: One mile west of Seaforth Recreational Area at Jordan Lake. From US 64 turn right

onto Big Woods Road. The Forest is approximately 3 miles on the right.

OPEN: Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm. Saturday - Sunday, 11 am - 5 pm. Closed Thanksgiving and

Christmas Day.

PHONE: (919) 542-1154 WEB SITE: www.ncesf.org/JLESF/home.htm

COST: Free.

Jordan Lake Educational State Forest provides visitors the opportunity to listen to the wind in the

trees or listen to the trees tell a story. One trail features "talking trees", each with a recorded

message about its history and surroundings. The Forest is also home to many varieties of wildlife

including birds of prey, deer, songbirds, flying squirrels, and beavers.

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Jordan Lake State Recreational Area

Route 2, Box 159 Apex, NC 27502 LOCATION: US 64 between Apex and Pittsboro in Chatham and Wake counties.

OPEN: All year. June, July and August: 8 am - 9 pm. September, April and May: 8 am - 8 pm.

October and March: 8 am - 7 pm. November - February: 8 am - 6 pm.

PHONE: (919) 362-0586 WEB SITE: ils.unc.edu/parkproject/visit/jord/home.html

COST: Fee charged for camping and picnic shelters. Vehicle fee charged April - September.

Facilities include: Crosswinds Campground - accessible campsites. Ebenezer Church - paved

walkway from accessible picnic area to beach. New Hope Overlook - accessible boat ramp and

restrooms. Campsites are primitive. Parkers Creek - paved walkway from the accessible picnic

area to the beach; five accessible tent and RV camping sites; and one group tent campsite. Poplar

Point Campground - a smooth path with gradual slope from parking to the boat launch area.

Accessible campsites available. Vista Point - wheelchair access from parking area to boat launch

area. Boat ramps, picnic, and group camping (RV and tent) areas are accessible. Crosswinds,

Parkers Creek, Vista Point and Ebenezer Church - accessible restrooms.

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Bear Creek

Southern Supreme Gourmet Confections

1699 Hoyt Scott Road

Bear Creek, NC 27207

LOCATION: Off US 64 between Sanford and Siler City in Bear Creek, look for signs.

OPEN: January - September: Monday -Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm. October - Thanksgiving: Monday Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm; Sunday, 1- 5 pm. Extended holiday hours start the day after Thanksgiving:

Monday - Friday, 9 am - 8 pm; Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm; Sunday, 1 - 5 pm. Closed at 12 noon

Christmas Eve. Closed all major holidays.

PHONE: (336) 581-3141 WEB SITE: www.sosupreme.com

COST: Free.

Southern Supreme began back in 1984 with a fruitcake recipe. The business started in a garage that

was converted into a kitchen. With help from family and friends, a successful mail order business

was launched. Today, gourmet foods are shipped and enjoyed all over the world. Visit their Bear

Creek kitchen and enjoy fruitcake and other delectables.

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Goldston

Goldston Commercial Historic District

LOCATION: From US 421 take either SR 1010 or 2135 and follow signs to the town. The Historic

District is at South Bellevue and South Main Street between West Goldbar and Colonial Streets.

OPEN: All year.

PHONE: 800-316-3829 (Pittsboro-Siler City Convention and Visitors Bureau)

WEB SITE: www.visitchathamcounty.com

COST: Free.

The privately-owned Goldston Commercial Historic District was listed on the National Register of

Historic Places in 1987. A driving tour features examples of late 19th and early 20th century

architecture. The District encompasses 50 acres and 15 buildings.

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Gulf

Deep River Camelback Truss Bridge and Deep River Park

SR 2153 Gulf, NC 27256 LOCATION: On SR 2153, east of Gulf OPEN: All year PHONE: 800-316-3829 (Pittsboro-Siler City Convention and Visitors Bureau) WEB SITE: www.visitchathamcounty.com COST: Free. Originally constructed in 1908, the bridge spans the Deep River. It underwent many reconstructions and renovations until 1992 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Located at Deep River Park (40 acres with picnic tables), which provides a scenic view of the river.

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Moncure

The Rocks

535-A Old Sanford Road Moncure, NC 27559 LOCATION: Between Pittsboro (2 miles south of town) and Sanford (about 14 miles north of town)

on US 15-501. From US 15-501, turn on to Old Sanford Road. The Rocks will be on the left.

OPEN: Monday - Saturday 10 am -5 pm. Closed on Sunday

PHONE: (919) 542-6112 or 1-800-910-6112 WEB SITE: www.ncgems.com

COST: Free site admission. There are fees for dry wash gem mining and gold panning.

All ages can experience the fun and excitement of gemstone mining and gold panning in central

North Carolina. For those who want the gems without the work, an on-site gift shop features mineral

specimens, custom jewelry and more. Special rates for school groups and group tours.

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Pittsboro

Carnivore Preservation Trust

1940 Hanks Chapel Road

Pittsboro, NC 27312

(919) 542-4684 LOCATION: On US 64, at mile marker 387, turn onto Foxfire Trace. Go 0.5 mile and take a left onto

Dee Ferrell Road. Go to the end of Dee Ferrell and take a left. Go 0.4 miles and CPT will be on your

right. There is a small white CPT sign on the road.

OPEN: Tours are by reservation only.

PHONE: (919) 542-4684 for tour reservations. WEB SITE: www.cptigers.org

COST: There is a charge for tours of CPT.

On the guided tours you will see tigers, leopards, jaguars, and various other exotic species of

carnivores. The highly educational tours include the history of CPT and its mission for the future;

scientific facts about the animals you see; as well as the story of how different animals came to live

at CPT. Tours last approximately an hour and a half to two hours . All visitors are required to sign a

Visitor Release form. The compound is not accessible for strollers or other wheeled vehicles.

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Chatham County Historical Museum

c/o Chatham County Historical Association, Inc.

PO Box 93

Pittsboro, NC 27312

LOCATION: In the historic Chatham County Courthouse in the heart of downtown Pittsboro.

OPEN: Wednesdays, 12 noon - 3 pm (except holidays)

PHONE: 800-316-3829 (Pittsboro-Siler City Convention and Visitors Bureau)

WEB SITE: www.visitchathamcounty.com

COST: Free.

The Chatham County Historical Museum, located in the historic county Courthouse, is operated by

the Chatham County Historical Association, Inc. Among items on display are handmade bricks from

the former store and post office at St. Lawrence, a letter written by Governor Charles Manly, letters

written during the Civil War, a bowler hat owned by Judge Walter Siler, bound volumes of several

early years of the Chatham Record, and an original copy of an 1870 map of Chatham County.

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Devil's Stompin' Ground Scenic Byway (NC 902)

LOCATION: The byway begins in Pittsboro. From the Pittsboro Courthouse, follow US. 64 west. Turn left at the traffic light onto NC 902. Continue on NC 902 until you reach NC 22. When you cross NC 22, NC 902 will become SR 1164 (Jerry Frye Road). Turn left on SR 2877 (Howard Mill Road) and continue for two miles. The road number changes to SR 1456. Three miles later, there is a junction with NC 705. The byway ends here. PHONE: 800-316-3829 (Pittsboro-Siler City CVB) WEB SITE: www.visitchathamcounty.com COST: Free. The 34-mile long Scenic Byway takes visitors into an area where it is said the devil prowls a mysterious plot of land. Legend says Satan comes nightly to devise his plans and schemes. As the result of his nightly pacing back and forth, it is said nothing grows in the Devil's Stompin' Ground. The Devil's Stompin' Ground is located on private property and is not wheelchair accessible.

Pittsboro Historic District and Antique Walk

US 15-501 and US 64 Pittsboro, NC 27312 LOCATION: Downtown Pittsboro on US 64 and US 15-501

OPEN: All year. Store hours may vary.

PHONE: (919) 545-9296 WEB SITE: www.visitchathamcounty.com

COST: Free.

Take a self-guided tour of more than 25,000 square feet of antiques in downtown Pittsboro. The

various antique shops carry vintage pieces, fine furniture and accessories, collectibles, estate

jewelry, clothing, rare books, and much more. Enjoy the local eateries, historical museum, and

charming historic circle with the grand landmark, the Chatham County Courthouse.

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Silk Hope Winery

2601 Silk Hope Gum Springs Road Pittsboro, NC 27312 LOCATION: From the US 64 Bypass take exit 381 (NC 87 North). Go 1.8 miles to Silk Hope Gum

Springs Road on the left. The winery is 2.5 miles on the left, 300 yards past Emmaus Church.

OPEN: By appointment only.

PHONE: (919) 742-4601 WEB SITE: www.ncwine.org/wineries.html

COST: Free.

Silver Medal Winner at the NC State Fair's Commercial Wine Competition for its 2000 Chambourcin,

Chatham County's first winery is open for wine tastings by appointment.

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Siler City

Horizon Cellars Winery and Vineyard

466 Vineyard Ridge Siler City, NC 27344 LOCATION: Located off US 421 (exit 168) between Siler City and Mount Vernon Springs. Look for

grape cluster trailblazer signs.

OPEN: Monday, Thursday and Friday; 11 am - 5 pm. Saturday 10 am - 6 pm. Sunday 12 - 6 pm.

Winter hours vary slightly. Closed all major holidays. Check their web site for information on the

winter schedule.

PHONE: (919) 742-1404 WEB SITE: www.HorizonCellars.com

COST: Free.

Horizon Cellars is one of the state's newest wineries. Situated on 20 acres, the 4,800 square foot

wine making facility and adjoining vineyard is located a few miles south of Siler City in the

Piedmont's grape growing region. Horizon Cellars offers wine tastings, wine sales, tours, wine

merchandise, barrel room dinners, events, music, local art, and private events.

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Davidson County

Lexington

Bob Timberlake Gallery

1714 East Center Street Extension Lexington, NC 27292 LOCATION: From I-85 in Lexington, take exit 94, then west on Old US 64. The Gallery is within 0.5 mile. OPEN: Monday ­ Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm. Closed Sundays PHONE: 800-244-0095 WEB SITE: www.bobtimberlake.com COST: Free. The Gallery hosts an impressive collection of Bob Timberlake's original paintings and offers a complete selection of Timberlake limited-edition reproductions, miniature prints, posters, and related items. Special collector services are provided through the Gallery, including assistance in locating hard-to-find Timberlake reproductions, collector value updates, appraisals, and insurance valuations.

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Boone's Cave Park

PO Box 1711

Lexington, NC 27293

LOCATION: From I-85, take exit 85 to NC 150. Go through Churchland, turn left onto Boone's Cave

Road. Follow the signs.

OPEN: Daily 8 am to sunset.

PHONE: (336) 242-2285

COST: Free.

Many believe this 110-acre park is the site of the Squire Boone family homestead. The park includes

an accessible picnic area, several hiking trails and a small cave thought to be Daniel Boone's

hideout. Some three dozen species of native wildflowers can be seen including Rhododendron,

Mountain Laurel and, at 154 feet, the state's tallest Eastern Cottonwood tree.

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Childress Vineyard

1000 Childress Vineyard Road Lexington. NC 27295 LOCATION: Just west of the intersection of US 64 and US 52. OPEN: Monday - Thursday, 10 am - 5 am; Friday and Saturday, 9 am - 6 pm; Sunday, 12 noon 5 pm. PHONE: (336) 236-WINE (9463) WEB SITE: www.childressvineyard.com COST: Free Join NASCAR team owner Richard Childress at Childress Vineyards, his signature winery in Lexington. Taste world-class wines crafted by award-winning winemaker, Mark Friszolowski. Enjoy daily tours of the Italian Renaissance styled winery. Select gourmet sandwiches from the Bistro and picnic on the grounds. Browse the well-stocked gift shop. Childress Vineyards stands at the gateway to the Yadkin Valley, a federally designated viticulture region.

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Historic Uptown Lexington

220 North Main Street Lexington. NC 27292 LOCATION: Uptown Lexington is accessible from I-85, Business I-85, and US 64. OPEN: All year. Store hours vary. PHONE: (336) 236-4218 WEB SITE: www.lexingtonnc.net COST: Free Historic Uptown Lexington is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It has the largest collection of businesses in Davidson County. There are 55 speciality shops in the Uptown area, most are accessible. For more information, be sure to stop by the accessible visitor's center.

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Thomasville

North Carolina Vietnam Veterans Memorial

c/o Thomasville Tourism Commission PO Box 1400 Thomasville, NC 27360 LOCATION: From I-85, take exit for rest area just south of exit 102. Follow signs to memorial.

OPEN: All year.

PHONE: 1 800-611-9907 - Thomasville Tourism WEB SITE: www.thomasvilletourism.com

COST: Free.

This 1.5-acre park recognizes the 1,607 North Carolinians who were killed or listed as missing in

action in the Vietnam War. The brick memorial rests in a circular park surrounded by trees and

flowers. The names of those servicemen and women who lost their lives or who are missing in

Vietnam are etched on the bricks of the memorial.

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Welcome

Richard Childress Racing Shop and Museum

425 Industrial Drive Welcome, NC 27374 LOCATION: Take exit 92 from US 52 at Welcome. Turn right at the top of the ramp on to Old US 52.

Go approximately 2 miles then turn right on to Industrial Drive.

OPEN: Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm

PHONE: (336) 731-3334 WEB SITE: www.rcrracing.com

COST: The fan walk and gift shop area are free. There is an admission charge for the museum.

NASCAR fans will have a field day at the Richard Childress Racing Shop and Museum. The

complex features a shop building with a fan walk that lets you view the shop floor where all Childress

racing teams are at work. A highlight for many visitors is the museum with current and former

Childress team cars and trophies including a great collection of Dale Earnhardt cars. There is also a

large gift shop where fans can gear up for the next NASCAR event.

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Davie County

Cooleemee

Mill Village Museum

131 Church Street Cooleemee, NC 27014 LOCATION: Off US 801 South, at the corner of Church and Marginal Streets in Cooleemee, just

past the Cooleemee Elementary School.

OPEN: Wednesday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm.

PHONE: (336) 284-6040 WEB SITE: www.textileheritage.org

COST: Free. Donations accepted.

Located in the historic Zachary House, the Mill Village Museum provides a regional center to study

North Carolina's cotton mill culture. The Museum is the first in the state dedicated to documenting

and interpreting life in a Carolina cotton mill village. The Museum's archives contain more than 100

hours of video interviews, a photo collection of more than 600 images and more than 400

documents pertaining to mill village history. Call for information on the annual Heritage Festival,

usually held in late September.

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Mocksville

RayLen Vineyards

3577 Highway 158 Mocksville, NC 27028 LOCATION: Twelve miles west of Winston-Salem off I-40. Road signs direct you to the vineyard.

OPEN: All year. Monday - Saturday; 11 am - 6 pm.

PHONE: (336) 998-3100 WEB SITE: www.raylenvineyards.com

COST: Free.

This picturesque vineyard and winery has been recognized by Parade Magazine as one of the

state's notable wineries. RayLen's estate vineyards overlook the beautiful Yadkin Valley and the Blue

Ridge Mountains. RayLen's premium handcrafted wines include Chardonnay, Viognier, Pinot Grigio,

Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Shiraz.

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Durham County

Durham

Bennett Place State Historic Site

4409 Bennett Memorial Road Durham, NC 27705 LOCATION: From I-85, take exit to US 15-501, then take Hillsborough Road exit and follow signs. OPEN: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm. Closed Sunday, Monday, and most major holidays. PHONE: (919) 383-4345 WEB SITE: www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/hs/bennett/bennett.htm COST: Free. Farmhouse of James Bennett where General Joseph E. Johnston and General William T. Sherman met for negotiations, leading to Johnston's surrender of his Confederate Army on April 26, 1865. Historical artifacts are on display. There is a slide show presentation also available. The visitor center is accessible to all visitors. There is a short path to the historic buildings. The buildings have steps and are not fully accessible to those using a wheelchair.

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Duke Homestead State Historic Site

2828 Duke Homestead Road Durham, NC 27705 LOCATION: From I-85, take Guess Road north to Duke Homestead Road.

OPEN: Tuesday - Saturday, 1 - 4 pm. Closed Sunday, Monday, and most major holidays.

PHONE: (919) 477-5498 WEB SITE: www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/hs/duke/duke.htm

COST: Free.

This state historic site was the scene of post-Civil War tobacco processing, from curing to preparing

tobacco for sale. Washington Duke's home (1852) includes four furnished rooms. The well house,

smokehouse, reconstructed first tobacco factory, third tobacco factory (1869), tobacco curing barn,

and pack house make up the remainder of the homestead. The visitor center is accessible to all

visitors. There is a 0.25 mile path to the historic buildings, which have steps and are accessible with

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Eno River State Park

6101 Cole Mill Road Durham, NC 27705 LOCATION: On Cole Mill Road, northwest of Durham. Take I-85 to the Cole Mill Road exit and follow

signs to the park.

OPEN: November - February, 8 am - 6 pm. March and October: 8 am - 7 pm. April and September:

8 am - 8 pm. May - August: 8 am - 9 pm.

PHONE: (919) 383-1686 WEB SITE: www.ils.unc.edu/parkproject/visit/.enri/home.htm

COST: Fee charged for backpack camping and picnic shelter reservations.

This is a wilderness park with nature trails along the Eno River that offers picnicking, backpack

camping, canoeing and fishing. Groups should call in advance to request river access road be

opened. Call park office for information on the numerous special events held throughout the year.

Few's Ford has 20 picnic sites, 10 of which are accessible. An accessible water fountain and

restrooms are nearby. A 12-table picnic shelter with a fireplace and grill is also accessible and can

be reserved for a fee. The Piper-Cox Museum at Few's Ford is wheelchair accessible with a

combination ramp and lift for access to different areas. The Cole Mill accessible picnic shelter, with

eight tables and a grill, may be reserved for a modest fee.

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Historic Stagville

5828 Old Oxford Highway Durham, NC 27712 LOCATION: Ten miles from I-85 at 5825 Old Oxford Highway; seven miles from Roxboro Road/

Business US 501.

OPEN: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm. Closed holidays.

PHONE: (919) 620-0120 WEB SITE: www.historicstagvillefoundation.org

COST: Free.

The first state-owned center for teaching and developing historic preservation with workshops and

seminars, attended by contractors, architects, home owners and planners. Once part of the largest

plantation complex in North Carolina, Stagville focuses on the history of African-Americans in the

region. The 71-acre site includes a collection of 18th and 19th century buildings.

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Museum of Life and Science

433 Murray Avenue

Durham, NC 27704

LOCATION: Take the Duke Street north exit from I-85; at second light turn right onto Murray Avenue.

OPEN: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday, 12 noon - 5 pm.

PHONE: (919) 220-5429 WEB SITE: www.ncmls.org

COST: Admission charge. Call ahead for group rates.

Packed with highly interactive state of the art exhibits, the Museum of Life and Science is a critically

acclaimed regional service-technology center that is educational and fun. Aerospace, weather,

geology, Carolina Wildlife, farmyard, train rides, traveling exhibits, gift shops and cafe culminate with

Magic Wings Butterfly House. The Butterfly House is a tropical year-round butterfly conservatory.

The adjoining Bayer Crop Science Insectarium houses exotic live insects.

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Sarah P. Duke Memorial Gardens

c/o Duke University Box 90341 Durham, NC 27708-0626 LOCATION: On the Duke University Campus at 436 Anderson Street.

OPEN: All year. Daily, 8 am - dusk.

PHONE: (919) 684-3698 WEB SITE: www.hr.duke.edu/dukegardens

COST: Free

These 55 acres of beautiful gardens with hiking trails are located on Duke University's West

Campus. Many of the five miles of walks and pathways are accessible. However, there are many

changes in slope throughout the Gardens. Accessible parking spaces are available in the asphalt lot

near the main entance. Pre arranged trolly tours are available Monday through Friday between 8 am

and 4:30 pm. Contact (919) 668-1705.

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West Point on the Eno City Park

5101 North Roxboro Road Durham, NC 27704 LOCATION: The park is located north of downtown Durham on North Roxboro Road.

OPEN: The park gates are open daily, all year, from 8 am to sundown. The three historic buildings

are open 1 - 5 pm Saturday and Sunday, mid-March - mid-December.

PHONE: (919) 471-1623 WEB SITE: www.enoriver.org/eno/parks/WestPoint/westpoint.html

COST: Admission is free; however, a fee is charged to rent picnic shelter and other facilities. Call

Durham Parks and Recreation (919-560-4358).

This natural and historic park is located along a two-mile stretch of the scenic Eno River, six miles

north of downtown Durham. Take a step back in time to Durham's early beginnings by touring the

working Grist Mill, the 1850s McCown-Mangum House, and the Hugh Mangum Museum of

Photography. You can also enjoy a leisurely picnic and stroll around the grounds, or take a hike

through the woods on one of the park trails.

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Forsyth County

Clemmons

Mrs. Hanes Moravian Cookies

4643 Friedberg Church Road Clemmons, NC 27012-6882 LOCATION: In Winston-Salem take NC 150 west (Peters Creek Parkway), go about 7 miles, turn

right on to Central Road. Go to Friedberg Church Road, turn left. The bakery a mile on the left.

OPEN: January - September: Monday - Friday, 7 am- 5 pm; Saturday, 9 am - 2 pm. October,

November, and December: Saturday, 8 am - 4 pm. Tours offered: Monday - Friday, January October from 10 am - 2 pm.

PHONE: (336) 764-1402 or Toll Free: (888) 764-1402 WEB SITE: www.hanescookies.com

COST: Free. Call to arrange tours in advance of your visit.

Enjoy tasty samples and watch the bakers from the special viewing area. Tours last about 90

minutes. Be sure to call for an appointment. During November and December there are no tours.

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Tanglewood Park

4061 Clemmons Road Clemmons, NC 27012-8481 LOCATION: On US 158, two miles east of I-40.

OPEN: All year. Closed Christmas Day.

PHONE: (336) 778-6300 Welcome Center WEB SITE: www.tanglewoodpark.org

COST: Various fees for activities and events. Day-use vehicle entrance fee is $2 per car and $8 per

bus.

Tanglewood Park offers tennis, golf, horseback riding, day camps, fishing, accessible picnic

shelters, two accessible playgrounds, accessible swimming pool and facilities, paddle boats,

canoes, nature trails, camping, BMX racing, Manor House Bed and Breakfast, fully equipped

cottages, driving range, arboretum, and rose garden. An annual steeplechase, July 4th fireworks,

and concerts are among events offered.

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Kernersville

Korner's Folly

413 South Main Street c/o Korner's Folly Foundation PO Box 2091 Kernersville, NC 27285-2091 LOCATION: About one mile from I-40 Business in Kernersville. Follow South Main Street to the

home.

OPEN: Walk-in tours: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10 am - 3 pm. Sunday, 1 - 5 pm. Group tours

must be prearranged.

PHONE: (336) 996-7922 WEB SITE: www.kornersfolly.org

COST: Admission charge.

The restored home of Jule Korner, built in 1880, has 22 rooms and 118 steps throughout. Features

include original hand-laid tile floors, unique fireplaces, silk damask wall panels, painted murals and

frescoes. The grounds are relatively flat. Restrooms are not accessible.

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Lewisville

Westbend Vineyards

5394 Williams Road

Lewisville, NC 27023

LOCATION: From US 421 take exit 246. Turn left, go 2.4 miles, then turn left on to Williams Road.

Westbend is the fourth drive on the left.

OPEN: Tasting and Wine Sales: Tuesday - Saturday, 11 am - 6 pm. Sunday: 1 - 6 pm. Winter hours

vary, please call. Tours of Winery: Saturday, 1 pm, 2:30 pm and 4 pm. Sunday, 2 pm and 3:30 pm.

Winter hours vary, please call.

PHONE: (336) 945-5032 Toll Free 1-866-901-5032 WEB SITE: www.westbendvineyards.com

COST: Free.

The 60 acres of prime vinifera vineyards are neatly tucked into the gently rolling countryside in the

northwest corner of Forsyth County, where the Yadkin Valley begins. The first vineyard at Westbend

was planted in 1972 by the owner, Jack Kroustalis. He planted vinifera varieties, the same that are

used to produce fine California and French wines.

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Winston-Salem

Delta Arts Center

2611 New Walkertown Road Winston-Salem, NC 27101 LOCATION: Just north of downtown Winston-Salem off US 311.

OPEN: Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10 am - 5 pm. Saturday, 11 am - 3 pm. Center closed last

two weeks of December.

PHONE: (336) 722-2625 WEB SITE: www.deltafinearts.org/index.html

COST: Free, unless otherwise advertised. Contributions are welcome.

The Delta Arts Center offers multi-disciplinary programs that celebrate the arts through exhibitions,

classes, workshops, performances, and special programs. Winston-Salem Delta Fine Arts, Inc. is a

non-profit cultural and educational corporation established in 1972 by the Winston-Salem Alumnae

chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. to encourage individual creativity and to stimulate

community interest and pride in American arts and humanities.

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Downtown Arts District

LOCATION: Downtown Winston-Salem.

OPEN: All year

PHONE: (336) 722-2345 COST: Free.

WEB SITE: www.dadaws.org

The Downtown Arts District at Sixth and Trade Streets is a growing community of eclectic galleries

and craft shops. This vibrant area bustles with energy until late in the evening during the many

Gallery Hops scheduled throughout the year, as well as during the Summer On Trade music series

held Saturday nights May through September.

Historic Bethabara Park

2147 Bethabara Road Winston-Salem, NC 27106 LOCATION: From US 421 (Business I-40) go north on US 52 to University Parkway South. Turn right onto Bethabara Park Boulevard. Turn left onto Bethania Station Road. The Park entrance is on the left. OPEN: Guided tours of the exhibit buildings are offered April - November: Tuesday - Friday, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 1:30 - 4:30 pm; and other times by appointment for group tours. PHONE: (336) 924-8191 WEB SITE: www.bethabarapark.org COST: Free. Settled in 1753, Bethabara was the first Moravian village in North Carolina. Eighteenth century homes and church, reconstructed 1756 palisade fort, 1754 cabin and gardens and a Nature Preserve are features of the Park. Call in advance to arrange group tours or to obtain information on special events.

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Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts

PO Box 10310 Winston-Salem, NC 27108 LOCATION: A part of the Old Salem restoration, 924 South Main Street.

OPEN: All year. Tours: Monday - Saturday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm; Sunday, 1:30 - 4:30 pm.

PHONE: (336) 721-7360 or (336) 721-7300 - Old Salem Visitor Center

WEB SITE: www.oldsalem.org/about/mesda.htm

COST: Admission charge.

MESDA is the only museum solely dedicated to exhibiting and researching regional decorative arts of the early South. It contains 21 period rooms and six galleries with furniture, paintings, textiles, ceramics and silver used in Southern states through 1820. Reservations encouraged.

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Old Salem

Drawer F, Salem Station

Winston-Salem, NC 27108

LOCATION: From I-40 or US 52, follow brown directional and small green Old Salem signs.

OPEN: Daily from April - November. Closed Monday from January - March. Closed Easter Sunday,

Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

PHONE: (336) 721-7300 WEB SITE: www.oldsalem.org

COST: Admission charge.

Founded by Moravians from present day Czech Republic, Old Salem has many 18th and 19th

century buildings. A tour of the buildings, demonstrations and gardens is available. The visitors

center has all accessible amenities. Groups should call ahead for special rates.

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Piedmont Craftsmen Gallery

601 North Trade Street

Winston-Salem, NC 27101

LOCATION: Located in the Downtown Arts District.

OPEN: Tuesday - Friday, 11 am - 5 pm; Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm

PHONE: (336) 725-1516 WEB SITE: www.piedmontcraftsmen.org.

COST: Free.

The year-round Gallery and Shop feature an Artist-of-the-Month series and quarterly exhibitions. The Gallery's exhibitions manager designs displays to allow easy access for people using wheelchairs. Piedmont Craftsmen also sponsors the Annual Piedmont Crafts Fair, held the third weekend in November, which features more than 130 of the Southeast's most accomplished craft artists.

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Reynolda House Museum of American Art

2250 Reynolda Road Winston-Salem, NC 27106 LOCATION: From Business I-40, take Cherry Street exit north to Coliseum Drive and turn left, then

turn right at Reynolda Road.

OPEN: Tuesday - Saturday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm; Sunday, 1:30 - 4:30 pm. Christmas Eve and New

Year's Eve, 9:30 am - 1 pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

PHONE: (336) 758-5750 WEB SITE: www.renoldahouse.org

COST: Admission charge. Group tours arranged by writing or calling in advance.

Formerly the home of industrialist R. J. Reynolds, Reynolda House is now a learning center and art

museum exhibiting 18th, 19th and 20th century paintings and prints by major American artists.

Group tours may be arranged with advance notice.

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SciWorks

400 West Hanes Mill Road Winston-Salem, NC 27105 LOCATION: On the north side of Winston-Salem just off US 52.

OPEN: Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday, 1- 5 pm.

PHONE: (336) 767-6730 WEB SITE: www.sciworks.org

COST: Admission charge.

Sci Works includes 50,000 square feet of exhibits, a state of the art planetarium, a 15-acre environmental park and picnic facilities. Galleries are on two levels with ramps. Preregistered groups receive special rates and programs, and all visitors are invited to join ongoing programs.

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Granville County

Oxford

Granville County Museum

110 Court Street Oxford, NC 27565 LOCATION: Downtown Oxford behind the Granville County Courthouse. Take the street behind the

Courthouse (Museum Lane) to the Museum parking lot.

OPEN: All year. Wednesday - Friday, 10 am - 4 pm; Saturday, 11 am - 3 pm.

PHONE: (919) 693-9706

COST: Free.

Housed in the 1946 "Freezer Locker" building, the Museum's exhibits change frequently and focus

on history, science, arts, and cultural topics. Two locations in the 1860 old jail will provide a

permanent exhibit on Granville County's history.

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Guilford County

Colfax

Piedmont Triad Farmers Market

2914 Sandy Ridge Road Colfax, NC 27235 LOCATION: Just off I-40 on Sandy Ridge Road. From I-40 west of Greensboro, take exit 208 and

the market entrance will be approximately 0.25 miles on the left.

OPEN: All year. Retail Areas: Monday - Saturday, 6 am - 6 pm; Sunday, 1 - 6 pm.

PHONE: (336) 605-9157 WEB SITE: www.ncagr.com/markets

COST: Free.

The Piedmont Triad Farmers Market is operated by the NC Department of Agriculture. It has been

designed to be a place where growers of all sizes can come to sell their fresh fruits and vegetables.

The Market provides facilities for growers, wholesalers, retailers and consumers to buy and sell

horticultural commodities and food products. There is also a garden center and a restaurant.

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Greensboro

Blandwood Mansion

c/o Preservation Greensboro, Inc. PO Box 13136 Greensboro, NC 27415 LOCATION: In downtown Greensboro at 447 West Washington Street.

OPEN: Tuesday - Saturday, 11 am - 2 pm; Sunday, 2 - 5 pm. Closed January and holidays.

PHONE: (336) 272-5003 ­ Preservation Greensboro, Inc. WEB SITE: www.blandwood.org

COST: Admission charge.

Blandwood is the home of former Governor John Motley Morehead. In the late 18th century, it was

constructed as a farmhouse and was redesigned in 1844. Blandwood is the oldest existing home of

Italian Villa style in the United States and contains many of the original furnishings. Group tours

available by appointment.

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Gardens of Greensboro

c/o Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department

1001 Fourth Street

Greensboro, NC 27405

LOCATION: From Battleground Avenue or High Point Road, take Holden Road and follow signs to

the three gardens.

OPEN: Daily: sunrise to sunset.

PHONE: (336) 373-2199 or (336) 297-4162 WEB SITE: greensborobeautiful.org/TheGardens.htm

COST: Free.

The Gardens of Greensboro are three distinct areas of great natural beauty. The Greensboro

Arboretum features nine permanent plant collections and a number of special garden areas and

structural features. The Arboretum is located within Lindley Park. The Bicentennial Garden features

7.5 acres of blossoming flowers and trees. The Bog Garden, adjacent to the Bicentennial Garden, includes collections of trees, wildflowers, shrubs, ferns, bamboo, and many other plants hardy to swampy land conditions, as well as the wildlife indigenous to wetlands.

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Greensboro Children's Museum

220 North Church Street Greensboro, NC 27401 LOCATION: The Children's Museum is on North Church Street across from the main Greensboro Public Library. OPEN: All year. Tuesday - Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm; Sunday, 1 - 5 pm. PHONE: (336) 574-2898 WEB SITE: www.gcmuseum.com COST: Admission charge. At the Greensboro Children's Museum you can create, experience, solve and discover in their hands-on exhibit galleries. Galleries include: Our Town Gallery where visitors may choose their profession; Transportation Gallery whey you can climb in a real DC-9 cockpit and an actual NASCAR race car; Bubble Gallery, where you can wrap yourself in a gigantic bubble or send hundreds of little ones floating through the air; Our World Gallery where you can learn about other cultures; learn about furniture making, textiles and apparel in the Manufacturing Gallery.

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Greensboro Historical Museum

130 Summit Avenue

Greensboro, NC 27401

LOCATION: From I-85, take South Elm Street to the north, then right on Bellemeade Street to

Summit Avenue.

OPEN: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday, 2 - 5 pm. Closed Monday and city holidays.

PHONE: (336) 373-2043 WEB SITE: www.greensborohistory.org

COST: Free.

The museum houses thousands of artifacts detailing the history of Greensboro and Guilford County.

Highlights include the Dolley Madison exhibit, collection of O. Henry memorabilia, the Greensboro

Sit-Ins exhibit and other exhibits featuring transportation, military history, decorative arts, and

Greensboro in 1880.

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Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

2332 New Garden Road

Greensboro, NC 27410-2355

LOCATION: Six miles northwest of downtown Greensboro. Take US 220 north to New Garden

Road. There are directional signs leading to the site.

OPEN: Daily, 8:30 am - 5 pm, except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

PHONE: (336) 288-1776 WEB SITE: www.nps.gov/guco

COST: Free.

This is an American Revolution battleground. It is the site of the March 15, 1781 battle between

American troops commanded by General Nathanael Greene and British troops commanded by Lord

Charles Cornwallis. Today the 220 acre park features a visitor center and auto, bicycle and foot

trails. There are 28 memorials throughout the park honoring Revolutionary War soldiers, statesmen,

heroes and heroines.

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Natural Science Center of Greensboro

4301 Lawndale Drive Greensboro, NC 27408 LOCATION: Just off Lawndale Drive, approximately 0.5 mile past the intersection of Lawndale Drive

and Pisgah Church Road.

OPEN: Monday - Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm; Sunday, 12:30 - 5 pm. Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas

Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

PHONE: (336) 288-3769 WEB SITE: www.natsci.org

COST: Admission charge.

A modern science complex featuring a large science museum, and North and South American zoo,

petting zoo, a planetarium theater, Kid's Alley, and a variety of educational presentations by center

staff. Other highlights are a large park with lakes, playgrounds and picnic facilities.

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Old Greensborough and the Downtown Historic District

Greensboro, NC 27406 LOCATION: In downtown Greensboro.

OPEN: All year

PHONE: (336) 379-0060 - Downtown Greensboro, Inc.

COST: Free.

This is a revitalized late 19th century commercial, residential, and industrial district. The District

features shops, antique stores, theaters, and restaurants. Walking tours require approximately two

hours. The Downtown Historic District is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Every

April an Antique and Art Festival is held on South Elm Street.

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Replacements, Ltd.

1089 Knox Road

Greensboro, NC 27420

LOCATION: Just off Mt. Hope Church Road on Knox Road. East of Greensboro take exit 132 from I 40/I-85. Follow the signs to Replacements, Ltd.

OPEN: Daily, 8 am - 10 pm. Free tours available daily from 9:30 am - 6 pm.

PHONE: (336) 697-3000 For product questions only 1-800-REPLACE

WEB SITE: www.replacements.com

COST: Free tour. Products for sale.

Replacements, Ltd. is the world's largest retailer of old and new china, crystal, flatware, and collectibles. Located in a 300,000-square-foot facility, Replacements' enormous warehouse has more than 10 million pieces in 200,000 patterns. Replacements, Ltd.'s 12,000-square-foot showroom offers a wide range of beautiful products and special sale items. A museum features over 2,000 rare pieces of china, crystal, silver, collectible plates, and figurines.

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Tannenbaum Historic Park

2200 New Garden Road Greensboro, NC 27410 LOCATION: Six miles northwest of downtown Greensboro. Take US 220 north to New Garden Road. OPEN: Tuesday - Saturday, 8 am - 4 pm. PHONE: (336) 545-5315 WEB SITE: www.greensboro-nc.gov/Departments/Parks/facilities/tannenbaum COST: Free This seven-acre park hosts living history programs and features the Colonial Heritage Center which offers a gallery of authentic era maps and a variety of hands-on exhibits depicting colonial life. The site also includes the restored Hoskins House, with kitchen, blacksmith shed and barn. Tannenbaum Park co-hosts the annual Reenactment of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse. It takes place at nearby Country Park.

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Weatherspoon Art Museum

UNC-Greensboro

PO Box 26170

Greensboro, NC 27402

LOCATION: At the corner of Tate and Spring Garden streets on the campus of UNC-Greensboro. OPEN: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 am - 5 pm. Thursday, 10 am - 9 pm. Saturday and Sunday, 1 - 5 pm. Closed Monday and university holidays. PHONE: (336) 334-5770 COST: Free. With six galleries and a sculpture courtyard, UNC-G's contemporary art gallery is nationally recognized for its collection and changing exhibitions of modern and contemporary American art. The collection also includes prints by the French artist Henri Matisse.

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Wet `n Wild Emerald Pointe Water Park

3910 South Holden Road Greensboro, NC 27409-9503 LOCATION: South of Greensboro, off I-85 at South Holden Road, exit 34.

OPEN: Late May - Early September. Call or check web site for times and dates

PHONE: (336) 852-9721 or 800-555-5900 (NC, SC and VA residents only)

WEB SITE: www.emeraldpointe.com

COST: Admission charge. Discounted tickets are available for senior citizens (age 55 and over) and

people with disabilities.

Wet 'n Wild Emerald Pointe, the Carolinas largest water park, has rides and attractions that promise

big fun for the entire family. Call ahead for details on group rates (for groups of 15 or more) or to

arrange staff assistance. The gift shop and locker rooms are on one level and are accessible. A roll-

in shower is available in the accessible shower room. An accessible gate is located next to turnstile

entrance to primary amenities. Restroom stalls are 31 by 37 inches.

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High Point

Angela Peterson Doll and Miniature Museum

101 West Green Drive High Point, NC 27260 LOCATION: Downtown High Point at the corner of Main Street and Green Drive.

OPEN: Monday - Friday, 10 am - 5 pm; Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm; Sunday, 1 - 5 pm. Closed holidays.

Closed on Mondays, November - February.

PHONE: (336) 885-3655

COST: Admission charge.

Rotating exhibits and impressive permanent collections highlight this museum. There are displays of

more than 1,700 dolls of all sizes from over 50 countries, one of the largest in the South. Displays

also include a wide range of antique dolls, a dozen doll houses, plus miniatures and collection paper

dolls. One of the most complete Creches in the United States is on display with more than 50

figures, which date from the 1490s to 1820s. Also on display are more than 125 Shirley Temple dolls.

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High Point Museum and Historical Park

1859 East Lexington Avenue

High Point, NC 27262

LOCATION: From Business I-85, take exit for US 311 north (Main Street), which intersects with

Lexington Avenue. Turn right onto Lexington Avenue, go 1.5 miles. The Museum and Historical Park

will be on the left.

OPEN: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 4:30 pm; Sunday, 1 - 4:30 pm.

PHONE: (336) 885-1859 WEB SITE: www.highpointmuseum.org

COST: Free, however donations are accepted.

This excellent history museum is a favorite of Piedmont history buffs, as is the adjacent Historical

Park. The accessible museum focuses on the history of High Point from days of Native Americans

to the present. The changing gallery focuses on exhibits with a local focus. Centerpiece of the

Historical Park is the 18th century restored John Haley House. It was built in 1786 on the "Quaker

Plan." The Haley House is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. At various times there

are demonstrations of 18th and early 19th century households arts in the Park.

NOTE: Buildings in the historical park have steps. Paths through the park are hard-packed.

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Oak Hollow Lake Park

High Point Parks and Recreation Department 600 North Hamilton Street High Point, NC 27262 A host of amenities await visitors to High Point's 1,500-acre Oak Hollow Lake Park. These include: Oak Hollow Park 3431 North Centennial Street LOCATION: From Eastchester Drive (NC 68) turn on to Centennial Street. Follow directional signs to the park. PHONE: (336) 883-3494 WEB SITE: www.high-point.net/pr/overlook.cfm COST: There are rental fees for boats, picnic shelters, and fishing. The heart of the park features picnic tables, two picnic shelters, and restrooms. The United Arts Council hosts musical performances at its facility at the park. Oak Hollow Golf Course

3400 North Centennial Street

LOCATION: Take NC 68 toward High Point. NC 68 will turn into Eastchester Drive. From

Eastchester turn right on to Centennial Street. The Course is two miles on the right.

PHONE: (336) 883-3260 WEB SITE: www.oakhollowgc.com

FEE: Green fees apply

Named one of the nation's top 25 public courses by Golf Digest, Oak Hollow features bentgrass greens and Bermuda Grass fairways. The course, surrounding Oak Hollow Lake, is a 6,690-yard, par 72 tract. Oak Hollow Campground 3415 North Centennial Street LOCATION: From Eastchester Drive (NC 68) turn on to Centennial Street. Follow directional signs to the park. PHONE: (336) 883-3492 WEB SITE: www.high-point.net/pr/camp.cfm COST: There is a fee for campsites. This 30-acre campground offers modern bathhouses with lavatories, toilets, and hot water showers. There are 116 paved, full hook-up sites for trailers and recreational vehicles; and 11 tent platforms. Campsites are available on a first-come basis; reservations are taken only for home furnishings markets in April and October. NOTE: There are no designated accessible campsites.

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Piedmont Environmental Center

1220 Penny Road

High Point, NC 27265

LOCATION: Penny Road, off Greensboro Road in High Point.

OPEN: All year. Environmental Education Building - Monday - Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm. Sunday, 1 - 5

pm. Trails are open sunrise to sunset seven days a week. Closed major holidays.

PHONE: (336) 883-8531

COST: Free. Donations are accepted.

The Piedmont Environmental Center is a nonprofit organization based in High Point. The Center

operates hiking trails, programs a 7,000-square-foot environmental education building, and various

services for residents of the Triad region. One of the many highlights of a visit to the Piedmont

Environmental Center is Mapscape, a permanent walk-on relief map of North Carolina which

demonstrates the geography and physiography of the state.

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Sedalia

Charlotte Hawkins Brown Memorial State Historic Site

PO Drawer B Sedalia, NC 27342 LOCATION: On US 70 (Burlington Road) east of Greensboro. Take exit 135 from I-40/I-85.

OPEN: Summer: Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm. Closed Sunday. Winter: Monday - Friday 10 am

- 4 pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday. Closed major state holidays PHONE: (336) 449-4846 WEB SITE: www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/HS/chb/chb.htm COST: Free. Founded in 1902 by Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown, Palmer Memorial Institute transformed the lives of more than 2,000 African American students. Today, the campus is North Carolina's first state historic site honoring an African-American. Canary Cottage, Dr. Brown's home, is open to the public. The accessible first floor houses exhibits of Palmer Institute memorabilia and a video on the life of Dr. Brown. Sidewalks and well placed parking spots add to the accessibility of the campus.

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Lee County

Sanford

House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site

288 Alston House Road Sanford, NC 27330 LOCATION: The end of Alston House Road. From US 1 in Sanford take NC. 42 west 13 miles to

Carbonton. Turn left on SR 2307. Go 4.5 miles then turn right onto Alston House Road.

OPEN: April - September: Tuesday - Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm; Sunday, 1 - 5 pm. October - March:

Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm. Closed Sunday, Monday and major holidays.

PHONE: (910) 947-2051 WEB SITE: www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/Sections/hs/horsesho/horsesho.htm

COST: Free.

Plantation home of Philip Alston and site of a Revolutionary War skirmish (August 1781). Also home

of four-term governor Benjamin Williams from 1798 to 1814. The Alston House is on the National

Register of Historic Sites. ACCESS North Carolina provided an access ramp for the Alston House,

accessible restrooms, and a paved parking area.

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Temple Theatre

120 Carthage Street Sanford, NC 27330 LOCATION: Downtown Sanford. From US 421 turn left onto Carthage Street. The theatre is two

blocks away on the left side of the street at 120 Carthage Street.

OPEN: Box office: Monday - Friday, 2 pm - 6 pm; and one hour before curtain on showdates.

Curtain: Friday and Saturday evenings, 8 pm; Sunday matinees, 2 pm; and Thursday, 2 and 7 pm.

PHONE: (919) 774-4155 WEB SITE: www.templeshows.com

COST: Admission charged for productions

The Temple Theatre is a cultural center for Lee County, offering professional, community, and

children's theatre to the area, as well as touring musical and theatrical groups. The Temple Theatre

Professional Acting Company produces a number of Main Stage productions each season ranging

from musicals to thought-provoking dramas.

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Mecklenburg County

Charlotte

Afro-American Cultural Center

401 North Myers Street Charlotte, NC 28202 LOCATION: At the intersection of East 7th Street and North McDowell Street in downtown Charlotte.

OPEN: Year round

PHONE: (704) 374-1565 WEB PAGE: www.aacc.charlotte.com

COST: Free.

Established in 1974 by Drs. Mary T. Harper and Bertha Maxwell Roddey, the Cultural Center grew

out of the Black Studies Program at UNC-Charlotte. In 1986, the Cultural Center moved to its

present location in the historic Little Rock AME Zion Church building. The Afro-American Cultural

Center exists to present, preserve and promote African American art, culture, and history for the

education and enjoyment of all. Two "shotgun" houses dating from the late 1890s are also located on

the Center's property.

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Carolinas Historic Aviation Museum

4108 Airport Drive Charlotte, NC 28208 LOCATION: At the end of Airport Drive. Take Billy Graham Parkway to Morris Field Drive. Then take an immediate right on to Airport Drive. Continue on Airport Drive until the pavement ends. OPEN: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm; Sunday, 1 - 5 pm. PHONE: (704) 359-8442 WEB SITE: www.carolinasaviation.org COST: Admission charge The Carolinas Aviation Museum, located in the former Southern Airways hangar at CharlotteDouglas International Airport, is preserving and displaying the Carolinas' aviation history. Operated by the Carolinas Historic Aviation Commission (CHAC), the museum features vintage aircraft in working condition.

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Charlotte Museum of History

3500 Shamrock Drive Charlotte, NC 28215 LOCATION: Look for directional signs on Shamrock Drive.

OPEN: MUSEUM: Tuesday - Friday, 10 am - 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 2 - 5 pm. HOMESITE

TOUR: Tuesday - Friday, 1:15 pm and 3:15 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 2:15 pm and 3:15 pm. Group

requests, three weeks in advance.

PHONE: (704) 568-1774 WEB SITE: www.charlottemuseum.org

COST: Free admission to museum and grounds. Admission charged for Alexander Home tour.

The Charlotte Museum of History offers a rich variety of interchanging exhibits, crafts

demonstrations, public programs, classes and special events. The Hezekiah Alexander Home,

located on the museum grounds, is the oldest dwelling in the county and is built of stone quarried

from nearby hills. Adjacent to the main house are reconstructed spring house and recreated log

kitchen. The Homesite tour is not completely accessible, virtual tours are available.

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Charlotte Nature Museum

1658 Sterling Road

Charlotte, NC 28209

LOCATION: Off East Boulevard between Park Road and Queens Road West, adjacent to Freedom

Park.

OPEN: All year. Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm; Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday, 1 - 5 pm. Closed

most holidays.

PHONE: (704) 372-6261 (Dial extension. 605 for current schedule)

WEB SITE: www.discoveryplace.org

COST: Admission charge.

The Charlotte Nature Museum is an urban science center that exhibits the animals and plants of the

Piedmont including an ever-changing Butterfly Garden. Discovery Place and the Charlotte Nature

Museum, offer workshops for all ages and for parents and children to enjoy together. During the

summer the Museum conducts a variety of hands-on science summer camps.

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Charlotte Regional Farmers Market

1801 Yorkmont Road

PO Box 669184

Charlotte, NC 28266-9184

LOCATION: On Yorkmont Road. From I-77 take exit 6-B and follow green signs to the Farmers

Market.

OPEN: March: Sunday, Tuesday - Saturday, 8 am - 6 pm. October - February: Tuesday - Saturday,

8 am - 5 pm. Additional Sunday hours May - August: 12:30 pm - 8 pm.

PHONE: (704) 357-1269 WEB SITE: www.ncagr.com

COST: Free.

Situated on a 22-acre site, the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market offers a variety of fresh fruits and

vegetables from growers in the 15 counties around Charlotte. The Market incorporates 84,000

square feet of covered all season retail and wholesale buildings.

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Discovery Place

301 North Tryon Street

Charlotte, NC 28202

LOCATION: Between 6th and 7th streets in uptown Charlotte.

OPEN: Schedule varies by season, call or visit their web site for the latest hours of operation..

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. IMAX Dome movies are presented

throughout the day during museum operating hours and in the evenings. Check web site for show

times.

PHONE: (704) 372-6261 WEB SITE: www.discoveryplace.org

COST: Admission charged for museum admission and IMAX Dome presentations. Group discounts

available.

One of the best science museums in the US, Discovery Place is an exciting destination with an

aquarium, exhibits on the human body, the sciences, wildlife, and the IMAX Dome. KidsPlace offers

hands-on activities for children ages 6 and under. Puppet Place theatre provides children the chance

to learn about a variety of topics during fun musical shows. Permanent exhibits include the

Wachovia Science Theatre, Once in the Wild, the Geo Center, and Our Living Planet.

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Historic Rosedale Plantation

3427 North Tryon Street Charlotte. NC 28206 LOCATION: Three miles north of uptown Charlotte.

OPEN: The grounds are open Monday - Friday, 9 - 4 . Guided tours of the house are available from

1 - 4 pm Thursday - Sunday, with the last tour beginning at 3 pm.

PHONE: (704) 335-0325 WEB SITE: www.historicrosedale.org

COST: Members of the Historic Rosedale Foundation are admitted free. Non-members pay for

admission and group tours.

Originally part of a 911-acre plantation, Rosedale was built by Archibald Frew, a merchant,

postmaster, and tax collector. Rosedale is one of the finest examples of Federal period architecture

in North Carolina and is noted for its faux grained woodwork and the original French wallpaper that

survives in three rooms.

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McColl Center for the Visual Arts

721 North Tryon Street Charlotte, NC 28202 LOCATION: Take the Brookshire Freeway (exit 36) to Church/Tryon Street exit; right on to Church

Street; parking lot is on the corner of Church and 10th Streets, on the left.

OPEN: Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm. Closed Monday.

PHONE: (704) 332-5535 WEB SITE: www.mccollcenter.org/

COST: Free.

McColl Center for Visual Art is committed to artists reaching for the highest levels of artistic

expression; and enriching the Charlotte community through their presence. McColl Center for Visual

Art has 22,000 square feet of gallery space. The two main galleries, Dickson Gallery and Gallery

115, are located on the first floor. The second and third floors house corridor galleries.

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Mint Museum of Art

2730 Randolph Road Charlotte, NC 28207 LOCATION: Five minutes from uptown Charlotte. Follow directional signs to the museum.

OPEN: All year. Tuesday, 10 am - 10 pm ; Wednesday - Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm ; Sunday: 12

noon - 5 pm . Closed Monday. Also closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and

New Year's Day.

PHONE: (704) 337-2000 (VOICE), (704) 377-2096 (TDD). Taped schedule available by calling (704)

333-6468.

WEB SITE: www. mintmuseum.org

COST: Admission charge. Group rates available.

The Mint Museum, originally built in 1836 (uptown Charlotte) as the first branch of the United States

Mint, produced $5 million in gold coins prior to the Civil War. The collection includes American art,

European art, decorative arts, pre-Columbian art and special exhibitions. The Mint Museum was

North Carolina's first art museum.

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Mint Museum of Craft + Design

220 North Tryon Street

Charlotte, NC 28202

LOCATION: On North Tryon Street in uptown Charlotte.

OPEN: All year. Tuesday, 10 am - 10 pm ; Wednesday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday, 12 noon 5 pm. Closed Monday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

PHONE: (704) 337-2057 WEB SITE: www.mintmuseum.org

COST: Admission charge. Group rates available.

You'll see awe-inspiring objects made of ceramics, fiber, glass metal and wood. The Museum's

permanent collection documents contemporary studio craft, tracing the movement's historical roots

in the 19th century and its relationship to traditional decorative arts and industrial design.

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Paramount's Carowinds

14523 Carowinds Boulevard Charlotte, NC 28273 LOCATION: Take I-77 south of Charlotte to the North Carolina/South Carolina state line to exit 90.

The park is located 10 miles south of Charlotte; 12 miles north of Rock Hill, SC.

OPEN: Weekends during the spring and fall. Open daily from Memorial Day - Labor day. The park

opens at 10 am. Closing times vary. Check the Carowinds web site for the latest information

PHONE: (704) 558-2600 or 800-888-4386 WEB SITE: www.carowinds.com

COST: Admission charge. Special rates for people with disabilities.

Paramount's Carowinds is a 105-acre theme and water park that straddles the North Carolina/South

Carolina border. One of the Southeast's most popular family entertainment attractions, Paramount's

Carowinds offers more than 50 state-of-the art rides, attractions, and shows for all ages. Exhibit,

speciality buildings, Paramount Theater, gift shops and restaurants are accessible. Most outdoor

areas are level, wide and paved. Restrooms have accessible stalls.

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Huntersville

Energy Explorium

13339 Hagers Ferry Road Huntersville, NC 28078 LOCATION: On Lake Norman. From I-77 take exit 25 and follow signs.

OPEN: All year. Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 12 noon - 5 pm. Closed most

major holidays. Call for more details.

PHONE: (704) 875-5600 or 1-800-777-0003 WEB SITE: www.dukepower.com/ee

COST: Free.

Educational opportunities are provided at numerous hands-on exhibits designed for all ages. The

observation deck offers a spectacular view of Lake Norman. A wildflower garden and picnic facilities

are located on the premises. School groups should arrange trips in advance.

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Historic Latta Plantation

225 Sample Road

Huntersville, NC 28078

LOCATION: Take I-77 North to 16B West, go to 2nd light and take a right on to Beatties Ford Road

to Hopewell Church, then left on Sample Road. Follow Sample Road to the end of the road. Then

take a right at the white picket fence.

OPEN: The grounds: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 4:30 pm; and Sunday , 1 pm - 4:30 pm. The Gift

Shop: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday, 1 pm - 5 pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas,

and New Year's Day.

PHONE: (704) 875-2312 WEB SITE: www.lattaplantation.org

COST: Admission charge.

The Catawba River plantation of James Latta (1800) was restored by Latta Place, Inc. and contains

authentic architecture and furnishings. The grounds feature barnyard animals, various outbuildings,

replica log house and garden. Special events held throughout the year. Check web site for details.

Tours should be arranged in advance by calling the above number. The historic structures are not

accessible, there are accessible restrooms at the picnic area down from Latta Plantation.

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Latta Plantation Nature Preserve

6211 Sample Road

Huntersville, NC 28078

LOCATION: Take Beatties Ford Road to Sample Road, turn left. Continue 1 mile to the preserve

entrance.

OPEN: Nature Center Hours: Monday - Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm. Sunday: 1 - 5 pm.

Nature Preserve Hours: Monday - Sunday, 7 am - Sunset.

PHONE: (704) 875-1391 WEB SITE: www.parkandrec.com

COST: Free admission to both the nature center and preserve. There are charges for other facilities

within the preserve.

Latta Plantation Nature Center serves as the gateway to the 1,290-acre Latta Plantation Nature

Preserve. The center provides educational programs and information on the preserve's natural

communities, flora, and fauna. Mecklenburg County's largest preserve forms a green peninsula

extending into Mountain Island Lake and protects a natural heritage site and several endangered

plants. The Wildlife Habitat Gardens, compost demonstration area, and picnic area are accessible.

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Pineville

James K. Polk Memorial State Historic Site

Box 475

Pineville. NC 28134

LOCATION: South of Charlotte in Pineville on US 521. From I-485 take the Pineville exit (US 521)

and travel south through town. The site will be on your left.

OPEN: April 1 - October 31: Tuesday - Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm. November 1 - March 31: Tuesday Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm. Closed Sunday and Monday.

PHONE: (704) 889-7145 WEB SITE: www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/hs/polk/polk.htm

COST: Free.

This is where our eleventh president was born and spent his early years. Site features three

restored historic buildings and a visitor center/museum. A 25-minute film entitled "Who is Polk?" is

available. The visitor center and restrooms are accessible to all visitors. The path to the historic area

may require assistance. There are three steps to enter the house and kitchen.

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Montgomery County

Mount Gilead

Town Creek Indian Mound State Historic Site

509 Town Creek Mount Road Mount Gilead, NC 27306 LOCATION: 5.5 miles east of Mount Gilead, between NC 731 and NC 73.

OPEN: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm. Sunday, 1 - 4 pm. Closed Monday. Closed holidays.

PHONE: (910) 439-6802 WEB SITE: www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/hs/town/town.htm

COST: Free.

An accessible visitor center houses exhibits depicting the life and culture of the indigenous people of

the Pee Dee region. A South Appalachian-Mississippian ceremonial center has been reconstructed

on site. Tours available for scheduled groups, please make advanced reservations. Entrance,

interior, and restroom icons are for the visitor center. The ceremonial center may be difficult to

access for some people with mobility impairments or limited stamina.

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Moore County

Carthage

Bryant House and McLendon Cabin

3361 Mt. Carmel Road Carthage, NC 28372 LOCATION: From US 1, take the Carthage exit. Follow to SR 1210. Signs will direct you to the site.

OPEN: By appointment only. Call the number below to arrange a tour.

PHONE: (910) 692-2051 WEB SITE: www.sandhills.org/history/cabins.htm

COST: Free.

The Bryant House is furnished to reflect the year 1850. McLendon Cabin is furnished to depict a

typical detached kitchen from 1760.

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Pinehurst

Sandhills Horticultural Gardens

3395 Airport Road Pinehurst, NC 28374 LOCATION: From US 1, follow signs to Sandhills Community College. Gardens are located on campus. OPEN: Daily: daylight to dusk. PHONE: (910) 695-3883 WEB SITE: www.sandhills.cc.nc.us/lsg/hort.html COST: Free Operated by the Landscape Gardening School of Sandhills Community College, the Gardens cover 27 acres. Venues include the rose garden, conifer garden, the Sir Walter Raleigh Garden, the Hillside Garden, the fruit and vegetable garden, and the Desmond Native Wetland Trail Garden. The vegetable garden is not accessible.

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Tufts Archives, Given Memorial Library

150 Cherokee Road

PO Box 159

Pinehurst, NC 28388

LOCATION: The village of Pinehurst.

OPEN: All year. Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm.

PHONE: (910) 295-3642 WEB SITE: www.tuftsarchives.org

COST: Free

James Walker Tufts' dream of Pinehurst unfolds in the letters, pictures, and news clippings on display at the Givens Memorial Library. Items in the Tufts Archives date back to 1895. Restroom stalls measure 25" × 72".

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Southern Pines

Historic Shaw House Properties

c/o Moore County Historical Association, Inc. PO Box 324 Southern Pines. NC 28388 LOCATION: The corner of Morganton Road and Broad Street in downtown Southern Pines.

OPEN: All year. Tuesday - Friday 1 - 4 pm. Other times by appointment.

PHONE: (910) 692-2051 WEB SITE: www.moorehistory.com/shaw.html

COST: Suggested donations for groups and individuals. Children free.

The circa 1820 Shaw House is the oldest house in Southern Pines still located on its original

foundation. It is typical of the antebellum homes of the early Sandhills settlers. Distinctive features

include two hand-carved cypress mantels. The Britt-Sanders Cabin is located on the grounds. The

more than 200-year-old cabin houses a 125-year-old loom, cooking utensils, implements and

furniture typically found in one-room pioneer homes. The original fireplace and hearth remain intact.

The Garner House (circa 1800) is also located on the site. It is typical of many rural homes found in

early Moore County. It is distinguished by wide board heart-pine paneling with fine quality moldings at

the windows and doors. Many of the furnishings are original.

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Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve

1024 Fort Bragg Road

Southern Pines, NC 28387

LOCATION: One mile southeast of Southern Pines off NC 211 and US 1.

OPEN: All year. November - March: Monday - Sunday, 9 am - 6 pm. April - October: Monday Sunday, 9 am - 7 pm.

PHONE: (910) 692-2167 WEB PAGE: //ils.unc.edu/parkproject/visit/wewo/home.html

COST: Free.

The flora and fauna of the Sandhills are the focus of Weymouth Woods' museum, interpretive

programs and nature trails. Visitors may call the park in advance to arrange group or special

programs.

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Orange County

Chapel Hill

Ackland Art Museum

UNC-Campus Box 3400 Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3400 LOCATION: On Columbia Street near Franklin Street in downtown Chapel Hill.

OPEN: Wednesday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday, 1 - 5 pm. Open until 9 pm the 2nd Friday of

the month. Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

PHONE: (919) 966-5736 - voice or (919) 962-0837 - TTY. WEB SITE: www.ackland.org

COST: Free.

The Ackland's permanent collection includes the art of Asia, Africa, Europe and America from ancient

times to the 21st century. The Museum holds the state's most significant collection of Asian art, and

one of the Southeast's largest collections of works on paper. Accessible parking is at the rear of the

building. The front entrance is ramped. Elevators serve all floors. Restrooms are accessible.

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Morehead Planetarium and Science Center

250 East Franklin Street

Chapel Hill, NC 27599

LOCATION: East Franklin Street, at the north end of the UNC campus.

OPEN: Daily, except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Visit their web site for times.

PHONE: (919) 962-1236 WEB SITE: www.moreheadplanetarium.org

COST: Exhibits free; admission charge for shows.

The Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is one of the largest planetariums in the United States. Learn about the cosmos in the domed Star Theater. Enjoy scientific exhibits, observation decks, Visitor's Center, art galleries, rose gardens and the massive sundial.

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North Carolina Botanical Garden

Totten Center

University of North Carolina

Chapel Hill, NC 27599

LOCATION: Old Mason Farm Road just off the US 54/15-501 bypass.

OPEN: Garden hours - Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm; Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm; Sunday, 1 - 5 pm.

Nature trails open dawn to dusk.

PHONE: (919) 962-0522 WEB SITE: ncbg.unc.edu

COST: Free. Admission charged for some special programs, there are discounts for members.

The Garden features a collection of native southeastern US plants providing a natural habitat for

native plants, trees and herbal gardens. A variety of programs of crafts and daily wildflower sales

(during growing season) are conducted here.

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North Carolina Collection Gallery

UNC-Chapel Hill

North Carolina Collection

506 Wilson Library

Chapel Hill, NC 27514-8890

LOCATION: On the UNC-Chapel Hill campus in Wilson Library, across from the bell tower.

OPEN: Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm; Saturday, 9 am - 1 pm; Sunday, 1 - 5 pm. Other times by

appointment. Closed selected holidays.

PHONE: (919) 962-1172 WEB SITE: www.lib.unc.edu/wilson

COST: Free.

The Gallery features an array of exhibitions relating to university and state history. Exhibits examine

the first English voyages to Roanoke Island, Native American culture, and rare coins from the NC

gold rush. Visitors may also visit the Sir Walter Raleigh Room, the Early Carolina Room, and the

antebellum gentlemen's library from Hayes Plantation in Edenton. Accessible parking is located

behind the Library. A ramped entrance, providing access to an elevator, is on the building's east side.

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Hillsborough

Occoneechee Mountain Natural Area

c/o Eno River State Park 6106 Cole Mill Road Durham, NC 27705-9275 LOCATION: The intersection of Orange Grove and Virginia Cates Roads west of Hillsborough in

rural Orange County.

OPEN: All year, except Christmas Day. November - February: 8 am - 6 pm. March and October: 8

am - 7 pm. June - August: 8 am - 9 pm. April, May and September : 8 am - 8 pm.

PHONE: (919) 383-1686 - Eno River State Park

COST: Free.

Occoneechee Mountain is recognized as one of the most important natural areas in the Triangle. It is

the highest point in Orange County (867 feet). The various habitats found on the mountain support

rare and significant species of flora and fauna.

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Orange County Historical Museum

201 North Churton Street

Hillsborough, NC 27278

LOCATION: The corner of Churton and Tryon Streets in downtown Hillsborough. From I-85 or I-40

take the Hillsborough exit.

OPEN: All year. Call or check web site for schedule.

PHONE: (919) 732-2201 WEB PAGE: www.orangecountymuseum.org

COST: Free.

The Museum was founded in 1956 by the Hillsborough Garden Club. Since 1958, the museum has

depicted Orange County history from the earliest Native Americans to the 1950s. Most of the 1,500

artifacts on display are of local origin. Books and maps of interest to history buffs are for sale in the

gift shop. Please call the Executive Director at least one week in advance to schedule group visits.

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Person County

Roxboro

Person County Museum of History

309 North Main Street Roxboro, NC 27573 LOCATION: Near downtown Roxboro. OPEN: All year. Call to arrange tour. PHONE: (336) 597-2884 COST: Fee. The Person County Museum of History is located in the turn-of-the-century home of W.W. Kitchin. Kitchin served as governor of North Carolina from 1809-1813. The Museum complex includes the Kitchin House, Woodsdale General Store, Dr. John H. Merritt's office, and a tobacco barn.

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Randolph County

Asheboro

American Classic Motorcycle Museum

1170 US Highway 64 West Asheboro, NC 27203-2250 LOCATION: The Museum is less than a mile west of the intersection of US 220 and US 64. OPEN: Monday, 6 am - 2 pm. Tuesday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm. Saturday, 8:30 am - 5 pm. PHONE: (336) 629-9546 WEB SITE: www.american-classic-motorcycle.com COST: Free Visit one of the largest private collections of Harley Davidson motorcycles in the country. The majority of the displays are on the second floor, which is accessed by a flight of stairs. The first floor, with a full-service restaurant and some memorabilia displays, is accessible.

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North Carolina Aviation Museum

2222-G Pilots View Road Asheboro, NC 27203 LOCATION: At the Asheboro Regional Airport. Follow the signs to the Museum.

OPEN: Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm. Sunday, 12 - 4 pm.

PHONE: (336) 625-0170 WEB SITE: www.ncairmuseum.org

COST: Fee.

Step back in time and view many examples of airworthy vintage military aircraft from WWII through

Vietnam. The hangar houses one of the most extensive collections of authentic military uniforms and

memorabilia in the Southeast.

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North Carolina Zoo

4401 Zoo Parkway Asheboro, NC 27203 LOCATION: Five miles southeast of Asheboro. Follow signs on US 220, 64 and NC 159.

OPEN: Spring and Summer: Daily 9 am - 5 pm. Fall and Winter: Daily 9 am - 4 pm

PHONE: 1- 800-488-0444 WEB SITE: www.nczoo.org

COST: Admission charge.

Stroll through a rainforest of tropical birds. Gaze across a prairie filled with bison. Come face-to-face with polar bears, and walkabout with kangaroos. This world-class zoo is home to more than 1,100 animals from Africa, North America and Australia. Gift shops and restaurants are located on site. Picnic areas are also available.

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Pisgah Covered Bridge

Pisgah Covered Bridge Road (SR 1114)

c/o Randolph County Tourism Development

PO Box 4774

Asheboro, NC 27204

LOCATION: From US 220 (I-73/I-74) take exit 49 and follow the signs to the bridge.

OPEN: Daily 8 am - 5 pm.

PHONE: 1-800-626-2672 WEB SITE: www.pisgahcoveredbridge.com

COST: Free.

Explore one of North Carolina's two remaining covered bridges. A great spot for photography,

picnics, and nature walks along the surrounding quarter-mile walking trail. Picnic area available.

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Randleman

Richard Petty Museum

142 West Academy Street Randleman, NC 27317 LOCATION: From US 220, south of Greensboro, take the Randleman exit and follow the signs to

the museum.

OPEN: Monday - Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm.

PHONE: (336) 495-1143 WEB SITE: www.pettyracing.com

COST: Admission charge.

Race to the Richard Petty Museum where cars, trophies, and awards honoring the seven-time

NASCAR Winston Cup Champion are showcased. Be sure to see "The History of NASCAR" at the

Goody's Mini Theater.

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Seagrove

Museum of North Carolina Traditional Pottery

122 East Main Street Seagrove, NC 27341 LOCATION: The Museum is located near the intersection of US 220 Business and NC 705. From US 220 take exit 45 to Seagrove. OPEN: Monday - Friday, 10 am - 2 pm; Saturday, 9 am - 3 pm PHONE: (336) 873-7887 WEB SITE: www.visitseagrove.com COST: Free The Museum supports and preserves the pottery heritage of the Seagrove area. It also sponsors the annual Seagrove Pottery Festival. Displays of local pottery and information services and maps to area potteries are available.

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North Carolina Pottery Center

250 East Avenue Seagrove, NC 27341 LOCATION: The Center is located off Business 220 on East Avenue. From US 220 take exit 45

(Seagrove / NC 705).

OPEN: All year. January - March: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 2 pm. April - December: Monday Saturday, 10 am - 2 pm.

PHONE: (336) 873-8430 WEB SITE: www.ncpotterycenter.com

COST: Free.

The North Carolina Pottery Center promotes public awareness and appreciation of the history,

heritage, and ongoing tradition of pottery making in North Carolina. The Center includes permanent

and changing exhibits and educational programs on traditional North Carolina pottery. A display of

works from the more than 90 area potteries is also featured.

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Richmond County

Ellerbe

Rankin Museum of American Heritage

PO Box 499 131 Church Street Ellerbe, NC 28338 LOCATION: One block off US 220 at 131 West Church Street in Ellerbe.

OPEN: Monday - Friday, 10 am - 4 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 2 - 5 pm. Closed holidays.

PHONE: (910) 652-6378

COST: Admission charge. Group rates available.

The museum's exhibits interpret every phase of mankind's journey from the beginning of history to

modern times. Most artifacts are from the extensive collection of Dr. Presley R. Rankin. Leading

archaeological experts describe the collection as, "an excellent representation of the entire range of

North Carolina pre-history."

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Hamlet

National Railroad Museum and Hall of Fame

2 Main Street Hamlet, NC 28345 LOCATION: In downtown Hamlet. Take US 74 to Hamlet and follow signs to downtown.

OPEN: Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday, 1- 5 pm. Open by appointment during the week.

PHONE: (910) 582-3337 or (910) 582-3317 WEB SITE: www.micropublishing.com/railroad

COST: Donations accepted.

The museum is located in the old Seaboard Air Line Company's Depot in downtown Hamlet. The

Depot, built around 1900, is one of the most photographed stations in the eastern United States. The

museum recreates the era when railroads were the main source of long distance travel, and train

passenger service was at its zenith. Exhibits include photographs, maps, displays, a model railroad

layout, and three pieces of rolling stock. The gift shop is sure to please train buffs.

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Rockingham County

Reidsville

The Penn House

324 Maple Avenue Reidsville, NC 27320 LOCATION: In the Reidsville historic district.

OPEN: All year. Call to arrange tour.

PHONE: (336) 349-1099 WEB SITE: reidsvillenc.accountsupport.com/pennhouse.htm

COST: Free.

This magnificent 12,500-square-foot Colonial home is located on 3.5 acres of beautifully landscaped

lawn. Call ahead to schedule a tour. Penn House is available for private parties, meetings, weddings

and special events.

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Rowan County

Gold Hill

Village of Gold Hill and Gold Hill Mines Historic Park

735 St. Stephens Church Road

Gold Hill, NC 28071

LOCATION: From I-85, take exit 76 to US 52 south. Go 14 miles to the caution light in Gold Hill.

Turn right onto Doby Road, go one block and turn left at the stop sign. Go another block and turn

right onto St. Stephens Church road. The park and village are 0.5 mile ahead.

OPEN: The park is open daily until dark. Village shops: Wednesday - Sunday. 11 am - 5 pm.

PHONE: (704) 269-9349 WEB SITE: www.historicgoldhill.com

COST Free.

The Village of Gold Hill and Gold Hill Mines Historic Park are in the heart of Carolina Gold Rush

Territory. Gold Hill Mines Historic Park is located adjacent to the village. The Park features a

playground, picnic areas, and historic sites. The park's Russell-Rufty Memorial Shelter provides

indoor and outdoor facilities for all occasions.

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Salisbury

Dan Nicholas Park

6800 Bringle Ferry Road Salisbury, NC 28146-7144 LOCATION: Eight miles southeast of Salisbury on Bringle Ferry Road.

OPEN: All year. Call or visit the Rowan County web site for schedules.

PHONE: (704) 636-2089 - park; (704) 636-0154 - campground

WEB SITE: www.co.rowan.nc.us/parks

COST: Free admission. Fees for camping and other activities.

This 425-acre park is a great place for families. Tour the Nature Center and the Cheerwine

Aquarium. Enjoy Haden's Carousel. Rent one of the 17 covered picnic shelters. (There is a charge

for shelter and picnic tables on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays.) Beat the heat by strolling

through the Water Park. A 10-acre lake offers opportunities for paddle boating and fishing. Campers

may rent an accessible cabin, a space in the 80-site family campground, or a primitive camp sites.

Other amenities include an accessible playground, outdoor theater, and the Miner Moose Gem Mine.

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National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Hall of Fame

322 East Innes Street Salisbury, NC 28144 LOCATION: From US 70 (Statesville Boulevard) turn onto East Innes Street. The Hall of Fame will be approximately three blocks on your left. OPEN: Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm. Sunday, 1 - 4 pm. Closed holidays. PHONE: (704) 633-4275 WEB SITE: www.nssahalloffame.com COST: Admission charge The National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA) recognizes the leadership, devotion and contributions of these professionals in developing character, integrity, sportsmanship, and physical fitness among both youth and adults. Displays feature video clips, photos, newspaper clippings and dynamic exhibits highlighting almost every sport imaginable.

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Rowan Museum, Inc.

202 North Main Street

Salisbury, NC 28144

LOCATION: Follow signs from downtown Salisbury.

OPEN: All year. Thursday - Sunday, 1 - 4 pm. Tours by appointment during the rest of the week.

PHONE: (704) 633-5946

COST: Fee.

The Rowan Museum is located in the 1854 Courthouse which survived Union Major General George

Stoneman's raid. It is one of the finest examples of pre-civil war architecture in the state. The

collections are housed in the grand old rooms of the courthouse, including the second floor court

room and public gathering place. The most accessible entrance is located at the back of the

building.

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Salisbury Historic District

c/o Rowan County Convention and Visitors Bureau PO Box 4044 Salisbury, NC 28145-4044 LOCATION: From I-85, take exit 76B to downtown Salisbury.

OPEN: All year. Rowan County Visitor Information Center: Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm; Saturday,

10 am - 4 pm; Sunday, 1 - 4 pm. Closed New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day,

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

PHONE: (704) 638-3100 - Rowan County Convention and Visitors Bureau, or 1-800-332-2343

COST: Free.

A self-guided audio tour begins at the Rowan County Visitor Information Center (132 East Innes

Street). The Salisbury Heritage Tour features two of the city's historic districts and covers 18 blocks

(about 1.3 miles). Visitors may drive by the sites on display. Many of the tour sites are private homes

and offices and are not open to the public. Most of the area northwest of Main Street is level. The

Visitor Information Center and the Rowan County Courthouse have accessible restrooms.

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Spencer

North Carolina Transportation Museum

PO Box 165 Spencer, NC 28159 LOCATION: Off Salisbury Avenue in Spencer. From I-85 take exit 79. Turn west and follow signs to

Salisbury Avenue. The entrance is approximately one-half mile on the left.

OPEN: April - October: Monday - Saturday 9 am -5 pm. Sunday 1 -5 pm.

November - March: Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm. Sunday 1 - 4 pm. Closed Monday

PHONE: (704) 636-2889 WEB SITE: www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/hs/spencer/spencer.htm

COST: Fee for admission and train rides.

Located on the site of Southern Railway's steam locomotive repair facility, the Museum includes

Barber Junction Depot (1913), the site reception center; the Master Mechanic's Office (1911); the

Flue Shop (1924); and the Bob Julian Roundhouse (1924). Exhibit buildings and restrooms are

accessible. A shuttle bus with wheelchair lift is available for on-site transportation. With 15-minute

notice, the train ride is wheelchair accessible

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Stanly County

Albemarle

Dennis Vineyards Winery

24043 Endy Road Albemarle, NC 28001 LOCATION: From Albemarle take NC 24-27 West. Go about 0.5 miles. At caution light, Endy Road,

turn right. Winery is 0.5 mile on left.

OPEN: Monday - Saturday, 9 am - 6 pm. Sunday hours vary, please call ahead.

PHONE: 1-800-230-1743 WEB SITE: www.dennisvineyards.com

COST: Free.

This award-winning winery boasts a beautify wine tasting room and patio from which to enjoy both

the prize winning wines and the beautiful scenery.

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Morrow Mountain State Park

49104 Morrow Mountain Road Albemarle, NC 28001 LOCATION: Six miles east of Albemarle and accessible from NC 24/27, 73 and 740.

OPEN: All year, except Christmas Day. November - February: 8 am - 6 pm. March and October: 8

am - 7 pm. April, May and September: 8 am - 8 pm. June, July and August: 8 am - 9 pm.

PHONE: (704) 982-4402 WEB SITE: ils.unc.edu/parkproject/visit/momo/home.html

COST: Fees charged for camping, cabins, swimming and boat rental.

The park offers camping, family cabins, accessible 120-foot fishing pier, swimming pool (open June

through Labor Day), boat landing, boat rentals, hiking, bridle trails, scenic overlooks, accessible

museum, nature programs, picnic area, accessible ranger/lodge office and a restoration of the Kron

House. Lower picnic area has an accessible 10 table shelter. Family Camping: Camp Loop C offers

six accessible campsites and a fully accessible shower house. Group Camping: Campsite #4 is

fully accessible. Drinking water and an accessible shower house are centrally located. Cabins:

One cabin is fully accessible. During the summer, cabins must be rented by the week; during the

spring and fall, weekend rentals are accepted for a minimum of two nights.

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Stanly County Museum and Visitor Center

Freeman-Marks House and I.W. Snuggs House

245 East Main Street

Albemarle, NC 28001

LOCATION: At the corner of Main Street and Fourth Street in downtown Albemarle.

OPEN: Tuesday - Friday, 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm. Historic homes close 30

minutes earlier. Facilities are closed most major holidays.

PHONE: (704) 986-3777 WEB SITE: www.co.stanly.nc.us/Departments/hpc

COST: Free.

The accessible Museum Visitor Center is the focal point of the Stanly County Museum. Inside, a

permanent exhibit features more than 100 historic artifacts. The Visitor Center also contains the

Morrow Conference and Research Room, a well-stocked gift shop, and restrooms. Two historic

homes, the I.W. Snuggs House (1852) and, the Freeman-Marks House (1847) are around the corner

from the Museum. Both homes have ramped entrances. Visitors with mobility impairments may

want to drive around the block to the homes which have a level parking lot and sidewalks.

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Stony Mountain Vineyard

26370 Mountain Ridge Road Albemarle, NC 28001 LOCATION: Four miles from Albemarle off NC 24-27. From NC 24-27 you'll turn left at a Stone Mountain Vineyard sign. Bear right then turn right on Mountain Ridge Road, go 1 mile. OPEN: Friday - Saturday, 12 noon - 6 pm. Sunday - Thursday by appointment only. PHONE: (704) 982-0922 WEB SITE: www.stonymountainvineyards.com COST: Free Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot and American varieties are featured at Stony Mountain, whose vineyards slope gently toward the Yadkin River.

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Stokes County

Danbury

Hanging Rock State Park

PO Box 278 Danbury, NC 27016 LOCATION: Four miles north of Danbury. Off US 52 North from Winston-Salem, exit onto NC 8

(Germanton Road) to Germanton. Follow NC 8 through Danbury to park.

OPEN: All year, except Christmas Day. November - February: 8 am - 6 pm. March and October: 8

am - 7 pm. April, May and September: 8 am - 8 pm. June, July and August: 8 am - 9 pm.

PHONE: (336) 593-8480 WEB SITE: www.ils.unc.edu/parkproject/visit/haro/home.html

COST: Fee charged for camping, swimming.

A 6,921-acre park in the Sauratown Mountains with waterfalls, beautiful plants, and animal life. The

accessible visitor center has an auditorium, classrooms and restrooms. The upper picnic area has

an accessible site. The trail to the overlook platform at the Upper Cascades is primarily accessible.

A 5-foot-wide asphalt trail leads from the Moore Wall parking lot to an accessible fishing pier. Bass

and bream are plentiful. Cross Cascade Creek has one accessible camp site. One vacation cabin is

accessible.

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Germanton

Germanton Vineyard and Winery

3530 Highways 8 and 65. Route 1, Box 1-G Germanton, NC 27019 LOCATION: Seven miles north of Winston-Salem on NC 8.

OPEN: Tuesday-Friday, 10 am - 6 pm. Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm.

PHONE: (336) 969-6121 WEB SITE: www.germantongallery.com

COST: Free

Germanton Vineyard and Winery began processing the plush grapes grown in the Piedmont in 1981.

The Winery offers Quality North Carolina wines harvested from its country setting. The Germanton

Gallery, located at the winery store, offers original artwork and limited edition prints.

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Union County

Monroe

Monroe Downtown Historic District

Downtown Monroe, Inc. 113 West Morgan Street Monroe, NC 28112 LOCATION: On NC 207 in the heart of Monroe.

OPEN: All year

PHONE: (704) 292-1705 WEB SITE: www.downtownmonroenc.com

COST: Free.

The Historic Walking Tour was created by Downtown Monroe, Inc. to showcase some of the beauti ful Historic Buildings downtown, as well as provide a glimpse of history. This historic walk is just over

one mile in length. Preprinted brochures are available at the DMI office, 113 West Morgan Street, or

download the walking tour map at the web site.

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Waxhaw

Museum of the Waxhaws and Andrew Jackson Memorial

PO Box 7 Waxhaw, NC 28173 LOCATION: 0.5 miles east of downtown Waxhaw on NC 75.

OPEN: Friday and Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm. Sunday, 2 - 5 pm.

PHONE: (704) 843-1832 WEB SITE: www.perigee.net/~mwaxhaw/

COST: Admission charge.

The Museum of the Waxhaws and Andrew Jackson Memorial, a regional history museum is dedi cated to the history of the region and the memory of our seventh President, a native of the

Waxhaws. The museum has numerous artifacts as well as a film that details the area's history. In

addition there is a gift shop and a small picnic area on the grounds. Special events are scheduled

throughout the year.

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Wingate

Jesse Helms Center

3910 US Highway 74 East PO Box 247 Wingate, NC 28174 LOCATION: Near the entrance to Wingate University on US Highway 74 East. OPEN: All year. Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm, weekends by appointment PHONE: (704) 233-1776 WEB SITE: www.jessehelmscenter.org COST: Free. The 3,300-square-foot center honoring the former US senator, a Monroe native, opened in 1994 in the renovated Sam Hinson House. Since its inception, the center has become a leading repository of the Senator's papers and memorabilia. In addition to extensive exhibits of Sen. Helms' career and a replica of his Washington office. The Center also houses an Entrepreneurs Hall of Fame.

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Vance County

Henderson

Kerr Lake State Recreation Area

6254 Satterwhite Point Road Henderson, NC 27537 LOCATION: From I-85, take NC 39 North about 10 miles. Follow signs. (Exits 214, 217 or 223)

OPEN: Camping and picnicking - April - November. Satterwhite Point and Nutbush Bridge Park:

Camping and picnicking - all year.

PHONE: (252) 438-7791 WEB SITE: ils.unc.edu/parkproject/visit/kela/home.html

COST: Fees charged for camping. Call ahead for reservations.

Kerr Lake stretches up the Roanoke River along 800 miles of wooded, cove-studded shoreline.

Visitors with disabilities will find paved parking lots with accessible spaces. Restrooms and shower

houses are accessible. Bullocksville and Henderson Point offer accessible fishing piers, and

accessible camping sites are available. Bullocksville, Satterwhite Point and Henderson Point have

accessible picnic areas and community buildings are barrier free.

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Wake County

Morrisville

Chatham Hill Winery

3500 Gateway Centre Boulevard #200 Morrisville, NC 27560 LOCATION: Take exit 285 off of the I-40 and head toward Morrisville on Aviation Parkway. Take the

first right at Gateway Centre Boulevard. Go about 0.33 mile, turn right onto Northgate Court at the

3500 sign. Go to the back of the building. The winery doors are marked "200".

OPEN: All year. Saturday, 12 noon - 6 pm, other times by appointment.

PHONE: (919) 380-7135 WEB SITE: www.chathamhillwine.com

COST: Free.

Chatham Hill entered the wine community with an impressive production of 1999 Nouveau which

was received with hearty appreciation by restaurateurs, retailers and consumers.

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New Hill

Harris Energy and Environmental Center

Route 1, Box 327 New Hill, NC 27562 LOCATION: Approximately 22 miles southwest of Raleigh and 22 miles northeast of Sanford. Turn off US 1 at the New Hill exit. Go south of New Hill-Holleman Road. OPEN: By appointment only PHONE: (919) 362-3261 WEB SITE: www.learnnc.org/discover/Wake/harris-pe COST: Free The Harris Energy and Environmental Center offers colorful, interactive exhibits and numerous ways to learn about energy. School groups are welcome and should make advance reservations.

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Raleigh

Artspace

201 East Davie Street Raleigh, NC 27601 LOCATION: In downtown Raleigh at 201 East Davie Street, at the corner of Davie and Blount

streets.

OPEN: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm. First Fridays, 10 am - 10 pm. Office Hours: Monday Friday, 9 am - 5 pm. (Studio hours may vary.)

PHONE: (919) 821-2787 WEB SITE: www.artspacenc.org

COST: Artspace offers ours of exhibitions and studios for youth (10 years old and up) and adults.

Donations are accepted.

Artspace promotes the visual arts by making the creative process accessible to the public. Since

1986 Artspace has provided the community with a unique environment where artists, working in a

variety of media with studios open to the public, have invited the community to become part of the

creative process, a visual art center where children and adults can express their creativity through

enriching educational programs, and a venue for exhibitions by regional, national, and international

artists. Independent Weekly readers have chosen Artspace as the area's Best Art Gallery.

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City Market

303-200 Blake Street

Raleigh, NC 27601-1800

LOCATION: In the heart of downtown Raleigh at Martin and Blount Streets.

OPEN: All year.

PHONE: (919) 832-9300 WEB SITE: www.citymarket.citysearch.com

COST: Free.

From 1914-1957, the City Market was a farmers' market. In 1988, the market was converted into

unique restaurants, art galleries, specialty stores, and offices. Restaurant and shop hours vary, so

please call for more information. There are cobblestone streets in the area around City Market which

may prove troublesome for some pedestrians.

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Exploris and IMAX® Theatre at Exploris

201 East Hargett Street Raleigh, NC 27601 LOCATION: At the corner of Hargett and Blount Streets in downtown Raleigh.

OPEN: Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 9 am - 3 pm. Saturday, 11 am - 5 pm. Sunday, 12 - 5 pm.

Check the web site or call for IMAX® show times

PHONE: (919) 834-4040 WEB SITE: www.exploris.org

COST: Admission charge for museum visits. There is also a ticket charge for the IMAX® Theatre.

Exploris is ranked as one of the state's top 10 museums. Through its exhibits the IMAX® Theatre,

and Exploris Middle School, the museum endeavors to bring the world to downtown Raleigh.

Exploris is home to the only 3-D IMAX® theatre in North Carolina. With a screen five stories high and

44 speakers of surround sound, it's a movie experience like no other. There are accessible

restrooms and water fountains on each level of the museum and in the IMAX® Theatre. Assistive

listening devices and film scripts are available for visitors to the IMAX® Theatre subject to availability.

Call (919) 857-1095 at least two weeks prior to a scheduled program to arrange for a sign language

interpreter. Parking is available on-street or in nearby deck.

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Historic Oak View County Park

4028 Carya Drive

Raleigh, NC 27610

LOCATION: From I-440, take the Poole Road exit and follow signs to the park entrance.

OPEN: All year. Daily: 8:30 am to one hour before sunset. Closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christ mas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

PHONE: (919) 250-1013 WEB SITE: www.wakegov.com/locations/oakview.htm

COST: Free.

A day at Historic Oak View County Park offers more than 165 years of farming history combined

with recreational opportunities and special events. Popular outdoor activities include strolling

through the 17-acre shaded pecan grove and gardens, picnicking, pond fishing, and exploring Oak

View's historic buildings and the Cotton Museum.

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Historic Oakwood

c/o the Society for the Preservation of Historic Oakwood, Inc. PO Box 27283 Raleigh, NC 27611-7283 LOCATION: Just outside of downtown Raleigh, north and east of the Executive Mansion. OPEN: All year for walking or driving tours. Individual homes are open during scheduled tours. WEB SITE: historicoakwood.com COST: Free. There is a fee charged for the annual homes tour. With fine examples of restored Victorian homes, Oakwood is a 20 block neighborhood near downtown Raleigh. Private homes are open during the Garden Tour and Plant Sale each spring and Oakwood Candlelight Tour in December. See the Historic Oakwood web site for more information. The Tucker House, at 418 North Person Street, has an accessible entrance, with an accessible first floor and restrooms. All parking is on the street, with no designated accessible spaces.

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J.C. Raulston Arboretum

4301 Beryl Road c/o NC State University Box 7522 Raleigh, NC 27695-7522 LOCATION: Beryl Road runs parallel to Hillsborough Street. Look for brown signs near the NC

Fairgrounds and follow to the Arboretum.

OPEN: Daily. April-October: 8 am - 8 pm. November - March: 8 am - 5 pm.,

PHONE: (919) 515-3132 WEB SITE: www.ncsu.edu/jcraulstonarboretum

COST: Free.

The J.C. Raulston Arboretum features more than 6,000 kinds of trees, shrubs, and herbaceous

plants in an 8-acre, internationally recognized garden. Unique gardens include an award-winning

perennial border. Some of the arboretum's important collections include redbuds, conifers,

magnolias, nandinas and boxwoods. The paved parking lot is closed on weekends. Additional

parking is available on Beryl Road. All restrooms are accessible as are the buildings. During

inclement weather, the otherwise accessible paths through the Arboretum may become less

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Joel Lane Museum House

728 West Hargett Street

PO Box 10884

Raleigh, NC 27605

LOCATION: West of downtown Raleigh on Hargett Street.

OPEN: The home is open to the public from the first Tuesday in March - December. Hours are:

Tuesday - Friday, 10 am - 2 pm. Saturday, 1 - 4 pm.

PHONE: (919) 833-3431 WEB SITE: www.joellane.org

COST: Admission charge.

Dating back to the 1770s, the oldest dwelling in Raleigh was the home of Joel Lane. Lane is known

as the "father of Raleigh" because he sold the state the property from which the capital city grew.

Costumed docents relate the home's history and show the restored house and period gardens.

There are five to seven steps to enter the main house and the kitchen building. Parking is available

on the street.

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Mordecai Historic Park

1 Mimosa Street

Raleigh, NC 27604

LOCATION: On Wake Forest Road, between Mimosa and Cedar streets, one mile north of the

Executive Mansion.

OPEN: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm. Tours begin on the hour. Last tour at 3 pm. Closed

holidays.

PHONE: (919) 834-4844 WEB SITE: www.raleighnc.gov/mordecai

COST: Admission charge.

This historic site features the restored Mordecai Plantation House, herb garden and beautiful

grounds. Other buildings moved to the 2.5-acre site include a kitchen, chapel, the Badger-Iredell Law

Office and the Andrew Johnson Birthplace. The Park has annual Christmas tours.

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North Carolina Museum of Art

2110 Blue Ridge Road Raleigh, NC 27612 LOCATION: Take the Wade Avenue exit from I-40, go to the Blue Ridge Road exit and take Blue Ridge Road north. The Museum will be on your left. OPEN: Tuesday - Thursday, 9 am - 5 pm; Friday, 9 am - 9 pm; Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm; Sunday, 11 am - 6 pm. Closed Monday, and major holidays. PHONE: (919) 833-1935 WEB SITE: www.ncartmuseum.org COST: There is no admission charge to the permanent collection galleries. There is an admission charge for certain special exhibitions and programs. This renowned state-owned museum features collections ranging through all eras. Many special lectures, exhibits and programs are scheduled throughout the year. The Museum Park features a paved trail, outdoor art installations and the Joseph M. Bryan, Jr. Theater in the Museum Park. The North Carolina Museum of Art is accessible to everyone, and arrangements can be made for guided tours for visitors with disabilities.

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North Carolina Museum of History

5 East Edenton Street

Raleigh, NC 27601

LOCATION: On the block between the State Capitol and Legislative Building.

OPEN: Tuesday - Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm. Sunday, 12 noon - 5 pm. The Museum Shop is open daily.

PHONE: (919) 807-7900 WEB SITE: www.ncmuseumofhistory.org.

COST: Free.

Visit the North Carolina Museum of History to explore the state's past and learn about its people. A

variety of exhibits include the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. Special programs feature craft

demonstrations, music concerts, family events and more. The Museum is an agency of the NC

Department of Cultural Resources. Accessible parking spaces are located in a lot across the street

from the Museum on Wilmington Street. Visitors may enter the lot from either Jones or Edenton

Street.

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North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

11 West Jones Street Raleigh, NC 27626 LOCATION: Downtown Raleigh between the Capitol and the Legislature Building, at the corner of Jones and Salisbury streets. OPEN: Monday - Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm. Sunday, 12 noon - 5 pm. See web site for holiday closings. PHONE: (919) 733-7450 TTY: (919) 715-6464 WEB SITE: www.naturalsciences.org COST: Free. There is a charge for special exhibits and programs The NC Museum of Natural Sciences looks at the natural world through the distinct lens of our state's diverse geography, geology, plants and animals. By exploring our own backyard and taking a closer look at the familiar, we can better understand the world and our place in it. Wheelchairs for loan are available at the front desk, free of charge. They are available on a first come, first served basis. Assistive Listening Devices are available at the front desk for exhibit hall programs. A TTY pay phone is available. Requests for sign language interpreters should be made at least two weeks prior to an event. People with disabilities seeking assistive services or other special accommodations should call (919) 733-7450 extension 525 (TTY 919-715-6464), Monday- Friday, 9 am - 5 pm.

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North Carolina State Capitol

Union Square Raleigh, NC 27601 LOCATION: On Union Square, bounded by Morgan, Wilmington, Salisbury and Edenton streets. OPEN: Monday ­ Friday, 8 am - 5 pm; Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm. Sunday, 1- 4 pm. Closed major holidays and other dates. Please call to confirm hours and days of operation PHONE: Capitol - (919) 733-4994 Area Visitor Information - (919) 807-7950 or 1-866-724-8687 COST: Free. The State Capitol is known for its domed rotunda, restored legislative chambers and duplicate of Canova's statue of President Washington. Many monuments of historical significance are located on the Capitol grounds. Walkways have coarse aggregate texture with uneven joints. A project is under way to improve the grounds. Parking is available on the street. First floor men's restroom is accessible. Upon request ladies may use the accessible first floor staff restroom. Third floor is not accessible. A video of the inaccessible third floor is available.

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North Carolina State Legislative Building

West Jones Street Raleigh. NC 27603 LOCATION: The Legislative Building is in the block bordered by Salisbury, Jones, Lane and

Wilmington streets; across Jones Street from the Museum of History.

OPEN: All year. Monday - Friday, 8 am -5 pm. Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm. Sunday, 1 - 5 pm.

PHONE: (919) 733-7928 or (919) 715-6755 (TTY)

WEB SITE: www.itpi.dpi.state.nc.us/caroclips/raleigh/legbuilding.html

COST: Free.

The five-domed marble structure occupies a city block and houses the NC General Assembly.

Legislative sessions are usually held during the first half of the year. However, legislative committees

and study commissions meet at various times throughout the year. Call ahead to arrange tours. A

nearby parking deck has accessible spaces.

Piedmont

Raleigh City Museum

Briggs Building

220 Fayetteville Street Mall

Raleigh, NC 27601

LOCATION: Downtown on Fayetteville Street, south of the Capitol.

OPEN: Tuesday - Friday, 10 am - 4 pm. Saturday, 1 - 4 pm. Closed Sunday and Monday.

PHONE: (919) 832-3775 WEB SITE: www.raleighcitymuseum.org

COST: Free. Donations are appreciated.

The Raleigh City Museum explores the city's hidden treasurers. Exhibits range from a permanent

exhibit covering a broad scope of city history to temporary exhibits focusing on special topics. The

Museum is located in the Historic Briggs Building. The structure, completed in 1874, was Raleigh's

first "skyscraper". Street parking or public lots are within a block of the Museum.

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Ray Price Legends of Harley Drag Racing Museum

1126 South Saunders Street Raleigh, NC 27616 LOCATION: From I-440 take the South Saunders Street exit toward downtown Raleigh. Follow South Saunders Street to its intersection with Prospect Avenue and turn left. Immediately after the turn, make a right onto South Saunders Street. The museum is a short distance down the road on the left. OPEN: Monday - Friday: 8 am - 6 pm. Saturday: 8 am - 4 pm. PHONE: (919) 832-2261 WEB SITE: www.rayprice.com COST: Free. The only Harley-Davidson drag racing museum in the world is located on the second floor of one of the largest Harley dealerships in the US. The dealership is owned by world-famous drag racing champion Ray Price. A visit may inspire you to own a Harley, or buy some logo gear.

Piedmont

State Farmers Market

1201 Agriculture Street Raleigh, NC 27603 LOCATION: From I-40, take exit 297 (Lake Wheeler Road), follow signs to Farmers Market.

OPEN: All year. Monday - Saturday, 5 am - 6 pm; Sunday, 8 am - 6 pm. Hours are extended in

summer during the heavy harvest period for local fruits and vegetables.

PHONE: (919) 733-7417 WEB SITE: www.ncagr.com/markets/facilit/farmark/raleigh

COST: Free. Tour groups welcomed. Contact in advance to schedule a tour.

Covering 75 acres, the State Farmers Market features more than 300 different items and offers

products for both the large wholesale buyer and individual consumer. Spaces are rented to growers

for the sale of locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables, plants, Christmas trees and crafts. Special

promotions are held throughout the year to bring attention to commodities during the peak of their

growing season. The Market has been called the best planned facility of its kind in the US.

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William B. Umstead State Park

8801 Glenwood Avenue Raleigh, North NC 27612 LOCATION: There are two entrances to the park. The Crabtree section is located on US 70 between Raleigh-Durham International Airport and Raleigh. The Reedy Creek section is located just off I-40, exit 287 in Cary. OPEN: All year. November - February: 8 am - 6 pm. March and October: 8 am - 7 pm. April, May and September: 8 am - 8 pm. June - August: 8 am - 9 pm. Closed Christmas Day. PHONE: (919) 571-4170 WEB SITE: http://ils.unc.edu/parkproject/visit/wium/home.html COST: No entrance fees. Fee charged for camping and boating. The park offers picnicking, camping, nature trails, fishing and boating. The visitors center and exhibit hall are accessible. The paved picnic area parking lots have accessible spaces. The lower parking lot serving the boat house and picnic shelters leads to a one-fourth mile paved loop around the picnic area. Crabtree section's accessible parking lot provides access to a eight-foot wide paved trail to the Big Lake Dam and boat house. Restrooms in picnic area near the boat ramp are partially accessible. Visitors center restrooms are accessible.

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Wake Forest

Falls Lake State Recreation Area

13304 Creedmoor Road Wake Forest, NC 27587 LOCATION: Near NC 50 and NC 98 in Wake and Durham counties.

OPEN: November - February: 8 am - 6 pm. March and October: 8 am - 7 pm. April - Sunday, 8 am 8 pm. May - August: 8 am - 9 pm.

PHONE: (919) 676-1027 WEB SITE: ils.unc.edu/parkproject/visit/fala/home.html

COST: Fees for camping and seasonal charges for day-use areas.

An accessible fishing pier is located at Beaverdam. Accessible picnic shelters are available at

Beaverdam, Rolling View and Sandling Beach. Accessible swimming is available at Beaverdam,

Rolling View and Sandling Beach. Accessible campsites are available at Holly Point, Rolling View

and Shinleaf. Restrooms are accessible as well. All parking lots have spaces reserved for people

with disabilities.

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Wake Forest College Birthplace

PO Box 494 Wake Forest, NC 27588 LOCATION: In the third block of North Main Street, at 414 North Main Street in Wake Forest.

OPEN: Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm. Late March until July: Sunday 3 - 5 pm. Other times by

appointment.

PHONE: (919) 556-2911 WEB SITE: ewake.wfubmc.edu:88/library/archives/

birthplace.html

COST: Donations are accepted.

A provincial house built in 1820, and used by the founding fathers of Wake Forest College (now University) as the nucleus for the school, which opened in 1834. The structure was the residence of the first college president Samuel Wait. It now stands three blocks from its original site. Memorabilia of the college, from its beginning in 1834 to its move to Winston-Salem in 1956, is on display. One space in a gravel parking area is reserved for people with disabilities. Five steps lead to the front entrance. The gardens and the area around the old well are accessible.

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Bladen County

Elizabethtown

Jones Lake State Park

113 Jones Lake Drive Elizabethtown, NC 28337 LOCATION: Four miles north of Elizabethtown on NC 242. OPEN: Daily. June - August: 8 am - 9 pm. November - February: 8 am - 6 pm. March, October: 8 am - 7 pm. April, May, September: 8 am - 8 pm. PHONE: (910) 588-4550 WEB SITE: www.ils.unc.edu/parkproject/visit/jone/home.html COST: Fee for swimming, camping and boat rentals An accessible visitors center includes an exhibit hall, auditorium, and restrooms. Other amenities are a 1,720-square foot bathhouse, a concession area, picnic tables, and trails. The park's family campground provides opportunities for swimming, boating, fishing and picnicking. A primitive campground accommodates up to 20 campers. Reservations are required for the primitive campground sites.

Turnbull Creek Educational State Forest

4803 Sweet Home Church Road Elizabethtown, NC 28337 LOCATION: Near the junction of NC 242 and SR 1511. OPEN: Mid-March - mid-November: Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm; Saturday, 11 am - 5 pm. PHONE: (910) 588-4161 WEB SITE: www.dfr.state.nc.us/education/esf.htm/tcesf/tcesf_home.htm COST: Free Visitors may observe all phases of forest management at Turnbull Creek Educational State Forest. The 890 acres of commercial forest land includes an interpretive and demonstration trail designed to provide a better understanding of the value of forests. Four major stations and numerous educational signs are included along a 3.5 mile driving trail.

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Kelly

Singletary Lake State Park

6707 NC Highway 53 East Kelly, NC 28448 LOCATION: Twelve miles southeast of Elizabethtown on NC 53. The park is six miles east of White

Lake.

OPEN: All year. Ranger on duty daily 8 am - 5 pm.

PHONE: (910) 669-2928 WEB SITE: www.ils.unc.edu/parkproject/visit/sila/home.html

COST: Fee charged for camping.

The park was developed primarily for organized group camping; and reservations are required.

Singletary Lake State Park has accessible cabins, dining halls, and natural education building.

Available activities include basketball, volleyball, swimming, fishing, nature trails. Park rangers

provide educational programs for campers.

White Oak

Harmony Hall Plantation

1615 River Road PO Box 297 White Oak, NC 28399 LOCATION: Two miles off NC 53 on River Road.

OPEN: Sunday, 2 - 4 pm.

PHONE: (910) 866-4844 WEB SITE: www.harmonyhallnc.com

COST: There is a charge for specially scheduled tours.

Harmony Hall Plantation, owned by the Bladen County Historical Society, has been restored to its

circa 1768 condition. Other historic buildings have been added to the property, making it a village

of yesteryear. Annual events include the Harmony Hall Reunion in May, and the Christmas Open

House held in early to mid-December.

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Columbus County

Lake Waccamaw

Lake Waccamaw State Park

1866 State Park Drive Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450 LOCATION: Six miles south of the town of Lake Waccamaw on US 74/76.

OPEN: All year, except Christmas Day. November - February: 8 am - 6 pm. March and October: 8

am - 7 pm. April and September: 8 am - 8 pm. May - August: 8 am - 9 pm.

PHONE: (910) 646-4787 WEB SITE: www.ils.unc.edu/parkproject/visit/lawa/home.html

COST: Park admission is free. There is a fee for camping.

Fishing, swimming and boating are major pastimes at this beautiful natural Carolina bay lake. Lake

Waccamaw is home to 52 species of game and non-game fish. A paved accessible trail leads from

the Visitor Center to the lake. Shelters and accessible picnic tables are located along the trail.

Whiteville

North Carolina Museum of Forestry

415 South Madison Street Whiteville, NC 28472 LOCATION: The corner of Madison Street and Columbus Street beside City Hall. OPEN: Monday - Friday, 9 am ­ 5 pm. Saturday, 1 - 4 pm. Sunday, 2 - 5 pm. PHONE: (910) 914-4185 WEB SITE: www.naturalsciences.org/visinfo/forestry.html COST: Free The Museum provides an overview of forestry through long-term and temporary exhibitions, and serves as a gateway to the state's other Environmental Education Centers. The NC Museum of Forestry is a satellite of the NC Museum of Natural Science. Public restrooms are available. The largest stalls measure 39 inches by 112 inches.

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Cumberland County

Fayetteville

Airborne and Special Operations Museum

PO Box 89 Fayetteville, NC 28302-0089 LOCATION: The intersection of Bragg Boulevard and Hay Street in downtown Fayetteville.

OPEN: Tuesday -Saturday, 10 am. - 5 pm. Sunday, 12 noon - 5 pm.

The museum is closed on Mondays, but is open on all Federal holiday Mondays.

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Years Day and Easter.

PHONE: (910) 483-3003 WEB SITE: www.asomf.org

COST: Free; donations are accepted. Fees are charged for some programs and activities.

The Airborne and Special Operations Museum pays tribute to the honor, courage, duty, and heroic

feats of this unique sector of our armed forces. Exhibits trace the history of Airborne and Special

Operations forces from their inception in 1940 to present-day operations. The Museum's exhibits

and grounds were designed for maximum accessibility.

Cape Fear Botanical Garden

536 North Eastern Boulevard Fayetteville, NC 28301 LOCATION: Near the intersection of Business I-95 and US 301 at 536 North Eastern Boulevard.

OPEN: All year. Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday, 12 noon - 5 pm. Closed Sunday

mid-December - mid-February.

PHONE: (910) 486-0221 WEB SITE: www.capefearbg.org

COST: Admission charged.

Cape Fear Botanical Garden is situated on 85 acres of land overlooking Cross Creek and the Cape

Fear River. The garden includes wild flowers, majestic oaks, and numerous species of native

plants. The Botanical Garden also features an authentic 1800s Farmhouse and outbuildings that

are surrounded by a Heritage Garden and homeowner demonstration garden. The Garden's nature

trail is a favorite with many visitors. Group tours are available, but must be booked in advance.

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Fascinate-U Children's Museum

PO Box 2671 Fayetteville, NC 28302 LOCATION: 116 Green Street, next to the Market House in downtown Fayetteville.

OPEN: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 9 am - 5 pm. Wednesday, 9 am - 7 pm. Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm.

Sunday, 12 - 5 pm. Closed Monday.

PHONE: (910) 829-9171 WEB SITE: www.fascinate-u.com

COST: Admission is charged.

Fascinate-U is a place where children can explore the world through creative role-playing, manipulation and interaction with each other and the objects around them. Children can touch and play

with everything. In the mini-city everything is kid-sized. Children can go shopping at the Gro-Right

Grocery and Deli, put on a judge's robe and pass their sentence-gavel in hand, respond to calls at

the 911 Emergency Dispatch Center, give the weather forecast at the WNUZ center, and explore

many other interactive exhibits. There is a ramp leading to the entrance. Press the button on the

call box to alert staff to open the door.

Fayetteville Museum of Art

839 Stamper Road Fayetteville, NC 28303 LOCATION: From Bragg Boulevard, turn on to Stamper Road. The Museum is 0.25 miles on the

left past the shopping center.

OPEN: Monday - Friday, 10 am - 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 1 - 7 pm. Closed on Martin Luther

King Jr.'s Birthday, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day;

as well as the day after Thanksgiving, and December 24 - January 1.

PHONE: (910) 485-5121 WEB SITE: www.fayettevillemuseumart.org

COST: Free. There may be a charge for special events and classes. Call for details.

The Museum offers a variety of world-class art exhibits, educational programs, concerts,

workshops and special events. Facilities include two galleries, classrooms, studio space, an art

reference and lending library, and a Museum Store. The Museum's 5.8-acre grounds are utilized for

large scale sculpture displays, art festivals and public concerts.

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Jambbas Ranch

5386 Tabor Church Road

Fayetteville, NC 28312-7375

LOCATION: From NC 53 East, turn right at the flashing light at Cedar Creek on to Tabor Church

Road. Jambbas Ranch will be 2 miles ahead on the right.

OPEN: October - March: Monday - Saturday, 9:30 am - 5 pm. Sunday, 1 pm. - 6 pm. April September: Monday - Saturday, 9:30 am - 6 pm.

PHONE: (910) 484-2798 or (910) 484-4808 WEB SITE: www.jambbas.com

COST: Admission charge.

Jambbas Ranch is a working ranch, with buffalo, deer, elk, and a camel. The scenic views and

paths of Jambbas Ranch are wonderful for a country walk. Visitors may also enjoy stops at the

welcome center, covered bridge, Fort Rest, No Chance Gold Mine, and swinging bridge. Camp

sites are also available.

Market House

201 Hay Street

Fayetteville, NC 28301

LOCATION: In the heart of downtown Fayetteville at the intersection of Hay, Gillespie, Person and

Green Streets.

OPEN: All year

COST: Free.

Fayetteville's Market House was an early center of government and commerce. The upper level

housed local government - the lower, stalls for meat and produce vendors. Built in 1832 on an

earlier State House foundation, the Market House is listed in the National Register of Historic

Places and is a national landmark. Its unique architecture endures as a visible symbol of the city.

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Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex

801 Arsenal Avenue Fayetteville, NC 28305 LOCATION: Downtown Fayetteville at 801 Arsenal Avenue.

OPEN: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm. Sunday, 1 - 5 pm. Closed Monday. Arsenal Park open

daily from 8 am - 6 pm.

PHONE: (910) 486-1330 WEB SITE: ncmuseumofhistory.org/osm/mcf.html

COST: Free.

The Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex provides tours, workshops, symposia, and other

special events highlighting the history of the people and places in the Cape Fear River valley. The

complex is home to the Poe House (1897), and Arsenal Park. The Park was the site of a US

Arsenal taken over by Confederates and destroyed by the troops of Gen. William T. Sherman

during the Civil War. The Museum of the Cape Fear is a branch of the NC Museum of History.

Fort Bragg

(Due to security concerns, access points for Fort Bragg may require a vehicle search, photo identification, vehicle registration and proof of insurance for personnel who do not possess Department of Defense idenfication.)

82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum

Building C-6841 Ardennes Street Fort Bragg, NC 28307 LOCATION: At the intersection of Ardennes Street at the Gela Street intersection on Fort Bragg.

OPEN: Tuesday - Saturday, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm. Closed Sunday. Open Federal holiday Mondays.

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

PHONE: (910) 432-3443. WEB SITE: www.bragg.army.mil/18abn\museums.htm

COST: Free.

The Museum houses more than 3,000 artifacts which trace the history of the 82nd Airborne.

Visitors follow the evolution of the All American Division from its activation in 1917 to its current role

as the nation's primary strategic reaction force.

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John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Museum

Building D 2502 Fort Bragg, NC 28307 LOCATION: The corner of Ardennes and Marion Streets. From Bragg Boulevard follow "Military Museum" signs. Accessible parking is available behind the building. OPEN: Tuesday - Sunday, 11 am - 4 pm. Closed Monday. Open Labor Day, Veterans Day, Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. PHONE: (910) 432-4272 WEB SITE: www.soc.mil/swcs/museum/museum.shtml COST: Free The JFK Special Warfare Museum collects, preserves, exhibits, and interprets significant artifacts reflecting the history of US Army special operations from the colonial period to the present. Exhibits include 20th century objects and equipment, especially from the Vietnam War period. The Museum honors the Army's Special Forces from its origin as the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) to today's Green Berets. Group tours must be scheduled in advance.

Duplin County

Beulaville

Cabin Lake Recreational Park

220 Cabin Lake Road Pink Hill, NC 28572 LOCATION: Approximately five miles north of Beulaville on NC 111.

OPEN: January - March: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 8 am - 6 pm. March - May: Thursday,

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 8 am - 6 pm. Memorial Day - Labor Day: Thursday, Friday, Saturday

and Sunday, 8 am - 8 pm. After Labor Day, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

PHONE: (910) 298-3648

COST: Admission charged. Campsite and picnic shelter rentals are extra.

This 167-acre county park in eastern Duplin County features a 69-acre lake with canoeing, fishing

and swimming. Cabin Lake also has campsites, a nature trail, and picnic shelter.

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Kenansville

Cowan Museum

PO Box 950 Kenansville, NC 28349 LOCATION: On NC 11, NC 24, NC 50 and NC 903 in the heart of the Kenansville Historic District.

OPEN: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm. Sunday, 2 - 4 pm. Closed Monday and holidays.

PHONE: (910) 296-2149 WEB SITE: www.duplincountync.com/tourism

COST: Free. Donations are accepted.

Cowan Museum is located in the restored Kelly-Farrior house (1848). Its collection of historical

treasures dates back to the 1600s.

Rose Hill

Duplin Winery

505 North Sycamore Street Rose Hill, NC 28458 LOCATION: In the heart of Rose Hill on NC 117. Rose Hill is between Raleigh and Wilmington.

From I-40 take exit 380.

OPEN: Monday - Saturday, 9 am - 6 pm.

PHONE: (800) 774-9634 or (910) 289-3888 WEB SITE: www.duplinwinery.com

COST: Free.

Duplin Winery, the oldest operating winery in North Carolina, offers free daily tours and tastings.

Large groups are encouraged to call ahead to schedule an appointment, walk-ins are always

welcome. Visitors may choose from a fully stocked showroom of accessories, wine racks, glasses,

jewelry, and more. Duplin Winery also has some of the best dinner shows on the East Coast.

Check their web site for more information. Meals are prepared by the Bistro at Duplin Winery which

is open for lunch daily, and dinner Friday evenings.

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Edgecombe County

Tarboro

Blount-Bridgers House/Hobson Pittman Memorial Gallery Historic District

130 Bridgers Street Tarboro, NC 27886 LOCATION: Just outside downtown Tarboro, 15 miles east of Rocky Mount. OPEN: Monday - Friday, 10 am - 4 pm. Saturday and Sunday, 2 - 4 pm. PHONE: (252) 823-4159 WEB SITE: www.albemarle-nc.com/tarboro COST: Admission charge. The trail begins at the Blount-Bridgers House and provides a leisurely stroll or drive through this diverse historic district. Highlights include: the Pender Museum, the Town Common, and Calvary Church. Group tours must be booked in advance.

Halifax County

Halifax

Historic Halifax State Historic Site

PO Box 406 Halifax, NC 27839 LOCATION: The corner of David and Dobbs Streets. From I-95 take exit 168 or 171 to Halifax. OPEN: All year. Monday - Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm. Closed Sunday and most major holidays. PHONE: (252) 583-7191 WEB SITE: www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/Sections/hs/halifax/halifax.htm COST: Free. The accessible visitor's center offers an audiovisual presentation, guided tours, and exhibits depicting the town's history. Structures include the Sally Billy Plantation House (1808), Burgess Law office (1808), Jail (1838), Owens Merchant House (1760), Clerks Office (1832), Eagle Tavern Museum (1790), and Montford Archaeological Museum.

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Hollister

Medoc Mountain State Park

1541 Medoc State Park Road Hollister, NC 27844-9437 LOCATION: On SR 1322 just off NC 561 near Hollister. OPEN: All year. November - February: 8 am - 6 pm. March and October: 8 am - 7 pm. April, May and September: 8 am - 8 pm. June, July and August: 8 am - 9 pm. Camping facilities available March 15 - November 30. The park office is open 8 - 5 weekdays. Close state holidays. PHONE: (252) 586-6588 WEB SITE: www.ils.unc.edu/parkproject/visit/memo/home.html COST: Fee charged for camping. Reservations required for organized group camping sites and picnic shelter. This 2,300-acre park offers family and group camping with indoor shower and toilet facilities. There are campsites for tent or trailer camping. Each site accommodates up to six people. Twelve of the campground's 34 sites have electric hookups and two are accessible. Some picnic facilities are wheelchair accessible. The visitors center is accessible.

Littleton

Lake Gaston

c/o Lake Gaston Chamber of Commerce 2475 Eaton Ferry Road Littleton, NC 27850 LOCATION: Accessible from I-85 and I-95. OPEN: All year. WEB SITE: www.lakegastonchamber.com PHONE: (919) 586-6287 COST: Fees charged for services at private campgrounds and marinas. Straddling the North Carolina and Virginia border between I-85 and I-95, Lake Gaston is a 20,000acre lake offering a wide variety of water sports. The NC Wildlife Commission has boat launch areas with facilities to assist the boater with disabilities at the Summit area in Halifax County, and at Stonehouse Creek/Salmond's Landing in Warren County.

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Lakeland Cultural Arts Center, Inc.

PO Box 411 Littleton, NC 27850 LOCATION: Littleton is located halfway between I-85 and I-95 on Route 158. At the Littleton traffic

light turn right on to Mosby Avenue. Lakeland Arts Center is located about a third of a mile on the

left.

OPEN: All year.

PHONE: (252) 586-3124 WEB SITE: www.lakelandartscenter.org

COST: Ticket fees apply for individual performances.

Nicknamed "The Busiest Community Theater in America," the Lakeland Cultural Arts Center offers

a diverse program of high-quality entertainment at its 310-seat theatre. Located in the former

Littleton High School, the non-profit theater presents Broadway musicals, musical revues, plays

and concerts. The Center also conducts acting workshops for children and adults.

Roanoke Rapids

Roanoke Canal Museum and Trail

15 Jackson Street Extension Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 LOCATION: There are five trail access points (Roanoke Rapids Lake, River Road, Roanoke Canal Museum, Weldon Aqueduct, and River Falls Park). The trail is immediately accessible at the Roanoke Canal Museum and the Rivers Fall park access point. Additional Trail development is planned in the near future. OPEN: Museum: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm. Closed holidays. Trail: Sunrise to sunset. PHONE: (252) 537-2769 COST: Free. However, donations to the museum are greatly appreciated and encouraged. The Trail runs 7.5 miles along what some considered the most impressive and best preserved 19th century canal construction in the nation. The Roanoke Canal Museum showcases the rich history of the Canal and the towns of Roanoke Rapids and Weldon.

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Weldon

River Falls Park

LOCATION: Just off US 301 in Weldon. OPEN: Sunrise to sunset PHONE: (252) 535-1687 ­ Town of Weldon COST: Free. The park is focused around a safe still water harbor on the Roanoke River. An overlook offers an excellent view of the river's picturesque rapids. There is a picnic area with grills. The park is an entry point to the Roanoke Canal Trail.

Harnett County

Dunn

Averasboro Civil War Battlefield Museum and Cemetery

PO Box 1811 Dunn, NC 28335 LOCATION: NC 82, east of US 301. Take I-95, exit 71 and go west on US 301 to NC 82. The

Cemetery is 200 yards past the Museum on the left.

OPEN: All year. Museum hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm; Sunday, 1 - 4 pm. Closed

Monday. Cemetery and wayside stop are accessible during daylight hours daily.

PHONE: (910) 892-5019

COST: Free, although donations are appreciated.

Volunteer guides relate information and discuss artifacts related to the Civil War battle and the

plantation on which it occurred. On March 15 -16, 1865, Gen. William J. Hardee's 8,000

Confederate troops delayed the advance of the 30,000 members of Union Gen. William T.

Sherman's army. The battle was a significant engagement during Sherman's Carolinas Campaign,

which culminated with the Battle of Bentonville and subsequent Confederate surrender in the

Durham area. The Cemetery contains the remains of 56 Confederate solders killed in the battle. A

pull off 0.64 miles past the Cemetery marks the site of the Confederate's first line of defense. That

site has monuments, historical markers and a facsimile breastworks.

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Lillington

Raven Rock State Park

3009 Raven Rock Road Lillington, NC 27546 LOCATION: Nine miles west of Lillington via US 421 north, turn right onto Raven Rock Road, then

drive three miles to park entrance.

OPEN: November - February: 8 am - 6 pm. March and October: 8 am - 7 pm. April, May and

September: 8 am - 8 pm. June, July and August: 8 am - 9 pm.

PHONE: (910) 893-4888 WEB SITE: www.ils.unc.edu/parkproject/visit/raro/home.html

COST: Fees charged for camping.

Raven Rock provides interpretive programs, hiking, backpack camping, nature trails, picnic area,

and horse trails. Rangers offer nature programs year round. A hard pack pathway leads from

restrooms to an accessible picnic site with a table and grill. People who use wheelchairs or have

limited stamina may find negotiating the trail to Raven Rock challenging or difficult.

Clayton

2411 Old US 70 West Clayton, NC 27520

Johnston County

Clemmons Educational State Forest

LOCATION: Take US 70 (Smithfield) exit from I-40, follow signs to Old US 70 and Clemmons Educational State Forest. OPEN: Mid-March - mid-November: Tuesday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 11 am 5 pm Eastern Standard Time; 8 pm Daylight Savings Time. Closed Monday. Closed mid-November - mid-March.

PHONE: (919) 553-5651 WEB SITE: www.dfr.state.nc.us/esf/cesf/cesf_home.htm

COST: Free.

There are "talking tree and rock" exhibits along the trails of this multiple use forest. Picnic sites and a primitive group camping area are also available. Environmental education programs are available.

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Kenly

Tobacco Farm Life Museum

PO Box 88 Kenly, NC 27542 LOCATION: From I-95, take exit 107 at Kenly; go 1.5 miles north on US 301 North

OPEN: Monday - Saturday, 9:30 am - 5 pm; Sunday, 2 - 5 pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Easter,

Christmas and New Year's Day.

PHONE: (919) 284-3431 WEB SITE: www.tobaccofarmlifemuseum.org

COST: Admission charge. Special group and bus rates available.

The Museum depicts the history of North Carolina's tobacco farming families. Artifacts, tools and

equipment unique to tobacco processing are on display. Visitors of all ages get a glimpse into a

way of life that is fast being forgotten. A 16-minute video presentation is available upon request.

Newton Grove

Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site

PO Box 27 Newton Grove, NC 28366 LOCATION: Follow signs from I-95 and I-40 to US 701 (between Smithfield and Newton Grove). OPEN: April 1 - October 31: Monday - Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm; Sunday, 1 - 5 pm. November 1 March 31: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm; Sunday, 1 - 4 pm. Closed Monday. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Reenactment of the Battle and Civil War Life - third weekend in March, every five years (2010, 2015, etc.). PHONE: (919) 594-0789 WEB SITE: www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/hs/bentonvi/bentonvi.htm COST: Free. This was the scene of the last major Confederate offensive of the Civil War. Historic highlights include the restored Harper House, cemetery and trenches dug by Union soldiers. The visitor center is accessible. The Harper House and outbuildings have steps and are accessible with assistance.

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Princeton

Powell Gardens

9468 US Highway 70 Princeton, NC 27569 LOCATION: Just outside the town of Princeton on US 70. Princeton is between Smithfield and Goldsboro. OPEN: All year. Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm PHONE: (919) 936-4421 COST: Free admission. There are products for sale. This amazing garden features 800 varieties of bearded irises and day lilies, as well as 1,100 varieties of hosta in the largest collection of these plants in the Southeast. The site also includes water gardens, rock gardens and perennial gardens.

Selma

American Music Jubilee Theater

300 North Raiford Street PO Box 429 Selma, NC 27576 LOCATION: In downtown Selma. From I-95, take exit 98 (Anderson Street), turn right on to Raiford

Street. Go two blocks to the corner of Oak and Raiford Streets.

OPEN: All year. Call for schedule of events.

PHONE: 1-877-843-7839 or (919) 202-9927 WEB SITE: www.amjubilee.com

COST: Fee.

An evening of "Southern Hospitality, Great American Music and Side Splitting Comedy" is available

every Friday and Saturday night in Selma. This variety show entertains visitors and motorcoach

groups with musical selections from `50s rock and roll, classic and contemporary county, and

gospel. Christmas shows start in late November and run through Christmas week.

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Atkinson Milling Company

95 Atkinson Mill Road Selma, NC 27576 LOCATION: From Clayton take NC 42 East for approximately 10.1 miles. Atkinson Mill Road is

located on the left, just past the Little River Bridge.

OPEN: Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm.

PHONE: (919) 965-3547 or 800-948-5707 WEB SITE: www.atkinsonmilling.com

COST: Free.

Atkinson Milling Company is the only grist mill operating in Johnston County. Grist milling is a

method of grinding grain into cornmeal by crushing the grain between two stones. This high quality

grinding method has been used for centuries, but is rarely used today. Corn is brought into the mill

by farmers, cleaned, and then ground into cornmeal. There are plenty of products on sale at the

accessible company store.

Smithfield

Ava Gardner Museum

325 East Market Street Smithfield, NC 27577 LOCATION: On Third Street in Smithfield, just off US 70. OPEN: Daily, 1 - 5 pm. Tours can be arranged by calling ahead. PHONE: (919) 934-5830 WEB SITE: www.avagardner.org COST: Admission charge. Museum contains displays of the late movie star's childhood memorabilia, school photos, film clips, costumes, foreign and domestic film posters, countless black and white still photos, oil portraits, film scripts, scrapbooks and other items.

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Johnston County Heritage Center

241 East Market Street Smithfield, NC 27577 LOCATION: Downtown Smithfield on Market Street. Business US 70 becomes Market Street in

Smithfield.

OPEN: Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm.

PHONE: (919) 934-2836 WEB SITE: www.johnstonnc.com/heritage

COST: None.

The Heritage Center houses a exhibit hall, book store and gift shop. You may view a variety of

public records, manuscripts, photographs, family histories, old newspapers and artifacts from

Johnston County's past. The Center is located in the former First Citizens Bank building (1913).

Lenoir County

Kinston

CSS Neuse State Historic Site and Governor Richard Caswell Memorial

2612 West Vernon Avenue (US 70 Business) Kinston, NC 28504 LOCATION: West of downtown Kinston, exit on US 70 Business East (West Vernon Avenue). The

site is located approximately 0.5 mile on the right.

OPEN: April - October: Monday - Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm. Sunday, 1 - 5 pm. November - March:

Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm. Closed on Monday and Sunday.

PHONE: (252) 522-2091 WEB SITE: www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/hs/neuse/neuse.htm

COST: Free, although donations are accepted.

The CSS Neuse and Caswell Memorial State Historic Site preserves the remains of the CSS

Neuse, a Confederate ironclad that burned and sank on the Neuse River near Kinston in March

1865. This site also honors Richard Caswell, North Carolina's first post-Revolutionary War

governor and the founder of Kinston.

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Caswell #1 Fire Station Museum

118 South Queen Street Kinston, NC 28501 LOCATION: US 70 Business (South Queen Street) in Kinston.

OPEN: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm.

PHONE: (252) 527-1566 during operating hours WEB SITE: visitkinston.com/see.html

COST: Free

Built in 1895, the Caswell No. 1 Fire Station Museum is Kinston's oldest remaining municipal

building. In 1993 the building was converted into a museum which portrays the building's past and

the rise of a modern fire department in Kinston.

Community Council for the Arts

PO Box 3554 Kinston, NC 28502-355 LOCATION: The intersection of Queen Street and Blount Street.

OPEN: All year. Call for exhibit and class schedule.

PHONE: (252) 527-2517 WEB SITE: www.kinstoncca.com

COST: Call for information.

The Community Council for the Arts (CCA) strives to enrich the lives of Kinston and Lenoir County

residents by providing services and educational opportunities in support of artists, art agencies and

audiences. The CCA oversees 12 local organizations engaged in the arts in areas including but not

limited to woodturning, bluegrass music, model railroading, choral music and voice, theater, film,

visual art, and quilting. The CCA owns and operates The Arts Center. The Arts Center showcases

the work of approximately 500 artists each year in rotating exhibits. The gallery is located a former

hardware store which was built in 1910.

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Neuseway Nature Center, Planetarium, Health and Science Museum

401 West Caswell Street Kinston, NC 28501 LOCATION: Near the intersection of East Street and Caswell Street.

OPEN: October - April: Tuesday - Saturday, 9:30 am - 5 pm. Sunday, 1 - 5 pm. May - September:

Tuesday - Saturday, 9:30 am - 7 pm. Sunday, 1 - 5 pm.

PHONE: (252)939-3367

COST: Free

Environmental education programs, hands-on health and science exhibits, a butterfly and

hummingbird habitat, planetarium, green roof garden, and observation deck highlight the

Neuseway Nature Center. If you're looking for a campground, RV and tent sites are available.

Martin County

Williamston

Asa Biggs House

PO Box 851 Williamston, NC 27892 LOCATION: The intersection of East Church Street and North Smithwick Street. From NC 125 turn on to West Church Street and follow it to the intersection. OPEN: Monday-Friday, 8 am - 5 pm. Closed daily from 12:30 - 1:30 pm. PHONE: 800-776-8566 WEB SITE: www.visitmartincounty.com COST: Free The Martin County Historical Society owns and maintains the Asa Biggs House in downtown Williamston. Asa Biggs, born in Williamston in 1811, was a leading North Carolina antebellum attorney, judge and state legislator. The House contains many artifacts dating back to 1835 . The Martin County Travel and Tourism is located in the historic building.

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Senator Bob Martin Eastern Agriculture Center

2900 NC 125 South Williamston, NC 27892 LOCATION: Off NC 125. Take exit 512 from US. 64 to NC 125 and follow the signs to the Center.

OPEN: Offices are open Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm. Call for event schedules.

PHONE: (252) 792-5802 WEB SITE: www.ncagr.com/markets/facilit/agcenter/william

COST: Free admission to the Center, ticket prices vary by event. There is a fee for camping.

Boasting a state of the art equine facility, the Center's 2,286-seat arena annually hosts outstanding

equestrian events. In addition to horse shows, the arena is adding a variety of events to its

calendar. Along with the arena and agriculture center, there are RV sites with water and electricity,

and a 14,000-square foot, climate controlled meeting center.

Nash County

Bailey

Country Doctor Museum

PO Box 34 Bailey, NC 27807 LOCATION: In Bailey, turn right on Deans Street then left on Peele Road. The parking lot is on the

left just past the corner of Peel Road and Main Street.

OPEN: Thursday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm; Sunday 2 - 5 pm. Closed Monday.

PHONE: (252) 235-4165 WEB SITE: www.countrydoctormuseum.org

COST: Admission charge.

This museum, in the restored offices of two 19th century physicians, includes a Medicinal Garden

and Buggy House. A renovated 100-year-old farm house across the street is the museum's Farmer

Annex. The Annex features a working library of 19th century medical books, and gift shop.

Accessible restrooms are also located in the Farmer Annex. Displays in the Carriage House focus

on the country doctor's methods of travel and communication.

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Rocky Mount

The Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences

Gay Street Rocky Mount, NC 27804 LOCATION: The main entrance and parking lot are located on Gay Street.

OPEN: Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm. Thursday and Friday, 10 am - 9 pm.

Sunday, 1 - 5 pm. Closed Monday.

PHONE: (252) 972-1266 WEB SITE: www.ci.rocky-mount.nc.us/parks&rec/imperialcentre.html

COST: Centre - Free. Arts Center - Free. Museum - Admission fee.

The Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences is a 150,000-square-foot complex located near

downtown Rocky Mount. The old Braswell Memorial Library and surviving buildings of the Imperial

Tobacco Factory were renovated and merged to house the Children's Museum and Science Center

and the visual components of the Arts Center.

Rocky Mount Children's Museum and Science Center

270 Gay Street Rocky Mount, NC 27804 LOCATION: The Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences.

OPEN: Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm. Thursday and Friday, 10 am - 9 pm.

Sunday, 2 - 5 pm. Closed Monday.

PHONE: (252) 972-1167 WEB SITE: www.ci.rocky-mount.nc.us/museum/main.html

COST: Admission charge.

The mission of the Rocky Mount Children's Museum is to raise children's awareness and

participation in science, mathematics, and technology. The Museum focuses on the connection of

children to their global neighbors, as well as their unique place in the world.

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Pitt County

Farmville

May Museum and Park

213 South. Main Street Farmville, NC 27828 LOCATION: The Farmville Historic District.

OPEN: Tuesday - Saturday, 12 noon - 5 pm. Group tours by appointment.

PHONE: (252) 753-5814

COST: Free

May Museum chronicles the cultural and commercial heritage of Farmville and western Pitt County.

The Museum features permanent exhibits, special programs, and an extensive collection of 19th

and 20th century quilts.

Greenville

Greenville Museum of Art

802 South Evans Street Greenville, NC 27834 LOCATION: Downtown Greenville between 8th and 9th Streets.

OPEN: Tuesday - Friday, 10 am - 4:30 pm. Saturday and Sunday, 1 - 4 pm.

PHONE: (252) 758-1946 WEB SITE: http://gmoa.org

COST: Free

The museum features changing exhibits from its permanent collection of 19th and 20th century

American landscapes, as well as traveling regional and national exhibits. The Museum also houses

one of the largest public collections of North Carolina Jugtown Pottery. Classes and workshops for

adults and children are offered throughout the year.

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Robeson County

Lumberton

Robeson County Planetarium -- Science & Technology Center

PO Box 2909 Lumberton, NC 28359 LOCATION: On Canton Road next to Robeson County Public Schools Administration Building.

Take Exit 17 from I-95 onto NC 711, then turn left onto NC 72 West.

OPEN: Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm during the school year for Robeson County students and

teachers. Summer programs are provided when school is not in session. Check local media for the

times and availability.

PHONE: (910) 671-6015

COST: Admission is charged for students who do not attend the Robeson County Schools.

Operated by the Robeson County Public Schools, this is southeastern North Carolina's only

planetarium. Educational programs for local students make up the bulk of the Planetarium's

schedule.

Robeson County Showcase Museum

101 South Elm Street

Lumberton, NC 28358

LOCATION: On South Elm Street, just outside of downtown Lumberton. From I-95, take exit 20

South to NC 211 which you will take to Elm Street. From there, follow Elm Street south through

downtown Lumberton to the Museum, which will be on your left.

OPEN: Tuesday - Thursday, 9 am - 2 pm. Closed major holidays.

PHONE: (910) 738-7979

COST: Free. Donations are accepted.

Housed in a former railway express station built in 1908, the Museum presents the story of

Robeson County from its earliest inhabitants through today. Both double doors at the entrance

must be opened to allow wheelchair access. The lower level of the museum is accessible.

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Southeastern NC Agricultural Center Farmers Market

1027 US Highway 74 East Lumberton, NC 28358 LOCATION: On US 74, just off I-95 in Lumberton. From I-95 take exit 14 to US 74 East. The

entrance to the market complex will be one mile on your left.

OPEN: All year. Monday - Saturday, 8 am - 6 pm. Sunday, 1 pm - 6 pm.

PHONE: (919) 618-9091

COST: Free.

This popular Farmers Market and Agricultural Center features fresh, locally grown fruits and

vegetables. The Agricultural Center includes a multipurpose meeting facility which hosts

conventions, shows, seminars, and sales meetings.

Orrum

Lumber River State Park

2819 Princess Ann Road Orrum, NC 28369 LOCATION: From Fairmont, take NC 130 South 12 miles to SR 2225, turn right and follow signs to SR 2246, turn left onto SR 2246, park will be approximately three miles on the left. OPEN: All year. November - February: 8 am - 6 pm. March - October: 8 am - 7 pm. April, May and September: 8 am - 8 pm. June - August: 8 am - 9 pm. Closed Christmas Day. WEB SITE: www.ils.unc.edu/parkproject/visit/luri/home.htm PHONE: (910) 628-9844 COST: Free. The Park offers primitive camping. There is one accessible campsite with a paved walkway, grill and picnic table. Paved walkways leads to the restrooms, approximately 20 yards away. Accessible picnic sites are also available. The park office and restrooms are accessible. There is also an accessible river overlook. Now open is the Chalk Bank access area near Wagram in Scotland County. Chalk Bank has picnic grounds, canoe access, campsites, and a 40-space parking area.

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Pembroke

Native American Resource Center

UNC-Pembroke Old Main Building Pembroke, NC 28372 LOCATION: On the campus of UNC-Pembroke.

OPEN: All year. Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm.

PHONE: (910) 521-6282 WEB SITE: www.uncp.edu/nativemuseum

COST: Free.

The Center serves as a museum of Native Americans, with emphasis on the Lumbee Indians of

Robeson County. One-week notice is requested to arrange group tours or to arrange staff

assistance.

Sampson County

Clinton

Sampson County History Museum

313 Lisbon Street Clinton, NC 28328 LOCATION: Just off NC 24 (Sunset Avenue) in Clinton.

OPEN: Wednesday - Friday, 12 noon - 4 pm. Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm

PHONE: (910) 590-0007 WEB SITE: www.sampsonhmc.com

COST: Fee for admission.

The Museum's collection features artifacts from the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, World Wars I

and II, Vietnam, and the first Gulf War. Other exhibits highlight African-American and Native

American culture and history. Displays include a country store room, doctor's and dentist's offices,

farm equipment, and a 1916 Manly Portable Convict Car.

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Scotland County

Laurinburg

Historic John Blue House and Cotton Gin

c/o Scotland County Parks and Recreation Department 13040 X-Way Road Laurinburg, NC 28352 LOCATION: On X-Way Road 3 miles past the intersection of X-Way Road and US 15-501.

OPEN: All year.

PHONE: (910) 277-2585

COST: Free.

Called "one of the beautiful and typical homes of the southland", the John Blue House was built in

the 1890s by inventor and entrepreneur John Blue. The picturesque home features a lace-like two

tier porch which encircles the house. The site features relocated historic buildings and a restored

1850 cotton gin. The site hosts the annual John Blue Cotton Festival.

Wayne County

Fremont

Governor Charles B. Aycock Birthplace State Historical Site

PO Box 207 Fremont, NC 27830 LOCATION: On NC 117 just outside of Fremont.

OPEN: Winter: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm. Closed Sunday. Summer: Monday - Saturday, 9

am - 5 pm. Closed Sunday.

PHONE: (919) 242-5581 WEB SITE: www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/hs/aycock/aycock.htm

COST: Free. Donations are accepted.

This is the 19th century farm home of the governor who inspired the growth of public education in

North Carolina. The site features the home, reconstructed kitchen, barn, smokehouse, pantry, one-

room schoolhouse, and a visitors center. Advance reservations are required for groups.

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Goldsboro

Cherry Hospital Museum

201 Stevens Mill Road Goldsboro, NC 27530 LOCATION: From US 70 turn onto O'Berry Center Road. At the intersection of O'Berry Center

Road and NC 508 turn left. Follow NC 508 to the intersection of Stevens Mill Road turn right. The

Museum will be on your left. Look for the sign.

OPEN: Weekdays from 8 am -12 noon and 1 pm - 5 pm.

PHONE: (919)731-3417

COST: Free.

Opened by the state in 1880, Cherry Hospital's 3,500 acres of farmland was worked by patients

until the 1970s. The Museum, located in an house once occupied by hospital staff, depicts the

facility's history through photographs, log books, and displays of medical and farming equipment

once used at the hospital.

Wayne County Museum

116 North William Street Goldsboro, NC 27530 LOCATION: At the intersection of US 117 and Mulberry Street (the corner of Mulberry and William

streets), across from the Post Office.

OPEN: Tuesday - Saturday, 12 - 5 pm. Other times by appointment.

PHONE: (919) 734-5023 WEB SITE: www.waynecountyhistoricalnc.org/

COST: Free.

The Wayne County Museum, housed in the former Goldsboro Women's Club building, features

rotating exhibits as well as several permanent exhibits including a USO display from World War II,

and a diorama of the Civil War battle of Goldsborough Bridge. The Museum also maintains a Wall

of Fame honoring Wayne County natives. The Museum is operated by the Wayne County

Historical Association, a non-profit corporation established in 1979 to preserve, display, and share

knowledge of Wayne County history.

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Seven Springs

Cliffs of the Neuse State Park

345-A Park Entrance Road Seven Springs, NC 28578 LOCATION: Thirteen miles southeast of Goldsboro on NC 111.

OPEN: Museum: - March 15 - December 1: daily, 10 am - 5 pm. Other months on weekends, 10

am - 5 pm. Park opens 8 am - sunset all year. Closed Christmas Day. Camping - March 15 November 30. Swimming and boating - June 1 - Labor Day.

PHONE: (919) 778-6234 WEB SITE: www.ils.unc.edu/parkproject/visit/clne/home.htm

COST: Fee charged for camping, swimming and boat rental.

Choose from camping, boating, swimming, fishing, picnicking, or hiking at Cliffs of the Neuse State

Park. Scenic highlights include a 90-foot cliff overlooking the Neuse River. Accessible amenities

include a bathhouse, concession stand and bathhouse restrooms at the lake. There is also a

concrete walkway to the beach. Most trails in the Park are steep and rocky.

Wilson County

Wilson

Arts Council of Wilson

124 Nash Street SW Wilson, NC 27893-3956 LOCATION: In the heart of downtown Wilson in the former BB&T building. OPEN: The Wilson Arts Center: Tuesday ­ Friday, 10 am ­ 5 pm Saturday, 10 am ­ 3 pm Closed Monday. Boykin Center: Open by appointment only and for shows PHONE: (252) 291-4329 WEB SITE: www.wilsonarts.com COST: Free. A variety of activities for all ages are offered by the Arts Council of Wilson. Exhibitions, workshops and lectures are offered regularly to the public. The Council manages the Wilson Arts Center and Edna Boykin Cultural Center. The Boykin Center is located in the renovated 1919 Vaudeville Theatre. The Center is home to the Boykin Center Series of musicals, plays and concerts.

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Imagination Station Science Museum

202 West Nash Street Wilson, NC 27894 LOCATION: Downtown Wilson. From Green Street, turn onto Pine Street (which is one way). Go half a block and turn right into Imagination Station's parking lot. OPEN: Monday - Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm; Sunday, 1 - 5 pm. Closed Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day PHONE: (252) 291-5113 WEB SITE: www.imaginescience.org COST: There is an admission charge except for children under 3. Call in advance to take advantage of group rates. Located in the Historic Wilson Federal Courthouse, Imagination Station is a science and technology center which provides everyone the power to explore. Discover why and how things work through more than 200 exhibits related to space, health, the environment and more.

Wilson Rose Garden

City of Wilson Parks and Recreation

PO Box 10

Wilson, NC 27894-0010

LOCATION: Just west of US 301 at 1800 Herring Avenue (NC 42 East).

OPEN: Daily sunrise to sunset.

PHONE: (252) 399-2261 WEB SITE: www.wilsonrosegarden.com

COST: Free.

Considered one of the most beautiful and relaxing attractions in Eastern North Carolina, the Wilson

Rose Garden is an accredited All America Rose Selections Public Garden. It offers more than

1,100 rose plants, ranging from historic old garden roses to modern hybrids. Also featured are 63

varieties of All American Rose Selections award winners.

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Cape Hatteras National Seashore

1401 National Park Drive

Manteo, NC 27954

LOCATION: Dare and Hyde Counties. Cape Hatteras is accessed by ferry. Ferry terminals are

located at Cedar Island (off NC 102) and Swan Quarter (off NC 45).

PHONE: 252-473-2111 WEB SITE: www.nps.gov/caha/index.htm

COST: Fee for ferry trips. Fee for camping. Fee to climb lighthouse.

All Visitors Centers are accessible. Visitors Center and campground restrooms are accessible.

Boardwalks from roadside parking areas provide accessibility for ocean views. Beach wheelchairs

are available for check-out from the visitors centers at Bodie Island and Cape Hatteras.

Beach wheelchairs are equipped with large, wide wheels which can roll across the sand without

sinking. They usually require users to be accompanied by someone pushing them. The chairs are

located at National Park Service's Coquina Beach facility, located across from the Bodie Island

Lighthouse, and the Museum of the Sea in Buxton. They are available on a first-come-first-serve

basis.

To check out a beach-access wheelchair, a visitor will need proof of identification. A valid driver's

license is preferable.

Buxton

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and Visitors Center

Buxton, NC LOCATION: Just off NC 12 in Buxton.

OPEN: Visitors center: 9 am - 6 pm Memorial Day - Labor Day, 9 am - 5 pm the rest of the year

PHONE: (252) 995-4474 WEB SITE: www.hatteras-nc.com/light

COST: There is a fee to climb the lighthouse.

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, tallest in the United States, stands 208 feet from its foundation to the

peak of the roof. To reach the light which shines 191 feet above mean high water mark, you must

climb 268 steps. The icons below are for the visitors center as the lighthouse itself is not accessible.

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Nags Head

Bodie Island Lighthouse and Visitors Center

PO Box 475

Carolina Beach, NC 28428

LOCATION: Three miles south of Nags Head off NC 12.

OPEN: Visitors center: 9 am - 6 pm Memorial Day - Labor Day; 9 am - 5 pm the rest of the year.

PHONE: (252) 441-5711 WEB SITE: www.nps.gov/caha/bodielh.htm

COST: Free

All of the light station's property except the tower itself were transferred to the National Park Service

in 1953. The Keeper's duplex has since undergone two historic restorations, the last having been

completed in May 1992. The building now serves as a ranger office and visitors center for Cape

Hatteras National Seashore. Still a functioning US Coast Guard navigational aid, the tower remains

closed to the public. The icons below indicate the accessibility of the visitors center.

Ocracoke

Ocracoke Island

PO Box 475 Carolina Beach, NC 28428 LOCATION: Hyde County on NC 12. (Accessible only by ferry.)

OPEN: Visitors center: 9 am - 5 pm Memorial Day - Labor Day, 9 am - 5 pm the rest of the year.

PHONE: (252) 928-4531 WEB SITE: www.nps.gov/archive/caha/ocrisl.htm

COST: Free

The village caters to the tourist trade with gift shops, restaurants and motels. Some shops are more

accessible than others. The icons below indicate the accessibility of the visitors center.

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Ocracoke Lighthouse

Ocracoke, NC LOCATION: The village of Ocracoke. COST: Free WEB SITE: www.nps.gov/caha/ocracokelh.htm The Ocracoke light is the second oldest operating lighthouse in the nation. In days gone by, its light helped sailing vessels safely navigate the channels. Today, fishing and pleasure boats are the beneficiaries of the lighthouse as they navigate the shoal-ridden inlet. Although the lighthouse is not open for climbing, the site is open to the public daily.

Cape Lookout National Seashore

131 Charles Street Harkers Island, NC 28531 LOCATION: Follow NC 70 to Harkers Island, northeast of Beaufort. HOURS: Visitors center on Harkers Island is open daily from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm ET (closed December 25 and January 1). Visitors centers in the Lighthouse Keepers Quarters and in Portsmouth Village are open from April to November (hours vary). Private ferry service to the park offered mid-March to the first weekend in December. Park accessible by personal boat all year. PHONE: (252) 728-2250 WEB SITE: www.nps.gov/calo/index.htm The visitors center on Harkers Island is accessible. Access to and on Portsmith Island and the Outer Banks is limited. Soft sand provides a challenge for walkers and wheelchair users. Steps in the historic buildings at Portsmouth Village and in the lighthouse keeper's quarters prevent easy access. At the southern end of the Portsmith Island a wooden walkway leads from the ferry dock to an observation platform at the beach. From there the walkway leads to the lighthouse keeper's quarters adjacent to the lighthouse. High tides reduce the accessibility of the walkway. A standard wheelchair for boardwalk use and a beach wheelchair are available for rent on a first-come first-served basis at the lighthouse keeper's quarters. There are no designated campgrounds in the park; however, primitive camping is allowed on Core Banks and Shackleford Banks. A backcountry camping permit is required for all authorized camping at the Seashore. There is no charge for the permit. Permits may be acquired at the Harkers Island Visitors Center, the lighthouse keepers quarters, or Portsmouth Village Visitors Center.

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Harkers Island

Cape Lookout Light Station

Harkers Island, NC 28531

LOCATION: Accessible by private boat or private ferry from Harker's Island, Beaufort, Morehead

City or Davis.

OPEN: All year. Call for seasonal schedule.

PHONE: (252) 728-2250 - Cape Lookout National Seashore Visitors Center

WEB SITE: www.cr.nps.gov/maritime/park/capelook.htm

COST: There is a fee for ferry transportation.

Built in 1859, this 163-foot tall structure is still operating. Located in a natural beach area. The

lighthouse is not open to the public.

Cape Lookout Visitors Center

131 Charles Street

Harkers Island, NC 28531

LOCATION: Northeast of Beaufort on US 70.

OPEN: Visitors Center: Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm. Closed December 25 and January 1.

PHONE: (252) 728-2250 WEB SITE: www.nps.gov/calo

COST: Free

The Center has information on things to see and do in and around the National Seashore.

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Portsmith Island

Portsmith Island and Village

Portsmith Island, NC LOCATION: The northernmost point of Cape Lookout at Ocracoke Inlet.

OPEN: All year. (Access by private boat or ferry only. Boats run on seasonal schedules, call the

Visitors Center for current information.)

PHONE: (252) 728-2250 WEB SITE: www.nps.gov/archive/calo/pv.htm

Established in 1753, Portsmith Village was the largest settlement on the Outer Banks by 1770. Now

a 250-acre historic district, Portsmouth Village is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Structures open to visitors are the Salter/Dixon House and the historic church. Visitors should be

prepared for mosquitoes and unpredictable and often harsh weather.

Croatan National Forest

141 East Fisher Avenue

New Bern, NC 28560

LOCATION: Carteret, Craven and Jones Counties. Off US 70 south of New Bern. The Croatan's

district office is about 10 miles south of New Bern off US 70.

OPEN: District office hours: Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm.

PHONE: (252) 638-5628 WEB SITE: www.cs.unca.edu/nfsnc

The Croatan National Forest covers 159,886 acres between Morehead City and New Bern.

Attractions include the Cedar Point Tideland Trail, a national recreation trail. Icons below are for the

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Some sites of interest in the Croatan National Forest Brice Creek

LOCATION: Just off SR 1143 on Forest Road 121-A Brice Creek has an accessible boat ramp, dock, fishing pier, and toilet facilities.

Cedar Point

LOCATION: Off NC 58, 1 mile north of NC 24 and NC 58 junction

OPEN: All year.

CHARGE: Fee for camping.

The Tidelands Trail is at Cedar Point in the southwest corner of the Croatan National Forest. It is

partially accessible. Accessible campsites are available near an accessible bathhouse.

Tideland Trail

LOCATION: The southwest corner of the Croatan National Forest This trail, includes a 0.6-mile loop and a 1.3-mile loop that provide excellent opportunities to view wildlife and explore the salt marsh and adjoining forest. Interpretive signs along the short loop tell the story of the ever changing salt marsh. Boardwalks offer views of wading birds and other wildlife. The Tidelands Trail is partially accessible. Cedar Point Recreation Area offers camping, picnicking, a ramp for small boats, a fishing pier, canoeing, and kayaking.

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Neusiok Trail

LOCATION: Pine Cliff Recreation Area The 26-mile trail runs from the Newport River to the Neuse River. It passes through pine and hardwood forests, pocosins, and a portion of the Neuse River shoreline. No developed camping facilities available. However, with a permit from the district office, primitive camping is allowed. Trail users must pack out their trash. Hikers are also required to carry drinking water. Most hikers prefer to visit Neusiok Trail during the fall, winter, and early spring to avoid the heat, insects, and snakes.

Neuse River Recreation Area (Flanners Beach)

LOCATION: Off US. 70 East about 12 miles south of New Bern, 2 miles south of the Croatan Ranger Office.

OPEN: All year COST: Fee for camping The Neuse River Recreation Area offers a range of recreation, from camping and picnicking to hiking, biking and fishing. Accessible picnic tables, showers and restrooms are available. A stairway leads to the sandy beach, which would be difficult for some visitors to navigate.

For information on other facilities in the Croatan National Forest, call (252) 638-5628.

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Beaufort County

Aurora

Aurora Fossil Museum

400 Main Street PO Box 352 Aurora, NC 27806 LOCATION: Downtown Aurora. Take NC 33 to Aurora and follow the signs.

OPEN: All year, with the exception of the third week in January. Hours are: Monday ­ Saturday, 9 am

­ 4:30 pm. Closed some holidays, so call first. PHONE: (252) 322-4238 WEB SITE: www.aurorafossilmuseum.com COST: Free The Aurora Fossil Museum presents the natural history of the Coastal Plain from the formation of the Atlantic Ocean to the present. Following their tour, visitors may search for fossils in the park across from the museum.

Bath

Historic Bath

PO Box 148 Bath, NC 27808 LOCATION: NC 92, 15 miles east of Washington.

OPEN: All year. Schedule varies by season. Call for current hours of operation.

WEB SITE: www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/hs/bath/bath.htm

PHONE: (252) 923-3971

COST: Fee charged for guided tours. Groups should make advance arrangements.

Historic Bath is a restoration of the oldest settlement in North Carolina. The site features a walking

tour of historic buildings. All structures are located within two blocks of the visitors center. Lectures

and exhibits are available at the accessible visitors center.

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Belhaven

Belhaven Memorial Museum

211 East Main Street PO Box 220 Belhaven, NC 27810 LOCATION: Adjacent to the Belhaven Town Hall. From Pantego follow US 264/99 to Main Street in

Belhaven.

OPEN: Daily, 1 - 5 pm. Closed Wednesday. Other times, by appointment.

PHONE: (252) 943-3055

COST: Free. Donations are accepted.

Thousands of items, including 30,000 buttons, kitchen antiques, and farm artifacts are on display. All

items are from the collection of the late Mrs. Eva Blount Way, a local resident.

Edward

Bennett Vineyards

6832 Bennett Vineyards Road Edward, NC 27821 LOCATION: Bennett Vineyards Road, formerly Old Sand Hill Road. Follow NC 33 to State Route

1936, then turn right onto Bennett Vineyards Road. Go approximately 1 mile to Bennett Vineyards.

OPEN: Monday - Saturday 2 - 5 pm. Weekends by appointment.

PHONE: (252) 322-7154 or 1-877-762-9463

Bennett Vineyards is North Carolina's largest muscadine vineyard. Visitors will have the opportunity

to sample award winning wines and tour the actual vineyards.

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Washington

Goose Creek State Park

2190 Camp Leach Road

Washington, NC 27889

LOCATION: Just off SR 1334, 10 miles east of Washington.

OPEN: Daily. November - February: 8 am - 6 pm. March, October: 8 am - 7 pm. April, May,

September: 8 am - 8 pm. June, July, August: 8 am - 9 pm. Closed Christmas Day.

PHONE: (252) 923-2191 WEB SITE: ils.unc.edu/parkproject/visit/gocr/home.html

COST: Fee charged for camping.

Located on the Pamlico River, visitors may choose between picnicking, swimming, camping, and

observing nature. A boardwalk through the marsh provides an opportunity for an up close view of

native plants. An environmental education/visitors center has programs and exhibits throughout the

year.

Historic Washington

102 West Stewart Parkway PO Box 1765 Washington, NC 27889 LOCATION: The visitors center is at 102 Stewart Parkway.

OPEN: All year. Visitors center - Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm. Saturday and Sunday,

10 am - 4 pm. Open most holidays.

PHONE: (252) 946-9168 WEB SITE: www.visitwashingtonnc.com

COST: Free

This self-guided walking or driving tour features some two dozen historic buildings in Washington on

the Pamlico. The town was founded in the late 18th century. Private buildings and their grounds are

not generally open to the public. There are special events where most properties are open to the

public. A calendar of events is available at the visitors center.

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North Carolina Estuarium

223 East Water Street

Washington, NC 27889

LOCATION: On the river front in downtown Washington, one block east of Stewart Parkway on

Water Street.

OPEN: All year. Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm.

PHONE: (252) 948-0000 WEB SITE: www.partnershipforthesounds.org

COST: Admission charge.

Estuaries are formed where fresh water and salt water mix together. The North Carolina Estuarium

celebrates these special ecosystems and what they mean to life in the state's "soundlands." The

Estuarium features over 200 exhibits, unique environmental artworks, living aquariums, a captivating

audiovisual presentation, and historic artifacts and boats.

Bertie County

Windsor

Cashie Wetlands Walk

c/o The Town of Windsor PO Box 508 Windsor, NC 27983 LOCATION: Take US 17 to Windsor and follow the signs.

OPEN: All year. Daylight hours only.

PHONE: (252) 794-5553 WEB SITE: www.albemarle-nc.com/windsor/attractn/wetwalk.htm

COST: Canoes may be used at no charge.

The Cashie Wetlands Walk provides an opportunity to visit a unique ecosystem and get an up close

look at view native plants and animals. Three thousand feet of sidewalks and boardwalks wind

through the 31-acre wetlands.

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Historic Hope Plantation

132 Hope House Road Windsor, NC 27983 LOCATION: Four miles west of Windsor on NC 308 west. OPEN: Hope Plantation: January 2 - December 20: Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm (April October); 10 am - 4 pm (November - March) Sunday, 2 - 5 pm. Closed Thanksgiving Day. Roanoke-Chowan Heritage Center: Open January 2 - December 20: Monday - Saturday, 10 am 5 pm (April - October); 10 am - 4 pm (November - March). Sunday, 2 - 5 pm. PHONE: (252) 794-3140 WEB SITE: www.hopeplantation.org COST: Admission charge Hope Plantation offers an overview of rural, domestic life in northeastern North Carolina during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Guided tours are offered daily of the 1763 King-Bazemore House and the Hope Mansion, built by Governor David Stone in 1803. Visitors will find displays highlighting local history at the nearby Roanoke-Chowan Heritage Center. The icons below are for Hope Plantation. The Heritage Center is accessible.

Livermon Recreational Park and Mini Zoo

York Street PO Box 508 Windsor, NC 27983 LOCATION: Take US 17 to Windsor and follow the signs. OPEN: All year. Summer: Monday - Friday, 8 am - 8 pm. Weekends 9 am - 8 pm. Winter: Monday Sunday, 8 am - 5 pm. PHONE: (252) 794-5553 WEB SITE: www.windsor-bertie.com/Attractions/Attractions.htm COST: Free The Livermon Recreation Park and Mini Zoo is owned and operated by the town of Windsor. The park offers a wide variety of recreational facilities including a playground, picnic tables and shelters , and a mini zoo with more than 30 different varieties of animals.

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Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge

114 West Water Street Windsor, NC 27983 LOCATION: US 17 north between Windsor and Williamston. The refuge office is at 114 West Water Street in Windsor. OPEN: Office: Open year-round. Closed weekends and federal holidays. Refuge: Daylight hours all year; with the exception of large game (deer and turkey) hunting seasons. The refuge will post "Closed to all except permitted hunters" signs during these dates. PHONE: (252) 794-3808 WEB SITE: www.fws.gov/roanokeriver COST: Free The 17,500-acre Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge was established to protect wintering waterfowl and their habitat. The refuge consists of wetlands in Bertie, Martin and Halifax counties.

St. Thomas Episcopal Church

302 South Queen Street Windsor, NC 27938 LOCATION: Downtown Windsor. OPEN: All year PHONE: (252) 794-3420 COST: Free The Church was built in 1839 as the successor to the Colonial Church of England Chapel in Windsor. Among the buildings unique architectural features is a triple stained-glass window.

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Sans Souci Ferry

LOCATION: Where SR 1500 crosses the Cashie River.

OPEN: Mid-March - mid-September: 6:30 am - 6 pm. Mid-September - mid-March: 6:45 am - 5 pm.

PHONE: None on site. WEB SITE: www.albemarle-nc.com/windsor/attractn/sanssouc.htm

COST: Free

Sans Souci is one of the few two-car ferries left in America. It is a state-operated ferry which

crosses the Cashie River near Windsor in southeast Bertie County.

Brunswick County

Caswell Beach

Oak Island Lighthouse

c/o Friends of the Oak Island Lighthouse 1100 Caswell Beach Road Caswell Beach, NC 28465 LOCATION: From Southport on NC 211 follow signs to USCG Station Oak Island.

OPEN: The lighthouse is not open to the public.

PHONE: (910) 201-4555 WEB SITE: www.oakislandlighthouse.org

The Oak Island Lighthouse, measuring 169 feet tall, was completed in 1958. The lighthouse is

owned by the Friends of the Oak Island Lighthouse who are planning for the future of the structure

and surrounding property.

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Oak Island Nature Center and Register Park

c/o Town of Oak Island 4607 East Oak Island Drive Oak Island, NC 28465-5211 LOCATION: At the end of 52nd Street. From East Oak Island Road turn onto 52nd Street and drive to the end of the road. OPEN: Hours are seasonal. Check before visiting. PHONE: (910) 278-5518 WEB PAGE: www.southport-oakisland.com/attractions COST: Free The Oak Island Nature Center offers educational activities for visitors of all ages. Located near the Intercoastal Waterway, the Nature Center features an interactive trail with "talking trees," and exhibits featuring the marine creatures native to the area. Register Park is adjacent to the Nature Center and offers picnic shelters, fishing, and accessible restrooms.

Ocean Isle Beach

Museum of Coastal Carolina

21 East Second Street Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469 LOCATION: The intersection of Causeway Drive and East 2nd Street. Turn left at intersection, the

museum will be on your left.

OPEN: Hours are seasonal. Check before visiting.

PHONE: (910) 579-1016 WEB SITE: www.museumofcc.org

COST: Admission charge.

Exhibits focus on the natural history and cultural heritage of the Coastal Carolinas. Permanent

exhibits include an extensive seashell collection, live sea animals, Native American artifacts, and

Civil War memorabilia.

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Silver Coast Winery

6680 Barbeque Road Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469 LOCATION: At the end of Barbeque Road. From NC 17, take NC 904 west. Go 1.3 miles to Russtown Road, turn right. Go 1.5 miles to Barbeque Road, turn right. Follow road to the end. HOURS: Monday - Saturday, 11 am - 6 pm, Sunday, 12 noon - 5 pm. Seasonal hours January March PHONE: 910-287-2800 WEB SITE: www.silvercoastwinery.com VARIETIES OF WINES: Seyval Blanc, Chardonnay, Rose, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Barbera, White Merlot, Sangiovese, Touriga, Cape Fear Blood Wine Silver Coast Winery is a working winery with an annual production of 5,400 cases. Learn about wine making step-by-step during a tour that takes you from the vineyard to the wine cellar.

Southport

Historic Southport

PO Box 10014 Southport, NC 28461 LOCATION: Approximately 28 miles from Wilmington on NC 133 South.

OPEN: Hours are seasonal. Check before visiting.

PHONE: (910) 457-7927 WEB SITE: www.southport-oakisland.com

COST: Free. A dmission is charged for the candlelight walking tour of historic homes.

The quaint harbor and fishing town on the Cape Fear River, founded in 1754, is home to many

beautiful historic structures including the Northrop Century Mall which was built in the1880s . Many of

the historic homes and buildings may be viewed by taking either a walking or driving tour of the town.

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North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport

PO Box 11101

Southport, NC 28416

LOCATION: 116 North Howe Street in downtown Southport.

OPEN: Tuesday - Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm.

PHONE: (910) 457-0003 WEB SITE: www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/maritime

COST: Admission charge

The Museum seeks to preserve the vast nautical history of the Lower Cape Fear region. A research

library and classroom provide classes and hands-on projects for both children and adults.

Sunset Beach

Ingram Planetarium

7625 High Market Street Sunset Beach, NC 28468 LOCATION: Near the junction of NC 179 and NC 904 behind Food Lion in a development called The Village at Sunset Beach. HOURS: Summer Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 2 pm - 8 pm. Call for other times. TELEPHONE (910)575-0033 WEB SITE: www.ingramplanetarium.org COST: Admission charge The Ingram Planetarium and Science Center is a state-of-the-art facility offering programs on astronomy and the planets for all ages. Hands-on exhibits bring the stars into closer focus for Planetarium visitors. This facility is a part of the Museum of Coastal Carolina.

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Winnabow

Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site

8884 St. Phillips Road SE

Winnabow, NC 28479

LOCATION: South of Orton Plantation off NC 133,

OPEN: Hours are seasonal. Check before visiting.

PHONE: (910) 371-6613 WEB SITE: www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/hs/brunswic/brunswic.htm

COST: Free. Donations are accepted.

The site includes remains of the colonial port town of Brunswick, and the great earth mounds of the

Confederate States of America's Fort Anderson. St. Phillips Anglican Church is one feature of the

site. Exhibits of artifacts from the site are housed in the visitors center.

Orton Gardens

9149 Orton Road SE

Winnabow, NC 28479

LOCATION: NC 133 between Wilmington and Southport.

OPEN: March - August: 8 am - 6 pm. September - November: 10 am - 5 pm. Closed December February. Closed Thanksgiving Day.

PHONE: (910) 371-6851 WEB SITE: www.ortongardens.com

COST: Admission charge.

Take a self-guided tour of an early Cape Fear River plantation garden. Orton Gardens is noted for

spectacular plantings and a beautiful chapel. View magnificent oaks, magnolias, cypress and pine

trees. Peak azalea season is mid-April. The house on the grounds is not open to the public.

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Camden County

South Mills

Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center

2356 US 17 North South Mills, NC 27976-9425 LOCATION: Three miles south of the Virginia/North Carolina border on US 17. OPEN: Welcome Center hours are seasonal. Check before visiting. Vending area open 24 hours a day. PHONE: (252) 771-8333 WEB SITE: www.DismalSwamp.com COST: Free The accessible welcome center features a classroom, auditorium and exhibit space. A separate restroom is available for persons requiring special assistance. An adjacent park has a picnic area, boat ramp, marina, primitive group campsite, and family campground. An accessible fishing pier and campsites are also available.

Dismal Swamp State Natural Area

c/o Merchants Millpond State Park Route 1, Box 141-A Gatesville, NC 27938 LOCATION: Approximately three miles south of the North Carolina-Virginia state line on US 17.

Easiest access found at the Dismal Swamp Canal Visitors Center.

OPEN: Hours are seasonal. Check before visiting.

PHONE: (252) 357-1191

WEB SITE: nature.org/wherewework/northamerica/states/northcarolina/preserves/art5602.html

COST: Free

The Great Dismal Swamp is the largest swamp in the eastern US. It is a habitat for rare plant and

animal species, and is home to black bear.

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Carteret County

Atlantic Beach

Fort Macon State Park

PO Box 127 Atlantic Beach, NC 28512 LOCATION: Take US 70 across Bogue Sound. Turn on to Fort Macon Road.

OPEN: Daily from 9 am. - 5 pm. Closed Christmas Day.

PHONE: (252) 726-3775

COST: Free to visit park with fees for certain amenities.

The Park, surrounding the historic fort, has an accessible bathhouse, a ramp to the beach, and a

covered observation deck. Fort Macon State Park loans beach wheelchairs on a first-come-first

served basis. Fort Macon itself has steep slopes, steps, and high thresholds at most doorways.

Beaufort

Beaufort Historic Site

PO Box 363 Beaufort, NC 28516 LOCATION: Go 2 blocks south on Turner Street and the Beaufort Historic Site will be on your left.

Parking is located on either side of Turner Street or in a parking lot on the right.

OPEN: Historical Center - April - November: Monday - Saturday, 9:30 am - 5 pm. December March: Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm.

PHONE: (252) 728-5225 WEB SITE: www.beauforthistoricsite.org

COST: Free. However, there is a charge for special tours.

The tour includes the Josiah Bell House (1825), Carteret County Courthouse (1796), Apothecary

Shop (1859), Carteret County Jail (1829), the John C. Manson House, the Leffers Cottage (1778),

and the Mattie King Davis Art Gallery which is located in the Rustell House (1732). There is a

portable ramp available to provide entrance to all buildings.

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North Carolina Maritime Museum

315 Front Street Beaufort, NC 28516 LOCATION: The Beaufort waterfront, a short distance from US 70. OPEN: Both the museum and the Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center are open year-round. Hours are Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm. Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm. Sunday, 1 - 5 pm. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. PHONE: (252) 782-7317 WEB SITE: http://www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/maritime/default.htm COST: Free The Museum focuses on maritime history and coastal natural history. Exhibits highlight coastal birds, fish and mammal species, marine fossils, shell collections, maritime artifacts, salt water aquariums, decoys, indigenous small craft and ship models. Popular annual programs include: the Wooden Boat Show, Junior Sailing program, and a summer science school for children. Call ahead to make reservations or arrange group tours.

Bogue Banks

Public Beach Access

All the public beach access areas feature dune walkways, access for people with disabilities to the dune crest and the beach and reserved parking spaces. Indian Beach Access is the only location without a deck or gazebo. The other locations listed have either an accessible deck or gazebo. The beach access areas are: Les & Sally Moore Public Beach Access - NC 58 and New Bern Avenue The Bathhouse - West Drive and Atlantic Boulevard, at the base of the Atlantic Beach Causeway Memorial Park - Near mile marker 6 on NC 58 Iron Steamer Regional Access - NC 58, just west of the former Iron Steamer Pier and Hotel Salter Path Access - The middle of Bogue Banks between Hoffman Beach Road and Frost Lane Indian Beach Access - Just south of the Salter Path Post Office, near Town Hall

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Morehead City

The History Place

1008 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557 LOCATION: Downtown Morehead City. OPEN: All year. Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm. Closed major holidays. PHONE: (252) 247-7533 WEB SITE: www.thehistoryplace.org COST: Free; donations are welcome. The History Place displays the heritage of Carteret County through artifacts from all walks of life. Exhibits are dedicated to farming, tourism, menhaden fishing, whaling, boat building, and the Civil War. The History Place is the home of the Carteret County Historical Society, Rodney B. Kemp Museum Gallery, Jack Spencer Goodwin Research Library, and Les A. Ewen Auditorium.

Pine Knoll Shores

North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores

1 Roosevelt Drive Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512

LOCATION: At mile marker 7 on NC 58 turn onto Pine Knoll Boulevard; turn left at Roosevelt Drive. OPEN: Daily: 9 am - 5 pm. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. PHONE: (252) 247-4003 or 1-866-294-3477 WEB SITE: www.ncaquariums.com COST: Fee for adults. Reduced rates for adults 62 and over and kids 6 -17. Children under 6 and NC Aquarium Society members free. Free on Veterans' Day and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday. The expanded Aquarium provides a view of North Carolina's aquatic life from the mountains to the sea. The show stopper is the 306,000 gallon Living Shipwreck display, featuring sand tiger sharks, schools of fish, stingrays and other marine life swimming around a replica of a German U-boat that sank off Cape Lookout in World War II. River otters in their river bank habitat are another crowdpleaser. The Aquarium features a mountain waterfall, trout pool and many other freshwater creatures and their habitats. The nearly 40 exhibits include a jellyfish gallery, sportfishing display and a cypress swamp display. Touch pools allow personal contact with stingrays, whelks and other creatures. The parking lot, entrance, exhibits, restrooms, and some outdoor facilities are wheelchair accessible.

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Theodore Roosevelt Natural Area

1 Roosevelt Dr. Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512 LOCATION: Adjacent to the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores OPEN: All year. Schedule varies by season. COST: Trail use is free. One of the few remaining maritime forests on the NC coast, the Theodore Roosevelt Natural Area was donated to the state by the family of the 26th President.

Chowan County

Edenton

A Century of Chowan Through Photographs

Swain Center 200 East Church Street Edenton, NC 27932 LOCATION: At the intersection of Church and Court Streets in Edenton. OPEN: Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm. PHONE: (252) 482-8005 WEB SITE: www.chowanarts.org COST: Free "A Century of Chowan Through Photographs" is a permanent exhibit depicting life in Chowan County from 1850 to 1954. Treasured photographs from many families create a historical portrait of this community during the last century.

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Historic Edenton

PO Box 474 Edenton, NC 27932 LOCATION: 108 North Broad Street in Edenton. OPEN: Hours are seasonal. Check before visiting. PHONE: (252) 482-2637 WEB SITE: www.visitedenton.com COST: Fee charged for guided tour. Advance arrangements for tour and photo review of inaccessible areas encouraged. Walking tours depart from the Visitors Center daily. Interpretive trolley tours also depart daily from Visitors Center. The trolley has one wheelchair accessible space and a lift. The tours includes St. Paul's Episcopal Church (1736), the Cupola House National Historic Landmark (1758), the Chowan County Courthouse National Historic Landmark (1767), and the James Iredell House (1800/1827). Private homes are open only during special events. Some homes may be viewed by making arrangements in advance.

Craven County

New Bern

Attmore-Oliver House Museum

510 Pollock Street New Bern, NC 28560 LOCATION: In Historic New Bern, two blocks east of Tryon Palace. OPEN: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 1 - 4 pm. Other times by appointment. PHONE: (252) 638-8558 WEB SITE: www.newbernhistorical.org COST: There is a charge for adults. Children are admitted free. Built in 1790 by prominent New Bernian Samuel Chapman, and extensively remodelled in 1834, the home is furnished with 18th and 19th century antiques. Also featured are Civil War memorabilia and a unique doll collection.

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Tryon Palace Historic Sites and Gardens

PO Box 1007 New Bern, NC 28563 LOCATION: In Historic New Bern at 610 Pollock Street. Follow George Street to Pollock Street and turn right. To park, turn left from Pollock Street on to Eden Street; and a lot will be on your right. OPEN: Seasonal hours. Closed Thanksgiving, December 24 - 26 and New Year's Day. PHONE: (252) 514-4900 or (800) 767-1560 WEB SITE: www.tryonpalace.org COST: Admission charge. Groups of 20 or more should make reservations in advance. Tryon Palace is a reconstruction of the 18th century royal governor's residence and government house for the Colony of North Carolina. A tour includes formal gardens, restored homes and a museum. The Visitors Center is accessible. A ramp provides wheelchair access to the first floor of Tryon Palace. There is a photo album of upstairs rooms for visitors who cannot or choose not to tour the second floor. Other sites have accessible first floors, but have entrance steps. These include: the Kitchen and Stable offices (1 step); Stanly House (4 steps); Dixon House (5 steps); Museum Gift Shop (5 steps); Craft and Garden Shop (1 step); and New Bern Academy (2 steps).

Currituck County

Corolla

The Whalehead Club at Currituck Heritage Park

1100 Club Road Corolla, NC 27927 LOCATION: Currituck Heritage Park in Corolla. From the town of Duck go north to historic Corolla. The entrance to Currituck Heritage Park is on your left just before the Currituck Beach Lighthouse. OPEN: By appointment only PHONE: (252) 453-9040 WEB SITE: www.whaleheadclub.com COST: There is a charge for the tour of the Whalehead Club. Built in the 1920s, area residents refer to this restored hunt club as the "Crown Jewel of the Outer Banks." The Whalehead Club is situated on 28.5 acres, and is listed on the national Register of Historic Places. Call in advance to schedule a tour. There is a charge for tours.

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Knotts Island

Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge

PO Box 39

Knotts Island, NC 27850

LOCATION: Refuge is located one mile south of the Virginia/NC line on NC 615. Take the Currituck Sound Ferry to Knotts Island and follow signs. OPEN: The office is open weekdays from 8 am - 4 pm. Most of the refuge is open during daylight hours. Areas around the Refuge's impoundments, some open water areas, and most marshland are closed mid October to mid March. The Refuge is also closed for deer hunts in the fall and early winter. Call prior to a visit for the latest schedule. PHONE: (252) 429-3100 WEB SITE: www.fws.gov/mackayisland COST: Free The Refuge is located along the Atlantic Flyway, making it an important nesting area for thousands of ducks, geese, and swans during the fall and winter. Most of the refuge's 8,024 acres is slightly brackish marsh where marshland wildlife thrives. The refuge office/visitors center is fully accessible. An overlook along NC 615, part of the Kuralt Trail, is accessible via a ramp and provides spectacular views of Barleys Bay and the Great Marsh. One accessible parking space and accessible kiosks are adjacent to the ramp. A spotting scope for people who use wheelchairs is available on the overlook deck. An accessible fishing pier with parking is on the east end of the East Pool impoundment. The pier is open from mid-March - mid-October.

Martin Vineyards

213 Martin Farm Lane

Knotts Island, NC 27850

LOCATION: Three miles from the Currituck Sound Ferry Launch on NC 615. Follow the signs.

OPEN: June - October.

PHONE: (252) 429-3564 WEB SITE: www.martinvineyards.com/

COST: Free

Martin Vineyards offers a unique variety of wine styles in a picturesque island setting. Visitors may

purchase and pick their own grapes, peaches and apples. Outdoor paths are hard, firm, and

relatively easy to travel. The Vineyards' picnic grounds are available to visitors.

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Dare County

Frisco

Native American Museum and Natural History Center

PO Box 399 Frisco, NC 27936 LOCATION: NC 12 in the town of Frisco, between Buxton and Hatteras.

OPEN: All year. Tuesday - Friday, 11 am - 5 pm. Monday by appointment only.

PHONE: (252) 995-4440 WEB SITE: www.nativeamericanmuseum.org

COST: Admission charge.

The Museum houses a nationally recognized collection of Native American artifacts. Other exhibits

highlight the natural history of the Outer Banks. Items from East Carolina University's archeological

dig at Buxton Village, and a dugout canoe discovered on museum property are also on display.

Kill Devil Hills

Wright Brothers National Memorial

800 Colington Road Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 LOCATION: NC 158 bypass in Kill Devil Hills.

OPEN: Summer: daily, 9 am - 6 pm. Winter: daily, 9 am - 5 pm. Closed Christmas Day.

PHONE: (252) 441-7430

COST: Admission charge.

Take a look at the site of man's first mechanized flight. Start at the Centennial Pavilion and visit the

exhibit hall with a full size replica of the Wright Brothers' original plane, and artifacts and memorabilia

celebrating the first flight. Travel the grounds to see two sheds representing what the brothers built at

their base camp, the runways they used, and the monument honoring their achievement.

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Manteo

Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge

PO Box 1969

Manteo, NC 27954

LOCATION: Fifteen miles west of Manteo on US 64/264. HOURS: All year, during daylight hours only (from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset). PHONE: (252) 473-1131 WEB SITE: alligatorriver.fws.gov COST: Free The Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge is a broad expanse of wildlands and waters. A driving tour and trails offer many wildlife viewing opportunities. Black bear, deer, river otters, red wolves, a variety of birds, reptiles, and amphibians are among the creatures seen by visitors. During the winter, flocks of migratory birds provide an outstanding opportunity for birdwatchers.

Elizabethan Gardens

1411 National Park Drive

Manteo, NC 27954

LOCATION: Two miles west of Manteo, off US 64.

OPEN: Hours are seasonal. Check before visiting.

PHONE: (252) 473- 3234 WEB SITE: www.elizabethangardens.org

COST: Admission charge.

The Elizabethan Gardens' many varieties of plants, wildflowers, indigenous shrubs and trees will

appeal to nature lovers. History buffs will enjoy visiting the site of the first English colony in the New

World, as well as the historic gate house.

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Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

1401 National Park Drive

Manteo, NC 27954

LOCATION: US 64-264, three miles north of Manteo.

OPEN: Summer: 9 am - 7 pm. Winter: 9 am - 5 pm. Closed Christmas Day.

PHONE: (252) 473-5772

COST: Free

Building reconstructions, exhibits, live drama, and lectures by park interpreters help visitors to Fort

Raleigh better understand the first English colony in the New World. Exhibits focus on those who

tried to build the settlement, as well as the people who backed the first colony from the safety of

England. Tours start with a park orientation video that is close-captioned.

The Lost Colony Outdoor Drama

1409 Highway 64/264

Manteo, NC 27954

LOCATION: Two miles west of Manteo, off US 64/264.

OPEN: Performances are held from early June to late August. Please call for details.

PHONE: (252) 473-3414 or 1-800-488-5012

COST: Admission charge.

The Lost Colony recounts the mysterious disappearance of 117 men, women and children who tried

to settle the New World. Set in the Waterside Theater, on the edge of the Roanoke sound, this

outdoor drama has been performed since 1937. Actors who have performed in past productions of

the Lost Colony include Andy Griffith and Lynn Redgrave.

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North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island

PO Box 967 Manteo, NC 27954 LOCATION: Three miles north of Manteo, on Airport Road.

OPEN: All year. Labor Day to Memorial Day, 9 am - 5 pm. Memorial Day to Labor Day, 9 am - 7 pm .

Closed Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Thanksgiving .

PHONE: (252) 473-3493 WEB SITE: www.ncaquariums.com/ri/riindex.htm

COST: Admission charge.

The Aquarium's exhibits highlight local freshwater and ocean environments. The centerpiece of the

Aquarium is a 285,000 gallon ocean tank. A 1/3 scale replica of the USS Monitor shares the giant

tank with sharks, schools of fish, and sea turtles. Varied educational programs are offered

throughout the year. Call or write for a quarterly calendar of events.

Roanoke Island Festival Park

One Festival Plaza

Manteo, NC 27954

LOCATION: Ten minutes from Nags Head, Kitty Hawk, across from the Manteo waterfront.

OPEN: Hours are seasonal. Check before visiting.

PHONE: (252) 475-1500 WEB SITE: www.roanokeisland.com

COST: Admission charge. Reduced rate to groups, children, senior citizens.

This popular State Historic Site is home to the Elizabeth II, a vessel representative of the ship which

brought the first settlers to Roanoke Island. Site features include a visitors center, two indoor

theaters, a museum, art gallery, outdoor theater, boardwalks and museum store.

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Nags Head

Jockey's Ridge State Park

Box 592 Nags Head, NC 27959 LOCATION: NC 158 bypass at mile post 12. OPEN: November - February: 8 am - 6 pm. March and October: 8 am - 7 pm. April, May and September: 8 am - 8 pm. June - August: 8 am - 9 pm. PHONE: (252) 441-7132 WEB SITE: www.ils.unc.edu/parkproject/visit/jori/home.html COST: Free Jockey's Ridge is the tallest dune on the East Coast. The park has a visitors center, auditorium, museum, picnic shelters, restrooms, boardwalk/dune viewing area, and a multipurpose pavilion. Kite flying, hang gliding and sand climbing are popular activities.

Rodanthe

Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge

PO Box 1969 Manteo, NC 27954 LOCATION: NC 12. Go from Oregon Inlet to the village of Rodanthe. OPEN: Refuge, trail and beach open year-round during daylight hours. Visitors center is open daily from 9 am - 4 pm (April - November). Weekends only during the winter. PHONE: (252) 987-2394 - Visitors center, or (252) 473-1131 - Headquarters WEB SITE: www.fws.gov/peaisland COST: Free The refuge has 12.2 miles of pristine beach and several miles of additional habitat area. North Pond Trail is located 4.5 miles south of Oregon Inlet and is accessible. Platforms along the trail provide opportunities to observe wildlife. The North Pond Trail comfort station has accessible restrooms. Two kiosks along NC 12 provide information on the Refuge and its inhabitants. The Pea Island Visitors Center is accessible and offers interpretive exhibits, information desk, and a store.

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Gates County

Gatesville

Merchants Millpond State Park

71 US 158 East Gatesville, NC 27938 LOCATION: US 158 between Sunbury and Gatesville.

OPEN: November-February: 8 am -6 pm. March and October: 8 am - 7 pm. April, May, and

September: 8 am -8 pm. June-August: 8 am - 9 pm. Closed Christmas Day.

PHONE: (252) 357-1191 WEB SITE: ils.unc.edu/parkproject/visit/memi/home.html

COST: Park admission is free. There are fees for camping, canoe rental, and picnic shelter rental.

The Park offers a variety of accessible facilities. The 0.33 mile Cypress Point Trail is wheelchair

accessible. There is also an accessible campsite, picnic tables, restrooms, and parking.

Hertford County

Murfreesboro

Brady C. Jefcoat Museum of Americana

201 West High Street Murfreesboro, NC 27855 LOCATION: The intersection of Liberty and High streets. From Main Street in Murfreesboro turn on to Liberty Street. Liberty Street will dead end into High Street. OPEN: Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm. Sunday, 2 - 5 pm. PHONE: (252) 398-5922 or (252) 398-8054 WEB SITE: www.murfreesboronc.com/historic/tour/jefcoat.htm COST: Admission charge The Murfreesboro High School building (1922) houses an incredible collection of Americana collected by Brady C. Jefcoat. More than 11,000 items represent American culture from 1850 to 1950. The Museum's three levels are accessible via elevator.

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Historic Murfreesboro

116 E. Main Street

Murfreesboro, NC 27855

LOCATION: US 158 in Murfreesboro. Follow signs to the historic district.

OPEN: Roberts-Vaughn House: Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm.

PHONE: (252) 398-5922 WEB SITE: www.murfreesboronc.com

COST: Fee charged for tours

This restored river port town features structures listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Tour highlights include North Carolina's oldest commercial brick structure, the Rea Museum (1790),

and the Roberts-Vaughn House.The entrance and first floor of the Roberts-Vaughn House are

accessible.

Hyde County

Engelhard

Historic Lake Landing Driving Tour

US 264 and SR 1108, SR 1110 and SR 1114 Engelhard, NC 27824 LOCATION: Eastern Hyde County, primarily along US 264 OPEN: All year PHONE: (252) 926-9171 WEB SITE: http://www.hydecounty.org/tours/hc-tours.htm#Landmarks COST: None The 13,400 acre Lake Landing National Register Historic District is located in eastern Hyde County. The District was once part of the Mattamuskeet Indian Reservation. By the late 1720s European settlers purchased land from the Indians and began growing crops and building houses. Today, this agricultural district preserves superior examples of rural architectural. There is an accessible rest stop on US 264 in Engelhard. The icons are for the rest stop.

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Ocracoke

Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum

49 Water Plant Road

Ocracoke, NC 27960

LOCATION: Near the National Park visitors center in Ocracoke

OPEN: Easter - Thanksgiving. Other times by appointment.

PHONE: (252)928-7375 WEB SITE: www.ocracokemuseum.org

COST: Free

The Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum is located in the house built by the first keeper of the Ocracoke Lifesaving Station. The Museum offers visitors a glimpse of Ocracoke's history through displays, artifacts, and historic photographs.

Swan Quarter

Mattamuskeet Lodge

38 Mattamuskeet Road Swan Quarter, NC 27885 LOCATION: The grounds of Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge off NC 94. The entrance road is about 1.5 miles north of the NC 94 and US 264 intersection. OPEN: The lodge is closed, the grounds are open all year. PHONE: (252) 926-1422 WEB SITE: www.hydecounty.org/attractions/mattamuskeetlodge.htm COST: Free Mattamuskeet Lodge, on Lake Mattamuskeet, is one of 33 sites on the Historic Albemarle Tour. Although the Lodge is closed to the public, visitors may still visit the grounds and learn the unique story of the Lodge. This site is equipped with an AM radio transmitter which broadcasts information about the site and its history. Signs advise you to tune your car radio to the transmitter's frequency and you'll learn about the Lodge from the convenience of your vehicle.

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Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge

38 Refuge Road Swan Quarter, NC 27885 LOCATION: Nine miles east of Swan Quarter via US 264 and NC 94 in Hyde County.

OPEN: The refuge is open daylight hours only.

PHONE: (252)926-4021 WEB SITE: www.fws.gov/mattamuskeet

COST: Free

The 50,180-acre Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge consists marsh land, timber, croplands and

North Carolina's largest natural lake...Lake Mattamuskeet. The refuge is open to the public for

wildlife viewing, hunting and fishing. Mattamuskeet's Wildlife Drive is a 5-mile long gravel road

bordering the southern shore of Lake Mattamuskeet. A variety of animals and birds can be seen

along this drive, and the 3-mile long entrance road to the Refuge headquarters. A short nature trail is

located near the headquarters. Each winter, thousands of waterfowl, and birdwatchers, return to the

Refuge.

Swan Quarter National Wildlife Refuge

c/o Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge 38 Refuge Road Swan Quarter, NC 27885 LOCATION: Southwest of Lake Mattamuskeet, on the south side of US 264 on the Rose Bay access road. OPEN: The refuge is open daylight hours only. PHONE: (252) 926-4021 WEB SITE: www.fws.gov/swanquarter COST: Free Swan Quarter National Wildlife Refuge is 16,411-acres of salt marsh island and forested wetlands interspersed with potholes, creeks, and drains. The 1,000-foot long Bell Island fishing pier is the most popular feature of the Refuge. The fishing pier is accessed via a 2-mile dirt road off US 264 just west of Swan Quarter. Signs along US 264 will direct you to the turn off. The fishing pier is accessible. The Refuge does not have a visitors center or restrooms.

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New Hanover County

Carolina Beach

Carolina Beach State Park

PO Box 475 Carolina Beach, NC 28428 LOCATION: Off Dow Road, 10 miles south of Wilmington on US 421. OPEN: All year, except Christmas Day. November - February: 8 am - 6 pm; March and October: 8 am - 7 pm; April and September: 8 am - 8 pm; May - August: 8 am - 10 pm. PHONE: (910) 458-8206 - Park Office or (910) 458-7770 - Marina WEB SITE: ils.unc.edu/parkproject/visit/cabe/home.html COST: Free Carolina Beach State Park has a picnic area, two boat ramps, two primitive group camp sites and family camping. A marina is located on the premises. An accessible fishing pier and campsites are also available. The accessible visitors center includes a classroom, auditorium and exhibits. Educational programs are provided throughout the year.

Kure Beach

Fort Fisher State Historic Site

PO Box 169 Kure Beach, NC 28449 LOCATION: On US 421 south of Kure Beach.

OPEN: April - October: Monday - Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm. Sunday, 1 - 5 pm. November - March:

Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm. Closed Sunday and Monday.

PHONE: (910) 458-5538 WEB SITE: www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/hs/fisher/fisher.htm

COST: Free, but donations are accepted.

During the Civil War, Fort Fisher was the largest earthen fortification in the South. It guarded the

seaport of Wilmington. Fort Fisher fell to Union forces in January 1865, following the largest

land-sea battle of its time. Much of the earthen fort remains. An Anderson Gun is on display near the

Fort. The giant cannon had been confiscated by Union troops after the battle.

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Fort Fisher State Recreation Area

PO Box 243 Kure Beach, NC 28449 LOCATION: Five miles south of Carolina Beach, off US 421.

OPEN: All year. Concession stand and protected swimming area open Memorial Day - Labor Day,

10 am - 6 pm.

PHONE: (910) 458-5798 WEB SITE: ils.unc.edu/parkproject/visit/fofi/home.html

COST: Free

Fort Fisher State Recreation Area features a variety of recreational activities including

beachcombing, swimming, surf fishing, hiking and bird watching. A concession stand is open and

lifeguards are available from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Environmental education programs are

conducted throughout the year. Workshop participants may participate in hands-on outdoor activities

as well as classroom studies. An accessible visitors contact station is also on site.

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher

900 Loggerhead Road Kure Beach, NC 28449-3786 LOCATION: US 421 south of Kure Beach, About 15 miles south of Wilmington. OPEN: Daily 9 am - 5 pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. PHONE: (910) 458-8257 WEB SITE: www.ncaquariums.com COST: Admission charge. Visiting the Fort Fisher Aquarium is like traveling the length of the Cape Fear River. Visitors stroll through a half-acre freshwater conservatory, an indoor salt marsh, and the coral-reef canyons beyond the river's mouth. See alligators, sharks, moray eels, sea turtles, stingrays, sea horses and more. Talk with a diver during one of the two daily dive shows. You may also sign up for a surfing class, canoe trip, surf fishing workshop or summer camp. You will also find a gift shop, food, refreshments and outdoor gardens at the Aquarium.

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Wilmington

Airlie Gardens

PO Box 210

Wilmington, NC 28402

LOCATION: Seven miles east of Wilmington, near Wrightsville Beach.

OPEN: Late March - early May. WEB SITE: www.airliegardens.org

PHONE: (910) 763-4646 or 1-800-334-0684

COST: Admission charge.

Airlie Gardens was the site of a 19th century rice plantation. The grounds overlook Money Island on Wrightsville Sound, where Captain Kidd is said to have buried his treasure. The spectacular gardens are a springtime delight, with azaleas and camellias in abundance. Spacious lawns, lakes and rare trees (including moss-draped live oaks) are among the gardens' attractions. Airlie Gardens' visitors may either stroll through the gardens or drive-through the attraction. Some paths are wheelchair accessible. The main house is not open to the public.

Battleship North Carolina

Battleship Drive

PO Box 480

Wilmington, NC 28402-0480

LOCATION: The intersection of US 17, US 74, US 76 and NC 42. The site is 12 miles from I-40.

OPEN: Mid-May - mid-September: 8 am - 8 pm. Mid-September - mid-May: 8 am - 5 pm.

PHONE: (910) 251-5797 WEB SITE: www.battleshipnc.com

COST: Admission charge.

At the time of her commissioning, the USS North Carolina was considered the world's greatest sea

weapon. During World War II, she earned 15 battle stars and participated in every major naval

offensive in the Pacific, from Guadalcanal to Okinawa. The deck of the Battleship and places of

assembly onboard are accessible. Interiors of the exhibition hall, memorial area, visitors center and

gift shop are accessible. Most ground surfaces are hard-packed or paved. The Battleship has a

wheelchair which may be loaned to a visitor touring the site.

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Bellamy Mansion Museum of History and Design Arts

503 Market Street PO Box 1176 Wilmington, NC 28402 LOCATION: At the Corner of 5th Avenue and Market Street in Downtown Wilmington

OPEN: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm. Sunday, 1 - 5 pm.

PHONE: (910) 251-3700 WEB SITE: www.bellamymansion.org

COST: Admission charge.

Built as the city residence of prominent planter, Dr. John D. Bellamy, the Bellamy Mansion is one of

Wilmington's most spectacular examples of antebellum architecture. Tours emphasize the

architecture, construction and restoration of the house. Two gallery spaces feature changing exhibits

on architectural history, historic preservation and the design arts. Information for a self-guided tour is

available upon request in Spanish, French or German.

Burgwin-Wright Museum House and Gardens

224 Market Street Wilmington, NC 28401 LOCATION: The corner of Market and 3rd Streets in Downtown Wilmington

OPEN: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm. Group tours by appointment.

PHONE: (910) 762-0570 WEB SITE: www.geocities.com/picketfence/garden/4354

COST: Admission charge.

This Georgian style home was built in the 1770s on the massive foundations of the abandoned town

jail. The Burgwin-Wright House is an excellent example of a Colonial gentleman's townhouse. Built

by John Burgwin, treasurer of the Colony of Carolina, the home served as headquarters for Lord

Cornwallis during the Revolutionary War.

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Cameron Art Museum

3201 South 17th Street Wilmington, NC 28412 LOCATION: The intersection of Independence Boulevard and 17th Street.

OPEN: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm. Sunday, 10:30 am - 4 pm. Closed Monday.

PHONE: (910) 395-5999 WEB SITE: www.cameronartmuseum.com

COST: Admission charge.

This 42,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility features a permanent collection of North Carolina and American art from the 19th century to the present, including the color prints of Mary Cassatt. Guests may visit the Pancoe Art Education Center, expansive museum shop, the sculpture garden, and the Forks restaurant. The museum's 10-acre campus features restored Confederate defensive mounds built during the Civil War battle of Forks Road. The Museum has wheelchairs for loan to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis.

Cape Fear Museum

814 Market Street

Wilmington, NC 28401

LOCATION: Near downtown Wilmington on Market Street.

OPEN: Memorial Day - Labor Day: Monday - Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm. Sunday, 2 - 5 pm. Labor Day Memorial Day: Tuesday - Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm. Sunday, 2 - 5 pm. Closed Monday.

PHONE: (910) 341-4350 WEB SITE: www.capefearmuseum.com

COST: Admission charge for adults and children over age 5. There is no admission charge for

visitors with disabilities.

Cape Fear Museum chronicles the history of the Lower Cape Fear Region. A variety of programs are

offered for children and adults. The Museum also features exhibits and programs highlighting the

ecological diversity of the region.

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Cape Fear Riverboats ­ Henrietta III

106 South Water Street

Wilmington, NC 28402

LOCATION: Docked at the foot of Dock Street on Cape Fear River, South Water Street..

OPEN: April - December: Tuesday - Sunday.

PHONE: (910) 343-1611 WEB SITE: www.cfrboats.com

COST: Admission charge.

The accessible Henrietta III seats 600 passengers for panoramic cruises of the Wilmington waterfront and the scenic Cape Fear River. The main and second decks feature a dining room and dance

floor area. It is carpeted, heated and air conditioned for comfort. The upper deck is open to the

elements, but is covered by a canopy. Write or call to obtain information about special events such

as narrated sight-seeing cruises and dinner/dance cruises. The accessible dock is located at 106

South Water Street. Parking is in a nearby municipal deck.

The Children's Museum of Wilmington

116 Orange Street Wilmington, NC 28401 LOCATION: Downtown Wilmington on Orange Street OPEN: Monday - Friday 10 am - 5 pm . Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm. Sunday, 1 - 6 pm. PHONE: (910) 254-3534 WEB SITE: www.playwilmington.org COST: Admission charge. A hands-on learning through play center for Wilmington area children and visitors. Interactive play stations invite imagination, exploration, introspection, interaction and creativity. Through playful settings, children and adults can share in the excitement of fun and learning together! Call for information on special events, school field trips, and birthday parties.

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Latimer House Museum and Gardens

126 South Third Street Wilmington, NC 28401 LOCATION: Downtown Wilmington's historic district.

OPEN: Sunday, 12 noon - 5 pm.

PHONE: (910) 762-0492

COST: Admission charge.

This Italianate style home was built prior to the Civil War by prominent Wilmington merchant Zebulon Latimer. The Latimer family lived in the home until 1963. The structure was then restored by the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society. The house is surrounded by a restored Victorian garden.

Poplar Grove Plantation

10200 US 17 North

Wilmington, NC 28411

LOCATION: On US 17, approximately nine miles north of Wilmington at Scotts Hill.

OPEN: Monday - Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm. Sunday, 12 noon - 5 pm. Closed Easter Sunday and

Thanksgiving Day. Closed the week of Christmas through the first Monday in February.

PHONE: (910) 762-0492 WEB SITE: www.poplargrove.com

COST: There is a fee for the Manor House tour and craft demonstrations.

Located on one of the South's oldest peanut plantations, the 1850 Greek Revival manor house now

serves as a history museum. Costumed docents bring history to life through home tours, 19th

century craft demonstrations, and workshops. A museum store and restaurant are located adjacent

to the historic home. The playground and picnic area are open to the public at no charge.

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Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts

PO Box 371 Wilmington, NC 28402 LOCATION: 3rd Street in downtown Wilmington. Travel south on Market Street to 3rd Street and

take a right. Thalian Hall/City Hall will be 2 blocks north on your right.

OPEN: Box Office: Monday - Friday, 12 noon - 6 pm or until curtain on performance nights.

Saturday, 2 - 6 pm or until curtain on performance nights. Sunday, two hours prior to curtain time.

Closed if there is no performance.

PHONE: (910) 343-3664 WEB SITE: www.thalianhall.com

COST: Ticket charge for performances. There is a fee for a guided tour.

Thalian Hall (1858) is one of America's oldest and most beautiful opera houses. The Thalian Hall

Center for the Performing Arts hosts more than 250 theatre, dance, and musical performances each

year. Theatrical productions are staged by the Thalian Association, Opera House Productions, and

Tapestry Players. Thalian Hall is the last surviving theatre designed by the noted architect John

Montague Trimble.

Wilmington Railroad Museum

Red Cross and Water Streets

Wilmington, NC 28401

LOCATION: Across the street from Cape Fear Community College in the former Atlantic Coast Line

Rail Road Office Building; adjacent to the Coast Line Convention Center.

OPEN: Mid-March - mid-October: Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday, 1- 5 pm. Mid-October mid-March: Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm.

PHONE: (910) 763-2634 WEB SITE: www.wilmingtonrailroadmuseum.org

COST: Admission charge. Group rates are available.

The Museum tells the story of railroading during its heyday in Wilmington. Artifacts and memorabilia

have been collected from local citizens that interpret Wilmington's role as the center of railroad

history in the region. When the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad was completed in 1840, its 161

miles of track linked North and South in a steel web of commerce. Visitors can climb aboard a

steam locomotive, wander through a caboose, or enjoy the Museum's photographs and displays.

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Wilmington Historic District

Water and Market Streets c/o Cape Fear Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau Visitor Information Center 24 North Third Street Wilmington, NC 28401 LOCATION: The Convention and Visitors Bureau is located in the old New Hanover County

Courthouse at the corner of Third and Princess Streets.

OPEN: All year. Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5 pm. Saturday, 9 am - 4 pm. Sunday, 1 - 4 pm.

PHONE: (910) 341-4030 or 1-800-222-4757 WEB SITE: www.cape-fear.nc.us

COST: Free

Wilmington's Historic District is among the state's largest, covering 230 blocks. The accessible Riverfront Visitor Information Booth is located at Water and Market Streets on the Riverwalk. Tours are available all year via horse-drawn trolley and carriage, riverboat, trolley car, or on foot. Seasonal tours of homes, gardens, churches, are held throughout the District. A tour map is available at the Cape Fear Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Wrightsville Beach

Wrightsville Beach Museum of History

303 West Salisbury Street Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480 LOCATION: US 74, just past the Fire Station in Wrightsville Beach.

OPEN: Tuesday - Friday, 10 am - 4 pm. Saturday, 12 noon - 5 pm. Sunday, 1 - 5 pm. Closed

Monday.

PHONE: (910) 256-2569 WEB SITE: www.wbmuseum.com

COST: Admission charge.

The Museum is located in Myers Cottage, the second oldest cottage on the island. It is one of the

best examples of the architecture found in old Wrightsville Beach. Exhibits recall life on the island at

the turn of the century. Displays highlight barrier island heritage, the Civil War, hurricanes, and the

history of surfing.

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Onslow County

Jacksonville

Lynnwood Park Zoo

1071 Wells Road Jacksonville, NC 28540-5823 LOCATION: Just off NC 258 in Jacksonville on Wells Road.

OPEN: All year. Friday - Monday, 10 am - 6 pm.

PHONE: (910) 938-5848 WEB SITE: lynwoodzoo.tripod.com

COST: Admission charge.

Visit llama, emu, rhea, turtles, goats, prairie dogs, birds and reptiles during a self-guided tour at the

Lynnwood Park Zoo. Call in advance to schedule a guided group tour.

Swansboro

Hammocks Beach State Park

1572 Hammocks Beach Road Swansboro, NC 28584 LOCATION: NC 24, one mile west of Swansboro.

OPEN: September - May: 8 am - 6 pm. June - August: 8 am - 7 pm.

PHONE: (910) 326-4881 WEB SITE: ils.unc.edu/parkproject/visit/habe/home.html

COST: Free. Fee for ferry service.

Park visitors enjoy shell collecting, surf fishing, bird watching, photography, swimming, or just

relaxing in the beautiful surroundings. An accessible visitors center on the mainland has an exhibit

hall and auditorium. On Bear Island, an 892-acre barrier island, there is an accessible bathhouse,

and a few camping sites. A ferry transports visitors to Bear Island. The landing on the island is

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Pasquotank County

Elizabeth City

Elizabeth City State University Planetarium

Campus Box 845 1704 Weeksville Road Elizabeth City, NC 27909 LOCATION: On the campus of Elizabeth City State University, follow signs to the Jimmy R. Jenkins,

Sr. Science Center. The Planetarium is located on the first floor.

OPEN: Reservations required.

PHONE: (252) 335-3SKY WEB SITE: www.ecsuplanetarium.org

COST: Free.

The ECSU Planetarium serves the students, service clubs, organizations and private citizens of 21

northeastern counties. The Planetarium theatre has a 30-foot domed ceiling which allows its star

projector to accurately reproduce natural changes in the sky.

Elizabeth City's Historic Districts Walking Tour

400 South Water Street, Suite 101 Elizabeth City, NC 27909 LOCATION: Water Street next to Mariners' Wharf (NC 34). OPEN: All year PHONE: (252) 335-5330 WEB SITE: www.elizcity.com/attractions/local-attractions.shtml Self-guided tours of Elizabeth City's six historic districts feature the largest number of brick antebellum commercial buildings in the state. Free tour brochures available at the Elizabeth City Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Museum of the Albemarle, and the Dismal Swamp Visitors Center. All six of the city's historic districts are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

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Episcopal Cemetery

Elizabeth City, NC 27907

LOCATION: Historic downtown Elizabeth City, adjacent to the Museum of the Albemarle.

OPEN: During daylight hours.

PHONE: (252) 335-5330 WEB SITE: www.elizcity.com/attractions/local-attractions.shtml

COST: Free

Founded in 1828, the Cemetery contains gravestones and cast iron fences illustrating the funeral

traditions of the 19th and early 20th centuries. The Cemetery is listed in the National Register of

Historic Places

Mariner's Wharf

East Main Street at the City Docks Elizabeth City, NC 27907 LOCATION: The waterfront in downtown Elizabeth City. Take US 17 Business (Ehringhaus Street)

to the city's waterfront.

OPEN: All year.

PHONE: (252) 335-5330 WEB SITE: www.elizcity.com/attractions/local-attractions.shtml

COST: Free

Mariner's Wharf offers boaters free docking for 48 hours at one of the 14 complimentary slips. The

Rose Buddies, goodwill ambassadors for Elizabeth City, greet each boat with a rose and an

invitation to explore Elizabeth City and the Albemarle Region.

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Museum of the Albemarle

501 South Water Street Elizabeth City, NC 27909 LOCATION: South Water Street in historic downtown Elizabeth City, on the banks of the Pasquotank River. Take US 17 Business (Ehringhaus Street) to the waterfront. OPEN: Tuesday-Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm. Sunday, 2 - 5 pm. Closed Monday. Closed major state holidays PHONE: (252) 335-1453 WEB SITE: www.museumofthealbemarle.com COST: Free The Museum of the Albemarle promotes a greater understanding of the history and culture of the Albemarle region through its regional collections and education programs. The Museum of the Albemarle is a regional branch of the NC Museum of History.

Pender County

Burgaw

Bannerman Vineyard

2624 Stag Park Road Burgaw, NC 28425 LOCATION: 2.5 miles from the intersection of NC 53 and Stag Park Road.

OPEN: September - mid-October. Monday - Saturday, 9 am - 6 pm. Sunday, 12 noon - 6 pm.

PHONE: 910-259-5474 WEB SITE: www.ncagr.com/ncproducts

COST: Free

Bannerman Vineyard has been producing quality Muscadine grapes since 1973, and quality

Muscadine wine since 2005. Grapes, jams, jellies, boiled peanuts, and gift items are also on sale.

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Currie

Moores Creek National Battlefield

40 Patriots Hall Drive Currie, NC 28435 LOCATION: Twenty miles northwest of Wilmington. From I-40, take the NC 210 at the Rocky Point exit. Follow signs to the site. OPEN: Daily, 9 am - 5 pm. Closed Christmas and New Year's Day. PHONE: (910) 283-5591 WEB SITE: www.nps.gov/mocr COST: Free This Battlefield is the site of the first Patriot victory of the American Revolution. On February 27, 1776 the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge, although brief, demonstrated the surprising strength of the Patriots. It also ended royal authority in North Carolina, and encouraged leaders to vote for Independence from Great Britain.

Topsail Beach

The Topsail Island Museum - Missiles and More Museum

c/o The Historical Society of Topsail Island PO Box 2645 Surf City, NC 28445 LOCATION: Channel Boulevard on Topsail Island. Take US 17 to NC 210, and NC 210 to NC 50,

which becomes North Anderson Boulevard in Topsail Beach. Turn left on to Flake Avenue which

dead-ends at the museum located at 720 Channel Boulevard.

OPEN: April - mid-October: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 2 - 4 pm. Other times

by appointment.

PHONE: (910) 329-4446 or 1-800-626-2780 WEB SITE: topsailmissilesmuseum.org

COST: Free. There is a charge for leasing the Assembly Building.

Operated by the Historical Society of Topsail Island, the Museum's displays focus on Operation

Bumblebee, a US missile project that operated on Topsail Island during the 1940s.

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Perquimans County

Hertford

Historic Hertford Walking Tour

c/o Perquimans County Chamber of Commerce 118 West Market Street Hertford, NC 27944 LOCATION: Historic downtown Hertford. From US 17, turn onto Church Street into Historic Hertford.

Turn left at Market Street. Visitors center is on your right.

OPEN: Visitors center: Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm.

PHONE: (252) 426-5657 WEB SITE: www.perquimans.com

COST: Free

This self-guided walking tour includes waterfront homes, the historic county courthouse, and a

commercial district with antique stores and cafes. The Historic Hertford District is in the National

Register of Historic Places.

Newbold-White House

c/o Perquimans County Restoration Association

PO Box 103

Hertford, NC 27944

LOCATION: Midway between Edenton and Elizabeth City, off US 17 on Harvey Point Road.

OPEN: Forty-five minute guided tours available from March 1 until Thanksgiving, Tuesday Saturday, 10 am ­ 4 pm, Sunday, 2 pm ­ 5 pm. Tours are available at other times by appointment.

PHONE: (252) 426-7567 WEB SITE: www.newboldwhitehouse.com

COST: There is an admission charge; however, children five and under get in free.

Tours of the Newbold-White House provide a unique look at the historic restoration process. A visit

begins with a 10-minute orientation video in the visitors center. The visitors center also houses

exhibits of 18th century furnishings and decorative arts, a museum shoppe and restrooms. The

historic structure is located 200 yards from the visitors center. An a oyster shell walkway leads to the

building.

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Tyrrell County

Columbia

Columbia on the Scuppernong

c/o Tyrrell County Visitor's Center PO Box 55 Columbia, NC 27925 LOCATION: US 64 in Tyrrell County OPEN: All year WEB SITE: www.visittyrrellcounty.com/AboutTC PHONE: (252) 796-0723 - Visitor's Center COST: Free This river town boasts of buildings from the 19th century through World War I. Architectural styles represented include Victorian, Craftsman, Tudor Revival, and Romanesque. A self-guided driving or walking tour provides an opportunity for a closer look at the historic structures.

Columbia Theater Cultural Resources Center

304 Main Street PO Box 55 Columbia, NC 27925 LOCATION: One block north of US 64 on Main Street.

OPEN: Wednesday - Friday, 10 am - 4:40 pm. Saturday, 10 am - 2 pm.

PHONE: (252) 796-0723 WEB SITE: www.partnershipforthesounds.org

COST: Admission charge.

Artifacts and displays tell the history of fishing, farming and forestry in Tyrrel County. After the tour,

visit Box Office Antiques and Gifts on the first floor for a souvenir of your visit. The complex is

accessible. The Columbia Theater Cultural Resources Center is a Partnership for the Sounds

facility. Partnership for the Sounds is a non-profit organization promoting environmental education

and nature-based tourism in the Albemarle-Pamlico region.

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Scuppernong River Interpretive Trail

c/o Tyrrell County Visitor's Center

PO Box 55

Columbia, NC 27925

LOCATION: Behind the visitors center in Columbia.

OPEN: All year during daylight hours.

PHONE: (252) 796-0723 - Visitor's Center WEB SITE: www.visittyrrellcounty.com/AboutTC

COST: Free

The Trail is a 0.5-mile loop that meanders along the Scuppernong River through a pristine bottomland swamp. A walk down the Trail introduces visitors to the beauty of North Carolina's coastal sounds. Interpretive signs explain the blackwater swamp ecosystem and encourage visitors to look, listen and learn during their stroll.

Walter B. Jones, Sr. Center for the Sounds

c/o Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge PO Box 329 Columbia, NC 27925 LOCATION: Adjacent to the Tyrrell County Visitors Center and Department of Transportation rest area just past the Scuppernong River Bridge OPEN: Monday - Friday, 7:30 am. - 4 pm. PHONE: (252) 796-3004 WEB SITE: www.partnershipforthesounds.org/tcvc_home.htm COST: Free The Walter B. Jones, Sr. Center for the Sounds is the visitors center for the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. The Center features exhibits highlighting the pocosins and blackwater rivers that characterize the Refuge.

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Washington County

Creswell

Pettigrew State Park

2252 Lake Shore Road Creswell, NC, 27928 LOCATION: Seven miles south of Creswell off US 64.

OPEN: November-February: 8 am - 6 pm; March and October: 8 am - 7 pm; April, May, September:

8 am - 8 pm; June-August: 8 am - 9 pm. Closed Christmas Day.

PHONE: (252) 797-4475 WEB SITE :ils.unc.edu/parkproject/visit/pett/home.html

COST: Fee for camping.

Pettigrew State Park features a campground, dock, boat ramps, picnic area, nature trails, scenic

overlooks, a bike trail and a group camping site. All facilities at Cypress Point including the fishing

pier are accessible. Largemouth bass, yellow perch, pickerel, catfish and sunfish make their homes

in Lake Phelps. The park office and picnic area are accessible. The 0.1-mile trail to the Pocosin

Overlook is also accessible.

Somerset Place State Historic Site

2572 Lake Shore Road Creswell, NC 27928 LOCATION: Approximately 0.5 mile past the Pettigrew State Park headquarters.

OPEN: April - October: Monday - Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm. Sunday, 1 - 5 pm.

November - March: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm. Sunday, 1 - 4 pm.

PHONE: (252) 797-4560

WEB SITE: www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/hs/somerset/somerset.htm

COST: Free. Donations are accepted.

Somerset Place provides visitors a view of 19th century life on a large-scale plantation. The

plantation originally encompassed more than 100,000 densely wooded swampy acres bordering

Lake Phelps. The visitors center is accessible and restrooms are ADA compliant. Some visitors

may need assistance to access Collins Mansion.

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Plymouth

Port O'Plymouth Museum

302 East Water Street

Plymouth, NC 27962

LOCATION: The end of Water Street. Take Washington Street until it dead ends at Water Street.

Turn right and the museum will be on the left.

OPEN: Tuesday - Saturday, 9 am - 4 pm.

PHONE: (252) 793-1377 WEB SITE: www.livinghistoryweekend.com/port_o.htm

COST: Admission charge.

The museum has been called one of the top ten Civil War museums in the Carolinas. Located on

the Roanoke River in the 1923 Atlantic Coastline Railroad station many of the Museum's displays

focus on the 1864 Battle of Plymouth. It was the second largest Civil War battle fought in North

Carolina, involving 20,000 soldiers and sailors. A popular display is a replica of the CSS Albemarle, a

Confederate battleship which never lost an engagement to Union naval forces.

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NC Department of Transportation

Interstate Highway Rest Areas

I-95 North

Milepost

5 47 99 142

County

Robeson, Cumberland Johnston Nash

Location

5 miles north of the South Carolina state line (Welcome Center)* 1 mile south of Fayetteville 2 miles north of Selma 1.5 miles north of Dortches

I-95 South

Milepost

181 142 99 47

County

Northampton Nash Johnston Cumberland

Location

0.5 mile south of the Virginia state line (Welcome Center)* 1.5 miles north of Dortches 2 miles north of Selma

1 mile south of Fayetteville

I-85 North

Milepost

2 59 99 139 199

County

Cleveland Cabarrus Davidson Alamance Granville

Location

2 miles north of the South Carolina state line (Welcome Center) 1 mile north of Concord 1 mile southwest of Thomasville 3 miles west of Burlington

6 miles south of Oxford

I-85 South

Milepost

231 199 139 99 59

County

Warren Granville Alamance Davidson Cabarrus

Location

2 miles south of the Virginia state line (Welcome Center)* 6 miles south of Oxford 3 miles west of Burlington 1 mile southwest of Thomasville

1 mile north of Concord

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I-77 North

Milepost

1 39 72

County

Mecklenburg

Location

1.5 miles north of the South Carolina state line (Welcome Center)

Iredell

Yadkin

4 miles north of Mooresville

1 mile south of US 421

I-77 South

Milepost

106 63 39

County

Surry Iredell Iredell

Location

North Carolina/Virginia border (Welcome Center)* 1 mile south of N.C. 901 4 miles north of Mooresville

I-40 East

Milepost

10 82 136 177 324 364

County

Haywood McDowell Catawba Davie Johnston Duplin

Location

10.5 miles east of the Tennessee state line (Welcome Center)*

1 mile west of Marion

10 miles east of Hickory

18 miles west of Winston-Salem

1 mile north of US 301 (near Benson)

NC 24 near Warsaw*

I-40 West

Milepost

364 324 177 136 82 10

County

Duplin Johnston Davie Catawba McDowell Haywood

Location

NC 24 near Warsaw* 1 mile north of US 301 18 miles west of Winston-Salem 10 miles east of Hickory 1 mile west of Marion 10.5 miles east of the Tennessee state line

I-26 East

Milepost

10 6

County

Henderson Madison

Location

12 miles east of Asheville*

6 miles east of the Tennessee state line

I-26 West

Milepost

36 10

County

Polk Buncombe

Location

3 miles north of the South Carolina state line (Welcome Center)

12 miles east of Asheville*

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US Highway Rest Areas

Highway

17 17 17 19A/129 23/74 29 64 64 64/264 70 70 158 158 220 221 221 258 264 421 441/23

County

Camden Craven Brunswick Cherokee Haywood Caswell Washington Tyrrell Dare Craven Carteret Currituck Dare Richmond Watauga McDowell Hertford Hyde Sampson Macon

Location

1 mile south of the Virginia state line (Visitor Center)* 11 miles north of New Bern Shallotte Visitor Center State Route 1388 near Andrews 1 mile north of Blue Ridge Parkway. 2 miles south of the Virginia state line (Visitor Center) Plymouth Columbia Visitor Center* 2 miles west of Manteo State Route 1225 near Clarks Morehead City Visitor Center* 1.5 miles south of Coinjock Kitty Hawk Visitor Center 1 mile north of Ellerbe* 2 miles west of Blowing Rock SR 1195 (Visitor Center)* 1 mile north of Murfreesboro Englehard 10 miles south of Clinton 4 miles south of Franklin (Visitor Center)

NC Highway Rest Area

Highway

705

County

Moore

Location

South of Westmoore

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NC Wildlife Resources Commission

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Fishing Areas

The North Carolina Wildlife Commission's (WRC) public fishing areas and Community Fishing Program sites provide anglers more than 100 opportunities to test their skill from the mountains to the coast. Public Fishing Areas (PFA) provide opportunities for fishing from the banks of lakes, rivers, streams and reservoirs at no charge. The Wildlife Resources Commission has enhanced fishing opportunities by clearing banks of underbrush, building accessible fishing piers, paving parking lots, or baiting the areas with grain or fish feed. Community Fishing Program (CFP) sites are primarily in city or county parks. Sites provide urban anglers fishing opportunities in intensively managed bodies of water. Most CFPs feature accessible fishing piers. You can find updated information on the WRC's accessible fishing facilities at www.ncwildlife.org. While visiting the web site, you can also purchase your NC fishing license on-line. Fishing licenses can also be obtained from any of the Commission's 1,100 wildlife service agents across the state.

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Ashe County

Chinquapin Trout Lake

DESIGNATION: Public Fishing Access Area DIRECTIONS: From Jefferson, take NC 88 East approximately 10 miles. Across from the Upper Mountain Agricultural Research Station, take SR 1599. Go four miles on the gravel portion of SR 1599 until the paved section is reached. Go approximately 0.1 mile past the beginning of the paved section, and the entrance to the lake will be on the right. There is an accessible pier and parking lot at the site.

Buncombe County

Lake Powhatan

DESIGNATION: Public Fishing Access Area DIRECTIONS: From I-26 in Asheville, take the NC 191 South exit at Biltmore Square Mall. Go approximately three miles, and turn right on SR 1129 at the sign for the NC Arboretum. Continue down SR 1129, staying to the left at all forks, to the entrance to Lake Powhatan Recreation Area. Further directions to the public fishing access area may be obtained there. A day-use fee is required at the recreation area entrance. An accessible fishing pier is located near the dam. An access road to the pier can be used by anglers with disabilities. Others must walk to the pier. Catchable size trout are stocked from March to June.

Cherokee County

Cherokee Lake

DESIGNATION: Public Fishing Access Area DIRECTIONS: From Murphy, take US 64 West and go about eight miles. Turn right on NC 294 and go north 3.6 miles to the US Forest Service Recreation Area on the right.

Clay County

Ledford Chapel

DESIGNATION: Public Fishing Access Area DIRECTIONS: From intersection of US 64 & Meyers Chapel Rd. at Hayesville take US 64 East. Travel 3.1 miles turn right onto SR 1151(Ledford Chapel Rd). Travel 0.9 mile to area at the end of the road. The fishing area is located on the Chatuge Reservoir

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Haywood County

Richland Creek (Vance Street Park)

DESIGNATION: Public Fishing Access Area DIRECTIONS: From Asheville, take I-40 West (about 25 miles) to Exit 27 (US 19-74). Take US 1974 South and go about five miles to the Waynesville Exit (US 276 South). Turn left on Russ Avenue and go to the second traffic light. Turn left on Howell Mill Road, go 0.8 mile, and turn right on Vance Street. Vance Street Park will be on the left along Richland Creek.

Jackson County

Balsam Lake

DESIGNATION: Public Fishing Access Area DIRECTIONS: From Sylva, take NC 107 South and turn left on NC 281 at Tuckaseegee. Go approximately nine miles, turn left on SR 1756, and continue about five miles. The US Forest Service signs beginning at the intersection of NC 107 and NC 281 can be followed to Balsam Lake.

Madison County

French Broad River (Murray Branch)

DESIGNATION: Public Fishing Access Area DIRECTIONS: From Asheville, take US 19/23 North to US 70 (Marshall Exit). Take US 70 North (about 35 miles) to Hot Springs city limit. Turn right on SR 1304 (first State road on right before crossing the French Broad River). At the stop sign, turn right and go six miles to the US Forest Service's Murray Branch Recreation Area.

Max Patch Pond

DESIGNATION: Public Fishing Access Area DIRECTIONS: From Hot Springs, take NC 209 South approximately 5 miles, and turn right on Meadow Fork Road. From Meadow Fork Road, turn right on Max Patch Road, and go approximately 3 miles. The parking area will be on the right.

Swain County

Tuckaseegee River

DESIGNATION: Public Fishing Access Area DIRECTIONS: From US 19 South/74 West, take the Bryson City exit. Go 1.1 miles, cross the Tuckaseegee River and a railroad track to a 4-way stop intersection. Turn left onto SR 1321 and go 1.75 miles. Where the road forks, take the left fork onto Old NC 288 and go 0.75 mile. The fishing pier and boat launching area are on the left. A 12-foot x 36-foot accessible fishing platform is located on the Tuckaseegee River arm of the Fontana Reservoir.

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Transylvania County

Davidson River (Coontree)

DESIGNATION: Public Fishing Access Area DIRECTIONS: From Brevard, take US 276 North for approximately 4 miles. The US Forest Service's Coontree Recreation Area parking lot will be on the left.

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Alexander County

Lake Hickory (Whittenburg)

DESIGNATION: Public Fishing Access Area DIRECTIONS: From I-40 in Hickory, take exit 125 and go north 7.5 miles on NC 127. After crossing Lake Hickory, turn left onto SR 1208, and go 0.3 mile. Turn left onto SR 1141, and go 0.2 mile to the Whittenburg Boating Access Area. The parking lot for the public fishing area is located at the eastern end of the Boating Access Area.

Burke County

Jacob Fork

DESIGNATION: Public Fishing Access Area DIRECTIONS: From I-40 take exit 105 onto NC 18 South. Travel 9.5 miles and turn right onto Sugar Loaf Road. Go 4.3 miles to a stop sign and turn left onto Old NC 18. Drive another 2.6 miles to Gap Road. Go 1.4 miles until you cross a bridge and turn right onto Mountain Park Avenue. Follow the road approximately 4 miles to South Mountains State Park. Signs will direct you to the parking area. There are three accessible fishing piers located on Jacob Fork.

Lake James Tailrace

DESIGNATION: Public Fishing Access Area DIRECTIONS: East of Morganton take exit 94 from I-40. Go north on SR 1129 for approximately 0.5 mile then turn left onto US 70. Go 1.5 miles and turn right onto SR 1233. Then travel 2.5 miles along the Lake James dam, turning right onto SR 1223. The parking area is 0.5 mile down SR 1223.

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Gaston County

Crowders Lake (Crowders Mountain State Park)

DESIGNATION: Public Fishing Access Area DIRECTIONS: From Gastonia, take I-85 South to exit 13. From exit 13 go south approximately 1 mile. Then turn right on SR 2974 and go 1.9 miles. Turn left on Sparrow Springs Road and travel approximately 3 miles to the park entrance. Signs direct visitors to the lake parking area.

McDowell County

Curtis Creek

DESIGNATION: Public Fishing Access Area DIRECTIONS: From Marion, take US 70 West approximately 9 miles to Curtis Creek Road and turn right. Travel approximately 2 miles to Forest Road 4030 on left. The parking lot is 200 yards on your right, across the creek.

Polk County

Laughter Pond (Mill Spring)

DESIGNATION: Community Fishing Program site DIRECTIONS: The pond is located at the old Woodland Mills Plant in Mill Spring, at the intersection of NC 108 and Fox Mountain Road.

Surry County

Big Elkin Creek

DESIGNATION: Community Fishing Program site

DIRECTIONS: Take NC 67 to NC 21 across the Yadkin River, and turn left just past the bridge on N.

C. Hwy. 268 (Market Street). Go 0.4 mile and turn right on Memorial Park Drive. The creek will be on the right.

Wilkes County

East Prong Roaring River

DESIGNATION: Public Fishing Access Area DIRECTIONS: From I-77, take US 21 North toward Sparta. Go approximately 5-6 miles and turn left on SR 1002 (Traphill Road). Go 5 miles to SR 1784 (John P. Frank Highway) and take it into Stone Mountain State Park.

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Anson County

Blewett Falls Reservoir

DESIGNATION: Public Fishing Access Area DIRECTIONS: From Rockingham take US 74 West to Power Plant Road and turn right. The parking lot is 2.5 miles down Power Plant Road on the right. An accessible trail leads to the fishing area.

Caswell County

Rabbit Shuffle Pond

DESIGNATION: Public Fishing Access Area DIRECTIONS: From Yanceyville look for the Public Fishing Access Area sign at the first road past the Caswell Gamelands depot and headquarters. Turn right and travel 0.5 mile down the gravel road to the parking area.

Edgecombe County

Robert E. Barnhill, Sr. Public Fishing Area

DESIGNATION: Public Fishing Access Area DIRECTIONS: From US 64 near Tarboro, take exit 487 and go south on NC 33. Travel 0.2 mile and turn right onto Dowens Street. Next turn right on Bogey Street. Follow Bogey Street to the bank of the pond.

Forsyth County

Kernersville Lake

DESIGNATION: Community Fishing Program site DIRECTIONS: From business I-40 in Kernersville, take NC 66 North. Go 1.4 miles to Dobson Street and turn right. Travel 0.9 mile and turn left onto Old Valley School Road. The entrance will be 1.4 miles on the left.

Winston Pond

DESIGNATION: Community Fishing Program site

DIRECTIONS:From business I-40 in Winston-Salem take exit 6C to Martin Luther King Drive.

Travel 0.4 mile and turn right onto New Walkertown Road. Go 1.4 miles and turn right onto

Waterworks Road. Go 0.1 mile and turn left. Follow this road to the dam and pond.

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Lee County

San Lee Park Pond #1

DESIGNATION: Community Fishing Program site DIRECTIONS: From Sanford, take US 421/NC 87 South and turn left onto Bragg Street . Go 0.3 mile to Lee County High Schooland and turn right onto Nash Street. Travel 0.3 mile and turn left onto Kelly Drive. From there drive past Carolina Community College and turn right onto Pumping Station Road. The San Lee Park entrance will be 0.3 mile on the right. The ponds are located behind the Environmental Building.

Mecklenburg County

Hornet's Nest Pond

DESIGNATION: Community Fishing Program site DIRECTIONS: In Charlotte, take I-77 to Sunset Road and turn left. Travel 0.8 mile to the intersection of Sunset and Beatties Ford roads and turn right. Go one mile then turn left to access a parking area. The lake is beside the parking lot.

Richmond County

Indian Camp Lake

DESIGNATION:Public Fishing Access Area DIRECTIONS: From Caddell Road in Hoffman, take US 1 South toward Rockingham. Go a mile and turn right onto James G. Watson Road. The lake will be 0.7 mile on the right. Cross the dam and take the access road to reach the parking lot.

Hamlet City Lake

DESIGNATION: Community Fishing Program site DIRECTIONS: Just off US 74 on Lakeside Drive in Hamlet.

McKinney Lake

DESIGNATION: Public Fishing Access Area DIRECTIONS:From Hoffman take McDonald Church Road approximately 4 miles and turn left onto McKinney Lake Road at the entrance to a state fish hatchery. Follow the road for 0.5 mile to the lake, which will be on your left.

Rowan County

Flat Creek (Tuckertown Lake)

DESIGNATION: Public Fishing Access Area DIRECTIONS: Cross Tuckertown Lake on NC 49 and turn west onto Stokes Ferry Road. Go 1.6 miles then turn right onto River Road. Follow River Road 2.4 miles, then turn left into the parking lot.

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Salisbury Community Lake

DESIGNATION: Community Fishing Program site DIRECTIONS: In Salisbury take Statesville Boulevard approximately 7 miles and turn left onto Hurley School Road. Go 0.7 mile and turn the left.

Wake County

Holly Springs Bass Lake

DESIGNATION: Community Fishing Program site DIRECTIONS: In Holly Springs take NC 55 Business West to Holly Springs Road and turn left. Go 0.5 mile and turn right onto Bass Lake Road. Follow Bass Lake Road 1.5 miles the lake entrance will be on the right. Accessible restrooms are available.

Lake Crabtree County Park

DESIGNATION:Community Fishing Program site

DIRECTIONS: From Raleigh, take I-40 West to exit 285, and take Aviation Parkway toward

Morrisville. Go 0.3 mile and the park will be on the left.

Harris County Park Pond

DESIGNATION: Community Fishing Program site

DIRECTIONS: From Raleigh, take US 1 South to exit 89. Turn left onto New Hill-Hollemon Road.

Travel 3.5 miles past the Progress Energy visitor center and the entrance to Harris Lake County

Park will be on the right.

McKinney Lake

DESIGNATION: Public Fishing Access Area DIRECTIONS:From Hoffman take McDonald Church Road approximately 4 miles and turn left onto McKinney Lake Road at the entrance to a state fish hatchery. Follow the road for 0.5 mile to the lake, which will be on your left.

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Coastal Plain

Cumberland County

Lake Rim

DESIGNATION: Public Fishing Access Area DIRECTIONS: From the intersection of Raeford and Skibo roads in Fayetteville take US 401 south. At the 5th traffic light turn right onto US 401 business. Lake Rim will be approximately 1 mile on the right

Jones County

Trent River

DESIGNATION: Community Fishing Program site DIRECTIONS: Located in Pollocksville, immediately downstream from the US 17 bridge across the Trent River. The site is adjacent to a Wildlife Resources Commission boating access area. A 8-foot x 49-foot fishing platform is located immediately upstream from the boating access area. A paved walkway leads from the parking lot to the fishing platform.

Lenoir County

Neuseway Nature Park

DESIGNATION: Community Fishing Program site DIRECTIONS: From Kinston take US 70 South by-pass to NC 11 North and NC 55 East. Go 0.6 miles and turn left onto Earl Tyndall Road. The fishing ponds will be on the left.

Pitt County

River Park North

DESIGNATION: Community Fishing Program site DIRECTIONS: From NC 11/13, north of the Tar River bridge near Greenville, take Airport Road east. Airport Road soon becomes Mumford Road. Continue on Mumford Road 0.7 miles. River Park North will be on the right. Accesible restrooms are available at the River Park North Nature Center.

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Craven County

Brice's Creek

DESIGNATION: Public Fishing Access Area DIRECTIONS: At the junction of US 17 and US 70 in New Bern, travel east on US 70 approximately three miles. Turn right onto Williams Road and travel approximately 1.5 miles. Then turn left onto Madame Moore's Lane. After 1.5 miles turn left onto Perrytown Road. Go 1.3 miles and turn left on at a boating access area sign. The fishing area is 1.2 miles from the sign at the end of a Forest Service road.

Dare County

Roanoke Sound (Manteo)

DESIGNATION: Public Fishing Access Area DIRECTIONS: From Manteo, take US 64 East to the Washington Baum Bridge. The fishing area is on the right under the bridge on the west side of Roanoke Sound.

Gates County

Shoups Landing (Chowan River)

DESIGNATION: Public Fishing Access Area DIRECTIONS: From Winton (Hertford County), take US 13 North/158 East. Cross Chowan River and turn right on SR 1131. The public fishing access area is at end of the road next to the boating access area.

New Hanover County

Sutton Lake

DESIGNATION: Public Fishing Access Area DIRECTIONS: From Burgaw take NC 53 10.5 miles to US 421 and turn left. Travel 17.5 miles on US 421 South, and turn right into the Sutton Lake Boating Access Area. Go 1.5 miles to the end of the access road. The public fishing access area is to the right of the boating access area.

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Symbols 1910 Dentzel Menagerie Carousel 100 20 Miles of Furniture 69 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum 183 A A Century of Chowan Through Photographs 231 Ackland Art Museum 147 Afro-American Cultural Center 137 Airborne & Special Operations Museum 180 Airlie Gardens 246 Alamance Battleground State Historic Site 100 Alamance County 100 Alamance County Arts Council 101 Albemarle 159 Alexander County 65 Alleghany County 66 Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge 236 American Classic Motorcycle Museum 151 American Military Museum 76 American Music Jubilee Theater 192 Andrew Jackson Memorial 162 Angela Peterson Doll & Miniature Museum 133 Anson County 103 Appalachian Heritage Museum 58 Appalachian National Scenic Trail 11 Appalachian Ski Mountain 59 Appletree Group Camp 24 Arrowhead Campground 98 Arts Council of Wilson 205 Artspace 165 Asa Biggs House 196 Ashe County 29 Ashe County Cheese Factory 30 Asheboro 151 Asheville 33 Atkinson Milling Company 193 Atlantic Beach 228 Attmore-Oliver House Museum 232 Aurora 216 Aurora Fossil Museum 216 Ava Gardner Museum 193 Averasboro Civil War Battlefield Museum 189 Avery County 31 B Backing Up Classics Motor Car Museum 103 Badin Lake Campground 98 Bailey 197 Balsam Lake Recreation Area 23 Banner Elk 31 Bannerman Vineyard 256 Bath 216 Battleship North Carolina 246 Bear Creek 108 Beaufort 228 Cabarrus County 103 Cabin Lake Recreational Park 184 Cades Cove 18 Caldwell County 69 Camden County 227 Cameron Art Museum 248 Canebrake Horse Camp 99 Cannon Village 105 Cape Fear Botanical Garden 180 Cape Fear Museum 248 Cape Fear Riverboats 249 Beaufort County 216 Beaufort Historic Site 228 Belhaven 217 Belhaven Memorial Museum 217 Bellamy Mansion Museum of History & Design Arts 247 Belmont 76 Bennett Place State Historic Site 117 Bennett Vineyards 217 Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site 191 Bertie County 219 Beulaville 184 Black Mountain 37 Black Wolf Vineyards 86 Bladen County 177 Blandwood Mansion 127 Blount-Bridgers House 186 Blowing Rock 58, 59 Blue Ridge Parkway 11 Bob Timberlake Gallery 113 Bodie Island Lighthouse & Visitors Center 210 Bogue Banks 229 Boiling Springs 74 Boone's Cave Park 113 Boonville 93 Botanical Gardens-Asheville 33 Brady C. Jefcoat Museum 240 Brasstown 38 Brevard 56 Brevard Music Center Summer Institute & Festival 56 Brice Creek 214 Broad River Greenway 74 Brunswick County 222 Brunswick Town 226 Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson 226 Bryant House & McLendon Cabin 145 Buncombe County 33 Bunker Hill Covered Bridge 71 Burgaw 256 Burgwin-Wright Museum House & Gardens 247 Burke County 67 Burlington 100 Burlington City Park 100 Burnsville 62 Buxton 209 C

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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse & Visitors Center 209 Cape Hatteras National Seashore 209 Cape Lookout Light Station 212 Cape Lookout National Seashore 211 Cape Lookout Visitors Center 212 Capt. James & Emma White House 101 Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site 43 Carnivore Preservation Trust 110 Carolina Beach 244 Carolina Beach State Park 244 Carolinas Historic Aviation Museum 137 Carteret County 228 Carthage 145 Cashie Wetlands Walk 219 Caswell #1 Fire Station Museum 195 Caswell Beach 222 Cataloochee Valley 18 Catawba 71 Catawba Arts & Science Center 72 Catawba County 71 Catawba County Museum of History 73 Cedar Mountain 56 Cedar Point 214 Central Shelby Historic District 75 Chapel Hill 147 Charlotte 137 Charlotte Hawkins Brown Memorial 135 Charlotte Museum of History 138 Charlotte Nature Museum 138 Charlotte Regional Farmers Market 139 Chateau Laurinda 67 Chatham County 107 Chatham County Historical Museum 110 Chatham Hill Winery 164 Cheoah Point Recreation Area 20 Cheroala Skyway 40 Cherohala Skyway 21 Cherokee 54 Cherokee County 38 Cherokee County Historical Museum 39 Cherokee Indian Reservation 54 Cherokee Lake 23 Cherry Hospital Museum 204 Children's Museum of Wilmington, The 249 Childress Racing Shop & Museum 115 Childress Vineyard 114 Chimney Rock 84 Chimney Rock Park 84 Chowan County 231 Churches of the Frescoes 29, 31 City Market 165 Claremont 71 Clayton 190 Clemmons 120 Clemmons Educational State Forest 190 Cleveland County 74 Cliffs of the Neuse State Park 205 Clinton 202 Colfax 127 Columbia 259 Columbia on the Scuppernong 259 Columbia Theater Cultural Resources Center 259 Columbus County 179 Community Council for the Arts 195 Concord 103 Concord Mills 104 Connelly Springs 67 Cooleemee 116 Corolla 233 Country Doctor Museum 197 Cowan Museum 185 Crabtree Meadows 12 Cradle of Forestry in America 25 Craggy Gardens 12 Craven County 232 Creswell 261 Croatan National Forest 213 Crowders Mountain State Park 74 CSS Neuse State Historic Site 194 Cullowhee 47 Cumberland County 180 Cumberland Knob 13 Currie 257 Currituck County 233 D Dale Earnhardt Inc. Showroom 77 Dale Earnhardt Tribute 106 Dan Nicholas Park 156 Danbury 161 Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden 76 Dare County 235 Davidson County 113 Davidson Park 101 Davie County 116 Deep River Camelback Truss Bridge 109 Deep River Park 109 Delta Arts Center 122 Dennis Vineyards Winery 159 Devil's Stompin' Ground Scenic Byway (NC 902) 111 Dillsboro 48 Discovery Place 139 Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center 227 Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge and State Natural Area 227 Dobson 86 Doughton Park 13 Downtown Arts District 123 Duke Homestead State Historic Site 117 Dunn 189 Duplin County 184 Duplin Winery 185 DuPont State Forest 56 Durham 117 Durham County 117 E Edenton 231 Edgecombe County 186 Edward 217 Elizabeth City 254 Elizabeth City State University Planetarium 254 Elizabeth City's Historic Districts Walking Tour 254 Elizabethan Gardens 236 Elizabethtown 177 Ellerbe 154

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Emerald Village 81 Energy Explorium 142 Engelhard 241 Eno River State Park 118 Episcopal Cemetery 255 Exploris 166 F Falls Lake State Recreation Area 173 Farmville 199 Fascinate-U Children's Museum 181 Fayetteville 180 Fayetteville Museum of Art 181 FENCE 84 Ferguson 90 Fields of the Wood 39 Fishing Areas, Accessible 267 Flanners Beach 215 Flat Rock 43 Flat Rock Playhouse 43 Fontana Dam 40 Fontana Village 40 Foothills Equestrian Nature Center (FENCE) 84 Forest City 85 Forest Heritage Scenic Byway 27 Forsyth County 120 Fort Anderson State Historic Site 226 Fort Bragg 183 Fort Defiance 70 Fort Dobbs State Historic Site 79 Fort Fisher State Historic Site 244 Fort Fisher State Recreation Area 245 Fort Macon State Park 228 Fort Raleigh National Historic Site 237 Franklin 49 Franklin Gem & Mineral Museum 49 Freeman-Marks House 160 Fremont 203 Frisco 235 From This Day Forward Outdoor Drama 68 G Gardens of Greensboro 128 Gaston County 76 Gastonia 76 Gates County 240 Gatesville 240 Germanton 161 Germanton Vineyard & Winery 161 Gertrude Smith House 87 Glendale Springs 29 Gold City Gem & Jewelry Store 49 Gold Hill 156 Gold Hill Mines Historic Park 156 Goldsboro 204 Goldston 108 Goldston Commercial Historic District 108 Goose Creek State Park 218 Gorges State Park 57 Gov. Charles B. Aycock Birthplace 203 Gov. Richard Caswell Memorial 194 Graham 101 Graham County 40 Grandfather Mountain 32 Granville County 126 Granville County Museum 126 Great Smoky Mountains National Park 17 Great Smoky Mountains Railroad 48 Greensboro 127 Greensboro Children's Museum 128 Greensboro Historical Museum 129 Greenville 199 Greenville Museum of Art 199 Grove Arcade Public Market 33 Guilford County 127 Guilford Courthouse National Military Park 129 Gulf 109 H Halifax 186 Halifax County 186 Hamlet 155 Hammocks Beach State Park 253 Hanging Rock State Park 161 Harkers Island 212 Harmony Hall Plantation 178 Harnett County 189 Harris Energy & Environmental Center 164 Harrisburg 105 Haw River 102 Haw River Historical Museum 102 Haywood County 41 Henderson 163 Henderson County 43 Hendersonville 45 Hendrick Motorsports 105 Henrietta III 249 Hertford 258 Hertford County 240 Hickory 72 Hickory Furniture Mart 72 Hickory Museum of Art 73 Hiddenite 65 Hiddenite Center at the Historic Lucas Mansion 65 Hiddenite Gems' Emerald Hollow Mine 65 High Point 133 High Point Museum & Historical Park 133 Highlands 51 Hillsborough 149 Historic Bath 216 Historic Bethabara Park 123 Historic Downtown Hendersonville 45 Historic Downtown North Wilkesboro 91 Historic Downtown Statesville 79 Historic Edenton 232 Historic Flat Rock District 44 Historic Halifax State Historic Site 186 Historic Herschell Spillman Carrousel 75 Historic Hertford Walking Tour 258 Historic Hope Plantation 220 Historic John Blue House & Cotton Gin 203 Historic Johnson Farm 45 Historic Lake Landing Driving Tour 241 Historic Latta Plantation 143 Historic Main Street 48

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Historic Murfreesboro 241 Historic Oak View County Park 166 Historic Oakwood 167 Historic Rosedale Plantation 140 Historic Saluda 83 Historic Shaw House Properties 146 Historic Snow Camp Outdoor Theatre 102 Historic Southport 224 Historic Stagville 118 Historic Uptown Lexington 114 Historic Washington 218 History Place, The 230 Hobson Pittman Memorial Gallery 186 Hollister 187 Holmes Educational State Forest 46 Holy Trinity Church of the Frescoes 29 Horizon Cellars Winery & Vineyard 112 Horne Creek Living Historical Farm 89 Hot Springs 51 Hot Springs Natural Hot Mineral Baths 51 House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site 136 Huntersville 142 Hyde County 241 I I.W. Snuggs House 160 Imagination Station Science Museum 206 IMAX® Theater at Exploris 166 Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences, The 198 Ingram Planetarium 225 Iredell County 77 J J.C. Raulston Arboretum 167 Jackrabbit Mountain Recreation Area 24 Jackson County 47 Jacksonville 253 Jambbas Ranch 182 James K. Polk Memorial State Historic Site 144 Jefferson 29 Jesse Helms Center 163 Jockey's Ridge State Park 239 Joel Lane Museum House 168 John C. Campbell Folk School 38 John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Museum 184 Johnston County 190 Johnston County Heritage Center 194 Jones Lake State Park 177 Jordan Lake Educational State Forest 107 Jordan Lake State Recreational Area 107 Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest 21 Julian Price Memorial Park 14 K Kannapolis 105 Kelly 178 Kenansville 185 Kenly 191 Kernersville 121 Kerr Lake State Recreation Area 163 Kill Devil Hills 235 Kings Mountain 74 King's Mountain Point Day Use Area 99 Kinston 194 Knotts Island 234 Korner's Folly 121 Kure Beach 244 L Lake Gaston 187 Lake James State Park 82 Lake Lure 86 Lake Lure Tours 86 Lake Norman State Park 80 Lake Powhatan 28 Lake Waccamaw 179 Lake Waccamaw State Park 179 Lakeland Cultural Arts Center, Inc. 188 Latimer House Museum & Gardens 250 Latta Plantation Nature Preserve 143 Laurel Springs 66 Laurinburg 203 Lee County 136 Lenoir 69 Lenoir County 194 Lewisville 122 Lexington 113 Lillington 190 Lincoln County 80 Lincoln Cultural Center 80 Lincolnton 80 Linn Cove Viaduct 14 Linville 32 Linville Caverns 81 Linville Falls 15, 32 Linville Gorge Wilderness Area 32 Little Switzerland 81 Littleton 187 Livermon Recreational Park & Mini Zoo 220 Looking Glass Falls 28 Lost Colony Outdoor Drama, The 237 Lowe's Motor Speedway 104 Lumber River State Park 201 Lumberton 200 Lynnwood Park Zoo 253 M Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge 234 Macon County 49 Macon County Historical Museum 50 Madison County 51 Maggie Valley 41 Maggie Valley Opry House 41 Maimy Etta Black Fine Arts Museum 85 Manteo 236 Maple Springs Observation Point 21 Mariner's Wharf 255 Marion 81 Market House, The 182 Mars Hill 52 Martin County 196 Martin Vineyards 234 Mast General Store 61 Mattamuskeet Lodge 242

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Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge 243 May Museum & Park 199 McColl Center for the Visual Arts 140 McDowell County 81 Mecklenburg County 137 Medoc Mountain State Park 187 Memory Lane Auto Museum 78 Merchants Millpond State Park 240 MESDA 124 Midland 106 Mill Village Museum 116 Mineral & Lapidary Museum of Henderson County 46 Mingus Mill 18 Mint Museum of Art 141 Mint Museum of Craft + Design 141 Missiles & More Museum 257 Mitchell County 52 Mocksville 116 Moncure 109 Monroe 162 Monroe Downtown Historic District 162 Montgomery County 144 Moore County 145 Moores Creek National Battlefield 257 Mooresville 77 Mordecai Historic Park 168 Morehead City 229 Morehead Planetarium & Science Center 148 Morganton 68 Morrisville 164 Morrow Mountain State Park 159 Mortimer Campground 27 Moses H. Cone Memorial Park 15 Mount Airy 87 Mount Airy Museum of Regional History 88 Mount Gilead 144 Mount Mitchell State Park 62 Mountain Farm Museum 19 Mountain Gateway Museum 82 Mountain Heritage Center 47 Mountain Waters Scenic Byway 22 Mrs. Hanes Moravian Cookies 120 Mt. Jefferson State Natural Area 29 Murfreesboro 240 Murphy 39 Murray's Mill Historic Site 71 Museum of American Cut & Engraved Glass 51 Museum of Coastal Carolina 223 Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts 124 Museum of Life & Science 119 Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts 42 Museum of North Carolina Minerals 16 Museum of North Carolina Traditional Pottery 153 Museum of the Albemarle 256 Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex 183 Museum of the Cherokee Indian 54 Museum of the Waxhaws 162 Museum of Yancey County History 62 Mystery Hill 60 N Nags Head 210, 239 Nantahala National Forest 20 Nash County 197 National Railroad Museum & Hall of Fame 155 National Sportswriters & Sportscasters HOF 157 Native American Museum & Natural History Center 235 Native American Resource Center 202 Natural Science Center of Greensboro 130 NC Wildlife Resources Commission 267 Nebo 82 Neuse River Recreation Area 215 Neuseway Nature Center 196 Neusiok Trail 215 New Bern 232 New Hanover County 244 New Hill 164 New River State Park 30 Newbold-White House 258 Newton 73 Newton Grove 191 North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher 245 North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores 230 North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island 238 North Carolina Arboretum 34 North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame 78 North Carolina Aviation Museum 151 North Carolina Botanical Garden 148 North Carolina Collection Gallery 149 North Carolina Estuarium 219 North Carolina Homespun Museum 34 North Carolina Maritime Museum 229 North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport 225 North Carolina Museum of Art 169 North Carolina Museum of Forestry 179 North Carolina Museum of History 169 North Carolina Museum of Minerals 53 North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences 170 North Carolina Pottery Center 154 North Carolina State Capitol 170 North Carolina State Legislative Building 171 North Carolina Transportation Museum 158 North Carolina Vietnam Veterans Memorial 115 North Carolina Zoo 152 North Wilkesboro 91 O Oak Hollow Campground 134 Oak Hollow Golf Course 134 Oak Hollow Lake Park 134 Oak Island Lighthouse 222 Oak Island Scenic Walkway 223 Occoneechee Mountain Natural Area 149 Ocean Isle Beach 223 Oconaluftee Indian Village 55 Oconaluftee Visitor Center 17 Ocracoke 210, 242 Ocracoke Island 210 Ocracoke Lighthouse 211 Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum 242 Old Fort 82 Old Greensborough 130 Old North State Winery 88 Old Salem 124 Old Wilkes, Inc. 92 Onslow County 253

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Orange County 147 Orange County Historical Museum 150 Orchard at Altapass 53 Orrum 201 Orton Plantation Gardens 226 Oxford 126 P Pack Place Education, Arts & Science Center 35 Pacolet River North Carolina Scenic Byway 83 Paramount's Carowinds 142 Pasquotank County 254 Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge 239 Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge 103 Pembroke 202 Pender County 256 Penland 52 Penland School of Crafts 52 Penn House, The 155 Perquimans County 258 Person County 150 Person County Museum of History 150 Pettigrew State Park 261 Piedmont Craftsmen Gallery 125 Piedmont Environmental Center 135 Piedmont Triad Farmers Market 127 Pilot Mountain State Park 90 Pine Knoll Shores 230 Pinehurst 145 Pineville 144 Pinnacle 89 Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education 57 Pisgah Covered Bridge 152 Pisgah Forest 57 Pisgah National Forest 25 Pitt County 199 Pittsboro 110 Pittsboro Historic District & Antique Walk 111 Plymouth 262 Polk County 83 Poplar Grove Plantation 250 Port O'Plymouth Museum 262 Portsmith Island 213 Portsmith Island & Village 213 Powell Gardens 192 Princeton 192 Purlear 91 R RagApple Lassie Winery & Vineyards 93, 269 Raleigh 165 Raleigh City Museum 171 Randleman 153 Randolph County 151 Rankin Museum of American Heritage 154 Raven Rock State Park 190 Ray Price Legends of Harley Drag Racing Museum 172 RayLen Vineyards 116 Reed Gold Mine 106 Reidsville 155 Rendezvous Mountain Educational State Forest 91 Replacements, Ltd. 131 Rest Area, NC Highway 265 Rest Areas, Interstate Highways 263 Rest Areas, US Highways 265 Reynolda House Museum of American Art 125 Richard Childress Racing Shop & Museum 115 Richard Petty Museum 153 Richmond County 154 River Falls Park 189 Riverside Cemetery 35 Roan Mountain 26 Roanoke Canal Museum & Trail 188 Roanoke Island Festival Park 238 Roanoke Rapids 188 Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge 221 Roaring Gap 66 Robbinsville 40 Robeson County 200 Robeson County Planetarium 200 Robeson County Showcase Museum 200 Rockingham County 155 Rocks, The 109 Rocky Mount 198 Rocky Mount Children's Museum & Science Center 198 Rodanthe 239 Ronda 92 Rose Hill 185 Round Peak Vineyards 89 Rowan County 156 Rowan Museum, Inc. 157 Roxboro 150 Rush Wray Museum 62 Rutherford County 84 Rutherford County Farm Museum 85 S Salisbury 156 Salisbury Historic District 158 Saluda 83 Sam J. Ervin, Jr. Library & Museum 68 Sampson County 202 Sampson County Museum 202 Sandhills Horticultural Gardens 145 Sanford 136 Sans Souci Ferry 222 Sapphire 57 Sapphire Valley Ski Area 58 Sarah P. Duke Memorial Gardens 119 Schiele Museum of Natural History & Planetarium 77 SciWorks 126 Scotland County 203 Scottish Tartans Museum & Heritage Center 50 Scuppernong River Interpretive Trail 260 Seagrove 153 Sedalia 135 Selma 192 Senator Bob Martin Eastern Agriculture Center 197 Seven Springs 205 Shelby 75 Shelby City Park 75 Shelton Vineyards 87 Siler City 112 Silk Hope Winery 112 Silver Coast Winery 224

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Singletary Lake State Park 178 Sliding Rock 28 Smith-McDowell House Museum 36 Smithfield 193 Smokemount 19 Snow Camp 102 Somerset Place State Historic Site 261 South Mills 227 South Mountain State Park 67 Southeastern NC Agricultural Center Farmers Market 201 Southern Highland Folk Art Center 16 Southern Pines 146 Southern Supreme Gourmet Confections 108 Southport 224 Sparta 67 Spencer 158 Spruce Pine 53 St. John in the Wilderness Church 44 St. Mary's Church 31 St. Thomas Episcopal Church 221 Stanly County 159 Stanly County Museum & Visitor Center 160 State Farmers Market 172 Statesville 79 Stecoah Valley Center 41 Stokes County 161 Stone Mountain State Park 66 Stony Mountain Vineyard 160 Sugar Mountain Resort 31 Sunset Beach 225 Surry County 86 Swain County 54 Swan Quarter 242 Swan Quarter National Wildlife Refuge 243 Swannanoa Valley Museum 37 Swansboro 253 Sylva 48 T Tanglewood Park 121 Tannenbaum Historic Park 131 Tarboro 186 Temple Theater 136 Thalian Hall 251 Theodore Roosevelt Natural Area 231 Thistle Meadow Winery 66 Thomas Wolfe Memorial State Historic Site 36 Thomasville 115 Tideland Trail 214 Tobacco Farm Life Museum 191 Topsail Beach 257 Topsail Island Museum 257 Town Creek Indian Mound State Historic Site 144 Transylvania County 56 Troutman 80 Tryon 84 Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens 233 Tufts Archives, Given Memorial Library 146 Turnbull Creek Educational State Forest 177 Tuttle Educational State Forest 70 Tweetsie Railroad 60 Tyrrell County 259 U Union County 162 Unto These Hills Outdoor Drama 55 Uwharrie National Forest 97 V Valdese 68 Valle Crucis 61 Vance County 163 Village of Gold Hill 156 W W. Kerr Scott Reservoir 93 Wadesboro 103 Wake County 164 Wake Forest 173 Wake Forest College Birthplace 174 Waldensian Heritage Wines 69 Walter B. Jones, Sr. Center for the Sounds 260 Washington 218 Washington County 261 Watauga County 58 Waterfalls 22 Waxhaw 162 Wayah Bald 24 Wayne County 203 Wayne County Museum 204 Waynesville 42 Weatherspoon Art Museum 132 Weaverville 38 Welcome 115 Weldon 189 West Jefferson 30 West Point on the Eno City Park 120 Westbend Vineyards 122 Western North Carolina Air Museum 47 Western North Carolina Farmers Market 37 Wet'n Wild Emerald Pointe Water Park 132 Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve 147 Whalehead Club at Currituck Heritage Park 233 Wheels Through Time Museum 42 Whippoorwill Academy & Village 90 White Oak 178 Whiteville 179 Whitewater Falls 22 Wilkes County 90 Wilkesboro 92 William B. Umstead State Park 173 Williamston 196 Wilmington 246 Wilmington Historic District 252 Wilmington Railroad Museum 251 Wilson 205 Wilson County 205 Wilson Rose Garden 206 Windsor 219 Windy Gap Winery 92 Wingate 163 Winnabow 226 Winston-Salem 122 Wright Brothers National Memorial 235 Wrightsville Beach 252

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Wrightsville Beach Museum of History 252 Y Yadkin County 93 Yancey County 62 Z Zebulon B. Vance Birthplace State Historic Site 38

ACCESS North Carolina is a publication of the NC Department of Health and Human Services Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services. Funding for the ACCESS project is provided under NC General Statute 20-79.7.

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