Central North Carolina Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Central North Carolina - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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The Blandwood Mansion

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The elegant home of former governor John Motley Morehead is considered the prototype of the Italian-villa architecture that swept the...

The Greensboro Children's Museum

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The exhibits at this fun museum are designed for children under 12, who can tour an airplane cockpit, explore a fire truck or police...

The International Civil Rights Center and Museum

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With an unflinching eye, this museum documents the beauty and horror of America's civil rights movement of the 1960s. The star attraction...

Town Creek Indian Mound Historic Site

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Town Creek Indian Mound Historic Site offers fascinating artifacts as well as a vivid reconstruction of a sacred site settled by the...

Tufts Archives

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These archives recount the founding of Pinehurst through James Walker Tufts's letters, pictures, and news clippings, dating from 1895.

University of North Carolina

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Franklin Street runs along the northern edge of the campus, which is filled with oak-shaded courtyards and stately old buildings. Regarded...

Weatherspoon Art Museum

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Set on the campus of North Carolina at Greensboro, the museum consists of six galleries and a sculpture garden. It's known for its permanent...

West Point on the Eno

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This city park on the banks of the Eno River boasts a restored mill dating from 1778—one of 32 that once dotted the area. Also on-site...

Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve

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On the eastern outskirts of town, this 900-acre wildlife preserve has 6 miles of hiking trails. A staff naturalist will answer your questions...

World's Largest Chest of Drawers

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In the 1920s this building shaped like an 18th-century chest of drawers was constructed to call attention to the city's standing as the...


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