Sights & Attractions in Central North Carolina

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Name Category Location
 
Charlotte Motor Speedway
This state-of-the-art facility, holding 167,000...
Sports Venues Charlotte
 
Charlotte Nature Museum
You'll find a butterfly pavilion, bugs galore,...
Museums / Galleries Charlotte
 
City Market
Specialty shops, art galleries, restaurants,...
Markets / Bazaars Raleigh
 
Discovery Place
Allow at least two hours for the aquariums, the...
Zoos / Aquariums Charlotte
 
Duke Chapel
A Gothic-style gem built in the early 1930s, this...
Religious Sites Durham
 
Duke Homestead
Washington Duke, patriarch of the now famous Duke...
Houses / Mansions Durham
 
Duke University
A stroll along the tree-lined streets of this...
Educational Institutions Durham
 
Executive Mansion
Since 1891, this 37,500-square-foot brick Queen...
Houses / Mansions Raleigh
 
The Greensboro Children's Museum
The exhibits at this fun museum are designed for...
Museums / Galleries Greensboro
 
The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
This museum is in a section of Uptown that was...
Arts / Performance Venues Charlotte
 
Historic Bethabara Park
Set in a wooded 180-acre wildlife preserve, this...
Parks Winston-Salem
 
Historic Latta Plantation
This plantation and grounds lie about 12 mi...
Houses / Mansions Charlotte
 
Historic Stagville
Owned by the Bennehan and Cameron families,...
Houses / Mansions, Historic Districts / Sites Durham
 
The International Civil Rights Center and Museum
With an unflinching eye, this new museum...
Museums / Galleries Greensboro
 
Mint Museum Randolph
Built in 1836 as the first U.S. Mint, this...
Museums / Galleries Charlotte
 
Mint Museum Uptown
With five stories and 145,000 square feet of...
Museums / Galleries Charlotte
 
Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts
Dedicated to the decorative arts of the early...
Museums / Galleries Winston-Salem
 
NASCAR Hall of Fame
This 150,000-square-foot mega-museum is a NASCAR...
Museums / Galleries Charlotte
 
Natural Science Center of Greensboro
You can roam through a room filled with...
Zoos / Aquariums Greensboro
 
Neighborhood Theatre
Once called the Astor Theater this circa-1945...
Arts / Performance Venues Charlotte
 
NoDa Gallery Crawl
On the first and third Friday of every month,...
Museums / Galleries Charlotte
 
North Carolina Museum of History
Founded in 1902, the museum is now in a...
Museums / Galleries Raleigh
 
North Carolina Museum of Life and Science
Here you can ride in a flying machine, sail a...
Museums / Galleries Durham
 
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
At over 200,000 square feet, this museum is the...
Museums / Galleries Raleigh
 
North Davidson Arts District
Located 2 mi north of Uptown, Charlotte bills...
Neighborhoods / Streets Charlotte
 
Oakwood Historic District
Several architectural styles—including...
Neighborhoods / Streets, Historic Districts / Sites Raleigh
 
Old Greensborough
Elm Street, with its turn-of-the-20th-century...
Neighborhoods / Streets Greensboro
 
Old Salem Museum & Gardens
Founded in 1766 as a backcountry trading center,...
Museum Village Winston-Salem
 
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
A wisteria-draped gazebo and a Japanese garden...
Gardens / Arboretums Durham
 
State Capitol
This beautifully preserved example of Greek...
Government Buildings Raleigh
 
State Legislative Building
One block north of the State Capitol, this...
Government Buildings Raleigh

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