The site of a revolution that helped to spark the Revolutionary War. Rental option
North Carolina boasts nearly 100 state parks, museums, historic sites, aquariums and other attractions. Use the tool below to find places to visit by activity, theme, region or cost. As you check boxes on the right side of the screen, the places listed on the right will narrow to fit your criteria. Click on place's title to learn more.
Visit our things to do page for more information on all the wonderful things to do you'll find in the Tar Heel state.
The home to one of the world's most unique carnivorous plants, featuring a marina secluded soundside camping area and miles of hiking trails through diverse habitats. Rental Option
Cypress streams, wetlands, longleaf pine forests and a lovely millpond dot Carvers Creek State Park, formerly Long Valley Farm, the historic retreat of a Rockefeller family member.
The place to find some of North Carolina’s most dramatic mountain views, Chimney Rock State Park also offers hiking trails and fishing on the Rocky Broad River.
As its name suggests, impressive cliffs overlooking the Neuse River are the defining feature of Cliffs of the Neuse State Park, which also includes a swimming lake and other diverse habitats.
Just 45 minutes from uptown Charlotte, Crowders Mountain State Park offers challenging hikes, towering cliffs and 25-mile views of the surrounding piedmont.
Dismal Swamp State Park allows a unique wilderness experience in a landscape that has been witness to everything from American Indian hunting parties to the Underground Railroad.