North Carolina Places to Visit

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.

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Whiteville science museum

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences at Whiteville

The museum experience in Whiteville is modeled after proven interactive programs at the Museum’s main location in downtown Raleigh. Experience interactive exhibits including: Investigate lab: Use real scientific tools, including microscopes, to measure and observe the natural world. Naturalist Center: Get a hands-on, behind-the-scenes look at a research collection. Touch and learn about NC wildlife.

praire ridge ecostation

Prairie Ridge Ecostation

The NC Museum of Natural Sciences' field station in west Raleigh, Prairie Ridge boasts a green Outdoor Classroom, a native plant garden and native tree arboretum, a series of ponds and vernal pools, and a trail system winding through the prairie and forest. Museum staff offer a multitude of public programs to educate visitors about nature and science.