North Carolina Attractions

Archdale

Archdale Archdale is a city in Guilford and Randolph counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina; just minutes from the largest furniture industry tradeshow and shopping district in the world..On average, there are 213 sunny days per year in Archdale, NC. Archdale, NC, gets 45 inches of rain per year. The July high is around 89 degrees. The January low is 30....

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Second Ward High School

Second Ward High School In a segregated Charlotte, signs proclaiming "Whites Only" or "Colored" hung over drinking fountains and on restrooms doors. African Americans could live only in certain areas, work only in certain jobs, and in fact visit only certain parks and libraries. In this landscape of oppression, Second Ward High School was, in the words of one...

Blue Ridge Outdoor Adventures, NC

Blue Ridge Outdoor Adventures, NC Blue Ridge Outdoor Adventures is to become the foremost provider of overnight rafting adventures to serve Western North Carolina (Little Switzerland, Spruce Pine, Bakersville, Asheville, Blowing Rock, Boone). Staffs are outdoor enthusiasts as well as seasoned river professionals to connect adventure newcomers and veterans alike with overnight adventure...

Asheville

Asheville It is a town in the State of North Carolina is surrounded by the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains of western North Carolina. It is placed in a mountainous landscape, presided by Appalachian mounts. Asheville, NC, gets 38 inches of rain per year. On average, there are 212 sunny days per year in Asheville, NC. The July high is around 85 degrees. Whenever...

Board Up Your KID (Snowboard That Is)

Board Up Your KID (Snowboard That Is) The runaway growth of snowboarding has slowed to a mere canter, few can argue that the majority of youngsters now entering the world of alpine sports want to do so on a snowboard. While the ski industry has bought itself some time with hot-looking shape skis with upturned tips that go fakey in the terrain park, the writing’s been on the wall since Salamon,...

Bakersville

Bakersville It is a town in the state of North Carolina that owns a beautiful natural zone surrounded by mountains of the Appalachians. Bakersville is a town in Mitchell County, North Carolina, United States. Population:    349 Pop. Change:-2% State:    North Carolina Metro Area:    No Metro Area County:   ...

Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain Cougars & Otters & Bears...OH MY Take a relaxing stroll through the woods or hike a rugged trail. Take a peek at a cougar in its natural habitat or get up close and personal with an owl. Take a guided nature walk or sit in on a nature program. Enjoy sprawling mountain views from a rocky perch or cross the mile-high swinging bridge. Grandfather...

Mountain MUSIC Jamboree

Mountain MUSIC Jamboree Each weekend, a variety of people of all ages, from near and far, converge in Glendale Springs, near the northwestern corner of North Carolina, to celebrate the traditional music of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the opportunity to have a good time in a congenial, family atmosphere. The Mountain Music Jamboree offers fun every Saturday night year-round, as...

Queen Anne

Queen Anne The complex roof, fish-scale shingles, circular two-and-a-half story tower, large wrap-around porch with detailed spindle work, and two-paneled glass windows make this one of the finest Queen Anne houses in America. Although Victorian manners may have been rigid, Victorian architecture in the Queen Anne style certainly was not.  As the 19th century...

Cedar Grove House

Cedar Grove House Federal style features a simple box structure with symmetrically arranged windows and doors, usually side gabled with exterior end chimneys. In 1831, a wealthy North Mecklenburg planter named James Torrance set out to build a fine brick house that would make people sit up and take notice. He must have succeeded, because the result still impresses those who...

Charlotte's Historic Homes

Charlotte's Historic Homes In the 1700s, Charlotte was just a small settlement where two trading paths crossed. Then came the planters, and the industrialists and merchants, and the developers. All changed the city's character - and its architecture. Federal Style By 1831, cotton fields had replaced the woods and thickets along the Catawba River in North Mecklenburg. James...

Blowing Rock - (Watauga County)

Blowing Rock - (Watauga County) If you return to Blowing Rock and find most of the town the way it was, that is no accident; folks here know when it's best to leave things as they are. Blowing Rock is a place where people still smile and say hello to each other on the street. The town is a place where you can sit on a bench in Memorial Park and watch the world go by or spend all afternoon...

Daniel Boone Native Gardens

Daniel Boone Native Gardens One of the perks of being in the mountains is the abundance of nature - and nature watching opportunities. If you like to get out into the wilderness, try climbing a mountain peak to witness hawks gliding on the wind and discover rare and indigenous high elevation plants, or amble along creek beds to explore temperate rainforest flora and a myriad of bird...

Beech Mountain - Coolest Spot In The Area

Beech Mountain - Coolest Spot In The Area At 5,506 feet, Beech Mountain is the highest town in eastern North America. That means two things: when winter comes, it's a great place to ski. More important right now, however, is that even on the hottest day of summer, it's cool on top of Beech Mountain. Even when it's steamy in the "lowlands" of 3,000-plus feet, the temperature stays comfortable here....

Tweetsie Railroad

Tweetsie Railroad North Carolina’s first theme park is offering all of its famous favorite family attractions this season that year after year delight visitors to the High Country. Tweetsie Railroad gives kids of all ages the chance to experience a day in the Wild West plus a wide variety of special events throughout the summer. The Purina Dog Chow Incredible Dog Team will...