North Carolina Attractions

Go Funky Along The Ninth Street Shopping District

Go Funky Along The Ninth Street Shopping District Stationed near Duke's East Campus, this eclectic strip of shops showcases a colorful, funky side of Durham. Highlights Include Regulator Bookshop, the Play House Toy Store and the Duck Shop (stocked with Duke apparel). A number of standout eateries such as Dain's Place and Magnolia Grill also call Ninth Street home.

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Explore Durham's Wild Side at The Museum of Life and Science

Explore Durham's Wild Side at The Museum of Life and Science This interactive science center ranks as one of the most family-friendly museums in the Southeast Highlights include a dinosaur nail, butterfly house, animal park, insectarium and dozens of hands-on exhibits. It's open Monday through Saturday from 10 am-5 pm. The Museum of Life and Science 433 Murray Avenue Durham, NC 27704 Phone: (919) 220-5429 Web: http...

Rivers

The Watauga: Several sections of The Watauga River offer a great family experience with beautiful views and class II to class III rapids. The Watauga River is well noted for its white water, challenging rapids and pristine beauty. The river offers whitewater ranging from class I to class V. The Watauga originates on the flanks of Grandfather Mountain and...

Shop in the Streets at Southpoint Mall

Shop in the Streets at Southpoint Mall While we usually hesitate to put chain-dominated malls in stories like this, Southpoint is no ordinary shopping experience. The retail epicenter in southern Durham features over 140 shops and restaurants, including a number of hard-to-find retailers (Nordstrom, Bose, Apple Computer, etc.) The mall's open-air "Main Street" shines with sculptures, water...

Shady Grove Gardens & Nursery

Shady Grove Gardens & Nursery Shady Grove offers Fresh Mountain grown flowers. They are 'Your Local Flower Growers' for the Boone, Blowing Rock, Linville, NC area. They deliver to all the 'High Country' of NC. There is something to please everyone. They grow over 200 varieties of perennials and shrubs along with 50 different types of annuals. You may purchase wedding flowers two ways....

See Adaptive Reuse In Action In Downtown Durham

See Adaptive Reuse In Action In Downtown Durham As The New York Times recently noted, downtown Durham was a place best avoided after sundown. But as revitalization has transformed abandoned tobacco factories and former textile nulls into bustling mixed-use properties, the city has been Injected with much-needed life. 'Nowhere is this more evident than Blight leaf Square, which transformed two abandoned...

Horseback Riding

What better way to spend your vacation than with your family and your horse? Horses are not new to the High Country, but with the influx of summer residents and folks from out of area, it’s hard to find trails open to the public here. Truth be known, the main reason that more trails are not open on private land is the high cost of liability insurance and...

Foscoe Fishing Company

Foscoe Fishing Company Foscoe Fishing Company & Outfitters is the only Orvis Endorsed Flyfishing Outfitter and Guide Service in North Carolina's High Country. They operate a full service fly shop in Boone, North Carolina and offer high quality fly fishing on the Watauga, Linville, Toe, Elk, New River, and many other pristine mountain streams that are located near their shop....

McAdenville

McAdenville The quiet little town of McAdenville, which lies along the South Fork River in Gaston County, N.C., comes alive in spectacular fashion each year as  Christmas draws near. This is the 48th year the small textile town, population about 800, once again transforms into "Christmas Town, U.S.A." The  McAdenville Christmas Lights date back to...

Mountain City Cycle

Serving Johnson County and surrounding areas for over 20 years. Come on by and check out our line of motorcycles, ATV's, Honda power equipment, Stihl, Husqvarna and more! Mountain City Cycle can fix your bike. We service all makes and models, old, new, big or small - we fix it all. Our mechanics are experienced and professional. Mountain City Cycle 341 S...

See A First-Class Film at the Carolina Theatre

See A First-Class Film at the Carolina Theatre Located In the heart of downtown, the venerable Carolina Theater comes with plenty of character and charm great reasons it remains the city's most celebrated cinema. Films are screened nightly, running the gamut from award-winning independents to timeless classics. Refreshments, Including beer and wine, are sold on-site. A number of concerts and events,...

The Book Rack

The Book Rack Welcome to the Book Rack. They’re the largest group of independently owned bookstores in the country, with approximately 100 stores from coast to coast. The Book Rack exists for people like you, who simply love to read books. Not to mention hold, talk about, share, and just be surrounded by them. Their roots go back to the early 1960s, which might explain...

Fishing Areas in Caldwell County

Conley Creek Public Fishing Area (PFA), Sawmills How To Go: FromI-40, take exit 113, travel north on Rutherford College Road for 4.7 miles. Turn right on Dry Pond Road; go 3.2 miles. Turn right on Waterworks Road; go one mile. Area is at the end of the road. About the Conley Creek: An accessible path starts in the parking lot and leads to a T-shaped...

See a Show at The Durham Performing Arts Center

See a Show at The Durham Performing Arts Center Opened in 2008, the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) stands proudly as the largest performing arts center in the Carolin's. With its shimmering, see-through exterior and 2,800-seat concert hall, the facility is a spectacle itself. The best of Broadway lights up the stage, with shows like Shrek the Musical and Hair highlighting a packed spring calendar...

Pioneer Traditions

At the start of this century, many families in the High Country lived much as their pioneer ancestors once did. That is not to say that Boone, Banner Elk and Jefferson were not home to distinguished lawyers, doctors and educators. The same region that produced Appalachian State University's founders, B.B. and D.D. and Lillie Shull Dougherty, famed...