Standing with quiet dignity and majesty across the river from downtown Wilmington, the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA beckons visitors to walk her decks and envision daily life as well as fierce combat that her crew faced in the Pacific Theatre during World War II.
From all across the Nation they came, young men who had grown up in the crucible of the Depression and now determined to serve their Country in its time of need. These are the young men whose stories you will encounter through their oral histories, uniforms, and mementos as you explore the ship and its exhibits.. . .
The International Civil Rights Center & Museum is an archival center, collecting museum and teaching facility devoted to the international struggle for civil and human rights. The Museum celebrates the nonviolent protests of the 1960 Greensboro sit-ins that served as a catalyst in the civil rights movement.. . .
Carowinds is a great way to spend your summer, with twelve action-packed roller coasters, dozens of thrill and water adventures, and the overflowing fun of Boomerang Bay water park. (Boomerang Bay is open during the summer only. Click here for our operating calendar.) Gather friends and family in the Carolina Boardwalk area of the park which features games, merchandise and food locations reflecting some of the best known themes along the Carolina coast including lighthouses, boats, fishing and seafood.
It's a day made for families from exciting attractions to thrilling special events and sh. . .
Plan your getaway to America's Largest Home, Biltmore House, surrounded by inspiring gardens, America's most-visited winery, and the interpretive River Bend Farm.
Play in our 8,000-acre backyard with an array of outdoor activities, indulge in one-of-a-kind shopping, and savor our restaurants' exceptional fare. Visit Biltmore in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, NC and let our gracious hospitality inspire you.. . .
A haven for recreation and reflection, the islands of Cape Hatteras National Seashore are constantly changing by tide, storm, current, and wind. The plants, wildlife and people who live here adapt continually. You see it in the daily lives and hear it in the telling of their stories. And there are many story places – sandy beaches, salt marshes, maritime woods – come explore them all!. . .
At each Parkway entrance a directional sign indicates 'north' or 'south'. North, toward the north end of the Parkway, leads to Shenandoah National Park. South, toward the south end of the Parkway, leads to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Outstanding scenery and recreational opportunities make the Blue Ridge Parkway one of the most popular units of the National Park System. "America's Favorite Drive" winds its way 469 miles through mountain meadows and past seemingly endless vistas. Split-rail fences, old farmsteads and historic structures complement spectacular views of distant mou. . .
The majestic pines towering over historic Pinehurst rustle and softly whisper the legends of golfers like Jack Nicklaus, Payne Stewart and those who have gone before and experienced one of America's greatest golf courses and premier resorts.
Nestled among the Sandhills of North Carolina, Pinehurst resort invites you to become part of its history and to experience southern hospitality, elegant accommodations, luxury spa facilities, family recreational activities, and of course, any one of their eight pristine world-class golf courses. In addition to offering one of the finest golf experienc. . .
Wind, sand, and a dream of flight brought Wilbur and Orville Wright to Kitty Hawk, North Carolina where, after four years of experimentation, they achieved the first successful airplane flights in 1903. With courage and perseverance, these self-taught engineers relied on teamwork and application of the scientific process. What they achieved changed our world forever.. . .
Here is one of the great natural resources of the United States of America and a favorite playground of it's people. You will find an interest for almost everyone. Hiking, horseback, bicycle, ATV, and Auto trails will allow for the exploration of this awesome natural environment by people of all ages and abilities.
There are so many waterfalls that the area is nicknamed. . .
Chimney Rock is the natural fulfillment of your trip to the North Carolina mountains. Take a deep breath of refreshing mountain air, become invigorated by our hiking trails, and let your cares fade away in the cool mist of Hickory Nut Falls. This is the perfect place to reconnect with nature and spend time with family and friends. Only minutes from Lake Lure, Chimney Rock offers the best of the mountains in one place – spectacular 75-mile views, hiking trails for all ages, a 404-foot waterfall, a variety of special events and much more. Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park is proud to be pa. . .
Beaufort Historic Site
Come and visit a place where patriots to privateers have entered the ports near North Carolina's third oldest town. Near the coast, the town started as a fishing village. In 1713, the plan of the town took place and today is a twelve block area made part of the National Register of Historic Places.
The Beaufort Historic Site has nine buildings as well as a Welcome Center which portrays 18th and 19th century North Carolina with how life was like near the coast. The Carteret County Jail gives a bleak inside view of the crimi. . .
Inside the state park, North Carolina has a fort that was built almost two centuries ago. Construction began on Fort Macon in 1826. It did not erode as previous forts since Robert E. Lee engineered a form a erosion control. During the Civil War, the fort changed hands between the Confederates and the Union. Later, it became a federal prison from 1867 to 1876 during the Spanish-American War. Use of the fort ended in 1903, but was purchased in 1923 by the state to become the second state park in North Carolina. Tours are available to learn more about the fort.
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The Golf Club at Ballantyne's championship golf course is situated on a dynamic terrain, carefully crafted into the natural hills of the Piedmont. Golf enthusiasts of all skill levels will enjoy the challenging but fair course with multiple water features that come into play throughout the course. This Par 71, tree-lined course is ideal for individual play, group golf tournaments and outings.
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Inspired by a rolling piece of farmland in the mid 1960s, golf course architect Charles M. Mahannah created a magnificent course every golfer would enjoy. Dissected by a rambling stream known as "Long Creek" and populated with hardwoods and pines, Pine Island Country Club opened for play in October of 1968. In January 2005, Pine Island began a major renovation that included the reworking of all 18 greens and bunkers, installing four sets of tees on each hole, rerouting holes six through nine and dramatically improving drainage control and landscaping.
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Imagine choosing which course to play on a Saturday morning. At Carmel, members are offered two championship 18-hole courses on 384 acres of landscaped greenery, each with its own distinct personality.
The North Course, originally designed by George Cobb and redesigned by Tom Jackson, has an undulating composition that challenges a player and reveals the risk-taker in all of us. Numerous updates and improvements have been made to the North Course in the past few years with the creation of new bunkers, lengthening of holes and newly installed stone walls. The North Course was conceived to tes. . .
The 18-hole Dan Maples course, recently redesigned by Mike Gleason, features a par 72 7,021 yard championship layout which provides a unique challenge to the accomplished golfer as well as the novice golfer. The Golf Professional Shop offers the finest equipment and apparel available, and our PGA trained Professionals provide the care and instruction that will make your golf experience immensely rewarding.
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A course designed for all skill levels, you can enjoy play from one of five tee boxes. The gold tees play at 7034 yards, blue tees are 6711, the white tees are 6243, the red tees are 5222, and we have the family tees set at 2380 yards. The clubs practice facility features a driving range with over 20 hitting stations. There are two practice putting greens, and a short game area with two sand bunkers to help develop your game. The Golf Course has Bermuda Grass Fairways and Bent Grass Greens. . . .
Golfers will find a challenge from the championship tees, yet the course design lends itself an enjoyable, rewarding round for players of all skill levels with a variety of tee locations. Off the course, golfers will enjoy a 3 tiered, 10-acre practice facility with target greens and putting, chipping, and bunker play areas. The state-of-the-art JC video swing analysis system is also sure to help players perfect their game.
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Built in 1958, Larkhaven Golf Club is recognized as one of the oldest public golf courses in Charlotte. The course layout has stood the test of time, as it was voted one of Charlotte's Best Golf Courses & Value in 2004 combining great value, challenging course and atmosphere. The course features rolling terrain with challenging, sloped greens and narrow, tree-lined fairways. Water hazards come into play on nine holes. . . .
Cedarwood was designed by Ellis Maples, famed for his work at Grandfather Mountain and the Country Club of North Carolina at Pinehurst. The course stretches out to over 6,900 yards from the Black Tees, and wanders over rolling terrain dotted with hardwoods, cedars, and lovely ponds. The fairways are lush Bermuda, the greens are bent grass.
It is very much a traditional course, playable by people of all ages. The course is walkable with all the challenges placed in front of you with no tricked up features like many of the new courses today. Like any great course, it gives you risk-reward ch. . .
The course stretches to over 7,000 yards from the back tees and features Bent grass greens, Bermuda fairways, four sets of tees, 72 bunkers, five lakes, and water features on 13 holes. The challenging layout will make for an enjoyable game amidst some of the most picturesque golf holes in Charlotte. Highland Creek will offer all golfers a challenging round. . . .
The original Pine Lake Country Club course was built in the early 1960's and underwent an extensive renovation in 1988 by renowned golf course architect John LaFoy. LaFoy has a reputation as a devotee of the legendary Donald Ross. The club occupies 155 acres with five fresh water lakes and manicured grounds with Azaleas and Bradford Pears. . . .