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Located right outside of Fayetteville, the Cape Fear Botanical Gardens has more than 2,000 varieties of plants.

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Located on 55 acres on the west campus of Duke University, Duke Gardens is known for its stunning landscape design.

Sarah P. Duke Gardens

Over 1,100 acres of land dedicated to natural areas, gardens, and conservation easements.

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67 acres of beautiful gardens by the sea.

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Home to over 600 species of plants native to the Appalachian Mountains, and over 50 rare or endangered species.

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Offering mini golf, go-karts, batting cages, an indoor arcade, and laser tag.

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Offering exhibits and programs for children to express their own creativity and build their imagination.

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Independently owned toy store, offering science classes for kids 3 and up.

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Hands-on museum geared towards children 0-8 years old.

Kidzu Children's Museum

Hands-on, interactive museum for families and children up to 10 years old.

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State of the art skating facility offering two Triangle locations.

Jelly Beans Website

Olympic size ice skating rink. Offers skating and hockey lessons.

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Featuring track out camps, Skate School, and activities for kids 3-5.

Polar Ice House Website

Visit the pier for fishing and family fun!

Jennette's Pier Information.

Learn about the rich history of the first settlers to North Carolina; climb to the top of a lighthouse, or go on an off-road safari to see the wild horses of the Outer Banks.

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Great for a family outing! Offering fishing trips inshore and to the Gulf Stream.

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Offering dinner cruises, fishing trips, river crusies, and shelling excursions.

Crystal Coast Lady Website.

Step onboard and go back in time to Wold War II on the USS North Carolina.

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Perfect for water sports, swimming, relaxing on the beach and home of Freeman Park Recreation Area.

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The only concrete fishing pier in the state of North Carolina. Extends over 1200 feet into the Atlantic.

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Distinguished as a Top Worldwide Theatre Venue, The DPAC offers some of the best known Broadway productions right in downtown Durham.

DPAC Website.

Since its first show in 1984, The North Carolina Theatre has been bringing world class entertainment to downtown Raleigh.

North Carolina Theatre Website.

"One of America's leading theatre companies" located right on UNC Campus.

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Check out their website for the latest show or movie playing at the theatre.

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Originally opened in 1927, The Carolina offers visitors a mix of rich history and today's top performers.

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Located in Cary and situated next to Symphony Lake, the Booth Amphitheater offers an experience unlike any other venue in the area.

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Featuring live concerts, festivals, and events all in the heart of downtown Raleigh.

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Offering stand-up comedy shows every week.

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A music venue located in downtown Chapel Hill.

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Outdoor amphitheatre

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Find a farmer's market close to you...

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Discover the history, grandeur, and beauty of America's largest home.

Biltmore Estate Website.

Western theme park with plenty of attractions for the whole family, including the Wild West Adventure train ride!

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Hop aboard for an entertaining and educational tour of Asheville, NC.

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Hiking, rock climbing, bird-watching, and a 404-ft. waterfall.

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Featuring the Mile High Swinging Bridge, backcountry hiking trails with breathtaking views, and wildlife habitats.

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Offering hiking, canoeing, camping, and much more!

Pilot Mountain State Park Website.

Offering year-round outdoor activities including skiing, golf, ice skating, biking, tubing, and more!

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Offering skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, and downhill mountain biking.

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"They Taught the World to Fly!" Learn the story of the brothers, Wilbur and Orville Wright.

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Offers four floors of hands-on exhibits with live animals and exciting programs.

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Offering interactive programs and shows to educate and explore all branches of science.

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Indoor and outdoor exhibits—fun for people of all ages.

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Multiple exhibits, Art in the Park, and guided tours.

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Exhibits for people of all ages, animal discovery zoological park, and Omnisphere 3-D theater.

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Preservation, interpretation, and recognition.

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Wildlife sanctuary to tigers, lions, bobcats, and more.

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Hiking, Canoeing, Mountain Biking, Picinic Areas, and Fishing.

Lake Crabtree County Park.

Hiking, cultural history, educational exhibits, and a 174-acre wildlife refuge.

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Features over 7 miles of hiking trails, 8 miles of mountain biking trails, and a camping area.

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Fishing, public gardens, jogging trails, and picinic areas.

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Kayak and canoe rentals, guided trips, and classes.

Frog Hollow Outdoors.

The largest water park in both Carolinas!

Emerald Pointe Website.

"Thrill capital of the Southeast"

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With 500 acres of exhibits and 1600 animals, the North Carolina zoo offers a full day of fun!

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