Welcome to an easy-to-use travel guide to sites and attractions across North Carolina. Find brief instructions on how to best navigate this site immediately below the map.
Region One - Northeast Coastal Plain Edenton, Elizabeth City, Manteo, Northern Outer Banks Region Two - Northwest Coastal Plain Greenville, Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, Wilson Region Three - Southeast Coastal Plain Jacksonville, Morehead City, New Bern, Wilmington Region Four - Northeast Piedmont Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham, Garner, Raleigh, Sanford Region Five - Southeast Piedmont Clayton, Fayetteville, Goldsboro, Lumberton, Smithfield
Region Six - Northwest Piedmont Asheboro, High Point, Greensboro, Winston-Salem Region Seven - Southwest Piedmont Albemarle, Charlotte, Concord, Gastonia, Kannapolis Region Eight - Eastern Mountains Hickory, Lenoir, Mount Airy, Statesville, Wilkesboro Region Nine - Central Mountains Boone, Hendersonville, Marion, Morganton, Shelby Region Ten - Western Mountains Asheville, Brevard, Cherokee, Franklin, Murphy, Sylva
On this website is detailed information about more than 450 North Carolina attractions. Each attraction is listed alphabetically on the home page for the county in which it is located. If you don't know in which county an attraction is located, use the Attractions Index tab at the top of this page to find your desired destination. Photos and direct links to the attraction's own website are provided in most cases.
North Carolina's 100 counties are grouped into 10 geographic regions, each with 10 counties, as shown in the color-coded map above. The regions are listed and numbered starting in the east and moving west and south. Region One is the Northeast Coastal Plain; Region Ten is the Western Mountains. Each region is given a general geographic description and some of the larger CITIES located within that region are listed.
To get to the "Home Page" for a particular region, choose the REGION TAB in the column to the left or click on the REGION NAME above or below the map. To go directly from this page to a specific COUNTY, select the COUNTY NAME from the list below.
Use the CITY or ATTRACTIONS INDEX TABS at the top of this page to quickly find the county and region in which cities and attractions are located. Once you find the city or attraction in the list, click on the county name to go directly from the index to the County Home Page.
For your convenience, attractions with common themes -- zoos, gardens, historic houses, lighthouses, Revolutionary War, Civil War, etc -- have specific pages listing them under the tab ATTRACTIONS BY CATEGORIES.
Go to a Region or County Home Page by clicking on the name from the list below:
REGION ONE - NORTHEAST COASTAL PLAIN - Edenton, Elizabeth City, Manteo, Plymouth
CAMDEN, CHOWAN, CURRITUCK, DARE, GATES, HYDE, PASQUOTANK, PERQUIMANS, TYRRELL, WASHINGTON
REGION TWO - NORTHWEST COASTAL PLAIN - Greenville, Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount
BERTIE, EDGECOMBE, GREENE, HALIFAX, HERTFORD, MARTIN, NASH, NORTHAMPTON, PITT, WILSON
REGION THREE - SOUTHEAST COASTAL PLAIN - Morehead City, New Bern, Wilmington
BEAUFORT, BRUNSWICK, CARTERET, CRAVEN, JONES, LENOIR, NEW HANOVER, ONSLOW, PAMLICO, PENDER
REGION FOUR - NORTHEAST PIEDMONT - Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh, Sanford
CHATHAM, DURHAM, FRANKLIN, GRANVILLE, LEE, ORANGE, PERSON, VANCE, WAKE, WARREN
REGION FIVE - SOUTHEAST PIEDMONT - Fayetteville, Goldsboro, Lumberton, Smithfield
BLADEN, COLUMBUS, CUMBERLAND, DUPLIN, HARNETT, HOKE, JOHNSTON, ROBESON, SAMPSON, WAYNE
REGION SIX - NORTHWEST PIEDMONT - Asheboro, High Point, Greensboro, Winston-Salem
ALAMANCE, CASWELL, DAVIDSON, DAVIE, FORSYTH, GUILFORD, RANDOLPH, ROCKINGHAM, ROWAN, STOKES
REGION SEVEN - SOUTHWEST PIEDMONT - Charlotte, Concord, Gastonia, Kannapolis
ANSON, CABARRUS, GASTON, MECKLENBURG, MONTGOMERY, MOORE, RICHMOND, SCOTLAND, STANLY, UNION
REGION EIGHT - EASTERN MOUNTAINS - Hickory, Lenoir, Mount Airy, Wilkesboro
ALEXANDER, ALLEGHANY, ASHE, CALDWELL, CATAWBA, IREDELL, LINCOLN, SURRY, WILKES, YADKIN
REGION NINE - CENTRAL MOUNTAINS - Boone, Hendersonville, Marion, Morganton, Shelby
AVERY, BURKE, CLEVELAND, HENDERSON, MCDOWELL, MITCHELL, POLK, RUTHERFORD, WATAUGA, YANCEY
REGION TEN - WESTERN MOUNTAINS - Asheville, Cherokee, Franklin, Murphy, Waynesville
BUNCOMBE, CHEROKEE, CLAY, GRAHAM, HAYWOOD, JACKSON, MACON, MADISON, SWAIN, TRANSYLVANIA