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The N.C. Transportation Museum The Museum That Moves You!

The N.C. Transportation Museum The Museum That Moves You!

Once home to smoking steam locomotives and thousands of skilled workers, the N.C. Transportation Museum is a 60-acre former industrial site that now houses immersive exhibits focusing on all forms of transportation history – railroading, automotive, and aviation. School groups have numerous tour offerings that meet North Carolina curriculum standards for history, arts, or STEM.

North Carolina Zoo Offers Exciting Field Trip Programs

North Carolina Zoo Offers Exciting Field Trip Programs

If you’re searching for the perfect outdoor spring experience for your students, look no further than the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro. The Zoo serves up a variety of educational programs for school groups at all grade levels.

Memorable Field Trips For Black History Month

Memorable Field Trips For Black History Month

February is the ideal time to plan a field trip to some of North Carolina’s most important African American history sites. You’ll find sites that are meaningful to African American history from the Civil War to the 1960s civil rights movement.

Seven Unique Field Trips in Surry County, NC

Seven Unique Field Trips in Surry County, NC

In the Yadkin Valley of North Carolina, where the foothills rise to meet the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, seven educational and fun Surry County field trip destinations await your students.

Carowinds Debuts New Double Launch Roller Coaster

Carowinds Debuts New Double Launch Roller Coaster

Copperhead Strike, the first double launch roller coaster in the Carolinas, is the centerpiece of the improvements at Carowinds for the 2019 season. The unique coaster simulates the harrowing chase of getaway cars racing through farmland sending riders through a winding ride over a half mile of steel.

Civil War Memorial Fort Fisher NC’s Top Historic Attraction

Civil War Memorial Fort Fisher NC’s Top Historic Attraction

More than 900,000 guests visited Fort Fisher at Kure Beach last year, making it North Carolina’s most visited historic venue.

Dallas Museum Chronicles Gaston County History

Dallas Museum Chronicles Gaston County History

The history of Gaston County dates back to the 1750s when German and Scotch-Irish settlers chose the area to put down their roots. When the County was created in 1846 Dallas became the first town and site of the County’s first Courthouse.

New Asheville Art Museum Opens This Spring

New Asheville Art Museum Opens This Spring

New collections, exhibitions and educational programs await students when the expanded and renovated Asheville Art Museum reopens this spring in downtown Asheville.

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