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Asheville’s Fun Depot is FUN For Students and Teachers Too

Asheville’s Fun Depot is FUN For Students and Teachers Too

For a fun experience during an Asheville field trip, treat your students – along with yourself – with a stop at the Fun Depot. The Fun Depot is designed so that teachers as well as students can enjoy the experience, eliminating the stress from teachers, administrators and group leaders.

ASK THE EXPERTS! CONSERVATION ASSISTANCE DAY at the NC Museum of History

ASK THE EXPERTS! CONSERVATION ASSISTANCE DAY at the NC Museum of History

This rare opportunity is being offered by the third-most-visited state history museum in the nation. Mark your calendar for this FREE event Friday, February 17, 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

August Programs for the North Carolina Museum of History

August Programs for the North Carolina Museum of History

Meet former NASCAR driver Junior Johnson, watch fabric beader Elizabeth Constant Lewis at work, and experience more this August at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh.

Autumn falls into color at Grandfather Mountain

As the Blue Ridge Mountains begin to burst with fall color, Grandfather Mountain invites leaf-lookers to see the brilliant change from one of the best leaf-looking destinations in the South.

Barefoot Landing Introduces Several New Specialty Shops And Other Exciting Venues For The 2016 Season

Barefoot Landing Introduces Several New Specialty Shops And Other Exciting Venues For The 2016 Season

New Merchants And A New Carousel Will Join The Exceptional Lineup At The Area's Only Waterway Shopping, Dining And Entertainment Complex

Battleship USS North Carolina

Battleship USS North Carolina

USS North Carolina (BB-55) was the lead ship of North Carolina-class battleships and the fourth warship in the U.S. Navy to be named in honor of the State of North Carolina.

Beaufort, South Carolina Where History Begins

Beaufort, South Carolina Where History Begins

Visit these amazing attractions in Beaufort, South Carolina this summer: Reconstruction Era National Monument, Santa Helena History Center, Beaufort History Museum, Parris Island Museum and the John Mark Verdier House Museum

Bethania

Bethania

North Carolina’s first planned Moravian community, Bethania offers a living and working town that is also devoted to preserving its history of 253 years. Historic Bethania offers a chance to explore the restored 1790s Wolff-Moser House, 1894 Alpha Chapel and enjoy a walk on the 1.5 mile Black Walnut Trail. Check website for more information.

Big Things are Happening at the Greensboro Children’s Museum

Big Things are Happening at the Greensboro Children’s Museum

Last spring, the Greensboro Children’s Museum reached greater heights through the edition of an outdoor play plaza equipped with Neptune XXL climbers. The Climbers are not only vibrant, sculptural additions to the landscape, they also provide a unique opportunity for children to challenge themselves, make independent decisions, build self-confi dence and celebrate accomplishments.

Biltmore Estate and Garden

Biltmore Estate and Garden

Biltmore Estate is a large private estate and tourist attraction in Asheville, North Carolina. Biltmore House, the main house on the estate, is a Chateauesque-styled mansion built by George Washington Vanderbilt II.

Biltmore Gardens Railway May 24 - September 29, 2019

Biltmore Gardens Railway May 24 - September 29, 2019

For a limited time, Biltmore will host a model train display highlighting George Vanderbilt’s extensive world travels.

Biltmore to host two exciting new exhibitions in 2018

Biltmore to host two exciting new exhibitions in 2018

“Glamour on Board: Fashion from Titanic the Movie.”  February 9 through May 13, 2018 more than 45 costumes from the Oscar-winning film “Titanic” will be on display in the first of two large-scale exhibitions at Biltmore.  Students will see how these costumes represent the extensive wardrobes preferred by transatlantic travelers, like George and Edith Vanderbilt, in the early 1900’s.  Visit and learn Biltmore’s connection to the Titanic.

Birds, Blooms and Moms This Weekend at the North Carolina Zoo

Birds, Blooms and Moms This Weekend at the North Carolina Zoo

Spread your wings and soar to the North Carolina Zoo to celebrate Mother's Day weekend May 7th and 8th. The annual Birds and Blooms special event is set for Saturday, while the yearly plant sale goes on all weekend.

Black History Month Comes Alive At Charleston’s McLeod Plantation

Black History Month Comes Alive At Charleston’s McLeod Plantation

McLeod Plantation was built on the riches of sea island cotton, made possible by enslaved people whose work and culture are embedded in the Lowcountry’s foundation. It is a living tribute to the men and women and their descendants who persevered in their efforts to achieve freedom,equality and justice.

BOO-SEUM PROGRAMS AT HANDS ON!

BOO-SEUM PROGRAMS AT HANDS ON!

There are several hauntingly exciting programs occurring in October at Hands On! In Hendersonville, NC

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