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Asheville’s Biltmore Tops NC’s 10th Annual Museums/Historic Attractions Survey

Biltmore Tops NC’s Museums/Historic Attractions Survey

For the ninth time in ten years, Biltmore ranks as the state’s largest 
historic attraction, according to an annual survey conducted by Carolina 
Publishing Associates of Matthews, NC.

The largest privately owned home in America in Asheville saw 1,210,138 visitors last year.

“The survey results reinforce the economic impact these treasurers have on tourism in our state,” said Mark Hemphill, Vice President of Marketing for Biltmore. ”We continue to see strong visitation growth at Biltmore year after year. The estate provides a destination experience for our guests and we are honored that they choose to spend time with us.”

The NC Museum of Natural Sciences finished second in the survey with 1,026,177 visitors and the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro finished third with 739,943.Rounding out the top five were the Fort Macon State Park in Atlantic Beach with 722,260 guests and Charlotte’s Discovery Place with 705,845.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the annual survey.  Newcomers 
to the 2014 survey include The Duke University Chapel in Durham and 
Jeannette’s Pier in Nags Head, which is part of the North Carolina Aquariums system of attractions.

Among the top 30 most visited museums and historic attractions, 11 
are located in North Carolina’s Coastal Region. The Triangle Region claimed seven attractions and six are in the Mountain Region.
Carolina Publishing Associates, which conducts the survey, publishes 
the Carolina Heritage Guide and the Carolina Field Trips Magazine.

Asheville’s Biltmore Tops NC’s  10th Annual Museums/Historic Attractions Survey

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