North Carolina – Kid Friendly

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The JC Raulston Arboretum, A Hidden Gem in Raleigh, North Carolina

Turn right at the Waffle House, cross the railroad tracks, go past the lumber company, through the industrial center, and it's on the left. Not exactly directions that would lead one to believe he or she is about to encounter a tiny bit of paradise. Nonetheless, that's exactly how I found the JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, North Carolina. The arboretum is a part of NC State University and…
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Experience The Blowing Rock, North Carolina’s Oldest Attraction Since 1933

The stone building with the brilliant red door evokes a storybook quality and is a fitting entrance to an attraction made famous by a legend. The Blowing Rock in the Blue Ridge Mountains is almost mythical and once I set foot through the crimson door, I joined the thousands of visitors who've made the journey to admire North Carolina's oldest attraction since 1933.     History of The…
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Plan Your Visit to James K. Polk’s Birthplace; America’s 11th President

Outside of Charlotte, North Carolina in the town of Pineville is the birthplace of America's eleventh president. On November 2, 1795, James K. Polk was born in a log cabin on a 150-acre farm on land owned by his father in this corner of Mecklenburg County. The eldest of ten children, Polk spent his youth here along the Little Sugar Creek before moving west to Tennessee. Today, the…
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Plan an Epic Trip to Mayberry This Year

Aunt Bee, Opie, Andy, and Barney – they’re all there. The Andy Griffith Show is classic television and the fictional town of Mayberry it's set in is as infamous as the show’s beloved characters. Mayberry isn’t just a place in television lore, Mayberry comes to life in Andy Griffith’s real hometown of Mt. Airy, North Carolina. The quaint town that served as the inspiration for Mayberry located at…
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The North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro – a zoo review

North Carolina is one of those amazing states that offers a little bit of everything in the way of sight-seeing and travel destinations.  From majestic mountains, sandhills, history, wineries, and beaches, the variety of things to do in the Tar Heel state is fantastic. I recently had the chance to visit one of the state's perennial favorites - The North Carolina Zoo.  Located in Asheboro on over 500-acres,…
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The Airborne & Special Operations Museum is a must-see in the heart of historic downtown Fayetteville

If your summer travels include a trip along I-95, be sure to say, Pull Over and Let Me Out, when you get to Fayetteville, North Carolina. Why stop here? Because in the heart of the historic downtown of this charming southern city awaits the Airborne & Special Operations Museum. The museum offers an incredibly well laid out history of the United States Army's Airborne and Special Operations.  Visitors…
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