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Things to Do at Natural and Cultural Sites across NC

Recreation and Culture, Events

Interested in hearing a lecture by an art or history expert? Want to see artifacts from Blackbeard's flagship being conserved and displayed? Between lectures, tours, hands-on art making, living history programs, concerts, family festivals and opportunities to explore wide open spaces, Natural and Cultural Resources truly has something for everyone. Please join us!


Recreation and Culture, Recreation

Regulated trapping is an integral component of wildlife conservation programs, as it controls abundant wildlife, removes nuisance animals, aids in restoring native species, and protects habitat, property and threatened and endangered species.  

Traveler Information in Real-Time

Recreation and Culture, Tourism

Traffic, road conditions/closures, weather, events that cause severe and unusual congestion

Trips and Travel Ideas from Cultural Resources

Recreation and Culture, Arts and Culture

Trips for exploring North Carolina's natural & cultural resources by theme, including the Civil War, African American experience and more

VisitNC Event Calendar

Recreation and Culture, Events

Plan your getaway around a signature event or find out what’s happening during your visit. From quick weekend trips to longer stays, you might watch a hammer throw competition at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, sample sounds where they were born at the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival, go for the top prize in the Big Rock Blue Marlin Fishing Tournament, or enjoy seasonal events like July 4th celebrations and Christmas light displays.


Recreation and Culture, Tourism

Learn more about how the N.C. North Department of Transportation works for bicyclists and pedestrian, at WalkBikeNC. While you’re there, check out local resources or map your next bike ride across North Carolina.

Wild Store

Land and Environment, Wildlife

Purchase wildlife calendars, waterfowl conservation print and stamp, Becoming an Outdoors Woman gift certificate.