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Travelers seeking the best from their trips to the South can find plenty of reasons to visit North Carolina:

  • In Asheville, the 3,200-hectare Biltmore estate boasts America’s largest home (with 250 rooms) and the country’s most visited winery.
  • Kitty Hawk Kites on the Outer Banks is the world’s largest hang-gliding school, teaching people to soar on the winds that lifted the Wright Brothers into history with the first powered flight.
  • In Raleigh, the C. Museum of Art has created the country’s largest museum art park, a 66-hectare expanse with trails that lead to garden areas and unexpected installations such as a walk-in camera obscura.
  • In Smithfield, the Ava Gardner Museum celebrates the local beauty who found stardom on the movie screen. Her 100th birthday creates an occasion for special events, including the Ava Gardner Festival in October.
  • The Earl Scruggs Center in Shelby offers hands-on exhibits that reflect the life and times of the banjo master who helped define bluegrass.
  • Motorsports fans can connect with « The King » at the Richard Petty Museum in Randleman as well as the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, where dozens of famous drivers are part of the immersive experience.

Contact: Article Onze Tourisme, Representation of Travel South USA in France, Marie Loyola, Email: mloyola@articleonze.com