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Autumn at Oz Tickets on Sale Now

Follow the yellow brick road and join Dorothy and friends this fall at the Land of Oz.

Biltmore Offers Free Admission to Kids During Summer

Kids 16 and younger are admitted to the estate for FREE May 25-Sept. 3.

Wilmington: Not Just a Beach Vacation

Not only does it offer quick access to Wrightsville Beach, but Wilmington also boasts plenty of other activities that appeal to multiple members of the family.

A Tale of Two Stone Mountains

Despite sharing a name, both Stone Mountains offer unique delights for families to enjoy.

Kid-Friendly Music Festivals in the Carolinas

Regional music festivals offer fun for the whole family.

Join North Carolina State Parks' 100-Mile Challenge

Program highlights state's waterways and nearly 1,500 miles of hiking trails across the state.

The Best 9 Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipes Ever

Take the chill out of the air with a cup of homemade hot chocolate. Here are nine recipes to die for.

'Marvel Universe LIVE!' Coming to Raleigh, Greensboro

There’s a legendary battle to defend the universe from evil, and you’re invited to grab a seat to see the action as "Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes" heads to North Carolina.

At Home in Hendersonville

Often overshadowed by Asheville, its showier neighbor to the north, this charming western North Carolina town is a family destination in its own right.

North Carolina Aquariums to Offer Reduced Admission for Low-Income Families

The new prices will be available at the North Carolina Aquariums at Roanoke Island, Pine Knoll Shores and Fort Fisher.

Boo at the North Carolina Zoo Takes Place This Weekend

Boo at the North Carolina Zoo (Oct. 28-29) will feature a variety of games, a costume contest, face painting, music, a puppet parade and a dance

New Dinosaur Exhibit Coming to Greensboro Science Center

Take a day trip to experience "Prehistoric Passages: Realm of Dragons," which opens Nov. 17.

Enjoy New Foods, Rides and Exhibits at the 2017 North Carolina State Fair

The fair celebrates its 150th birthday with a special admission price on opening day, Oct. 12.

Recreational Trails Program Awards Grants for Local Projects

State officials recently announced an award of $2.1 million in grants for 25 trails projects across the state.

Gatlinburg Offers Quirky Fun for the Whole Family

Gatlinburg is a carnival of activity with beautiful natural surroundings, amusement park rides, mazes of mirrors and unusual museums.

8 Scenic Drives in North Carolina for Families

North Carolina is home to many scenic routes for families who enjoy road-tripping.

Zoo Announces Gorilla Addition

Dembe, a 5-year-old male, will join the North Carolina Zoo's gorilla troop.

Family-Friendly Fall Festivals in North Carolina

Venture out of town for a day trip or weekend getaway to enjoy one or more of the state's best fests.

The Ghost Train Returns to Tweetsie Railroad This Fall

Tweetsie Railroad’s Ghost Train will be held Friday and Saturday nights from Sept. 22 to Oct. 28.

Disney on Ice Tickets on Sale Now

North Carolina shows are scheduled for Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro and Fayetteville.

What You Need to Know About This Summer’s Solar Eclipse

A compilation of events and viewing parties occurring within the path of totality.

Attractions in Columbia, South Carolina, Offer Educational Opportunities for All Ages

Plan a trip to this South Carolina capital city, the home of the largest children's museum in the South.

KidsFest Returns to Carowinds July 15-16

Popular celebration includes performances from Choo Choo Soul and the PEANUTS Gang.

Tickets on Sale Now for Day Out With Thomas in Spencer

Day Out With Thomas will be held Sept. 29-Oct. 1 and Oct. 6-8 at the North Carolina Transportation Museum.

Five Reasons Why the North Carolina Zoo Draws Record Crowds

Thanks to new attractions and additions, attendance has soared to a 20-year high.

Banner Elk, Beech Mountain Hosting Mile High Fourth of July

Five-day celebration planned with live music, parade and fireworks.

Things for Kids to do at the Biltmore

Bonus: Kids get in free with paying adult all summer long at Biltmore Estate.

8 Ways to Spark Summer Reading

Help your kids discover the pleasures of reading books.

Scenic Emerald Isle is an Ideal Destination for Summer Fun

Enjoy a family-friendly Crystal Coast adventure.

Letter Signed by Jefferson to Make Rare Appearance at State Capitol

A letter signed by Thomas Jefferson dated Jan. 22, 1816, will be exhibited at the State Capitol.
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