Whether you’re looking for a thrilling day at the races, a hiking adventure on a historic dirt track, or you want to ride shotgun in a souped-up car with a pro, there are plenty of places to experience — and celebrate — the history of racing in our state.
12 North Carolina Destinations for Accessible Travel
A growing number of businesses, organizations, and attractions across the state are making the adventures that every North Carolinian should experience more accessible than ever.
In the early 1970s, a fortuitous partnership between one of North Carolina’s iconic industries and a financially strapped NASCAR saved stock car racing and spawned a sports institution.
Welcome to North Colalina
Since Pepsi’s invention in a New Bern pharmacy in 1898, independent bottlers across North Carolina have made bottles of the soda collectible points of pride.
Fearless in the Foothills
Hidden away in the hollers just west of the Piedmont, where the land begins to rise, our ancestors learned to enjoy themselves with homemade whiskey, music, car racing, and other activities that provided relief from the arduous work of farming and laboring in mills.
Points of Pride
North Carolina’s state symbols make up a one-of-a-kind collection that tells our story. They include our native plants, the art we create, the crops we grow, and so much more.
An Our State Playlist: Charlotte’s Musical Roots & Branches
Explore the Queen City’s musical influence and history with our curated Spotify playlist.
A Guide to Downtown Kannapolis
A town that once relied on the nearby textile mill to thrive now stands on its own thanks to a downtown revitalization project and enterprising local entrepreneurs.
A 48-Hour Getaway in the Queen City
Find out where to explore, eat, drink, and shop during a quick getaway to Charlotte with this extensive itinerary.