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NC's Best-Kept Secrets
Lanes Ferry Dock & Grill is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

1. Lanes Ferry Dock & Grill

6.7
11016 N Carolina 210, Rocky Point, NC
Café da Manhã · 7 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Owner Kenny McManus serves a full country breakfast from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m., then switches to grilled hot dogs and hand-pattied hamburgers until 2:30 p.m. Leia mais.

Fair Bluff River Walk is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

2. Fair Bluff River Walk

140 Main Street, Fair Bluff, NC
Trilha · 1 dica

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: The trail begins behind the visitors center downtown, and it’s a little more than a mile out and back. Take your time; stop and watch the water flowing through the trees and listen to the birds. Leia mais.

Jones Lake State Park is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

3. Jones Lake State Park

4117 NC Highway 242 N (at Jones Lake Rd.), Elizabethtown, NC
Parque Estadual / Provincial · 2 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: It’s easy to get away from the crowds on the four-mile hike through the bay forest around Jones Lake, which leads to a spur tail to Salters Lake. Leia mais.

Sampson County History Museum is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

4. Sampson County History Museum

313 Lisbon St, Clinton, NC
Museu de História · 2 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Hundreds of artifacts and all the buildings have been donated over the years, including Wooten’s country store from the community of Timothy, a 70-year-old outhouse and a working blacksmith shop. Leia mais.

Kindred Spirit Mailbox is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

5. Kindred Spirit Mailbox

Sunset Beach, Sunset Beach, NC
Vista Panorâmica · 2 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Here, inside a rural mailbox next to a wooden bench that faces out to sea, you’ll find about a dozen pens and several notebooks where people have written their thoughts. Leia mais.

Casey's Barbecue & Home Cookin' Buffet is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

6. Casey's Barbecue & Home Cookin' Buffet

8.2
5601 Oleander Dr, Wilmington, NC
Restaurante Afro-Americano · 27 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Chicken and barbecue are the top sellers, but pigs feet is a close third. There’s also spiced catfish, whiting, fatback, clam strips and pan-fried okra without breading. Leia mais.

Earl Scruggs Center is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

7. Earl Scruggs Center

6.0
103 LaFayette Street, Shelby, NC
Museu · 2 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Study the three main methods of banjo playing, including the three-finger “Scruggs style,” at an interactive exhibit you can play at your own speed. Leia mais.

House Of Flags is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

8. House Of Flags

33 Gibson St, Columbus, NC
Museu de História · 1 dica

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: This museum holds more than 300 flags that have represented colonies, states, religions, brigades, veterans, republics and the USA itself. Leia mais.

Blue Ridge Distilling Co. is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

9. Blue Ridge Distilling Co.

228 Redbud Ln. (Hwy 226), Bostic, NC
Destilaria · 2 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Take a tour and watch the distillers control everything with iPads. They’ll also explain their efficient aging process, which takes months instead of years and makes a micro distillery feasible. Leia mais.

City Lunch is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

10. City Lunch

7.8
downtown, Lincolnton, NC
Hamburgueria · 7 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: The Big Boy breakfast - two eggs, grits, flapjacks, sausage, bacon and livermush, with toast and coffee - will satisfy. The hot dogs, dressed in homemade chili and served in wax paper, are legendary. Leia mais.

The SALT Block is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

11. The SALT Block

243 3rd Avenue, Hickory, NC
Praça · 1 dica

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: The SALT Block houses the Catawba Science Center, the Hickory Museum of Art, a folk arts hall, a performance hall, rehearsal space, a lawn for outdoor movies and a library. Leia mais.

The Schiele Museum is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

12. The Schiele Museum

7.7
1500 E Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC
Museu de Ciências · 13 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Enjoy the planetarium; several specimens from prehistory, including dinosaurs and a mastodon (a T. rex skeleton towers over the lobby); live animals; and a hall on the history of Native Americans. Leia mais.

The Green is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

13. The Green

8.1
425 S Tryon St (at Levine Avenue of the Arts), Charlotte, NC
Parque · Uptown · 18 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Tables, chairs, stools and low walls are decorated with whimsical public art. Two huge sculptures celebrate literary giants: Whitman, Haley, Bronte, Emerson. Leia mais.

14. Four Sisters Gallery of Self-Taught Visionary Art

Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount, NC
Galeria de Arte · 1 dica

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: One of North Carolina’s hardest-to-find art galleries is home to some of the state’s most unique outsider art. Leia mais.

Blackbeard's BBQ & C Food is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

15. Blackbeard's BBQ & C Food

5232 US Hwy 64 Alt E, Tarboro, NC
BBQ Joint · 3 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Save room to try the homemade ice cream, with an ever-changing selection of flavors like banana black walnut. Leia mais.

16. Grapevine Cafe

109 W Main St, Woodland, NC
Lanchonete Americana · 1 dica

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: The menu is full of Southern diner staples: open-faced roast beef sandwiches smothered in gravy, hamburger steaks and fried catfish. Leia mais.

17. History House Museum

321 Community Center Rd (N.C. 561), Tillery, NC
Museu de História · 1 dica

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: The History House Museum features old photos, artifacts from daily farm life and a video featuring the stories of Tillery’s oldest residents. Leia mais.

Cashie Wetlands Walk and Mini Zoo is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

18. Cashie Wetlands Walk and Mini Zoo

102 N York St, Windsor, NC
Zoológico · 1 dica

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: The town operates this free mini-zoo alongside a playground, housing dozens of animals from emus to donkeys to peacocks. Leia mais.

Parker's Ferry is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

19. Parker's Ferry

Parker’s Ferry Road, Winton, NC
Barco / Balsa · 1 dica

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Parker’s Ferry is one of three remaining cable ferries in the state, where a system of steel cables guides the boat across on a short ride across the river. Leia mais.

Downtown West Jefferson is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

20. Downtown West Jefferson

West Jefferson, NC
Cidade Pequena · 1 dica

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: The funky Bohemia art-and-coffee hangout is popular, and there are plenty of places to find sweets, locally brewed beer and a range of dinner options. Leia mais.

Doughton Park is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

21. Doughton Park

Blue Ridge Pkwy, Sparta, NC
Parque · 2 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: The Brinegar Cabin at Doughton Park stands where it was built by farmer and cobbler Martin Brinegar in 1885. The National Park Service bought it from his widow, Caroline, in 1937. Leia mais.

Wilson Creek Wild and Scenic River is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

22. Wilson Creek Wild and Scenic River

Collettsville, NC
Rio · 2 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: The creek tumbles down steep mountain slopes, losing nearly a mile in altitude in its 23-mile run from Grandfather Mountain to the Johns River. Leia mais.

Hiddenite Center is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

23. Hiddenite Center

316 Hiddenite Church Rd, Hiddenite, NC
Museu · 1 dica

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Hiddenite, a rare green crystal found in Alexander County, was mined for use in jewelry. The Hiddenite Center was founded in 1982 and is housed in the restored 22-room Lucas Mansion. Leia mais.

Wilkes Heritage Museum is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

24. Wilkes Heritage Museum

100 East Main Street (Broad Street), Wilkesboro, NC
Museu de História · 1 dica

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Before he was a NASCAR legend, Robert Glenn Johnson Jr. sharpened his skills as a delivery driver for Wilkes County moonshiners. His first race car is housed at Wilkes Heritage Museum in Wilkesboro. Leia mais.

Merchants Millpond State Park is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

25. Merchants Millpond State Park

176 Mill Pond Rd, Gatesville, NC
Parque Estadual / Provincial · 1 dica

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Visitors can enjoy fishing, hiking, canoeing and camping at Merchants Millpond State Park. The pond’s acidic waters are dark and tea-colored. Leia mais.

Taylor Cinema is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

26. Taylor Cinema

7.5
208 S Broad St, Edenton, NC
Cinema · 6 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: The Taylor offers first-run movies and afternoon and evening fun for travelers interested in a step back in time. Leia mais.

Jim "Catfish" Hunter Museum is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

27. Jim "Catfish" Hunter Museum

118 Market St (Church St), Hertford, NC
Museu · 2 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Jim “Catfish” Hunter was a pitcher who won 224 games and five world championships in his 15-year major league career with the Kansas City/Oakland A’s and the New York Yankees. Leia mais.

De'Tours is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

28. De'Tours

Elizabeth City, NC
Centro de Informação Turística · Downtown Elizabeth City · 1 dica

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Inside Elizabeth City’s oldest brick house, you can see wonderful antiques and hear Bonnie Calliotte and her husband, Jim, tell their stories. They also offer a scrumptious proper tea. Leia mais.

Whalehead in Historic Corolla is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

29. Whalehead in Historic Corolla

8.0
1100 Club Ln, Corolla, NC
Patrimônio Histórico · 12 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Paranormal researchers from Durham have documented abnormal activity inside the Whalehead Club and on park grounds, according to staff there. The club offers ghost tours throughout the week. Leia mais.

30. National Railroad Museum and Hall of Fame

120 E Spring St, Hamlet, NC
Museu de História · 1 dica

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: The museum features old silverware, conductors’ hats, lanterns, tobacco spittoons and much more. Leia mais.

Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

31. Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge

Ansonville, NC
Reserva Natural · 2 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: The wildlife refuge provides a place to hunt for deer, and fish for bass and catfish. Visitors can hike the trails or venture off the beaten path deep into the pines and hardwood trees. Leia mais.

Town Creek Indian Mound is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

32. Town Creek Indian Mound

509 Town Creek Mound Rd, Mount Gilead, NC
Patrimônio Histórico · 1 dica

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Several artifacts have been unearthed at the mound, including pieces of pottery and arrowheads and hundreds of skeletons. A temple on top of the mound has since been recreated. Leia mais.

North Carolina Music Hall of Fame is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

33. North Carolina Music Hall of Fame

600 Dale Earnhardt Blvd, Kannapolis, NC
Museu · 2 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Singers’ outfits and guitars are on display, along with plaques about artists that tell the story of North Carolina’s role in the music industry. Tours are free, but donations are accepted. Leia mais.

Keaton's Chicken is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

34. Keaton's Chicken

8.4
17365 Cool Spring Rd., Cleveland, NC
BBQ Joint · 10 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Story has it that the Schlitz brewery once offered B.W. Keaton $10,000 for his sauce recipe, but he said he wouldn’t sell it for less than $100,000. Leia mais.

Jesse Helms Center is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

35. Jesse Helms Center

Wingate, NC
Museu de História · 1 dica

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: A replica of Helms’ office in Washington, D.C., features more photos, editorial cartoons and his “no” stamp – in honor of his nickname, “Senator No.” Leia mais.

Albemarle Sweet Shop is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

36. Albemarle Sweet Shop

128 King Ave, Albemarle, NC
Padaria · 4 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Customers flock to the Albemarle Sweet Shop for birthday cakes, fruit bars and sugar cookies shaped like clowns. Recipes have been handed down over the years, from owner to owner. Leia mais.

37. Sennette's Hole

Sennett's Hole, Durham, NC
Rio · 1 dica

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: It’s simple: This is the perfect swimming hole. Its cool, dark waters are edged on one side by boulders that luxuriate in sunshine, and a thick, shady forest rings the entire pool. Leia mais.

Cedar Creek Gallery is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

38. Cedar Creek Gallery

7.6
1150 Fleming Rd, Creedmoor, NC
Loja de Arte e Artesanato · 6 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: The grounds spread across 4 acres, including potters’ and glassblowers’ studios built into beautiful barns and fine metal sculptures throughout the gardens. Leia mais.

Lynch Creek Farm is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

39. Lynch Creek Farm

2051 SE Lynch Rd, Rocky Ford, NC
Fazenda · 1 dica

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Barely marked and never advertised, this place truly is a secret. Bob Radcliffe and Kerry Carter open their gate three times a month for picnics, farmhouse dinners, and jazz and bluegrass music. Leia mais.

Bees' Knees Country Store is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

40. Bees' Knees Country Store

Henderson, NC
Comida / Bebida · 1 dica

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Jars of honey, harvested on-site, line shelves at the Bees’ Knees Country Store in Vance County. Leia mais.

Person County Museum Of History is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

41. Person County Museum Of History

309 N Main St, Roxboro, NC
Museu de História · 1 dica

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Seven historic buildings are home to a fascinating spread of memorabilia. Though the focus is Person County, the museum’s broad appeal is access to its cornucopia of artifacts and architecture. Leia mais.

Wake County Speedway is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

42. Wake County Speedway

6.7
2109 Simpkins Rd (at Fayetteville Rd), Raleigh, NC
Autódromo · 2 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Friday nights are soaked in the rumbling sound, bright lights and sizzling smells of a good old race. Concessions are available, and coolers are allowed. Leia mais.

Blue Ridge Parkway is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

43. Blue Ridge Parkway

9.1
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC
Parque Nacional · 25 dicas e avaliações
Wilderness Taxidermy & Outfitters is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

44. Wilderness Taxidermy & Outfitters

5040 Highlands Rd, Franklin, NC
Loja de Artigos Diversos · 1 dica

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Wilderness Taxidermy & Outfitters works on everything from elephants sent from Africa to squirrels shot locally. Leia mais.

Clays Corner is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

45. Clays Corner

Home of the Opossum Drop, Brasstown, NC
Posto de Combustível · 1 dica

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: The small, family-owned gas station and convenience store is home to the annual Possum Drop on New Year’s Eve, during which locals celebrate the new year with the lowering of a live opossum. Leia mais.

Tail of the Dragon is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

46. Tail of the Dragon

6.9
17555 Tapoco Rd, Robbinsville, NC
Estrada / Rua · 10 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: In a short stretch of U.S. 129 that runs over the Tennessee border, a motorist will encounter 318 turns in 11 miles. Bikers and motorists come from around the world to drive tight, steep curves. Leia mais.

Fields Of The Wood Bible Park is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

47. Fields Of The Wood Bible Park

7.3
hwy 294, Murphy, NC
Parque · 4 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Home of the world’s largest depiction of the Ten Commandments. Every letter of the passages from Exodus is 5 feet tall, making the words from Scripture cover an entire mountainside. Leia mais.

Judaculla Rock is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

48. Judaculla Rock

Judaculla Rd, Cullowhee, NC
Patrimônio Histórico · 2 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: According to Cherokee legend, a slant-eyed giant named Judaculla lived in the nearby mountains, and his footprint remains in the car-sized boulder now called Judaculla Rock. Leia mais.

Gorges State Park is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

49. Gorges State Park

9.0
NC Hwy 281, Sapphire, NC
Parque Estadual / Provincial · 6 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Every site is walk-in only, and the shortest walk is three-quarters of a mile. See Rainbow Falls and dozens of others, and maybe if you’re lucky spot a green salamander or a rare Swainson’s warbler. Leia mais.

Tsali Campground & Mountain Biking Trails is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

50. Tsali Campground & Mountain Biking Trails

7.2
Tsali Rd (Tsali Rd & Hwy 30), Almond, NC
Acampamento · 5 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: These fast, single-track mountain bike trails draw the hardiest riders in the state. The trails ring the edge of Fontana Lake, offering stunning views of the Smokies. Leia mais.

Pilot Mountain State Park is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

51. Pilot Mountain State Park

9.3
1792 Pilot Knob Park Rd, Pinnacle, NC
Parque Estadual / Provincial · 27 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: There are multiple hiking trails, from easy half miles to more strenuous treks. Camping, canoeing, fishing and picnicking also are allowed. You can climb, too, but only in designated areas. Leia mais.

River Park at Cooleemee Falls is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

52. River Park at Cooleemee Falls

Mocksville, NC
Parque · 1 dica

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: ‘The Bullhole’ has a stone dam, a sandy beach and impressive rock formations. Swimming and tubing are allowed. Leia mais.

Kitchen Roselli is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

53. Kitchen Roselli

6.9
105 E Main St, East Bend, NC
Restaurante Italiano · 13 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: David Roselli’s granny’s cream puffs are a specialty at Kitchen Roselli. Leia mais.

Reynolda House Museum Of American Art is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

54. Reynolda House Museum Of American Art

8.5
Winston-Salem, NC
Galeria de Arte · 4 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: The former “bungalow” home of tobacco magnate R.J. Reynolds has been preserved with most of its original furniture. You’ll also see the largest collection of American art south of Washington. Leia mais.

Love Valley is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

55. Love Valley

Carolina do Norte
Cidade · 2 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Love Valley is an authentic western town with saloons, a general store, a gift shop and a western store. There are 100 miles of horse-riding trails. Leia mais.

RCR Racing Museum is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

56. RCR Racing Museum

5.7
236 Industrial Dr, Welcome, NC
Museu · 4 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Cars driven by the late Dale Earnhardt, the most famous driver on the Richard Childress team, can be seen here. More than 50 race cars are on display in the RCR Racing Museum. Leia mais.

Dairi-O is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

57. Dairi-O

7.7
365 E Dalton Rd, King, NC
Restaurante Fast Food · 16 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: The menu includes everything from burgers to wings to salads, but the specialties are the hot dogs and milkshakes. Leia mais.

Bill's Hot Dog Stand is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

58. Bill's Hot Dog Stand

8.5
109 Gladden St, Washington, NC
Cachorro-Quente · 16 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Since 1928, Bill’s Hot Dogs has served up hot dogs and only hot dogs (except for a case of sodas and a rack of chips). Don’t bother to ask for ketchup; they don’t have it. Leia mais.

Deadwood is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

59. Deadwood

7.9
2302 Eds Grocery Rd (Everetts Rd.), Williamston, NC
Steakhouse · 4 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: The storefronts include an arcade, ice cream shop and the Smokehouse Grill Restaurant, which is packed on weekends. Once a month on a Saturday night, the steakhouse becomes a dinner theater. Leia mais.

Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

60. Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge

205 South Ludington Dr, Columbia, NC
Lugares ao Ar Livre · 3 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: You can learn about the endangered red wolf with education programs on Saturdays at a center in the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. Leia mais.

Port O'Plymouth Museum is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

61. Port O'Plymouth Museum

Water St, Plymouth, NC
Museu de História · 1 dica

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Wander deeply into the Civil War era at the Port O’ Plymouth Museum, with its cannon balls and other artifacts. Leia mais.

62. Providence United Methodist Church

Swanquarter, NC
Igreja · 1 dica

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: The original church, a plain wooden structure, later became a barn, but is now attached to a newer brick church. A plaque on the door proclaims, “The church moved by the hand of God.” Leia mais.

Raven Rock State Park is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

63. Raven Rock State Park

8.8
3009 Raven Rock Rd, Lillington, NC
Parque Estadual / Provincial · 12 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: For memorable vistas and great hiking within an hour of Raleigh, it’s hard to beat Raven Rock State Park. About half a mile upstream, an overlook offers a matchless view of the river. Leia mais.

Calloway Forest is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

64. Calloway Forest

Raeford, NC
Reserva Natural · Nenhuma dica ou avaliação

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Calloway Forest Preserve has room for both hunters and hikers on its more than 3,000 acres. The preserve was originally bought as part of efforts to protect the red-cockaded woodpecker. Leia mais.

The Old Hardware is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

65. The Old Hardware

475 Carthage St, Cameron, NC
Antiquário · 1 dica

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Husband and wife Ken and Jane Fairbanks moved to Cameron in 1986 and restored the building that became their Old Hardware Antiques store. Leia mais.

66. Mrs. Wengers

7.6
105 Charlotte Ave, Sanford, NC
Restaurante Americano · 4 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: The restaurant preserves down-home hospitality and age-old recipes such as the red-eye gravy that recently earned it a spread in Our State magazine. Try the fried chicken, vegetables and biscuits. Leia mais.

Yarborough's is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

67. Yarborough's

8.9
132 McIver St, Sanford, NC
Sorveteria · 21 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Hot dogs and hamburgers are on the menu, but the famous attractions are homemade ice cream flavors such as banana pudding and French silk pie, plus a variety of sherbets. Leia mais.

Blue Moon Cafe is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

68. Blue Moon Cafe

8.7
310 Hay St, Fayetteville, NC
Café · Downtown Fayetteville · 20 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Enjoy a cool drink on the sidewalk tables in front of the Blue Moon Cafe. Leia mais.

Cross Creek Linear Park is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

69. Cross Creek Linear Park

Fayetteville, NC
Parque · Downtown Fayetteville · 1 dica

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Cross Creek Linear Park strings together historic sites and points of interest in downtown Fayetteville. Leia mais.

70. Scotland County Museum

13040 X-Way Rd, Laurinburg, NC
Museu de História · Nenhuma dica ou avaliação

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Visitors can stop at any time and stroll by through the former working farm, but the best opportunity is at the site’s popular Cotton Festival. Leia mais.

71. Locklear Produce

X-Way Rd, Laurinburg, NC
Feira Livre · Nenhuma dica ou avaliação

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Don’t miss out on the fresh fruits and vegetables, ham and sausage. Leia mais.

Lumber River State Park is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

72. Lumber River State Park

2819 Princess Ann Rd, Orrum, NC
Parque Estadual / Provincial · 1 dica

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Some 81 miles of the Lumber have been federally designated a Wild and Scenic River. It’s not uncommon to have to drag a canoe or kayak overland to get around a fallen tree or other obstacle. Leia mais.

Shadow Hawk Western Town is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

73. Shadow Hawk Western Town

Smithfield, NC
Lugares ao Ar Livre · 1 dica

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Much of Shadowhawk’s charm comes from its no-frills, no-fuss atmosphere, so let your imagination roam. Good guy or bad guy? That’s up to you. Leia mais.

Mickey's Pastry Shop, Inc. is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

74. Mickey's Pastry Shop, Inc.

7.8
2704 Graves Dr, Goldsboro, NC
Padaria · 5 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Rainbow rows of handmade treats – cream puffs, doughnuts, cakes, tarts, muffins and more – beckon from the glass display case. Catch a glimpse of the bakers decorating birthday and wedding cakes. Leia mais.

Wilson Botanical Gardens is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

75. Wilson Botanical Gardens

1806 Goldsboro St SW, Wilson, NC
Jardim · 4 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: This garden within a garden is full of surprises for children and the young at heart. A music court and a dinosaur dig also can be found among the flower beds and tree stands. Leia mais.

Bulk And More is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

76. Bulk And More

Beulaville, NC
Padaria · 1 dica

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Buy in quantities from a few teaspoons of delicate, decorative sugar crystals to a 50-pound bag of flour. The family also makes a line of breads in an open kitchen adjacent to the main shopping area. Leia mais.

Bum's Restaurant is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

77. Bum's Restaurant

7.1
566 3rd St, Ayden, NC
BBQ Joint · 8 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Bum’s Restaurant keeps things simple, serving wood-cooked barbecue, fried chicken, collards and other staples to generations of loyal fans. Leia mais.

Contentnea Creek is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

78. Contentnea Creek

Grifton, NC
Rio · 1 dica

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Contentnea Creek is a popular destination for kayaking and canoeing. Visitors to the Contentnea can find entry points all along the creek, including in the towns of Snow Hill and Hookerton. Leia mais.

Cedarock Park is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

79. Cedarock Park

8.6
4242 R Dean, Burlington, NC
Parque · 7 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: There is a playground, volleyball and basketball courts and plenty of plain old open space to inspire adult tranquility and allow kids to let off steam. Leia mais.

80. Leasburg

Pleasant Grove, NC
Cidade Pequena · 1 dica

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Leasburg, on U.S. 158 between Yanceyville and Roxboro, is one of those places you could miss entirely if you blinked when you’re driving through. Leia mais.

Chinqua Penn Nature Trail is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

81. Chinqua Penn Nature Trail

341 Setliff Rd, Reidsville, NC
Trilha · 2 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: The 1.7-mile trail runs through a variety of habitats that attract more than 150 bird species and support a variety of wildflowers and woodland shrubs. Leia mais.

The Table Farmhouse Bakery is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

82. The Table Farmhouse Bakery

8.8
139 S Church St, Asheboro, NC
Café · 31 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: The restaurant’s fresh-made breads, pastries, salads and sandwiches change with the seasons; most ingredients come from the neighboring Asheboro Downtown Farmer’s Market. Leia mais.

Elsewhere Collaborative is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

83. Elsewhere Collaborative

7.9
606 S Elm St (W Lewis St), Greensboro, NC
Galeria de Arte · Downtown Greensboro · 7 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: The nonprofit museum holds weekend tours that offer access to the second and third floors, plus events and activities, for an additional cost. Leia mais.

Abundance Foundation is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

84. Abundance Foundation

220 Lorax Ln, Pittsboro, NC
Espaço de Eventos · 2 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: One-hour tours are held every Sunday and the first Friday of the month, but The Abundance Foundation is better known for its do-it-yourself workshops, kid-friendly activities and community events. Leia mais.

Hillsborough River Walk is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

85. Hillsborough River Walk

7.3
Hillsborough, NC
Trilha · 4 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Riverwalk is the first portion of the state’s proposed Mountains-to-Sea Trail to be built in Orange County, and one of only a few that will pass through a town. Leia mais.

Blair Fraley Thrift Store is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

86. Blair Fraley Thrift Store

Crossnore, NC
Brechó / Loja de Usados · 1 dica

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Visitors can also pop into the adjacent coffee shop and a weaving museum, where they can see local weavers practicing their craft and buy woven goods and pottery. Leia mais.

Laughing Seed Cafe is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

87. Laughing Seed Cafe

8.5
40 Wall St, Asheville, NC
Restaurante Vegetariano / Vegano · Downtown Asheville · 62 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Spinach-pesto manicotti is among the vegetarian dishes served at Laughing Seed Cafe. Leia mais.

Flat Rock Playhouse is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

88. Flat Rock Playhouse

8.2
2661 Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock, NC
Teatro · 8 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: For more than half a century, the Flat Rock Playhouse has officially been the state theater of North Carolina, but it’s a little off the beaten path. Leia mais.

Hot Springs Resort and Spa is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

89. Hot Springs Resort and Spa

8.3
315 Bridge Street, Hot Springs, NC
Spa · 8 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Perched on the banks of the French Broad River, the Hot Springs Spa and Resort caters to vacationers and hikers who traverse the Appalachian Trail, which goes down the town’s main street. Leia mais.

Jack Frost Dairy Bar is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

90. Jack Frost Dairy Bar

7.7
2449 Sugar Hill Rd, Marion, NC
Sorveteria · 8 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: The cones, sundaes, banana splits, parfaits and floats with the scoops in traditional flavors dominate the offerings. All their flavors, from chocolate to rocky road, are blended in by hand. Leia mais.

Penland School Of Crafts is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

91. Penland School Of Crafts

2577 Conley Ridge Rd, Bakersville, NC
Escola · 3 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: The Penland School of Crafts offers classes and facilities for all manner of creative arts, including blacksmithing. Leia mais.

The Historic Nu Wray Bed & Breakfast is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

92. The Historic Nu Wray Bed & Breakfast

102 Town Sq, Burnsville, NC
Cama e Café · 1 dica

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: You can sleep in the Elvis Presley room on the second floor, where the King himself once stayed while, like many current visitors, looking for real estate. Leia mais.

Big Oak Drive-In & BBQ is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

93. Big Oak Drive-In & BBQ

7.4
1167 Salter Path Rd, Salter Path, NC
Frutos do Mar · 28 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: In addition to the Shrimpburger – fried shrimp piled on a bun and served with hot sauce – Big Oak offers other seafood sandwiches, burgers and pork barbecue. Leia mais.

Catfish Lake Waterfowl Impoundment is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

94. Catfish Lake Waterfowl Impoundment

Cat Fish Farm Rd, Pollocksville, NC
Reserva Natural · Nenhuma dica ou avaliação

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Tune in to the whisper of the breeze in the long-leaf pines, the buzz of crickets in tall grass and the hum of bees investigating wildflowers. Leia mais.

Bear Island is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

95. Bear Island

Emerald Isle, NC
Praia · 3 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Bear Island offers one of the most private public beaches on the North Carolina coast. To get there, visitors have to paddle or motor their own boat, or take the pontoon-boat passenger ferry. Leia mais.

Oriental’s History Museum is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

96. Oriental’s History Museum

Village Square, Oriental, NC
Museu de História · 1 dica

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Collection highlights include signs from Red Lee’s Grill that offered hot dogs and burgers for the never-increasing price of 25 cents, and his 1954 Wurlitzer jukebox, recently repaired. Leia mais.

tulls mill pond is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

97. tulls mill pond

Deep Run, NC
Lago · 4 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Fishing costs $5 if you bring a boat, $3 if you cast from the bank. Pack a picnic and enjoy it on the lake’s shore, admiring the old cypress trees and listening to the rush of the water over the dam. Leia mais.

Carolina Coastal Railroaders Club is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

98. Carolina Coastal Railroaders Club

New Bern, NC
Clube Social · Downtown New Bern · 1 dica

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: In the 1,700-square-foot clubhouse, the Coastal Railroaders have built a layout that recreates the major architectural and geographical landmarks of New Bern. Leia mais.

99. Camden County Historic Jail

207-225 U.S. 158, Camden, NC
Patrimônio Histórico · 1 dica

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: The tour features historical photographs, tattered letters, old weapons, artifacts and 18th-century relics from a Yeopim Indian reservation. Leia mais.

Bohemia Gallery & Coffee is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

100. Bohemia Gallery & Coffee

7.3
106 N Jefferson Avenue (Main Street), West Jefferson, NC
Cafeteria · 4 dicas e avaliações
Rocky Knob is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

101. Rocky Knob

Hwy 421, Boone, NC
Trilha · 3 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: The 185-acre park features miles of mountain bike paths, skill areas, a pump track and a playground. Leia mais.

Wiseman's View is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

102. Wiseman's View

7.9
Old NC 105 (Kistler Memorial Highway), Morganton, NC
Vista Panorâmica · 3 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Wiseman’s View, one of the stops on the Pisgah Loop Scenic Byway, overlooks the Linville Gorge. Leia mais.

Hiddenite Mine is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

103. Hiddenite Mine

7.2
3-499 Emerald Hollow Mine Dr, Hiddenite, NC
Lazer em Geral · 7 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Tourists and schoolchildren still come to the Emerald Hollow Mine to pan for gems. Hiddenite was treasured for use in jewelry, and people here looked everywhere for it. Leia mais.

104. Hamlet Depot

2 W Main St, Hamlet, NC
Patrimônio Histórico · 1 dica

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Downstairs, train lovers will find a sprawling model of Hamlet as it looked in 1952. Leia mais.

105. Warren County Chamber of Commerce

130 N Main St, Warrenton, NC
Escritório · Nenhuma dica ou avaliação

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Founded in 1779, Warrenton is one of the state’s oldest towns. By its own telling, it once was one of the richest towns, booming in the 1800s on the back of cotton, tobacco, education and railroads. Leia mais.

Hardware Cafe is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

106. Hardware Cafe

7.6
106 S Main St, Warrenton, NC
Café · 3 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Locals love the Hardware Cafe, where a rolling ladder is still propped against the handsome shelves of the store that once stood here. Leia mais.

Highest Elevation Lookout is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

107. Highest Elevation Lookout

7.7
Blue Ridge Parkway, Cullowhee, NC
Vista Panorâmica · 2 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: At 6,053 feet, the winding highway hits its apex just south of Waynesville on the Jackson County line. Leia mais.

Roanoke River Maritime Museum is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

108. Roanoke River Maritime Museum

W Water St, Plymouth, NC
Museu · 1 dica

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Check out the replica of the Civil War ironclad, the CSS Albemarle. Leia mais.

God's Creations wildlife museum and gallery is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

109. God's Creations wildlife museum and gallery

Plymouth, NC
Galeria de Arte · 1 dica

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Here you can see an impressive array of mounted and model animals from four continents, including the “Big Five” African animals. There are great specimens from the American west – moose, elk, sheep. Leia mais.

Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe is one of NC's Best-Kept Secrets.

110. Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe

8.3
7623 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC
Frutos do Mar · 33 dicas e avaliações

The News & ObserverThe News & Observer: Diners can await a view of a couple of osprey affectionately known as Lucy and Ricky. Their large craggy nest is perched on a tree in the Roanoke Sound, at the perfect height for Lone Cedar diners. Leia mais.