Exploring North Carolina: Discover the Unique and Fascinating Things This Southern State Has to Offer

Discover what makes North Carolina unique & fascinating! From majestic mountains & hiking trails to charming Piedmontese & picturesque coastline - there's something for everyone!

Exploring North Carolina: Discover the Unique and Fascinating Things This Southern State Has to Offer

The Blue Ridge Mountains, Ten Beautiful and Unique Headlights, Sun Drop soda fresher than ever, a ghost town owned by an 83-year-old man, the Land of Oz Theme Park, a dark “covered” bridge, the Shangri-La Stone Village, the Canopy-Covered House of Coffee Cups, Thomas Wolfe's Angel, the Alphabet Museum in Waxhaw, the Kindred Spirit mailbox, a replica of the Michael Myers House from Halloween, the final resting place of Chang and Eng Bunker, the world's largest natural habitat zoo, the North Carolina State Art Museum, bordering states South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee and Georgia, White Lake near Elizabethtown, the North Cardinal as state bird, milk as state drink, majestic mountains and fascinating hiking trails, charming Piedmontese and picturesque coastline, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and jazz music - these are just some of the unique and fascinating things that North Carolina has to offer. North Carolina is a quintessential southern state in the United States with a total state area of 52,669 square miles. It is the 28th-largest state in the United States. The Blue Ridge Mountains are one of its most iconic features.

It is also home to Ten Beautiful and Unique Headlights that are worth exploring. Sun Drop soda is also fresher than ever in North Carolina. Today, the ghost town of Henry River Mill is single-handedly owned by Wade Shepherd, an 83-year-old man who lives nearby. Inaugurated in 1970 in honor of L.

Frank Baum's original book, Land of Oz Theme Park was initially established to continue attracting visitors to the neighboring Beech Mountain ski resort. The park closed in 1980 but after a partial restoration it only opens once a year for the Autumn of Oz event that welcomes several thousand tourists. But apart from the event, the park is in ruins and abandoned. Would you dare to enter a dark “covered” bridge built in 1894 without knowing what is on the other side? Shangri-La Stone Village is an interesting architectural marvel consisting of 27 elaborate buildings created by Henry L. Warren who dedicated the last few years of his life to its construction from rocks from his own land.

From 1968 to 1977 Warren designed the city to have all the contemporary amenities such as a hotel, a theater, a gym and even a water tower. The solid stone used in its construction has prevented it from wearing out. Owned by Avery and Doris Sisk, the canopy-covered house sits at the end of an unpaved country road in Cameron city. An accidental creation, the collage of coffee cups began when they took home a set of 15 cups at random and hung them as decorations. After several years and 20,000 cups later they have created a masterpiece. Mentioned in Look Homeward Angel by Thomas Wolfe is an arched conduit that was erected in 1909 as an access to Zealandia Mansion.

In 1941 Tennessee Valley Authority built a dam on land donated by ALCOA which saw it as an immense opportunity to generate hydroelectricity. Due to its construction several communities were displaced and instead Lake Fontana flowed. The Alphabet Museum in Waxhaw was founded in 1991 with the purpose of assembling a platform to exhibit and research minority languages from around the world. Established by William Cameron Townsend it is overseen by Jungle Aviation and Radio Services with more than 12 exhibitions each dedicated to a specific language or language category such as Hebrew, Arabic Greek or African languages. For more than 30 years an insignificant mailbox “Kindred Spirit” has been located on Bird Island's coast although nothing is known about its original owner it is believed that it was erected because of a mirage he saw resembling it. What if you could pay an invitation-only visit to Michael Myers House from 1978 horror classic Halloween? A replica of original Myers House built in 1888 as setting for film Kenny Caperton's version established him as film's biggest fan. The final resting place of Chang and Eng Bunker world's most famous conjoined twins born in Thailand in 1811 is also located here.

The massive creation houses most of nine-story garage building covered in transparent blue and purple rectangles connected to several 30-foot tall red fins which light up and play music when played.

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has been home to some famous sports stars such as Michael Jordan Stephen Curry or John Wall. It is also home to world's largest natural habitat zoo which means animals have plenty of room to roam. While planning for state art museum began in 1924 with creation of North Carolina State Art Society actual museum was not built until 1947. North Carolina borders South Carolina Virginia Tennessee and Georgia with Atlantic Ocean to east of state. White Lake near Elizabethtown is small town with picturesque lake backgrounded by white sand and crystal clear waters.

North Carolina chose North Cardinal as its state bird in 1943; seven other states also chose this bird to represent them but North Carolina is not alone seventeen other states have also designated milk as their state drink. Located on Outer Banks Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is not only North Carolina's tallest lighthouse but also most distinctive with its black and white striped design. But don't forget that North Carolina is also home to some famous jazz musicians who have made their mark on this genre. Whether you want to learn more about state's origins or if you're an enthusiastic sports fan there's a reason everyone should give North Carolina a chance.

With so much unique and fascinating things this southern state has to offer there's something for everyone!.

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