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Biltmore House

Biltmore House
Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina, 28803
Built between 1888 and 1895 for George Washington Vanderbilt II, this French Renaissance-inspired chateau is the largest privately-owned home in the United States at 175,000 square feet.

Cape Hatteras Light

Cape Hatteras Light
Buxton, Dare County, North Carolina, 27920
Located on Hatteras Island in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is recognized as the tallest lighthouse in America. It is still in operation. The light at the top is automated and is visible every seven seconds.

Chimney Rock State Park

Chimney Rock State Park
Chimney Rock, Rutherford County, North Carolina, 28720
Formerly Hickory Nut Gorge State Park, the park includes the old Chimney Rock Park containing the chimney and cliffs. Chimney Rock is accessible by elevator and providing views of the park and surrounding countryside.

Duke University

Duke University
Durham, North Carolina, 27708
Duke University is a private research university founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present-day town of Trinity in 1838. The school moved to Durham in 1892

Grove Arcade

Grove Arcade
Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina, 28801
Built by Dr. Edwin Wiley Grove between 1926 and 1929, the elaborate, Tudoresque building occupies a full city block with glazed terra cotta covering its reinforced concrete and steel structure.

Mint Museum of Art (Uptown)

Mint Museum of Art (Uptown)
Charlotte, North Carolina
The Mint Museum's new 145,000-square-foot (13,500 m2) location opened on October 1, 2010. Designed by Machado and Silvetti Associates of Boston, the building's estimated cost is $57 million.

North Carolina Botanical Garden

North Carolina Botanical Garden
Chapel Hill, Orange County, North Carolina, 27599
North Carolina Botanical Garden comprises 14 collections and display gardens, containing some 5,900 accessions representing 2,100 species.

North Carolina Capital Building

North Carolina Capital Building
Raleigh, North Carolina
The North Carolina State Capitol is the former seat of the legislature of the U.S. state of North Carolina. Currently housing the offices of the Governor of North Carolina.

North Carolina General Assembly

North Carolina General Assembly
Raleigh, North Carolina, 27601
The Legislators of North Carolina. Legislators in both chambers serve two-year terms.

North Carolina Supreme Court

North Carolina Supreme Court
Raleigh, North Carolina
The Supreme Court of the State of North Carolina is the state's highest appellate court. Until the creation of the North Carolina Court of Appeals in the 1960s, it was the state's only appellate court.

North Carolina

North Carolina State Flag
Postal Code: NC
Capital City: Raleigh
Became a State: November 21, 1789
Population: 10,042,802*
Area: 53,819.16 miles2 (139,391.76 km2)

* 2015 est. U.S. Census Bureau
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Top 10 Most Popular North Carolina Landmarks

  1. Biltmore House
  2. Chimney Rock State Park
  3. North Carolina General Assembly
  4. North Carolina Supreme Court
  5. Duke University
  6. North Carolina Botanical Garden
  7. Cape Hatteras Light
  8. North Carolina Capital Building
  9. Grove Arcade
  10. Mint Museum of Art (Uptown)

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