• Top NC tourist attractions: 2019 edition

    By: Cameron Snipes, Triangle Business Journal


    NORTH CAROLINA - A small handful of Charlotte-area attractions are among the most-visited tourist spots in the state, according to the Carolina Publishing and Associates annual survey. 

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    And for the fifth year in a row, Raleigh’s North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences ranks as the state’s most visited attraction on the list. During 2018, the museum reported 1,007,188 visitors – the only attraction on the list to top 1 million visitors.

    Check out this slideshow to see the top 30. 

    The 2018 survey is the 15th annual ranking. Biltmore, located in Asheville, no longer reports attendance totals, and is not included in the survey.

    In addition to the annual survey, Carolina Publishing and Associates publishes Carolina Field Trips Magazine and the Carolina Heritage Guide.

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