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North Carolina

North Carolina, USA
Want to visit North Carolina, USA?

"The tarheel state"

Want to see a real star? ... Then visit North Carolina and experience a genuine living movie set. Each year thousands of visitors flock to North Carolina in search of our wonderful outdoors lifestyle and our fascinating cultural heritage showcased in many a blockbuster movie. Dirty Dancing, Sleeping with the Enemy, Patch Adams and Last of the Mohicans are among nearly 600 movies filmed on-location in North Carolina making it one of North America's premier film and television locations.

With so many stunning backdrops all over the state, it is no wonder the movie makers choose North Carolina as one of their top destinations and after visiting yourself, you'll see why.

Visitors will marvel at the awe inspiring Great Smoky Mountains, including the spectacular 252 mile long Blue Ridge Parkway, and during Autumn the mountains are awash with seasonal colours sure to be one of the most stunning drives of your life. Explore our pristine coastline with its sandy beaches and friendly coastal towns or take a tour through the heartland of North Carolina with its rolling hills, historical towns and love of barbeques.

In North Carolina, ask what the locals are most proud of and many will answer it is their strong cultural heritage which they love to share with any visitor. The Wright brothers were the first to take to the air in a powered aircraft in 1903 at Kill Devil Hills in Kitty Hawk, a quaint seaside village on the Outer Banks. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains is the laid back and historical town of Asheville and nearby is the thriving Cherokee Indian Reservation, as well as the impressive Biltmore Estate with the country's largest private home within its grounds.

Top bill on your sports screens this year is another North Carolina hit, the US Open 2005. The event will take place at the beautiful golf resort of Pinehurst in June and the Worlds top golfers will be taking part. North Carolina boasts some of the finest golf courses in the world, with amazing mountain backdrops and over 600 courses - North Carolina is nothing more than a golfers paradise.

With such a varied natural and cultural landscape, North Carolina is ripe for exploring - so bring the big screen to life and experience North Carolina.

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