Tar Heel Tidbits

North Carolina facts, history, activities and more for the young (and young at heart)

Cat Museum Boasts 5,000+ Feline Curiosities

Wonders abound at the Sylva American Museum of the House Cat

The Great Carolina Fried Chicken Map

Plan ahead with a road map highlighting 300+ fried chicken spots

A Good Read: Goodnight, North Carolina

This little board book gives an early start to state pride

New Waterpark Opens in the Outer Banks

H2OBX is a new way to cool off in Powells Point

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

July 6–9, 2017, near Linville

Run in Style at a Halloween Half Marathon

Competitors at Fayetteville’s Oct. 29 event run in costume

See the Stars at a New NC Observatory

The Burnsville site houses the largest public optical telescope in the state

Make a Solar Eclipse Projection Viewer

Get this DIY project ready for the Aug. 21, 2017 eclipse

Getting to Know: Carolista Fletcher Baum

The activist who saved Jockey’s Ridge sand dune

A Good Read: Bulldozer Dreaming

An NC author gives kids insight into how bulldozers get ready for bed

See NC by Train (and a Discounted Fare)

Special $5 kids’ fares are available through August 2017

Free Guide for Your Drive

Explore North Carolina’s less-traveled roads this summer!