Some fun things to do in North Carolina include exploring the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which straddles North Carolina and Tennessee, notes the National Park Service. Spending a day at the Carowinds theme park and touring the eclectic exhibitions of Discovery Place are other options. Carowinds and Discovery Place are both in Charlotte, NC.
Some ways to explore the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are by car, bicycle, horseback or on foot. Other activities within the park include fishing, picnicking and camping. The park is also home to a number of historic buildings and cabins, as well as waterfalls and wildlife.
Carowinds is a family-friendly theme park with 13 roller coasters and a range of other thrill rides. It also features a variety of dining options, an animatronic dinosaur exhibition and Planet Snoopy, an area of the park devoted to PEANUTS-themed attractions, including roller coasters and live shows, according to Carowinds. Included in the admission fee is access to the Boomerang Bay Water Park.
Some of the attractions at Discovery Place are the World Alive Aquarium, the Discovery 3D Theatre and KidScience, an educational exhibition aimed at children under 7 years old. Past exhibitions at Discovery Place have covered the history and evolution of the guitar, the biology and behavior of diverse frog species and Dr. Gunther von Hagens' preserved human bodies.