North Carolina is known for many things, from its crystal clear beaches in the east to its scenic vistas in the west and everywhere between. But did you know that North Carolina also has its fair share of quirky places? Join us for a journey through some of North Carolina's most unexpected delights, starting in the Land of Oz.
Quirky Places in North Carolina
The Land of Oz
The Land of Oz has reopened the yellow brick road to the public for the first time since the early 1980s.
Duke Lemur Center
Duke University runs the largest sanctuary for endangered lemurs in the US.
Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park
Folk artist Vollis Simpson's enormous whirligigs are on permanent display in downtown Wilson.
Sylvan Heights Bird Park
Engage in close encounters with hundreds of birds at Sylvan Heights Bird Park.
Once you visit Mystery Hill, you’ll never look at gravity the same way again.
The Carolina Balloonfest offers a colorful, gravity-defying spectacle each year.
The Tattoo Archive
The Tattoo Archive tells the history of tattoo art and culture with curated exhibits and educational resources.