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North Carolina Museum of Life and Science

North Carolina Museum of Life and Science

Located in Durham, the North Carolina Museum of Life and Science is a 78-acre, 50,000-square-foot interactive science-technology center that mixes science and fun. Interactive exhibits explore topics such as weather, aerospace and geology. Visitors can embark on a train ride through a nature park and wander through a 5000-square-foot glass conservatory filled with over 1,000 free-range tropical butterflies.

North Carolina Zoo

One of the world’s largest and finest walk-through natural-habitat zoos, the North Carolina Zoo features more than 1,100 animals from 250 species as well as thousands of rare plants spread over 500 acres in Asheboro in central North Carolina. The zoo has shops and picnic areas and offers family events year-round.

Lowe’s Motor Speedway

Located in Concord, Lowe’s Motor Speedway is a mecca of motorsports. In addition to hosting two NASCAR Nextel Cup races and two NASCAR Busch Series races each year, this venue also holds NASCAR’s All-Star Race. The Nextel Cup Gift Shop offers guided tours of the speedway including a high-speed lap around the 1.5-mile banked oval.

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