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Whether you're looking for Southern hospitality, the East Coast's largest antique market, historic homes and sights, one of Eastern North Carolina's most popular attractions for kids, superb golfing, or the best plate of pork barbecue, Wilson is the place for you. Wilson is named for General Louis Dicken Wilson (1789-1841) who was a state senator and an early advocate of the public school movement. Called one of North Carolina's most beautiful cities, with an abundance of treasures and simple pleasures, Wilson is full of fun, nostalgia, and historic sites, just waiting for your discovery.
Wilson offers an abundance of simple pleasures and treasures. Visitors will discover local charm with attractions past and present and a rich heritage of gracious hospitality. Known as the "City of Beautiful Trees", visitors can stroll tree-lined streets of historic districts in downtown Wilson and purchase works by local artists at the Wilson Arts Center, Barton College Art Museum or The North Star Gallery and enjoy a theatrical performance at the Edna Boykin Cultural Center. Wilson holds a reputation as the "City of Antiques"; enabling you to discover treasures of classic design antiques and other unique accessories.
The rich history as a farm community is evident in Wilson's distinction as "America's Largest Tobacco Market." Smell the aroma of the golden leaf while trying to keep up with the fast-chanting auctioneer during a tobacco market tour (July - October).
Whether you like big adventure, or just beautiful sightseeing, boating, golfing, biking, beach combing, or just visiting lighthouses, antique shops, playhouses, museums and galleries, North Carolina is rich with attractions and amusements
One of the most exhilarating beach vaction spots on the East Coast is NC'S Outer Banks. Vacation rentals from Corolla down past Kitty Hawk and Nags Head and all the way to the former pirate stronghold of Ocracoke Island. You have to do this at least once in your lifetime.
If mountains are more your style then the North Carolina Smoky Mountains offer a value family vacation with hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and scenic drives through the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forest. The Blue Ridge Parkway offers many outstanding mountain views and scenic overlooks. You can't go wrong on this one!
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