Activities & Things To Do In North Carolina

Below you will find a neatly organized list of interesting activities and things to do in North Carolina.  Foodies, adrenaline junkies, sports fanatics, tinkerers, or those looking for something a little more laid back are sure to find an activity here that will suit their tastes.  There are many interesting things to do in North Carolina ranging from the tame to the extreme!


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Gemstone Mining

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Gemstone Mining Adventure – Click for more details

Flume mining for gemstones, all of the excitement minus the digging. The Carolinas are rich in minerals and known for producing world class specimens. Find aquamarines, emerald, moonstone, garnet, ruby, sapphire and others.  And if you wantto make a weekend out of it, a campground, hotel, log cabin rentals, fishing guides, restaurant and other shops are nearby.

Check out their website for special events, prices, operating schedule, and driving directions.


Gemstone Mining

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Gemstone Mining Adventure – Click for more details

North Carolina gemstones are some of the best in the world so this isn’t your typical state fair type of mining event.  Find world class gemstone quality gemstones such as ruby, sapphire, rutile, garnets and other gems and minerals.  Of all of the cool things to do in North Carolina this activity can make you rich with a little luck and persistence.

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Free Sirloin Steak & Two Sides

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Free Steak Dinner – Click for more details.

There is one catch though, you have to eat the whole thing in less than 1 hr and it weighs 4.5 lbs.  If you fail you have to pay for it. Set in a relaxed rustic setting with much more elbow room than your probably used to.  Huge menu, great prices, awesome ambience.  The premises can be rented for weddings, business or other events.

Check their website to view current hours of operation, full menu and details about the free steak dinner.