Whether you are planning your first visit to the state, you’ve lived here your whole life, or you’re making the move and you are curious about what to do once you are done looking at Greensboro apartments for rent, many of the museums in North Carolina are a must-see. The state is known for a deep, rich history but where do we start?
It’ll all depend on a few things, such as what you are passionate about and where exactly in the state you’ll be finding yourself in. Location is the big one, but for some locations on the list it’ll be absolutely worth traveling across the state just to see them. No matter what gets you excited, here’s the best museums that everyone will love.
Asheville Museum of Science
Taking the time to better understand the science of how the world works is the perfect way to spend a weekend for the children in our lives as well as those of us who are still young at heart. For those looking to spark their creativity, the Asheville Museum of Science offers numerous ways to learn thanks to their focus on interactive, hands-on learning.
As mentioned, this museum is for all ages but younger children will especially feel like they belong. If you are someone with a young family, don’t pass on the trip here as this could be the very place which creates a passion in your children that lasts a lifetime.
The Biltmore Estate
What is known today as the largest home throughout the entire country, the Biltmore Estate is the family home of the Vanderbilts. While the story of how they lived as they did is not something that most of us are familiar with, most people will still have heard of the family name. As someone who might just be the newest residents to the state, it only seems right to become familiar with the state’s most famous family.
The 175,000 square foot home stands largely as it did when it was built and serves today as a reminder of how some of America’s richest families lived throughout the history of the country. On display are the preserved pieces of the family’s art collection, their very own clothing and even furniture dating as far back as the construction of the home.
Asheville Pinball Museum
When it comes to pinball, every single person can be put into one of two groups. First there are those who are absolutely obsessed with it and the other group is filled with those who don’t know what they are missing. Take the latter group to the Asheville Pinball Museum, and they’ll also be crazy about pinball before they are even halfway through the place.
Guests pay a flat fee when they walk through the doors and then they have access to not only some of the best pinball machines out there, but also tons of retro video games as well. This might not be what everyone thinks of as a museum but it is a must see for anyone who is only even passing through the state.