Downtown Bailey, North Carolina

North Carolina is a state of varied landscape from the coast in the east all the way to the mountains to the west. This book gives us a chance to turn off the GPS, grab a map and discover all the places, faces and food that make North Carolina a great place to live. So follow us below as we drive our way through all 22 day trips set out in this book and discover the real North Carolina.

From the Back Cover

No planning required!
Need a day away to relax, refresh, renew? Just get in your car and go! Day Trips from Raleigh-Durham is your guide to hundreds of exciting things to do, see, and discover right in your own backyard. Explore places you never even knew existed—many free of charge and most within a two-hour drive of the Raleigh-Durham area.
Do something prehistoric: Examine fossilized bones, teeth, and shells on
display at the Aurora Fossil Museum or dig for your own fossils in a special
area outside.
Do something flowery: Celebrate one of the state’s most prolific plants at Wilmington’s North Carolina Azalea Festival, featuring big-name music stars, a full-fledged circus, and garden tours.
Do something patriotic: Wander through the artifacts and photographic exhibits at the 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum to learn about this famed unit’s history.
Do something kid-approved: Have fun with go-karts, arcade games, water slides, and a giant wave pool at Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park.
With full trip-planning information, you can make the most of your time off and rediscover the simple pleasures of a day trip.

The wagon alongside Highway 581




September 11, 2011 – Bailey, Kenly and Wilson – click here for post

Miles Traveled: 151 miles


– Country Doctor Museum 

–  Old Larry at Brenda’s Used Furniture & Antiques (racist art included) 

–  Bill’s Barbeque and Chicken Restaurant


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