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2014-02-24 16:24:07

MATTHEWS, N.C., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the annual survey of North Carolina's largest museums and historic attractions conducted by Carolina Publishing & Associates in Matthews, NC, Biltmore once again ranks as the state's largest museum historic attraction for 2013. The largest privately owned home in America based in Asheville saw 1,210,138 visitors last year. "The results reinforce the economic impact these treasurers have on tourism in our state," said...

2013-09-11 08:25:07

MATTHEWS, N.C., Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third consecutive year, the Lazy 5 Ranch in Mooresville is North Carolina's most visited school field trip destination. The popular zoo and animal attraction led in field trip attendance in the tenth annual survey conducted by Carolina Publishing & Associates of Matthews, publisher of Carolina Field Trips Magazine. The Lazy 5 Ranch enjoyed a slight increase in field trip attendance with 129,314 students visiting. The NC...

2013-03-04 08:25:14

MATTHEWS, N.C., March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time in nine years the annual ranking of North Carolina's most visited museums and historic attractions has a new leader. The newly expanded North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh has replaced Asheville's Biltmore as the most visited attraction. Attendance numbers from 2012 show a total of 1,220,814 people visited the NC Museum of Natural Sciences while Biltmore attracted 1,123,144 guests. The NC Museum of Natural...

2012-10-01 10:24:13

MATTHEWS, N.C., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third time in the last five years, the Lazy Five Ranch in Mooresville is North Carolina's most visited school field trip destination. The popular zoo and animal attraction led in field trip attendance in an annual survey conducted by Carolina Publishing & Associates of Matthews, publisher of Carolina Field Trips Magazine. "We're obviously honored to be ranked as North Carolina's number one field trip attraction again this year," said...

2012-03-08 15:00:00

MATTHEWS, N.C., March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Asheville's Biltmore once again leads the list of most visited North Carolina museums and historic attractions, and for the sixth consecutive year attracted more than a million visitors. The largest private home in America drew 1,101,413 guests during 2011. "We are always honored to be recognized as a favorite destination for visitors to the Carolinas," said Bill Cecil, President and CEO of Biltmore. "Despite the tough economic conditions of...

2011-02-22 12:00:00

MATTHEWS, N.C., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Biltmore, with 1,069,359 visitors last year, ranks as the largest historic attraction in North Carolina during 2010, according to the annual survey conducted by Carolina Publishing Associates. This marks the seventh consecutive year that Biltmore has topped the list of North Carolina's biggest museums and historic attractions. The survey of attendance at North Carolina's museums and historic attractions is conducted annually by Carolina...

2009-01-26 15:25:00

MATTHEWS, N.C., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- America's largest home nestled on a mountainside in the Great Smoky Mountains is once again North Carolina's most visited historic attraction, according to an annual survey released today by Carolina Publishing Associates. Even though high summertime gas prices and a growing recession kept many travelers home in 2008, the country estate founded by George and Edith Vanderbilt in Asheville attracted more than a million visitors for the third...