3 Triad places make list of ’21 Places to Take Your Kids Before They’re All Grown Up’

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Three Piedmont Triad places have made a list of “21 Places to Take Your Kids Before They’re All Grown Up.”

The list was compiled by VisitNC.com, the official travel and tourism website for the state.

The Uwharrie National Forest in Troy, North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro and ACC Hall of Champions in Greensboro all made the list.

Of the Uwharrie National Forest, the site said:

Here you’ll find horseback riding, camping, boating and swimming, plus lake, pond, river and stream fishing, which means families can make a day, weekend or week out of their visit. There’s even a QR-coded trail created by a Boy Scout eager to share the forest’s history that unlocks information along the way.

Of the North Carolina Zoo, the site said:

A trip to the zoo as a child is a prerequisite for adulthood. Developing an awareness and appreciation for nature in your own cubs encourages them to be more compassionate and concerned for wildlife as adults. The North Carolina Zoo, the largest natural habitat zoo in the country, is divided into three parts: Africa, Aviary and North America. Plus, it includes plenty of other attractions such as a Giraffe Deck, Dino World and The Prairie Geyser.

Of the ACC Hall of Champions, the site said:

Your budding athlete – or enthusiastic fan – will get a kick out of walking the hall dedicated to this perennial powerhouse college sports conference. You all can pledge your allegiance to the Blue Devils, Demon Deacons, Tar Heels, Wolfpack and others (or realize there’s an in-family rivalry), and share stories with your kids of how you watched some of these legendary ACC games and players live.

To view the entire list of places, click here.