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CULTURAL CORRIDORS Free recorded guides on CD or cassette to five themed trails in the Winston-Salem area. Winston-Salem Visitor Center, 200 Brookstown Ave., Winston-Salem, 27101. (800) 504-3415, www.culturalcorridors.com, www.visitwinstonsalem.com.

WORLD WAR II HERITAGE GUIDE MAP Free brochure focused on sites with World War II significance in southeastern North Carolina. Cape Fear Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau, 24 N. Third St., Wilmington, 28401. (866) 266-9690, www.gocapefearcoast.com.

CIVIL WAR TRAILS Roadside signs and maps of driving routes with Civil War themes. N.C. Division of Tourism, 301 N. Wilmington St., Raleigh, 27601. 733-8372 or (800) 847-4862, www.visitnc.com or www.civilwartraveler.com/northcarolina

"UNTO THESE HILLS" Outdoor drama about the Cherokee Nation, runs through Aug. 20. Cherokee Indian Reservation, adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherokee. (866) 554-4557, www.untothesehills.com

BILTMORE ESTATE Mountain home of the Vanderbilt family. Biltmore Estate, 1 Approach Road, Asheville, 28803. (800) 624-1575, www.biltmore.com

N.C. AQUARIUMS Aquariums at Fort Fisher (south of Wilmington and Carolina Beach) and Roanoke Island (the Outer Banks). (800) 832-3474, www.ncaquariums.com

"THE LOST COLONY" Outdoor drama about America's first English settlers, runs through Aug. 19. 1409 National Park Drive, Manteo, 27954, (252) 473-3414, www.thelostcolony.org

COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG Living history experience of the 18th century capital of Virginia. P. O. Box 1776, Williamsburg, Va. 23187-1776. (800) 447-8679, www.history.org.

PLIMOTH PLANTATION Living history experience of the Pilgrims. 137 Warren Ave., Plymouth, Mass. 02360. (508) 746-1622, www.plimoth.org

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION Home to several museums, including the Air and Space Museum and American History Museum. P.O. Box 37012, SI Building, Room 153, MRC 010 , Washington, D.C. 20013-7012. (202) 633-1000, www.smithsonian.org

NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY The research institution behind the famous stone lions. Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018. (212) 930-0800, www.nypl.org/research/chss/index.html

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