41. Go bird-watching at Carolina Raptor Center.
You'll see hawks, owls, eagles, falcons, vultures and other birds of prey who are in captivity for rehabilitation and special care. Though injured, these fascinating creatures don't show it. Many have even fully recovered and are ready to spread their wings and fly. Visit during feeding times and watch them do aerial tricks. 6000 Sample Road. 704-875-6521. www.carolinaraptorcenter.org.
42. Shamelessly devour a giant turkey leg at Carolina Renaissance Festival.
Donning Renaissance-era clothing, armor, or fairy/freaky gear is up to you, but this annual fest puts a piece of history in perspective with a cute little outdoor marketplace and live entertainment. Don't miss the medieval savagery of a jousting tourney. Also, try your hardest to catch a performance by Hey Nunnie Nunnie, a two-woman improv troupe that's more corny than holy. 16445 Poplar Tent Road. 704-896-5555. www.royalfaires.com/carolina.
43. Find your way out of a maze at Rural Hill.
Test your navigational skills in the Amazing Maize Maze, held at Rural Hill every fall. It's a seven-acre corn maze with more than two miles of interconnecting pathways. Take the experience up a notch by loading David Bowie tracks from the '80s kids flick Labyrinth onto your iPod and rock out. 4431 » Continue