Make a Splash by Acing Our NC Water Attractions Quiz

In Buzz, Do, July 2024/August 2024 by Anna Beth AdcockLeave a Comment

Come on in, the water’s fine! So go with the flow and test your smarts on North Carolina’s myriad water attractions—then bucket list it and spend your summer traipsing the state to soak it all in.

  1. Pull up to Pullen Park—NC’s first public park!—for pedal boating and swimming ops galore. What attraction did the OG park also have on the roster back in the early 1900s?
    a. An aquarium 
    b. A zoo 
    c. A museum 
    d. A roller-skating park 
  1. What popular area in Raleigh once housed a now-razed uberpopular pool that attracted visitors in droves from around NC for a splash during its prime circa ’50s to early ’80s? 
    a. Boylan Heights
    b. Hayes Barton
    c. Historic Oakwood
    d. Village District
  1. Make a splash, scuba dive or live out your Wipeout contestant dreams at Wake Forest’s Fantasy Lake Adventure Park, the former site of a circa-1800s quarry that’s stone was used for construction on which piece of infrastructure?
    a. The Lincoln Tunnel
    b. The Sundial Bridge
    c. Chesapeake Bay Tunnel
    d. Niagara Falls Whirlpool Bridge
  1. Before being sold and replaced by townhomes to much public outcry in 2010, Silver Lake Waterpark on Tryon Road boasted a waterslide that was how many stories tall?
    a. Two
    b. Three
    c. Four
    d. Five
  1. For shore! At which NC beach town—also affectionately dubbed “Hollywood East”—was the ’90s cult classic Dawson’s Creek filmed?
    a. Wilmington
    b. Topsail
    c. Surf City
    d. New Bern
  1. OK, NC, we see you flexin’ that star status! Which local lake famously appeared in Dirty Dancing?
    a. Falls Lake
    b. Lake Norman
    c. Jordan Lake
    d. Lake Lure
  1. This spring, a lineup of Raleigh residents noted their tap water was tasting and smelling off due to algae blooms in which local lake that provides ~80% of Raleigh residents water?
    a. Lake Johnson
    b. Jordan Lake
    c. Falls Lake
    d. Lake Crabtree
  1. Hungry (for water) like the wolf? Concord’s year-round indoor water park resort the Great Wolf Lodge boasts what as its claim to fame?
    a. Longest Water Slide in NC
    b. Largest indoor water park in NC
    c. Biggest pool in NC
    d. Most-visited attraction in NC
  1. The City of Oaks has a plethora of lakes and ponds for water sports fanatics to get their feet wet—but Piedmont locals oft spend summer months flocking east for their H2O fix. Which coastal county boasts the claim as the fastest-growing in the state?
    a. Beaufort
    b. Pender
    c. New Hanover
    d. Brunswick

Answers: 1. B; 2. B; 3. C; 4. D; 5. A; 6. D; 7. C; 8. B; 9. D

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