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North Carolina, the sixth most visited state in the country, attracts over 43 million tourists each year. The tourism industry pumps $12.6 billion a year into the state's economy and creates 194,000 jobs. It is also the state's second largest industry.
Twelve miles south of Mount Pisgah on the Blueridge Parkway, Graveyard Fields is home to some of the finest scenery in the country. On Labor Day, the opening of blueberry season is celebrated here, and dedicated pickers are known to camp out for days at a time. Although wild blueberries grow all over the state, Graveyard Fields draws a crowd because of its breathtaking views.