North Carolina is one of the top ten states for cultural and heritage tourism. These tourists are interested in visiting historic sites and museums, attending concerts, shopping at farmers markets, and dining at the restaurants where the local people eat. Much of the state's heritage is found along a series of sixteen trails, such as the Art Road and Farmers Trail. The North Carolina Department of Commerce has twelve heritage tourism officers who help communities along the trails in highlighting material that is appropriate to their particular region. Pittard discusses a number of the trails and what they provide to the tourists.