Lewis Beale

March 28, 2012 | 11:16 a.m.

‘Hunger Games’: North Carolina wants you to visit Panem

You’ve read the books — maybe even twice — and now you’ve seen “The Hunger Games” brought to life on the big screen. If that leaves you, well, hungering for more, North Carolina has an offer for you: Come see it for yourself. Tourism officials here are hoping that the blockbuster, filmed entirely in the Tar Heel State, will spur a new wave of travel by fans eager to see and touch the world of heroine Katniss Everdeen. And it’s helping things along with brochures and a Web campaign touting the Lionsgate film’s locations. Want to see the shanty where Katniss lives? Or the bakery that Peeta Mellark’s family owns? Then visit the Henry River Mill Village outside Charlotte where those scenes were filmed. Or learn survival skills in DuPont State Recreational Forest, where Katniss and her friend Gale Hawthorne […]
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