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The Tourism Department creates itineraries for group tours and ensures that your visit to Valdese is a wonderful experience.
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Lenoir (15.28 mile)
You'll find nothing but fun and blackberries here! Great kids activities, lots of live music and quality art and craft vendors. Join us and make memories that will last longer than the blackberries!
Valdese (8.08 mile)
July 10 - 11 , July 17 - 18
(5) dates in all …
Truly inspiring story of the early settlers of Valdese, known as the Waldensians, told through drama, music and dance. Their strong Christian faith held strong through years of persecution.
Valdese (8.63 mile)
Come to Valdese and enjoy our Independence Day Celebration!
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Hickory (2.10 mile)
American, Southern / Home Cooking
Amos Howards began as the Olde Hickory Brewery in the mid-90s. Serves American pub food at a good value.
Hickory (2.41 mile)
The ultimate place to get together with your friends, watch sports, drink beer and eat wings. Burgers, sandwiches, salads and drinks.
Hickory (2.48 mile)
HOT-N-READY® products is made from the finest ingredients. Dough is made in each store every day & cheese is freshly shredded. Pizza sauce contains a secret blend of spices that our customers love!
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Icard (0.41 mile)
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Conveniently located just off I-40 at exit 116.
Hickory (1.35 mile)
You must be fully self contained. No tents or pop-ups without bathrooms. Must have gate code to enter. Call for gate code. 4 extra large pull through sites for Big Rigs.
Hickory (3.80 mile)
Beautiful property featuring 3 floors of well appointed all interior guest rooms. Variety of guest rooms sure to suit every guests needs. Hotel one mile off Interstate.
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