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The rich and diverse culture of North Carolina’s people and places is depicted throughout the many museums and cultural institutions across the state.
Forget the heat of summer amid cool breezes when you tee it up in the mountains of North Carolina.
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The Brunswick Islands offers 45 miles of beaches, where you can fill your day boating, fishing, dining, playing golf and a number of family-friendly activities.
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Plan your getaway around a signature event or find out what’s happening during your visit. From quick weekend trips to longer stays, you might watch a hammer throw competition at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, sample sounds where they were born at the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival, go for the top prize in the Big Rock Blue Marlin Fishing Tournament, or enjoy seasonal events like July 4th celebrations and Christmas light displays.
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Flat Rock (12.66 mile)
October 17 , December 6
Concert presented by the Hendersonville Community Band
Asheville (18.43 mile)
October 10 - 11
Featuring juried exhibits by bonsai enthusiasts from a six-state region, a renowned bonsai marketplace, workshops, free demonstrations, and more.
Chimney Rock (2.50 mile)
The region’s annual premier fall migration birding event is held at Chimney Rock, an official site on the NC Birding Trail.
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Chimney Rock (2.30 mile)
Located in the heart of Chimney Rock Village on the banks of the Rocky Broad River.
Lake Lure (3.47 mile)
Enjoy good southern barbecue and broasted chicken at Papa T's located beside the Lake Lure Inn & Spa and across the street from the Beach at Lake Lure.
Lake Lure (5.17 mile)
Riverside, poolside, parkside, open air, full ABC permitted, casual restaurant & bar.
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Bat Cave (0.01 mile)
Riverside Cottages offer 6 cottages on the River with full kitchens, cable, air & heat pump.
Bat Cave (0.07 mile)
Bat Cave River Cottage is located right on the Rocky Broad River. The home was built in the early '30s and has been remodeled to have all comforts ...
Bat Cave (0.08 mile)
Grist Mill River Cottage had its beginnings in the 1920s as one of Bat Cave’s first grist mills on the Rocky Broad River. The cottage was complete...
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