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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.
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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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Hickory (18.83 mile)
September 25 - 27
Hosted by the American Hairless Terrier Association (AHTA). All Events, crating, grooming and vendors will be inside the event building.
Newton (13.48 mile)
Plays a mix of originals. Animated versions of Marcels’ song “Blue Moon” & Dexys Midnight Runners’ “Come On Eileen,” to name a few.
Mooresville (7.02 mile)
The 2nd Annual Lake Norman Bags & Brews Festival is an outdoor craft beer fest featuring 23 NC breweries & a sanctioned cornhole tournament plus live entertainment, food trucks, and vendors
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Mooresville (3.12 mile)
Delicious food with a view of Lake Norman.
Great food and bar with a view of the beautiful Lake Norman.
Mooresville (3.14 mile)
Food and drinks with a view of Lake Norman and many activities for a fun time.
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Sherrills Ford (3.64 mile)
10,000 sq. ft. recreation bldg. Live band Fri. & Sat. Bring boat or rent one nearby. Canoeing, paddle boats, fishing & free carpet golf. 50 amps available, security gate. Heated bathhouses.
Troutman (5.00 mile)
Family Tent/Trailer Camping or Group Tent Camping available.
Mooresville (7.34 mile)
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Located off Interstate 77, the Carolina Inn of Lake Norman serves a complimentary daily continental breakfast and offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and a cable TV, an outdoor pool and sun deck.
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