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Whether you’re whitewater rafting, fishing, swimming or sailing, our waters add excitement to any trip.
Get hands-on and interactive while touring exhibits dedicated to science, history, pirates, dinosaurs, flight and sports.
Play a round at Grove Park Inn or one of our many other nationally recognized courses.
Explore the beauty of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Land of the Waterfalls and the nation’s first fly fishing trail.
Visit our first state capitol at Tryon Palace, walk in Blackbeard’s footsteps in Bath, and enjoy year-round sailing, fishing and paddling.
This region offers many opportunities for play, including golf courses, spas, military museums and indoor skydiving.
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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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Granite Falls (15.37 mile)
Attendees will experience southern Appalachian culture at its best with clogging and traditional agricultural techniques of the past, such as molasses boiling.
Taylorsville (17.92 mile)
The public is invited to participate in the 6th Annual Rotary’s Reindeer 8K Romp on Saturday, November 28 at 9:00 a.m. in Alexander County.
Hickory (5.07 mile)
October 16 , October 17
Wood working extravaganza and sale. Free demonstrations and classes.
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Newton (0.06 mile)
Specializing in that same Original Recipe®, along with Extra Crispy™ chicken, home-style sides and buttermilk biscuits.
Newton (0.51 mile)
American, Southern / Home Cooking
A casual, comfortable neighborhood restaurant. Occasionally, a blues or jazz guitarist will play on weekends. Serves breakfast on Saturdays only.
Newton (0.55 mile)
Buffet daily: pizzas, breadstix, cinnamon stick & 40 items salad bar. Wide variety of pasta dishes on menu.
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Newton (0.54 mile)
Country Inns / Bed & Breakfasts
The bedrooms are all tastefully restored and contain full private bathrooms for guests' convenience. The high ceilings and antique décor give the Trott House Inn a feeling of casual elegance.
Newton (2.07 mile)
Newly remodeled, our bed & breakfast occupies the core of the old Sigmon farmhouse that was built in the late 1800s.
Conover (2.71 mile)
Hotels & Motels
No lease obligation, fully furnished efficiencies with separate bedrooms, reasonable cost, short- or long term rental with all utilities included.
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