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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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Valdese (7.72 mile)
August 7 - 8
In its 40th year the Historic Waldensian Festival celebrates the Waldensians and their successful return to their homelands.
Valdese (7.22 mile)
Come to Valdese and enjoy our Independence Day Celebration!
Lenoir (14.98 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!
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Morganton (0.55 mile)
Stylish coffeehouse located in the heart of downtown Morganton. Specialty drinks, sandwiches, and dessert. Upper Wine room opens at night with tapas menu.
Morganton (0.57 mile)
Scratch preparations and traditional French techniques marry with southern practicalities to create straightforward, unpretentious fare.
Morganton (0.63 mile)
Offers small plates of freshly-made soups, bruschetta's, cheeses, and sweets plus wine, beer and teas all set in a relaxing atmosphere with outdoor seating available.
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Morganton (1.33 mile)
Hotels & Motels
Experience warm southern hospitality and great value. Located just outside the Blue Ridge and Black Mountains off Interstate 40, our hotel near Lake James is ideal.
Morganton (2.08 mile)
Remodeled 2013. New furnishings in every room.
Morganton (2.52 mile)
Hotels & Motels
Experience the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains when staying at Hampton Inn Morganton. Centrally located in the Piedmont Region, this hotel provides easy interstate access
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