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Discover the Banker ponies that have roamed wild on our beaches for more than 400 years.
Play a round at Grove Park Inn or one of our many other nationally recognized courses.
Pamper yourself at AAA 5 Diamond Hotels, explore art, history and science museums, and drink and dine in the Tastiest Town in the South.
Explore the beauty of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Land of the Waterfalls, Cherokee and the nation’s first fly fishing trail.
Visit Cape Hatteras, stand where the Wright brothers took flight and watch wild horses run free along the shores of our northern coast.
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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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The Tourism Department creates itineraries for group tours and ensures that your visit to Valdese is a wonderful experience.
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Linville (8.23 mile)
October 4 - 5 , October 18 - 19
This guided walk led by Grandfather’s education staff takes guests out onto the trails of Grandfather to discuss the reasons trees change color and the different forces that affect fall color.
Blowing Rock (16.39 mile)
A juried arts & craft show featuring 90 artists. Browse among the tents to view unique pieces. All artists have work for sale.
Marion (19.78 mile)
October 2 , October 9
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Open to all musicians, no scheduled performers. Outdoors (weather permitting), bring chairs or blankets. Call for more information.
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Marion (2.68 mile)
Breakfast, lunch & dinner. Steaks, hot bar, ice cream bar.
Chinese restaurant featuring lunch & dinner buffet or a la carte items.
Linville Falls (2.83 mile)
Specialty is BBQ - ribs, chicken & sliced pork. Use the best ingredients, buy local as much as possible, serve the world’s first eco-friendly vodka!
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Newland (0.86 mile)
Country Inns / Bed & Breakfasts
Come and stay at our home where we offer a warm and cozy rest for you.
Jonas Ridge (1.05 mile)
If views are what you want, this is the place.Situated 3 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Enjoy mountain living with modern-day comforts.
Linville Falls (2.19 mile)
Hotels & Motels
The Newly renovated Parkview Lodge is family owned & operated and is located on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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