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Visit our first state capitol at Tryon Palace, walk in Blackbeard’s footsteps in Bath, and enjoy year-round sailing, fishing and paddling.
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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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Hickory (8.21 mile)
Toy, hobby, sports card, and NASCAR show.
Newton (13.34 mile)
Plays a mix of originals. Animated versions of Marcels’ song “Blue Moon” & Dexys Midnight Runners’ “Come On Eileen,” to name a few.
Hickory (6.20 mile)
Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting combined, Santa & Mrs. Claus will light the Christmas Tree after the parade. Music & visits with Mr. and Mrs. Claus will continue under the Sails on the Square.
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Hickory (3.57 mile)
American, Southern / Home Cooking
Amos Howards began as the Olde Hickory Brewery in the mid-90s. Serves American pub food at a good value.
Hickory (3.87 mile)
The ultimate place to get together with your friends, watch sports, drink beer and eat wings. Burgers, sandwiches, salads and drinks.
Hickory (3.95 mile)
HOT-N-READY® products is made from the finest ingredients. Dough is made in each store every day & cheese is freshly shredded. Pizza sauce contains a secret blend of spices that our customers love!
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Icard (1.62 mile)
Hotels & Motels
Conveniently located just off I-40 at exit 116.
Hickory (2.43 mile)
You must be fully self contained. No tents or pop-ups without bathrooms. Must have gate code to enter. Call for gate code. 4 extra large pull through sites for Big Rigs.
Hickory (4.93 mile)
Beautiful property featuring 3 floors of well appointed all interior guest rooms. Variety of guest rooms sure to suit every guests needs. Hotel one mile off Interstate.
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