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Step to the tee among stunning mountains, rolling hills or beautiful beaches in North Carolina, home to more than 400 golf courses.
Ride a record-breaking roller coaster, visit the Wild West or beat the heat in a wave pool.
Across the state, people are seeking out food grown locally, which is why there’s a growing number of farm-to-table restaurants in every region.
Along these beaches, see relics from Blackbeard’s ship, meet playful otters, watch wild horses, climb a lighthouse and more.
This region offers many opportunities for play, including golf courses, spas, military museums and indoor skydiving.
This area is an outdoor playground, including some of the best camping, hiking, biking and fishing around.
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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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Valdese (8.43 mile)
July 10 - 11 , July 17 - 18
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Truly inspiring story of the early settlers of Valdese, known as the Waldensians, told through drama, music and dance. Their strong Christian faith held strong through years of persecution.
Hickory (14.23 mile)
August 21 , August 22
Voted best tournament in the SE by the Martial Arts Tournament Tour three years in a row. Awards & trophies some of the best on the circuit. We are sanctioned by the NBL (14 pts) & SKI (AAA).
Taylorsville (17.77 mile)
Family-fun festivities including free old-fashioned games such as sack races, egg races, wheelbarrow races, tug of war, cornhole tournaments, food/arts/crafts vendors, live music, fireworks!
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Granite Falls (5.00 mile)
Funky southern gastropub restaurant, tasting room and brewery in the historic Granite Bottling Works (1903 - 1978) and Pepsi bottling plant.
Lenoir (5.04 mile)
Drive up coffee lodge serving beverages made to order.
Lenoir (5.38 mile)
Artisanal microbrewery and gastropub serving creative food and beers in western North Carolina.
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Lenoir (4.99 mile)
Hotels & Motels
Hotel is located at the Gateway of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We are 20 minutes from Tweetsie Railroad and various leisure and sporting activities, ...
Lenoir (5.20 mile)
Our hotel near the Blue Ridge Parkway is ideal for your visit to the area. Golf courses, scenic parks and wilderness are all nearby. Rely on us to help you feel refreshed and stay full of energy.
Lenoir (5.40 mile)
Country Inns / Bed & Breakfasts
The Irish Rose is located in a brick Colonial Revival home, built in 1925 by Archie Coffey, one of Lenoir’s early furniture magnets. The home is de...
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