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Enjoy an authentic coastal experience on North Carolina’s Crystal Coast, with waters of crystalline purity bordering sandy, sparkling beaches. From…
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Hickory (14.78 mile)
May 1 , May 2
The Mart’s most popular event, which takes place a few weeks after the wholesale market in High Point. One-of-a-kind market samples available for purchase.
Hickory (9.30 mile)
April 23 , April 24
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Come experience the most enjoyable and affordable family fun around at Crawdads Stadium, home to the Hickory Crawdads, the Single A Affiliate of the Texas Rangers.
Ferguson (19.07 mile)
April 30 , May 1
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Join us for a Family Oriented Celebration of the mule! Enjoy trail rides, fun show, trail obstacle competition, parade of mules, educational demonstrations, and a variety of vendors.
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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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