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Breweries & Wineries

Rowan County is a destination for craft beer and local wine lovers. Your Rowan Attractions will help you discover countryside must-see wineries including North Carolina’s 100th Winery Cauble Creek Vineyard and family-owned Douglas Vineyards. Eat, drink, and stay at scenic Morgan Ridge Vineyards.

Born in the heart of Salisbury, New Sarum Brewing Company has been serving up unique brews since 2012. Right down the road in an old refurbished warehouse is Morgan Ridge Railwalk Brewery & Eatery. Craft beer connoisseurs will socialize and sample at the Brewbury Festival, Salisbury’s annual craft beer tasting crawl and festival.

From live music, karaoke, dancing, and more, Rowan County is buzzing when the sun goes down. Sip beachy rum drinks on the rooftop bar at Go Burrito or hear live music in the SkyLounge at DJ’s Restaurant.

 

Historic Attractions

Our Rowan highly values history and heritage possessing 11 National Register districts.

A source for education and fun, the North Carolina Transportation Museum is a family-friendly attraction filled with immersive exhibits. The museum was once Southern Railroad’s largest steam locomotive repair facility on the east coast.

Step back in time by visiting the China Grove Roller Mill which served as a gathering place for the agricultural community.

Take part in a popular walking or driving tour such as the African-American Heritage Tour or the Salisbury Heritage Walking Tour.

 

Family Fun Attractions

Visiting families will get a safari-like experience at Lazy 5 Ranch, an exotic animal drive-thru park. For more exotic animal fun, visit Tiger World, a nonprofit animal conservation and education center.

Gold Hill is considered one of today’s most charming, historic small towns in North Carolina. Feel nostalgic as you stroll through the quaint shopping village and 70-acre park of this once nineteenth- century gold mining town.

Experience a true Kannapolis landmark at the Gem Theatre. Watch a movie in the balcony and snack on popcorn and candy for under $10! Kannapolis is also home to the Kannapolis Intimidators, Class A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox team. The team is named in honor of the late Dale Earnhardt Sr.

 

The Bell Tower Green: History

When I start writing a blog, I go into it usually with no prior true knowledge. This allows me to have a fresh look at the subject I am going to write about. The Bell Tower Green is one such subject. I would be telling a lie if I said I didn’t know...

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Celebrating Black History Month in Rowan County

In a time full of chaos and change, there are few constants that remain. However, as our history changes there are parts that we cannot leave behind or forget. With February being Black History Month, it is an important time for us to reflect on the changes that have been made to promote racial justice and equality and explore the ways we can still continue to grow as a community.

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The Little Park That Could

Known as Spencer Woods to locals, the Fred and Alice Stanback Educational Forest and Nature Preserve is a 42-acre park with 2.5-miles of hiking trails. It’s pet-friendly but leashes are required. It’s great for trail biking and features two wooden shelters and a small pond with floating dock.

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It’s the Holiday Time of The Year… 2020 Style!

The year 2020 has really given all of us a reason to pause and re-think how we will approach the holidays. So many people already have their Christmas decorations up because we want some happiness and for most, seeing Christmas lights brings that joy to us. This year, leave it to “The Party Peeps” of Shari Graham and Hen Henderlite to come up with the perfect holiday parade this year called, “Tis the Season Spectacular… Take a Hometown Ride with Us.”

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Cruise-Ins from the Past into The Future

Have you been driving around recently on a Friday or Saturday late in the afternoon and noticed all the neat cars around Downtown Salisbury? Well look no further because you have entered into the cruise zone! Created as a way to get out of the house during the summer months of the pandemic, the cruise-in is a fun blast from the past that everyone can enjoy!

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The 45th Annual OctoberTour Goes Virtual

The 45th Annual OctoberTour showcases many of the historical homes in Salisbury and Rowan County. This year, just like almost everything else in 2020, the Historic Salisbury Foundation had to rethink how to host their tour of historical homes in Salisbury. They came up with a great idea to make this year’s OctoberTour virtual.

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