Category: Attractions

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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. 

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.