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Things to do in Rowan County

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Zoo
“Beautiful day-trip for all ages . Make your reservation ahead of time to be able to enjoy the ride in the wagon while you feed the animals. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Winery
“Beautiful place in the country side, where you can have amazing wine or beer tasting while you enjoy the beautiful tranquility of outside Charlotte”
  • 6 locals recommend
Food
“A local favorite about 15 minutes off of 52 South, a wonderful restaurants and winery tours are fun. You can also stop by the gift shop and take home some of your favorite wines and other unique gifts”
  • 5 locals recommend
Route
“Owned by Nascar owner Richard Childress. Wine tastings, tours, lunch bistro, and a gift shop. They often have live music and this is a great wedding venue. Beautiful castle-like surroundings and grounds. In-door and out-door dining from 11 am - 3 pm. At times, there are evening events.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Museum
“A Great Train Museum. Spencer Shops was once Southern Railroads Largest Steam Locomotive repair facility..”
  • 5 locals recommend
Zoo
“My children and I got to hold and feed a baby leopard! Who does that?? What a great day trip!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“great burritos, a little on the pricey side and slow.i recommend off peak times. great rooftop seating”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“Fun for kids! Carousel, paddle boats, playgrounds galore, train, petting zoo”
  • 3 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“15,000 Acre Lake - Fishing, water skiing, knee boarding, kayaking, swimming, boating - everything. Wonderful big lake!!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Home venue for the Kannapolis Intimidators, the Class A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox.”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“This park is just too good to be true. Always clean and well kept. Open from dawn to dusk, I almost always take my morning walk here. You can enjoy walking, rest & relax, enjoy nature around the pond located next to the carousal . I see birds, squirrels ,and hear old bullfrogs croaking. Lots of folks walk their dogs in the park, plenty of covered picnic spots in case you want to take a quick lunch or snack...... did I mention it is next to the library and our YMCA! Loads of live events , music, concerts, most always FREE of charge!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Candy Store
“Featured in several publications, The Candy Factory has every kind of candy you can imagine, along with old-time toys and games. This shop with it's old creaky floors is a step back in time.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Food
  • 2 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“great burritos, a little on the pricey side and slow.i recommend off peak times. great rooftop seating”
  • 3 locals recommend
American Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good food. We especially love their pizza and wings. Beer and wine selection is good. Great outdoor patio for dining. Entertainment most weekend nights.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great home cooking reasonably priced. They will also cater food to the home if requested early enough.”
  • 1 local recommends
Café
“Wonderful downtown Lexington Café, delicious food - lots of antique stores close by and other shopping. Enjoy the sights of the historic downtown.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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