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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.
Museum
“KidSenses is fun and interesting for ages 2 - 82! Adults can join in the fun or just watch the kids enjoy two floors of interactive stations.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“We are very lucky to have such a quality Thai restaurant in such a small town. The restaurant itself isn't much to look at, but they have great sweat tea and their food is fantastic.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Good luck trying to get a table in this restaurant on Sundays when church lets out! As a local, you can't go here without seeing someone you know. They have all of the typical Mexican favorites and they also have healthy offerings that they concocted in partnership with a local gym.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“Fresh Roasted coffee from around the world in our small town! This is the coffee for coffee lovers. Make sure you check out the vintage roaster they use.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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Restaurant
“Local fave, great steaks and seafood options, salads, pub, less than 1 mile”
  • 3 locals recommend
Food
  • 3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“I haven't eaten here, but everyone I know says it's great. Greek and Mediterranean food.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Route
“The trail starts in Gilkey and ends in Forest City. There are various parking areas and you can do whatever distance suits you! Walk, jog, or bike-it’s a beautiful way to see the areas ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Art Gallery
“Local artists - wood, glass, metal, oils, watercolors, etc. Next door to KidSenses.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Yellow Sun is the newest brewery in our area. They have great beer and delicious pizzas! (Try the unique Grape & Goat cheese pizza!)”
  • 2 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“The Purple Martin Greenway is Rutherfordton's first natural trail system complete with bustling creek, a waterfall and creative works from local artists. It is currently a 1.4-mile, 10-foot wide paved trail. It also connects to Crestview Park via a half-mile sidewalk.The greenway is a very family friendly place with lots of shade and access points to Cleghorn Creek. The southern section of the greenway has a very nice cascade on the creek. There are multiple picnic shelters. The trail gets great use, you will see many families, dogs, runners and walkers. It is open to cyclists as well.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
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Corner Shop
“Closest pharmacy. They do not have a minute clinic, so if you need a "doc in a box" you will need to go to a CVS in Spartanburg.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Mexican Restaurant
“Good luck trying to get a table in this restaurant on Sundays when church lets out! As a local, you can't go here without seeing someone you know. They have all of the typical Mexican favorites and they also have healthy offerings that they concocted in partnership with a local gym.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
“We are very lucky to have such a quality Thai restaurant in such a small town. The restaurant itself isn't much to look at, but they have great sweat tea and their food is fantastic.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Local fave, great steaks and seafood options, salads, pub, less than 1 mile”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“I haven't eaten here, but everyone I know says it's great. Greek and Mediterranean food.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Meal Takeaway
Bar
“Yellow Sun is the newest brewery in our area. They have great beer and delicious pizzas! (Try the unique Grape & Goat cheese pizza!)”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant

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