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Valdese, North Carolina

Attractions and Upcoming Events

"From This Day Forward" Outdoor Drama

Told through music, dance and drama. In its 40th season, "From This Day Forward" is the story of the Waldensians, a religious sect from Italy that migrated to North Carolina in 1893 to establish a colony at Valdese. Fred Cranford, playwright. Performances Friday - Sunday,

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Waldensian Trail of Faith

This walk through history depicts the religious persecution and incredible faith of the Waldensians of northern Italy. Fourteen building replicas and monuments. Located next to Old Colony Players Amphitheater. Gift shop, snack bar and visitor center. Buses Welcome.

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Waldensian Museum

Historic Museum that is a central repository for the many distinctively Waldensian artifacts relating to the founding and origin of the Town of Valdese.Open Sunday 3 - 5 P.M. April - October.

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McGalliard Falls

This park offers a glimpse into the Waldensian past. Park features grist mill, waterwheel, nature trails, picnic and play areas. Also a 45 foot waterfall.

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Old Rock School & Art Gallery

Constructed from stones the Waldenses pulled from the fields, the Old Rock School hosts concerts and dramas as well as other events in the 473 seat auditorium. Home to the Art Gallery of changing exhibits. Mon-Fri 9-5.Also home to the Piedmont Western Railroad club

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Things to do near Valdese, NC

Adele's Turkey Hill Cabins

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Evening Shade River Lodging

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Cataloochee Ski Area

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Historic Downtown Marshall

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Cherokee Hills Golf & Country Club

Cherokee Hills is beautifully located in the foothills of Smokey Mtns. It is a very scenic and challanging course.