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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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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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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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Drexel Grapevine Antiques

Antiques collectibles & PotteryOpen Monday-Saturday 10am-5pmWe buy and sell Antiques

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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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Things to do near Valdese, NC

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Linville Falls Trailer Lodge & Campground

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Mountain Springs Cabins

Unique country cabins with fireplaces overlooking a mountain stream. Nestled on 30 landscaped acres just off the Blue Ridge ...

Tuckasegee River

Canoeing and funyak trips on gentle Class II white water. Local outfitters: Tuckasegee Outfitters, 800/539-5683; Blue Ridge O...

Residence Inn by Marriott - Asheville

Located one block from entrance to Biltmore Estate. Extended-stay hotel with full kitchens, dining rooms, living rooms, on-s...