• Burke County Outdoors
  • Beer, Barbeque & Whiskey Tours

    Beer, Barbeque & Whiskey Tours

    Enjoy a fun-filled day sampling south-mountain whiskey, craft beer, and sumptuous smoked barbeque. Tour starts at the Visitors Center in downtown Morganton. Includes lunch at JD’s Smokehouse,

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  • Awakenings Spa

    Awakenings Spa

    Awakenings Spa is a “shoes off” sanctuary designed to be cozy and comfortable. Long-term neighbors and short-term guests to our amazing downtown can feel welcome, warm and pampered.

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  • Pisgah National Forest

    Pisgah National Forest

    The Pisgah National Forest is a land of mile-high peaks, cascading waterfalls, and heavily forested slopes. Comprised of over 500,000 acres, the Pisgah is primarily a hardwood forest with whitewater

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  • South Creek Vineyard & Winery

    South Creek Vineyard & Winery

    Enjoy an award winning Bordeaux style wine on the deck at this charming century old Italian Renaissance Farmhouse. Take in the panoramic view complemented by grazing horses, meander through the

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  • Movie Locations

    Movie Locations

    Burke County has a diverse landscape comprised of mountains, rolling hills, rivers, and lakes. Our history of manufacturing in both textiles and furniture means we have many unique historic buildings

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  • Silver Fork Vineyard & Winery

    Silver Fork Vineyard & Winery

    Silver Fork Winery’s beautiful tasting room and grounds provide a breathtaking view overlooking our vineyards and the majestic South Mountains. The rustic airy elegance of the tasting room melts

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  • Grind Cafe Coffeehouse

    Grind Cafe Coffeehouse

    Coffee house, gourmet sandwiches. Great atmosphere! Upstairs wine room hosts special music events. Check facebook for schedules.

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  • Lake James Cellars

    Lake James Cellars

    This family-owned winery offers a selection of high quality, palate-pleasing wines, handcrafted from North Carolina fruits as well as fruits from around the world. Step through the leaded-glass front

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  • The Beanstalk Zip Lines at Catawba Meadows Park

    The Beanstalk Zip Lines at Catawba Meadows Park

    The Beanstalk Zip Lines is a great adventure for the entire family. The exciting zip line course takes you first across sky bridges then from treehouse to treehouse suspended from a series of zip

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  • Linville Caverns

    Linville Caverns

    North Carolina’s only show cavern, Linville Caverns is an ideal destination for visitors of all ages. Since opening to public touring in 1937, Linville Caverns has experienced many upgrades to

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  • Brown Mountain Lights

    Brown Mountain Lights

    Be one of the fortunate few to experience this centuries-old phenomenon that has intrigued residents and visitors and continues to confound scientific explanation. Described as a glowing ball of fire

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  • Blue Ridge Parkway

    Blue Ridge Parkway

    Outstanding scenery and recreational opportunities make the Blue Ridge Parkway one of the most popular units of the National Park System. “America’s Favorite Drive” winds its way 469

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  • Table Rock Mountain

    Table Rock Mountain

    Both a quiet place to ponder and a challenging place to climb, Table Rock Mountain has something for everyone.

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  • South Mountains State Park

    South Mountains State Park

    The largest state park in North Carolina with more than 40 miles of trails and an 18-mile mountain bike loop. Elevations up to 3,000 feet and an 80-foot waterfall provide excellent views.

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  • Mount Mitchell State Park

    Mount Mitchell State Park

    The highest point east of the Mississippi River. Mount Mitchell rises more than a mile high, surrounded by the gentle mist of low-hanging clouds.

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  • Linville Gorge Wilderness Area

    Linville Gorge Wilderness Area

    Some of western North Carolina’s most remarkable landmarks reside in the gorge, including Linville Falls, Table Rock Mountain, Shortoff and Hawksbill Mountains, the Chimneys and Sitting Bear.

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  • Lake James State Park

    Lake James State Park

    Just 20 minutes from Downtown Morganton on NC Hwy 126 is the main entrance of the Lake James State Park. Tucked away in rolling hills at the base of Linville Gorge, Lake James includes 6,510 surface

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  • Grandfather Mountain

    Grandfather Mountain

    Within an hour's drive of Morganton is the world famous Grandfather Mountain. Amazing scenery. Bountiful wildlife. Trails and picnic facilities.

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  • Catawba River Greenway Park

    Catawba River Greenway Park

    Catawba River Greenway Park features 3.8 miles of paved walking trail following the river through wooded and open areas.

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  • Old Rock School

    Old Rock School

    The Old Rock School hosts Bluegrass concerts, performing arts, art galleries, model train museum and Valdese Travel and Tourism.

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  • Catawba Meadows Park

    Catawba Meadows Park

    Catawba Meadows Park was constructed by the City of Morganton. The first phase opened in 2006 (Baseball Complex) and the second phase opened in 2007 (softball Complex). The Catawba River Greenway

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  • Benjamin F. Long Fresco Trail

    Benjamin F. Long Fresco Trail

    Fresco Paintings are water based pigments that are freshly applied to plaster, (wall surfaces) mainly used for murals. This giant ceiling mural may be the largest in the southeast U.S.

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  • Root & Vine Restaurant- wood fired grill & Pizza Oven

    Root & Vine Restaurant- wood fired grill & Pizza Oven

    The idea of root & vine began with one simple word. “Value” The owners of the restaurant provide their guests with the highest quality products, coupled with professional service in a

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  • Benjamin’s & Libba’s Fine Clothiers

    Benjamin’s & Libba’s Fine Clothiers

    Benjamin and Libba Belton, owners of Benjamin’s and Libba’s in Morganton and Hickory, North Carolina, love fashion and love people, and have built a business on 34 years of service to the

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