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Love Valley, NC

919-349-3541, 169 Henry Martin Trail, Love Valley, NC. Founded in 1954, the Town of Love Valley is a western resort town nestled in the Brushy Mountains featuring shops and 800 acres of horse riding trails. For more information, please go to:


Linney’s Mill

704-592-2075, 4635 Linney’s Mill Road, Union Grove, NC. Linney’s Mill is one of the few fully operational grist mills in North Carolina. There is a mill store and swinging bridge on the property.


Iredell Museums

704-873-7347, 134 Court Street. Admission: $6.00. Open to public: Tuesday-Saturday-10 am-5 pm. Iredell Museums’ Court Street Gallery offers seven rotating contemporary art exhibits throughout the year. Now featuring The Mummy Treasure of Al Faiyum!


“Images at the Crossroads” Fresco at Civic Center

704-878-3493, 300 South Center Street, Statesville. Adorning a specially created wall in the Statesville Civic Center, the 21 feet tall, 19 feet wide fresco was crafted by world-renowned artist Ben Long, a native of Statesville.

Hiddenite Gem Mines

I-40, Exit 148 (Hwy 90 West), Hiddenite, NC. Named for the gem found only in this area, this quaint township features Hiddenite Gems/Emerald Hollow (828-632-3394) where the largest emerald in North America weighing 1,686.3 karats was found. The Hiddenite Center/Historic Lucas Mansion (828-632-6966) is a three-story Victorian mansion housing various collections and art galleries as well as a toy and doll collection.


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