Cleveland County North Carolina

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Roots run deep here from bluegrass music, the pivotal Revolutionary War Battle of Kings Mountain, and agricultural and mill history that grounds us in tradition while inspiring innovation and creativity.

  • Banker’s House
    The Bankers House Wedding

    Banker’s House

    We’re so glad you’ve chosen to take a closer look at The Banker’s House. Listed in the National Register of...

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  • Cleveland Memorial Library

    Cleveland Memorial Library

    Space available that seats groups of up to 100.  Small special exhibits and events occur throughout the year and are...

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  • Crowders Mountain State Park

    Crowders Mountain State Park

    Companion peaks at Crowders Mountain State Park—The Pinnacle and Crowders Mountain—offer challenging hikes, towering cliffs and 25-mile views. Eleven trails...

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  • Earl Scruggs Center

    Earl Scruggs Center

    The Earl Scruggs Center combines the life story of legendary five-string banjo master and Cleveland County native, Earl Scruggs, with...

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  • Historic Shelby Walking Tour
    The Banker's House

    Historic Shelby Walking Tour

    This self-guided walking tour in Shelby highlights historic structures dating back to the 1850s which include Webbley, a national historic...

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  • International Lineman’s Museum

    International Lineman’s Museum

    Established in 1997, the International Lineman’s Museum is located in Shelby, North Carolina, and was created to preserve the history...

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  • Joy Performance Center

    Joy Performance Center

    The Joy Theatre opened June 1, 1949 in the heart of Kings Mountain. It is currently home to the Kings...

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  • Kings Mountain Historical Museum

    Kings Mountain Historical Museum

    Kings Mountain Historical Museum was chartered in 1986 as a nonprofit corporation with assistance from former Mayor John Henry Moss,...

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  • Liberty Mountain: The Revolutionary Drama

    Liberty Mountain: The Revolutionary Drama

    Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Season of Liberty Mountain has been canceled.  We welcome you to check back for the...

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  • Mauney Library

    Mauney Library

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  • Metcalfe Station – Lawndale Historical Society

    Metcalfe Station – Lawndale Historical Society

    Members of the Lawndale Historical Society greet visitors at the Metcalfe Station. The station is open on Sundays from 2...

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  • Red Bridges Barbecue Lodge

    Red Bridges Barbecue Lodge

    In 1946, Red and Lyttle Bridges opened the first BBQ joint in Cleveland County called Dedmond’s Barbecue; located in the...

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  • Shelby City Park Carrousel & Miniature Train

    Shelby City Park Carrousel & Miniature Train

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  • The Great Outdoors Tour

    The Great Outdoors Tour

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  • Town of Waco Community Center

    Town of Waco Community Center

    Newly renovated and family friendly historic Community Center available for rentals. Includes tables and seating for 68 persons, full kitchen,...

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