The Bunker Hill Covered Bridge, which was improved by Civil War general Herman Haupt, the late 19th-century Historic Murray's Mill, which boasts a 28-foot high waterwheel, and the Harper House, which showcases its intricate Queen Anne stylings, all have something in common: They're maintained and shown by the Catawba County Historical Association, an organization dedicated to preserving and exhibiting historical sites throughout North Carolina.
The Catawba County Museum of History, situated in the former Catawba County Courthouse, depicts the lives of the Catawba River Valley's original settlers and their decedents through artifacts such tools made from hand-dug iron ore, military uniforms, and hand-stitched quilts. Visitors can step back in time into the ornately decorated, Queen Anne–style Harper House, whose period-accurate color schemes, wallpaper, and architectural details paint a picture of southern life in the Victorian era. The Murray & Minges General Store's shelves are still stocked with old-fashioned toys and treats, which at one time must have kept the Murray family children occupied as their parents helmed the Murray Mill. Guests can tour the mill and imagine workers grinding corn and wheat with the tools on display, toiling away to make their sacrifices to the Corn Gods in hopes of one day receiving Fritos.
Feel the heart-racing adrenaline of roller coasters and endless family fun this weekend with a trip to Back In Time Amusements LLC in Conover.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Climb aboard an adventurous roller coaster at this amusement park and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime thrill.
Check out the amazing schedule at Newton Conover Auditorium for a list of the best shows Newton offers.
Newton Conover Auditorium values fresh air and fantastic feature films--come visit their location today!
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Come see the latest Hollywood classics at State Cinema in Newton.
Bring your own movie snacks and get comfy in your car seat as you watch a flick at the drive-in theater.
Patrons can park in a lot near State Cinema or take advantage of the generous street parking.
Embrace nature with a stroll through Granite Recreation in Granite Falls.
When you're out and about in the area, you'll love that this park has a restaurant to take care of any last minute hunger.
Youngsters don't need to sit out a trip to this park — it's super family-friendly and perfect for little customers and their folks.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
For some tranquil green space, head directly to the only park that matters in the area. Of course, it's Granite Recreation!