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Rowan County: One of the Best Family Vacation Destinations

Families love Rowan County because it provides an opportunity to experience authentic attractions while creating lasting memories as a family. The area is home to Dan Nicholas Park, Eagle’s Nest Nature Preserve, the Lazy 5 Ranch and Patterson Farm, and the North Carolina Transportation Museum to name a few. Experience a true North Carolina family vacation including miniature golf, paddle boats, an exotic animal safari, gem mining, lake fishing, carousel and train rides, and pick-your-own-farms. Come and stay at one of the great family friendly hotels or campgrounds and let the attractions in Rowan County keep the family fun going for days.


North Carolina Transportation Museum

Address: 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer, NC 28159
Phone: 704-636-2889
Toll-Free: 877-628-6386
Fax: 704-639-1881
Description: Located on the site of what was once the Southern Railway Company's largest steam locomotive repair facility, you can visit antique automobiles at "Bumper to Bumper" and trace the history of transportation in "Wagons, Wheels & Wings." Experience days of the working railroad repair shop in the restored 1924 Robert Julian roundhouse. The museum features 13 buildings on 57- acres, including a restored roundhouse and exhibits on early transportation.
Web Address: www.NCTrans.org
Email: nctrans@nctrans.org

North Carolina Transportation Museum

Address: 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer, NC 28159
Phone: 704-636-2889
Toll-Free: 877-628-6386
Fax: 704-639-1881
Description: Located on the site of what was once the Southern Railway Company's largest steam locomotive repair facility, you can visit antique automobiles at "Bumper to Bumper" and trace the history of transportation in "Wagons, Wheels & Wings." Experience days of the working railroad repair shop in the restored 1924 Robert Julian roundhouse. The museum features 13 buildings on 57- acres, including a restored roundhouse and exhibits on early transportation.
Web Address: www.NCTrans.org
Email: nctrans@nctrans.org

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