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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
Fax: 704-639-1881
Description: This family-friendly attraction is filled with interesting exhibits and special events. Four large exhibit building represent the remaining structures of the historic Spencer Shops, once Southern Railroad's largest steam locomotive repair facility on the east coast. The museum is a source of education and fun for the young and old. There's plenty to see and do from train rides to scenic excursions, special visits from Thomas the Train and more.

North Carolina Transportation Museum

Address: 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer, NC 28159
Phone: 704-636-2889
Fax: 704-639-1881
Description: This family-friendly attraction is filled with interesting exhibits and special events. Four large exhibit building represent the remaining structures of the historic Spencer Shops, once Southern Railroad's largest steam locomotive repair facility on the east coast. The museum is a source of education and fun for the young and old. There's plenty to see and do from train rides to scenic excursions, special visits from Thomas the Train and more.

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