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Let's Look at Lincolnton
Lincolnton is full of history. Sitting on the south fork of the Catawba River, it is now the site that once was the Battle of Ramsour's Mill in 1780.
Come by for a visit, Lincolnton is full of cool things to do and explore:
Battle of Ramseur's Mill: Drive behind Lincolnton High School and there's a treasure trove of history back there! Have a look!
Marcia Cloniger Rail Trail: Take a leisurely stroll along this paved walkway that goes under downtown, along the train trails and beyond. I've seen groundhogs, squirrels and birds while on a walk.
Carmike Cinemas: All of the latest movies!
Lincolnton Country Club: A beautiful golf course!
McBee Park: Have a picnic and relax in this shady neighborhood park. Picnic tables on site.
Rising Sun Pottery: Make your own!
Betty G. Ross Park: Disc Golf, trails, playgrounds, tennis, a pool!
Charles Jonas Library: Enjoy the garden outside, or go inside to see changing displays and books, beautiful books!
Southern Charm Winery: Wine, gifts and daily wine tastings. Also event space!
Gallery 27: Cool space for artwork and they also have tons of fun events!
Just Around the Corner: A large store featuring booths of individual artists and collectors. So fun to browse away the afternoon in here!
Nanbrook Farm Primitive Antiques: antiques galore!
North State Books: older and hard to find books. Any literature lover must stop by!
Treasures on Main: Another cool shop with vendor booths. I've gotten awesome jewelry there and benches for my dining room.
Farmer Tom's Produce: Stop by this mini farmer's market for the freshest homegrown produce in town.
Owl's Nest: Unique store with farmhouse decor for your home.
The Leprechaun Treasure House: A Lincolnton staple for gifts and homeware.
Lincoln County Farmer's Market: The ultimate buy local spot!
Renaissance Gypsy: Cool place for jewelry, housewares and fanciful items.
EAT, DRINK & BE MERRY
Crafted Southern Speakeasy: The best handcrafted cocktails and tapas you'll find. Tucked back into a building downtown, it's like a hidden oasis. They also have a mercantile for shopping unique gift items.
Italliano's: Delicious Italian food. I love their Chicken Parm and their pizza.
Fatz: yes, it's a chain, but the chicken tenders are out of this world good!
City Lunch: Quick, easy and greasy. It reminds me of a diner in Mayberry. You must get their famous hot dogs.
Court Street Grill: Restaurant on the Courthouse square, sit outside on the patio in nice weather. The buffalo chicken pizza is my favorite!
Fausto Coffee: Coffee, Smoothies, pastries and baked goods and just a great place to hang out.
Graffiti's: Maybe our most upscale spot, but still casual enough to drop in in your jeans. Great variety of delicious new American cuisine. I love the Caesar Salad with Salmon and the Cuban Sandwich.
Harvest Moon Grille: Clean eating and innovative offerings. Plenty of vegan options and it is genuinely delicious.
BBQ King: People come from miles aroound to eat here! My favorite thing here is the cheeseburger, but their BBQ is top notch.
Taco & Tequila: If you love Mexican food, this is the best we have to offer. T&T is made from all fresh and quality ingredients ingredients
The Meating Place: Our new butcher shop downtown offers some of the finest meats and cheeses and also they have lunch specials!
Marilyn's Sweet Addiction: Only the finest bakery you've seen. Get a cream horn. Oh my.
Have you found any other treasures I've missed?
Sources: Wikipedia, Yelp, Charlotte5, Active Rain
I moved to the Lake Norman area in 1998. I remember thinking when we first drove in that this was the prettiest place I'd ever seen. After buying our first home, I decided I'd love to help others live....