Historic Burke County Courthouse
Stepping into Burke County’s Historical courthouse is like stepping back in time. Listen intently and you can almost hear the shots fired by William Waightstill Avery, one of Burke Countys best-known lawyers, as he shot and killed Samuel Fleming in 1851.
Horsepower Park is perfect for the whole family! Located in the Foothills of Western North Carolina, with Race Track and Mountain views this fun motorsports arena provides lots of opportunity for fun!
Lake James Marina
Full-service marina with fuel, store, boat slip rentals and fishing licenses.
Lake James Neighborhood Store
Lake James Neighborhood Store is here for all of your lake needs! They have pontoon rentals as well as a general store with food, gear and libations you may have left behind or run out of. Their boat rentals are offered 7 days a week for a full day of fun. Please book ahead of time by calling or filling out request form on their website to ensure rental availability.
Courteous and experienced guides take you into a subterranean world, giving you the history of the caverns and allowing you to view the grand work of nature.
Lucy & Ethel Charters on Lake James
The Moses and Crawley families LOVE spending time on beautiful Lake James and would like to share our piece of heaven with you!
Martha's Park & Splash Pad
Located in downtown Morganton, the 1.4 acre park features: •Fenced and gated play area •Multi-featured playground equipment •3 picnic shelters (large shelter may be reserved) •Children’s water splash pad •Swing sets •Handicapped accessible restrooms
McDowell House at Quaker Meadows
The McDowell House at Quaker Meadows Plantation, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is believed to be the oldest surviving brick structure in Burke County.
McGalliard Falls Park
Venture out to this hidden treasure to enjoy a volleyball court, picnic facilities and restrooms in addition to the natural attraction of the 40 ft. high McGalliard Falls.
Mimosa Hills Golf & Country Club
Created in 1929 by famed golf course architect Donald Ross, the course takes advantage of Morganton’s natural beauty, which includes a captivating view of the Blue Ridge Mountain skyline.
Miracle On The Greenway Bike Rentals
Bike the Greenway, then come in and get you an iced cold drink and some ice cream. We now have Dipping Dots in Cookies and Cream or Cotton Candy flavors. All ice cream, drinks, and snacks $1 each. We’ll see you soon. Bike rentals $10/hr Kid trailer, baby seat attachment, scooter, or skates: $5/hr
Mt. Mitchell State Park- Highest Peak east of the Rocky Mountains
A museum explains the mountain’s cultural and natural history, and its trail network allows visitors to explore up close, offering short hikes near the summit and challenging treks leading to adjacent wilderness areas.