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Nearby Attractions and Event Venues within 10 miles of the Town of Cleveland, NC

Rowan County is home to 4 of the top 10 state tourist attractions for field trips, including the Lazy 5 Ranch, Dan Nicholas Park, Patterson Farm Market & Tours, and the North Carolina Transportation Museum. Two of the 4 top tourist attractions for field trips are in West Rowan — Lazy 5 Ranch and Patterson Farm Market & Tours.

Antique Barn and Artisan Marketplace

Located at the West Rowan Home & Garden, Home to the largest community barn quilt mural in the United States.  This tourist attraction is visited from all over the world.   Check out the barn quilt mural, tours, marketplace, ice cream parlor and general store on facebook or at


Phone: 704.278.2800

Lazy 5 Ranch

Close up and personal encounters with more than 70 exotic animals from six continents at drive-through park. Consistently one of the top 4 tourist attractions for field trips in the state.

15100 Mooresville Rd.
Mooresville, NC 28115

Phone: 704.663.5100

Patterson Farm Market & Tours

Seasonal educational school tours and family fun events. Consistently one of the top 4 field trip attractions in the state.

10390 Caldwell Rd.
Mt. Ulla, NC 28125

Phone: 336.655.5600

RiverPark at Cooleemee Falls (aka “The Bullhole”)

The Riverpark at Cooleemee Falls, aka “The Bullhole”, is a beautiful nature park along the shores of the South Yadkin River. The park features an impressive stone dam and a sandy beach on the South Yadkin River with a granite bedrock bottom, wooded trails, and picnic area.

Check out the blog post on!  Then read the article in Our State magazine!

595-695 Erwin Temple Church Rd.
Woodleaf, NC 27054


Phone: 336.284.2141

Sloan Park

A Rowan County park that includes 100 acres of greenspace, three miles of trails, picnic shelters, and a historic grist mill on a rocky creek.

550 Sloan Park Rd.
Mt. Ulla, NC 28125

Phone: 704.637.7776

The Arbors

A 112-acre tree farm for indoor or outdoor events. The property was designed to give visitors the full experience of a working tree farm. The property has banquet halls, event sites, manicured lawns, majestic oaks, perennial gardens, and lush landscapes. The Arbors is ideal for weddings and corporate events.

The Arbors will host outdoor music events scheduled for these dates in 2021:

April 24
May 29
June 26
July 31
August 28
September 25

1150 Amity Hill Rd.
Cleveland, NC 27013

Phone: 704.614.5856

Vista at Walnut Hill

A great venue for weddings, receptions, parties. Vista at Walnut Hill received the Wedding Wire Couples’ Choice Awards in 2020, 2019 and 2017.

Schedule a Tour. Décor and accessories are available for weddings, receptions, and parties.

1090 Mountain Rd.
Mt. Ulla, NC 28125

Phone: 704.326.1029

Zootastic Park

Family-owned zoo, with a range of exotic animals, offering tours, camps & educational programs, and a drive-through park.

385 Ostwalt Amity Rd.
Troutman, NC 28166

Phone: 704.245.6446

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