Dot's is a local favorite, recently featured in Our State Magazine! This ice cream shop has been around for decades and is located at the intersection of US Hwy. 70 and NC Hwy. 80, between Marion and Old Fort. Enjoy a sugar cone, waffle cone or ask for a cup, the ice cream tastes great! This is a seasonal stop, open mid-March through October.
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Shops at Switzerland Inn
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Historic Orchard at Altapass
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Camping World at Tom Johnson's Camping Center
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Spillway Bridge & Company
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Mica Town Brewing
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English Farmstead Cheese
Visit English Farmstead Cheese in Marion, NC, a quaint shop that offers a variety of cheeses and local fare. All cheeses are crafted from milk produced on-site!
Refinery 13 in historic downtown Marion is the perfect place for family-friendly dining and drinks! Stop in to taste local craft beverages and more!
The Lucky Strike Gold and Gem Mine
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