The Catawba Falls trail will close on May 2, 2022, and remain closed until spring of 2023. The popular Old Fort area trail will be closed for 9-12 months to ensure the safety of the public and construction crews building retaining walls, boardwalks, staircases, and overlooks. Click the "Play" icon to find alternative waterfall and hiking trails.

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McDowell Municipal Event Center

The event center is located inside the Larry D. Miller Business Complex, located in the heart of downtown Marion, NC. It is part of multi-purpose space.  The space is a fun, indoor shopping and entertainment venue. Today, you'll find a bakery, hair salon, gyms/workout businesses, print shop, skating rink, restaurants and more. Stop by to see what's new!

The event center is available to the public to rent as a private venue for parties, shows or meetings.  Call us for details and book your reservation by contacting the McDowell Chamber of Commerce at 828-652-4240.

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