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Tryon’s Nina Simone receives recognition in 2018

In 2018, some much-deserved recognition has come to Nina Simone, born Eunice Waymon in Tryon, N.C. in 1933. The world famous jazz singer known as the High Priestess of Soul was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April, 2018.  Her…

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Sneak Away to Small Town Comfort

Known as a cool summer resort area in the late 1800s for those living in the heat and humidity of the low country, the small towns of Tryon, Saluda and Columbus are a year-round treat for travelers today. F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway…

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Green River Gamelands

Thousands of visitors journey to Western North Carolina each year in search of backcountry adventures, and many find their heart’s desire in the Green River Game Lands, 14,000-plus acres of pristine wilderness in Polk and Henderson counties….

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7 days ago

First Peak Visitor Center - Polk County, NC Travel & Tourism

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First Peak Visitor Center - Polk County, NC Travel & Tourism

Here's a good overview of what will be happening at the World Equestrian Games in Mill Spring, NC starting Sept. 11. Event tickets are still available, as is the closest lodging you'll find to the event - both inns and vacation rentals. See the availability here and how to book. firstpeaknc.com/find-and-book-closest-lodging-to-the-world-equestrian-games/

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LIVE in Polk County with Lauren Brigman as she shares a look at preparations underway ahead of the World Equestrian Games that begin Tuesday, September 11th 🐎 Tryon2018
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3 weeks ago

First Peak Visitor Center - Polk County, NC Travel & Tourism

Love this - check out this easy way to discover historic sites in Tryon.Explore historic sites in Tryon.

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First Peak Visitor Center - Polk County, NC Travel & Tourism
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