Salisbury-Rowan County features natural beauty with pristine lakes and the Yadkin River on a backdrop of rolling hills, balanced with eight quaint small towns, and the historic yet sophisticated main street of Downtown Salisbury. The County is two hours from the North Carolina mountains and four hours from nationally known beaches.


Salisbury, the county seat of Rowan County, is the oldest city in the western half of North Carolina. History buffs are drawn to Salisbury for its preservation of homes and the downtown area. The city has 10 National Registered historic districts with many historic homes and commercial buildings dating from the 19th century and early 20th century of which are individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places. From the time of frontiersman Daniel Boone and President Andrew Jackson with their ties to Rowan, through the Civil War's Confederate Prison located here and General Stoneman's Raid, into the golden age of rail transportation with Norfolk-Southern's Spencer Yards (now the NC Transportation Museum), Rowan County remains proud of and committed to its heritage.

Hall House

Waterworks Visual Arts Center
Artwork & Galleries
Salisbury boasts a variety of art venues including collective art galleries featuring multiple artists as well as individual artists, and is one of North Carolina's fastest growing art communities.

Music & Entertainment
Salisbury takes great pride in showcasing local musicians at various night spots, as well as special events and festivals. From bluegrass to Baroque, there is something for everyone. View local and improvisational North Carolina Theater, comedy performances, and a wide range of other cultural events. Brick Street Live brings outdoor concerts to the downtown historic district during the summertime, on brick-paved Fisher Street, with restaurants open in the area and vendors displaying their wares. Friday Night Out is held once a month from April through November with shops open late, entertainment and activities around downtown.
 Brick Street Live
Family Vacation Destination
Families love Salisbury because it provides an opportunity to experience family fun attractions while creating lasting memories. Experience a true North Carolina family vacation including minature golf, paddle boats, an exotic animal safari, a tiger rescue and preservation center, gem mining, lake fishing and camping, carousel and train rides and a pick-your-own farm.
Lazy 5 Ranch
Patterson Farm