Montgomery County is widely known for the beautiful lakes, the Uwharrie Forest and various outdoor recreational pursuits, but other huge draws to the area are the arts and cultural opportunities. The Town Creek Indian Mounds State Park encompasses where a new cultural emerged around the 11th century in the Pee Dee River Valley that gave rise to complex societies. They built earthen mounds for their spiritual and political leaders, engaged in widespread trade, supported craft specialists, and celebrated a new kind of religion. Excavations began at Town Creek in 1937 and continued for 50 years. The reconstructed ceremonial center includes the mound and major temple, the minor temple, and burial house or mortuary. The visitor center has interpretive exhibits, as well as audiovisual programs that bring alive a rich cultural heritage from the buried past. Self-guided tours of the rebuilt structures and mound are available.
Perhaps like tens of thousands of other tourists you will be drawn to nationally renowned artisans at STARworks. Be amazed by the glass blowers, metal workers or the potters at annual festivals like Glassfest, Firefest, etc. or attend the ever popular Hot Glass, Cold Beer event the 2nd Thursday of each month September through June. Perhaps you want to be more hands on in the variety of classes they offer to make keepsakes, or just peruse the gallery, shop at the retail store and marvel at what their talents have produced.
That does not even cover the various stores with antiques, collectibles, artwork and much more in Montgomery County!