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Things to Do in Forest City Near Holiday Inn Express Forest City

Explore Forest City

Don't Go Home Without

Our Forest City hotel is a 23-mile scenic drive from Chimney Rock State Park, a place with over 100 years of history as a tourist attraction. This nature preserve features a 315-foot monolith with fantastic views of Hickory Nut Gorge and Lake Lure.

Must See

Just over two miles from our Forest City hotel is a car enthusiast's dream. At Bennett's Classic Cars, you can check out a museum that features 52 antique cars, trucks and tractors. You'll see everything from a 1928 Buick to a sleek 1975 Corvette.

Must Do

If you travel 22 miles from our Forest City hotel, you'll find yourself at beautiful Lake Lure, a mountain oasis that is best explored with a pontoon boat. For a romantic getaway, book a sunset cruise and follow it with dinner at the Lake Lure Inn.

Local Tips

Check out a calendar of events for Lake Lure during your hotel stay. You won't want to miss the Hot Nights Cool Rides Car Show and area concerts. Book early for the Fall colors and save by staying in Forest City, just a few miles from the mountain peaks.

Nearby Attractions

  • Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC)