A History of Planning

Creating a Sense of Place

From some of the community’s earliest known planning efforts, residents and business leaders have envisioned a central gathering place where our collective livelihood and sense of community spirit fuses within a framework encompassing two of our most iconic landmarks – the Lake Lure beachfront and the 1927 Lake Lure Inn.

Whether it was referred to as downtown development, the creation of a Main Street experience or what we refer to today as simply our beloved Town Center, the vision has remained.

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The Welcome Center

Welcoming Visitors & Residents

When you visit the welcome center in Lake Lure, you immediately enjoy a deeper connection to our area by discovering the purpose behind each element of the building's interior and exterior.

Characteristics from the rich diversity of Rutherford County are blended together into one harmonious facility, thus reflecting the ethos, history, culture and personality of our area.

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2018 World Equestrian Games

Getting ready for the WEG!

The FEI World Equestrian Games™ (FEI WEG), is the major international championship event for the core equestrian disciplines of show jumping, dressage and para-equestrian dressage, eventing, driving, endurance, vaulting and reining.

The 2018 FEI WEG will be at the Tryon International Equestrian Center, just minutes from Lake Lure. It is projected to be the largest sporting event in NC history with over $400 million of projected economic impact.

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