• Pick up a Davidson County Visitor Guide from the Visitor Center in Lexington or Thomasville to use as your guide
  • See how Davidson County looked during the time of Daniel Boone….visit Boone’s Cave Park in Tyro
  • Escape to an earlier time at antique stores located throughout Davidson County.  You’ll find a list on this website…. Destinations - antiques.
  • Take in one of our events…..The Barbecue Festival in October in Lexington, Everybody’s Day in September in Thomasville, Spring Daze at the Depot in Thomasville in May, or National Night Out in Lexington and Thomasville in August
  • Come for a parade….the Welcome Easter Parade, Memorial Day Parade in Thomasville, Christmas Parades throughout the county, Veteran’s Day Parade in Lexington, and the MLK Day parade in Lexington are just a few.
  • Feed the ducks at Finch Park in Lexington or Lake Thom-a-Lex between Lexington and Thomasville
  • Expose yourself to artat the Bob Timberlake Gallery or Arts United for Davidson County in Lexington, at Dempsey's Place in Welcome, Southern Spirit Gallery in Denton, the Steven Sebestian Gallery in Thomasville, or the Mendenhall Building on the campus of Davidson County Community College
  • Experience the tradition and craftsmanship of Lexington and Thomasville Furniture at their outlets on Main Street in Lexington or Thomasville
  • Head down Hwy 8 for a view of High Rock Lake and the Yadkin River
  • Delight your senses on a tour of Mrs. Hanes’ Moravian Cookies in Clemmons.  Bet you can’t eat just one cookie! 
  • Cross the Yadkin River going into Spencer on the 1922 Wilcox Bridge..the first free bridge built by the state of North Carolina
  • Pay tribute to our soldiers at the NC VietNam Veteran’s Memorial at the rest stop between Lexington and Thomasville on I-85
  • At the Davidson County Airport, take a picnic lunch and watch the planes take off and arrive

In Lexington

  • See how wine is made during a tour of Childress Vineyards and Winery
  • Marvel at the craftsmanship of the construction of the Bob Timberlake Gallery
  • Get an Uptown Lexington Heritage Walking Tour brochure from a merchant and go walking!
  • Wander through Lanier Hardware Store, one of the largest independently owned hardware stores in NC, to find something you didn’t know that you needed
  • Watch the butcher at Conrad & Hinkle on North Main hand cut meat
  • Pick up a free Lexington post card from the Lexington Visitor’s Center on  East Center Street 
  • Go for a walk down a tree lined street on Lexington’s West First, Second and Third Avenues
  • Get in the holding cell at the Davidson County Historical Museum in the old courthouse on the square or imagine you are arguing the first trial held in the courtroom in 1858
  • See a display of all of the Barbecue Festival posters at Lexington City Hall on West Center Street
  • Listen to the player piano at the Candy Factory on North Main
  • Play tennis on any one of Lexington’s 15 public courts
  • Stroll along Uptown Lexington’s Historic Main Street and window shop
  • Feel the patriotism...read the inscriptions on the monuments in the Square
  • Search for the oldest marker while wandering through the Lexington City Cemetery on State Street
  • Close your eyes and listen to the clock strike the hour on the Old Courthouse on the square
  • Stroll by Lexington’s oldest private residence, The Homestead, ca. 1834, on South Main Street
  • Learn more about your family while browsing through the genealogy room at the Lexington branch of the Davidson County Library on South Main Street in Lexington
  • Listen to the noontime chimes at First Reformed Church on East Center Street
  • Find all the fiberglass pigs from the wildly successful “Pigs in the City” public art projects from 2003, 2004 and 2006 that are located  throughout Uptown Lexington
  • Watch a banana split being made at the Barbecue Center in Lexington… do you think you could eat a whole one by yourself? 
  • Tap your feet to the music at “Alive After Five” in Uptown Lexington each summer
  • Take note of the architectural detail of yesteryear throughout Historic Uptown Lexington
  • Feel the bark on the Lace Bark Elm trees along Main Street in Lexington
  • Test your historical knowledge .. try the Uptown Lexington architectural scavenger hunt, available at the Old Courthouse on the square
  • Catch the Christmas spirit during Uptown Lexington’s annual November Christmas Open House
  • See the beauty of the stained glass window at First Presbyterian Church on South Main Street, illuminated at night
  • See the life sized tribute at the Police Department on North Main Street

In Thomasville

  • Listen as the clock tower chimes the hour in Downtown Thomasville
  • Sit in the bandstand in Downtown Thomasville and watch as a train passes by.  The original bandstand stood in this same site from the late 1800’s to the 1940’s 
  • Have your picture taken at the world’s largest Duncan Phyfe chair located in the heart of Downtown Thomasville
  • Look for graves of Union and Confederate soldiers in the City Cemetery,  located at 205 Memorial Park Drive, – the only known cemetery in the United States where soldiers from both the Union and Confederate armies are buried side by side
  • Locate the three murals which depict the history of Thomasville and Mills Home
  • See the vision of Thomasville’s founder when you visit the statue of John W. Thomas along Main Street in Thomasville, designed by world famous sculptor, Dick Idol
  • Visit the former depot in Thomasville; now home to the Thomasville Tourism Commission and Visitor Center on West Main Street
  • Pick up a Historic Walking Tour Brochure at the Visitor Center and go walking through the Historic Districts
  • While you are walking, stop to rest in Thomasville’s newest park, the John Nelson Hauss Memorial Park and try your skills on a Charleston style ‘jogging bench’ 
  • Stroll by the Austin Elliott House on Lexington Avenue, the oldest home within the original city limits
  • Go window shopping in the National Register Historic District
  • Take a walk around the pond at Thomasville Medical Center
  • Get healthy playing tennis on any of the city’s 10 courts
  • Go for a picnic at Memorial Park
  • Try your skills on the ramps at the Skat8Park
  • Dance or just sit under a shade tree while enjoying Arts United’s "Sunset Sounds" every Thursday evening in July in Downtown Thomasville
  • Browse around the 11 Acre Flea Market on Julian Avenue to find something that you just can’t do without!

In Denton

  • Locate remnants of the Healing Springs Resort along Highway 8 which was popular from the 1840’s through the early 1900’s
  • Relax in the gazebo in Harrison Park in Downtown Denton
  • Gaze across the waters of Yadkin River from the Brown Loflin Bridge on Hwy 8
  • Enjoy the gardens in Harrison Park’s Craven Corner
  • Go ‘antiquing’ at any of the antique shoppes around Denton

Almost Free Things to Experience While You’re In Davidson County

  • Discover the unique flavor of our Lexington-Style Barbecue…..Eat a at one of our over 20 famous restaurants
  • Drink a made from scratch lemon, orange or lime aide at Lexington Drug Store on East Center Street in Lexington – one of the last soda stands in North Carolina
  • Take home a box of peppermint sticks made by Lexington’s own, Piedmont Candy Company available at the Candy Factory in Lexington