Top 10 Things to do in Wilkesboro, United States

July 28, 2017 Roger Rusk

Wilkesboro is a town in and the county seat of Wilkes County, North Carolina. The population was 3,413 at the 2010 census. The town is located along the south bank of the Yadkin River, directly opposite the town of North Wilkesboro. Wilkesboro is the home of the annual MerleFest festival.
Restaurants in Wilkesboro

1. W. Kerr Scott Reservoir

499 Reservoir Rd, Wilkesboro, NC 28697-7462
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4.5 based on 40 reviews

W. Kerr Scott Reservoir

Reviewed By gatortunor - Clemmons, North Carolina

This multifaceted outdoor area is great in all seasons but spring and fall are especially nice with lovely flora everywhere. It's fun to wade in the lake on a hot summer day.

2. Copper Barrel Distillery

508 Main St, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659-4406
Excellent
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5 based on 77 reviews

Copper Barrel Distillery

Visit the world’s first stillhouse to legally use Wilkes County’s traditional steam-injected distillation method and you’ll discover why many experts consider our award-winning moonshines to be the world’s finest and most authentic American spirits. We invite you to tour our facility to learn about our unique distillation process and sample our handcrafted spirits made from locally sourced grains and water we extract on-site from the Crystalline-Rock aquifer.

Reviewed By Eld865 - Knoxville

I am not easily surprised by distillation processes after 20+ distillery tours, but this one was unexpected. Unique mash bill and distillation system. Best White Dog I have ever tasted. We got to sample some of their small batch experiment new products. Impressed! This is...MoreThanks for the fantastic 5-star review. It's a shame you had to leave so soon. :-) We sincerely look forward to raising your spirits even higher in the future. Until we meet again, keep on shining!

3. Dooley's Grill and Tavern

102 E Main St, Wilkesboro, NC 28697-2482 +1 336-667-0800
Excellent
72%
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4.5 based on 21 reviews

Dooley's Grill and Tavern

Reviewed By travelingbillbury - Blowing Rock, North Carolina

Great menu of sandwiches, burgers, salads, fixins', and pizza. Full bar with nice selection of regional craft brews. Low-key, friendly service. Nice dining area. Chili, burgers, sandwiches, fries, all very good. Meats roasted in-house. Roast beef is as good as any I have ever eaten. Big portions. Not cheap, but a good value. Check for daily specials. They are creative.

4. Key City Antiques

502 Main St, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659-4406 +1 336-990-0711
Excellent
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4.5 based on 21 reviews

Key City Antiques

Reviewed By cheryl h - Durham, North Carolina

Key City Antiques is in an old furniture factory. It offers a bit of everything in its 42,000 square feet from antiques, vintage, local wines, artisan shops, garden items, collectibles, furniture, etc. The aisles are wide and the booths are very well organized and uncluttered. The staff working there are very friendly and welcoming. They have over 120 vendors (and they haven't even fill all the spaces yet). It's definitely worth stopping by even if you have to go a little bit out of the way.

5. Wilkes Heritage Museum

100 E Main St, Wilkesboro, NC 28697-2419 +1 336-667-3171
Excellent
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4.5 based on 19 reviews

Wilkes Heritage Museum

Reviewed By K W - Yarmouth, Maine

Enjoyed browsing through the museum. Self-guided tour. It took about 1.5 hrs. There were special sections on veterans, history of moonshine and how it played a bit part in Wilkes history and early Wilkes County pioneers. They have a small gift shop. They also offer a guided tour through the old jail and a historical home, all included in the $6.00 admission fee. Interesting and educational.

6. Carolina Treasures on Main

519 Main St, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659-4405 +1 336-990-0361
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Carolina Treasures on Main

Reviewed By MDT2001 - Shelby, North Carolina

Saw the open sign as we were passing thru the town so we stopped. The shop was a pleasant surprise. First the antique store was well organized and clean. It looks small from the outside but it's larger than expected and has a downstairs section. While browsing we found lots and lots of signs some original some reproduction. There were books, glassware, knives, furniture, and old money. Race car and baseball collectibles. I found Norman Rockwell pieces, Hardee's collectible Looney tunes glasses, Avon pieces and several of the Ruby red Cape Cod pieces. A number of Morton Salt, Disney, and Coke Cola collectibles. The prices were in my opinion reasonable and competitive with other antique stores I've visited. This was a worthwhile stop that added to our own collection of things.

7. antique shops

Main, Selma, NC
Excellent
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4 based on 13 reviews

antique shops

Reviewed By MissDiva715 - Coppell, Texas

If you are looking for Antiques, to repurpose an antique or looking for a childhood souvenir, Selma has the antiques where you can find your treasures. TWM Antiques located in the old Pepsi plant and Reid's Country Sampler located on Raiford Street are perfect stops to shop!! Have your walking shoes on and a bottle of water. You will be in both a while.

8. Warrior Creek Mountain Bike Trails

499 Reservoir Rd, Wilkesboro, NC 28697-7462 +1 336-921-3750
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5 based on 9 reviews

Warrior Creek Mountain Bike Trails

Reviewed By CarolinaTrekkers - Greensboro NC

These trails (about 20 miles worth) often double as walking trails as well. They are well maintained, interesting, and scenic, and convenient to Greensboro, Winston Salem and Boone. Not too challenging. Highly recommend. Post-hike dining recommendation: Amalfi's, on U.S. 421, Wilkesboro, about 15 miles away.

9. Call Family Distillers

1611 Industrial Dr, Wilkesboro, NC 28697-7344
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5 based on 14 reviews

Call Family Distillers

Reviewed By MZVikkee - Wilkesboro, North Carolina

The Call Family has a long history with Wilkesboro and Wilkes County. This is a place everyone should visit if you live in Wilkes County or visit often. You get a history lesson that they don't teach in school. Plus if you love to take a taste of their moonshine you can. This is not a necessity though. I did enjoy the Strawberry flavored moonshine. It's smooth and nothing like what I'd been taught that moonshine is.

10. Yadkin River Greenway

717 Main St, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659-4297 +1 336-651-8967
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5 based on 3 reviews

Yadkin River Greenway

The Yadkin River Greenway is a linear pedestrian park and biking trail running along the river from Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir, through the towns of Wilkesboro and North Wilkesboro, NC to Smoot Park, a distance of 10 miles. As of 2017 about 8 miles have been completed. Much of the greenway is included in the Overmountain Victory Historic Trail, a U.S. National Park.

Reviewed By gatortunor - Clemmons, North Carolina

This paved greenway is perfect for walking or cycling. Pets on leashes can have lots of fun, too. The Boy Scouts have made interesting improvements to enjoy along the banks. There are several access points. Take a few minutes to wade.

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