To our friends, visitors, local businesses and stakeholders- we're all in this together.

To our friends, visitors, local businesses and stakeholders- we're all in this together.

With LoveThe RCTDA continues to closely monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as it relates to our Nation, North Carolina and Rutherford County.Our top priority is always the safety, health, and wellbeing of our community, its residents, and visitors.  We understand that these times are confusing and can be difficult for many.  We encourage you to continue supporting each other and our community's small businesses and ask that you reference individual websites and social media platforms for updates on local businesses and events. At this time and until further notice, our two Welcome Centers are closed and the Tourism Development Authority office is seeing guests by appointment only.  Please call 828.207.6013 or email Taylor at Taylor.Hardin@rutherfordcountync.gov if you have any questions or to make an appointment.

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The Fountain at Smith's Drugs of Forest City

139 E. Main St., Forest City, NC 28043

Step back in time and enjoy the nostalgia of The Fountain's old-fashioned soda fountain. Days gone by are captured when you order up old time favorites like cherry Cokes, milkshakes made with hand-dipped ice cream, or hand patted hamburgers.   Whether you are hungry for a hearty breakfast, an enjoyable lunch, or early afternoon snack, The Fountain offers a wide range of delicious choices. Order off the menu or try one of our Daily Specials. Great food served at a great price. That's the reason that after 60 years you'll still hear people say Meet me at Smith's Drugs Fountain.   Monday -Friday 7:30 AM - 7 PM Saturday until 4 PM