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Welcome Center

2932 Memorial Highway (US-64/74), Lake Lure, NC 28746

Guests are first welcomed into a courtyard filled with native plants, and pergolas where musicians can host performances or visitors can seek reprieve from the summer sun. Inside guest will find a mock replica of the famous stair case in the film Dirty Dancing where they can pose for a great photo opportunity. Also inside of the Welcome Center guest can actually see a foundation rock from the 1987 Dirty Dancing Film Site! The walls are lined with brochures offering guest information on current events, outdoor activities, trail maps, area maps and much more! A film history display showcases info on Dirty Dancing, filmed in Lake Lure, and Last of the Mohicans, filmed in Chimney Rock, as well as other films. The “History Room” includes a wall-sized timeline of local heritage that visitors can experience along with historic maps, area stories and folklore and local culture. HOURS Daily, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed mid-day for one hour. Sundays, noon - 5 p.m. LOCATION 2932 Memorial Highway (US-64/74), Lake Lure, NC 28746 PHONE (828) 287-6113 local or (800) 849-5998 long-distance SERVICES Free Travel Guides available along with information for lodging, dining, and local activities. Cell phone access can be spotty. We have land lines so we can help you. Stop by for a visit while you’re here. We’re proud to be small-town friendly.