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The 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 828.287.6013 or email Taylor at Taylor.Hardin@rutherfordcountync.gov if you have any questions or to make an appointment. Click here to view our dedicated page & to stay informed throughout the Covid-19 crisis.

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Ellenboro, North Carolina

Possibly the quaintest of all Rutherford County’s small towns, Ellenboro is home to less than 1,000 residents and favors landscapes over luxuries. Enjoy down-home Southern cooking at Randall’s Ellenboro Restaurant (serving three meals a day) before stopping by the Ellenboro Train Depot, a unique museum of not only trains but trinkets and nostalgic items from decades past – it’s just like stepping back in time. Drink in the quiet tranquility of country life!

Randall's Ellenboro Restaurant

This family style, local restaurant is located on Main Street in Ellenboro. Randall's serves breakfast lunch and dinner with Southern Home-style cooking!