Marshville’s location is conveniently located near many top attractions. A three hour drive to the west and you will find yourself in Asheville, NC and the Great Smokey Mountains. A three hour drive to the east and Wilmington and the surrounding beaches await you. Visit NC offers more information about these locations and more found within North Carolina.
Marshville's country charm helped attract Director Steven Spielberg to film some of the 1985 movie "The Color Purple" in downtown Marshville. Movie memorabilia from this classic, that was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, can still be found in downtown. The Marshville Museum and Cultural Center is located in the old Town Hall building at 201 N. Elm Street in downtown Marshville and features exhibits on the history of Marshville, the surrounding area, and its residents.
Monroe, NC, only about a 15 minute drive to the west, offers a variety of dining and lodging options for all budget ranges. Visit Monroe provides further details.
Charlotte is only a 35 mile drive from Marshville and offers world class entertainment and leisure activities. The professional sports teams of the Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets, Charlotte Knights, Charlotte Checkers, Charlotte Hounds, and the Charlotte Eagles are all within reach of Marshville. For dining options, museums, cultural events, and more check out Charlottes Got a Lot.
Click on link to find locations of recreation and cultural value as well as events. http://www.co.union.nc.us/Divisions/ParksRecreation/RecreationTreasureMap.aspx