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Rutherford County's Hickory Nut Gorge, encompassing Chimney Rock State Park, Lake Lure, and Bat Cave, attracts thousands of tourists from all over the country who enjoy a quiet, laid-back vacation.
Tourism is an important industry in North Carolina. O'Connor highlights three areas (Rutherford County, coastal peninsula counties [Beaufort, Pamlico, Tyrrell, Hyde] and Hickory) and the methods officials employ to attract people there.