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With four major interstate highways leading to its doorstep, High Point, North Carolina, is easy to reach, whether as an ultimate destination or an enjoyable stop on a longer tour. Visitors will have a memorable time in this vibrant city that still has charm and down-home hospitality.

Morning
High Point is home to the World’s Largest Chest of Drawers which stands 36 feet tall. Originally built in 1925 to draw attention to the city’s burgeoning furniture manufacturing industry, the chest has since been restored as a representation of a modern bureau. The third drawer is open slightly and dangling from it are two pairs of gigantic, 6-foot long socks, symbolizing the city’s hosiery industry. A human can only reach as high as the top of the chest’s legs.

World's Largest Chest of Drawers, High Point, N.C.
Photo: High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau
World’s Largest Chest of Drawers, High Point, N.C.

Thomasville, just a short distance south of High Point, has The Big Chair, a reproduction of the Duncan Phyfe armchair which stands overlooking The Square Downtown. The chair stands 30-feet high from the bottom of the 12-foot base to the top of the 18-foot chair, with the seat 10 1?2 feet wide. The Big Chair gained national attention in 1960s when vice president hopeful Lyndon B. Johnson stopped to greet local supporters from atop the chair while on a campaign whistle stop.

Lunch
Taking inspiration from America’s rich ethnic cooking styles and fresh craft beer, Liberty Steakhouse & Brewery has something for everyone. Open daily, stop by the location in High Point to experience hand-crafted beer and American cuisine.

Afternoon
Replacements, Ltd.
, located in Greensboro, has the world’s largest selection of old and new dinnerware, including china, stoneware, crystal, glassware, silver, stainless and collectibles. The 500,000-square-foot facility (the size of eight football fields) houses an incredible inventory of 12 million pieces in more than 400,000 patterns, some over 100 years old.

Old Salem is home to The Big Coffee Pot, erected around 1858, and named the Mickey Coffee Pot.

At Furnitureland South, walk miles and miles of showroom space, offering every style imaginable. Groups will find plenty of styles and manufacturers in just one location, which is the size of 19 football fields. 

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High Point Convention and Visitors Bureau
800­-720-5255
highpoint.org

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