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Get ready for an unforgettable journey though architecturally stunning country towns, thoughtfully curated galleries, captivating museums and historic sites. Your visit here will take you outdoors over rich agricultural river flats, through untouched National Parks and even underground to magnificent prehistoric caves.

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Central West Car Club Charity Show and Shine

17th October, 2020

Alexander Street, Parkes

Central West Car Club Charity Show and Shine is a magnificent car and bike display event from clubs across the Central West including a Vintage Machinery display. Enjoy a wide selection of market stalls and much more. A great event for the whole family.
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Central West Car Club Charity Show and Shine

CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope Visitor Centre

585 Telescope Road, Parkes

Located 20 kilometres north of Parkes off the Newell Highway the CSIRO's Parkes observatory is home to the world famous 'Dish'. At 64 metres in diameter, it was the first fully steerable large antenna in the Southern Hemisphere.
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CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope Visitor Centre

Henry Parkes Centre

Henry Parkes Centre, Parkes

The impressive Henry Parkes Centre, a tourism complex located on the northern side of town, incorporates two lots of museums. The first, The King's Castle Elvis Exhibit and the Parkes Motor Museum as one museum, located within the Parkes Visitor Information Centre.
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Henry Parkes Centre

NSW Modern Mining Trail

Parkes Visitor Information Centre, Parkes

The Modern Mining Trail is a self drive tourism experience that takes visitors on a journey to see the world class gold and copper mines, where advanced technology and a pursuit of excellence has enabled NSW to be on the world map in mining.
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NSW Modern Mining Trail

Parkes Agricultural Show

31st August, 2020 - 2nd September, 2020

Parkes Showground, Parkes

The Parkes Show is one of the largest agricultural shows west of the Blue Mountains. The Parkes Show is held each August running over three days and two nights with plenty of entertainment, side shows and trade stands along with a spectacular fireworks display that can be seen from miles around.
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Parkes Agricultural Show

Parkes Aviation Museum

Muzycuk Drive, Parkes

The Parkes Aviation Museum is located at the end of Muzycuk Drive at Parkes Airport. It is currently housed in a former RAAF hangar from the airport’s time as a World War Two air force base. Exhibits on display include a Bell AH-1 Huey Cobra, De Havilland DHC-4 Caribou (A4-275), De Havilland DH.
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Parkes Aviation Museum

Parkes Craft Corner

257 Clarinda Street, Parkes

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Parkes Craft Corner

Parkes Elvis Festival

6th January, 2021 - 10th January, 2021

Various locations around Parkes, Parkes

The iconic Parkes Elvis Festival is a celebration of the life and music of Elvis Presley held annually in Parkes, NSW, in the second week of January to coincide with the birthday of The King. From Wednesday to Sunday more than 150 events take place at venues in and around Parkes.
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Parkes Elvis Festival

Parkes Picnic Races

6th June, 2020

Race Course, Parkes

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Parkes Picnic Races

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