Welcome to Asheboro, home to the North Carolina Zoo!
Welcome to Asheboro, home of the North Carolina Zoo, the world’s largest zoo!
Recently named an All-America City by the National Civic League, Asheboro is conveniently located in the Heart of North Carolina approximately 70 miles from both the North Carolina state capital of Raleigh, and its largest city, Charlotte. Asheboro also boasts other area attractions including the American Classic Motorcycle Museum, North Carolina Aviation Museum & Hall of Fame, Historic Pisgah Covered Bridge, and Richland Creek ZipLine & Canopy Tour.
The North Carolina Zoo provides an experience like no other zoo anywhere. With five miles of exhibits, nearly 2,000 animals and 52,000 plants it is the largest natural habitat zoo in the world and an international leader in wildlife conservation. Find yourself surrounded by some of Africa’s giants including elephants, rhinos, and giraffes; share the love of gorillas with Mosuba and his six-member troop; welcome polar bear Nikita as he joins Anana in polar plunges every day at their Rocky Coast Exhibit; or join in the fun at the Mud Café in the Kidzone. New to the Zoo this season is Zoofari, offering guests an up-close look at the 38-acre Watani Grasslands and the animals who reside there, as well as Air Hike, a 23-obstacle ropes course offering visitors a first ever peek at the Zoo from the trees.
Just a few miles from the zoo guests zip through the forest along Richland Creek at the base of locally renowned Purgatory Mountain on more than one mile of cable at Richland Creek ZipLine, recently voted a Top 100 Expo Adventure.
Visit Downtown Asheboro to experience one-of-a-kind food, entertainment, and shopping including Collector's Antique Mall, Brightside Gallery, The Table Farmhouse Bakery, Bia's Gourmet Hardware, Four Saints Brewing Company, Lumina Wine & Beer, Positano Italian Restaurant, Magnolia 23, and The Flying Pig! Located in the heart of downtown Asheboro, the Historic Sunset Theatre and Bicentennial Park, a beautiful green space park situated in the center of downtown, showcase a variety of concerts, plays, movies, and special events…all located along Sunset Avenue recognized as a "Great Main Street" by the 2015 Great Places in North Carolina awards program.
American Classic Motorcycle Museum showcases one of the largest private collections of antique Harley-Davidson® motorcycles in the country including 45 bikes ranging from 1936 to 1978.
Immerse yourself in aviation history at the North Carolina Aviation Museum & Hall of Fame located by the Asheboro Municipal Airport just eight miles southwest of downtown. Tot Hill Farm Golf Club, just off Hwy 49 near the aviation museum, is the only 4.5 star rated golf course in the Piedmont Triad, and has been ranked the 7th Hardest Course in America by Golf Digest. Asheboro Country Club, located in the Caraway Mountains area west of Asheboro, is an 18-hole championship course that cuts through tall oaks and towering pines and features a spring-fed lake. Designed by the famed Donald Ross in 1935, Asheboro Municipal Golf Course is a popular public nine-hole course on 56 acres of property that features beautiful tree-lined greenways.
Asheboro Copperheads summer baseball is a popular summertime entertainment choice drawing thousands to Asheboro's tradition-rich McCrary Park for collegiate wooden bat play featuring the Coastal Plain League’s rising stars. McCrary Park is also home to the 2016 & 2017 American Legion Southeast Regional Tournament!
Popular with outdoor enthusiasts, the Uwharrie National Forest has two entrances in Asheboro on Tot Hill Farm and Lassiter Mill Roads. Also located in the Uwharries, guests from near and far visit the Historic Pisgah Covered Bridge, one of only two remaining covered bridges in North Carolina; and a great spot for photography, picnics, and nature walks.
Asheboro is also a North Carolina Certified Retirement Community. For information on making Asheboro your home, visit Relocate to Asheboro-Randolph at this LINK.