Go wild in Asheboro, proud home of the internationally acclaimed North Carolina Zoo!
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; and is best known as home of the North Carolina Zoo, the nation’s largest natural habitat zoo. Other area attractions include the American Classic Motorcycle Museum, Sunset Theatre, North Carolina Aviation Museum & Hall of Fame, the Pisgah Covered Bridge, and Richland Creek ZipLine & Canopy Tour.
The North Carolina Zoo delivers fun with family and friends, face-to-face animal encounters, enchanting outdoor art, and glorious gardens. Leading the way, the zoo is involved in international conservation efforts and evolving species protection plans and enrichment programs. In 2014, there was a baby boom at the zoo! Births included four lion cubs, three baboons, a chimpanzee, and an otter pup. The birth of the lion cubs marked the first time in eight years that lions were born at the park. The otter pup’s birth was the first otter birth in the zoo’s 40 year history. The zoo also secured three cougar kitten siblings and a baby bobcat who became orphans after their mothers were killed. Other young animals at the zoo include two gorillas that are two-years old, and five chimpanzees under the age of five.
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.
Visit Downtown Asheboro to experience one-of-a-kind food and nightlife, entertainment, and shopping including Collector's Antique Mall, Brightside Gallery, The Table Farmhouse Bakery, Bia's Gourmet Hardware, and The Flying Pig! Located in the heart of downtown Asheboro, the Historic Sunset Theatre, home to the 2015 Sunset Cultural Series, and Bicentennial Park showcase a variety of concerts, plays, special performances, and events!
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.
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 2015 & 2016 American Legion Southeast Regional Tournament!
Asheboro is home to two popular entrances to the Uwharrie National Forest on Tot Hill Farm and Lassiter Mill Roads. The nearby Pisgah Covered Bridge, one of two remaining covered bridges in North Carolina, is a great spot for photography, picnics and nature walks. Zip through the forest along Richland Creek at the base of Purgatory Mountain on more than one mile of cable at Richland Creek ZipLine, voted a Top 100 Expo Adventure.
Tot Hill Farm Golf Club, just off Hwy 49 southwest of Asheboro, 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. Located 12 miles southwest of Asheboro, Uwharrie Golf Club is a fun, yet challenging 18-hole course designed by Ray Cummins.
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