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8 Best Things To Do In Asheboro, North Carolina - Updated 2020

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Megan
Megan
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Asheboro is a quintessential all-American city. Nestled in the Uwharrie Mountains, it offers some lovely, natural scenery. There is plenty to occupy the whole family here. So, if you’re planning a quick trip, consider any of these 8 brilliant things to do in Asheboro, North Carolina.

1. North Carolina Zoo

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The North Carolina Zoo is just south of Asheboro, in the Uwharrie Mountains. It is the largest “natural habitat” zoo in the country. Thus, the animals are given large spaces that are very similar to their natural habitats, instead of the typical cages that are often seen in zoos. The zoo is a great spot for kids, as there are many special areas and activities for children. The walking path is designed nicely, to move throughout the zoo, for easy viewing of all the exhibits.

Be prepared for lots of walking! There are many animals to see. Often on weekends, the zoo has events for guests, so be sure to look at the website to see what events are going on at any given time. The North Carolina Zoo is open to visitors any day of the week, except for Christmas.

North Carolina Zoo

Address: 4401 Zoo Pkwy, 27205 Asheboro, North Carolina

Website: North Carolina Zoo

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2. N.C. Aviation Museum

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The North Carolina Aviation Museum is an interesting look at the history of flight. Here, visitors will have the chance to view old planes and war memorabilia. The exhibits share various stories, reaching all the way back to the very beginning of flight. Flight 1549, the US Airways Airbus A320, which made a miraculous emergency landing on the Hudson River, is also preserved here. A Boeing 727 is available for visitors to feel what it would be like to pilot such an aircraft. The Aviation Museum is a place to read many interesting stories in aviation history and view some cool planes.

Aviation Museum

Address: 2222-G Pilots View Rd, 27205 Asheboro, North Carolina

Website: North Carolina Aviation Museum

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3. Sunny Slopes Farm

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Sunny Slopes Farm is a 220-acre (89 hectare) working farm, that offers fun educational activities for visitors. There are typical farm animals, such as cattle, chicken and sheep and more unusual creatures such as bison, pheasants, llamas and fainting goats. A visit to the farm is about more than just seeing the animals, though. Here, visitors will learn about the importance of agriculture and its effects on our everyday life. Visitors also have the chance to take a hayride, which will take them up a mountain where they can see views of Asheboro and beyond. Along the way, explanations about all the animals on the farm will be provided.

Sunny Slopes Farm

Address: 2884 Fairview Farm Rd, Asheboro, North Carolina 27205

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4. American Classic Motorcycle Museum

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The American Classic Motorcycle Museum is a rather small museum, that sits above a diner. But inside you will find a vast array of information on motorcycle history, along with some very old, original bikes. It contains the largest private collection of antique Harley Davidson motorcycles in the country. Definitely a great spot for motorcycle lovers, and worth a look for anyone. Entrance is free. A visit to the American Classic Motorcycle Museum should be paired, if at all possible, with a meal at the diner below!

American Classic Motorcycle Museum

Address: 1170 US Highway 64 W, 27205 Asheboro, North Carolina

Facebook: American Classic Motorcycle Museum

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5. Pisgah Covered Bridge

Pisgah Covered Bridge
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Pisgah Covered Bridge was built in 1911, for a sum of about 40 USD. It is one of only two remaining covered bridges in North Carolina. The bridge is within the Uwharrie National Forest, crossing 54 feet (16.5 meters) over the West Fork Branch of the Little River. It is historic, beautiful and a connection to the past when automobile travel was just beginning and horse and buggy were the most common form of travel. It is a beautiful place to walk and admire.

Pisgah Covered Bridge

Address: 6925 Pisgah Covered Bridge Rd, Asheboro NC 27205

Website: Pisgah Covered Bridge

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6. Bicentennial Park

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Bicentennial Park is a small, one-acre (.4-hectare) grassy park in the city center, popular for concerts and events. There are picnic tables, a fountain, outdoor sculptures, and a pavilion. There are sidewalks and benches for those interested in walking and relaxing. Parking is free and plentiful at the park. Pets are allowed and it is handicap accessible. One downside, restrooms are only here during events. As it is a popular location for events, be sure to take a look at the listings, especially in the summer, to see what’s going on. Bring lawn chairs and blankets to relax during the concerts and open air movie showings.

Bicentennial Park

Address: 151 Sunset Ave, Asheboro, NC 27203

Website: Bicentennial Park

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7. Four Saints Brewing

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Four Saints Brewing is a great spot to go out for a drink. The atmosphere is casual and enjoyable. There is plenty of seating for small or large groups. Some days there is live music, other days there is trivia. And the beer is always fantastic. The staff at Four Saints Brewing is very knowledgeable and friendly. Snack style food is available here, as well.

Four Saints Brewing

Address: 218 South Fayetteville Street, Asheboro, NC 27203

Website: Four Saints Brewing

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8. North Asheboro Park

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North Asheboro Park is 26 acres (10.5 hectares) of pure park. There is a public swimming pool, disc golf course, baseball field, paved walking trails and a playground. It is a great spot for the whole family, as there is plenty to do for all ages. Free parking is available for visitors and the park is handicap accessible. For those who are interesting in sports, tennis courts, a sand volleyball court, and a lighted basketball court are all available at the park. There is even a horseshoe pit.

North Asheboro Park is great for picnics too, as there is a covered picnic area. Restrooms are available at here as well, though they are closed during the winter months.

North Asheboro Park

Address: 1939 Canoy Dr, Asheboro, NC 27203

Website: North Asheboro Park

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Happy trails

Asheboro truly has plenty of fun things to do, so you won’t ever find yourself getting bored. So what are you waiting for, come on down and enjoy your time in Asheboro!

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