7 Best Things To Do In Goldsboro, North Carolina

things to do in goldsboro north carolina
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Goldsboro, North Carolina is a traditional American city with a long and rich history. Located near the Neuse River the city is surrounded by natural beauty which is proudly shows off to its visitors. Every trip to Goldsboro is packed with engaging historical and outdoor activities. Read on to learn about the best things to do in Goldsboro!

1. Hit the green

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For some there is nothing more relaxing than a good game of golf. Goldsboro, North Carolina is home to some beautiful golf courses meaning the golf fanatic is spoilt for choice here. Lane Tree Golf Club is located on a naturally hilly terrain with brilliant vantage points throughout the course. The holes are designed in two ways: Scottish and Southern Traditional making the course an interesting site for championship golfers. The course is also environmentally friendly, providing a home to indigenous local wildlife such as blue herons. Walnut Creek Country Club is another sterling golf course. This impeccably managed country club includes perfectly manicured lawns on its golf course, first class clay-court tennis courts and an Olympic standard swimming pool.

Lane Tree Golf Club

Address: 2317 Salem Church Rd, Goldsboro, NC 27530

Website: Lane Tree Golf Club

Walnut Creek Country Club

Address: 508 Lake Shore Dr, Goldsboro, NC 27534

Website: Walnut Creek Country Club

2. Cliffs of Neuse State Park

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The River Neuse cuts a winding path through Goldsboro and is flanked by some magnificent cliffs. The beautiful scenery in the state park is worth the visit alone however it has much more to offer. The centuries old landmark has had some life injected into it as it is now possible to participate in water sports such as canoeing and kayaking along the river. Not only that but there are fishing spots dotting along the winding waterway and a large swimming area. On the banks of the river you can find expansive grounds suitable for picnics and ball sports. On the site you’ll also fin a visitor centre which acts as a museum and refreshment area.

Cliffs of Neuse State Park

Address: 345a Park Entrance Rd, Seven Springs 28578

Website: Cliffs of Neuse State Park

3. Waynesborough Historical Village

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The Waynesborough Historical Village is located on the site of the former town of Waynesborough. The village consists of nine historic buildings relocated to the park in order to preserve and present the history of the surrounding areas. These buildings incluse a school, alawyer’s office, and Quaker meeting house, and they date from the 1860s to the 1920s. Surrounding the village are cycling and walking trails in open spaces, forests and swamps. It’s easy to spend a day in the park and forget about the stresses of the modern world outside.

Waynesborough Historical Village

Address: Us Hwy 117 S, Goldsboro, NC 27530

Website: Waynesborough Historical Village

4. Busco Beach

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Busco Beach is a thrill seekers dream. The expansive park is specifically designed for exploring on off-road vehicles like dirt-bikes, quad-bikes and more. The waterways within the park welcome jetski too. So whether you prefer dry land or to get wet, this park has something for you. For people looking for a calmer day you can take advantage of the allotted camping, fishing and swimming areas. And at the end of the day everyone can come together to enjoy live music and other special events hosted at Busco Beach.

Busco Beach

Address: 1243 Bryan Blvd, Goldsboro, NC 27530

Website: Busco Beach

5. Wayne County Museum

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The Wayne County museums aims to discover, preserve, and display the history of Wayne County through the collection of historical documents and artefacts. It also wants to increase public awareness of Wayne County through exhibits and events. In the museum you will be able to find exciting displays that tell the story of the brave young men who went off to war in Europe alongside exhibitions about women’s daily life in the 1920s. The people of Wayne County are proud of their long and rich history and want more people to know about it, after all North Carolina is one of the oldest states in America.

Wayne County Museum

Address: 116 N William St, Goldsboro, NC 27530

Website: Wayne County Museum

6. The Goldsborough Bridge Battlefield

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The Goldsborough Bridge Battlefield is the historic site where the Last Battle of Foster’s Raid was fought by 15,000 men in 1862. Regular re-enactments of the Civil War take place on the site and guided tours by Civil War enthusiast are available on request at no charge but donation are welcome. Alternatively you can go on a self-guided tour to walk where soldiers once walked. Seeing all the important areas will take roughly an hour.

Goldsborough Bridge Battlefield

Address: Old Mount Olive Hwy, S Of Us 117, Goldsboro, NC

Website: Goldsborough Bridge Battlefield

7. A Secret Garden Winery

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Down a little country lane in northern Wayne County just minutes from Goldsboro you will find North Carolina’s best kept secret. The Secret Garden Winery offers tours of its vineyard where visitors can see how it naturally ferment wines, without chemicals or preservatives, hand-crafted from native Muscadine grapes. Of course, what vineyard tour is complete without sampling the product? You can sample a variety of their wines, including red, white and rose. If you like what you try, you can buy some bottles at the onsite gift shop.

A Secret Garden Winery

Address: 1018 Airport Rd NE, Pikeville, NC 27863

Website: A Secret Garden Winery

Have a golden time in Goldsboro

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Make the most of North Carolina’s ideal climate and visit Goldsboro where you surround yourself with stunning scenery and a city steeped with rich American history.

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