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    This section is your resource for attractions in our area, like museums, parks and historic homes. Attractions are listed alphabetically, so please just scroll down to find what interests you.

    Airborne & Special Operations Museum

    The Army’s most modern and newest museum, the $22.5 million facility features film and video productions, interactive displays, rare artifacts and dramatic life-size exhibits about the history and adventures of airborne and special operations units. The museum is Open 10 am-5 pm Tuesday through Saturday, and Noon-5 pm on Sunday. Closed Monday. Admission is Free. Donations […]

    Phone:  (910) 643-2778

    Address: 100 Bragg Boulevard, Fayetteville, NC, 28301

    Aloha Safari Zoo

    300 animals of various species, most exotic, have found a sanctuary in an educational zoo that Lee Crutchfield, his family and a small team of dedicated individuals have labored to create.  The zoo is over 60-acres and opened to the public in January 2010. Open to the Public Saturday-Sunday 10 am-5 pm. Please call to verify hours […]

    Phone:  (910) 770-7109

    Address: 159 Mini Lane, Cameron, NC, 28326

    Bethesda Church & Cemetery

    Circa-1790 church features Old Slave Gallery, exterior bullet holes from Civil War battle, and graves of area pioneer settlers. Listed in the National Register. Annual homecoming held last weekend in Sept. Guided tours for groups by appointment.

    Phone:  (910) 944-1319

    Address: Bethesda Road (NC 5), Aberdeen, NC, 28315

    Black Rock Winery

    Our tasting room opened for business on 11-30-2012 and carries a selection of dry and semi sweet wines that are handcrafted. Our dry wines are produced from grapes from our vineyard in upper Moore County. We also carry wine accessories, and other items made in NC. We are open Thurs-Sat 11 am to 6 pm […]

    Phone:  (910) 295-9511

    Address: 6652 US Hwy 15-501, Carthage, NC, 28327

    Bryant House & McLendon Cabin

    The Bryant House and McLendon Cabin are open June thru October from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., 2nd and 4th Sunday, and by appointment. For more information or to arrange a tour, please email the Moore County Historical Association at sarah@moorehistory.com or call (910) 692-2051.

    Phone:  (910) 692-2051

    Address: 3361 Mount Carmel Road, Carthage, NC, 28327

    Cannon Park

    Cannon Park is a 17 acre facility with 4 restrooms, 2 baseball/softball fields, covered picnic shelter, walking trail, 2 small soccer fields, inline hockey rink, and home to Camelot Playground. The picnic shelter and ballfields may be reserved for a minimal fee.

    Phone:  (910) 295-2817

    Address: 90 Woods Road, Pinehurst, NC, 28374

    Carolina Horse Park

    Carolina Horse Park, a permanent site for national and international equestrian competitions, with Steeplechase, Eventing, and Dressage is the only one of it’s kind in North Carolina. It is located on what was 250 acres of beautiful farm land, approximately 12 miles south of Southern Pines, North Carolina. A Sandhills springtime tradition, the Stoneybrook Steeplechase is […]

    Phone:  (910) 875-2074 - Fax: (910)875-4310

    Address: 2814 Montrose Road, Raeford, NC, 28376

    Carthage Museum

    The Carthage Historical Museum provides a permanent home for artifacts covering 200 years of local history. There is a large military display and several exhibits reveal the town’s past as the home of a renowned buggy factory, which the town commemorates each May with a popular family festival. The museum is open on Sundays, 2-5 […]

    Phone:  (910) 947-2291

    Address: 202 Rockingham Street, Carthage, NC, 28327

    Convention & Visitors Bureau

    The Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) for the Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area is proud to represent a world class golf resort destination. Located in Moore County, NC, the CVB provides visitors information on area attractions, accommodations, golf courses, restaurants and more.

    Phone:  (800) 346-5362 - Fax: Fax: (910) 692-2493

    Address: 10677 US Hwy 15-501, Southern Pines, NC, 28387

    Cypress Bend Vineyards

    Come join us on the patio of our winery, unwind and take a stroll through the vines or sip a glass of wine while enjoying some tasty treats offered in our retail shop. We invite you to taste all of our wine selections. Cypress Bend’s wide variety of wine includes a Chardonnay and a Syrah. […]

    Phone:  (910) 369-0411

    Address: 21904 Riverton Road, Wagram, NC, 28396

    Hillcrest Park

    Located at the intersection of Hwy 15-501 and Hwy 22 in Carthage, Hillcrest Park offers picnic facilities, a picnic shelter, playground area, 1.5 mile walking trail, sand volleyball courts and four baseball/softball/soccer fields.

    Phone:  (910) 947-2504

    Address: 155 Hillcrest Park Lane, Carthage, NC, 28327

    House in the Horseshoe

    In the summer and spring, bright flowers surround this white plantation house whose name comes from its location on a horseshoe bend in the The Deep River. The house (ca. 1770) was first owned by Philip Alston, whose band of Whigs was attacked in 1781 by Tories led by David Fanning. Later, four-term North Carolina […]

    Phone:  (910) 947-2051

    Address: 288 Alston House Rd., Sanford, NC, 27330

    Malcolm Blue Farm

    A trip to the Malcolm McMillan Blue farmstead is a trip back in time to the days the Sandhills area was known as “the Pine Barrens.” The 1825 farmhouse and museum which sits on 7.5 acres provides insight into the lives of early pioneers in the area. The house is filled with authentic furnishings of […]

    Phone:  (910) 944-7275

    Address: 1177 Bethesda Road, Aberdeen, NC, 28315

    Museum of NC Traditional Pottery

    Dedicated to preserving and perpetuating a 200 year-old pottery tradition, staff at the museum strive to educate new generations about the history and beauty of the pottery made in and around Seagrove, North Carolina.

    Phone:  (336) 873-7887

    Address: 127 East Main Street, Seagrove, NC, 27341

    National Railroad Museum and Hall of Fame, INC

    The National Railroad Museum and Hall of Fame, Inc. was officially opened in 1976. The purpose of the museum is to create that time when railroads were the main source of long distance travel and passenger train service was at its zenith. Only by recapturing this past can we truly realize how far we’ve come […]

    Phone:  (910) 582-3555

    Address: 120 E. Spring Street, Hamlet, NC, 28345

    North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame

    Established shrine of the most distinguished Tar Heel men and women of letter. Displays, photographs and lists of works for such notable writers as Thomas Wolfe, O. Henry (William S. Porter), Paul Green and James Boyd, whose former home now houses the Hall. Open Mon.-Fri. 10 am-2 pm. Admission Fee.

    Phone:  (910) 692-6261

    Address: 555 East Connecticut Avenue, Southern Pines, NC, 28387

    North Carolina Pottery Center

    Opened in 1998, the NC Pottery Center’s permanent exhibits trace the history and development of NC pottery from the prehistoric Native Americans to the present. Changing exhibits throughout the year focus on various topics of both historic traditions and contemporary work by the state’s potters. Open Tues.- Sat. 10 am-4 pm. Admission Fee.

    Phone:  (336) 873-8430

    Address: 233 East Avenue, Seagrove, NC, 27341

    North Carolina Zoological Park

    This 500-acre natural habitat zoo ranks among the top 5 in North America. Plant/animal exhibits feature North America (including polar bears, elk, Gila monsters, river otters and bobcats) and Africa (including African Plains and Pavilion). Open daily year-round, except Christmas Day. Hours: Mar.-Oct. 9 am-5 pm, Nov.-Mar. 9 am-4 pm. Admission Fee.

    Phone:  (800) 488-0444

    Address: 4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro, NC, 27205

    Pinehurst Harness Track

    The Pinehurst Harness Track is a 111-acre equestrian facility that has been a winter training center for standardbred horses since 1915. The grounds consist of three training tracks and several center aisle barns with approximately 300 stalls, as well as several paddocks. Champion trotters and pacers train on either the 1/2 mile sand/clay track, the […]

    Phone:  (910) 295-4446

    Address: 200 Beulah Hill Road South, Pinehurst, NC, 28370

    Railhouse Brewery

    Raihouse Brewery was officially founded Dec 1, 2010, in the historic town of Aberdeen, North Carolina. Started by military veterans Brian Evitts (U.S. Navy), and Mike Ratkowski (U.S. Army), they both felt there was a lack of their style of beer – beer focused on the malted barley and not so focused on the hops. They […]

    Phone:  (910) 783-5280

    Address: 105 East South Street , Aberdeen, NC, 28315

    Rankin Museum of American Heritage

    The Rankin Museum of American and Natural History is recognized for its diverse and unique collections. Our emphasis is on the history and cultures of Early American life; beginning with the Native American occupation and continuing to the present. Open Monday-Friday 10am-4pm and Saturday-Sunday 2-5pm.

    Phone:  (910) 652-6378

    Address: 131 W. Church Street, Ellerbe, NC, 28338

    Rassie Wicker Park

    Rassie Wicker Park, site of the Village Hall, Police Station and Fire Station, is being developed as a community park. Currently, park amenities include over 1.8 miles of walking/biking trails, and outdoor In-Line Hockey rink, playground, soccer field, paved trail, parking and a concession/restroom facility.

    Phone:  (910) 295-2817

    Address: 10 Wicker Drive, Pinehurst, NC, 28374

    Rockingham Dragway


    Phone:  (910) 582-3400 - Fax: (910) 582-8667

    Address: 2153 North US Highway 1, Rockingham, NC, 28379

    Sandhills Bowling Center


    Phone:  (910) 295-9610

    Address: 2239 N Pinehurst Street, Aberdeen, NC, 28315

    Sandhills Horticultural Gardens

    In 1978 the Sandhills Horticultural Gardens became a reality with the establishment of the Ebersole Holly Garden. Over the years, additional gardens have been implemented, including the Rose Garden, the Conifer Garden, the Sir Walter Raleigh Garden, the Hillside Garden, the Fruit & Vegetable Garden, and the Desmond Native Wetland Trail Garden. Today the Sandhills […]

    Phone:  (910) 695-3882

    Address: 3395 Airport Rd., Pinehurst, NC, 28374

    Shaw House Properties

    A trio of historic museum houses depicting the daily life of early county settlers. The Shaw House (circa 1820’s) was built by Charles C. Shaw and later owned by one of his twelve children, Charles Washington Shaw, who became the first mayor of Southern Pines in 1887. The house is typical of the antebellum homes […]

    Phone:  (910) 692-2051

    Address: 100 SW Broad Street, Southern Pines, NC, 28387

    Southern Pines Brewing Company

    Phone:  (910) 365-9925

    Address: 565 Air Tool Drive, Suite E, Southern Pines, NC, 28387

    Sunrise Theater

    The Sunrise Theater has evolved into a thriving performing arts center offering the very best in independent films, community theater, dance and music. The theater strives to present entertainment for all ages and tastes, showcasing both local and national talent. Available for rent to individuals, groups, schools, etc. the theater has been used for fundraisers, […]

    Phone:  (910) 692-3611

    Address: 250 NW Broad Street, Southern Pines, NC, 28387

    Taxidermy Hall of Fame of NC

    Exhibits located in the Christian Book Store feature N.C. wildlife (200+ animals), including state/national taxidermy ribbon winners and oldest rock on earth. Open 9am-5pm Mon.-Sat. Free. Donations welcome.

    Phone:  (910) 692-3471

    Address: 156 NW Broad Street, Southern Pines, NC, 28387

    The Fair Barn

    The Fair Barn is the oldest surviving early twentieth-century fair exhibition hall in North Carolina. It was built in 1917 for use at the Sandhills Fair, one of the major country fairs in the Southeast from 1915 through 1925. The Fair Barn has been recently restored and is now a mulit-purpose community gathering place for […]

    Phone:  (910) 295-0166

    Address: 200 Beulah Hill Road, Pinehurst, NC, 28370

    Town Creek Indian Mound

    For more than a thousand years, Indians lived an agricultural life on the lands that became known as North Carolina. About the 11th century A.D., a new cultural tradition emerged in the Pee Dee River Valley. That new culture, called ‘’Pee Dee’’ by archaeologists, was part of a widespread tradition known as ‘’South Appalachian Mississippian.’’ […]

    Phone:  (910) 439-6802

    Address: 509 Town Creek Mound Road, Mt. Gilead, NC, 27306

    Tufts Archives

    The Tufts Archives preserves the unique history of Pinehurst, North Carolina from its founding in 1895 to the present. The archives, located in a wing of the Given Memorial Library on the Village Green in Pinehurst, was built in 1975. Its creation was spurred by Richard S. Tufts, grandson of the founder of the village. […]

    Phone:  (910) 295-3642

    Address: 150 Cherokee Road, Pinehurst, NC, 28374

    Weymouth Center

    Established in 1979, the Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities is the former estate of author and publisher James Boyd, established to celebrate a rich, continuing history of conservation, literature, equestrian sport and cultural offerings. The 1920s Georgian mansion is located on 24 acres The gardens and grounds are open free to the public […]

    Phone:  (910) 692-6261

    Address: 555 East Connecticut Avenue, Southern Pines, NC, 28387

    Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve

    An 900-acre nature preserve, Weymouth Woods is different from traditional parks. This limited-use area serves to preserve and portray the natural features unique to its region. The fox squirrel, the longleaf pine and the role of fire are just a few of the subjects nature teaches in this fascinating ecosystem. Weymouth Woods is a place […]

    Phone:  (910) 692-2167

    Address: 1024 Ft. Bragg Road, Southern Pines, NC, 28387

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    DID YOU KNOW?

    The Pinehurst area is the home of five past equestrian Olympians.

    1999

    The U.S. Open Championship was played on Pinehurst No. 2 for the first time.

    INTERESTING FACT

    The Pinehurst area is the home of five past equestrian Olympians.

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