Area Attractions

Airborne & Special Operations Museum

Airborne & Special Operations Museum

One of the Army’s most modern museums, 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.

Address:
100 Bragg Boulevard, Fayetteville, NC, 28301

Phone:  (910) 643-2778

Aloha Safari Zoo

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. 

Address:
159 Mini Lane, Cameron, NC, 28326

Phone:  (919) 770-7109

Bethesda Church & Cemetery

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.

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

Phone:  (910) 944-1319

Bryant House & McLendon Cabin

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.

More information and arrangement of tours can be coordinated by contacting directly.

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

Phone:  (910) 692-2051

Carolina Horse Park

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 […]

Address:
2814 Montrose Road, Raeford, NC, 28376

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

Carthage Museum

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 […]

Address:
202 Rockingham Street, Carthage, NC, 28327

Phone:  (910) 947-2291

House in the Horseshoe

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 […]

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

Phone:  (910) 947-2051

Malcolm Blue Farm

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 […]

Address:
1177 Bethesda Road, Aberdeen, NC, 28315

Phone:  (910) 944-7275

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.

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

Phone:  (336) 873-7887

National Railroad Museum and Hall of Fame, INC

National Railroad Museum and Hall of Fame, INC

A must-see spot for railroad buffs, historians, students, out-of-towners and local residents. Admission is free. The museum is open Saturday and Sunday 1 – 4 p.m.

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

Phone:  (910) 582-3555

North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame

North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame

The North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame proudly honors writers who have achieved enduring stature in their devotion to their writing and to their state.

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

Phone:  (910) 692-6261

North Carolina Pottery Center

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.

Address:
233 East Avenue, Seagrove, NC, 27341

Phone:  (336) 873-8430

North Carolina Zoological Park

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.

Address:
4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro, NC, 27205

Phone:  (800) 488-0444

Pinehurst Harness Track

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 […]

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

Phone:  (910) 295-4446

Rankin Museum of American Heritage

Rankin Museum of American Heritage

The Rankin Museum has three main areas of interest which include Natural History, Local History, and Native American culture spread throughout the 4,900 square foot facility.

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

Phone:  (910) 652-6378

Sandhills Horticultural Gardens

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 […]

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

Phone:  (910) 695-3882

Shaw House Properties

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 […]

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

Phone:  (910) 692-2051

Sunrise Theater

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, […]

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

Phone:  (910) 692-3611

Taxidermy Hall of Fame of NC

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.

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

Phone:  (910) 692-3471

The Fair Barn

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 […]

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

Phone:  (910) 295-0166

Town Creek Indian Mound

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.’’ […]

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

Phone:  (910) 439-6802

Tufts Archives

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. […]

Address:
150 Cherokee Road, Pinehurst, NC, 28374

Phone:  (910) 295-3642

Weymouth Center

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 […]

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

Phone:  (910) 692-6261

Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve

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 […]

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

Phone:  (910) 692-2167