10 Things to Do in Asheboro That You Shouldn't Miss

December 11, 2017 Merry Kessler

Asheboro is a city in and the county seat of Randolph County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 25,012 at the 2010 census. It is the home of the state-owned North Carolina Zoo.
Restaurants in Asheboro

1. North Carolina Zoo

4401 Zoo Pkwy, Asheboro, NC 27205-1425 +1 800-488-0444
Excellent
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

North Carolina Zoo

Reviewed By Larry_English - McLeansville, North Carolina

We arrived at the zoo right at opening time. There are two distinct exhibit areas, one is the animals of North America and the other is the animals of Africa. There are separate parking lots for each section. Remember where you park it is a BIG lot.

Tickets are good for the day, you can leave and come back. Handicap access is available throughout. You cannot bring pets. There are plenty of bathrooms and food shops. They have a multi-car tram that goes back and forth between the African exhibits and the North American exhibits. The tram makes one stop midway between both exhibit areas.

The various exhibits are arranged in linear fashion so you can start at either end and walk from one exhibit to the other. It is a fair amount of walking so wear comfortable shoes. They do rent strollers, if you have a young one with you it is a wise investment. Our 3-1/2 year old loves to walk, but after a while he got tired and needed to be carried, which wore Mom & Dad out.

There are several very nice themed playground areas for the younger children... they get tired of looking at animals that they can’t ride (my grandson’s first request). Great exhibit, the map is colorful and very easy to follow. Sometimes you have to really look for the animals, other times they come right up to the viewing glass. For best results arrive early, they sleep a lot of the afternoon away.

2. Four Saints Brewing Company

218 S Fayetteville St, Asheboro, NC 27203-5725 +1 336-610-3722
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4.5 based on 58 reviews

Four Saints Brewing Company

Four Saints Brewing Company began operations in May 2015 in Downtown Asheboro, NC. Four Saints focuses on Great Beer for Great People through award winning beers and supporting the local community in numerous ways. Andrew Deming and Joel McClosky, the owners and executives, met in 2008 and began working towards opening a brewery in 2011. A successful Kickstarter campaign and tremendous support from the City of Asheboro and community drove the renovation of a century old building into a modern seven barrel brewhouse and English/Irish pub inspired taproom.

Reviewed By rwgerber1 - Greensboro, North Carolina

Four Saints appears rather unassuming from the exterior, but you're welcomed with the deliciousness of malt aroma as you walk through the door. A family feel with kids scampering around during daylight hours gives way to an inviting laid back atmosphere as the sun sets. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable, offering samples of what's currently on tap. Snack style grub is available or you can order in from several local eateries often dealing a discount if you mention your at Saints. Definitely worth visiting!

3. Richland Creek Canopy Tours

2728 Fairview Farm Rd, Asheboro, NC 27205-8636 +1 336-629-9440
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5 based on 89 reviews

Richland Creek Canopy Tours

Reviewed By Christy B

We had an awesome time, this place is great! The staff is super nice and patient. Drew and Simone (sorry if I spelled it wrong) were friendly, very helpful and extremely patient. We also appreciated the break we got and they gave us some water, sorry didn't get your name but very much appreciated!

4. N.C. Aviation Museum

2222 Pilots View Rd, Post Office Box 1814, Asheboro, NC 27205-9523 +1 336-625-0170
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4.5 based on 45 reviews

N.C. Aviation Museum

Reviewed By nkimperial - Franklin, North Carolina

There is as nice assortment of planes in the 2 hangers. There are lots of displays about WWII also. They also have many warbird models on display along with military jeeps and a few assorted antique cars. They also have one of the 4 presidential cars built for President Harry Truman. It is a 1950 Lincoln Cosmopolitan.

5. American Classic Motorcycle Museum

1170 US Highway 64 W, Asheboro, NC 27205-2250 +1 336-629-9564
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4.5 based on 37 reviews

American Classic Motorcycle Museum

Reviewed By solomon5 - Florida

The museum is upstairs in the Heritage Diner building and it is free to visit. You walk up the stairs and see lots of antique motorcycles mostly Harleys as well as all sorts of other interesting motorcycle related items. Downstairs in the parts area there are also things to see. If you are in the area and like motorcycles it is well worth a stop.

6. Collector's Antique Mall

211 Sunset Ave, Asheboro, NC 27203-5609 +1 336-629-8105
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4.5 based on 23 reviews

Collector's Antique Mall

Reviewed By Donna E - Asheboro, North Carolina

If you are interested in a certain piece they probably have it. If you're looking to add something to your collection, they probably have it and if you've broke something (which is usually the case with me) they can help you find a replacement! It is always a good shopping experience with these folks!

7. Birkhead Mtn Wilderness

Asheboro, NC 27205 +1 910-576-6391
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

Birkhead Mtn Wilderness

Reviewed By Rick B - Clayton, North Carolina

If you like to hike check out this place. But beware if you are not good at directing yourself through the woods stay away! National forest trails are a whole lot different then being in a state or national park. The trails are primitive creek crossings are fords or rocks, (no bridges) blazes to mark the trail are more infrequent. But the solitude makes up for all this if you are a capable enough hiker to get out there. I started today at the Robbins Branch Trail access. Please note that trail access at a National Forest also differs from a park in that the facilities are bare bones, a place to park and that's about it. This access was about a mile back a rough gravel road. Up the main road a ways was another access point the Thornberg which looked to be a bit more civilized if that's what you like. The trail was moderately difficult crossing rugged terrain and several creeks without bridges. Most were small hops across a couple of rocks but Hannah's Branch is a sizeable stream. There was an unstable log laid across a fairly deep spot but I decided to bush whack upstream about 1/4 mile to a shallow rapids with enough large rocks to make the crossing safely and dry. Being it is late fall the leaves had completely covered everything. Trail maintenance is non existent, logs and trees everywhere and the blazes are fairly faded. The trail was hard to find and maintain. But if you want a true outdoor wilderness experience this is the place. There are several campsites in the area for primitive camping, you can collect downed sticks and trees for firewood, and you must have a permit that you get at the ranger station in Troy for a nominal fee.

8. Flea Marketeers

131 Sunset Ave, Asheboro, NC 27203-5607 +1 336-318-2146
Excellent
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4 based on 10 reviews

Flea Marketeers

Reviewed By cheryl h - Durham, North Carolina

I should have known by the name that it wasn't really an antique store. You can find some good things but most of their stuff is what you would find at yard sales. A lot of it isn't even old stuff. I will say that my first biscuit barrel (three little piggies) came from there and that started my collection of whimsical biscuit barrels. It's a very large store (3 floors) and by the time you make it to the top floor it feels like you are in a sauna in the summer. For some reason in the summer it always smells damp as soon as you walk in the door. We did find something we wanted for the kitchen this last trip and after standing at the cash register for several minutes we just left it sitting there and left. As we walked outside both the people working in there were standing outside smoking.

9. Randolph County Public Library

201 Worth St, Asheboro, NC 27203-5557 +1 336-318-6800
Excellent
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5 based on 4 reviews

Randolph County Public Library

The mission of the Randolph County Public Library is to provide for the informational and reading needs of the citizens at library sites throughout the county.

Reviewed By Shiv H

This is one of those places which will be missed enormously if they disappear in the face of the modern hi-tech assault. The staff is very friendly, and very knowledgeable. They will help you locate what you are looking for. And if they don't have it, they will get it for you, from wherever, and rapidly!

10. Sunny Slopes Farm

2994 Fairview Farm Rd, Asheboro, NC 27205-2168 +1 336-879-1606
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

Sunny Slopes Farm

Reviewed By DREofSJ

I never knew about Sunny Slopes until a friends wedding was held there. The drive up was lovely, parking is convenient, and the facilities are nice. They have plenty of activities for the kids. My son had a blast!

The best part is the view from the top of Purgatory Mountain! Don't let the name fool you because its, Breathtaking!!! It is definitely worth the trip!

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