Top 10 Things to do in Goldsboro, United States

August 27, 2017 Leida Jutras

Goldsboro is a city in Wayne County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 36,437 at the 2010 Census. It is the principal city of and is included in the Goldsboro, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area. The nearby town of Waynesboro was founded in 1787 and Goldsboro was incorporated in 1847. It is the county seat of Wayne County. The city is situated in North Carolina's Coastal Plain and is bordered on the south by the Neuse River and the west by the Little River, about 43 miles southwest of Greenville and 55 miles southeast of Raleigh, the state capital and 87 miles northwest of Wilmington in Southeastern North Carolina. Goldsboro is best known as home to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.
Restaurants in Goldsboro

1. Downtown Escapes

208 E Walnut St, Goldsboro, NC 27530-4835 +1 919-588-1025
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5 based on 35 reviews

Downtown Escapes

To bring people together and give them 60 minutes away from reality, immersed in a creative, exhilarating experience. You will solve a series of clues, riddles & puzzles to help break out. As you race against the clock, you also are competing against the teams who have gone before you, so don’t waste any time. Do you have what it takes?

Reviewed By feedmesushi - Goldsboro, North Carolina

My husband and I were looking for some fun things to do when our daughter and son-in-law were visiting at Christmastime. We decided an escape room might fit the bill. It was a blast! We were sooooo close to escaping. Fun theme, interesting clues, and...MoreSo excited to hear this! Thanks for the review and coming to play for your family time! Looking forward to your return.

2. Cliffs of the Neuse State Park

240 Park Entrance Rd, Goldsboro, NC 28578-8968 +1 919-778-6234
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4.5 based on 101 reviews

Cliffs of the Neuse State Park

Reviewed By jmpncsu - Raleigh, North Carolina

Cliffs of the Neuse is a state park about 15 minutes south of Goldsboro. The park protects an area of surprisingly steep cliffs along the Neuse River. There are about 5 miles of hiking trails, picnic areas, a visitor center with exhibits on the park and a man-made lake with swimming and boat rentals in the summer. We took our dog for a hike here and had a great time. Although short, the trails here lead through a diversity of ecosystems. The Spanish Moss Trail, my favorite trail, runs past the Neuse River floodplain and then loops back over a steep cliff with many steps. I thought the contrast of cypress swamps next to tall cliffs was just amazing. We visited in February so no issue with bugs. Given the swampy conditions, I expect the insects could be a nuisance in the summer time. Overall, it's a great little park to enjoy nature and get some exercise.

3. Old Waynesborough Park

801 US Highway 117 Byp S, Goldsboro, NC 27530-5731 +1 919-731-1653
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4.5 based on 27 reviews

Old Waynesborough Park

Old Waynesborough Park is open 7 days a week and features four miles of walking trails along the banks of the Neuse and Little Rivers, on the site of Waynesborough, the original county seat of Wayne. We also have the Historical Village, a collection of historic buildings from around the county including a Quaker meeting house, one-room school, and turn of the century lawyer's office. Each building is open to the public during open hours. The visitors center contains the Hamilton collection, one of the finest privately held Civil War collections n the country. Admission is free.

Reviewed By Margie P - Goldsboro, North Carolina

There are many buildings to visit including a lawyers office, a schoolhouse, church, Quaker meeting house, printing press and more. Each building feels like your stepping through time with all the trimmings of yesteryear. There’s also a lovely park with plenty of picnic benches. There’s an information building with an attendant on duty to help with any questions you may have as well.

4. Goldsboro Antique Mall

3306 E Ash St, Goldsboro, NC 27534-4548 +1 919-778-2010
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4.5 based on 18 reviews

Goldsboro Antique Mall

Reviewed By TammyC24 - Beaufort, South Carolina

Stopped by here on our way back to SC. Nice little place. Mostly glassware and furniture. Can't say that most of it was 'antique'. A lot of it was (IMO) vendors personal items to get rid of. Was looking for anything airplane related and didn't find the first item. Also was looking for cast iron pans. There was about 8 total in the building. Most were extremely rusty and pitted. The one I saw that I wanted to look at, I couldn't get to as it was behind some shelving units that were packed with items.

5. Wayne County Museum

116 N William St, Goldsboro, NC 27530-3702 +1 919-734-5023
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4.5 based on 16 reviews

Wayne County Museum

Located in the historic downtown district of Goldsboro,NC, the Wayne County Museum is dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of the Goldsboro and Wayne County community. We are proud to be a stop on the Civil War Trails, a program which highlights sites of importance across North Carolina and the South. Our gift shop carries a selection of books and unique gifts centering around Wayne County's unique history!

Reviewed By X4922XWpatriciah - Goldsboro

great place for a field trip with students as well as for adults. Had a great time and the students learned more about the county they live and play in.

6. Carolina Pine Country Store

122 S Center St, Goldsboro, NC 27530-4829 +1 919-947-5112
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

Carolina Pine Country Store

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Reviewed By TammyC24 - Beaufort, South Carolina

Not in existence. The address isn't even there!!! Asked a few locals downtown (where it is supposed to be) and nobody has even heard of it. Appears to be a parking lot.

7. Busco Beach & ATV Park

1243 Bryan Blvd, Goldsboro, NC 27530-7074 +1 919-222-9614
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4 based on 20 reviews

Busco Beach & ATV Park

Reviewed By Dustadust

This place is so irresponsibly managed it's ridiculous. I'm all for having a good time but to blatantly let people drink and ride right in front of your face all day in a park that allows children to ride side by side with all the drunken idiots??? That's just asking for trouble. We watched the group next to us start drinking at 8 am and on the drag strip still drinking and racing at 11pm. Good luck getting any sleep because on a half way busy weekend the same drunken idiots ride ALL NIGHT LONG! Left early and will not be coming back.

8. Goldsboro Bridge Battlefield

Old Mount Olive Hwy, S of US 117, Goldsboro, NC
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4 based on 12 reviews

Goldsboro Bridge Battlefield

Reviewed By StonewallBrigade - New Jersey

Nice, well-kept battlefield. It is small but a lot to see for it's size including where the bridge was (and new one is), the monument and flag, interpretive markers, snake rail fencing and some breastworks. Worth a 30-60 minute visit.

9. Goldsboro Brew Works

207 N John St, Goldsboro, NC 27530-3634 +1 919-429-6162
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4 based on 4 reviews

Goldsboro Brew Works

Reviewed By TeutonFlyboy - Suitland, Maryland

If you enjoy craft beers, then this place needs to be at the top of your list. Goldsboro Brew Works (GBW) serves a dual purpose. Firstly, GBW is a beer connoisseur's happy place with a rotating menu of 30 on-tap beers from around the country. Secondly, it is also the go-to-place for all your home brewing needs. Located in historic downtown Goldsboro, this year-old upstart oozes nothing but passion for brewing and beer. Started by couple former Air Force wrench-turners, GBW extends a warm, welcoming Dixie-land embrace to all beer lovers. If you're looking for tips with that home brew recipe or kit, the staff will provide you all the advice you can handle to make a savory beverage. For you folks who like to imbibe with some tunes, GBW hosts live on weekend evenings with some rather creative local talent jamming to a wide-range of music genre. So, be a beer snob and enjoy some great beer at GBW and maybe learn something on the way.

10. Panache Spa

501 Patetown Road Suite 1, Goldsboro, NC 27530-8135 +1 919-731-3000
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3.5 based on 5 reviews

Panache Spa

Reviewed By DoctorCP

I really used to believe this salon had great quality and service she t hey first opened. They used to set 30min timers and make the employees work fast and responded to the beeping. It must not have worked because they don't do it anymore. This place is gaining popularity but it doesn't seem like they can keep up with the demand. Today and the last time I was here for pedicure only as a walk in I was placed in a chair and sat for over 45minutes. The water turned cold and I became uncomfortable. I debated if I should leave but my feet are wet and I've come this far. I've come on different night at different times and it always seems under staffed. It's a shame because I used to like coming here.

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