What to do and see in Rocky Mount, United States: The Best Places and Tips

December 5, 2017 Flossie Demartino

Rocky Mount is a city in Edgecombe and Nash counties in the Atlantic coastal plain region of the U.S. state of North Carolina. Although it was not formally incorporated until February 28, 1907, the North Carolina community that became the city of Rocky Mount dates from the beginning of the 19th century. The first post office in the area opened in 1816. The city's population was 57,685 at the 2010 census, with an estimated population of 56,325 in 2014. Rocky Mount has received the All-America City Award from the National Civic League two times, in 1969 and 1999.
Restaurants in Rocky Mount

1. Rocky Mount Children's Museum and Science Center

270 Gay St, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-5442
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4.5 based on 44 reviews

Rocky Mount Children's Museum and Science Center

Reviewed By Crystal I - Rocky Mount, North Carolina

My kids and I were just here this past weekend. Every first Friday during the winter & spring, they have free admission, live music, food ( while it lasts), bouncy houses, and a lot more. We had a really good time, the kids did not want to leave. There is also free admission on Sundays. Its a great time to spend with the family or just enjoy yourself. It is a special gem in Rocky Mount.

2. Koi Pond Brewing Company

1107 Falls Rd, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-4407 +1 252-231-1660
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5 based on 32 reviews

Koi Pond Brewing Company

Koi Pond Brewing Company, LLC is Rocky Mount’s first craft brewery. The Pond, which houses the brewery and taproom, is located at 1107 Falls Road in the historic Rocky Mount Mills brewmill village. The Pond is open from Wednesday to Sunday, and is both kid- and dog-friendly. We serve wine by the glass and small bites, and frequently have food trucks and live music on site. Hours: Wednesday and Thursday 4-10pm, Friday and Saturday 4-11 pm, and Sunday 1-6 pm

Reviewed By beengland

The brewery knows what they are doing, great beer, 8 selections out of over 21 brews available! I tried 4 and they were good, right on style too. Food available next door, right pizza left tacos. Nice friendly people, great ambiance, on the Friday we...MoreThank you so much for the kind words and for taking time to write a detailed review! We hope to see you again soon!

3. Rocky Mount City Lake and Park

Sunset Ave. at Business 64, Rocky Mount, NC 27804 +1 252-972-1151
Excellent
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4.5 based on 25 reviews

Rocky Mount City Lake and Park

Reviewed By greenehalltam - Petersburg, Virginia

This is a wonderful place to take your family to relax and enjoy the beautiful view of the lake. Whether you are relaxing in the gazebo, sitting amongst the ducks, or walking around, it's enjoyable and peaceful. Several people stop by to feed the ducks, take pictures, walk, or picnic. It's a nice place to dedicate 30 minutes to an hour for.

4. Tar River Trail

Rocky Mount, NC 27804 +1 252-972-1235
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5 based on 4 reviews

Tar River Trail

Reviewed By Linda B - Raleigh, North Carolina

It's a great walk! The trail is 3.12 miles long. It goes along the Tar River just a short walk from Sunset Lake Park (River Road and Business 64). Along the way you will pass through Battle Park and ends at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park. There is a nice color map you can download from the Rocky Mount city website by searching for the Tar River Trail.

5. Sunset Park

1550 River Dr, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-4400 +1 252-972-1151
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4 based on 7 reviews

Sunset Park

Reviewed By cheryl h - Durham, North Carolina

First I need to say to be sure to check to see if the rides are open. When we were there they had just closed for the season.

The park offers a basketball area, a tennis area, a picnic area, playgrounds, and a disk golf course that are open all year. After the 5th of September the rides (1952 mini train ride, 1920 Hershell-Spillman country fair style carousel, and a cute little ladybug ride) are closed for the season. The carousel was even dismantled. It's still a good place for a picnic or if you just want to stretch your legs after a long drive.

6. Best Friend's Dog Park

480 N Lee St, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-4535 +1 252-972-1151
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4 based on 5 reviews

Best Friend's Dog Park

Reviewed By Richard T - Singapore, Singapore

It's a nicely kept fenced park for owners to bring their dogs there to interact with other dogs. Just an open space with tables for pet owners to use. With such an attractive name to the park, I was hoping for something more. Maybe there could be lots of interesting obstacles for dogs to engage in?
I was there alone, looked around, used a mobile toilet there and left. Nothing much here for me without my dog.

7. Stonewall Manor

1331 Stonewall Lane, Rocky Mount, NC 27804 +1 252-442-0063
Excellent
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4 based on 5 reviews

Stonewall Manor

Reviewed By Kathy S - Red Oak, NC

This is a great place to visit during Christmas! I have made many visits over the years but Christmas is still my favorite. The tours are very educational. I have also attended several weddings and it is the perfect location for receptions.

8. Martin Luther King Jr. Park

800 E Virginia St, Rocky Mount, NC 27801-3573 +1 252-972-1151
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3.5 based on 10 reviews

Martin Luther King Jr. Park

Reviewed By chicagotravelqueen - Orlando, Florida

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Rocky Mount,NC is a park designed recognize King. The City Council named the park after King because King delivered one of the earliest versions of his soon-to-be-famous “I Have a Dream” speech nearby on November 27, 1962. The park has a walking path, which leads you right to the monument and it has seats which viewers can sit and reflect. As i walked the path , I felt his presence.

9. Nash County Travel and Tourism

100 Coastline St, Suite 313, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-5879 +1 252-972-5080
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5 based on 1 reviews

Nash County Travel and Tourism

Remarkable Rocky Mount and the surrounding small towns in our county offer an incredible variety of enjoyable things to do. Recreational activities abound: Tournaments at our world-class sports complex, hiking the Tar River Trail, swimming, golfing, and skating.

Reviewed By Jorge I - La Estrella, Colombia

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10. Battle Park

Falls Rd. NC 43-48 Exit, Rocky Mount, NC 27804 +1 252-972-1151
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3.5 based on 4 reviews

Battle Park

Reviewed By cheryl h - Durham, North Carolina

The park is where the original village of Rocky Mount stood. It offers picnic areas, rough trails, paved trails for walking and biking, and scenic overlooks of the Tar River and the historic cotton mill. As you pull in the park the first thing you will see if the historic mill cemetery.

We found some of the non-paved trails very rocky and hard to walk on and it's not an easy climb down to the Tar River over the rocks. It started to rain before we could walk on the paved trail but we plan to go back the next time we are in the area.

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