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After a day at the Zoo, take time to explore downtown Asheboro which offers unique shops and a variety of dining opportunities to satisfy everyone in your crowd. Asheboro is a great place to visit and was named an All-American City by the National Civic League in 2016. There's more to do around Randolph county with plenty of attractions and museums to visit, pottery shopping in Seagrove, plus hiking trails for outdoor enthusiasts.
Founded by Quaker settlers in the 1780's, majestic Randolph County, located in the heart of North Carolina, offers rich farmland, historic rivers and is home to the Uwharrie Mountains, one of the world's oldest mountain ranges. This natural beauty paints a charming and inviting backdrop for area attractions and events as well as the rich cultural heritage featured in this prominent area of North Carolina.
A part of the Piedmont Triad region, the area is strategically located within 90 miles of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the west, 200 miles of the Atlantic Ocean to the east, 80 miles to the north of the South Carolina state line, and 75 miles south of the Virginia state line. Randolph is the 11th largest county and has the 17th highest population in North Carolina. Asheboro, the county seat, is situated 70 miles from both the North Carolina state capital of Raleigh and its largest city, Charlotte. The area is served by three major airports, each within an hour's drive, 11 area hotels and three charming bed and breakfast inns.
Explore Visitasheboronc.com for more information on other local attractions, annual events, area hotels and dining locations.