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About the Area
A Great Family Destination!

About the Area

Visit the Heart of North Carolina!

Stay for the weekend and enjoy our Southern hospitality


After a day at the Zoo, explore downtown Asheboro (a.k.a. Zoo City). The historic downtown is bustling with unique shops and diverse dining opportunities to satisfy your pack of hungry cubs. Take in a movie at the vintage Sunset Theater, complete with popcorn and a soda. Delightful boutiques await you for unique shopping experiences while hiking trails beckon you to the great outdoors.

Asheboro is a great place to visit and was named an All-American City by the National Civic League in 2016.


Randolph County

There's more to do around Randolph County, with plenty of attractions and museums to visit, shopping for world-renowned pottery in Seagrove, plus a network of hiking trails for outdoor enthusiasts.

Founded by Quaker settlers in the 1780s, majestic Randolph County offers rich farmland, quaint towns, historic rivers and is home to the Uwharrie Mountains, one of the world's oldest mountain ranges. This natural beauty paints a welcoming and vibrant backdrop for area attractions and events and the rich cultural heritage featured in this area of North Carolina. 


Downtown Asheboro shopping
A family walking along a trail

Central Location

A part of the Piedmont Triad region, the area is strategically located 90 miles from the Blue Ridge Mountains, 200 miles to the Atlantic Ocean to the east, 80 miles north of the South Carolina state line, and 75 miles south of the Virginia state line. Randolph is the 11th largest county 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, 12 area hotels, plus a selection of bed and breakfasts and cottages to rent.


EXPLORE THE HEART OF NORTH CAROLINA for more information on local attractions, annual events, area lodging, and dining locations.