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Get hands-on and interactive while touring exhibits dedicated to science, history, pirates, dinosaurs, flight and sports.
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Play a round at Grove Park Inn or one of our many other nationally recognized courses.
Visit our first state capitol at Tryon Palace, walk in Blackbeard’s footsteps in Bath, and enjoy year-round sailing, fishing and paddling.
This region offers many opportunities for play, including golf courses, spas, military museums and indoor skydiving.
Explore the beauty of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Land of the Waterfalls and the nation’s first fly fishing trail.
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Plan your getaway around a signature event or find out what’s happening during your visit. From quick weekend trips to longer stays, you might watch a hammer throw competition at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, sample sounds where they were born at the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival, go for the top prize in the Big Rock Blue Marlin Fishing Tournament, or enjoy seasonal events like July 4th celebrations and Christmas light displays.
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Whether you visit for the day or stay overnight, you’ll find plentiful sights and activities to appeal to a variety of ages and diverse interests.
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Carthage (19.29 mile)
November 6 , November 7
100+ Years of Progress is a walk down memory lane. You will find tractors of all kinds here, steam engines, prairie tractors, John Deeres, and a lot more.
Sanford (9.10 mile)
October 24 - 25
Watch units practice their drills and visit the encampments. Saturday night we will have a candlelight tour of the Alston House starting at 6:30. Reservations are required for the candlelight tour.
Seagrove (19.11 mile)
See a selection of some of the best pieces of Jugtown Pottery made by the Owens family, including wood fired pottery, jewelry by JLK Jewelry, and American crafts.
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Pittsboro (2.11 mile)
Sports arena in Goldston offering food and entertainment, too.
Pittsboro (4.15 mile)
American, Southern / Home Cooking
Pittsboro (7.82 mile)
Great diner favorites
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Sanford (9.38 mile)
Hotels & Motels
Conveniently located near Devil’s Ridge Motocross, Central Carolina Community College and a wide variety of businesses. We're a short drive to Fort Bragg/Fayetteville and Pinehurst/Southern Pines.
Sanford (10.10 mile)
Located on Highway 421 North.
Sanford (10.21 mile)
Conveniently located off of US-421. Our friendly 24-hour front desk staff is here to help make us your hotel of choice. Start your day right with our free continental breakfast.
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