Recreation & Livability

In Randolph County, you're surrounded by caring people, excellent schools and all of the positive experiences that come with living in a community that values recreation and exploration. Families, daytime explorers, weekend warriors - everyone can live life fully here, making business ownership and leadership in Randolph County extremely rewarding. Quality of life can be defined in a wide variety of ways. Our business leaders and community members find that Randolph County checks every box. Our location in the heart of North Carolina puts a number of highly desirable amenities in your hands, making Randolph County a great place to work effectively and live fully. For more information on attractions in Randolph County visit Heart of North Carolina website.


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North Carolina Zoo

Asheboro is home to the world's largest natural habitat zoo, which features wild animals and plants from North America and Africa with Asia coming soon.

North Carolina Aviation Museum

Step back in time to the 1940s, when brave pilots flew America's greatest warplanes.

North Carolina Pottery Center

The nation's only state pottery center.

Asheboro Zookeepers

Catch the excitement of wooden-bat baseball.

 Petty Family Attractions

Racecars, awards and photos honor this 7-Time Winston Cup Series Champion. See highlights of Richard's 35-year career in the mini-theater, and take home gifts for a favorite race fan. Gift shop, 14 cars, over 800 dolls, knife case, & belt buckles.

Birkhead Wilderness Area

The 1984 North Carolina Wilderness Act established the ancient Uwharrie Mountains - The Birkhead Mountains Wilderness. The Wilderness includes 5,160 acres at the northern end of the Uwharrie Mountains . All trails within the Wilderness are designated hiking trails.

Caraway Speedway

Experience the thrill of NASCAR racing.

American Classic Motorcycle Museum

Museum has over 30 classic Harley Davidson motorcycles dating 1936-1972.

Goat Lady Dairy

Learn about environmentally friendly farming, milking, and cheese making

Pisgah Covered Bridge

One of North Carolina 's last remaining covered bridges

Cultural Activities

RhinoLeap Productions

Sunset Theatre

Historic renovated theatre featuring a variety of concerts, plays, special performances & events as well as films & classic movies.

Randolph Arts Guild

The Guild sponsors art shows and competitions, concerts and special events.


Community Theater

Concerts in the Park

Free summer concert series, held at the Bicentennial Park located in downtown Asheboro.

Park Street Players

A youth theater group, performances held at Asheboro High School.

Recreational Activities

Tot Hill Golf Club
Public, 18-hole golf course designed by Mike Strantz, the 1998 Course Architect of the year.

Pinewood Country Club
Private club with tennis facilities, 18-hole golf course, pro shop, swimming pool and a restaurant.

Asheboro Country Club
Public/private club with tennis facilities, 18-hole golf course, pro shop, swimming pool, and a restaurant.

Colonial Country Club
Private club with tennis facilities, 18-hole golf course, pro shop, swimming pool, and a restaurant.

City of Asheboro Municipal Golf Course
Public nine-hole golf course.

Dave's Mountain Racquet Club
Private tennis club, pro shop and swimming pool.

Reed Creek Racquet and Swim Club
Private tennis and swimming club.

Ten-Aqua Park
Private tennis and swimming club.

North Asheboro Park
Disc golf open year round from dawn to dusk.

Deep River Walking Trails

Randolph/Asheboro YMCA
Soccer, basketball, gymnastics, indoor pools, exercise rooms, health club, weight room and daycare. Archdale-Trinity YMCA 


Five full recreational lakes, located within one hour drive.

Various municipal parks and playgrounds are in abundance throughout the county!