Cooler temperatures and winter blues should not keep you from finding fun in the Heart of North Carolina this season. Make the best of your visit with indoor family-friendly experiences across Randolph County.
Petty Family Attractions - Randleman
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See where racing history began and a family's legacy was built at the Petty Museum, learn the unparalleled success story of one of the founding families of stock car racing, their drive for engineering excellence, and the technical inventiveness, innovation and ingenuity that made it all possible. See where it all started and how they are now local and worldwide legends of NASCAR.
Address: 309 Branson Mill Rd, Randleman, NC 27317
North Carolina Aviation Museum and Hall of Fame - Asheboro
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Explore aviation history in a hangar filled with military and civilian memorabilia including vehicles, weapons, equipment and uniforms, and a Piper J-3 "Flitfire" flown by Orville Wright. Take a flight on the simulator as you are surrounded by history dating back to WWI. The Hall of Fame showcases influential aviation professionals from North Carolina or with a significant impact on North Carolina aviation. It is history coming to life with from pieces of our past.
Address: 2222 Pilots View Rd, Asheboro, NC 27205
American Classic Motorcycle Museum - Asheboro
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One of the largest private collections of Harley-Davidson® motorcycles in the country, this museum features wall to wall history of the vehicle. You will find tools, trinkets, memorabilia with the Harley-Davidson® brand, including lunch boxes and posters. The museum is conveniently located on US-64 and offers a gift shop and diner, open for breakfast and lunch.
Address: 1170 US-64, Asheboro, NC 27205
Linbrook Heritage Estate - Trinity
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Take a walk through history within three indoor attractions at one location, Linbrook Heritage Estate. Relive farm life in 1905 at the Historic Hoover House, lovingly restored to its original appearance. View more than 26 fully restore John Deere™ tractors and 1926 return tube boiler from P&P Chair Company, the Asheboro business that produced the Carolina Rocking Chair used by President John F. Kennedy. Complete your day with a tour Linbrook Hall, one of the largest privately-owned homes in the Southeast, with more than 60 rooms! Located on a hill in view of America’s oldest mountain range, the Uwharrie Mountains, it features architectural details found in many 18th century homes.
Address: 5507 Snyder Country Rd, Trinity, NC 27370
Shop ‘til you Drop!
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Collecting pottery is nothing new, but in the last dozen years or so, it has turned into a must-do if you are into supporting the arts and creating fun bucket list adventures! There are now more than 100 individual potters to visit and collect from in the Seagrove area. Explore at your own pace one pottery shop to the next to see what is new and exciting in the pottery world, as well as seeing potters make their famous handmade traditional pottery that has been created here for generations! When you take a piece of Seagrove pottery home, you are also supporting this large family of artists who make a living in this craft.
Downtown Seagrove is a wonderful place to being your shopping excursion. Park here and walk to multiple shops.
Address: 106 Broad St, Seagrove, NC 27341
Family Fun Adventures for all ages
Kersey Valley Escape Rooms and Axe Throwing - Archdale
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Known for their outdoor fun offerings, Kersey Valley brings adventure indoors with Escape Rooms and Axe Throwing, perfect on dreary or chilly days. Plan a visit to a uniquely themed Escape Room with your closest friends to see who will collect the clues to make the master escape to beat the clock. Test your hand eye coordination by taking your turn at the wooden bullseye board with Axe Throwing, an indoor experience that proves to be sharp competition.
Address: 1615 Kersey Valley Rd, Archdale, NC 27263
The Bunker at Holly Ridge Golf Links - Archdale
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Holly Ridge Golf Links has some of the best greens in the Piedmont area for golfers, now the location has indoor options that are ideal for keeping your tee time on cold or rainy days. The Bunker at Holly Ridge is a recent addition to the club house that features an HD golf simulator experience with six bays of virtual play from courses worldwide. Enjoy an afternoon of indoor play with appetizers and beverages from the bar & grill.
Address: 7933 US Hwy 311, Archdale, NC 27263
Family Sports Center - Asheboro
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Providing family-friendly fun since 1990 with 32 bowling lanes (bumper lanes can be included!) boasting the latest in automatic scoring and graphics. Check in with staff members to plan an Xxtreme Glow bowling evening. Take some downtime from the lanes by enjoying the billiard room filled with 5 regulation size AMF tables along with an arcade. All this action will make you hungry - enjoy one of the best cheeseburgers in town at their snack bar.
Address: 219 NC-42, Asheboro, NC 27203
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