Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Rainy Days in Randolph County

Rainy Weather in Randolph County 

Is there light drizzling rain during your visit or run into a surprising weather report in your trip planning? Make the best of it with these indoor activities that are open to all. Randolph County includes: Archdale, Asheboro, Franklinville, Liberty, Ramseur, Randleman, Seagrove, Staley, and Trinity. 

**Note that at the time of publication COVID-19 is still affecting operations of businesses. Please review and plan ahead as hours can change.***

Award-winning Museums - Take in lessons from the past in our award-winning museums and learn something new. Hours may vary, please plan accordingly.


Richard Petty Family Attractions - Randleman 

        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 ended up being legends of NASCAR racing.

Address: 309 Branson Mill Rd, Randleman, NC 27317

    North Carolina Aviation Museum and Hall of Fame - Asheboro 


    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 at the Aviation Museum and Hall of Fame. Experience a flight simulator while surrounded by history. The hall of fame features famous aviators of the state of North Carolina. It is history coming to life with historic pieces of our past.  

 Address: 2222 Pilots View Rd, Asheboro, NC 27205

  American Classic Motorcycle Museum - Asheboro

       One of the largest private collections of Harley-Davidson motorcycles in the country - American Classic Motorcycle Museum is in the Heart of North Carolina. The walls of the museum feature tools, ads and trinkets of Harley-Davidson from lunch boxes to posters.  The museum is conveniently located on US-64 and offers a gift shop and diner. 

Address:  1170 US-64, Asheboro, NC 27205

                                                                                                                                                                        Linbrook Heritage Estate - Trinity 

     Three indoor attractions in one location – Neal Agricultural and Industrial Museum, Historic Hoover House, and Linbrook Hall take you on the ultimate historical journey to today's present technological advancements. See a large collection of John Deere Tractors and an early 20th-century sawmill, plus other industrial tools at the Neal Agricultural and Industrial Museum. Relive farm life of 1905 in the Historic Hoover House, and tour one of the largest privately owned homes in the southeastern U.S at Linbrook Hall. The estate is located near the Uwharrie National Forest.        Address: 5507 Snyder Country Rd, Trinity, NC 27370

Shopping - Get the perfect souvenir or gift while under the rainy skies with distinctive shopping in the Heart of North Carolina.

    Seagrove Pottery - Seagrove

        Find your one-of-kind-piece at one of the 50+ potters in Seagrove, NC. Take a scenic slow drive on North Carolina Highway 705 - also known as Pottery Highway. Seagrove, NC is  “the handmade pottery capitol of the US” where you will find many kinds of works in many different shops from many different artists. From the potters that work right beside their home to generations of potters continuing a family legacy, it’s hard to go home empty handed when the handcrafted work can fit any décor, color, and style. It is a unique area to shop on a rainy day – just bring the umbrella.

                                         Learn more about Seagrove Pottery 

    Asheboro Mall - Asheboro


     Hear and see rain in the comfort of the indoors, plus shop too at Randolph County's only Asheboro Mall. See the rain from the sunroofs - the square glass view offers tranquil views of the rain.  With plenty of shopping you can’t go wrong – get shoes at Shoe Dept., make your home smell great with scents Bath and Body Works, and grab Chick-fil-A to fuel your day. There is a Cinemark movie theater that hosts up to six movies. It’s one of our favorite ways to stay inside.

    Shop throughout the county - Downtown, Antique Shops, and Specialty boutiques 

Home to over 50+ independent shops in the our nine municipalities – you will fine something for everyone, including yourself.  

Learn more of our local shops

Family Fun - Find your adventure in family fun even in a closed space with these exciting activities.

    Kersey Valley Escape and Axe throwing - Archdale


Kersey Valley Adventure is known for the outdoor  fun, but offers indoor options that are perfect on the rainy day. Plan a trip to an escape room and axe throw. The escapes are considered one of the best in the area with multiple rooms you can escape rooms themes are; family-friendly, creepy, and scary. For the 18+ crowd take part in traditional indoor axe-throwing.

        Address: 1615 Kersey Valley Rd, Archdale, NC 27263  

    Family Sports Center - Asheboro

Since 1990 Family Sports Center in Asheboro, NC, has brought the fun with 32 bowling lanes, billiards, arcade and so much more.

       Address: 219 NC-42, Asheboro, NC 27203

There are lots of ways to take a rainy day turn it into an exciting day you will never forget in the Heart of North Carolina. Plan your adventure to the Heart of NC and remember even after the rain there is room for a rainbow.


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