Another wonderful thing about living in Moore County is that there are so many fantastic destinations to go to within a short drive! Here's a list of some places to check off your list:
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Cape Fear Botanical Garden
536 N Eastern Blvd, Fayetteville, NC 28301
Cape Fear Botanical Garden is a natural beauty situated on an impressive 80 acres nestled between the Cape Fear River and Cross Creek. The Garden offers engaging cultural events to inspire and excite, educational activities to energize, and peaceful spots to refresh. Visitors of all ages are welcome.
Park Address: 14523 Carowinds Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28273 Address for GPS users: 300 Carowinds Blvd., Fort Mill, SC 29708
There’s so much to do and explore in this 398-acre amusement park including amazing Roller Coasters, thrill rides, the Camp Snoopy kids area, Dinosaurs Alive and seasonal events and entertainment! Admission to their awesome water park, Carolina Harbor, is included with admission.
Carolina Tiger Rescue
1940 Hanks Chapel Rd, Pittsboro, NC 27312
Carolina Tiger Rescue provides lifelong sanctuary to more than 50 wildcats and offers educational tours and field trips to thousands of visitors each year at their 55 acre facility. They are home to ten species of animals, including tigers, lions, cougars, and kinkajous.
Discovery Place Kids Rockingham
233 E Washington St, Rockingham, NC 28379
Discovery Place Kids provides extraordinary opportunities for kids to build a lifelong love of learning through rich play experiences that allow them to be creative and explore their world. See their website for information on their Charlotte and Huntersville locations as well.
Greensboro Science Center
4301 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC 27455
Your family will enjoy this science museum and zoological park that includes an aquarium, hands-on animal exhibits, the OmniSphere Theater, featuring 3D and full-dome shows, SKYWILD Treetop Adventure Park and more!
House in the Horseshoe
288 Alston House Rd, Sanford, NC 27330
Visit this historic home in a horseshoe bend of the Deep River in northern Moore County. Built around 1772 by Phillip Alston and sometimes known as the Alston House, its walls bear numerous scars and bullet holes sustained during a Revolutionary War skirmish.
1615 Kersey Valley Rd, Archdale, NC 27263
Numerous attractions make up Kersey Valley and they offer something for everyone! The zip line is aviation-themed and one of the largest closed-course zip lines in the country. Try your skills at outdoor laser tag, the high ropes course, the room escape game, and so much more!
Marbles Kids Museum
201 East Hargett St, Raleigh, NC 27601
Marbles Kids Museum sparks imagination, discovery, and learning through play. Exhibits include Stepnotes - a staircase transformed into a playful piano, Splash - where children discover the power and fun of water with hands-on experiments, and much more!
Museum of Life and Science
433 W. Murray Avenue Durham, NC 27704
The Museum of Life and Science is one of North Carolina’s top family destinations. With a two-story interactive science center, one of the largest butterfly houses on the East Coast, over 60 species of live animals, and more, every visit is a new adventure.
NC Transportation Museum
411 S. Salisbury Ave. Spencer, NC 28159
The NC Transportation Museum is located on the site of what was once Southern Railway Company's largest steam locomotive repair facility. The museum features an authentic train depot, antique automobiles, and a 37-bay Roundhouse that includes 25 locomotives, dozens of rail cars and other exhibit areas.
North Carolina Zoo
4401 Zoo Pkwy, Asheboro, NC 27205
The NC Zoo is seated on a 2,200-acre tract of land in the Uwharrie Mountains. Approximately 500 acres of this property have been developed into the largest "natural habitat" zoo in the United States. The animals are given enclosures that mimic their natural habitats to include trees, ponds, rocks, grass and dirt.
Putt-Putt Fun Center
3311 Footbridge Ln, Fayetteville, NC 2830
For the ultimate family fun in Fayetteville, Putt-Putt Fun Center invites all people to enjoy everything the Fun Center has to offer. Activities include putt-putt golf, Lazer Zone laser tag, Race Zone go-karts, Spin Zone bumper cars and Wet Zone bumper boats.
Raven Rock State Park
3009 Raven Rock Road, Lillington, NC 27546
The Cape Fear River is a frequent hiking destination for visitors entering Raven Rock State Park. Whether it’s Lanier Falls, the Fish Traps rapids or the massive Raven Rock, Raven Rock State Park is an ageless landmark for river travelers. There are also many trails that visitors can travel by foot, bike or horse.
Town Creek Indian Mound
509 Town Creek Mound Rd, Mt Gilead, NC 27306
Town Creek, situated on Little River (a tributary of the Great Pee Dee in central North Carolina), has been the focus of a consistent program of archaeological research under one director for more than half a century. The people who lived at the Town Creek site during its heyday have been referred to as the "Pee Dee Indians."
533 Carvers Falls Road, Fayetteville, NC 28311
Named one of USA Today's 10 Great Ziplines, ZipQuest is a world-class zipline tour and nature adventure in Fayetteville, North Carolina! Zippers will experience the exhilaration of flying through the treetops of the most pristine forest in our area and viewing beautiful Carver’s Falls from many awe-inspiring perspectives.