Asheboro is home to the North Carolina Aviation Museum & Hall of Fame. Inside, you will find one of the most impressive collections of functioning military aircraft in America, from World War II through Vietnam. There is also an amazing assortment of aviation-related memorabilia, including drawings, photos, and letters. There is also a Doll & Miniature Museum less than 20 miles from Asheboro. Take a walk through an astounding collection of thousands of dolls, dollhouses, and miniatures. Exhibits rotate often and features dolls from around the world. See early versions of Barbies and baby dolls along with detailed miniature homes.
Famous Zoo and Wilder
Step outside city life and into a world filled with fascinating animal exhibits at the North Carolina Zoo. It is the world’s biggest walkthrough zoo, with more than 2,000 acres and 1,100 animals from North America and Africa. Each continent has its own half of the zoo, with realistic replica habitats featuring polar bears, bobcats, elk, bats, zebras, gorillas, and hundreds of other species. Get some exercise or snap some photos along the Birkhead Mountains Wilderness area. This area of the Uwharrie Mountains has more than 5,000 acres of hiking trails. Be sure to look for arrowheads or pieces of old pottery as you go.
Fresh Local Flavor
Start your day off with a delicious breakfast sandwich or sticky bun at The Tabletop Farmhouse Bakery. Their buttery, melt-in-your-mouth croissants will put a smile on your face. For lunch, head on over to the Dixie Express. They put a new twist on classic favorites, like a fudge brownie milkshake and fried chicken sandwich. Living in the south means barbecue, and barbecue in Asheboro means Silo’s Smokehouse. Service with a smile starts as soon as you walk in the door, the pulled pork is moist and tender, and the fried catfish is crisp and tasty.