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A partial list of of the many things there are to see and do in Pinehurst, NC

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What to see

There are no real must see attractions in the immediate area of Pinehurst. But for those looking for a diversion, there are some places of local flavor that could provide a pleasant afternoon of sightseeing. In nearby Asheboro is the North Carolina State Zoo.

bulletBethesda Church & Cemetery- Church, circa 1790, with old slave gallery. Bullet holes from the Civil War can still be seen on the exterior, and graves of pioneer settlers. Guided tours for groups are by appointment only. Bethesda Road (NC 5), Aberdeen. | Tel. (910) 9441319
bulletHouse in the Horseshoe State Historic Site-, Pre-revolutionary war house with bullet holes still visible from 1781 skirmish between Whigs and Tories, now reenacted each August. Free guided tours, groups welcome. 324 Alston House Rd., Sanford | Tel. (910) 9472051
bulletMalcolm Blue Farm & Museum- 1825 antebellum farm with restored farmhouse, gristmill, barns and museum. Open year-round (except holidays) Thursday-Saturday 1-4 pm. Free guided tours available. Bethesda Road (NC 5) Aberdeen. | Tel. (910) 9449483.
bulletNational Rail Road Museum- Former Seaboard Coast Line railway depot. Exhibit includes diesel-electric locomotive and caboose, model railroad layout, re-created telegraph office, and memorabilia. Open Sat. 10-5pm, Sun. 1-5pm, weekdays by appointment. 2 Main St., Hamlet.
bulletNorth Carolina Zoological Park- 500-acre natural habitat zoo ranked in top 5 North American zoos. Exhibits include polar bears, river otters, bobcats and elk. Open daily except Christmas 9-5pm, $8 adults, $5 child. 4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro (NC 211 west to US 220 north to NC 159). | Tel. (910) 8797307
bulletPinehurst Harness Track- See the horses put through their training in early mornings. Annual spring Matinee Races, horse shows, and polo matches. Open all year 8 am to dusk. Free guided tours available. NC 5, Pinehurst | Tel. (910) 2954446
bulletRankin Museum of American Heritage- Exhibits include paleontology, native American/Artic artifacts, Civil War relics . Open Tue.-Fri. 10-4pm. Sat-Sun. 2-5 pm. $2 Adults, $1 child. 131 W. Church St., Ellerbe | Tel. (910) 6526378
bulletSandhills Horticultural Gardens- Located on Sandhills Community College Campus, maintained and designed by the Landscape Gardening Department and Sandhills Horticultural Society. 25 acres of gardens including formal English garden and native wetland trail, roses, rhododendron, azaleas. Open daylight hours year round, guided group tours available by appointment, handicapped accessible. 2200 Airport Rd., Pinehurst. | Tel. (910) 6953882
bulletShaw House Properties- Three historic houses depicting daily life of early settlers. Shaw House home to the town's first mayor and the oldest house in town on its original foundation. Britt Sanders Cabin circa 1770 and contains a 126 year old loom, Garner House log structure with a log corn crib and hand forged door hinges. Guided tours provided Open Feb-July and Sept. to Mid Dec. 1-4 pm. or by appointment. free (groups $ 1 per person) Morganton & Broad Streets, Southern Pines. | (910) 6922051.
bulletTown Creek Indian Mound- Restored site of the Muskhogean Indians of the Pee Dee area. Interpretive exhibits and slide presentation, reconstructed structures including temples, mortuary, and stockade with guard towers. Closed winter holidays, open all summer holidays. Free. Town Creek Road (between NC 731 and NC 73) Mt. Gilead. | (910) 4396802.
bulletUnion Station- Victorian structure featuring railroad artifacts from the Aberdeen & Rockfish Railroad and an inspection car which is one of two left in the U.S. Open weekdays 8-5pm, groups by appointment. Free. Downtown Aberdeen. | Tel. (910) 9445902.

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What to do

Although golf is by far the preeminent activity drawing people to the Sandhills area, there have always been other diversions available for non-golfers and duffers on a break. The resorts offer the expected tennis, riding and spas; and in the community you will find parks and lakes for hiking, boating and other pursuits.

bulletGolf- There are more than 30 area courses in the area and Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Region is home to 10 of the top 20 North Carolina Golf Courses. Click here for more information.
bulletPinehurst Harness Track- The track has been a part of Pinehurst since 1915. The facility has long been used as a winter training ground for Standardbreds. Races in the spring are a popular social event. | Tel. (910) 2150984.
bulletAberdeen Walking Tour- Self-guided tours of Aberdeen's Historic District pick up maps at Visitors Information Center. Free.
bulletCarriage Rides- tour the village starts and stops at Pinehurst hotel available Wed-Sun. By appointment $15 person for half hour tour. | Tel. (910) 2958456
bulletLumber River State Park-, fishing, camping, 115 miles of navigatable river for canoeing. | Tel. (910) 6289844. Canoe rentals available through John Memory in the Wagram area 910-369-2997, Al Pittman in the Lumberton area | Tel. (910) 7384936, and Robeson County Rec. Dept. | Tel. (910) 6713095.
bulletPinehurst walking tour- 60 minute guided tour of Pinehurst historic village. 910-295-8415


bulletAberdeen Lake Bass and Sunfish. US 1, Aberdeen.  | Tel. (910) 9445902
bulletHeritage- Bass, brim, catfish crappie. US 1 N to Carthage Rd. | Tel. (910) 9493433
bulletReservoir Park- Bass, brim, crappie. NC 22 | Tel. (910) 6922463

Walking Trails

bulletReservoir Park 2.1 miles, NC 22, Southern Pines.
bulletWeymouth Woods 4.5 miles, four trails. Ft. Bragg Rd., Southern Pines | Tel. (910) 6922167.
bulletWhitehall Center 2 miles, Pee Dee Road, Southern Pines. Trail begins at end of dirt road. | Tel. (910) 6926691


bulletAberdeen Lake, picnic area, walking trail, play ground, lake, tennis and volley ball courts. Open daylight hours year round. US 1, Aberdeen | Tel. (910) 944592.
bulletCannon memorial Park, 15.5 acre park, walking trail, play ground, ball fields and picnic shelter. NC 211 at Rattlesnake trail, Pinehurst. | Tel. (910) 2951901
bulletReservoir Park, walking trail, fishing allowed, Picnic tables and shelter | Tel. (910) 6922463.
bulletGolf is the primary attraction in Pinehurst, and many choose to stay in the resorts and country clubs in and around the town. A less expensive option are the franchise properties concentrated on US 1 in Southern Pines. (Southern Pines, Pinehurst and Aberdeen are within a few miles of each other.) The franchise operations seem a little better kept than in most areas.

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Hotels and Motels  

bulletBest Western Pinehurst Inn- 1500 Sandhills Blvd., Aberdeen, NC | Tel. (910) 9442367 Cable TV, barbecue grill, outdoor pool, meeting room, fax services guest laundry room, golf packages. $60-$80
bulletComfort Inn- 9801 US Hwy 15-501, Pinehurst, NC | Tel. (910) 2155500. Cable TV, suites available, fitness facility, conference room, outdoor pool, free local calls, guest laundry, golf packages. $100-$170
bulletFairway Motel- 1410 US Hwy 1 South, Southern Pines, NC | Tel. (910) 6922711. Cable TV, pool, sauna, family rooms available, golf packages. $45-$70
bulletThe Hampton Inn- 1675 US Hwy 1 South, Southern Pines, NC. Cable TV, free local calls, guest laundry, conference room, golf packages. $39-$75
bulletThe Holiday Inn- US Hwy 1 Byp. & Morganton Rd., Southern Pines, NC. Cable TV, pool, game room, fitness center, all-weather tennis courts, free local calls, 8 meeting rooms. $70-$85
bulletHyland Hills Resort- 4110 US Hwy 1 North, Southern Pines, NC. 910-692-7615. Cable TV, pool, free local calls, conference room, morning coffee, putting & chipping greens, driving range, golf packages. $60-$105
bulletInnKeeper- 1405 N. Sandhills Blvd., US Hwy 1 South, Southern Pines, NC | Tel. (910) 9442324. Cable TV, continental breakfast, pool, conference room, golf packages. $55-$70
bulletManor Inn- 5 Community Rd., Village of Pinehurst, NC | Tel. (910) 2958472. Cable TV, pool, fitness programs & center, croquet and lawn bowling, tennis courts, historical tours, seasonal children's programs, golf packages. $380-$640
bulletMid Pines Inn & Golf Club- 1010 Midland Rd., Southern Pines, NC. 910-692-2114. Full service dining room, indoor game room, outdoor pool, lighted tennis courts, driving range, putting & chipping greens, conference & banquet facilities. $200-$300
bulletMidland Country Club & Knowllwood village- Midland Rd., Pinehurst, NC. 910-295-5011. Condos and Town Homes, Cable TV, pool, washer dryer, golf packages. $60-$135
bulletPinehurst Resort & Country Club- Village of Pinehurst, NC. 910-295-6811. Cable TV, dining facilities & lounges, pool & lake fitness programs & center, croquet and lawn bowling, tennis courts, Historical tours. Range of packages.
bulletResidence Inn By Marriott- 105 Brucewood Rd. Southern Pines, NC. 910-693-3400. Fully equipped kitchens in each suite, outdoor BBQ facilities, complimentary breakfast, Gold's Gym passes, pool & spa, conference room, free internet access, airport shuttle from Moore Regional Airport, golf packages. $46-$97
bulletSandhills Golf Lodge- US Hwy. 1 South @ Persimmon Dr. Pinebluff, NC. 910-281-3165. Cable TV, restaurant & lounge, pool, card & game room, free local calls, meeting rooms, fax service, golf packages. $49-$59

Bed and Breakfast ~ Inns

bulletBryant House- 214 North Poplar Street, Aberdeen NC 28315. 800-453-4019 Completely restored to its original. The Inn has 10 guest rooms, 9 with private baths. Full breakfast, TV'S, VCR'S, fax service, golf packages, meeting space and free local calls, Prices range from $75.00 to $99.50.
bulletAmble Inn Acres B&B- 361 Alma Street., Vass, NC. 910-692-6767. Located on a 27-acre tree farm, in the heart of the Sandhills only a few minutes from Pinehurst and Southern Pines. Full country breakfast, 1 mile nature trail, tee times, fishing. Starting at $75
bulletThe Blacksmith Inn- 703 McReynolds St., Carthage, NC. 910-947-1692. Originally the home of a blacksmith for the Tyson and Jones Buggy Factory. Fully restored four rooms available with a fireplace in each room. 12 minutes from Pinehurst. Full catered breakfast, lunch and dinner, meeting space, Cable TV, VCR, Library, sunroom, Kitchen open to guest, free local calls, Tee times. Starting $50
bulletInn At Eagle Springs- 1831 Samaracand Rd., Eagle Springs, NC. 910-673-2722. Originally a school, located 20 minutes west of Pinehurst. Six bedrooms with private baths, small conferences, full breakfast, soft drinks, fruit, pitching green, driving practice net, croquet, golf packages. Starting at $30
bulletThe Old Buggy Inn- 301 McReynolds St. Hwy 24-27, Carthage, NC. 910-947-1901. Restored Queen Anne Victorian home, Six bedrooms with twin, double or queen-size beds. Full breakfast, evening wine & cheese, coffee & cookies, fresh fruit in season, swimming pool, dining room, ladies parlor, music room, TV & VCR, Tee Times, free local phone calls, use of computer fax & e-mail. Starting $45-130


Pinehurst has a small village atmosphere with a variety of boutique shops. Standard modern stores are clustered along US 1 in Southern Pines.

bulletAberdeen Historic Downtown- Antiques, collectibles, and unique gift shops. US 1 and NC 5 between South and Maple Streets
bulletMidland Road Shops- Groups of shops offering gifts, jewelry, fashion crafts and more. Midland Road, Pinehurst. | Tel. (910) 2956156
bulletPinehurst Place- Group of shops under one roof featuring, gifts, decorations, garden shop, and clothing | Tel. (910) 2951761
bulletPine Village- Specialty shops, restaurants and galleries in a replica turn-of-the-century New England village. Linden Road, Pinehurst.
bulletSandhills Woman's Exchange- Crafts and baked goods in a log cabin. 15 Azalea Rd., Pinehurst Tel. | (910) 2954677
bulletUS 1/15-501 Shopping- Modern department stores, outlets, and restaurants.

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Pinehurst has a fine variety of restaurants for a relatively small area. Following are some of our favorites.

bulletEl Chapala- Family style Mexican, moderate prices. 1850 US 1. 910-692-5634.
bulletSquires Pub- Scottish theme, varied menu, moderate price. 1720 US 1. 910-695-1161.
bulletJohn's Barbecue & Seafood Restaurant- 1910 Hwy 15/501. 910-692-9474.
bulletNina's Classic Cuisine- Continental; lamb, duck, beef, chicken. Casual. 36471 US 1. 910-944-3400.
bulletMandarin House- Chinese, buffet and menu. 1858 US 1. 910-692-6319.
bulletNature's Own- Health/natural foods. 1150 Old US 1. Southern Pines. 910-692-3811.
bulletSweet Basil's- Varied menu; traditional soups, breads, etc. Lunch only. 134 NW Broad. Southern Pines. 910-693-1487.
bulletTheos Tavern- Greek, Mediterranean. White tablecloth. 140 Chinquapin Rd. 910-295-0780.
bulletRaffaele Restaurant and Bar- Variety of classic Southern Italian cuisine. 1550 US 1. 910-692-1959.
bulletVita Restorante & Pizzeria- New York style pizzeria. Eat in or take out. 910-692-7815 Southern Pines or 910-295-0304 Pinehurst.
bulletLob-Steer- Steak, seafood, salads. US 1. 910-692-3503.
bulletVillager Deli- Breakfast and lunch. Village Square, Pinehurst. 910-295-1005.
bulletAshten's- Fine dining, menu changes weekly. 140 E. New Hampshire Ave. 36-695-1019.
bulletCabin on the Green- Homestyle deli, crabcakes, pork, salmon, homemade desserts. 4933 Hwy 211 W. 910-673-3497.
bulletDunes Table- Fresh seafood and prime rib. Lunch, dinner. Midland Rd. Pinehurst. 910-295-3240.

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