A partial list of of the many things there
are to see and do in
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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.
|Bethesda 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 |
|House 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 |
|Malcolm 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. |
|National 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. |
|North 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
|Pinehurst 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
|Rankin 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
|Sandhills 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 |
|Shaw 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.
|Town 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. |
|Union 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.
|Golf- 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
Click here for more information.|
|Pinehurst 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.
|Aberdeen Walking Tour- Self-guided tours of Aberdeen's Historic
District pick up maps at Visitors Information Center. Free. |
|Carriage Rides- tour the village starts and stops at Pinehurst hotel
available Wed-Sun. By appointment $15 person for half hour tour. | Tel. (910) 2958456
|Lumber 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.
|Pinehurst walking tour- 60 minute guided tour of Pinehurst historic
village. 910-295-8415 |
|Aberdeen Lake Bass and Sunfish. US 1, Aberdeen. |
Tel. (910) 9445902 |
|Heritage- Bass, brim, catfish crappie. US 1 N to Carthage Rd.
| Tel. (910) 9493433 |
|Reservoir Park- Bass, brim, crappie. NC 22 | Tel. (910) 6922463
|Reservoir Park 2.1 miles, NC 22, Southern Pines. |
|Weymouth Woods 4.5 miles, four trails. Ft. Bragg Rd., Southern Pines
| Tel. (910) 6922167. |
|Whitehall Center 2 miles, Pee Dee Road, Southern Pines. Trail begins
at end of dirt road. | Tel. (910) 6926691 |
|Aberdeen Lake, picnic area, walking trail, play ground, lake, tennis
and volley ball courts. Open daylight hours year round. US 1, Aberdeen | Tel. (910) 944592.
|Cannon memorial Park, 15.5 acre park, walking trail, play ground, ball
fields and picnic shelter. NC 211 at Rattlesnake trail, Pinehurst. | Tel. (910) 2951901
|Reservoir Park, walking trail, fishing allowed, Picnic tables and
shelter | Tel. (910) 6922463. |
|Golf 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
|Best 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 |
|Comfort 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 |
|Fairway Motel- 1410 US Hwy 1 South, Southern Pines, NC |
Tel. (910) 6922711.
Cable TV, pool, sauna, family rooms available, golf packages. $45-$70 |
|The Hampton Inn- 1675 US Hwy 1 South, Southern Pines, NC. Cable TV,
free local calls, guest laundry, conference room, golf packages. $39-$75 |
|The 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 |
|Hyland 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 |
|InnKeeper- 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 |
|Manor 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
|Mid 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 |
|Midland Country Club & Knowllwood village- Midland Rd., Pinehurst, NC.
910-295-5011. Condos and Town Homes, Cable TV, pool, washer dryer, golf
packages. $60-$135 |
|Pinehurst 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. |
|Residence 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.
|Sandhills 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
|Bryant 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. |
|Amble 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 |
|The 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 |
|Inn 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
|The 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
Pinehurst has a small village atmosphere with a variety of boutique shops.
Standard modern stores are clustered along US 1 in Southern Pines.
|Aberdeen Historic Downtown- Antiques, collectibles, and unique gift
shops. US 1 and NC 5 between South and Maple Streets |
|Midland Road Shops- Groups of shops offering gifts, jewelry, fashion
crafts and more. Midland Road, Pinehurst. | Tel. (910) 2956156 |
|Pinehurst Place- Group of shops under one roof featuring,
gifts, decorations, garden shop, and clothing | Tel. (910) 2951761
|Pine Village- Specialty shops, restaurants and galleries in a replica
turn-of-the-century New England village. Linden Road, Pinehurst. |
|Sandhills Woman's Exchange- Crafts and baked goods in a log cabin. 15
Azalea Rd., Pinehurst Tel. | (910) 2954677 |
|US 1/15-501 Shopping- Modern department stores, outlets, and
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Pinehurst has a fine variety of restaurants for a relatively small area.
Following are some of our favorites.
|El Chapala- Family style Mexican, moderate prices. 1850 US 1.
|Squires Pub- Scottish theme, varied menu, moderate price. 1720 US 1.
|John's Barbecue & Seafood Restaurant- 1910 Hwy 15/501. 910-692-9474.
|Nina's Classic Cuisine- Continental; lamb, duck, beef, chicken.
Casual. 36471 US 1. 910-944-3400. |
|Mandarin House- Chinese, buffet and menu. 1858 US 1. 910-692-6319.
|Nature's Own- Health/natural foods. 1150 Old US 1. Southern Pines.
|Sweet Basil's- Varied menu; traditional soups, breads, etc. Lunch
only. 134 NW Broad. Southern Pines. 910-693-1487. |
|Theos Tavern- Greek, Mediterranean. White tablecloth. 140 Chinquapin
Rd. 910-295-0780. |
|Raffaele Restaurant and Bar- Variety of classic Southern Italian
cuisine. 1550 US 1. 910-692-1959. |
|Vita Restorante & Pizzeria- New York style pizzeria. Eat in or take
out. 910-692-7815 Southern Pines or 910-295-0304 Pinehurst. |
|Lob-Steer- Steak, seafood, salads. US 1. 910-692-3503.
|Villager Deli- Breakfast and lunch. Village Square, Pinehurst.
|Ashten's- Fine dining, menu changes weekly. 140 E. New Hampshire Ave.
|Cabin on the Green- Homestyle deli, crabcakes, pork, salmon, homemade
desserts. 4933 Hwy 211 W. 910-673-3497. |
|Dunes Table- Fresh seafood and prime rib. Lunch, dinner. Midland Rd.
Pinehurst. 910-295-3240. |
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