North Carolina Attractions
North Carolina is rich in culture and heritage, replete with natural beauty and monuments to human ingenuity. The state offers the world in microcosm – the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kitty Hawk; the International Civil Rights Museum in Greensboro; 5 major Military installations including Ft. Bragg and Camp Lejeune; and, American Military Historic sites and Battlegrounds from the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. All of these attractions (and more) are easily traveled to and from Anderson Creek Club because of its convenient location near the middle of the state.
You can travel from the breathtaking Smokey Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway in the western, Mountain region of the state, through the central Piedmont Region to over 300 miles of ocean coastline and beaches. There are so many things to do in North Carolina - the adventure awaits your arrival. It is a pleasure to explore and a magnificent place to call home.
The Piedmont Area is home to the Sandhills Region which is known as the Home of American Golf. It includes the famous Pinehurst Resort along with The Anderson Creek Club Davis Love III Championship Golf Course. The Piedmont area offers annual festivals and attractions that draw visitors from all corners of the globe.
Anderson Creek Club is truly an oasis in the middle of it all – just 44 miles south of the educational and cultural center that is also known as the ‘Research Triangle (including Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill),15 miles North of Fayetteville and 8 miles from the gates of Ft. Bragg.
You will be amazed and delighted at all of the things to do here - not only in the state of North Carolina but within the gates of Anderson Creek Club, where amenities are boundless and neighborhoods welcome you home.
The Atlantic Ocean with its warm, moist, memorable summers and magnificent winter cool mists and occasional storm is a just a 2 hour drive. Coastal port towns, great sea food, fishing and beautiful beaches are a short distance away. North Carolina is home to spectacular mountains, rivers and lakes. Some people enjoy the winter season snow and ice of the mountains. But the best part of living in the Sandhills of North Carolina is the temperate climate and offering family and friends a break from the harsh northern winters.
Anderson Creek State Park is virtually next door - the main entrance is a short distance North on Nursery Rd. Disk golf, play grounds, picnic, hiking, bike paths, horse trails, restrooms and fresh water. 1,000 acre forest and natural preserve area.
is just 5 miles away. Visit the state park visitors center, hike the trails or tour one of the Rockefeller "winter" homes. Many other parks, trails, sports complexes and nature areas are very accessible and a lovely day trip.
If you enjoy the arts you will find a tremendous variety of cultural activities in the region.
(We have listed just a few of each to give you a taste of what is available in this rich and robust cultural and action packed region - with so much more all available within a 70 mile radius - just for starters!)
- Sporting Events
- 2014 US Open Championship, Men's and Women's, back-to-back, Pinehurst
- Swamp Dogs (Fayetteville's very own Summer Collegiate Baseball League)
- 100+ Exceptional Golf Courses in the North Carolina Sandhills Region alone - 25 Courses are rated 41/2 Stars or better - Including Anderson Creek
- North Carolina is well known for College Basketball and there is plenty of it - all within an hours drive
- Professional Hockey, Football and Basketball is also available in this beautiful, robust State
- Festivals and Fairs
- International Folk Festival
- Family Fun Day and Craft Fair
- Annual Fayetteville Dogwood Festival
- Art Galleries and Shows
- Cape Fear Studios - Fayetteville NC Art Gallery
- Arts Council of Fayetteville / Arts Council Exhibits
- David McCume International Art Gallery
- Museums (here's a sampling of Museums in Fayetteville - literally hundreds more world class offerings witin a 70 mile radius)
- Airborne & Special Operations Museum
- Museum of the Cape Fear
- 1897 Poe House, A Late Victorian House Museum
- Historic Arsenal Park, Federal and Confederate Ordnance Factory
- Fayetteville Museum Of Art - Featuring North Carolina Artists
- Fascinate-U Childrens Museum
- Repertory Theatre
- Sweet Tea Shakespeare
- The Gilbert Theatre
- Cape Fear Regional Theatre
- Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra
- Fouad Fakhouri, Music Director
- North Caolina Wines and Vineyards
The Fayetteville region offers a huge assortment of fun and fascinating adventures. All the benefits of a true cosmopolitan arena set in the peaceful rolling Sandhills.
The pine tree (no specific type) was designated as the Official State Tree of North Carolina in 1963. The state's nickname "Tar Heel State" originates from colonial production of tar, pitch, rosin and turpentine from the state's extensive pine forests. Eight types of pine tree are considered indigenous to North Carolina, including the Eastern White, Loblolly, Longleaf, Pitch, Pond, Shortleaf, Table Mountain, and Virginia Pine.
During the Colonial Period and early Statehood, the Pine Tree was a vital part of the economy of North Carolina. Pine Trees continue to supply North Carolina with many important wood products (particularly in the building industry.)