With significant scenic and natural areas, including the Pee Dee River & National Wildlife Refuge, Sandhills Game Management Area and Blewett Falls Lake, outdoor activities are endless. * Go boating, skiing, or swimming. For the wildlife enthusiasts, fishing and hunting are popular sports. The area is rich in deer, dove, turkey and other small game. There are numerous hunt clubs located in the area with memberships available. * The Rockingham Speedway and Rockingham Dragway offer year round events that bring thousands of folks to our area. Both are just 5 minutes from downtown. * Other nearby attractions include the Rankin Museum of American Heritage, The National Railroad Museum & Hall of Fame, the N.C. Zoo, Seagrove Potteries, The Uwharrie National Forest and Pinehurst, home of the world's finest golf facilities.
City leaders want Rockingham to be a destination.
Planning experts will tell you: study what you have in front of you today, before you start planning how it will look tomorrow. “Good planning does not begin with an abstract or arbitrary scheme that it seeks to impose on the community: it begins with a knowledge of existing conditions and opportunities.” Click on the image above for more info.
Discovery Place KIDS-Rockingham
Discovery Place KIDS-Rockingham is the second Discovery Place KIDS museum and the first step in a journey of lifelong learning for children and families in the Sandhills region. Discovery Place KIDS-Rockingham is a children's museum that will serve children and their caregivers from throughout the Sandhills/South Central Piedmont region of North Carolina. Click on the image above for more info.
ROCKINGHAM SHOWS OFF ITS DIVERSITY WITH SATURDAY’S BIOMOTO PIT CREW CHALLENGE
ROCKINGHAM, N.C. – Track owner Steve Earwood believes that diversity is the element that has kept Rockingham Dragway viable even in these tough economic times. To prove his point, he offers up this Saturday’s BioMed Pit Crew Challenge which will bring several hundred middle school students to the track to study how STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematic) skills apply to auto racing.