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.”
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.
The 17th Annual “Christmas on the Square
The 17th Annual “Christmas on the Square”, will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2013, from 10 am. to 4 pm. This is a fun-filled day for the entire family to enjoy. Last year’s event featured over 110 food and craft vendors. Entertainment was provided throughout the day by local artists, church a nd school groups. Festivities also included a car show and pet contest, which is alwayspopular, and children enjoyed free rides all day The main attraction for this annual event is Santa Claus. Santa is on thesquare all day to visit with children and give them a special gift.