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Things to Do in Rocky Mount, NC

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The Bowling Center
Bowling
3250 N. Church Street
252-446-9557
The Bowling Center Website
Chuck E. Cheese's
Chuck E Cheeses
730 Sutters Creek Blvd
252-443-5267
Chuck E. Cheese's Website
Farmer's Market
Farmers Market
(April - October)
Locally grown farm fresh fruits and produce, homemade jams and pickles, fresh flowers plus local farm grown fish and country meat products make the Farmers Market the place to be on Saturday. Located on Peachtree Street in Rocky Mount.
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  • 252-478-4819
Mini Putt Indoor Golf
Mini Putt Indoor Golf
Miniature golf, video games and pool tables.
Located at 1294 Independence Drive.
  • FOR MORE INFORMATION
  • 252-972-3883
Harrison Family YMCA
YMCA
The new 2 story, 80,000 square foot, Rocky Mount Family YMCA facility on Independence Road includes an eight-lane competition pool, warm water therapy tank, teen center, after school care center, 2 racquetball courts, 3 basketball courts, a gymnastics area, rock climbing wall, indoor track, aerobics center, wellness center with weight machines and free weights; and locker rooms for men, women, boys, girls, and families.
Skating Rinks
Skating Rink
Sky-Vue Skateland
2930 N. Raleigh Street
252- 442-7418
Star City Roller Skating
1131 N. Wesleyan Blvd.
252-407-8322
Movie Theaters
Premiere Theaters
Premier Theaters
821 Benvenue Road
252-937-9622
Premier Website
Rifle and Pistol Ranges
Rifle and Pistol Ranges
Carolina Shooting Sports
2725 N. Church Street
252-972-3006
Shooter's Indoor Sports Ranges
141 N. Business Park
252-977-98782
Sunset Park
Sunset Park
This park offers many activities including a miniature train, historic carousel, lighted tennis courts, a softball field, a spray park, a skate park, basketball courts and many picnic shelters. Located off Sunset Avenue on River Drive.
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  • 252-972-1151
Spray Park
Spray Park
This one-of-a-kind attraction features 10 computer controlled water spray fountains within a traditional playground structure. The play area is opened year-round with spray elements operable, weather permitting. Located at Sunset Park on Gay Street in Rocky Mount.
  • FOR MORE INFORMATION
  • 252-446-0500
Skate Park
Skate Park
Ramps and hills for kids of all ages.
Located at Sunset Park.
Tennis
Tennis
You don't have to look far to find the best hardcourt play in town at one of our many city parks. The area boasts over 40 courts, many of them lighted.
Denton Street Swimming Pool
Pool
Located on Denton Street at Fairview Street. Completed in 2003, the pool is handicapped accessible with a zero depth entry, and has spray features, four swimming lanes and two diving boards.
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  • 252-977-6321
Sports Complex
Sports Complex
The Sports Complex will provide facilities for recreational programs such as baseball, softball, soccer and football and other field sports. It will serve as a venue for local, state and national sporting events. Once complete, The Rocky Mount Sports Complex will be one of the largest sports complexes on the entire eastern seaboard.
Sluggers
Sluggers
Batting cages and outdoor miniature golf. Lots of fun for kids of all ages! Located at 1265 Independence Drive.
  • FOR MORE INFORMATION
  • 252-442-2250
Auto Racing
Brewer's Speedway
Reedy Branch Road, Sharpsburg
252-446-2531
County Line Raceway
Hwy. 97, Elm City
252-985-1949
The Bowling Center
Bowling
3250 N. Church Street
252-446-9557
The Bowling Center Website
Chuck E. Cheese's
Chuck E Cheeses
730 Sutters Creek Blvd
252-443-5267
Chuck E. Cheese's Website
Denton Street Swimming Pool
Pool
Located on Denton Street at Fairview Street. Completed in 2003, the pool is handicapped accessible with a zero depth entry, and has spray features, four swimming lanes and two diving boards.
  • FOR MORE INFORMATION
  • 252-977-6321
Mini Putt Indoor Golf
Mini Putt Indoor Golf
Miniature golf, video games and pool tables.
Located at 1294 Independence Drive.
  • FOR MORE INFORMATION
  • 252-972-3883
Sluggers
Sluggers
Batting cages and outdoor miniature golf. Lots of fun for kids of all ages! Located at 1265 Independence Drive.
  • FOR MORE INFORMATION
  • 252-442-2250
Skating Rinks
Skating Rink
Sky-Vue Skateland
2930 N. Raleigh Street
252- 442-7418
Star City Roller Skating
1131 N. Wesleyan Blvd.
252-407-8322
The Carousel at Sunset Park
Carousel
The Sunset Carousel, built in the 1920's and installed at Sunset Park in 1952, is one of 21 surviving "Country Fair" style carousels. This type was built to be moved from fairground to fairground, and has a small scale than other types. Its horses are characterized by flattened ears and an absence of other protrusions which would be easily knocked off with frequent moving. The Carousel was badly damaged in the flood following Hurricane Floyd in 1999, and has been completely restored.
The Miniature Train at Sunset Park
Miniature Train
The miniature train has been in Sunset Park since the 1950's. It was renovated in early 1999 by Consolidated Diesel employees who also painted it with the authentic colors of the original Atlantic Coast Line train it represents.
Skate Park at Sunset Park
Skate Park
Ramps and hills for kids of all ages.
Located at Sunset Park.
Battle Park
Battle Park
Rocky Mount's largest park, with 57 acres, is located at the "Great Falls of the Tar River," where aboriginal hunters once roamed, and the Tuscarora hunted and fished. The site was home to settlers from Virginia over 200 years ago, and eventually became the early Rocky Mount. In addition to the Tar River Trail, there are paths that lead to the original "rocky mounds," the site of the first Rocky Mount post office. The Park includes scenic overlooks of the Tar River, three picnic shelters, a gazebo, fishing piers and a boat ramp. It also contains a cemetary with markers dating before the Civil War. The Confederate Monument on the edge of the Park was unveiled in 1917 in memory of Nash County soldiers known as "The Bethel Heros."
Sunset Park
Sunset Park
This park offers many activities including a miniature train, historic carousel, lighted tennis courts, a softball field, a spray park, a skate park, basketball courts and many picnic shelters. Located off Sunset Avenue on River Drive.
Spray Park
This one-of-a-kind attraction features 10 computer controlled water spray fountains within a traditional playground structure. The play area is opened year-round with spray elements operable, weather permitting. Located at Sunset Park on Gay Street in Rocky Mount.
  • FOR MORE INFORMATION
  • 252-446-0500
Skate Park
Ramps and hills for kids of all ages.
Located at Sunset Park.
The Carousel
The Sunset Carousel, built in the 1920's and installed at the Sunset Park in 1952, is one of 21 surviving "Country Fair" style carousels. This type was built to be moved from fairground to fairground, and has a smaller scale than other types. Its horses are characterized by flattened ears and an absence of other protrusions which would be easily knocked off with frequent moving. The Carousel was badly damaged in the flood following Hurricane Floyd in 1999, and has been completely restored.
The Miniature Train
The miniature train has also been in the park since the 1950's. It was renovated in early 1999 by Consolidated Diesel employees who also painted it with the authentic colors of the original Atlantic Coast Line train it represents.
Tar River Trail
Tar River Trail
Tar River Reservoir
Water sports of all kinds, boat ramps, fishing and just plain outdoor enjoyment. Located on Bend of the River Road and Sapony Creek.
  • FOR MORE INFORMATION
  • 252-442-6933
Tar River Paddle Trail
Canoeists can explore the Tar River Paddle Trail. The trail is comprised of ten canoe and kayak access locations that connect over 50 miles of the Tar River and Stony Creek.
Canoe Rentals
Canoe launch sites are available on Stony Creek and the Tar River. Canoes and kayaks are available for day or weekend rental at reasonable rates.
  • FOR MORE INFORMATION
  • Steve's Bicycle Shop
  • Peddler's Village
  • 1120 S. Wesleyan Blvd
  • 252-442-5020
Tar River Trail
Relax and take a leisurely stroll or bike ride on the new, 3.5 mile trail along the Tar River. Enjoy the scenery and the history that includes Battle Park, Martin Luther King Park and Stith-Talbert Park.
Tourist Trails
There are a variety of walking and driving trails designated in the area.
Rocky Mount Sports Complex
Rocky Mount Sports Complex
A division of the Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation Department, the Sports Complex will provide facilities for recreational programs such as baseball, softball, soccer and football and other field sports. It will serve as a venue for local, state and national sporting events. Once complete, The Rocky Mount Sports Complex will be one of the largest sports complexes on the entire eastern seaboard. The facility will operate during ten months of the year with the other two months earmarked for general maintenance and upkeep on the facility. During weekdays the fields will be used by Parks and Recreation Department programs and local leagues. On weekends they will play host to Tournament action, bringing some of the best local, state and national sports talent right here to Rocky Mount.
City Lake
City Lake
This man-made lake completed in 1933 by the WPA. Renovations include a lighted fountain, gazebo, wildlife island and observation decks, extending over the water.
Stith-Talbert Park
Stith Talbert
Stith Talbert Park provides a popular recreation are for Rocky Mount. Features include picnic shelters, basketball court, a fishing pier, a baseball field, soccer field and playground equipment. The largest single span wooden arch bridge in the southeast connect Stith Talbert Park to Battle Park.
Martin Luther King Jr. Park
MLK
This site honors the memory of the legendary civil rights leader, whose "I have a dream" speech was first delivered at Rocky Mount's Booker T. Washington High School on November 7, 1962.
Grover Lucas Park
Located on Halifax Road, it was the setting for the NC State 2000 Tar Heel Little League Tournament.
Buck Leonard
Little League games are played on this site near the birthplace of the legendary Walker F. "Buck" Leonard, a 1972 inductee into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.
Picnic Shelters
Picnic Shelter
18 parks in Rocky Mount provide picnic shelters for families, groups and non-profit activities. Please contact the Parks and Recreation Department to make a reservation; otherwise sites are available on a first come, first serve basis.
  • FOR MORE INFORMATION
  • 252-972-1151
Golf Courses
Northgreen VIllage Golf Course
There are tee times galore at some of the area's finest nine and 18-hole courses. And with great weather all year 'round, there's always a chance to hit the links.
Northgreen Country Club
A sprawling 6,900 yard layout which brings new meaning to the word "par." The former site of many Atlantic Coast Conference Championships, Northgreen is only a 10-minute drive from anywhere in the city. Public. Located at 900 Northgreen Lane.
252-446-7224
Ford's Colony Rocky Mount
18 Hole Semi Private Golf Course.
Located at #1 Ford's Colony Club.
252-557-1600
Cypress Lake, Par 3
Cypress Lake Golf Course, located off Old Wilson Road, is a challenging Par 3 course and driving range. For your convenience, the course is opened year round, is lighted for night play, and has a club rental shop.
252-985-2223
The Links at Cotton Valley
Hwy 258 South,Tarboro, NC
252-641-1482
Peachtree Hills Country Club
RFD 2, Spring Hope, NC
252-478-5745
Willobe Lane Golf Course
The first night golf course in North Carolina. Nine holes of competitive golf with bent grass greens. Minutes from Spring Hope just off Hwy 581 at 12731 Edwards Road.
252-478-7222.
Nice Putt
Driving Ranges
College View Golf Center
4839 College Road, Rocky Mount, NC
252-972-4654
Family Links Golf Range
2670 Eastern Ave. Nashville, NC
252-937-4653
100 Coastline Street, Suite 203 Rocky Mount, NC 27804 800.849.6825 252.972.5080

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