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North America > United States of America > South (United States of America) > North Carolina > Piedmont (North Carolina) > Piedmont Triad > Asheboro


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Asheboro is a town in North Carolina. It is known primarily as the home of the North Carolina Zoo, and contains few other attractions.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

Asheboro is directly connected by highway with Greensboro (Future Interstate 74), Raleigh (Hwy. 64), and Charlotte (Hwy. 49).

By bus[edit]

PART Route 10 offers service from Greensboro with connections to other cities.

Get around[edit]

Car, although biking is possible in some areas.


  • Downtown Asheboro A nice collection of antique stores, thrift shops, bakeries, specialty shops, and cafes, as well as a nice park. Of note are the Art Deco town hall on Church Street and the Neoclassical courthouse on Worth Street. Suitable for an hour or two of strolling and enjoying small-town life.



  • Seagrove Pottery Seagrove is a small community south of Asheboro, famous for its pottery. A huge number of potters operate out of homes and small workshops in and around the town.


  • 1 Taste of Asia, 127 E Taft Ave (Hillside Shopping Center), +1 336 626-7578. Good Thai food on South Fayetteville Street.
  • 2 [dead link] Something Different, 1512 Zoo Parkway, +1 336 626-5707, +1 336 626-5740. Tu–Su 11AM–9PM. Variety of cuisines, middle eastern, Italian, on Zoo Parkway just south of Dixie Drive.
  • 3 The Dixie III, 715 E Dixie Dr, +1 336 625-8345. An excellent Southern food restaurant, good value, and local favorite. Located on Dixie Drive, half a mile east of the intersection with Zoo Parkway.
  • 4 Dixie Express, 711 W Dixie Drive (among the other fast food restaurants), +1 336 626-5885. Owned by the same family as the Dixie III, a good local fast food option. Excellent milkshakes, hot dogs, and sandwiches. Try a hot dog "all the way": mustard, chili, slaw, and onions.
  • 5 Burrito Brothers, 1019 N Fayetteville Street, +1 336 328-0168. Authentic Mexican food.
  • 6 America's Roadhouse, 818 East Dixie Drive, +1 336 633-1234. Tu–Th 11AM–9PM, F Sa 11AM–10PM, Su 11AM–9PM. Known for steaks, ribs, chicken, and seafood. They also have "exotic" foods on the menu like the Buffalo Burger, Ostrich Burger, Aligator Tail, and Frog Legs. Located on Hwy. 64 (Dixie Drive)
  • 7 The Table, 139 S Church St, +1 336 736-8628. Tu–W 7AM–2:30PM, Th–F 7AM–10PM, Sa 7:30AM–10PM.


Asheboro is one of the country's largest dry towns. Ask the kids at Asheboro High School whose basement is hosting this weekend's party.


Almost all hotels are located on Dixie Drive (Hwy. 64).

Go next[edit]

Explore the countryside. Although housing developments are making their claim, there are still lots of small farms, country churches, and occasional oddities (look for the former-schoolbus-turned-house in the tiny community of Erect) for an afternoon in the country.

Routes through Asheboro
HendersonvilleLexington  W US 64.svg E  PittsboroRaleigh
RoanokeGreensboro  N US 220.svg S  SeagroveRockingham

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