Asheboro NC is in Randolph County
August 19, 2016
Asheboro NC is located in the middle of the state and is the seat of Randolph County. Is within the Piedmont Triad (Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem) of North Carolina.
There are about 26,000 residents here, living within 14 square miles of rolling hills and land. Here's a nice aerial view of Asheboro, as presented by Tom Allen, via a dji Phantom 2 Vision quadcopter...
The town of Asheboro is situated just east of the Appalachian Mountains in the Uwharrie Mountains of the Piedmont region of the state.
Asheboro NC is home to the Caraway Speedway (half-mile NASCAR oval track), Aviation Museum and Hall of Fame, and American Classic Motorcycle Museum.
If hiking is your thing, then head out to the Birkhead Mountains Wilderness Area and enjoy the more than 5,000 acres of hiking trails.
Asheboro is known for being the location of the North Carolina Zoo, the largest walk-through "natural habitat" zoo in the world. It displays more than a thousand animals with a focus on those from Africa and North America. No other American zoo has a larger collection of chimpanzees or Alaskan seabirds.
The natural habitat of the NC Zoo has the animals living within exhibits relative to their natural plants (40,000 of them!), water features, etc. Most of the animals here have plenty of space in which to thrive. There are about 5 miles of walking trails within the zoo as well.
Historic Randolph County Courthouse, Asheboro, NC.
The zoo also features a tropical forest themed aviary with 35 species of tropical birds and several species of poison dart frogs.
An art collection, consisting of works about animals is also
available for your viewing pleasure.
Photos: Steve Tysing
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