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 HERE for more info.
Thursday Plaza Jam concerts are held on the 1st Thursday of each month, May – October. The concerts will be held on Cole Plaza next to Rockingham City Hall and start at 6:30 pm Click HERE for more info.
Rockingham Downtown Farmers Market located in the parking lot across from the Richmond County Judicial Center on West Franklin Street.
Wednesdays from 3 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
Farmers pay a $20 annual membership fee to belong to the farmers market. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and can be picked up from Paige Burns, assistant horticulture agent at the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Office. The Richmond County Center is located at 123 Caroline St. in downtown Rockingham.
The Rotary Lodge and Hinson Lake is open to the public. Hinson Lake beyond doubt is in the middle of a delightful outdoors paradise that provides walking trails, fishing, canoeing, meeting facilities and picnic areas. Click HERE for more info.
The Richmond Community Theatre came into existence in 1977 and produces 3 mainstage productions every year. It is one of longest operative community theatres in the state of NC. In a published article, the Richmond Community Theatre is the fifth oldest producing theatre behind theatres in Raleigh, Hickory, Charlotte, and Wilmington, NC. When population size was included, there was no statewide comparison that equaled our percentage of attendance. Click HERE for more info.
The Rankin Museum of American and Natural History is recognized for its diverse and unique collections. Our emphasis is on the history and cultures of Early American life; beginning with the Native American occupation and continuing to the present. Click HERE for more info.
Rockingham Dragway — affectionately known as “The Rock”– is one of the most famous quarter-mile drag-racing strips in the Southeast. The track is an IHRA drag strip that hosts various types of drag racing events every weekend. Rockingham Dragway is a track known for producing record-setting runs and tons of fast paced excitement. Click HERE for more info.
American Rivers has helped to transform Hitchcock Creek in Rockingham, North Carolina into a destination for fishing, boating, and other family-friendly recreation. Until 2009, the Steeles Mill dam degraded Hitchcock Creek, blocking migrating fish and preventing the community from safely enjoying the river through recreation.
American Rivers and our partners removed the dam, and created a 14 mile Blue Trail. As part of this effort, the City of Rockingham protected 100 acres of bottomland forest along the Blue Trail, purchased two river access areas, and acquired a boat launch.
Starting in Rockingham, the Hitchcock Creek Blue Trail offers paddlers an opportunity to explore the area’s diverse floodplain forests, historic mills remnants, and rare plants and animals.
City of Rockingham
514 Rockingham Road
Rockingham, N.C. 28379
Phone: (910) 997-5546
Fax: (910) 997-6617