Discover fun things to do in Rocky Mount like hiking the Tar River Trail

The Country Inn & Suites, Rocky Mount, NC is located a mile off I-95 and minutes from the campus of North Carolina Wesleyan College. During your stay, enjoy fun things to do like shopping at Golden East Crossing and touring the gorgeous antebellum grounds of Stonewall Manor. For an activity the whole family will love, you can spend time paddling, biking, or hiking along the Tar River Trail, which connects six of the city’s parks. Grab a bite to eat and sample local brews at Rocky Mount Mills, a 19th-century cotton mill turned entertainment destination, or view antique fire trucks at the Rocky Mount Fire Museum.

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Children's Museum & Science Center at The Imperial Centre

3.62 mi / 5.83 km from the hotel
Learning is fun at this hands-on, family-friendly museum, where kids of all ages gaze at the stars in the planetarium and enjoy a variety of rotating exhibits and activities.

Rocky Mount Fire Museum

3.87 mi / 6.23 km from the hotel
See old photographs of firefighters, a display of the city’s first fire alarm system, and a horse-drawn steam engine dating from 1878 at Rocky Mount’s original fire station.

Rocky Mount Sports Complex

3.2 mi / 5.14 km from the hotel
This 143-acre multipurpose sports facility includes multiple fields for a variety of sporting events, including softball, baseball, soccer, and football. The complex also features a walking trail and picnic shelters.

Golden East Crossing

2.3 mi / 3.7 km from the hotel
Spend the day browsing your favorite retailers at Golden East Crossing mall, and end it by visiting one of the numerous on-site restaurants.

Stonewall Manor

2.38 mi / 3.83 km from the hotel
Tour this historic antebellum plantation house for a glimpse of what the domestic life of a wealthy local planter in eastern North Carolina may have looked like. Don’t miss the spectacular gardens surrounding the property.

Tar River Trail

3.8 mi / 6.12 km from the hotel
Take to the outdoors on this three-mile trail that meanders past Stonewall Manor and other historical markers like the original site of Rocky Mount. Bike the trail, cast a fishing line, or explore the Tar River by canoe.

The Country Doctor Museum

20.73 mi / 33.37 km from the hotel
Delve into the history of rural health care at this unique museum, which features more than 5,000 articles and documents memorializing rural physicians throughout the United States.

Rocky Mount Mills

2.82 mi / 4.53 km from the hotel
Once a 19th-century cotton mill, Rocky Mount Mills has been reimagined into an entertainment destination with breweries, restaurants, offices, and event space. 

Rocky Mount Event Center

3.77 mi / 6.06 km from the hotel
Featuring basketball courts, volleyball courts, climbing walls, and a ropes course, this multipurpose facility hosts a variety of athletic events each year.