Things To Do in Lumberton, NC

Lumberton is full of history, food and fun!

Lumberton has many options for families of all ages.  Get outdoors and go strawberry or blueberry picking at Jack Pait Strawberry Farm or rent a canoe at Riverway Outfitters and explore the natural beauty of the Lumber River.  The kids can play dress up at the interactive Exploration Station or skate the afternoon away at Mr. P’s Skateworld.  End the afternoon with a little family competition at the Lumberton Bowling Center or a stroll around our historic downtown to check out the art windows, interactive butterfly mural or the Riverwalk.

Explore the rich tobacco and cotton history of our county at the Robeson County History Museum.  On the National Register of Historic Places, the restored 1928 Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater was once a vaudeville and silent film house and is now a home for films and live performances.  The African American Cultural Center and the Museum of the Southeast American Indian are full of history and cultural experiences that shouldn’t be missed.  If you’re in the creative mood, the Inner Peace Center for the Arts Gallery and the “Guild House”, home of the Robeson Arts Guild in the Downtown District, should be on your itinerary.

Bring your golf clubs and play a round at one of our three picturesque golf courses while the kids enjoy swimming at Luther Britt Park, and follow the StoryWalk Robeson trail displaying pages of books.  Couples can enjoy wine tastings at Stephens Vineyard & Winery, Locklear Vineyard and Winery, or visit Painted Pony Vineyards where the whole family can visit a 64-acre working farm with miniature horses and goats, all just a short 30-minute drive from Lumberton.

Red Springs Historical Museum

Exit 20

Displays include early family life, education, military, farming, baseball and medical/dental businesses. Open Tuesday and Sunday 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Take exit 20 and travel west on Hwy. 211 approximately 11 miles. For appointments or special tours, call 910-843-4654.

River Walk/Bike Trail at Luther Britt Park

Exit 17

River Walk is a paved pedestrian/bicycle river trail with scenic views of the Lumber River.   The trail extends around the lake at Luther Britt Park and provides a quiet atmosphere, ideal for bird watching.  River Walk  can be accessed from the Luther Britt Park entrance at 671 Branch Street.  The trail ends and is approximately 1.5 miles from beginning to end or 3 miles, including the return trip.

Riverway Outfitters

Exit 17

Come and experience the natural wonders of the Lumber River and our region.  Canoe and kayak rentals and eco-tours are for all ages.  Ask about daily rates for fishing trips.  River conditions change quickly, call for current information,  ports of entry locations change. Fees apply and is based on length of tour.   All activities with Riverway Outfitters  are secured through reservations. Contact Mac Legerton,  phone number is 910-736-5573 for details.

Robeson Art Guild

Exit 19

The purpose of the Robeson (Community) Art Guild is to focus on all fields of art by providing exhibitions, workshops, partnerships and educational opportunities for both children and adults. We seek to fuel the economies throughout the county and feed the souls of our citizens and tourists. Wander through RAG”S stunning 2100 square feet house, affectionally called “The Guild House” that reveals four individual gallery areas and two sales galleries. Discover fine art, decorative and functional crafts, culinary arts, home...

Robeson Community College

Exit 22

Robeson Community College, chartered by the Legislature in 1965, provides a range of programs leading to either an Associate in Applied Science or Associate in Arts degree. RCC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. RCC is also accredited by the NC Board of Nursing, Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs and the Joint Committee for Respiratory Therapy Education, the NC Board of Cosmetic Arts and Redken Laboratories in New York. Robeson Community College, chartered...

Robeson County Arts Council

Exit 20

Our mission is to ensure a vibrant and diverse community that values cultural preservation, individual creativity, and economic development that contributes to the well being of the community through life-long learning and enrichment through the arts. Together, we can make a difference! Visit the website listed below for more information about events and activities. View River Voices concerts on YouTube. Facebook

Robeson County Fairgrounds

Exit 13 A

Fairgrounds and exhibit hall. Meeting rooms are available for rent also. The Robeson Regional Agricultural Fair takes place each Fall. Check our calendar for dates!

Robeson County Farmers Market

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The Robeson County Farmers Market is a joint cooperative with the Robeson County Farmers Market Association and the Robeson County Center of the North Carolina Extension Service. All goods sold at the Farmers Market are certified locally grown. Robeson County Farmers Market – New Location – 3rd and Water Street – Parking lot across from Adelio’s Restaurant, Downtown Historical District. Wednesday – 3:00pm – 6:00pm; Saturday – 7:00am – 12:00pm –  May through November. The Robeson...

Robeson County History Museum

Exit 19

Housed in a former railway express station built in 1908, the museum has a rotating historic display that changes every two months as well as permanent exhibits. Artifacts recount Robeson County life and accomplishments from the earliest inhabitants to more recent past. Admission is free but donations to our red donation box are always appreciated. Open Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m.-12 noon and Sunday 2-4 p.m. From I-95 take exit 20 and travel east on Hwy. 211 to Elm St. Go south on Elm Street to downtown Lumberton.  Open for some special...

Robeson County Public Library

Exit 20

Visitors who are interested in tracing their Robeson County ancestors are encouraged to visit the Hoyland Livermore Jennings Genealogy and Local History Room at the Robeson County Public Library. the room contains over 2,000 books, including approximately 300 histories of families with ties to Robeson County. Many histories of local churches and small towns within the county can be found here as well. Visitors who would like to trace their Civil War ancestors will find our complete 16 volume set of the “Roster of Confederate Soldiers”...

Robeson Planetarium and Science Center

Exit 19

The Robeson Planetarium and Science Center is located in Lumberton, North Carolina. It is operated by the Public Schools of Robeson County for instruction in astronomy, geology, physics and other science topics. It is a member of the NASA Museum Alliance, International Planetarium Society, South Eastern Planetarium Association, and Carolina Association of Planetarium Educators.

Scothurst Golf Course

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Scothurst Golf Course offers 18 holes that give players of all levels an enjoyable round, with a few challenging shots sprinkled in. We love to see new players enjoying themselves on our course and Scothurst is a great course for beginners and families, offering 4 different tees and a practice area with a range and putting green. Scothurst offers daily rate play as well as memberships. Our staff is always working, so that everyone has a great round. Book a tee-time today!

Sea Glow Golf and Arcade

Exit 20

Sea Glow Golf is an AMAZING black light, indoor mini golf course with an arcade containing numerous games for the entire family to enjoy. So, regardless of weather conditions, this is the place to be! Book a church trip, birthday party, school outing, family reunion or team building event. Enjoy a “glowy” kind of golf! The facility is ADA compliant. Beat the Heat! Glow Golf this summer in the coolness of air conditioning.

Southeastern Lifestyle Center

Exit 22

Southeastern Lifestyle Center for Fitness and Rehabilitation is a medically-based fitness facility that provides professional support to meet your fitness goals. We offer two convenient locations in Lumberton and Red Springs. The amenities include: indoor swimming pools, whirlpools, dry saunas, racquetball courts, an indoor basketball court, an indoor walking track, cardiovascular equipment, strength training machines, and a variety of free weights. The aerobic classes are top notch, with popular classes such as an intense outdoor...

Southeastern North Carolina Agricultural Events Center

Exit 13 A

This is a state of the art, multi-facet facility located on Highway 74A in Lumberton near the intersection of I-95 at Exit 13A and I-74 at Exit 210. Situated on 84 acres, there is ample space for both outdoor and indoor events. The 55,000 square foot Pavilion is primarily used for horse and dog shows but is easily adaptable for tradeshows, motorsports, livestock, and other types of events. The indoor Pavilion includes a show arena of over 32,000 square feet, a concession area, a vending concourse, seating areas, a show office with a new sound...

Stephens Vineyard & Winery

Exit 20

Local winery that specializes in fruit and muscadine wines. Family owned and operated vineyard and winery that specializes in fruit and muscadine wines. Small in size, but very large in taste.  The vineyard store has jams, jellies, bbq sauce and other condiments and items. Our State Magazine lists Stephens Vineyard and Winery in “Carolina, Bottled”, a featured article in the September 2021 edition of the magazine.

StoryWalk Robeson – Luther Britt Park

Exit 17

Read a book as you walk the StoryWalk Robeson trail in Luther Britt Park. Bring the children, stroll through the pages of a book in the shade of a beautiful setting. Twenty permanent signs are spaced along a quarter of a mile trail with interactive activities and questions that help promote comprehension. Books are changed four times throughout the year. The name StoryWalk is a registered trademark and features installations across the country. Books are focused on ages 5-8 years of age. Bring a picnic lunch, read a book and walk a trail! At...

The Proctor Law Office Building

Exit 19

Built in the early 1800’s, the Proctor Law Building is the oldest structure in Lumberton. There is a small collection of period artifacts and documents.  From I-95 take exit 20 and travel east on Hwy. 211 (Roberts Ave) to Elm St. Go south on Elm St. to 6th Street in downtown Lumberton.  The building is owned by Historic Robeson, Inc. and serves as their headquarters.  Disabled Veterans, Confederate Veterans and other historical organizations meet at this historical building.  Tours are free and shown by request.

UNC Health Southeastern Hospital

Exit 20

UNC Health Southeastern Hospital, formerly Southeastern Regional Medical Hospital, provides excellent care for our community. The hospital provides facilities for urgent care, rehabilitation, fitness and a network of general and specialized medical doctors.

University of North Carolina – Pembroke

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A member institution of the 16-campus University of North Carolina system, this campus serves over 10 counties in the state. Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the second most diverse campus in the US,UNC P provides a broad liberal arts education which includes 56 majors and nine graduate programs. The university has a professional performing arts series in two concert halls: Givens Performing Arts Center (1700-seat) and the Moore Recital Hall (216-seat). It also houses a Native American Museum which features artifacts and history of Native...