5 Fun Things to Do in Henderson, NC

There are plenty of fun things to do in Henderson, North Carolina. This wonderful historic town is situated about 40 minutes north of Raleigh, the second largest and capital city of North Carolina. The interesting town of Henderson offers several antique shops within 30 minutes, along with a magnificent country club located about five minutes away. Here are five fun things to do in Henderson or in the area nearby.

Vance County Historical Museum
414A S Garnett St
Henderson, NC 27536
(252) 433-4661

This wonderful historic museum offers fabulous exhibits and historical displays, one of the many things to do in Henderson. It offers collections from stamp books to photographs, along with Civil War portraits, making this a great place to visit.

The Kerr Lake Country Club
Route 3
Saddlewhite Pointe Road
Henderson, NC 27536
(252) 492-1895

The view is great at this country club, with gorgeous rolling hills and lovely tall pine tress. This 18-hole regulation length golf course makes for an affordable and fun day out from your Henderson bed and breakfast.

Henderson Country Club
300 Country Club Drive
Henderson, NC 27536
(252) 438-4414

This golf country club not only offers great golfing, but other amenities as well such as card rooms, a fitness area, a swimming pool and tennis court. Great restaurants and ball rooms can be found, here such as The West End Dining Room (formal cuisine and dining room), The West End Lounge (bar area across from the West End Dining Room to enjoy a relaxing drink), The Ball Room (spacious room for events), The Oak Room (casual bar and dining area), The Veranda (dinner on the veranda with a spectacular view), The Magnolia Room (often used for smaller private parties) and The 19th Hole (primary dining area and snack bar, located on the lower level of the clubhouse).

Ridgeway Opry House
704 US Highway 1 South
Ridgeway, NC 27570
(252) 456-3890

Guests will enjoy the Saturday night shows at the Ridgeway Opry House from a nearby Henderson inn. Friday evening shows are also available on occasion. Visitors can be entertained by the fabulous bands for the usual cost of about $5 per person (as of 2010). Shows normally begin around 7 p.m.

Historic Weldon Cotton Mill and Riverside Mill
200 Mill Street
Weldon, NC 27890
(252) 536-3100

Weldon is approximately 40 miles from Henderson. The Riverside Mill in Weldon boasts numerous outlet stores with designer clothing, often marked down from 50 to 75 percent off. Other popular items offered here are scented candles, pewter and brass products and a variety of beautiful jewelry. Handmade cypress furniture can be found here, from the wetlands in Carolina.

The Antiques Mall boasts 20,000 square feet of gorgeous collectibles. All these lovely products are set in a beautifully-restored antique building, and may be another great idea for things to do in Henderson. This clean and spacious treasure is usually open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

The historic cotton mill was originally powered by water and is fun to visit. Enjoy hiking along the beautiful Roanoke River Canal Trail. Heading west on the trail, visitors can view the lovely Chocoyote Creek Aqueduct. Going east on the trail leads to historic downtown Weldon and the River Falls Park.