Listed below are attractions near Angier, NC .
For more information on any of these attractions or others, feel free to contact the Angier Chamber of Commerce at (919)639-2500.
Raven Rock State Park
Raven Rock State Park is a North Carolina state park in Harnett County. Located near Lillington, North Carolina, it covers 4,694 acres along the banks of the Cape Fear River. There are hiking trails, fishing with valid permit, canoeing, and camping in designated areas. There are some areas with water falls on the river.
Aloha Safari Zoo
The Aloha Safari Zoo’s mission is to create a loving home for unwanted, mistreated, and injured animals. The family-run zoo features a wide array of animals, most of which have been rescued. Located at 159 Mini Lane in Cameron, they will book field trips for your group. Contact them at (919)770-7109.
Jack Marley Park
Jack Marley Park is a 33.3 acre park located at 145 East Williams Street in Angier. There are 2 playgrounds for children with swings, slides, and several things to play on. Many ball parks, soccer field, and a wonderful lagoon area with a nice sidewalk which surrounds the lagoon and makes for a nice walking area. Many people walk, jog, or moms push their babies in strollers. Very family oriented. The park is kept very nice and is patrolled often by the local Angier Police Department. A skate ramp, tennis court, volleyball, and Frisbee golf is also offered.
Located at 1489 Live Oak Road in Coats, Animal Edventures house over 60 species of exotic and native wildlife refuge and rescue animals. They offer educational shows and traveling exhibits. There are also summer camp programs to educate children about the world and animals around them. Contact them at (910)897-1555.
Campbell Creek & Lanier Falls
A well kept secret in the Broadway area of Harnett County, Campbell Creek Loop Trail offers 5 ½ miles of hiking. This trail is not only much quieter, it features small streams hidden between ridges, an impressive river-wide drop called Lanier Falls, and the crystal clear water of Campbell Creek. If the water level is up, Lanier Falls is a surprising site this far east of the mountains. Lanier Falls, a powerful Class II rapid, stretches across the entire length of the Cape Fear River. Campbell Creek is the highlight of this trip with its clear water, pebble shoals, and rocky bluffs. The trail rarely strays more than 10 feet away from the creek providing an intimate hike as it flows downstream to the Cape Fear River. This hike is perfect for kids as it allows them to explore the creek with very minimal risk.
Located at 28 North Raleigh Street, the Gourd Museum is located in the Angier Municipal Building. This is the same building as the Angier Library. This Gourd Museum was established in 1964 by Marvin and Mary Johnson on their homestead just off of NC Highway 55 between Fuquay-Varina and Angier in the Kennebec Community just opposite of the Fuquay-Angier Airport. Marvin, long-time president of the North Carolina Gourd Society, founded the museum. Nephew Mark Johnson, who lived next door, owned and operated the museum for many years inside the small white building. You will see hundreds of gourd crafts from all over the world. The museum is open by appointment only. Contact them at (919)639-4413.
Anderson Creek Park
Located outside of Lillington, Anderson Creek Park has 3 ½ miles of hiking trails. They offer playgrounds, Frisbee golf, and have a small pond where you can feed the fish.
Cape Fear River Trail Park
Cape Fear River Trail Park is located at 1002 South 13th Street in Erwin. The trail is open for walking, jogging, bicycling, rollerblading, and other non-motorized transport. The trail is not a loop. It is 5.3 miles long, one-way. Plan your walk so that you will have transportation waiting where you finish. Fishing with permit, kayaking, and small boats is allowed.
General William C. Lee Airborne Museum
An early 20th century neoclassical three-story revival house, once the home of Dunn native Maj. General William C. Lee, known as the “Father of the Airborne.” The museum tells of General Lee’s life history, the early years of the US Army Airborne and the use of glider planes during WWII. The museum is located at 209 West Divine Street in Dunn, NC. They can be contacted by calling (910)892-1947. Hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Admission is free.
Averasboro Battlefield and Museum
The Averasboro Battlefield and Museum is dedicated to the Battle of Averasborough, a Civil War battle fought on March 16, 1865. The museum, founded in 1994 by the Averasboro Battlefield Commission, is located on the battlefield at 3300 highway 82 in Dunn. The Battlefield attained National Register Historic District status in May 2001. Also on the battlefield and considered to be part of the museum is the restored Chicora Civil Cemetery. There is a small museum, artifacts, and souvenirs. Contact them at (910)891-5019.
Harnett County Veteran’s Memorial
The memorial consists of three granite panels. The center vertical marker has etched wording on it. Two smaller horizontal panels on either side have bronze plaques with the names of veterans who sacrificed their lives in the Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, and Vietnam. The vertical marker is approximately 5 feet tall and 2 feet wide, horizontal panels are approximately 2 and 1/2 feet tall and 3 and 1/2 feet wide. The monument is located in Courthouse Square to the right of the Harnett County Courthouse.
Oak Grove Plantation
Privately owned, Oak Grove Plantation, located at 8640 Burnett Road, Godwin, is a beautiful 3 story home which was taken over as a Union Hospital. A make shift operating room was set up in the main parlor, where many young men lost a limb or two and even their lives. The house was under severe attack which is evidenced by the bullet and canon ball holes still visible after 150 years. The new owners invite you to take a tour, sit down, share a meal, and stroll back through time. If you like Civil War history, you will fall in love with Oak Grove. They can be contacted by calling (910)489-2907.
Angier Town Museum
For those who grew up in Angier, you’ll enjoy reminiscing about the rich history of the “Town of Crepe Myrtles.” Open by appointment only. To make an appointment call (919)639-2935. The Angier Town Museum is open during events.
The Lundy-Fetterman Museum and Exhibit Hall
Welcome to wildlife. The examples of animal and marine wildlife you see here are part of the collection of 175 exhibits. Through this exhibit you will have the opportunity to discover more about the natural world through displays of exotic specimens you may otherwise never encounter. Highlights of the exhibit include a polar bear and mountain goat from Alaska, sheep and goitered gazelle from Iran, a leopard, zebra, elephant, reedbuck, lion, gnu, impala, and rhinoceros from Africa. Located at 165 Dr. McKoy Street, Buies Creek. They can be contacted by calling (910)814-4398. The museum is open Monday and Tuesday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and other times by appointment.
The town of Coats, North Carolina was chartered in 1905. The museum is located in the beautiful Coats Heritage Square and invites visitors to learn more about the town and surrounding area. Their website extends an invitation for you to enjoy a walk through their community’s history. Located at 109 South McKinley Street, Coats, NC.. They can be contacted by calling (910)897-2525. Hours: Thursdays – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Sundays – 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. and by appointments.