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Aloha Zoo

A 60 acre zoo with over 300 animals. Various species, mostly exotic, have found a sanctuary in this educational zoo for all to enjoy. Monkeys, giant Flemish rabbits and ducklings, black swans and turtles, a Russian brown bear, crocodiles, two-tooth sloths and Spartacus, a white Bengal tiger all live at Aloha Zoo. There is also a reptile room that has ball pythons and bearded dragon lizards, and a five-foot iguana. Take a safari ride to see many more animals reside in their specialized habitats and visit the petting area and aviary.

159 Mini Lane, Cameron, NC
(919) 770-7109
www.alohasafarizoo.org

Saturday and Sunday 10am – 5pm.
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Animal Ed.Ventures Sanctuary

A World of Animals at your fingertips, located on 12 acres, home to a wide variety of unusual domestic and exotic animals. The nature center is available for school, daycare, church, and other organization field trips. Field trips are by appointment only. Business Hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 11am to 4pm. We are closed on Monday and Tuesday.   The facility is also available for birthday parties, festivals, and off-site programs.

1489 Live Oak Road, Coats.
(910) 897-1555
www.animal-edventures.org

Cape Fear Canoe Trails

Canoe through the history of the Cape Fear River. The river flows some 55 miles long to Fayetteville past farms and forest, over the remains of locks and dams built in the early years of the nation, past Revolutionary and Civil War sites, and by a state park. Access the trail in a number of locations including the Wildlife Access two miles south of Lillington off State Road 2016, the NC 217 bridge near Erwin and more.

Call (910) 892-3282 for a detailed brochure and more information.

Cape Fear River Adventure

Located in Lillington on the historic Cape Fear River, they provide canoe and Kayak rentals for river trips, individuals and groups. The boat rentals are hourly, daily and overnight trips. The business is open all year round Monday through Sunday, daylight hours. For more information email info@capefearadventures.com  or look them up on visit the website at www.capefearadventures.com.

100 South Main Street, Lillington
(919)495-5555
www.capefearadventures.com
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Diamond E Quarter Horses

Located at 7422 Plainview Highway, Exit 73 off I-95, US 421. Show horse facility with all amenities. Home of World Champion Horses. Indoor and pasture accommodations, RV hook-up. Convenient to hotels.

7422 Plainview Hwy, Dunn
(910) 891-1273
www.diamondequarterhorses.com
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Dunn Dog Park

Dunn Dog Park is the perfect spot to let your fur babies stretch their legs and make some new friends. With a separate designated area for small dogs and large dogs the dog park is almost 2 acres of total puppy paradise. With onsite washing stations and drinking stations there will be no dirty or thirsty pups around Dunn. If you forget the dog toys do not worry we offer an onsite tennis ball vending machine. Please follow the dog park rules at all times

701 North Ashe Avenue, Dunn

http://www.cityofdunn.org/recreation/dunn-dog-park.asp

Dunn-Erwin Rail Trail

Scenic 5 mile rail corridor that has been transformed into a nature trail for walking, biking and strolling. Trail heads in both downtown Dunn and downtown Erwin. Historic markers are located along the trail as well as restaurants and shops at both ends. Trail crosses the Black River and runs into rural Harnett County.

PO Box 310 Dunn, NC 28335
(910) 892-3282
Trail opened in daylight hours only.

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Lil’ Black Creek Farm

A beautiful family-owned horse farm located just minutes from downtown Angier offering a number of services including guided horseback riding, picturesque riding trails and horse boarding.

3444 Plain View Church Road, Angier
(919) 749-8525
www.lilblackcreekfarm.com
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Little River KOI

Little River KOI is a horse trail riding/campground facility located outside the little town of Bunnlevel, North Carolina. Because they are NOT a horse rental facility, you must bring a horse if you wish to ride their trails. Little River Trails has approximately 10 miles divided into three color coded trails. Red, which begins and ends at the campground and takes approximately 2 1/2hrs to ride. The Blue trail (about an hour ride), and the shortest is yellow. The yellow loops off the red. You must ride about 1/2 mile along McNeill Hobbs road to access the blue trail. The Upper Little River runs along side the campground. They offer primitive camping, (we do have hot showers), as well as hook ups. One can fish from the riverbank or opt to use the small boat ramp we have available at the campground. There is also a nice large shelter with picnic tables and restrooms. No ATVs allowed.

1690 McNeill-Hobbs Road, Bunnlevel, NC 28323.
(910) 893-4351 / (910) 890-4749
littleriverkoi@yahoo.com
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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, and a leopard, zebra, elephant, reedbuck, lion, gnu, impala, and rhinoceros from Africa.

165 Dr. McKoy Street, Buies Creek
(910) 814-4398
www.visitnc.com

Tours are by appointment only.
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Raven Rock State Park

A North Carolina State Park featuring an immense crystalline structure that rises 150 feet and stretches for more than a mile along the Cape Fear River. Experience the beauty and nature of Raven Rock through hiking, horseback riding, canoeing, fishing, camping, picnicking and studying nature.

9 miles west of Lillington (Signs direct you off US 421 East)
(910) 893-4888
www.ncparks.gov

Lodging – www.ncparks.gov
Hours: November – February 8 a.m. 6 p.m.; March, October 8 am – 7 pm;
April, May, September 8 am – 8 pm; June – August 8 am – 9 pm.
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Rhodes Pond

Rhodes Pond was built in the 1700’s by a dam crossing the Black River. Now owned by the NC Wildlife Commission, it served as a gristmill and saw mill, which became a hub for settlement. It has also been the site of a cotton gin, turpentine distillery, post office, tourist court, gas station, and restaurant. Today Rhodes Pond is a favorite spot for fishing, canoeing, photography, and sunsets. The lake encompasses 460 acres of tea-colored water filled with bright lilies, beavers, and enormous groves of cypress. The Black River is the heart of Rhodes Pond, feeding it continually with both wildlife and a large variety of fish native to the river. The remains of the old mill site and dam are intact. You can fish, picnic, canoe, hike and more. It has a new boat ramp with a floating dock. The NC Wildlife Commission is also in the process of building a fishing pier to include handicap accessibility. Open daily and free to the public.

US 301, Exit 71, off I-95, five miles south of Dunn
(919) 707-0150 (NC Wildlife Commission)
rhodespond.com
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