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Totally Random: Roanoke Rapids NC?

Has anyone ever been there, is there ANYTHING to do in that general area? My sister and I were looking for someplace between Raleigh and Richmond to meet up and spend the night in a hotel (with an indoor pool) with our kids. Any other ideas?
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  • There is NOTHING to do there. My father's family is from near there...Yuck!
  • Ha ha. I guess I should say that we are just looking for a place to meet and a hotel with an indoor pool, which we found there at the Hilton, we can get a suite at a reasonable price. I guess I'll think about it!
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  • There are 3 things we've got on our list for that area (although we're complete nerds):

    1. Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park (tons of birds!) https://shwpark.com/

    2. Medoc Mountain State park https://www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/memo/main.php

    3.  Roanoke Canal Museum/Trail https://roanokecanal.com/

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    Ha ha. I guess I should say that we are just looking for a place to meet and a hotel with an indoor pool, which we found there at the Hilton, we can get a suite at a reasonable price. I guess I'll think about it!

    Well that's good! I will say I haven't been to RR in a LONG time, but I certainly don't have particularly fond memories of it. It should be fun to just relax and enjoy some time at the indoor pool with the kiddos. Have fun! :) 

  • I work in Littleton, NC on Lake Gaston which is about 30 mins from there.

     There are plenty of places to eat, and a few little strip mall places. But thats about it. There is a movie theater there too, buts its not that nice. But then again, its only like $4.00 for a movie.

     Good Luck!

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    There are 3 things we've got on our list for that area (although we're complete nerds):

    1. Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park (tons of birds!) https://shwpark.com/

    2. Medoc Mountain State park https://www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/memo/main.php

    3.  Roanoke Canal Museum/Trail https://roanokecanal.com/

    Well then I must be nerdy too because those are the things I emailed my sister about doing!! I guess I'll wait and see what she thinks! Thanks ladies.

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  • DH is from there.  Would I go there for vacation?  No.  If you are just looking for a place to meet up and spend time at the hotel, then it may not be bad.  It is truly a small town (some areas good, some not so good) next to I-95.  They did build a new hotel there not too long ago.  I'm not sure if it has a pool or not.  The shopping is bad!  There is a wal-mart, a small Belk (nothing like the Belk at Crabtree!), a Goody's, Hallmark, Dollar Tree.  That's all I can think of on the top of my head.  However, they do have a ton of restaurants...Cracker barrel , Chic-fil-A,  Sonic, StarBucks, Taco Bell, Texas Steakhouse, a really good Mexican restaurant (I can't remember the name of it), Oscars (country cooking) is in the "down town" area. 

    Let me know if you go, I want to know what you thought of it!  

     

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  • La Toleteca is the Mexican restaurant "downtown" and Carrini's Italian is pretty good (downtown). The area has exploded in the last several years. I used to travel there every month or so for my previous job. I took my first trip there in 2000, long before the Walmart was ever built.

    There is also some stuff to do around the lake.

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  • I haven't tried Carrini's.  La Toleteca isn't the Mexican restaurant we go to.  I'll have to ask my in-laws what the name of it is. 
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