Located at the intersection of I-64 and I-95 in the central Piedmont area of North Carolina, Rocky Mount is an industrial town with roots in the railroad, milling, cotton and tobacco. Parks, outdoor recreation and the arts are part of the attraction of Rocky Mount. Its convenient location gives Rocky Mount convenient access to sporting events, entertainment and historic sites in the surrounding area.
Rocky Mount is a town that values the arts. Activities here include exhibits at the Rocky Mount Arts Center, North Carolina Wesleyan College-affiliated Dunn Center for the Performing Arts, Tar River Philharmonic Orchestra and Playhouse Community Theatre.
The town boasts several parks including Rocky Mount City Lake & Park with its wildlife island and observation decks over the water and Sunset Park, featuring a miniature train, tennis courts and swimming pool. Battle Park is the town's largest, offering scenic drives and overlooks, walks along the Tar River and a view of the site of the original village of Rocky Mount. Tar River Reservoir and Tar River Paddle Trail offer water sports, boating and fishing.
Dining options in Rocky Mount range from cafes to family style restaurants. There's plenty of lodging here, mostly of the chain motel variety.
Rocky Mount is located at the intersection of I-64 and I-95 in central North Carolina, roughly one hour northeast of Raleigh.