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Randolph County is one-stop destination for aviation, pottery fans

Posted August 7, 2009 6:31 p.m. EDT
Updated August 8, 2009 9:22 a.m. EDT

— A trip to Randolph County can be a one-stop destination for motorcycle, aviation and pottery fans.

The American Classic Motorcycle Museum, 1170 U.S. Highway 64 West in Asheboro, celebrates classic motorcycles.

Admission is free to check out the bikes, including the famous Harley-Davidson brand.

"There's a lot of different kinds of motorcycles out there, British, Japanese, but the Harley has a truly American flavor to it,” said Ed Rich, a Harley collector and an owner of the museum.

Just down N.C. HIghway 49, you'll find the North Carolina Aviation Museum, 2222-G Pilots View Road in Asheboro.

"The engines, they're like really big,” said 12-year-old Mark Conner, who traveled with his family to check out the museum.

It costs $7 for adults and $5 for students under 18. Children 5 and younger are admitted free.

While motorcycles and planes are fun, a trip to nearby Seagrove can yield a more calming adventure.

The city features more than 100 potters.

“People come from all over the world,” said potter David Garner.

The city has galleries, where world-famous potters turn clay into classics.

"That's part of coming to Seagrove, you can go to a gallery anywhere in the world to see pottery, but here you can see it being made and meet the people making it,” Garner said.