Discover the unique attractions of Harnett County, North Carolina, including its rich cultural heritage, recreational activities, and diverse shopping, and dining options.

Community and Culture

Harnett County has a close-knit community feel with local events and festivals that foster a sense of belonging. Explore our rich history through intriguing museums and historical sites, such as Averasboro Battlefield Museum, and enjoy the remarkable talent displayed on theater stages and in art galleries throughout the county. 

Stewart Theater, located in Dunn, is a cherished cultural landmark that hosts a variety of performances, including plays, concerts, and community events. This historic venue offers a vibrant space for artistic expression and community gatherings in Harnett County. Additionally, Campbell University's College of Arts & Sciences showcases a range of student and faculty art exhibitions at the E.P. Sauls Gallery in the Taylor Bott Rogers Fine Arts Center.

Harnett County’s thriving downtowns serve as hubs for social interaction, celebrate local heritage, and promote a strong sense of community. In addition, our municipalities support community and culture by hosting a variety of events, fostering small business growth, preserving historical landmarks, and providing spaces for art and cultural activities. 

Learn more about Harnett County’s five municipalities - Angier, Coats, Dunn, Erwin, and Lillington - here

Cozy Heron Glamping
The Cozy Heron Glamping by the Cape Fear River (Lillington).

Recreation and Outdoor Activities

Harnett County is renowned for its natural beauty, boasting nearly 6,000 acres of parkland and 26 miles of scenic hiking and walking trails. Harnett County Government’s Parks & Recreation Department, in collaboration with the individual municipalities, provides families with a diverse range of public programs, group activities, and events to enjoy.

Prominent outdoor attractions within the County include Raven Rock State Park and the Cape Fear River. Raven Rock State Park offers opportunities for hiking, fishing, and camping, while the Cape Fear River invites visitors to enjoy kayaking, canoeing, tubing, and more! 

Additionally, Harnett County offers unique golfing experiences with its scenic courses catering to players of all skill levels. With beautifully maintained fairways and varying layouts, these golf courses provide a perfect blend of challenge and relaxation amidst the County's scenic landscapes.

Cape Fear boating
Cape Fear boating


Harnett County provides a range of sports venues and arenas, catering to various interests and activities. From parks and recreational facilities offering outdoor sports like soccer, baseball, and pickleball, to indoor arenas hosting basketball games, volleyball tournaments, and community events, there's something for every member of the family to enjoy.

Campbell University's athletic programs are integral to the Harnett County community. Offering an array of men's and women's sports, Campbell Athletics brings residents together, fostering a collective sense of pride and unity. 

Campbell University football
Campbell University football

Harnett County’s Tourism Partners

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Visit Harnett

Visit Harnett serves as a comprehensive resource for discovering the attractions and activities in Harnett County, North Carolina, providing information on parks, hiking trails, recreational activities, attractions, and events to include historic demonstrations, festivals, and more!

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Dunn Area Tourism Authority

Conveniently situated in Downtown Dunn on Cumberland Street, the Dunn Area Tourism Authority Welcome Center provides comprehensive information about the City and its surrounding areas. Visitors can find details and brochures on local restaurants, accommodations, entertainment venues, festivals, and recreational activities.

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