Things to Do

Wallace is the perfect spot for a relaxing Southern sojourn. When you’re not playing a round on one of River Landing’s two Top 50 golf courses, consider checking out some of our favorite Wallace activities.



Enjoy Drinks and Live Music at Mad Boar

Mad Boar is where families and friends in Wallace gather to enjoy great food and good times. Order one of their famous margaritas and hang around for Mad Boar Live, a live music series featuring some of North Carolina’s favorite musicians along with national acts from around the country.

Two minutes from River Landing


Find an Heirloom at Riverside Barn Antiques

This giant barn is an antique hunter’s dream! Wander through Riverside’s massive collection of glass, pottery, tools, toys, mirrors, paintings, metal signs, lamps, books, and more. You’re sure to find something wonderful.

Six minutes from River Landing


Step Back in Time at Buckner Hill Plantation

Featured in the 2002 major motion picture Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, this gorgeous Greek Revival plantation is one of the largest antebellum plantation houses in North Carolina. Explore the grounds and the stunning architecture, including Italianate features and a unique floor plan.

Thirty minutes from River Landing


Sip and Savor at a Wine Tasting

Duplin County is home to multiple wineries, including Duplin Winery, the oldest and largest winery in the South; The Country Squire Winery, a landmark dining spot; and The Tipsy Bee, a family run business producing small batch wines. Try tastings at all three and choose your favorite!

Ten minutes from River Landing


Fish, Hike, Paddle, and Swim at Cabin Lake

Head out of town for a day on the lake and enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, boating, and swimming. There are also paddle boats and canoes available for rent on beautiful Cabin Lake, and kids ages five and under are admitted for free.

Twenty-eight minutes from River Landing


Learn a Little at the Cowan Museum of History and Science

Housed in the historic Kelly-Farrior House and its adjacent grounds, this museum hosts collections of 18th, 19th, and 20th century tools, equipment, and household objects. The museum also has an extensive natural science collection, featuring geological specimens and artifacts.

Eighteen minutes from River Landing


Visit the Cape Fear Parrot Sanctuary

Have a truly unique experience when you explore the Cape Fear Parrot Sanctuary! This sanctuary rescues, rehabilitates, and cares for parrots of all varieties, and is committed to providing a permanent home for them.

Twenty-eight minutes from River Landing