Lumberton, in Robeson County, is located on two major interstate, I-95 and I-74 in southeastern North Carolina. It is North Carolina's last city on one of the country's busiest interstates and sits 15 minutes north of the South Carolina border. To many travelers who stop along the I-95 corridor, Lumberton is the mid-point between New York and Florida. This ideal traveling location makes Lumberton a likely place to dine, shop, and spend the night before continuing onto a final vacation destination. Lumberton is home to 20 hotels, most of which are AAA endorsed and offer senior discounts. Over 50 restaurants in the area offer fine dining, seafood, barbeque, and fast food variety for every appetite.
Robeson County is also the home of over 50,000 Lumbee Indians who call Pembroke their hometown. The Lumbee Indian Tribe is the largest tribe east of the Mississippi, the Lumbee tribe have several powwows around the county each year, as well as Lumbee Homecoming during the Fourth of July holiday. There are those historians who theorize that the Lumbee Indians are descendants of the Lost Colony of Manteo. There is other research that theorize that the Lumbee's are also descendants from the Cheraw and other Siouan tribes.