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  • Bull City Carriage Company
    3254 Old Highway 75, Durham, NC 27581
    919-730-7586, Horse drawn carriage for weddings and special events. White dove release, limo service, and pony parties are also available.  more info  map

  • Happy Trails Farm
    704 Dogwood Hill Lane, Wake Forest, NC 27587
    919-528-7968, Located just north of Raleigh in Wake Forest, near beautiful Falls Lake, Happy Trails Farm offers guided trail rides, summer & track out camp, birthday parties, lessons,... more info  map

  • Kids Entertainment - Right Time Kids
    918 Gateway Commons Circle, Wake Forest, NC 27587
    919-554-8030, An area family favorite with drop-in child care and affordable camp options for five to twelve-year olds with fun themes, activities, field trips, and energetic... more info  map

  • Wheels Family Fun Park
    715 North Hoover Road, Durham, NC 27701
    919-598-1944, The whole family will enjoy a day at this full service family entertainment amusement park that features a race course for remote controlled cars, a miniature golf... more info  map

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Duke University Chapel
    Chapel Drive, Durham, NC 27708
    Duke University West Campus
    919-681-1704, Aldous Huxley once said that this Neo-Gothic masterpiece was "the most beautiful and successful experiment in neogothic form in the world." This chapel is one of the... more info

  • Historic Stagville
    5825 Old Oxford Highway, Durham, NC 27722
    919-620-0120, One of the largest pre-Civil War plantations, this historic plantation offers visitors a glimpse into the past particularly of the African American slaves who worked the... more info  map

  • Patterson's Mill Country Store
    5109 Farrington Road, Durham, NC 27514
    919-493-8149, An authentic turn-of-the-century country store and doctor's office/pharmacy that features relics from the Patterson's Mill community, as well as extensive pharmaceutical... more info  map

  • St. Joseph's AME Church
    804 Old Fayetteville Street, Durham, NC 27412
    Adjacent to Hayti Heritage Center
    919-683-1709, One of the first autonomous African-American churches in America, this beautiful church was converted into a performance hall in 2001 and features an 1891 brick... more info  map

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Bennett Place State Historic Site
    4409 Bennett Memorial Road, Durham, NC 27705
    919-383-4345, Site of the negotiation leading to the largest troop surrender of the Civil War, as well as where the Civil War ended, this historic site includes a reconstructed... more info  map

  • Duke Homestead State Historic Site
    2828 Duke Homestead Road, Durham, NC 27705
    919-489-3364, National Historic Landmark of the Duke family's home. This historic site includes authentic tobacco barns and original factories, as well as a museum filled with... more info  map

Libraries & Research Centers

  • Center for Documentary Studies
    1317 West Pettigrew Street, Durham, NC 27705
    Duke University
    919-660-3663, Established in 1989, this center is a nationally recognized resource for photographers, writers, filmmakers, and scholars. The center also conducts research and... more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • Hayti Heritage Center
    804 Old Fayetteville Street, Durham, NC 27702
    919-683-1709, Hayti's many works and artifacts are exhibited at this heritage center that also includes dance and community meeting spaces and a performance hall. Numerous events and... more info  map

  • Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
    2001 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27705
    919-684-5135, The 65,000 square foot Nasher Museum includes three large gallery spaces, an auditorium, two classrooms, a shop, and a cafe. Highlights of the museum’s permanent... more info

  • North Carolina Central University Art Museum
    1801 Fayetteville Street, Durham, NC 27703
    919-560-6100, Various works by African-American artists from both the 19th and 20th centuries are displayed at this museum that is known as having the most "important publicly... more info  map

  • Rosenzweig Gallery
    2115 Cornwallis Road, Durham, NC 27705
    Judea Reform Congregation Building
    919-932-1844, Dedicated to presenting exhibits of Jewish religious and creative arts and crafts, this gallery features traveling exhibits of highly acclaimed Israeli and regional... more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Duke Lemur Center
    3705 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27705
    919-401-7240 or 919-489-3364, Guided tours are conducted seven days a week by appointment only. more info

  • Duke University Primate Center, The
    3705 Old Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27705
    Duke University
    919-489-3364, Dedicated to the study and understanding of primates, this center houses many different primates including the lemurs of Madagascar, the tarsiers of East Asian islands,... more info

  • Sarah P. Duke Gardens
    426 Anderson Street, Durham, NC 27708
    Located at Duke University
    919-684-3698, Known as the "Crown Jewel of Duke University," the public 55-acre Duke Gardens consists of four major parts, the original Terraces and their immediate surroundings, H.L.... more info  map

  • West Point on the Eno
    5101 North Roxboro Road, Durham, NC 27701
    919-471-1623, Located along a two mile stretch on the scenic Eno River, this 388 acre city park offers a variety of recreational activities such as picnicking, hiking, canoeing, and... more info  map

Science & Technology

  • North Carolina Museum of Life and Science
    433 Murray Avenue, Durham, NC 27704
    919-220-5429, A pleasure for children and parents alike, this internationally recognized museum provides an array of hands-on exploration and discovery exhibits, as well as an array... more info  map

Tours & Cruises

  • Carolina Barnstormers
    4340 East Geer Street, Durham, NC 27702
    919-680-6642, Get a unique, aerial view of Durham during this flightseeing tour aboard the open cockpit of a bi-plane and see sights such as Downtown Durham, the Research Triangle... more info  map

Vineyards, Wineries & Breweries

  • Fullsteam
    726 Rigsbee Avenue, Durham, NC 27701
    919-682-2337, "Fullsteam is a Durham, North Carolina production brewery and tavern inspired by the food and farm traditions of the South." This family-friendly, dog-friendly brewery... more info

  • Triangle Brewing Co.
    918 Pearl Street, Durham, NC 27701
    Located in Downtown Durham
    919-683-2337, A locally-owned craft brewery, Triangle Brewing Co. is "dedicated to producing well balanced, full-flavored, yet highly drinkable Belgian and American style ales." ... more info


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