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  • Bull City Carriage Company 919-730-7586
    3254 Old Highway 75, Durham, NC 27581
    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 919-528-7968
    704 Dogwood Hill Lane, Wake Forest, NC 27587
    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 919-554-8030
    918 Gateway Commons Circle, Wake Forest, NC 27587
    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 919-598-1944
    715 North Hoover Road, Durham, NC 27701
    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 919-681-1704
    Chapel Drive, Durham, NC 27708
    Duke University West Campus
    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 919-620-0120
    5825 Old Oxford Highway, Durham, NC 27722
    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 919-493-8149
    5109 Farrington Road, Durham, NC 27514
    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 919-683-1709
    804 Old Fayetteville Street, Durham, NC 27412
    Adjacent to Hayti Heritage Center
    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 919-383-4345
    4409 Bennett Memorial Road, Durham, NC 27705
    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 919-489-3364
    2828 Duke Homestead Road, Durham, NC 27705
    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 919-660-3663
    1317 West Pettigrew Street, Durham, NC 27705
    Duke University
    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 919-683-1709
    804 Old Fayetteville Street, Durham, NC 27702
    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 919-684-5135
    2001 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27705
    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 919-560-6100
    1801 Fayetteville Street, Durham, NC 27703
    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 919-932-1844
    2115 Cornwallis Road, Durham, NC 27705
    Judea Reform Congregation Building
    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 919-401-7240 or 919-489-3364
    3705 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27705
    Guided tours are conducted seven days a week by appointment only. more info

  • Duke University Primate Center, The 919-489-3364
    3705 Old Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27705
    Duke University
    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 919-684-3698
    426 Anderson Street, Durham, NC 27708
    Located at Duke University
    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 919-471-1623
    5101 North Roxboro Road, Durham, NC 27701
    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 919-220-5429
    433 Murray Avenue, Durham, NC 27704
    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 919-680-6642
    4340 East Geer Street, Durham, NC 27702
    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 919-682-2337
    726 Rigsbee Avenue, Durham, NC 27701
    "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. 919-683-2337
    918 Pearl Street, Durham, NC 27701
    Located in Downtown Durham
    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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