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Widely known as the City of Champions, Durham is home to national championships, hall of fame coaches, the site of the first interracial basketball game, and the backdrop for the movie Bull Durham. Visitors can enjoy America's pastime in the gorgeous Durham Bulls Athletic Park, explore college basketball at the Duke Basketball Museum and Sports Hall of Fame, and enjoy the picturesque Historic Durham Athletic Park.

In addition to all its spectator sports, the Bull City also offers ten golf courses, numerous hikingbiking, and walking trails, and water activities at a variety of locations. Whether you want to check out the champions from the stands or get in the game yourself, sports and recreation opportunities abound in Durham.

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Catch the Wind at the Museum of Life + Science

  • 433 W Murray Ave, I-85 Exit 176-B
  • Durham, NC 27704
  • (919) 220-5429
  • North Durham (North of I-85)

Four-acre outdoor learning experience at the Museum of Life and Science features a series of large-scale, interactive exhibits that express how wind influences the environment. Included with …

Eno River State Park

  • 6101 Cole Mill Rd, Main Access Area: Fews Ford off of Cole Mill Rd
  • Durham, NC 27705-9275
  • (919) 383-1686
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

The Eno River flows through Durham for 33 miles before eventually ending up in Falls Lake on the eastern edge of the county. This park, only 10 miles from Downtown Durham, offers terrific access for …

Catch the Wind at the Museum of Life + Science

  • 433 W Murray Ave, I-85 Exit 176-B
  • Durham, NC 27704
  • (919) 220-5429
  • North Durham (North of I-85)

Four-acre outdoor learning experience at the Museum of Life and Science features a series of large-scale, interactive exhibits that express how wind influences the environment. Included with …

Catch the Wind at the Museum of Life + Science

  • 433 W Murray Ave, I-85 Exit 176-B
  • Durham, NC 27704
  • (919) 220-5429
  • North Durham (North of I-85)

Four-acre outdoor learning experience at the Museum of Life and Science features a series of large-scale, interactive exhibits that express how wind influences the environment. Included with …

Duke Lemur Center

  • 3705 Erwin Rd at NC Hwy 751
  • Durham, NC 27705
  • (919) 401-7240
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

Lemurs are native only to Madagascar, where they evolved in isolation from other primates. But luckily for Durham locals and visitors, you don’t have to travel to the Indian Ocean to find a lemur: …

Duke Lemur Center

  • 3705 Erwin Rd at NC Hwy 751
  • Durham, NC 27705
  • (919) 401-7240
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

Lemurs are native only to Madagascar, where they evolved in isolation from other primates. But luckily for Durham locals and visitors, you don’t have to travel to the Indian Ocean to find a lemur: …

Eno River State Park

  • 6101 Cole Mill Rd, Main Access Area: Fews Ford off of Cole Mill Rd
  • Durham, NC 27705-9275
  • (919) 383-1686
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

The Eno River flows through Durham for 33 miles before eventually ending up in Falls Lake on the eastern edge of the county. This park, only 10 miles from Downtown Durham, offers terrific access for …

Little River Regional Park & Natural Area

  • Park entrance is off Guess Rd., 1 mile north of the Durham/Orange County line.
  • 301 Little River Park Way
  • Rougemont, NC 27572
  • (919) 732-5505
  • North Durham (North of I-85)

With 391 acres of park and natural area developed from tobacco farmland, the Little River Regional Park & Natural Area offers ample opportunity to take in the natural beauty of Durham County. There …

Museum of Life + Science

  • 433 W Murray Ave, I-85 Exit 176-B
  • Durham, NC 27704
  • (919) 220-5429
  • North Durham (North of I-85)

The 84 acres that encompass the Museum of Life and Science are packed full of attractions that will let young ones (and the young one hiding in every adult) run wild. Includes one of the largest …

Museum of Life + Science

  • 433 W Murray Ave, I-85 Exit 176-B
  • Durham, NC 27704
  • (919) 220-5429
  • North Durham (North of I-85)

The 84 acres that encompass the Museum of Life and Science are packed full of attractions that will let young ones (and the young one hiding in every adult) run wild. Includes one of the largest …

 

 


 

 


 

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