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Top Durham, NC Attractions

Durham is a canvas covered with a unique cultural identity. There is a culture of art and creativity expressed through visuals, performances, and food. There is a palpable sense of history. And there are countless opportunities for nightlifeshopping, and exploring nature. There's so much that even locals are always finding new things to do. So to help you get to know the Bull City, the following list includes must-see features and sites - all those places that you should not miss.

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Museum of Durham History / History Hub

  • 500 W Main St, Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 246-9993
  • Downtown Area

The Museum of Durham History is a 21st-century museum that uses stories about people, places, and things to foster curiosity, encourage further inquiry, and promote an understanding of diverse …

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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 + Science are packed full of attractions designed to spark wonder and curiosity in guests. Popular exhibits include one of the largest butterfly houses …

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Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

  • 2001 Campus Dr, Duke University Central Campus
  • Durham, NC 27705
  • (919) 684-5135
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

Duke University’s focal point for visual arts is the 65,000-sqare-foot, Rafael Viñoly-designed Nasher Museum of Art. The permanent collection includes Medieval art, pre-Columbian American works, …

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Ninth Street Shopping District

  • 2 blocks west of Duke's East Campus between Club Blvd and Main St
  • Durham, NC 27705
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

Situated between Duke’s East and West Campuses, the Ninth Street district is a slice of Durham with a college feel. It features unique and independent stores selling books, clothes, memorabilia, …

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North Carolina Central University

  • 1801 Fayetteville St
  • Durham, NC 27707-9363
  • (919) 530-6100
  • SE Durham, including RTP & NCCU

Located in the historic Hayti neighborhood on the eastern side of Durham, NCCU is home to an art museum, biomanufacturing and biomedical research institutes, an award-winning marching band, and …

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North Carolina Central University Art Museum

  • 1801 Fayetteville St
  • Durham, NC 27707
  • (919) 530-6211
  • SE Durham, including RTP & NCCU

NCCU was the first publically funded African-American liberal arts college in the country, and the school continues that legacy today with one of the state’s leading collections of art that engages …

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Northgate Mall

  • 1058 W Club Blvd, Northgate Mall, I-85 Exit 176
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 286-4400
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

Northgate is a shopping, entertainment and office center situated along Interstate 85, just north of Downtown Durham. You'll find dozens of local and national businesses, including fitness …

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Patterson's Mill Country Store, Inc.

  • 5109 Farrington Rd, between NC Hwy 54 & Old Chapel Hill Rd
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27517
  • (919) 493-8149
  • SW Durham, including Southpoint

Patterson’s Mill Country Store has been open since 1973, but don’t be surprised if it feels much older: the memorabilia and artifacts displayed in the aisles and on the walls harken back to the …

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The Research Triangle Park

  • NC Hwy 147 Exits 5-8, I-40 Exits 279 and 280
  • Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
  • (919) 549-8181
  • SE Durham, including RTP & NCCU

RTP is the world's largest university-related research park with more than 170 companies employing over 49,000 people. Carved from Durham pinelands in 1959, it is a prominent high-technology research …

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Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau
212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604