Things To Do In Greensboro, North Carolina

What To Do In Greensboro

About Greensboro

With a excellent variety of 135 attractions, the thrill hardly ever ends in Greensboro! Proudly located in North Carolina’s charming heartland, Greensboro is an ideal spot to unwind and be engrossed in entertainment. Have fun playing the center of it all! Dine with a variety of more than Five hundred restaurants. Feel at home with in excess of 87 accommodations to choose from.

The third-largest city in North Carolina, Greensboro offers visitors a selection of museums, gardens and attractions. Go to the Weatherspoon Art Museum, stroll throughout the Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden and go on a spree in the Antique Market Place. Best things to do in Greensboro, NC with kids range from the Greensboro Children’s Museum, the Greensboro Science Center as well as the kid's garden at Gateway Gardens

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Greensboro is rich with Civil War history- and it's known for being one of the final areas where the Confederate government convened in the waning days of the Civil War. In the years following the Civil War business tycoons created massive wealth during the industrial boom with railroads despite the national hardship of the Great Depression.

Nowadays Greensboro is known for gorgeous outdoor urban politics, fine art galleries nestled in queen side streets, and thriving cultural center museums.

The International Civil Rights Center and Museum 

One of the more popular tourist destinations is the International Civil Rights Center and Museum-this archival center was founded as a teaching facility to help visitors understand the ongoing struggle for human and civil rights. It memorializes the civil rights movement and the Greensboro sit-ins that occurred as nonviolent protests during the 1960s. Visitors say that they had a moving experience walking through this cultural center and were impressed by the presentations provided during the guided tour. There are interactive displays that help visitors visualize forgotten history.

The Greensboro Science Center 

The Greensboro Science Center is another popular destination for locals as well as out-of-town tourists. It is a combination 3D theater, science museum, zoo and aquarium that houses a variety of animals. One family who took their four and five-year-old children to the museum said it was an awesome side trip that entranced the children with interactive aquarium exhibits as well as shark feedings.

Another family said that the penguin show was worth the price of admission, though it was somewhat expensive. 

Yet another visitor said that it's great if you got kids- the cultural exhibits are always changing and the outdoor zoo and aquarium provided a rich contrast to some of the more educational installments. Another visitor took their elderly mother there and said that the museum was easy for her to navigate despite her advanced age. Yet another traveling family said that the zoo was a great place to get intimately acquainted with wild animals- they particularly recommended the Skywild exhibit.

The Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

If you're more in the mood for an outdoor adventure, the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park could be a good option for you. This historic site receives across-the-board five-star reviews from the visitors we interviewed. One American history buff said they first visited the museum and then took a walk along the trails.

He said the woods were lovely to behold, though the lack of eating options meant that you should pack a bag lunch. Another tourist commented that this 220 acre park which memorializes the American revolution, particularly the exploits of Major General Nathaniel Greene, was a fun and educational experience, no matter whether you take a car tour or do the journey by foot. 

That said, if you want to view all of the monuments and get a more immersive experience you'll want to do the walking tour instead of taking it in from inside the car. Another fun thing to do is to visit the Bog Garden at Benjamin Park. It features an elevated boardwalk enabling visitors to tour the 7 acre natural wetland. Visitors enjoyed the tranquil atmosphere of the recirculating waterfall called Serenity Falls while also absorbing the rich natural experience of natural wildlife that lives in this bog garden.

Visitors say that it was a fun stroll- they left their car in the nearby shopping center parking lot and enjoyed the nearly 2 miles of walking trails. It's not an arduous walk and there are some fun things to visit include the Teaching Circle stones, a hidden bamboo forest as well as sightseeing regional plants and birds. Another tourist said that it is a peaceful nature preserve that provides a naturalistic environment to relax.

Exploring Downtown Greensboro

Other Areas Of Interest

Among Greensboro's many significant points of interest, probably the most popular include:

Wet 'n Wild Emerald Pointe water park, the Greensboro Science Center, the International Civil Rights Museum, the Wyndham Golf Championship, the Weatherspoon Art Museum, the Greensboro Ballet, the Greensboro Symphony, Triad Stage, the headquarters of the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Greensboro Coliseum Complex which hosts various sporting events, concerts, and other events, the Carolina Dynamo of the Premier Development Soccer League, the Greensboro Grasshoppers of the South Atlantic Baseball League, the Greensboro Swarm of the NBA G League, the Greensboro Roller Derby, and the National Folk Festival.