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Brightleaf Square

905 West Main St, Durham, NC 27701
919 682 9229
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Ranked #17 of 36 Attractions in Durham
Type: Malls, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Topeka, KS
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We ate dinner on Friday night in Brightleaf Square and walked for a bit after dinner. Stumbled upon an outdoor concert, which was really fun. There were people sitting around in chairs they had brought just to listen to the music. Not sure if this happens every night or every week or what, but it was a pleasant surprise.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I'll give this area points for cool architecture and design (loved the stringed lights over the walkway between shops and the cobblestone) but HEAVILY overpriced in every single shop. Morgan Imports is cool and you can have fun with gift items there. Across the street we checked out a clothing/home store and also a super cool Antique shop - which... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This area has much to be considered for...in as much there are retail venues, food, and business locations. Entertainment reigns during the spring and summer months. I believe there is always something going on that entice ones interest.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A few shops and a few restaurants were up and running but it seemed pretty empty to us when we went down to visit

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Austin, Texas
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186 reviews 186 reviews
72 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The only chance we had to visit was on a Sunday evening. Most of the food places were open but nothing else. So we could only do some window shopping. It looked like a fun place- lots of outdoor seating, clean and very pretty.

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Barry, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The renovation of the old tobacco warehouses is undoubtedly superb and is certainly worth seeing. However, the shops didn't cater for my tastes and when I visited late morning on a weekday, most places were closed.

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washington D.C
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

this is a very unique place- the architecture is outstanding and is just a very charming place to walk around and shop or grab a bite to eat. I really think this is a unique landmark and is a great place for visitors to check out.

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SoCal
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Located in the old tobacco warehouses, Brightleaf Square now houses shops and restaurants. It was pleasant to have a coffee and sit outdoors in this historic site.

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Advance, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

For a beautiful setting, good selection of restaurants!, and shopping this is a great day trip. A special place for visitors to hang out, stroll around, and relax.

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North Carolina, USA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This very small outdoor shopping and dining center is like a step back in time, from the foot traffic only bricked promenade to the unique stores and restaurants. While there are not a large number of stores, those that are there carry interesting and different items. There are several good restaurants, many with outdoor seating. It's a pleasant place to... More

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