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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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Barry, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 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
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Durham, North Carolina
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342 reviews 342 reviews
206 attraction reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Instead of tearing down the beautiful old tobacco warehouses (built between 1900 and 1904), Brightleaf Square was born. It consists of a good selection of unique restaurants and some unique stores for people looking for something you don't see everyday.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We were shopping not focused on eating. Seemed better location for eating. We did find a great little place at the end of the square that was amazing and had all kinds of neat stuff. Only one place for us to shop.

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Bahama, North Carolina
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

My wife and I go there every chance we get. It is good for that special occasion, shopping at the imports store or just to have a casual night out. This is one of my favorite places in Durham. Safe, clean and it gives you that special feeling of being some place nice.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
36 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

It's fun to sit outside at one of the restaurants or cafes in good weather.Sometimes musicians perform. There are several interesting specialty shops in Brightleaf Square and across the street. Definitely a place to spend some time while you are in Downtown Durham.

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North Carolina
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128 reviews 128 reviews
62 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

The food was excellent as were the prices. All of their noodles and sauces are "chef-made." The atmosphere was very nice and quiet and the wait staff was superb and efficient.

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