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Ranked #1 of 36 attractions in Durham
Category: Gardens
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Ranked #2 of 36 attractions in Durham
Category: Theaters
This venue opened in 2009.
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Ranked #3 of 36 attractions in Durham
Category: Religious Sites
Owner description: Located on Duke University's West Campus, Duke Chapel is as magnificent in structure as it is rich in ministry. Construction... more » Owner description: Located on Duke University's West Campus, Duke Chapel is as magnificent in structure as it is rich in ministry. Construction of the Chapel was begun in October of 1930 and completed two years later. During that time students continually congregated at the stonemasons' huts to watch the Chapel take shape. It was first used for Commencement in 1932 and was formally dedicated on June 2, 1935.Duke Chapel continues to be a Christian church of uniquely interdenominational character and purpose. Through its tradition of inspiring worship and music, and a calling to walk with people of all faiths and circumstances, Duke Chapel acts a beacon of grace on campus and in the community. All are welcome to take part in worship, learning, dialogue, and service. « less
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Ranked #4 of 36 attractions in Durham
Category: Museums; Science Museums
Owner description: The Museum of Life and Science is one of North Carolina’s top attractions. Situated on 84-acres, our interactive science park... more » Owner description: The Museum of Life and Science is one of North Carolina’s top attractions. Situated on 84-acres, our interactive science park includes a science center, a butterfly conservatory which is one of the largest in the world and beautifully-landscaped outdoor exhibits which are safe havens for rescued black bears, lemurs, and endangered red wolves. The Museum's Dinosaur Trail takes visitors on a journey through the Late Cretaceous period. Other attractions include a Farmyard, Ellerbe Creek Railway, Contraptions – a hands-on exhibit for older children and adults, a sailboat pond, The Lab in Investigate Health!, Play to Learn – an exhibit for children under six, more than 60 species of live animals and so much more. The Museum of Life and Science is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. « less
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Ranked #5 of 36 attractions in Durham
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
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Category: Educational Sites
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Ranked #8 of 36 attractions in Durham
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #9 of 36 attractions in Durham
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #10 of 36 attractions in Durham
Category: State Parks

The Eno River State Park is a beautiful treasure for Durham and the State of North Carolina.  With a variety of hikes and trails to select from and a small but informative... more »

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Ranked #11 of 36 attractions in Durham
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Ranked #13 of 36 attractions in Durham
Category: Parks
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Ranked #14 of 36 attractions in Durham
Category: State Parks
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Ranked #15 of 36 attractions in Durham
Category: Historic Sites

The 145th Anniversary Surrender Commemoration at Bennett Place in April 17-18, 2010 should be grand! more »

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Ranked #16 of 36 attractions in Durham
Category: Art Museums
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Ranked #17 of 36 attractions in Durham
Category: Flea/ Street Markets
Durham's area of hip and off-beat shops.
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Ranked #18 of 36 attractions in Durham
Category: Malls; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Ranked #19 of 36 attractions in Durham
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: At Duke Homestead, visitors can tour the early home, factories, and farm where Washington Duke first grew and processed... more » Owner description: At Duke Homestead, visitors can tour the early home, factories, and farm where Washington Duke first grew and processed tobacco. Duke's sons later founded The American Tobacco Company, the largest tobacco company in the world. The Dukes became one of the wealthiest families in the country at the turn of the 20th century and now lend their name to Duke University, Duke Energy, and the Duke Endowment.Duke Homestead offers an orientation film twice an hour, an extensive tobacco museum, and guided tours of the surviving historical structures on the grounds. Among these structures are early Bright Leaf tobacco barns, Washington Duke's first and third factories, and his 1852 homestead.The museum contains exhibits regarding tobacco farming, manufacturing, and marketing. Annual events include an Herb, Garden, and Craft Festival in June; Pork, Pickles and Peanuts: Tastes of North Carolina festival in July; a summer children's festival in August; the Tobacco Harvest Festival and Mock Tobacco Auction in September; and Christmas by Candlelight programs in December. « less
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Ranked #20 of 36 attractions in Durham
Category: Golf Courses
Owner description: Designed by Robert Trent Jones, this eighteen-hole, par 72 championship golf course features directional bunkering, visible... more » Owner description: Designed by Robert Trent Jones, this eighteen-hole, par 72 championship golf course features directional bunkering, visible hazards and accessible target greens. « less
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Ranked #21 of 36 attractions in Durham
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Ranked #22 of 36 attractions in Durham
Category: Golf Courses
Owner description: Stretching 6,690 yards with par 72, this 18-hole championship golf course was designed by Ron Garl and has a... more » Owner description: Stretching 6,690 yards with par 72, this 18-hole championship golf course was designed by Ron Garl and has a public/semi-private guest policy. « less
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Ranked #25 of 36 attractions in Durham
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Ranked #26 of 36 attractions in Durham
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #27 of 36 attractions in Durham
Category: Golf Courses
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Ranked #28 of 36 attractions in Durham
Category: Convention Centers
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Ranked #29 of 36 attractions in Durham
Category: Neighborhoods
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Ranked #30 of 36 attractions in Durham
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