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Tower Lighting on November 30!!!!!!!!!

A terrific event for the family. A well orchestrated event with chorus, dancers, WRAL celebrity... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Z9163IOalanh
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Raleigh, United States
nice district but a bit scary at night

the district is pretty nice during the day. However in the evening the surroundings are a bit scary... read more

Reviewed December 9, 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A terrific event for the family. A well orchestrated event with chorus, dancers, WRAL celebrity, Wooly Bear, and, of course, SANTA. Santa mingled with the crowd and spent time with any child who approached. What an enjoyable night.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 9, 2018

the district is pretty nice during the day. However in the evening the surroundings are a bit scary to walk

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank yuanxiz2016
Reviewed November 28, 2018

We went just for a short time there but we had a very pleasing stay. Clean, safe, interesting and well preserved. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

Beautiful place to walk around and there are many photo opportunities here! Lots of history too! No smoking here though...lol!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank trips50rus
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Beautiful renovation of an old industrial area..much of the buildings flavor has been retained...ours was a social event preceding a wedding weekend...the Boiler Room was really cool..food & dancing & drinking of course

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hcohn31
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

I wish every city would transform their abandoned/unused industrial places into something like this! You can go just for a walk, eat at one of the restaurants, visit the Burt’s Bees building.... Undoubtedly a very nice place to spend part of your day!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jessruth
Reviewed September 25, 2018

They have done amazing things with the tobacco district. Restaurants, bars, music, even waterfalls. Very pleasant!

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Bruce M
Reviewed August 6, 2018

So many great restaurants and places to reklax with the sound of running water off the walls to relax. Don't forget to find the bees ala Bert.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Randy E
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Decided to walk around the American Tobacco Historic District prior to attending a Durham Bulls AAA baseball game. While the district area is relatively small, it is welcoming, safe and great for pictures. Just across the street is the stadium where the Durham Bulls play...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank TomRdf
Reviewed July 24, 2018

With shops, restaurants and a nice area, aesthetic area, this is place to hang out, and wonderful area for photos. I have had family photos taken here, prom pictures and individual pictures. Great backdrops, and it is a great place to go and catch a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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sunshine112093
May 2, 2018|
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Response from Z8554KFlisah | Reviewed this property |
Some other things to see in Durham would be: - Duke's West Campus with the beautiful chapel and Gothic architecture - Downtown which has become quite the hip place with lots of great restaurants - Catch a game at the Durham... More
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mistygh
January 28, 2018|
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Response from TravelledTheWorld01 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, can’t answer that. Maybe an issue with the utility company? Burst water main or something?
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November 2, 2017|
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Response from IAmEve7 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, as long as they're leashed, dogs may walk in the general area; however of course not in restaurants, shops, or in the stadium. Bring 'pick-up' bags!
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Tara W
Asheville, North Carolina
American Tobacco Historic District Shopping?? (1 Replies)
My husband and daughter are going to be seeing Celtic Women at the DPAC and I was thinking of tagging along but wanted to see if there was any shopping, things to do while I waited for them within walking distance of the DPAC. Thanks
April 21, 2013|
Response fromHoward P|
The American Tobacco Campus is only a block from the DPAC and is definitely worth exploring. It is more a place to eat, have a beer or a coffee, people watch, or amuse your kids and yourself with the spectacular chain of falling water features than to shop. Best times to go are summer early Friday evenings featuring free musical events on the lawn. At all times the industrial remnants of the former Lucky Strike cigarette factory provide an interesting setting for the restaurants, bars, and...More