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  • deburkins
    Dallastown, PA149 contributions
    A group of 50-years-ago grads walking through the much changed Gardens; a wedding setting up for later that day; students lounging or studying in the peaceful open grassy core of the South Lawn, home of our own former frisbee-throwing days; a wedding being prepped near the main entrance; winding paths, lush greens, thorny succulents, … the plants are endless and beautiful! What a fine wandering interlude between our visits to Duke’s Nasher Art Museum and the main quad of West Campus.
    Written September 8, 2022
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  • Erin S
    8 contributions
    From Greensboro and wanted to do something new and different. MLS was worth the drive; our 3 year old loved it. The inside was mostly designed for older kids, but she found plenty to keep her entertained. The outside was phenomenal and I wish we had gone on a cooler day when we could have stayed outside longer (it was high 90s and "feels like 105" that afternoon). It got too hot to stay outside so we missed several parts. We will definitely visit again when its in the 70s or 80s so we can spend most of the day outside.
    Written August 12, 2022
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  • Jazzdog99
    Charleston, SC49 contributions
    A quick stop and quick walk-around near the Chapel. It was Sunday and services were under way, so we did not see the inside. The buildings are architecturally beautiful and the grounds very park-like.
    Written September 27, 2022
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  • Rebecca H
    3 contributions
    I felt as if I was in England at Westminster Abbey…beautiful atmosphere and the music from pipe organ was glorious.
    Written September 3, 2022
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  • Josue C
    New Haven, CT436 contributions
    This was second time vising the Bulls Athletic Park, and I still think it's one of the sports parks anywhere. First thing it's a really nice baseball stadium, from the outfield, to the stands, this park is just good. Second thing, there is a brewery in the stadium, come on how sports parks have their own brewery on the premises. The park is located in the American Tobacco District of downtown and blends perfectly to the neighborhood. There team store is open even when the team is away, in case you want get a baseball cap or souvenir . Overall, this a must for baseball fans!
    Written August 29, 2022
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  • Razorfish
    Little Rock, AR3,420 contributions
    Our daughter asked her mom and me to go with her to her graduation from Duke Divinity School this past May. She brought her oldest son with us so she could show him the Duke campus. She took us to Cameron Indoor Stadium, where several graduation ceremonies were being held during the day. She and her husband are big Duke fans and had attended Coach K’s second to last home game, his last home win. Cameron is a beautiful arena. Walking around the concourse is like going through a museum with all of the historic displays and photographs. I enjoyed seeing the facility in person after seeing it so many times on television.
    Written August 13, 2022
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  • Dewayne V
    Wallace, NC376 contributions
    Attended Steely Dan concert and loved venue. Seats are comfortable and you don't feel to crowded. Acoustics are excellent. Can't wait to see another show.
    Written July 21, 2022
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  • Julie O
    63 contributions
    I went to the Duke Lemur Center with my 26 year old daughter and her two friends. This is a very fun place for peeps of all ages. Beautifully landscaped walkways that are well maintained and easy to walk on. Easy safe parking. The lemurs appear very well cared for. The staff were really amazing…many volunteers of all ages, very knowledgeable, courteous, and energetic. Well done educational information boards near each exhibit where the lemurs were living/playing were worth reading. Especially enjoyed watching the lemurs when they were eating their fruit burritos! This is educational, fun, and family oriented.
    Written September 3, 2022
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  • Marilyn M
    8 contributions
    We just drove through and it looked like a good place to walk. They have a water overflow area by a creek we saw but have not actually spent any time there.
    Written July 3, 2022
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  • Josue C
    New Haven, CT436 contributions
    American Tobacco Historic District is a complex of old factories and warehouses that have been repurposed for business offices, restaurants, entertainment, and a minor league baseball stadium. It use to part a large tobacco manufacturing company, the buildings date back to an era when Durham use to be one the largest tobacco producers in the USA. The facility is huge so there is a bit of walking involved. This is great place to catch a baseball game and grab some drinks or a meal before heading leaving the area. There is a lot of seating near the eateries most with shade to keep safe from the Carolina sun. Overall, American Tobacco District is great place to hangout, eat, watch a game, etc, and with no businesses moving in, there should be new experiences every visit.
    Written August 30, 2022
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  • Erich v
    26 contributions
    07/08/22 - My Daughter-in-Law took us here, I have to say, I didn't know anything about the Bennett Place, but I took away some great history, I only knew about the surrender at Appomattox, Virginia from Hisory books and History class in school, and college. I always like to read and learn as much as I could about the Civil War. Although this is where the Civil War actually ended Jack, our tour guide was great, and spent alot of time explaining the Civil War, and the role that Bennett Place and the Bennett family has played a part in its history. The tour, and the museum are all worth a visit. We highly recommend this place for anyone interested in the Civil War and impact on North Carolina. Bennett Place is run by volunteers and relies on donations.
    Written July 8, 2022
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  • LPLoveToTravel
    Ocala, FL1,604 contributions
    Southpoint has a lot to offer. Great restaurants, movie theaters, unique stores & a decent food court. We especially love Crate & Barrell.
    Written September 19, 2021
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  • Will F.
    1 contribution
    First off, if you’re going here for the “sound system,” you’re totally missing the purpose of a relatively intimate performance venue. I’ve seen numerous musical performances (Richard Thomas, Bruce Hornsby, Joan Armatrading, and more)…and I’ve NEVER been disappointed in the acoustics. Now all of these musicians didn’t bring their full arsenal of sound either—-because, again, is a rather intimate old performance hall. If you want to have the most impressive sound system, go 6 blocks away to Durham’s relatively new DPAC. I’ve seen everyone from Patti LaBelle to Peter Frampton…and they had their entire band and the full sound comfortably cranked. I love both venues, but they’re indeed two distinct venues. Support The Carolina Theater’s jewel of a performance venue.
    Written August 21, 2022
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  • Robyn D
    Bowie, MD12 contributions
    We took the tour ($2). The tour guide, who farmed tobacco at a young age, was very knowledgeable about the Duke family and tobacco farming. The museum (free) and the tour, seeing an actual tobacco barn, tobacco leaves and tools for processing plus the Duke Homestead gives a real-life perspective on life for some. Learning about the impact of the Duke family on Durham and the country then and the impact they have now through their charitable foundation is quite interesting.
    Written May 4, 2022
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  • cheryl h
    Durham, NC57,389 contributions
    A nice place to watch a football game, not a bad seat in the house. Security seems to be a bit over-the-top but better safe than sorry. The stadium upgrades are great, with improved sound systems, TV's everywhere, a great scoreboard, and almost comfortable seats with drink holders. The food choices are okay and they finally are selling beer, including IPA's. Now if we could only improve attendance and quality of play. The concession stand employees were also wearing masks and we really appreciated it.
    Written September 29, 2022
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