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Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Attraction type: Gardens
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Museum of Life + Science
Museum of Life + Science
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... 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
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Durham Bulls Athletic Park
Durham Bulls Athletic Park
Attraction type: Arenas & Stadiums
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Duke University Chapel
Duke University Chapel
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... 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
Attraction type: Sacred & Religious Sites
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Duke University
Duke University
Attraction type: Educational sites
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The Parlour
The Parlour
Ranked #1 of 736 Restaurants in Durham
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Gonza Tacos y Tequila
Gonza Tacos y Tequila
Ranked #2 of 736 Restaurants in Durham
Price: $8 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, South American, Central American
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Nana's Restaurant
Nana's Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 736 Restaurants in Durham
Price: $20 - $80
Cuisines: American, Gluten Free
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The Q Shack
The Q Shack
Ranked #4 of 736 Restaurants in Durham
Price: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Mateo
Mateo
Ranked #5 of 736 Restaurants in Durham
Price:
Cuisines: Spanish, Gluten Free
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

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Ramada Limited Durham
$49 - $175
Ranked #44 of 72 Hotels in Durham
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Campus Arms Motel Apartments
$30 - $50
Ranked #51 of 72 Hotels in Durham

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Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Hillsborough
2.0 of 5
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Hillsborough
$61 - $74
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Hillsborough
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Raleigh-Durham Airport at Research Triangle Park
3.5 of 5
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Raleigh-Durham Airport at Research Triangle Park
$87 - $246
Ranked #7 of 72 Hotels in Durham
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DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Raleigh-Durham
3.0 of 5
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Raleigh-Durham
$92 - $214
Ranked #8 of 72 Hotels in Durham
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Wingate by Wyndham Raleigh Durham / Airport
2.5 of 5
Wingate by Wyndham Raleigh Durham / Airport
$71 - $123
Ranked #10 of 72 Hotels in Durham
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

21c Museum Hotel Durham
4.0 of 5
21c Museum Hotel Durham
$202 - $259
Ranked #2 of 72 Hotels in Durham
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Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
4.0 of 5
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
$208 - $345
Ranked #4 of 72 Hotels in Durham
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The King's Daughters Inn
4.5 of 5
The King's Daughters Inn
$192 - $252
Ranked #1 of 9 Durham B&B and Inns
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