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|Outdoor Recreation Information||Battle of Guilford Courthouse National Military Park|
|Celebration Station||Edward R. Murrow Statue|
|Emerald Point Water Park||Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art|
|Greensboro Ballet||Greenboro Opera|
|Greensboro Symphony Orchestra||Greensboro Historical Museum|
|Guilford College Art Gallery||H. Clinton Taylor Art Gallery|
|Mattye Reed African Heritage Center||Mendenhall Plantation|
|Natural Science Center of Greensboro||O. Henry Statues|
|Weatherspoon Art Gallery|
Outdoor Recreation Information
City of Greensboro Parks & Recreation
1001 Fourth Street
Greensboro, NC 27402
Phone: (910) 373-2489
of Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
The first national park established at a Revolutionary War site, preserves 220 acres of historic fields and forests, imposing monuments and graves. The park visitor center features audio-visual programs and exhibits of period military artifacts.
open daily, except Christmas and New Year's, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Free Admission. Call ahead for groups: (910) 288-1776
The natural beauty of this swampy
area has been developed into a striking exhibit featuring a half-mile elevated
wooden walkway which provides easy access through the garden. Visitors can see
more than 8,000 individually-labeled trees, shrubs, ferns, bamboo and wild-flowers.
On Hobbs Rd., just north of Friendly Ave. Free admission. Call Greensboro Beautiful
for more information. Phone: (910) 373-2199
Operated by the Carolina Model Railroaders, Inc. See the operation of 18 scale miles of HO and N scale trains and equipment. Watch as prototypes of modern and vintage equipment negotiate detailed, scenic layouts.
Hours: 7-10 pm, Thurs; 1-5 pm, Sun.. Located in The Depot, 300 E. Washington St. Free admission. Call for more information: (910) 656-7968
Enjoy a great collection of attractions designed to entertain the whole family with miniature golf, go-carts, water bumper boats, arcade games, batting cages and two theme restaurants. Birthday and group party packages are available. Please call for hours. Reservations required for group rates. Fee for attractions and games. 4315 Big Tree Way, off I-40 at the Wendover Ave. exit. Phone: (910) 316-0606
R. Murrow Statue
Known for hison-the-scene reports from World War II and the Korean War, Guilford County native Edward R. Murrow is remembered with a commemorative bust located on the southwest corner of Friendly Ave., and Murrow Blvd. A permanent exhibit at the Greensboro Historical Museum chronicles the life and times of Murrow. For more information about Murrow, call: (910) 373-2043
Point Water Park
The largest water park in the Carolinas offers incredible, exciting summer fun! Thunder Bay, one of only four tsunami (giant wave) pools in the USA, makes massive, perfect waves. Enclosed slides, drop slides, tube rides and cable glides provide thrills for all ages and sizes. A great children's area and drifting river complete the fun for everyone. Group rates and catering available. Fee for admission. Off I-85 exit 121, S. Holden Rd. Call for seasonal hours of operation. Phone: (910) 852-9721 or 1-800-555-5900
Hill Center for North Carolina Art
This gallery and educational facility promotes the visual arts of North Carolina through a variety of changing exhibitions and programs. ArtQuest is a new permanent interactive children's gallery within Green Hill offering children and families the opportunity to learn through the process of making art. The sales gallery features a variety of art and crafts including glass, pottery, jewelry, wood, fiber, and paints. Hours: 10am - 5pm, Tue.-Sat; 10am - 7pm, Wed; 2-5 pm, Sun. Call for guided group and hands-on tours. Phone: (910) 333-7485
Performances such as "The Nutcracker," educational programs, and the Summer Festival Ballet are just a few of the many artistic activities offered. The school of Greensboro Ballet teaches about 300 students each year in state-of-the-art studios located in the Greensboro Cultural Center. Fee for admission.
200 N. Davie St. #12
International opera stars and local talent combine in an annual, full-scale production performed in the original language with English supertitles. Other activities include special events, educational opportunities and related activities throughout Greensboro. Fee for admission. Group rates are available and reservations are recommended. Performances held in November at the War Memorial Auditorium at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.
200 N. Davie St., Suite 315
Greensboro, NC 27401
Hear Masterworks and Pops concerts featuring guest artists from around the world. The Masterworks eight-concert series and the three-concert Pops Series offer something for music lovers of all varieties. The season runs September to May with all concerts performed in War Memorial Auditorium at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. Fee for admission. Call for more information.
200 N. Davie St. #304
Greensboro, NC 27401
Located downtown in a building dating back to the turn of the century, the Museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10-5; Sunday 2-5
Free Admission. Call ahead for group tours
130 Summit Ave., Greensboro, NC 27401
phone: (919) 373-2043
College Art Gallery
View rotating selections from the college's wide-ranging permanent collection of fine art and crafts. Hours: Main Gallery 9am-5pm, Mon.-Fri.; 2-5pm, sun. September - May. Hours vary, call for recorded message. Atrium galleries are open during library hours. Free admission. Located in the Hege Library, 5800 W. Friendly Ave. Phone: (910) 334-7993
Clinton Taylor Art Gallery
Visit this showcase for world art and community ethnic groups. Located on the NC A&T State University campus. Call for hours of operation and mokre information. 1601 E. Market Street (910) 334-7993
Reed African Heritage Center
Located on the NCA & T State University campus, the museum houses one of the best collections of African culture in the country. See over 3,500 art and craft items from more than 30 African nations, New Guinea and Haiti. Call for hours of operation and tour information. Free admission. 1601 E. Market St. Phone: (910) 334-7874
This early 19th century Quaker plantation includes many unique out-buildings, a museum and one of two known false-bottom wagons used to transport runaway slaves during the time of the Underground Railroad. Admission charge, donations requested. Open April 1 through the third week in December, 10 am-2 pm, Tues.-Fri; 1-4 pm, Sat; 2-4 pm, Sun. Group tours are available throughout the year with advance notice.
603 W. Main St.,
just two miles southwest of Greensboro.
Phone: (910) 454-3819
Science Center of Greensboro
Treat yourself to a hands-on museum, zoo and planetarium offering fun for the whole family. Roam through the Dinosaur Gallery, learn about gems and minerals, see the lemurs and enjoy touch labs. Visit snakes and amphibians in the Jaycee Herpetarium, pet animals in the zoo's petting area, explore Kids Alley and interact with exciting traveling exhibits. The Thesaurus Shoppe is where you will find unusual gifts and educational toys for imaginative minds. Hours: 9 am-5pm, Mon-Sat; 12:30-5, Sun. Admission charged. 4301 Lawndale Drive, Adjacent to Country Park
This outdoor, three-piece sculpture group honors Greenboro's best known writer, William Sydney Porter (O. Henry). It features a bronze likeness of the author, a 7 by 14 foot open book of his renowned short stories and a statue of his small dog, Lovey. Located on the corner of North Elm and Bellemeade Streets. A permanent exhibit of the life and times of O. Henry is located at the Greenboro Historical Museum. Call for more information. Phone: (910) 373-2043
103 Green Acres Lane, Greensboro, NC 27410
Phone: (910) 288-8259
Call (910) 545-5315 for tour and event information. There is no charge for admission.
Features of this 8 acre park include: Colonial Heritage Center, the nearby Battle of Guilford Courthouse (March 15, 1781), Hoskins House (c.1778), Kitchen, Melson Forge Blacksmith Shop, Kitchen Garden, Coble Barn (c.1820) and the Field Crop Plot
With six galleries, UNCG's contemporary art museum is nationally recognized for its collection and changing exhibitions of 20th century american art. The permanent collection also includes lithographs and bronzes by Henri Matisse. Hours: 10 am-5 pm Tue., Thurs., & Fri,; 10 am-8 pm, Wed.; 1-5 pm, Sat & Sun. Closed Mondays. Public guided tours are offered the first Sunday of every month. Call for more information about group tours, exhibitions and special events. Located on the UNCG campus, corner of Tate and spring Garden St. Admission and convenient visitor parking are free.
Phone: (910) 334-5770
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