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Outdoor Recreation Information Battle of Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
Carolina Model Railroaders
Bog Garden
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 Department.
1001 Fourth Street
Greensboro, NC 27402
Phone: (910) 373-2489

Battle 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

Bog Garden

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

Carolina Model Railroaders
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

Celebration Station
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

Edward 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

Emerald 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

Green 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

Greensboro Ballet
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
Greensboro, NC
Phone: 336-333-7480


Greensboro Opera Company

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
Phone: 336-273-9472


Greensboro Symphony Orchestra

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
Phone: 336-335-5456

Greensboro Historical Museum

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

Guilford 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


H. 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

Mattye 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

Mendenhall Plantation

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.,
Jamestown, NC,
just two miles southwest of Greensboro.
Phone: (910) 454-3819

Natural 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

O. Henry Statues

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
Tannenbaum Park
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

Weatherspoon Art Gallery

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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