Area Attractions

 

Greensboro is located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina.The Triad consists of the cities of Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point.

 

For information about visiting Greensboro, see the Greensboro North Carolina Convention & Visitors Bureau website http://www.visitgreensboronc.com/ and for a listing of over 100 area attractions click on the Attractions button.

 

For information about visiting Winston-Salem, see the Winston-Salem Convention and Visitors Bureau website http://www.visitwinstonsalem.com/ .

 

For information about visiting High Point, see the High Point Convention and Visitors Bureau website http://www.highpoint.org/events/index_mc.php.

 

Listed here are a variety of local and areal attractions.

 

Old Salem Museum and Gardens (http://www.oldsalem.org/).  Old Salem Museums & Gardens is a unique community of original museum buildings, authentic craftsmen practicing their trade, fascinating collections of rare antiques, and one-of-a-kind retail shopping opportunities.  The stories and activities experienced by visitors in the museums convey a much larger aspect of early America than just the Moravians who settled in Salem, NC. The experiences are a reflection of the evolving economy and diversity of lifestyles that made up the early South. Early Southerners struggled with common principles such as freedom, faith, tradition, government, segregation, and war – many of the same issues that remain relevant in today’s world.

 

Greensboro Children’s Museum (http://www.gcmuseum.com/), 220 North Church Street, (336) 574-2898, Admission fees: see website “About GCM”.  The Greensboro Children’s Museum (GCM) is a hands-on, interactive museum for children, their families and teachers.

 

Replacements Limited (http://www.replacementslimited.com/), at exit 132 off Interstate 85/40, (1-800-737-5223), 8am – 10pm 7 days/week. Founded by Bob Page in 1981, Replacements, Ltd. (located in Greensboro, NC) has the world's largest selection of old & new dinnerware, including china, stoneware, crystal, glassware, silver, stainless, and collectibles.

 

Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art (www.greenhillcenter.org), Phone: 336-333-2610, 200 north Davie Street, Greensboro. Founded in 1974 in Greensboro, North Carolina, to celebrate the visual arts and artists of North Carolina, Green Hill Center is one of the best visual arts centers in the country that combines rotating exhibitions of contemporary art, an interactive art gallery for children & families, and an extensive community outreach program.
 

Celebration Station, (http://www.celebrationstation.com), 4315 Big Tree Way, Greensboro, 336-316-0606.  Celebration Station is an amusement park with Go-Karts, bumper boats, batting cages, miniature golf, and arcade games.
 

Greensboro Cultural Center at Festival Park,  (http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/index.aspx?page=3036)   The Greensboro Cultural Center, located at 200 North Davie Street, provides four levels of galleries, studios, classrooms, and rehearsal halls to stimulate the mind and excite the senses.  Festival Park, the two-block area surrounding the center, is the hub of Greensboro's downtown cultural activities. The Price Bryan Performance Place provides a creative environment for a variety of outdoor festivals, concerts, and theatrical performances.

 

Greensboro Ice House, ice skating year round, (http://www.greensboroice.com/), 6119 Landmark Center Blvd, Greensboro, Phone: 336-852-1515.

 

Greensboro Arboretum, http://greensborobeautiful.org/gardens/greensboro_arboretum.php a joint project of Greensboro Beautiful and the Greensboro Parks & Recreation Department to provide the community with an outstanding collection of plants for study and enjoyment. This 17-acre site features 12 permanent plant collections and special display gardens, structural features including a fountain, overlook, arbor, gazebo, bridges, and benches. Its extensive variety of plants offers rich educational opportunities for children and adults, landscape designers & homeowners.  Within Lindley Park at Market Street and Starmount Drive.

 

Greensboro SciQuarium, http://www.greensboroscience.org, 4301 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, (336) 288-3769. 

The new Carolina SciQuarium is North Carolina's only center-of-state aquarium. The 22,000 square-foot, LEED-designed complex opened to the public on June 29, 2013 and is part of the Greensboro Science Center’s $32 million, three-phase Master Plan that unites the finest features of an aquarium, zoological park and science museum in one attraction.

The SciQuarium offers a complete immersion experience. Visitors can engage with animal keepers and educators to learn about the different species of animals and fish. In addition, behind-the-scenes tours and educational SciPods focus on the science of animal care, husbandry and water quality management.

African Penguins, Sharks, Otters, a Fishing Cat, Stingrays, Moray Eels, an Anaconda, a two-toed sloth, mata-mata turtles and many more species are featured in our newest attraction!

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 North Carolina Zoo (http://www.nczoo.org), Asheboro, NC,1-800-488-0444.  Located just south of Asheboro, the North Carolina Zoo is seated on a 1,500-acre tract of land in the Uwharrie Mountains.  Approximately 500 acres of this property have been developed into one of the largest "natural habitat" zoos in the United States.  You won't find cages made of steel and concrete here.  Our animals are given enclosures that mimic their natural habitats to include trees, ponds, rocks, grass and dirt. 

 

North Carolina Aviation Museum (http://www.ncaviationmuseumhalloffame.com/), 2222-G Pilots View Road, Asheboro, NC, Phone: (336) 625-0170, Schedule/fees: see website. The North Carolina Aviation Museum and Hall of Fame is well into its second decade as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history, as well as honoring the heritage of  the wonderfully wide, wide world of flight AND BEYOND!!  The museum is also involved with on-site restoration (currently a Rutan VariEze, Link Trainer and "Willys" Jeep) and the promotion of aviation awareness through a variety of tours and events designed for those from 7 to 97. We offer both guided and non-guided tours to a variety of groups each year. School classes, Cub Scouts, and senior center and church groups are just a few of those who toured our facility in 2010.

 

Richard Petty Museum (http://www.rpmuseum.com/) Items of Interest: Richard Petty Race Cars, Trophies and Awards, Richard Petty Mementos, Selected Gift Items for Sale, Mini-Theater and Photos, Chrysler Hemi Engine, Daytona Crash Photos, 200th Win Showcase, Richard Petty Model and Cool Suit Display, Special Commemorative Award Showcase, see the history of NASCAR from Lee Petty's days to present. See the Petty family's personal collection of guns, dolls, watches & knives.

 

Richard Childress Racing (http://rcrracing.com/) Richard Childress Racing has earned more than 180 victories and 12 NASCAR championships, including six in the Sprint Cup Series with the legendary Dale Earnhardt. RCR was the first organization to win championships in the Sprint Cup Series, Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series.

 

Childress Vineyards (http://www.childressvineyards.com/home.asp).  Richard's passion for fine wine is as genuine as his passion for auto racing. He embarked on a journey of experiencing different wines as his career in auto racing took him to tracks near the wine regions of California.  Richard was moved by the passion he saw in the farmers who grew and harvested the grapes, and inspired by the warm spirit of the winemaking community.

 

Stonefield Cellars Winery (http://www.stonefieldcellars.com/), 8220 North Hwy 68 North, Stokesdale, NC, Phone: 336-644-9908, Schedule: see website or call.  

 

Haw River Wine Trail (http://www.hawriverwinetrail.com/).  Features 5 wineries near Greensboro:  Benjamin (Vineyards & Winery), Creek Side, Grove, Glenn Marie, and Iron Gate.

 

Grove Winery (http://www.grovewinery.com/ ), 7360 Brooks Bridge Road Gibsonville NC, Phone: 336-584-4060, Grove Winery and Vineyards in Guilford County is now open daily till 5pm for tours, tastings or simply a glass of wine on our patio. The winery, located near Greensboro, is a short drive from the Triad and the Triangle and is on the Haw River Wine Trail with five other area wineries.

 

International Civil Rights Center & Museum, http://www.sitinmovement.org/  The International Civil Rights Center & Museum is an archival center, collecting museum and teaching facility devoted to the international struggle for civil and human rights. The Museum celebrates the nonviolent protests of the 1960 Greensboro sit-ins that served as a catalyst in the civil rights movement.