Greensboro, North Carolina
North Carolina’s third largest city is Greensboro. It is home to the
Piedmont Triad International Airport and is one of the Southeast
more economically successful business centers. Greensboro’s
industry ranges from textiles to tobacco, and is home to
many attractions, art, history and cultural centers.
If you are a student of history, then be sure to go to Tannebaum Park. Here you can see living history programs, a Colonial Backcountry farm and the NC Colonial Heritage Center. When you visit the Greensboro Historical Museum, you will see displays about Americans like William Sydney Porter (aka O. Henry), First Lady Dolly Madison, and TV journalist Edward R. Morrow. There are displays on military history, early transportation and Native American History. Other landmarks are the Blandwood Museum and Carriage House and the Charlotte Hawkins Brown State Historic Site.
In downtown Greensboro, you will find the Greensboro Cultural center. The Center is composed of five galleries each showcasing various types and themes in visual arts. The five galleries are the African American Atelier, the Green Hill Center for NC Art, the Greensboro Artist, the Greensboro Artist League Gallery, the Gift Shop and the Mattye Reed African American Heritage Center.
is home to 3 of the states botanical gardens. The Bog Garden
on Hobb Road has more than 8,000 trees, ferns, shrubs, bamboo,
and wildflowers all of which are labeled so you can learn
as you amble along its wooden walkway through the bog. For
rose gardens, a fragrance garden and an herb garden, visit
the Bicentennial Gardens off Highway 29 North. For a garden,
especially kid-friendly, visit the Greensboro Arboretum
on Wendover Avenue. Here you will find 17 acres of gardens
which include a butterfly garden, and 8 other labeled plant
Other family friendly fun includes Celebration Station which has bumper boats, putt-putt, go carts, batting cages, and an arcade. You can also grab a foot long hot dog, a salad or some pizza at the snack bar. Also great for families is the Natural Science Center with its hands-on museum petting zoo and planetarium, the Greensboro Children’s Museum where children can go shopping at a child-sized grocery store, pretend to be on television, or explore emergency vehicles. And, for wet and wild fun, be sure to check out Emerald Pointe.
For theatrical pleasure, visit the Eastern Music Festival
(www.easternmusicfestival.com), the Greensboro Opera Company,
the Broach Theatre, the Greensboro Theatre or the Carolina
Theatre. These venues have yearly and seasonal schedules
so be sure to check out what will be showing when you will
be visiting this great North Carolina city.