Top Attractions in Greensboro
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- The museum is an immersive experience of the Civil Rights struggle in Greensboro and the South. The power of objects, images and thoughtful design illuminated the tremendous weight of this fight and draws important connections to today's liberation movements.
Thank you Darren for the wonderful tour you provided!Written November 26, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- A group of friends toured the Greensboro Science Center. We arrived early in the day to try to escape the rising temperatures later in the day. We toured the outside exhibits. We were impressed with the improvements made to the Science Center. We found that early in the day many of the animals were still sleeping or were hidden inside their enclosures. Perhaps they would be more active later in the day. If you are visiting in the summer, take preventative measures that will protect you in the heat outside. During this visit, most of the group stayed outside. We will have to visit the indoor exhibits on another trip.Written August 8, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Excellent videos and museum. Although small, does an excellent job discussing why this battle was so important in the eventual defeat of the British. Auto route and trails help one understand the all-important topography of the engagement.Written August 2, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- The North Carolina Zoo, about 30 minutes from Greensboro in Asheboro, is one of the nicest zoos in the world. The animals have room to roam in beautiful natural habitats - unlike most other zoos where the big animals are in big dirt pits with caves. The butterfly exhibit was magnificent! We visited the historic downtown which was very nice. Downtown we ate at Natty Greens which is dog friendly (my son and his wife showed their dalmation at the dog show at the Greensboro Coloseum). The beer and food were excellent. We used to exit off I-40 whenever we were driving to the coast to eat at Taste of Thai on Wendover. Unfortunately it is out of business, so we ate at Bankock Cafe. It was very tasty too. We spent 2 nights at the Microtel off of Wendover, which was comfortable and clean. We ate breakfast next door at Jake's Diner. The food was very, very good, as was the service. It was a great weekend in Greensboro!Written August 26, 2022
- In my opinion this is an extremely interesting museum and I will definitely visit again!!
There is so much to see and learn about. It covers everything from voting history, civil rights, women's rights, history of manufacturing and so many other important historical subjects. We wanted to read in-depth the displays but ran out of time. Next visit we are planning to schedule a tour of the building outside the museum and the garden. I would also add that we will visit without our grandchildren next time because it doesn’t hold the interest for preschool age children. It was a wonderful afternoon in Greensboro to spend some family time while visiting my daughter at UNCG.Written August 29, 2022
- This is a a truly lovely and meditative space. Great for walking. Inspirational plant arrangements. On 4/13/22 we spent about 90 minutes enjoying the scenery and walking around on a beautiful spring morning. Hard to believe that there was no fee but it is an open park!Written April 27, 2022
- This arboretum is well maintained and fairly large. It would be a great place for wedding photos, a family picnic, or a leisure stroll. It is pet friendly too. Many of the plants are marked which I found helpful for planning a garden in my own yard.Written June 5, 2022
- During our 3 day stay in Greensboro, we found ourselves continually returning to this park. During all parts of the day/ evening many people are seen gathering here. There are so many attractions for people of all ages and walks of life. The spaces are very well planned, beautiful well maintained.Written June 5, 2022
- We visited as part of the Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day. They were short-staffed so it was self-guided rather than the normal docent-led tour. The woman downstairs who was taking tickets was very knowledgable so I think she was normally a docent. They also had someone upstairs to answer questions and he was not nearly as engaged (and engaging) as his colleague downstairs. Due to the staff shortage the Law office and kitchen were not available to tour which I believe would otherwise have been open.
The Thomay Day furniture exhibit was still ongoing but will close the end of September. It was very interesting.
I would recommend if you are visiting Greensboro or live nearby. It is probably not enough to anchor a trip from longer distance.Written September 25, 2022
- A great college to attend. They will challenge you and enhance your knowledge in your field of study. I studied Information Technology and absolutely loved it. There were challenging times but the professors and staff genuinely care. I definitely recommend it!Written June 27, 2022
- Thoroughly enjoyed my experience.
Gracious gentleman and some pieces unexpectedly captured brief childhood memories - truely blissfulWritten July 29, 2022
- Best place to play Pickleball. Ten beautiful outdoor courts with friendly players. Open play all day, every day. The park also has par 3 golf, swimming pool, covered picnic areas, hiking trails, fishing spots and a beautiful lake. Lots of wildlife to see.Written September 22, 2022
- 1100 seat theatre presenting for and by the community. Excellent patron comforts. Always a pleasure to attend events in this venue.Written July 8, 2020
- Older venue. Clean and felt safe. The seating is very tight. Bathrooms had no functioning hand towel dispensers and no dryers which is really my only complaint. Parking was $20 which for Iron Maiden was very reasonable. Employees nice. Food was average.Written October 27, 2022
- Not busy at all on a Monday morning. Beautiful foliage around the lake. Good solid workout will some decent hills. Combination of asphalt and hiking trail. Stretch along Lake Brandt Rd was pretty busy with cars. Otherwise, it was awesome! I added a little extra A&Y Greenway to get to 13.1 miles.Written November 9, 2021
Frequently Asked Questions about Greensboro
- The most popular things to do in Greensboro with children according to Tripadvisor travellers are:
- International Civil Rights Center & Museum
- Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
- Greensboro Science Center
- Greensboro History Museum
- Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden