The Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden was created by Greensboro Beautiful, Inc. in conjunction with the Greensboro Parks & Recreation Department. Greensboro Beautiful is a nonprofit organization dedicated to maintaining and enhancing Greensboro's natural beauty and in 1976 created the Bicentennial Garden to celebrate the United States' 200th anniversary i.e. bicentennial. Sculptures of historical interest are placed throughout the park and the flowering trees, lush greenery and flowing stream create an idyllic setting for a romantic or family outing. This public garden is open daily from dawn until dusk and is available for weddings.
The Greensboro Arboretum is more than just a beautiful park complete with wedding gazebo, a fountain, arbor and bridges, though those features in and of themselves make the grounds worth a visit. What makes the arboretum extra special is that it provides a wealth of information for landscape designers or people who simply want some ideas for their garden. The property's 17 acres (6.88 hectares) have been split into 12 plant collections, grouped based on plant size, species, optimum growing conditions, or blossoming times. The grounds also contain a butterfly garden, the exceptional rose garden, rhododendron garden and walking trails.
The Natural Science Center of Greensboro takes attendees through worlds once inhabited by dinosaurs with 36-foot (10 meters) tall T-Rex models, as well as places to learn about the natural earth like the Gem and Mineral Gallery. There are also aquatic labs where everyone can pet and get to know more about snakes, amphibians and other sea-creatures. A trip to this center and all the attractions within is an experience that all members of the family can enjoy.
The ground where the Battle for Guilford Courthouse was waged, this national military park is a solemn commemoration of the soldiers and militia who valiantly braved the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution. Back during the Revolutionary War, the battle for Guilford Courthouse was fought, with Major General Nathanael Greene and his men trying to defend the land. Complete with a tapestry of exhibits, monuments and dense forests, the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park is truly an indelible chapter marking the pages of America's history.
The goal and lasting mission of the International Civil Rights Center and Museum is to educate future generations and also not let anyone forget Greensboro's as well as the nation's struggle for Civil Rights. Everything that began with the sit-in protest of the Woolworth-lunch counter 1960 by four young North Carolina A&T State College students and every battle in-between is chronicled inside these walls. This is truly an inspiring monument to chronicling the history of the Civil Rights Movement.
Located near the Bicentennial Garden, The Bog Garden gives visitors a rare chance to walk through the wetlands via an elevated walkway. Visitors will be surrounded by lush green vistas - a welcome escape from the sights and sounds of the city. The nature preserve contains a multitude of local flora and fauna and one of the notable attractions in the park is Dr. Joe Christian Serenity Falls.
Adjacent to the Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden, this historic park is named after the Presbyterian minister and a self-trained physician. On this particular site back in 1767. he opened up an academy for young men. All told, Caldwell once owned these 550 acres where his home and academy used to stand in Greensboro, and where the park now sits. This history of this land is synonymous with Greensboro.
Home of the Aggies and the Blue and Gold Marching Machine, the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University was first established in 1891 when segregation laws were still in full effect. As such, it is the largest public historically black university in North Carolina. In the 1960s, students from the university took part in bringing the Civil Rights movement to the South. Today, the university fosters and a thriving athletic program and academic excellence in science and engineering.
If you are into NASCAR and stock car racing, then the name of Richard Petty or The King will certainly excite you. Considered to be one of the legendary NASCAR drivers of all time, the Richard Petty Museum is a must visit for his fans. Opened in 1988, this repository not only showcases Petty's life but also his family's contribution to this sport. Get to know about the pioneering patriarch Lee Petty, his sons, Richard and Maurice, and nephew Dale Inman at the Hall of Fame. From their achievements to their huge impact in the game and NASCAR, it is all covered here. Head to Reaper Shed where Lee Petty started his career in building these mean machines. They even have a few models from the Pixar movie, Cars, on display. Get fascinated by their exhibits of racing cars and paraphernalia. Check out their gift store for merchandise and souvenirs. Don't miss their garage where they remodel and customize cars.
The Green Hill Center is dedicated to promoting arts and culture. It has four floors of art galleries that host a variety of paintings and cultural exhibits. Additionally, there are studios, classrooms and rehearsal halls that showcase events and informative workshops. If you enjoy arts and culture, the Green Hill Center is the place to go.
The Tyler White Gallery showcases art that is meant to be exhibited in your office or home, and will do its utmost to help you find the right piece for your personal space. The rotating exhibits at the gallery cater to a variety of tastes, and have featured artists like Lauren Worth, Molly Davis and Mike Hoyt. First time collectors should take advantage of the gallery's installation and presentation consulting services.
Cedarock Historical Farm is a park that showcases 19th Century history. The park contains two farm and other remnants from its historic past. The farm gets it name from the rocky protrusions and the cedar trees in the area.