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 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.
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.
The key aspect to the Greensboro Children's Museum, the part that they stress is that above all else, is that the children that come through their doors get to experience something educational and interactive. There are outreach programs for children throughout the community that seek to educate the youth about nature through activities in science. There are various kinds of field-trips available including fun sleepovers.
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.
Located in the Arts and Antiques District in Downtown Greensboro, Artmongerz showcases the work of local artists who work in a variety of media, all with a modern edge. The in-house studio allows visitors to watch the artists at work while they create their latest piece. Events are held the first Friday of each month to celebrate the art on display.
Located inside the beautiful High Point Theatre, the Theatre Art Galleries, Inc. (TAG)attracts established artists who look forward to exhibiting their works here. Struggling artists are also taken on and allowed a chance to network and exhibit. The visual arts scene in the city has never been the same since TAG made its foray. Free admission so check website for upcoming events!