Every town has its own charms and list of places you absolutely have to go when traveling there. Greensboro, North Carolina, is no exception. If you're vacationing in the Carolinas with your family and need a little help planning daily excursions, consider checking out one of these local sights.
1. Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
This military park is a historical landmark. Here was fought one of the most important battles in the Revolutionary War. With an electronic map to guide you through the site, you can learn all about the history behind Guilford Courthouse. This is an excellent choice for families who are looking for something educational.
2. Greensboro Historical Museum
This museum is one of the most engaging historical museums in the country with plenty of interactive exhibits for children and impressive replicas of old stores. Stop inside the movie theater and watch a silent film, or survey the collection of former First Ladies' gowns. It's a great way to get a sense of Greensboro and how the city has grown and changed over the centuries.
3. Greensboro Science Center
Maybe you and your Greensboro travel companions aren't so much into history, but chances are you'll love the Science Center. The zoo and the "sciquarium" feature displays of all kinds of animals as well as more traditional science museum displays like weather and the human body. With all the activities you and your family can participate in, it's easy to spend the whole day here.
4. The Bog Garden
If you're the outdoors type, take a walk across the bridge through the bog and enjoy communing with nature. It's not a long walk from beginning to end, but it's refreshing and surprisingly quiet, given that it is a local tourist attraction, for a lovely way to decompress after a busy day of sightseeing.
5. Triad Stage
For the performing arts fans traveling through Greensboro, see what's playing at the Triad because you'll want to get tickets. It's an intimate 300-seat theater showcasing both contemporary and classic theater with quality performances from local actors. It often ranks in nationwide lists of regional theaters.
6. Wet N Wild Emerald Point
Are the kids tired of museums, art and educational stops? Then finish off your visit to Greensboro with a day at this amusement park. There are many rides for kids and adults of all ages as well as plenty of places to just lounge and relax while the younger ones are off enjoying the park.
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