Best Places To See in Durham, NC

Handpicked Top 3 Places To See in Durham, NC. How do we actually find the most highly rated places to see? Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, local reviews, nearness, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. That's not all... businesses do not pay us to list them. You deserve only the best!


420 Anderson St, Durham, NC 27708

Since 1920

Blomquist Garden of Native Plants, Culberson Asiatic Arboretum, Doris Duke Center Gardens, Terraces and Historic Gardens, Tours, Portrait and Special Occasion Photography Policies, Gardens Etiquette, Terrace Shop, Terrace Cafe, Adult Programs Children and Family Programs, Certificate Programs, Nature Adventures Camp, School & Group Programs

Approximately 55 acres (22 ha) of landscaped and wooded areas - Over 100 flower beds consisting of 40,000 irises, 25,000 daffodils, 10,000 small bulbs and assorted annuals graced the lawns

Mon - Sun : 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Love this garden! I think it's great that Duke has a garden for visitors and students to visit. It's a very well maintained garden with nice pavilions and manicured areas. The entrance allows you into a nice pond with Swans and ducks there! That was nice to feed and enjoy them up close. There's a nice red Japanese bridge over the pond that is great for pictures. There's a nice visitor center with a nice fountain outside and a gift shop. I loved their vegetable garden!
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433 W Murray Ave, Durham, NC 27704

Since 1946

Museum, Dining and Shopping, Membership, Exhibits, Adult Programs, Camps and Classes, Summer Camp, Field Trips, Rentals Facility, Weddings, Corporate Events, Family Events, Business Members, Climbing Higher Campaign, Planned Giving, Special Event, Tours, Birthday Party, Conservation, Classrooms, Research & Workshops

Members, Children 2 & Under: Free Admission - Over 84 acres of outdoor exhibits and over 60 species of live animals - The museum exists on some 80 acres (320,000 m2) bisected by Murray Avenue

Price: General (ages 13-65) $16, Seniors (ages 65+) $14 & Children (ages 3-12) $11

Tue - Sat : 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Sun : 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Love this place! I wish I lived near by so we could see everything. This place is so huge we were only able to see all the outside exhibits in the over 5 hours we spent there. We started in the butterfly house with the releasing of the newly emerged butterflies, then visited all the bugs in the insect house. We moved on to the dinosaur trail, the mist garden, sail boat driving, lemurs, wolves, bears, stopped for lunch, farmyard, and the super awesome hideaway woods treehouses.
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2001 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27705

Since 2005

Art Museum, Exhibitions, Collection, Café, Store, Faculty Resources, Collection Research, Academic Focus Gallery, Visual Literacy, University Students, Collection Research, Academic Focus Gallery, Student Advisory Board, K-12 Teachers, K-12 Tours, Classroom Visits, Teachers Programs & Event Rental

Children 15 and under, Duke students, faculty and staff with DukeCard or Duke Medicine ID, Duke Alumni Assoc. Members with Alumni Membership Card, Everyone Thursday evening, 5:00 - 9:00 pm: Free Admission - More than 13,000 works of art

Price: $5 Adults, $3 Non-Duke students with student ID & $4 Seniors (65 and older)

Tue, Wed, Fri & Sat : 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Thu : 10:00 am - 9:00 pm Sun : 12:00 - 5:00 pm Mon : Closed

We were thrilled to have our wedding at the Nasher Musuem of Art, during the exciting Alexander Calder Exhibit. Our point person, Kathy, was super flexible with us when were were trying to select a date, and gave us a tour of the reception area. The Nasher is a modern museum that you can adapt to fit your needs. We knew that we were expecting between 120-220 guests, given that our wedding was a destination for our relatives.
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