Best Places To See in Durham

Expert recommended Top 3 Places To See in Durham, North Carolina. All of our places to see face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. You deserve only the best!


420 Anderson Street, Durham, NC 27708

Since 1920

Wedding Reception, Walking Tours, Group Visits, Duck Pond, Adult Programs, Children and Family Programs, Rose Circle, Nature Adventures Camps, Summer Outdoor Concert Series, Organic Food Garden, Century-Old Fountain, Photography, Japanese Tea House and Pavilion, School Programs, Water and Memorial Gardens & White Garden

Free admission. More than 400,000 visitors from all over the world visit Sarah P. Duke Gardens annually, enjoying its 55 acres of specialized gardens in the heart of Duke University. Duke Gardens also has a café, gift shop and visitor centre with an elegant rental hall they also have several gorgeous outdoor locations for weddings and other special occasions. Offers classes in gardening, photography and natural history, as well as tours, free drop-in programs for families & spring break

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Mon - Sun 8:00 am - 6:30 pm

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433 West Murray Avenue, Durham, NC 27704

Since 1946

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

84-acres, their interactive science park includes a science centre, a butterfly conservatory which is one of the largest in the world and beautifully-landscaped outdoor exhibits which are safe havens for rescued black bears, lemurs, and endangered red wolves. The Museum of Life and Science is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. An exhibit for children under six, more than 60 species of live animals and so much more. Free admission for Children Ages 2 & under & members

Price: General - $20
Children Ages 3 - 12 $15
Senior Age 65 & older $18
U.S. Military - $18 With ID

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(Labor Day-Memorial Day):
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon Closed

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2001 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27705

Since 2005

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

Provides an accessible collection, exhibitions, publications and programs that stimulate intellectual discourse, enrich individual lives and generate new knowledge. Offers free general admission for furloughed government employees (with valid federal government ID) and up to five of their family members during the current shutdown of the federal government & Children 17 and under are always

Price: Admission:
Adults $7
Seniors (65 and older) $5
Non-Duke students with student ID $4

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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

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