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DUKE LEMUR CENTER

in Exhibit

This research, conservation and education center houses 250 prosimian primates and the largest population of lemurs outside of their native Madagascar. Lemurs Live! Tours year round by appointment only Mon-Sat. No walk-in visitors. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for 60+ and children 3-12. Other tours and interactions include Walking with Lemurs, Behind the Scenes and Painting with Lemurs.

3705 Erwin Rd.
Durham, North Carolina 27705
United States

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Duke University Chapel

in Historic

The 1930 cathedral-like centerpiece of Duke University's West Campus is one of the last great collegiate Neo-Gothiic projects in the United States. It soars 210 feet into the air and features the Flentrop Organ with 5200 pipes, 50-bell carillon, and stained-glass windows. It is open daily for chapel services, recitals, and viewing unless a special event is planned. Sun. worship services at 11am.

401 Chapel Drive
Durham, North Carolina 27708
United States

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West Point on the Eno City Park

in Historic, Nat'l Historic Landmark

West Point on the Eno is a natural and historic 388-acre city park located along a two-mile stretch of the scenic Eno River six miles north of downtown Durham. It features a reconstructed 1778 working grist mill, the historic McCown-Mangum House (mid-1800's), the Hugh Mangum Museum of Photography, hiking trails, picnic areas, amphitheater, canoe and kayaking. Open daily 8am-dusk.

5101 N. Roxboro Rd.
Durham, North Carolina
United States

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Museum of Life and Science

in Childrens, Museum

Rated as one of the top four family-friendly museums in the Southeast, this indoor/outdoor science-technology center includes the Magic Wings Butterfly House, Explore the Wild with live black bears, red wolves and exotic lemurs close-up, Catch the Wind, Dinosaur Trail and many more interactive exhibits. Admission is $12.50 for adults, $10.50 for seniors, $9.50 ages 3-12, free for children under 3.

433 W. Murray Ave.
Durham, North Carolina 27704
United States

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Historic Stagville

in Historic, Historic

Historic Stagville comprises the remnants of one of the largest plantations of the pre-Civil War South, which belonged to the Bennehan-Cameron family whose combined holdings totaled some 900 slaves and almost 30,000 acres of land by 1860. Stagville offers a view of the 18th-century house, slave quarters and a unique great barn. Tours are available on the hour.

5828 Old Oxford Hwy.
Durham, North Carolina 27712
United States

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Historic Durham Athletic park

in Baseball Field, Historic

Former home (1926-94) of the world-famous Durham Bulls AAA baseball team and film location for the movie "Bull Durham," starring Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, and Tim Robbins. While the Durham Bulls now play their home games a mile south in Durham Bulls Athletic Park, Historic Durham Athletic Park now hosts numerous festivals, special events, and amateur baseball games each year.

500 W. Corporation St.
Durham, North Carolina 27701
United States

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Duke Homestead Historic Site

in Museum, Historic, Museum

At Historic Duke Homestead visitors can tour the site where Washington Duke started his successful tobacco empire. Visit Duke's 1852 family homestead, tobacco barns, original factory, and museum showcasing the history and production of tobacco and pioneering marketing strategies. Guided tours of the surviving historical structures on the grounds are offered, as well as an orientation film.

2828 Duke Homestead Road
Durham, North Carolina 27705
United States

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Bennett Place State Historic Site

in Historic, Battlefield

This simple farmhouse at Bennett Place is where Confederate Gen. Johnston and Union Gen. Sherman met in 1865 and signed surrender papers for southern armies in the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida - making it the war's largest troop surrender site. Today James Bennett's reconstructed farmhouse, kitchen, and smokehouse recall the lifestyle of an ordinary Southern farmer during the Civil War.

4409 Bennett Memorial Rd.
Durham, North Carolina 27705
United States

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ST. JOSEPH'S PEFORMANCE HALL

in Cultural

The St. Joseph's Performance Hall located at the Hayti Heritage Center in Durham was the former sanctuary of the St. Joseph's AME Church, one of America's first autonomous African-American churches. The 1891 Richardsonian Romanesque-style building, now on the National Register of Historic Places, was restored into a 450-seat performance hall in 2001.

804 Old Fayetteville Street
Durham, North Carolina 27701
United States

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Patterson's Mill Country Store

in Historic

Patterson's Mill Country Store, patterned after the original store of the 1870s, is located on the historic Leigh farm and houses collections of mercantile and pharmaceutical Americana and tobacco memorabilia collections. The store includes a furnished early twentieth century doctor's office. Also has antiques, collectibles and North Carolina crafts and gifts for sale.

5109 Farrington Rd.
Durham, North Carolina 27517
United States

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