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Fred G. Bond Metro Park

in Recreational Sport

Fred G. Bond Metro Park, at 310 acres, is one of the largest municipal parks in Wake County. Like an oasis in the midst of Cary, the park design preserves the environment and offers opportunities for many types of recreation. Visitors may enjoy picnics, play ball on the athletic fields, see a performance in the amphitheater, walk along the trails, or play on the Lazy Daze Playground.

801 High House Road
Cary, North Carolina 27512
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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Morehead Planetarium

in Educational

The first planetarium to be built on a U.S. college, Morehead features a 68-foot planetarium dome Star Theater, the NASA Digital Theater, exhibits, the UNC Visitor's Center, art galleries, a rose garden and a massive sundial. Its multimedia shows and live star shows are narrated by planetarium staff members. Admission is $7.25 for adults and $6 for children, seniors and students.

250 E. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599
United States

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N.C. Botanical Garden

in Cultural

The North Carolina Botanical Garden is a natural garden consisting of more than 800 acres of preserved land with nature trails, carnivorous plant collections, aquatics and herb gardens. It offers classes, workshops, exhibits, sculpture and more. Free guided tours of the display gardens area available Saturdays 10-11am March-Nov. Admission is free.

100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27517
United States

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Horace Williams House

in Historic

On the death of Horace Williams, the University of North Carolina became the sole owner of the house named for him. Restored in 1974, the house is maintained by the Preservation Society of Chapel Hill as a cultural resource and art exhibition space. It has been owned by a succession of University professors since the historic 19th century house began as a farm house.

610 E. Rosemary St.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514
United States

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COKER ARBORETUM

in Cultural

Coker Arboretum, a quiet haven in the middle of the busy University of North Carolina campus, is the heart of one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation. Managed by the N. C. Botanical Garden, it is one of the Garden's oldest tracts. Created in 1903, it contains more than 500 species of trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants. Free admission.

399 E. Cameron Ave.
UNC
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514
United States

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CAROLINA BASKETBALL MUSEUM

in Exhibit

This new 8000-sq-ft. state-of-the-art museum in UNC's Ernie Williamson Athletic Center honors Carolina Basketball and the rich tradition of UNC Tar Heel basketball. The first floor features a 'Game Day' theme where visitors enter a theater for pre-game build-up, then into the main museum space with interactive displays and memorabilia from Carolina's storied program on the UNC court.

450 Skipper Bowles Dr.
Ernie Williamson Athletic Center - UNC
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514
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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Nasher Museum of Art

in Cultural

The 65,000-square-foot building housing the Nasher Museum of Art has three large gallery spaces featuring classical to contemporary works of art (including Duke's permanent collection), as well as a museum store, classrooms, and the Nasher Museum Cafe with indoor and outdoor seating overlooking sculpture gardens. Admission: adults $5, seniors $4, children under 16 free.

2001 Campus Dr.
Duke Univ. Central Campus
Durham, North Carolina 27705
United States

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HISTORIC STAGVILLE

in 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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