Things to Do in Greensboro, North Carolina - Fun Activities & Attractions
Greensboro, North Carolina, is home to a wide variety of attractions and destinations, from lauded university campuses to a Wet'n Wild waterpark. There are so many things to do and see in Greensboro, you simply can't go wrong, whether your interests lie in shopping, learning about Greensboro history, or immersing yourself in North Carolina's cultural offerings. Explore some of the attractions near Hampton Inn Greensboro Airport hotel.
The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Hall of Champions opened its doors in the spring of 2011. Situated in the Greensboro Coliseum Complex's Special Events Center, the ACC Hall of Champions celebrates the accomplishments both in the classroom and on the field of the ACC league's athletes throughout its nearly 60 years. For more information, go to www.acchallofchampions.net.
Bryan Park -
Enjoy 36 holes on a championship golf course at Bryan Park in Greensboro, North Carolina. Located along Lake Townsend, Bryan Park boasts a Players Course and a Champions Course. Other facilities include a Conference Center, the Ernie Edwards Learning Center with hitting bays, and the Precision Golf School. Go to http://www.bryanpark.com/
Carolina Theatre -
Located at 310 S. Greene Street in downtown Greensboro, the Carolina Theatre has been an entertainment venue since 1927 and home to the Greensboro Ballet, the Greensboro Opera, and the Community Theatre of Greensboro, among others. The Carolina is also available for private events as well as live musical performances from bands like Goo Goo Dolls and Indigo Girls. To find out about the latest scheduled performances go to www.carolinatheatre.com.
Castle McCulloch & the Crystal Gardens -
Built in the 19th century as a gold refinery for all the gold being mined in the Carolinas, Castle McCulloch is today a favorite venue for weddings, retreats, birthday parties, and more. Kids love panning for gold as well as emeralds, garnets, rubies crystals, and other semi-precious gemstones. For more information on this family-friendly destination, go to http://www.castlemcculloch.com/
High Point University -
Ranked number 3 in the U.S. News & World Report list of America's Best Colleges in 2012, High Point University is also one of the greenest universities in the United States, according to the Sierra Club. The colleges and schools of HPU include the College of Arts & Science, the School of Art & Design, the Earl N. Phillips School of Business, the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication, the Norcross Graduate School, and the School of Education. For more information on High Point University, go to www.highpoint.edu
High Point Market -
High Point Market is the place to go in North Carolina-and perhaps the world-for home decor and furnishings. A complex of exhibitors and buyers, that convenes with a trade show every six months, High Point Market consists of 180 buildings, 80,000 attendees, over 2,000 exhibitors from all over the world, and 10 million square feet of showroom space. Find out more at www.HighPointMarket.org
International Civil Rights Center & Museum -
Celebrating the nonviolent sit-ins that occurred in Greensboro, North Carolina, in 1960, that helped as an impetus for the Civil Rights Movement in the United States, the International Civil Rights Center & Museum serves to educate the public about and document civil rights movements around the world. Exhibits include the Hall of Shame, the Lunch Counter Experience, and Access Denied. For more, go to www.sitinmovement.org
North Carolina A&T State University -
At North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, Aggie Pride runs deep. Students are committed to academic excellence, and boasts a strong athletics program as well. Degrees are awarded on the doctoral, master's, and undergraduate level, and there are over 10,000 students attending. Learn more at www.ncat.edu
Wet'n Wild Emerald Pointe -
Open during the hot weather months, Wet ‘n Wild Emerald Pointe is a mega-waterpark, with waterslides and pools galore. Get ready to laugh, holler, and have an awesome time on rides like Dr. Von Dark's Tunnel of Terror, Blue Streak, Twin Twister, Lazee River, Bonzai Pipeline, Raging Rapids, and Thunder Bay. For the little ones, check out Happy Harbor and Splash Island. Go to www.emeraldpointe.com
Proehlific Park -
Proehlific Park is a family sports complex and fitness center geared toward encouraging youths to excel in sports and academics. Founded by retired NFL player Ricky Proehl, Proehlific Park has the facilities for a variety of sports including baseball, wrestling, lacrosse, basketball, volleyball, karate, fencing, tennis soccer, football, softball, and golf. There are also programs for adults. To learn more, go to www.proehlificpark.com
Piedmont Triad Farmers Market -
Owned by the State of North Carolina, and operated by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market runs every Monday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Open year round, the Famers Market includes several buildings with a great number of purveyors and goods including jams, honey, baked goods, plants, eggs, ice cream, cheeses, candies, and meats. For more information go to www.triadfarmersmarket.com.