Local Tourist Attractions

In Greensboro (these have free admission)

Guilford Courthouse National MilitaryPark: 200 acres of walking trails and memorials honor the site ofwhat might be called the penultimate battle of The Revolutionary War.See the statue of General Greene, commander-in-chief of the southernarmy, for whom Greensboro (and several other cities in the South) arenamed.

TheBicentennial Garden includes a wealth of plantings including groundcovers, shrubs, flowers and canopy trees. Located at 1105 Hobbs Road,just north of Friendly Avenue.

The BogGarden is a small nature preserve of a marshy area. An elevatedwood plank walkway provides access through this wetland. Across HobbsRoad from the Bicentennial Garden.

A short drive from Greensboro

The North Carolina Zoo features a300 acre African region with 800 exotic animals and 36,000 tropicalplants in exhibits that replicate their wild environment. The Zoo islocated near Asheboro about 35 miles south of Greensboro. Admission iscurrently $10 adult; $6 children.

Seagrove Potteriesare a cluster of potteries and pottery stores around Seagrove NC thatcontinue the traditions of pottery making that have been handed downfor generations. They are located slightly south of Asheboro and the NCZoo.

Replacements, Ltd. is thenation's largest retailer of active and discontinued china, crystal,flatware and collectibles. Their Showroom is open from 9 am to 7 pm ET,7 days a week, and free tours are available from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm ET,7 days a week. The Showroom and Museum are located between Greensboroand Burlington, NC, at exit 132 off Interstate 85/40.

OLD SALEM Living History Museumis an authentic village founded in 1776 by Moravians. Several crafts ofthat time are demonstrated in various buildings of the museum. Old Salem is located in Winston-Salem, NC (about 35 miles fromGreensboro). Currently the admission is $21.00 for adults and $10.00 for children ages 6-16.

PilotMountain is a solitary peak rising more than 1,400 feet above therolling countryside of the upper Piedmont plateau. The State Park atthe top has hiking trails around the big and little pinnicals. Located24 miles north of Winston Salem. Free admission.

North CarolinaTransportation Museum The Museum site contains an authentic traindepot, a 37 stall roundhouse that includes 25 locomotives, antiqueautomobiles, and other exhibit areas. Located about 50 miles south ofGreensboro off I-85. General admission to the museum and grounds is free, though donations are appreciated. Admission may be charged for special events and train rides. There is limited parking available.


GreensboroVisitors Bureau.