Top Attractions in Greensboro
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- Educational and inspirational. Darren, grandson of a civil rights activist, brought the stories of the movement alive and made it so relevant to what is going on in our country today. Definitely recommend the tour. The lunch counter alone is worth the visit. Powerful.Written 6 August 2022
- A group of friends toured the Greensboro Science Center. We arrived early in the day to try to escape the rising temperatures later in the day. We toured the outside exhibits. We were impressed with the improvements made to the Science Center. We found that early in the day many of the animals were still sleeping or were hidden inside their enclosures. Perhaps they would be more active later in the day. If you are visiting in the summer, take preventative measures that will protect you in the heat outside. During this visit, most of the group stayed outside. We will have to visit the indoor exhibits on another trip.Written 8 August 2022
- This is a a truly lovely and meditative space. Great for walking. Inspirational plant arrangements. On 4/13/22 we spent about 90 minutes enjoying the scenery and walking around on a beautiful spring morning. Hard to believe that there was no fee but it is an open park!Written 27 April 2022
- Excellent videos and museum. Although small, does an excellent job discussing why this battle was so important in the eventual defeat of the British. Auto route and trails help one understand the all-important topography of the engagement.Written 2 August 2022
- Although the garden is not big, it is a pleasant way to spend about an hour escaping from the city. We walked most of it in less than 30 minutes but you can relax on a bench and spend longer.Written 3 August 2022
- We were in town to meet my son at Elon College and decided to kill some time. We thoroughly enjoyed this two story museum showing the history of Greensboro. They have static displays of historical objects but they have also incorporated hands on displays for younger audiences and teenagers.
We really liked their town square area showing what Greensboro was like around the turn of the 20th century.
Definitely worth and hour or two of your time. And the best part? It's completely free, although they do have a donation box at the entrance where we added some of our own. Very well done museum.Written 4 May 2022
- This arboretum is well maintained and fairly large. It would be a great place for wedding photos, a family picnic, or a leisure stroll. It is pet friendly too. Many of the plants are marked which I found helpful for planning a garden in my own yard.Written 5 June 2022
- During our 3 day stay in Greensboro, we found ourselves continually returning to this park. During all parts of the day/ evening many people are seen gathering here. There are so many attractions for people of all ages and walks of life. The spaces are very well planned, beautiful well maintained.Written 5 June 2022
- Went to the park on a Sunday in July ‘22. Parked by 9:45 and got a good spot. Walked right in after dropping off the cooler at storage and was able to secure enough chairs with some in the shade for our party of 17. Park got busy very quickly. Long lines for the slides/rides. Tons of people in all of the pools. Lifeguards very whistle happy in the wave pool but I guess the positive to that is they were patrolling well. Lazee River was full of tree garbage. Overall our large group enjoyed the experience. We did have an hour weather delay in the early afternoon but thankfully no storms directly over the park and we were able to stay at our chairs. Rain check was offered as well hand stamped to re-enter if people chose to wait in their cars. Weather delay did cause many people to leave which allowed for more fun in the afternoon with less people. Grown trees produce a lot of shade but forget about seeing the park, it’s hidden…really gotta use the map. Only downfall is no food or drink allowed from outside. We brought coolers and had lunch in designated area. However, we still had to purchase some food and especially drinks to stay hydrated and the cost adds up fast. I wish management would allow some food and drink, perhaps a specific cooler size? Especially with the staffing shortages, the food and drink lines were very long, it would be very courteous to allow patrons some food and drink from the outside. Overall enjoyed it but spent a lot of money!Written 18 July 2022
- Attended a basketball tournament this past weekend and overall I would say the facility was pretty good. The courts in such a tourney are temporary in nature so the down side is they use a floating interlocking floor that seems to shift, especially near the outside. The seating is very limited as they position folding chairs around the parameter of courts one and two but if you're on any of the other 6 courts you are limited to seating at the baselines....leads to lots of people standing to be able to watch a game. I don't mind paying $35.00 for a weekend pass at all but most venues are more accommodating and given the choice I would rather play elsewhere.Written 17 May 2021
- In town for the first time to attend a women’s lacrosse game at Greensboro College, we wanted to see some things nearby rather than risk a late arrival. My niece encouraged us to check out Blandwood Museum, based on comments she’d heard, though she’d never been there herself. It was a great suggestion. When we arrived, late morning, we were the only ones there. The docent, a history major, essentially gave us a private tour. She explained that currently the museum was in the process of changing some of the exhibits so a few areas we could go to were temporarily closed. She seemed to have lots of information about Thomas Day an African American furniture maker, several of whose pieces were now on display. She was excellent about asking if we noticed differences/similarities in various furnishings and seemed pleased that we had at least some of the correct answers.
While we didn’t take photos, I wish now I had taken at least a few. I think I was so absorbed in her tour, it seemed like a private home tour with a good friend, that it would have seemed overly intrusive. Our guide shared a lot of details, seemly a great judge of when to keep talking and when to stop. I regret not knowing her name as 75 minutes went by exceedingly quickly. If we return to Greensboro again, it would interesting to see it again.Written 28 April 2022
- 1100 seat theatre presenting for and by the community. Excellent patron comforts. Always a pleasure to attend events in this venue.Written 8 July 2020
- We enjoyed this park, garden with flowers, vegetable garden, aromatic garden, sculptures, fontaines and a little pondWritten 7 June 2021
- Not busy at all on a Monday morning. Beautiful foliage around the lake. Good solid workout will some decent hills. Combination of asphalt and hiking trail. Stretch along Lake Brandt Rd was pretty busy with cars. Otherwise, it was awesome! I added a little extra A&Y Greenway to get to 13.1 miles.Written 9 November 2021
- I grew up going to Bur-Mil for the driving range and par-3 course (which was not very good back in the day... cannot speak to that now). However, I visited today on my walk on the greenway system. Some wonderful views of the lake, and plenty of parking. A couple good trails and greenway access.Written 17 January 2021
Frequently Asked Questions about Greensboro
- The most popular things to do in Greensboro with children according to Tripadvisor travellers are:
- International Civil Rights Center & Museum
- Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
- Greensboro Science Center
- Greensboro History Museum
- Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden