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Greensboro town

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Greensboro town, North Carolina NC

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Greensboro town is a university town with many nice spots to explore. The main strip is on Elm Street, where you can find plenty of students studying in coffee shops, and some restaurants. Scuppernong Books is a cute independent bookstore on Elm Street. One block back from Elm Street is the beautiful Carolina Theater with its golden muse frescoes above the stage. Here you can catch some great concerts. A side street off Elm Street takes you to the Woolsworth Building, where important civil rights events took place- visit the International Civil Rights Center and Museum to learn more. Also in downtown is the Greensboro Children's Museum, with an incredible outdoor play area. Kids also enjoy the children's area at GreenHill, a local art center with folk art from North Carolina. LeBauer Park and Center City Park is a downtown park with interesting play equipment going down a hill. "Elsewhere" is a museum in an old thrift store that is interesting to check out. Greensboro History Museum, in a pretty building, is another spot to check out, with some interactive exhibits on the third floor. 
Much of the action in Greensboro centers around the large university, UNCG. Here you can visit the Weatherspoon Art Museum, which has convenient parking next to it. Tate Street Coffee House is a cool little spot, with an Irish jam session on Sundays 3-5pm and live Jazz on Saturdays at 11am and Thursdays at 8pm.
For a huge modern outdoor shopping center with every store and restaurant you could want, head over to Friendly Center, eight minutes drive west. Soak up some nature nearby at The Bog Garden and Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden. Check out also Greensboro Arboretum, seven minutes south.
To the east of downtown, check out Gateway Gardens, which has a whimsical children's area. Barber Park, next door, has a summer splash pad called Sprayground.
In the north of Greensboro is the incredible Greensboro Science Center with many interesting and technologically-advanced interactive light exhibits, a gorgeous tropical aquarium, a small zoo outside, and a cute maze inside. Kids love this place! Nearby, take a stroll on the paths at Country Park, which also has playgrounds. More north, check out Bur-Mil Park on Lake Brandt, which has a summer splash pad and walking paths.

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Carolina Theater.
Carolina Theater.
Inside Carolina Theater.
Inside Carolina Theater.
Beautiful stage in Carolina Theater.
Beautiful stage in Carolina Theater.
Muses above the stage in Carolina Theater.
Muses above the stage in Carolina Theater.
Decorations on the end of the seating rows, at Carolina Theater.
Decorations on the end of the seating rows, at Carolina Theater.
Elm Street.
Elm Street.
Cafes on Elm Street.
Cafes on Elm Street.
F. W. Woolworth Building, where the International Civil Rights Museum is located.
F. W. Woolworth Building, where the International Civil Rights Museum is located.
Prominent building in downtown Greensboro.
Prominent building in downtown Greensboro.
Greene Street has cute decorations on the side of the parking garage.
Greene Street has cute decorations on the side of the parking garage.
Gorgeous Carolina Theater.
Gorgeous Carolina Theater.
Pants sculpture outside Carolina Theater!
Pants sculpture outside Carolina Theater!
Panoramic shot of Carolina Theater. It's so beautiful!
Panoramic shot of Carolina Theater. It's so beautiful!
   

Directions

The main strip in downtown Greensboro is Elm Street.
A good parking structure is at 211 S Greene St, Greensboro, NC 27401. It is one block back from Elm Street.
International Civil Rights Center and Museum, 134 S. Elm Street. Open Mon-Sat 10-6. Closed Sundays.

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Last Updated: Tue, 12 Feb 2019 16:49:06 GMT