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Greensboro

4.3
Specialty Museums · Science Museums · Historic Sites
Greensboro is a city in the U.S. state of North Carolina. It is the third-largest city by population in North Carolina and the county seat and largest city in Guilford County and the surrounding Piedmont Triad metropolitan region. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 269,666, and in 2015 the estimated population was 285,342. Three major interstate highways (Interstate 85, Interstate 40 and Interstate 73) in the Piedmont region of central North Carolina were built to intersect at this city.In 1808, "Greensborough" (the spelling before 1895) was planned around a central courthouse square to succeed Guilford Court House as the county seat. The county courts were thus placed closer to the geographical center of the county, a location more easily reached at the time by the majority of the county's citizens, who depended on horse and foot for travel.In 2003, the previous Greensboro – Winston-Salem – High Point metropolitan statistical area (MSA) was re-defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. This region was separated into the Greensboro–High Point MSA and the Winston-Salem MSA. The 2010 population for the Greensboro–High Point MSA was 723,801. The combined statistical area (CSA) of Greensboro–Winston-Salem–High Point, popularly referred to as the Piedmont Triad, had a population of 1,599,477.
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International Civil Rights Center & Museum ©
Specialty Museum
International Civil Rights Center & Museum
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Greensboro Science Center ©
Science Museum
Greensboro Science Center
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Guilford Courthouse National Military Park ©
Historic Site
Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
The Bog Garden at Benjamin Park
Garden
The Bog Garden at Benjamin Park
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Greensboro

Sarah P. Duke Gardens ©
Garden
Sarah P. Duke Gardens Durham
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences ©
Natural History Museum
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences Raleigh
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
North Carolina Zoo ©
Zoo
North Carolina Zoo Asheboro
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
Specialty Museum
NASCAR Hall of Fame Charlotte
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Greensboro

Tap Hopper Tours ©
Distillery Tour
Tap Hopper Tours
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
Greensboro History Museum ©
Historic Site
Greensboro History Museum
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden ©
Garden
Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Piedmont Hiking and Outing Club
Hiking Trail
Piedmont Hiking and Outing Club
5.0
Duration: 4 hours

Parks in Greensboro

The Greensboro Arboretum ©
Garden
The Greensboro Arboretum
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
BurMil Park ©
Park
BurMil Park
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
LeBauer Park ©
Park
LeBauer Park
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Country Park ©
Park
Country Park
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes

Shopping in Greensboro

Scuppernong Books ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Scuppernong Books
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Antique Market Place ©
Antique Store
Antique Market Place
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Friendly Center ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Friendly Center
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Replacements ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Replacements
3.9
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Greensboro

Blandwood ©
Historic Site
Blandwood
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Tannenbaum Historical Park ©
Historic Site
Tannenbaum Historical Park
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min

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