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Top Durham Attractions

Explore the very best of Durham with these top 14 must-see attractions.

  • North Carolina State Fairgrounds - home of the North Carolina State Fair which is held for 11 days in mid-October, the fair annually attracts over 1 million visitors - 8 miles
  • The Streets at Southpoint Mall - a premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination in the Triangle and was featured as one of the '10 Great Places to Spend It All in One Place' by USA Today - 9 miles
  • RBC Center - home of the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes and the NC State Wolfpack - 9 miles
  • Sarah P Duke Gardens - located on the campus of Duke University - 9 miles
  • Durham Bulls Athletic Park - present home of the world famous Durham Bulls Baseball Club and headquarters of USA Baseball, seats 10,000, includes picnic areas, skybox rentals, and is considered one of the premier ballparks in the nation - 10 miles
  • North Carolina Museum of Art - houses one of the finest collections of art in the Southeast, a collection that includes paintings and sculpture representing 5,000 years of artistic achievements from antiquity to the present. The Museum features more than 40 galleries as well as more than a dozen works of art in its 164-acre Museum Park - 10 miles
  • Brightleaf Square - renovated tobacco warehouse now home to locally owned shops and acclaimed restaurants - 11.2 miles
  • Durham Performing Arts Center - The DPAC is home to the biggest and best Broadway shows, superstar concerts, and fun performances for families and young audiences with just 135 feet separate the front of the stage and the furthest seat in the house, state-of-the-art sound and lighting, and spacious seating comfort - 11.4 miles
  • American Tobacco Campus - a renovated tobacco warehouse and factory now features restaurants, an amphitheater, public green space and biking trails, offices, and "Bull River," a quarter-mile-long river walk - 11.5 miles
  • North Carolina State University - 12 miles
  • Duke University Campus - 12 miles
  • Cameron Indoor Stadium - home of the Duke University Blue Devils men's and women's basketball teams - 12 miles
  • Museum of Life and Science - state-of-the-art, engaging, indoor/outdoor science-technology center ranked as one of the top four family-friendly museums in the Southeast - 13.1 miles 
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) - 15 miles
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