Things to Do in Durham NC
When you book your stay at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel Raleigh-Durham Airport at Research Triangle Park, you'll discover the many things to do in Durham NC and surround yourself with the best entertainment and nightlife the area has to offer. From headliner concerts to great shopping, there is something for everyone just outside our doors.
- North Carolina Museum of Art: The Museum features more than 40 galleries as well as more than a dozen works of art in its 164-acre Museum Park.
- 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.
- Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts: Experience live theater, ballet, opera, and other performances in some of the most elegant performance venues in the Southeast.
- North Carolina State Fairgrounds: Home of the North Carolina State Fair, which is held for 11 days in mid-October, the fair annually attracts more than 1 million visitors.
- Sarah P. Duke Gardens: Known by many as the "crown jewel" of Duke Univesity, the renowned gardens boast 55 acres of beautifully landscaped and wooded areas.
- Morehead Planetarium and Science: Located on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's campus, the planetarium is one of the oldest and largest planetariums in the United States.
- North Carolina Central University:The United States' first public African-American liberal arts college.
- North Carolina State University: Home of the Wolfpack, the public university has 34,000 students and 2,000 members of its faculty.
- Duke University: A renowned private university that spans more than 8,600 acres and is home to the BlueDevils.
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: You're in the perfect location to visit the beautiful UNC Chapel Hill.
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- The Crossings Golf Club: Whether you're looking to improve your swing or just grab a bite to eat, this 18-hole championship golf course designed by Ron Garl will cater to all experience levels. Learn more about golf options during your stay >
- PNC Arena: The Arena indoor arena is home to the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes and the NC State Wolfpack.
- Durham Bulls Athletic Park: Home of the world famous Durham Bulls Baseball Club and headquarters of USA Baseball, the park seats 10,000 and includes picnic areas, skybox rentals, and is considered to be one of the premier ballparks in the nation.