Local Tourist Attractions

In Greensboro (these have free admission)

Guilford Courthouse National Military Park: 200 acres of walking trails and memorials honor the site of what might be called the penultimate battle of The Revolutionary War. See the statue of General Greene, commander-in-chief of the southern army, for whom Greensboro (and several other cities in the South) are named.

The Bicentennial Garden includes a wealth of plantings including ground covers, shrubs, flowers and canopy trees. Located at 1105 Hobbs Road, just north of Friendly Avenue.

The Bog Garden is a small nature preserve of a marshy area. An elevated wood plank walkway provides access through this wetland. Across Hobbs Road from the Bicentennial Garden.


A short drive from Greensboro

The North Carolina Zoo features a 300 acre African region with 800 exotic animals and 36,000 tropical plants in exhibits that replicate their wild environment. The Zoo is located near Asheboro about 35 miles south of Greensboro. Admission is currently $10 adult; $6 children.

Seagrove Potteries are a cluster of potteries and pottery stores around Seagrove NC that continue the traditions of pottery making that have been handed down for generations. They are located slightly south of Asheboro and the NC Zoo.

Replacements, Ltd. is the nation's largest retailer of active and discontinued china, crystal, flatware and collectibles. Their Showroom is open from 9 am to 7 pm ET, 7 days a week, and free tours are available from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm ET, 7 days a week. The Showroom and Museum are located between Greensboro and Burlington, NC, at exit 132 off Interstate 85/40.

OLD SALEM Living History Museum is an authentic village founded in 1776 by Moravians. Several crafts of that time are demonstrated in various buildings of the museum.  Old Salem is located in Winston-Salem, NC (about 35 miles from Greensboro). Currently the admission is $21.00 for adults and $10.00 for children ages 6-16.

Pilot Mountain is a solitary peak rising more than 1,400 feet above the rolling countryside of the upper Piedmont plateau. The State Park at the top has hiking trails around the big and little pinnicals. Located 24 miles north of Winston Salem. Free admission.

North Carolina Transportation Museum The Museum site contains an authentic train depot, a 37 stall roundhouse that includes 25 locomotives, antique automobiles, and other exhibit areas. Located about 50 miles south of Greensboro off I-85. General admission to the museum and grounds is free, though donations are appreciated. Admission may be charged for special events and train rides. There is limited parking available.

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Greensboro Visitors Bureau.