Visit the Life & Science Museum, on West Murray Avenue, where you can enjoy an array of largely hands-on exhibits intended to illustrate concepts of natural science.
Spend a fun, family day out by exploring the amazingly beautiful surroundings of Eno River State Park, which can be found on Cole Mill Road.
Try out your golfing skills and have fun with friends at the Lake Shore Golf Course, on Lumley Road.
Check out the world-class art exhibits from the Nasher Museum of Art, at Duke University, Duke University, located at the corner of Anderson and Duke University Roads, where you will also see the giant face-mask.
Every year, in March, the Annual Tobacco Road Marathon & Half Marathon takes place in nearby Cary, which is approximately 30 minutes by car, from Durham.
The course of the race takes runners along rolling country roads, following an out-and-back loop route along roadways and highways, as well as through the American Tobacco Trail that follows the former Norfolk Southern Railroad, travelling through the farming communities in North Carolina's Durham, Chatham and Wake counties.
The main beneficiaries of this year's race were the non-profit organizations called Wounded Warrior Project and TRTC (Triangle Rails to Trails Conservancy).
Amateurs should know that registrations for the 2011 edition of this fun event have started, and organizers promise that the course will be as challenging and as scenic as this year's edition!
Durham is home to the American Dance Festival, which has been named the largest contemporary dance festival in the country. In 2010, the festival has been scheduled on June 10 and will last until July 24, and as the name of the event suggests, the festival consists in numerous dance performances, which are held at Duke and the Durham Performing Arts Center. If your trip to Durham is set in June, be sure not to miss this fabulous, wonderful, entertaining and cultural event!
Durham offers visitors unique shopping experiences through galleries, specialty gift shops and antique stores, to name a few of the city's many shopping spots, sprinkled throughout the city.
Priced from `discounted` to `upscale`, Durham's shopping scene offers something for every budget and every taste, providing everything a shopping-loving visitor need during his stay in the city.
To get a more clear vision, about what the city has to offer, check out the list below, which contains some of the most popular and favorite shopping spots in Durham!
- Chelsea Antiques: 2631 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham NC.
- The Persian Carpet: 5634 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham NC.
- Twice Remembered Antiques & Collectibles: 2913 Guess Road, Durham NC.
- Artful Greetings: 4608-C Industry Lane, Durham NC.
- Zola Craft Gallery: 626-B Ninth Street, Durham NC.
- The Duck Shop: 703 Ninth Street, Durham NC.
- Exotique: 319 W Main Street, Durham NC.
- Hamilton Hill Jewelry: 905 W Main Street, Durham NC.
- James Kennedy Galleries: 905 W Main Street, Durham NC.
- One World Market: 811 Ninth Street, Durham NC.
- Super Regional Mall: 6910 Fayetteville Road, Durham, NC.
- Northgate: 1058 W Club Blvd., Durham NC.
- Brightleaf Square: 905 W Main Street, Durham NC.