Durham Tourist Attractions and Sightseeing
(Durham, North Carolina - NC, USA)
A city that has truly reinvented itself, the former tobacco town of Durham is now a trendy, upscale city. Durham offers plenty of enthralling tourist attractions to entertain both the thousands of local students, researchers and scientists, as well as the throngs of tourists who visit the city every year.
Address: 401 Chapel Drive, West Campus, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina NC, 27705, USA
Tel: +1 919 684 2572
Guarded by imposing gates, Durham's Duke Chapel was built in the 1930s as a replica of Canterbury Cathedral in England and is regarded as a Gothic masterpiece. The chapel is an icon of Duke University and it has an incredible array of colorful stained-glass windows depicting various Christian motifs. Also of note is the soaring bell tower, visible from most parts of the university campus.
Open hours: daily - 08:00 to 22:00, seasonal variations apply
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Address: 420 Anderson Street, West Campus, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina NC, 27705, USA
Tel: +1 919 684 8861
A great escape from the architectural and cultural attractions of Durham is the delightful Sarah P. Duke Gardens, named after the widow of one of Duke University's founders. The gardens form a retreat at the heart of the university's West Campus and feature 55 acres / 22 hectares of gardens and parklands. Sip a refreshing drink at the Terrace Café, explore the tranquil Japanese Garden or jog some of the 5 miles / 8 km of paths here.
Open hours: daily - 08:00 to dusk