If you’re going to be in Greensboro, NC for an extended time, whether you’re moving here permanently or your job has you based here temporarily, you’re going to want to get out and explore the city. Fortunately, the third-largest city in North Carolina area has plenty of recreation, attractions, shopping, and dining to discover. Our temporary accommodations company is sharing a variety of things to do in Greensboro while you’re here.
Discover New Worlds in Greensboro
If you’re looking for something that is enjoyable for everyone, kids and adults alike, you won’t want to miss these favorites from learning and discovery to outdoor excitement!
Greensboro Science Center
Featuring a zoo, an aquarium, and a museum, the Greensboro Science Center is a can’t-miss destination. The museum features interactive exhibits, including “Prehistoric Passages,” “HealthQuest,” and “The Extreme Weather Gallery” along with the immersive OmniSphere Theater. The zoo offers friendly farm feedings, chats with the zookeeper, and a petting section, as well as exhibits with live animals at “Crocodilian Cove,” “Monkey Business,” and “Wallaby Walkthrough.” Finally, the Carolina SciQuarium is a 22,000 square foot complex with a variety of aquatic animals, fish, birds, and reptiles.
4301 Lawndale Dr., Greensboro, North Carolina, Phone: 336-288-3769
Greensboro Children’s Museum
For play-based, interactive fun that’s perfect for kids under 10, be sure to visit the Greensboro Children’s Museum. There are currently 20 hands-on exhibits, including “Our Town,” and “Edible Schoolyard,” plus there are classes and workshops happening all year long.
220 North Church Street, Greensboro, North Carolina, Phone: 336-574-2898
Attractions for Art & History Lovers
Greensboro has a rich cultural scene and a fascinating history. These are just a few places you need to visit if you want to learn more about your new home (whether it’s temporary or permanent).
International Civil Rights Center & Museum
On February 1, 1960, four young men sat down at the Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro and changed history. This sit-in at the “whites only” counter sparked the Civil Rights Movement, and it’s commemorated at the International Civil Rights Center & Museum. The Museum features a guided tour of the archival center through The Battlegrounds and visitors can also enjoy the array of artists and exhibits dedicated to those who broke barriers in the dedication for equality.
134 S Elm St, Greensboro, NC 27401
Weatherspoon Art Museum
The Weatherspoon Art Museum offers one of the largest collections of modern and contemporary American art in the Southeast, totalling over 6,000 pieces. Here, visitors will find paintings by de Kooning, Hesse, and Warhol, as well as the Dillard Collection of Art on Paper. Plus, admission is free, making it ideal for visitors on a budget.
500 Tate St, Greensboro, North Carolina, Phone: 336-334-5770
Elsewhere was founded in 2005 as a residency program and museum for emerging artists. In the 1930s, the building was an army surplus supply warehouse and secondhand store. The original owner’s grandson chose to turn the leftover goods and items into inspiration. Artists within the program use the collection as the basis for new pieces, and today, there are 600 pieces dedicated to the artistic interpretation of consumption, production, and repurposing.
606 S Elm St, Greensboro, NC 27406, Phone: 336-907-3271
Greensboro Historical Museum
The Greensboro Historical Museum seeks to celebrate and preserve local heritage and culture. Over 17,000 square feet are dedicated to the Piedmont area of North Carolina, and exhibits feature the Indigenous tribes of the area as well as Quakers and Scots-Irish settlers. It also has exhibits throughout the history of the area, including how the Civil War affected the region, the rise of textile manufacturing, and the Civil Rights Movement.
130 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, North Carolina, Phone: 336-373-2043
Greensboro Outdoor Recreation
If you want to take advantage of fresh air and beautiful scenery, make a note to visit these free locations!
The Greensboro Arboretum
The Greensboro Arboretum is a beautiful area of display gardens, towering trees, and fountains along manicured paths. With over 17 acres, there is an extensive variety of plants, making it ideal for learning, or simply just appreciating.
401 Ashland Dr, Greensboro, NC 27403
Tanger Bicentennial Garden
This beautiful public garden features bronze sculptures, a tranquil stream, and vibrant gardens sprawling across over seven acres. Whether you want to get involved in community programs or simply enjoy a peaceful stroll, the Tanger Bicentennial Garden is a free, open-all-year attraction.
1001 Fourth Street, Greensboro, North Carolina, Phone: 336-373-2199
The Bog Garden
The Bog Garden is a breathtaking natural space with a canopy of towering trees that allows the sunlight to trickle in, making the area feel hidden away from the real world. With seven acres of wooded space cut through with stone pathways and elevated boardwalks, this is a serene escape that visitors and residents love.
1105 Hobbs Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410
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