Get Cultured: Top 10 Things to do in Greensboro

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Elsewhere living art museum, Greensboro
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Is art your thing? How about history? Or would you rather spend a day shopping the local markets? From museums to the ACC Hall of Fame to quirky galleries, you’ll find that Greensboro is full of arts and cultural offerings for every taste. It’s easy to see why people are attracted to the area. Here are the best things to do in Greensboro:

Take the family for an unforgettable adventure to ArtQuest at Greenhill, where children and adults can get creative and play. Explore art-making materials and create art in an experiential, self-guided gallery. Draw, paint, see what you can make out of recycled materials and clay, and stop taking yourself so seriously!

Annual Native American Pow Wow
Before the first settlers, North Carolina was originally home to indigenous peoples from several Native American tribes. Experience Guilford Native American Association’s traditional gathering that brings together representatives from all of the recognized tribes of North Carolina and the southeastern United States. Each year since 1975 during the third weekend in September, visitors can observe Native American dancers, shop traditional crafts and explore the flavors of traditional foods.

African American Atelier Gallery
First opened in 1991, the African American Atelier Gallery is dedicated to giving African American artists exposure and visibility in the community. The gallery features several unique works of art that will transport you to another world. Currently, you can visit the Victoria Carlin Milstein exhibit, “Women of Mali West Africa: Paintings, Sculpture, Writings”. This collection includes visual and written works that examine the role and struggles of women in Mali culture.

 ACC Hall of Champions
Did you know that Greensboro is known as “Tournament Town”? The Atlantic Coast Conference Hall of Champions is everything any college sports fan has ever dreamed of. Feast your eyes on artifacts from games and photos of every athlete in the conference. Whether you bleed blue and gold for Pitt football or you’re a huge Cardinals baseball fan, this stop is sure to be a win.

Greensboro Natural Science Center
What do you get when you combine an aquarium, a zoo, and a museum? The Greensboro Natural Science Center! Let your scientific curiosity roam free and learn about life and the natural world. Take the entire family to explore a hands-on science museum complete with a dinosaur gallery and extreme weather gallery, a zoological park filled with exotic animals, and the first inland aquarium in North Carolina. Don’t wait until Shark Week – this aquarium has all of the deep sea creatures you’re dying to see.

 Elsewhere Living Art Museum
Is Greensboro’s Elsewhere Living Art Museum a thrift store? A museum? A home? Try all of the above. Why is it called a living art museum? Artists from all over the world are invited to come in and use the materials to create contemporary pieces of art, and those works become a part of this transforming exhibit. Sift through an overflowing collection of knick-knacks, books, and antique toys. Grab a bite to eat in the full kitchen in the first room and mingle with other tourists and local shoppers.

 Tate Street Coffee House
This isn’t just any ordinary coffee house; Tate Street Coffee House is your go-to spot for organic fair-trade coffee, and it should also be on your roster for weekend live entertainment. Treat your ears and tastebuds with live bebop and wine tastings on Thursday nights, or sip on a locally crafted beer on tap while singing along to live Irish music on Sunday afternoons.

Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden
If it’s natural beauty you want, you have to visit the Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden. Escape the city noise and relax in this 7.5-acre garden. A man-made circulating stream and a variety of artistic and historical sculptures accent the gorgeous variety of plants and shrubs.

 International Civil Rights Center & Museum
Are you an American history nerd or civil rights buff? Trace the Greensboro Four (David Richmond, Franklin McCain, Ezell Blair and Joseph McNeil) at the International Civil Rights Center & Museum. Take a look back at the realities of living in a segregated America, and earn a new appreciation for those who paved the way for the civil rights we enjoy today.

 Print Works Bistro
When your stomach starts grumbling, head on over to Print Works Bistro at the Proximity Hotel. This restaurant serves contemporary comfort food in a classic French bistro setting. Dine on delicious dishes made from locally-sourced ingredients and sustainable produce. Pick your poison from one of the more than 75 wines available by the glass, or sip on a craft cocktail. But wait, there’s more! Stay after dinner on the first Friday of the month to get down and boogie during the contagiously-fun Pop-Up Dance Party.

City Market
When cabin fever strikes, it’s time to get outside and enjoy the weather. Stroll down to the best place in town to get acquainted with the local community. Every third Thursday, you’ll find people gathering at Greensboro’s City Market in the South End to sample fresh food, shop artisan goods, and listen to live music played by local artists. 

When you’ve had your fill of cultural sightseeing, be sure to stop by and say hello! We’re always more than happy to show you around. You can also schedule a tour online or give us a call at (844) 816-7095.

Hope to see you soon!

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