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Durham is home to Duke and North Carolina Central universities, both of which draw talent in the arts, medicine and the field of scientific research. Once built on the aromatic Brightleaf tobacco and cotton mills, downtown Durham is now a cultural center with those several historic buildings and factories at Golden Belt, Ninth District and Brightleaf Square having converted into cafes, boutiques and galleries.
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Durham is a city of Southern charm, historic sites and a keen taste for the arts. There are twelve stage theaters in the city as well as open concerts, festivals and national touring shows. Both universities in Durham boast fine art museums. The city and surrounding county is filled with close to forty outdoor murals created by local talent. Cinema Circle draws a mixed-bag of musicians, artisans and craft people.
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There is fun for the whole family in Durham with rivers and lakes in easy driving distance from affordable, quality motels, plentiful nature trails and excellent golf course. Not to mention over 60 public parks and two dog parks! There is history too in the old churches, Civil War sites, Civil Rights Movement monuments and buildings, and stately plantations and mansions. Come for the Bull Durham Blues Festival in September. Experience the three story Magic Wings Butterfly House then explore the Museum of Science and Nature, ranked one of the best family-oriented museums in the country. Visit Penny's Bend Nature Preserve to see unique wildflowers and weird rock formations molded by the Eno River. Spend some time in the Sarah Duke Gardens with over 200 varieties of flowering plants. Indoor rock climb at the Vertical Edge, or bounce in the six inflatable areas of TK Jungle.