1861 through 1865 were some of the most trying times for our region and our nation, as the Civil War ripped apart the United States of America and the lives of so many families.Through Collectors' Eyes: Treasures of the Civil War features the John and Isabelle Murphy Confederate Firearms Collection. This display is a must for those interested in the distinctive style of these antique firearms. It features over 150 fine examples of longarms from every major Confederate armory. For those who crave works of art, the exhibit includes contemporary paintings by Don Troiani, and is supplemented by Civil War artifacts from our permanent collection.
With a great selection of 135 attractions, the fun never ends in Greensboro! Centrally located in North Carolina’s picturesque heartland, Greensboro is the perfect place to relax and be immersed in entertainment. Play in the center of it all! Dine with a selection of more than 500 restaurants. Feel at home with more than 87 accommodations to choose from.
The Greensboro Science Center is the Triad's premier family destination offering three great attractions: an Aquarium, Museum and Zoo. The Carolina SciQuarium, North Carolina's first inland aquarium features a variety of water-dependent animals including penguins, sharks, otters, eels, stingrays, a rare fishing cat, an anaconda and fish of all shapes and colors. Animal Discovery Zoological Park offers visitors more than 12 acres of up-close creature encounters with tigers, meerkats, howler monkeys, lemurs, crocodiles, tortoises, a red panda, farm animals and many more. In the Museum, visitors can walk among prehistoric dinosaurs and come face-to-face with a roaring 36-foot Tyrannosaurus Rex model. Enjoy hands-on learning and interaction in Kids' Alley and in the touch lab. Also in the Museum is a state-of-the-art OmniSphere Theater
The Petty Museum presents the unparalleled success story of one of the founding families of stock car racing, their drive for engineering excellence, and the technical inventiveness, innovation and ingenuity that made it all possible.
The Petty Museum preserves the heritage of Petty Engineering and Petty Enterprises, a family business having a fundamental formative influence on American motorsports and on automotive design, construction, and safety.
The Old Mill of Guilford is a popular, scenic tourist attraction and has long been a favorite subject for artists and photographers. So, please make plans to stop by and visit.
The Old Mill of Guilford was founded in North Carolina on Beaver Creek in 1767 to grind grain for the early settlers of what is now Guilford County. Today, the mill continues to produce all-natural, stone-ground, whole grain foods, just as it has for over 240 years.
SKYWILD was specifically constructed to enable participants to experience a variety of animal behaviors while enjoying an exciting workout. Many challenges will encourage participants to imitate animal actions, such as waddling, leaping, brachiating, and crawling to allow them a better understanding and greater appreciation for the diversity of life.
The Greensboro Children's Museum is a hands-on, interactive museum for children, their families and teachers. The Museum is designed to inspire learning through play in a fun, energetic and safe environment for children up to 10 years of age. The 37,000 square foot facility in downtown Greensboro includes over 20 permanent hands-on exhibits in “Our Town” and a new outdoor Edible Schoolyard that are designed to stimulate children's imaginations and provide educational play experiences. It's where play is a smart adventure!