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Best of Durham - Pt. 1

Located in the northern part of North Carolina, Durham is the fourth largest city in the state. The area has a humid subtropical climate. Durham is known for its mild autumns and cool winters. Known for its southern comfort food, the city also boasts live entertainment and an active music scene. The area hosts a variety of symphony concerts and plays.


Durham is also home to a number of civil rights activists, including Martin Luther King Jr., who grew up in the area. The Duke University campus includes a neo-Gothic Duke Chapel and Nasher Museum of Art. The city also hosts the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival and the OUTsouth Queer Film Festival.

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Durham's thriving music scene encompasses everything from rock and metal to jazz and hip hop. Some popular musicians include Iron & Wine, Mount Moriah, The Mountain Goats, Yahzarah, and Curt Eller. In addition to the popular music scene, Durham hosts a number of festivals, including the Bull Durham Blues Festival, the American Dance Festival, and the Tobacco Road Dance.


Durham's historic neighborhoods are worth exploring. A self-guided walking tour is a great way to get a feel for the city's past. Durham's American Tobacco Trail begins in downtown and continues south through Research Triangle Park. The trail features man-made rivers and event spaces, as well as startup incubators.


Durham is home to several African-American enterprises, referred to as Black Wall Street. These enterprises thrived on Parrish Street in the late 1800s. The Duke family founded the American Tobacco Company in Durham, which remained in the city for over a century.


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Duke University was originally founded in Randolph County, but was renamed after Washington Duke, who died in 1905. The university has been a significant influence on the Durham economy and is the largest employer in the city. Its campus includes the Nasher Museum of Art, the Library of Congress, and the Duke Chapel.


Duke University has a long history, dating back to 1838. It was originally known as Trinity College. The name was changed to Duke University in 1924. In 1892, Washington Duke and Julian Carr helped to bring the school to Durham.


Durham has a strong and active African-American community, with a sizable population of black residents. The city also boasts a large middle class white liberal population. This combination has helped to shape the city's politics since the 1980s. In recent elections, Durham County voters have consistently voted for a Democratic presidential candidate.


In the past, the area was dominated by the tobacco industry. The historic American Tobacco District is a mix of residential housing, event spaces, and the Duke University campus. The district is also home to Bennett Place, which commemorates the site of the largest Civil War troop surrender. The area also includes the Durham Performing Arts Center.


The downtown area of Durham is a lively, thriving place. There are many craft cocktail lounges and small boutiques. There are also a number of old brick factory buildings that have been converted into trendy restaurants, theaters, and lofts.


Point of Interest #1 Nasher Museum of Art, 2001 Campus Dr, Durham, NC 27705


Point of Interest #2 Duke Graduate School, 2127 Campus Dr, Durham, NC 27705


Point of Interest #3 Karsh Alumni and Visitors Center, 2080 Duke University Rd, Durham, NC 27708


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