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Things to Do Near Morrisville, NC

Located in the Triangle region of North Carolina, Durham has a lot to offer visitors. The city is home to Duke University, which features a neo-Gothic Duke Chapel on its campus. Other attractions include the Museum of Life + Science, which features a butterfly house and wildlife habitats.

Historic Stagville Home

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Historic Stagville


Located in Durham, North Carolina, Historic Stagville is an historic house museum that preserves a part of the Bennehan-Cameron plantations. In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the Bennehan and Cameron families owned one of the largest plantation complexes in the United States. Their plantations spread over 30,000 acres of land. They owned 900 enslaved people.


The Bennehan family home was built in 1787. It is a colonial-style building with red-bricked chimneys. It is not as ornate as later estates in the deep south. It is typical of its time.


Historic Stagville is a state historic site that is managed by the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. It is located in Durham at 5828 Old Oxford Highway. It is free to visit. You can learn about the African American community at Stagville. It offers several free tours throughout the year. The tours are led by a natural educator.


There are several exhibits that highlight the history of the site, including a gift shop that sells books, candles from black-owned businesses, and soaps. The museum also has an online exhibit. It also holds educational programs and events. The Historic Stagville Foundation raises funds for the site.


The Stagville Center is a facility for teaching historic preservation theory. It is also a facility for teaching African American history. In addition, it is a location for the Stagville Research Project, which continues to study the lives of enslaved women in North Carolina.


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Durham Performing Arts Center

Located in Durham, NC, the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) is a large event center that hosts hundreds of shows each year. The facility is one of the best performing arts venues in the nation, ranking as one of the top five in the U.S. In addition to musical performances, DPAC also hosts comedy shows, family shows, and other events. The theater has a capacity of 2,700, making it one of the largest performing arts centers in the Carolinas.


The Durham Performing Arts Center features multi-level theatre architecture, and a state-of-the-art sound system. It also has an impressive collection of Broadway shows, high profile comedy events, and family shows. The center has a number of special offers for Durham residents.


Other fun things to do in Durham, NC include visiting the Museum of Life and Science and the Nasher Museum of Art. The Museum of Life and Science features an 84-acre park with interactive exhibits and over 60 species of animals. The Museum also offers science nights and a butterfly house. The Nasher Museum of Art is also free and has a number of exhibits that will interest you.


The Durham Public Art Program includes works by artists from around the country. There are also many temporary and permanent displays. The museum has a number of interesting exhibits, including the 150 Faces of Durham, which features a series of familiar and less-familiar faces of Durham's past.

Durham Bulls Baseball Field

Durham Bulls Athletic Park

Located in downtown Durham, North Carolina, Durham Bulls Athletic Park is part of the American Tobacco Campus. It is the Triple-A home of the Durham Bulls, a baseball club celebrating America's favorite pastime. It opened in 1995. The team's stadium has been a catalyst for revitalizing the area after the tobacco industry left town.


Durham is home to a variety of museums, such as the Museum of Life & Science. It is an interactive museum with outdoor exhibits. It includes a tinker lab and insectarium, as well as a weather-themed experiment zone.


Durham is also home to the Duke University Chapel, a neo-Gothic building that is renowned for its impressive architecture. The chapel is adorned with stained glass windows. It is a great spot for a wedding or other special event.


Another of Durham's museums is the Nasher Museum of Art, which houses over 13,000 works of contemporary art. Its cafe offers a sophisticated menu.


Durham is also home to the Eno River State Park, which features 30 miles of trails for hiking, biking, and fishing. The park also features murals on its walls and electrical boxes. The park also has a sophisticated picnic setup, which makes it a great spot to take in the scenery.


The Durham Public Art Program features works by artists from around the country. It includes a large number of permanent displays, as well as temporary ones.

Eno River State Park Suspension Bridge

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Eno River State Park

Located near Raleigh-Durham, Eno River State Park is an excellent place to spend a day. It's a great place to hike, fish, or kayak. It's easy to get to and offers a beautiful natural setting. If you want to spend the night, you can do so at one of the camping sites in the park.


The Eno River State Park offers over 18 miles of hiking trails. Most of these trails are short and moderate. There are a few longer trails. The trails in the park are maintained. These trails offer beautiful views of the river. The park is also home to a number of historic mill sites. It's a great place for bird watching and fishing. There are also several wading areas for swimmers.


There are also backcountry camping sites. You can also stay at the park's group campsites. These campsites are located along various trails in the park. These are group campsites, which means you need to make a reservation. These sites are small and offer a few tent pads. The cost is a very modest fee.


The Eno River State Park has five access areas. These areas include: Cole Mill Road, Fews Ford Access, Pleasant Green Road, and Eno River State Park. Each access offers a different aspect of the park. The Cole Mill Road access is located northwest of Durham. You can also get to Fews Ford Access by going north on U.S. Highway 70.

Duke Lemur Center - Mama Lemur with Babies

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Duke Lemur Center

Located on the campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, the Duke Lemur Center is the world's largest collection of lemurs outside of Madagascar. The center offers visitors an opportunity to observe these endangered species in a natural habitat.


Tickets to the Duke Lemur Center are only available for reservations. Tickets are $14 plus tax. Depending on the number of people in the group, tickets may also include a discount card.


The Duke Lemur Center is a world-renowned research facility and lemur sanctuary. Located on the campus of Duke University in the North Carolina outskirts, the center is home to over 200 animals across 14 species.


The center's main research focuses on behavioral and biological conservation. It also educates the community and engages scientists and students. It promotes conservation and raises awareness on a global scale.


The center offers a number of unique tours. The Walking with Lemurs tour is a good choice if you want to experience the animals in person. On this tour, you'll be able to walk with lemurs through the forest while learning about them.


The Premium Tour is also worth considering. It includes a walking tour through the lemur sanctuaries while learning about them. This tour also includes the first feeding of the day.


If you're looking for a family friendly tour, check out the Explore the Wild. The tour allows visitors to see native North Carolina animals and explore the museum.

Triangle Food Tours Delicious Tater Tots with Pulled Pork

Food tours

Taking a food tour in Durham, NC is one of the most fun ways to experience the Triangle area. This quaint city is home to a vibrant dining and nightlife scene as well as a cutting edge arts and culture scene. The city is also home to Durham Performing Arts Center, Durham Bulls Athletic Park and Historic Parrish Street.


Triangle Food Tours

The Triangle Food Tour scours the city's nooks and crannies to deliver the best of the best. The tour includes an array of fun and tasty tastings that will leave you feeling like a well-fed cowboy. You'll also get to sample some of the best beer in the state if you're into that kind of thing.


The Triangle Food Tour isn't the only food tour in the city. The Durham Downtown Tasting Tour is also a must-do. The tour features tasty tastings, including North Carolina pasture-raised beef burgers. Aside from that, the tour also features wood-burning pizza and the requisite side dish.


The Triangle Food Tour is the only food tour in Durham that offers a full day and evening tour. If you have a flexible schedule, you can book a private tour for you and your entourage or a group of your friends. The tour ain't cheap, but if you're into the food and drink biz, you'll want to make it a point to experience the Triangle area's best.

Get out and enjoy this amazing area!

The staff at Morrivislle Counseling and Consulting is so proud to be part of this community and enjoy all that it has to offer. We hope that you can take some time for yourself and enjoy exploring one of these incredible destinations. But if you are struggling and life isn't as enjoyable as it used to be- reach out to us. We would be honored to listen and to help you overcome whatever feelings or fears are holding you back.

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