Look at Greensboro
Look at Greensboro is a fun and quirky city filled with interesting shops, restaurants, and kitschy attractions. Spend the day racing go-karts at Celebration Station or check out the 19th-century baby carriage at the antique mall.
History buffs will appreciate the Guilford Courthouse, where a battle took place 240 years ago and helped shaped America’s history.
1. City Market
At City Market, you will find a one-of-a-kind downtown collection of shops and restaurants in the heart of Greensboro. Back in the day, farmers from all over North Carolina would roll into town in their trucks and horse-drawn carts to sell their produce, meats, seafood, flowers, home-baked goods, and more. Today, you’ll still find many of the same great items, just in a much more modern setting!
Greensboro’s Harristeeter has 7 grocery stores to help you stock up on fresh produce, dry goods, home supplies, health products, and more. Shop in-store, online, or with curbside pickup. You’re sure to save when you Shop Smart with Harristeeter!
2. Weatherspoon Art Museum
Located at Spring Garden and Tate Streets on the University of North Carolina at Greensboro campus, the Weatherspoon Art Museum is one of the foremost collections of modern and contemporary art in the Southeast. The Museum holds fifteen or more exhibitions each year, a permanent collection of over 14,000 works, and offers year-round educational activities.
The museum features a large, free parking lot. The museum has two stories and there is a huge elevator available if you don’t want to take the stairs.
The Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden is famous for its imposing bronze sculptures and beautiful flowers. This 7.5-acre park also has many other appealing qualities, such as a charming bridal gazebo and a man-made re-circulating stream that adds a tranquil element to the gardens. It also houses several seminars and events for all ages. The Garden’s current exhibition, Dread & Delight: Fairy Tales in an Anxious World, is a showcase of how contemporary artists use classical fairy tales to explore issues that are important to all of us.
3. Guilford Courthouse
On March 15, 1781, General Nathanael Greene’s army faced British General Lord Charles Cornwallis on the battlefield now part of the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park. It was the largest and most important battle of the Revolutionary War’s Southern Campaign.
Greene commanded about 4,500 Continental troops and militiamen. Adopting a tactic used by Daniel Morgan at the Battle of Cowpens, he divided his army into three lines. The first line was composed of North Carolina militia. The second was made up of Virginia militiamen. The third was a stronger unit comprised of Virginia Continentals.
Take a stroll around the grounds and explore the history. The visitor center provides a great overview of the battle and its impact on America’s independence. It also covers the entire Southern Campaign.
Despite being nicknamed “Tournament Town,” Greensboro isn’t short on advanced manufacturing operations. It is also home to five four-year colleges, a growing two-year community college, and a law school, making it an education hub where opportunities begin, grow, and thrive.
The city has more buildings by famous American designers than many other North Carolina cities. This is thanks to the affluent citizens who hired top architects in the early 20th century to create a beautiful city.
Founded in 1808, the city of Greensboro is part of the Triad, along with Winston-Salem and High Point. It is a popular place for shopping and is renowned for its museums, parks, and restaurants. In the nearby Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, you can see re-enactments of Revolutionary War battles. Greensboro is also home to the Bog Garden, which has a wetlands area with birds and flowers. It’s also where American Idol contestant Chris Daughtry lives.