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Durham and NC links

General Information for the Triangle | Shopping | The Arts | The Outdoors 

General Information for the Triangle

Research Triangle Park’s visitor page

Triangle pages

Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

Durham’s convention and visitor’s bureau




Northgate Mall
The Streets at Southpoint
Crabtree Valley Mall


The Arts

Durham choral society

Durham Arts Council

Located in downtown Durham, the Arts Council offers a variety of classes in arts including sculpture, drawing, theatre and photography. Also offers links to the Durham Art walk each year.

Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC)


Each September, the Durham Arts Council presents Centerfest, a festival with local artists, food, and live music.

Ninth Street Dance

Belly dance, break dance, line dance classes in addition to ballet, jazz, and tap.

American Dance Festival

Each summer, the American Dance Festival comes to Duke with performances in Page auditorium. A nationally acclaimed performance series.

Carolina Ballet

BTI Center for the Performing Arts

Located in Raleigh, the BTI center includes Memorial Auditorium, Kennedy Theature, and Meymandi Hall, and hosts Broadway shows as well as the symphony and individual performers.

NC Symphony

The NC Symphony is based in Raleigh, at Meymandi Hall, but offers performances in Duke Chapel as well.

The Lincoln Theatre

Located in Raleigh, the Lincoln Theatre hosts a variety of live shows and presentations.

Nasher Museum of Art at Duke U

Ackland Art Museum (Chapel Hill)

NC Museum of Art (Raleigh)

The Outdoors

NC State parks central site
Eno River State park
Umstead State park

Located between Durham and Raleigh, Umstead State park offers a large network of trails, many of which are suitable for biking and horseback riding. Great place for picnics!

Lake Crabtree County park

Lake Crabtree County Park is close by, and hosts the annual Triangle Triathlon sprint triathlon. There are trails for mountain biking and hiking, a large lake for fishing and boating, and many picnic shelters.

Duke Forest

Duke Forest has multiple divisions throughout Durham and Chapel Hill. Maps are available for a minimal fee from the Duke Forest office. The book, Trails of the Triangle, also contains good descriptions of many of Duke Forest’s trails. The ~3 mile trail around the Duke Golf Course is particularly popular and within an easy jog from Research Drive.

Sarah P. Duke Gardens