Durham and NC links
General Information for
the Triangle | Shopping | The
Arts | The Outdoors
for the Triangle
Research Triangle Park’s visitor page
and visitor’s bureau
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
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.
Each summer, the American Dance Festival comes to Duke with
performances in Page auditorium. A nationally acclaimed performance
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.
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
Museum (Chapel Hill)
NC Museum of Art (Raleigh)
State parks central site
River 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 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
Sarah P. Duke Gardens