Durham has blossomed into an industrial city.
The first commercial breath Durham felt was in the 1860s when Washington Duke thought a century forward and converted the area of modern Durham into tobacco farming. Originally, he grew tobacco for a small scale trade, but later he saw a future in cigarettes leading to the foundation for the American Tobacco Company.
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Tobacco manufacture bred more than American Tobacco Empire, but brought money to the city and made Durham a cultural center. For instance, once little Trinity College transformed into today's Duke University thanks to money earned by tobacco, some $40 million in 1924. Along with the establishment of the university new architecture spread throughout the city.
- The Nasher Museum of Art, a location for world famous art collections
- Manbites Dog Theater offers unforgettable live performances
- Eno River State Park where you can take a picnic or just take it easy in green surroundings
- Museum of Life and Science offers various collections on farm animals, physics display, and maps
- The Duke Lemur Center, offers the largest collection of lemurs
Durham is more than just a center in North Carolina and home to the Duke University, but it offers beautiful pedestrian suburbia including such green areas as Falls Lake Recreation Area and some golf courses at the Duke University Golf Club, Hillandale Golf Course and Lakeshore Golf Course.
If you get tired from activities in Durham, you can relax in one of its restaurants. The biggest numbers of them are concentrated in the Ninth Street, Brightleaf, and University Drive areas, but there are also some stylish bars outside the city center. For example, there are a few restaurants in the American Tobacco District.
But if calm relaxation is not for you, then you should go straight to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park where the action never stops. This is a stadium where plays the legendary professional sports team - the Durham Bulls International League baseball. Even though the stadium has 10,000 seats when the game takes place it draws more than 500,000 people.
Whether you are baseball fan or not, in Durham there is plenty to do for you and Booked.net can organize your stay there.