DescriptionDurham, home of Research Triangle Park, Duke University and North Carolina Central University, is known for excellence in medicine, education, research, technology and industry. With five major hospitals, including the Duke University Medical Center, and a physician-to-population ratio four times greater than the national average, the city has exchanged its old identity of “tobacco town” for that of “City of Medicine, USA.”
The Research Triangle Region is an area twice the size of Rhode Island. The term “Triangle” was first used to refer to an area anchored by the state's three major universities—the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University in Raleigh and Duke. It now refers to a six-county metropolitan area and a 13-county state planning region. A 7,000-acre wooded tract of land, 4 miles south of downtown via SR 147, is known as Research Triangle Park and is home to many pharmaceutical and information technology companies.
Visitor InfoDurham Visitor Information Center 212 W. Main St., Suite 101 DURHAM, NC 27701. Phone:(919)687-0288 or (800)446-8604
Things to SeeBennett Place State Historic Site