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About DurhamDurham, home of Research Triangle Park, Duke University and North Carolina Central University, is known for excellence in medicine, education, research, technology and industry. Major hospitals, including the Duke University Hospital, and a physician-to-population ratio four times greater than the national average, have incorporated “City of Medicine, USA” into its ever-expanding identity. Even its "tobacco town” reputation is still apt in a way; many of the former tobacco factories and warehouses have been converted into mixed-use developments with shops, local restaurants and condominiums. The American Tobacco Complex remains a major downtown landmark with dining and events. Brightleaf Square is a shopping and dining destination.

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 Centers Durham Visitor Information Center 212 W. Main St., Suite 101 Durham, NC 27701. Phone:(919)687-0288 or (800)446-8604

Things to Do Bennett Place State Historic Site

Duke Homestead State Historic Site and Tobacco Museum

Duke University

Duke University Chapel

Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

Sarah P. Duke Gardens

Historic Stagville

Museum of Life and Science

West Point on the Eno

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Durham, NC

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Hilton Garden Inn-Durham/Southpoint

7007 Fayetteville Rd. Durham, NC 27713

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Residence Inn by Marriott Durham/McPherson Duke University Medical Center Area

1108 W Main St. Durham, NC 27701

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DoubleTree by Hilton-Raleigh-Durham Airport at Research Triangle Park

4810 Page Creek Ln. Durham, NC 27703

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Courtyard by Marriott Durham near Duke University/Downtown

1815 Front St. Durham, NC 27705

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