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About GreensboroGreensboro, which forms an urban triangle known as the “Triad” with Winston-Salem and High Point, is located in the heart of central North Carolina's scenic Piedmont region. The city is steeped in Revolutionary War and Civil War history and also has strong ties to the civil rights movement.

The Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts, 300 N. Elm St., is set to open in 2020. Broadway Series shows and Greensboro Symphony concerts will be featured.

One notable Greensboro native was William Sydney Porter (O. Henry), whose short stories are considered American classics.

The Greensboro Grasshoppers play class A minor league baseball at First National Bank Field, 408 Bellemeade St., April through September; phone (336) 268-2255. They are a farm team for the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Greensboro Swarm play basketball with the NBA G League at The Fieldhouse at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. The Carolina Cobras (2018 NAL champs) play indoor arena football April through August as part of the National Arena League at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. The Wyndham Championship, since 1938, is one of the oldest tournaments on the PGA Tour. It is held in August at the Sedgefield Country Club.

Visitor Centers Greensboro Area Convention & Visitors Bureau 2411 W. Gate City Blvd. Greensboro, NC 27403. Phone:(336)274-2282 or (800)344-2282

ShoppingDowntown Greensboro has a hub of local shops including antiques, art, books, clothing, eateries and home furnishings. Four Seasons Town Centre, off I-40 at Pinecroft Rd. and Koury Blvd., has more than 100 stores, including Dillard's, H&M and JCPenney. Among the more than 100 stores at Friendly Center, Green Valley Rd. and W. Friendly Ave., are Belk, Macy's and Sears. The Shops at Friendly Center, Hobbs Rd. and W. Friendly Ave., include Chico's, J. Crew and Talbots.

Things to Do Blandwood Mansion

Bog Garden

Gateway Gardens

Greensboro Arboretum

Greensboro Children's Museum

Greensboro History Museum

Greensboro Science Center

GUILFORD COURTHOUSE NATIONAL MILITARY PARK see place listing

International Civil Rights Center & Museum

The Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden

University Galleries (Mattye Reed and H.C. Taylor Galleries)

Weatherspoon Art Museum

Wet 'n Wild Emerald Pointe Water Park

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Greensboro, NC

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204 Centreport Dr. Greensboro, NC 27409

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3121 W Gate City Blvd. Greensboro, NC 27407

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