Quality Inn & Suites Coliseum
2112 West Meadowview Road
Greensboro, NC 27403
Phone: (336) 292-2020
Fax: (336) 852-3476
The Greensboro Arboretum is more than just a beautiful park complete with wedding gazebo, a fountain, arbor and bridges, though those features in and of themselves make the grounds worth a visit. What makes the arboretum extra special is that it provides a wealth of information for landscape designers or people who simply want some ideas for their garden. The property's 17 acres (6.88 hectares) have been split into 12 plant collections, grouped together based on plant size, species, optimum growing conditions, or blossoming times. The grounds also contain a butterfly garden, exceptional rose garden, rhododendron garden, and walking trails.
Extant since 1891, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro was founded by Charlie Duncan McIver in order to create more educational opportunities for women. It is also one of the founding universities of the University of North Carolina system. The campus contains 30 academic buildings, sprawls over 210 lush acres and plays host to numerous cultural events, sporting events, lecture series and conferences.
Hester Park is a paradise for sporty family fun. The grounds contain sand volleyball courts, soccer and football fields available for rent, 11 tennis courts, horseshoe pits, trails, and playgrounds. Picnic sites and grills will keep the family fed between events. Fishing lakes and piers are available for public use as well, with one pier designed for disabled access. The park can also accommodate weddings under the wedding gazebo. Hester Park is open from 8am until dusk.
The largest water park in the Carolinas, Emerald Pointe Water Park is the perfect spot to cool off during the hot summer months. Bring the whole family here and take advantage of the 36 fun and thrilling rides located here. This park is so large, the rides and pools here contain a combined 3 million gallons of water. And if you get tired out from all of your fun on the water slides, there is an abundance of lounge chairs and shaded areas to sit back and relax away from the hot sunshine.
What was once home to North Carolina Governor John Motley Morehead is now a National Historical Landmark and tourist attraction. The building's history began even before the founding of the city with it being built in 1795, then in 1844 architect Alexander Jackson Davis began a prototype Italianate style villa for the governor and eventually finished in 1846. It is one of the oldest standing Italianate structures in all of the United States. Tours are early morning and afternoons from Tuesday through Sunday.
Greensboro is a vibrant city that is continually growing. It is a hub of activity ranging from sporting events, cultural activities, concerts and community happenings with many of the local colleges and universities playing a central role in contributing to the city's atmosphere. Winston-Salem is less than an hour away and is worth checking out if you're in the area.
Located near the Bicentennial Garden, The Bog Garden gives visitors a rare chance to walk through the wetlands via an elevated walkway. Visitors will be surrounded by lush green vistas - a welcome escape from the sights and sounds of the city. The nature preserve contains a multitude of local flora and fauna, and the notable attractions in the park are the Dr. Joe Christian Serenity Falls and the Starmount Farms Lake Overlook. About a mile of trails wind through the park, and bicycles are strictly prohibited.
The West Market Street Union Methodist Church stands stern as the foremost church in the city of Greensboro in North Carolina. Its construction dates back to 1893, and the structure elegantly traces the Romanesque and the Richardsonian Romanesque styles of architecture. It stands listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It welcomes individuals sans any discrimination.
The goal and lasting mission of the International Civil Rights Center and Museum is to educate future generations, and also not let anyone forget Greensboro's as well as the nation's struggle for Civil Rights. Everything that began with the sit-in protest of the Woolworth-lunch counter 1960 by four young North Carolina A&T State College students and every battle in-between is chronicled inside these walls. This is truly an inspiring monument to history.
Celebration Station is the perfect place for a fun outing. The amusement park contains an arcade with over 100 games, bumper boats, go-karts, mini-golf, rides and batting cages. Entrance to the park is free, and prices for each activity differ. A minimum height requirement applies to some of the attractions. Rates for large groups are available, and birthday packages include a meal in the on-site restaurant.
The Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden was created by Greensboro Beautiful, Inc. in conjunction with the Greensboro Parks & Recreation Department. Greensboro Beautiful is a nonprofit organization dedicated to maintaining and enhancing Greensboro's natural beauty, and in 1976 created the Bicentennial Garden with that purpose in mind. Sculptures of historical interest are placed throughout the park, and the flowering trees, lush greenery, and flowing stream create an idyllic setting for a romantic or family outing. This public garden is open daily from dawn until dusk, and is available for weddings.
William Sydney Porter, better known as O. Henry, is Greensboro's best known and most celebrated writer. His hometown has honored him with this impressive three-piece statue. Located on a prominent downtown corner, the bronze statue features a sculpture of the author, a large book of his stories and even a depiction of his small dog. There is no twist ending here, just a great place to snap a picture in front of one of Greensboro's favorite sons.