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Other stuff to do in NC after Vintage


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Looking for some local knowledge. My wife arranged a business meeting in Greensboro for the Tuesday after Vintage at Salem. Any suggestions for what we should do Sunday and Monday? Looks like Hatteras is a 5-6 hour drive each way then 12 hours home on Tuesday. Yikes! Any other suggestions?

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Don't know what ur into, but some sugestions; acouple of vineyards are close, Childress in Lexington, others. If u like Nascar there's the rcr/earnhart shop and museum in Welcome and more afew miles south in Mooresville. There is a Casino in Cherokee, but that;s 3 hours away. also near Cherokee is Biltmore house which has a garden show this time of year. Biltmore was the mansion in hanible movie. Blue ridge parkway is a nice drive and soco mountain rd is a blast when its not too busy. tale of the dragon is about 5 hrs away (2 hrs from casino area) its posibally the best drivers road in n america. if u don't want to drive so far pilot mountain is close and interesting. if u like bar be que, Lexington has a particular type of roasted pork that is well known nationally. old towne and bethesba has some historic revolutionary war sites and greenboro has guilford courthouse battleground. (battle in Mel Gibson movie "patriot" was loosely based on this battle.

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that weekend--belive there's one at Charlotte; also check VIR's schedule.

For more cultural things, there's an excellent art museum in Raleigh, and one on the Duke campus. At Duke there's also the chapel (seats 2200, 212 foot bell tower) and the Sarah P. Duke gardens.

If you're a military history buff, there's a Revolutionary War battlefield near Greensboro, and Civil War sites all over the place.

I'm sure the NC residents will chime in with more.

cheers

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Do check VIRs schedule,there's a big Ford event there for the weekend. I'm leaving W-S Sunday am & going there to meet up with a couple of friends.

Also 15 miles or so from VIR in Danville Va there's the world's largest tank museum if you're interested in military history.

If you have kids with you, the Eno River State Park is neat & so is the Durham Life & Science Museum.

Foreign Cars Italia is just off the interstate in Greensboro in case you'd like to go kick the tires on $300K cars.

Old Salem is worth touring.

I could go on but I'll defer to others' suggestions.

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We moved out west from Eastern NC last year.

If your wife isnt tired of BMW stuff, the factory in Spartanburg, SC is 129 miles away. You can arrange a factory tour in advance. http://www.bmwusfactory.com/ That's very impressive.

There's the North Carolina transportation museum in Spencer, NC http://www.nctrans.org/, which is probably 30-45 mins from Greensboro. They have trains (including a roundhouse full of locomotives that you can climb on) airplanes, and cars.

You might be able to find a plantation tour in the Greensboro area. We took friends to visit the Stagville Plantation in Durham http://www.stagville.org/. It was the largest plantation in NC before the civil war, and one of the largest in the south. Quite different from the romance of Gone With The Wind.

Don't forget the bbq. We miss it out here.

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If you like baseball, both Winston-Salem and Greensboro have top notch minor league parks.

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I haven't visited Childress Vineyards but can tell you their "red" wine wasn't very good (at all!). One of my contractors (big NASCAR / Earnhardt fan) sent us a case of wine from Childress about 2 years ago. I brought a bottle of their "red" wine home. It was horrible - had to pour it out.

IMO, one of the best parts of Western NC is all the wonderful driving roads. The scenery is beautiful.

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