Greensboro Attractions

If you love museums, shopping and horses, you will love visiting Greensboro, North Carolina! Greensboro lives up to its name, offering lush gardens, science centers, and arboretums. Stroll through the Bog Garden featuring a living wetland ecosystem. History comes alive with museums dedicated to the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and the Civil Rights movement. After a day of sightseeing, visitors flock to the Four Seasons Town Center for delicious dining choices, shopping ventures, or to catch a movie.

Greensboro offers exciting attractions as well, including championship golf courses up for the challenge. Entertainment options abound; take in a sporting event or a concert at the Greensboro Coliseum, splash around at Wet n' Wild Emerald Pointe Water Park located across the street, or enjoy hands-on exhibits at the Children’s Museum. You will find Extended Stay offers a central location making it easy to access all of Greensboro’s fun attractions.

Visitors will be welcomed with Southern hospitality! Feel free to swing by the front desk for any questions you’d like answered, directions to a local museum, or guidance with planning a fun-filled day.

Featured Attractions

Greensboro Children's Museum

If you’re looking for something different to do, stop by the Children’s Museum for hours of endless fun for children (and parents) of all ages. The museum has unlimited exhibits to offer hands-on learning opportunities, including “Creation Station”, where the kids can take their own creations home! Additionally, there is a market, a train depot, a health center, a post-office, a quiet reading area, a building room, and so much more! Don’t miss the Edible Schoolyard, where kids can learn where their food comes from.

The Bog Garden at Benjamin Park

The Bog Garden at Benjamin Park features an elevated boardwalk which meanders through 7 acres of natural wetlands making for a nice relaxing stroll. Navigate stone pathways along a forested hillside, and enjoy the sounds of water at Serenity Falls, a re-circulating waterfall, while viewing many types of plants, birds, and other wildlife inhabiting the garden. You will find the garden is open year-round from sunrise to sunset and best of all, admission is free.

The Bog Garden at Benjamin Park

The Bog Garden at Benjamin Park features an elevated boardwalk which meanders through 7 acres of natural wetlands making for a nice relaxing stroll. Navigate stone pathways along a forested hillside, and enjoy the sounds of water at Serenity Falls, a re-circulating waterfall, while viewing many types of plants, birds, and other wildlife inhabiting the garden. You will find the garden is open year-round from sunrise to sunset and best of all, admission is free.

Greensboro Science Center

Visitors of all ages will want to experience the wonders of an aquarium, zoo, science museum, and 3D theater all in one attraction! In the new Carolina ScQuarim, you will encounter sharks, penguins, otters, stingrays, a fishing cat and other amazing animals from around the world. Dare to get eye-to-eye with tigers, meerkats, monkeys, and crocodiles in Animal Discovery Zoo. Wander through Dinosaur Gallery, take a voyage through the human body, and face extreme weather conditions in the Museum. Feel like you are part of the action while watching amazing 3-D shows in the OmniSphere Theater.

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Restaurants

  • Arby's 0.8 mi
  • Burger King 0.8 mi
  • K&W Cafeterias 0.8 mi
  • Papa John's Pizza 1.0 mi
  • Pavilion 1.1 mi
  • China Garden 1.2 mi
  • Darryl's Wood Fired Grill 2.6 mi
  • Hops Burger Bar 4.7 mi
  • Sticks & Stones Pizza 5.4 mi
  • Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen 7.4 mi

Shopping

  • It's Fashion 0.8 mi
  • Food Lion 1.0 mi
  • Four Seasons Town Centre 2.6 mi
  • Westgate Shopping Center 2.7 mi
  • The Westover Gallery of Shops 7.4 mi
  • Friendly Center 6.6 mi
  • Lawndale Crossing Shopping Center 8.8 mi