Clarion Hotel Airport
415 Swing Road
Greensboro, NC 27409
Phone: (336) 299-7650
Fax: (336) 854-9146
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.
Spend a relaxing day out with your family as you visit All-A-Flutter Butterfly Farm. This place is known to house different species of colorful and beautiful butterflies. This place is a great picnic spot to take your little ones to, and gives information of the life of the beautiful insect.
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.
Deep River Friends Meeting House and Cemetery is one of the foremost cemeteries across the Guilford County. Though the earliest marking dates back to 1803, this cemetery is deemed to be in existence much before that. The Deep River Friends Memorial Association preserves and maintains this historical burying ground.
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.
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.
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.
Adjacent to the Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden, this historic park is named after the Presbyterian minister and a self-trained physician. On this particular site back in 1767. he opened up an academy for young men. All told, Caldwell once owned these 550 acres where his home and academy used to stand in Greensboro, and where the park now sits. This history of this land is synonymous with Greensboro.
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.
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.
During the Revolutionary War, the park grounds were the site of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, and is now recognized as a National Historical Landmark. Country Park has two fishing lakes, a leash-free dog park, hiking trails, playgrounds, paddle boats, and picnic areas, all of which have disabled access. Besides being a great spot for a family gathering or a date, the park also hosts charity walks and runs throughout the year for various organizations. Since vehicles are not allowed in the park on weekdays, holidays, and after 4:15pm on weekdays, a tram service provides transportation to the park during those times. Visitors will find the Guilford County Veterans' Memorial inside the park. The park is open daily from 8am until dusk.
Back during the Revolutionary War the battle for Guilford Courthouse was fought, with Major General Nathanael Greene and his men trying to defend the land against the British and German allies led by Lord Charles Cornwallis. Eventually Corwallis and his troops forced Greene to retreat, before Corwallis himself eventually surrendered to George Washington. Today, the grounds stand as a memorial to America's history as well as to the world at large with 28 monuments all around the park.