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INCOMPARABLES What makes Durham unlike any other place? These 6 institutions are unmatched.
S A R A H P. D U K E G A R D E N S u Ranked as Durham’s No.1 “Thing to Do” on TripAdvisor based on more than 1,880 user
reviews. Among its top reviews, the garden’s diversity of flowers and plants, the walkability of its winding paths and its helpful volunteers are often cited. u Winner of the 2018 Experts’ Choice Award from tripexpert.com, a designation based on professional reviews from 85 travel guides, magazines and newspapers. u Named one of five N.C. must-visit gardens in the spring by Trips to Discover. u Winner of the 2018 Golden Leaf People’s Choice Award for its Piedmont Prairie Classroom in the Blomquist Garden of Native Plants, by architect Ellen Cassilly. The award honors the spaces for their excellence in design, preservation and stewardship of the natural and built environment. u Ranked No. 4 in of USA Today’s 10 Best North Carolina Attractions based on a poll of the state’s travel writers and photographers. PHOTO BY ORLA SWIFT
u Captured the 2017 Triple-A National
Championship, a title earned for the second time in the franchise’s history. u Fans set a Guinness World Record when 4,990 attendees wore sweatbands at the themed “Stranger Things Night” on July 13. u Ranked No. 6 among the Top Minor League Ballparks according to Baseball America, which asks broadcasters and scouts across the country to vote on the ballparks they would visit again as fans. u Notable baseball players who played for the team include Chipper Jones, Joe Morgan, Hideki Matsui and Mikie Mahtook. u The first Minor League team in the country to own a brewery, Bull Durham Beer Company, which brews and sells its beer right inside the ballpark. u Also, they have their own somewhat famous movie, “Bull Durham,” starring Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins … you may have heard of it.
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