Family Entertainment Tour in Greensboro, Greensboro (Self Guided)

Greensboro has many activities for the entire family, including shops, bakeries, cafes, parks and playgrounds. Its numerous art galleries and studios, as well as the Greensboro Children’s Museum, are wonderful attractions for kids of all ages. Take the following tour to discover the best in Greensboro’s family-friendly locations.
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Family Entertainment Tour in Greensboro Map

Guide Name: Family Entertainment Tour in Greensboro
Guide Location: USA » Greensboro (See other walking tours in Greensboro)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Author: ellen
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KimBees Southern Gourmet Traditions

1) KimBees Southern Gourmet Traditions

KimBees Southern Gourmet Traditions is a unique shop specializing in bottled teas, including lemon-raspberry, almond and loose-leaf teas. It also features delicious cheese soufflé, freshly-baked pound cake, savory sandwiches, smoothies, muffins and the superb Juanita's Croissants, prepared according to a family recipe. KimBees Southern Gourmet Traditions is also an award-winning participant in world tea expositions.
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Center City Park

2) Center City Park

Center City Park, Greensboro’s most popular place for family entertainment and outdoor events, is located between North Davie and North Elm Streets. Officially opened in 2006, this park features many beautiful works by talented local artists, including fountains, beautiful sculptures, pottery, metalwork, granite and bronze benches. Its beautiful landscaping and lovely atmosphere attracts both locals and visitors to this park.
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The Art House

3) The Art House

The Art House, a gallery and studio, displays a diverse collection of work by Greensboro artists, including ones created by co-owner Tracey J. Marshall. Professional teachers are on staff as well, providing art lessons for children or anyone who loves to create.
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Greensboro Children's Museum

4) Greensboro Children's Museum (must see)

The Greensboro Children's Museum, a favorite place of local kids, was founded in 1999 on North Church Street. Featuring over twenty permanent exhibits and a large outdoor area, its aim is to entertain children while educating them on a variety of fascinating subjects.

Operation Hours: Monday: 9 am - 12 pm; Tuesday - Thursday: 9 am - 5 pm; Friday: 9 am - 8 pm; Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm; Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm;
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Mattye Reed African Heritage Center

5) Mattye Reed African Heritage Center

The Mattye Reed African Heritage Center features one of the largest collections of African art and artifacts in the United States. Founded in the 1960s, its collection includes cultural items from over thirty African nations, including sculptures, masks, figurines, textiles and musical instruments. Besides its permanent collection, temporary exhibitions and special events can be found here as well. It is located in the Dudley Building of A&T State University and is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Walking Tours in Greensboro, North Carolina

Create Your Own Walk in Greensboro

Create Your Own Walk in Greensboro

Creating your own self-guided walk in Greensboro is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Greensboro Architecture Tour

Greensboro Architecture Tour

The architectural styles of Greensboro’s buildings include Romanesque, Neoclassical, Gothic, Colonial Revival, Modernist and Post-Modern designs. Many of them date back to the last two centuries and a number of them are included in the National Register of Historic Places. Take the following tour to discover Greensboro’s architectural treasures.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 km
Greensboro Cultural Venues Tour

Greensboro Cultural Venues Tour

Greensboro contains many cultural venues exhibiting local art, crafts, music and theater performances, which are highly appreciated by residents and visitors. You will find unique collections in its galleries and museums, as well as major cultural events in its arenas. Take the following tour to better acquaint yourself with the cultural life of Greensboro.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
Greensboro Places of Worship Walk

Greensboro Places of Worship Walk

Greensboro is home to a number of architecturally stunning churches, many of them built in the last century. Besides serving as a place of worship, the city’s churches regularly host musical and other cultural events. Take the following tour to discover Greensboro’s best places of worship.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 km
Greensboro Religious Buildings Tour

Greensboro Religious Buildings Tour

Many of Greensboro’s religious buildings are stunning works of architecture, several of them over one hundred years old. Among the city’s treasures you will find the beautiful First Presbyterian Church, designed in the Gothic style. Discover Greensboro’s most unforgettable religious buildings in the following tour.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Greensboro Museums and Galleries Tour

Greensboro Museums and Galleries Tour

Greensboro, established in 1808, has witnessed much history, which is reflected in the city’s museums. Greensboro boasts numerous art galleries displaying the works of prominent local artists, including watercolor, oil painting, sculpture, graphics, etchings and more. If you want to become better acquainted with the cultural life and history of Greensboro, visit its fabulous museums and...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
Greensboro Downtown Statues and Monuments Walk

Greensboro Downtown Statues and Monuments Walk

Greensboro is where the American Civil Rights Movement began, something immortalized in the city’s numerous monuments and statues. Greensboro is also where famous writer O. Henry was born. In this city you will find additional public artwork, sculptures and monuments to distinguished American figures. Take the following tour to discover the most fascinating statues and monuments Greensboro has...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Greensboro for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Greensboro has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Greensboro, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.