Greensboro to Cape Fear
May 29, 2008 7:18 PM   Subscribe

NorthCarolinaFilter: A friend is traveling between Greensboro and Cape Fear and back again - They would love to hear some ideas on what to see? what to do?

Especially interested in any recommendations of the historical variety (museums, tours, etc.).

Alternatively, suggestions or tips on interesting ecological or sustainability projects in this region would also be welcome - also, social justice projects.

posted by jammy to Travel & Transportation (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: The NC State Zoo is a pretty good way to spend a day. Also, in Pittsboro, there is the Carnivore Preservation Trust, which is a refuge for large cats that have been confiscated from people who were keeping them illegally.
posted by Maxwell_Smart at 8:46 PM on May 29, 2008

Stop in Chapel Hill around lunch or dinner time. Go to the Rathskeller on Franklin St.

Order the Lasagna. Bask in it's cheesy goodness.
posted by device55 at 11:32 PM on May 29, 2008

Bad news -- the Rat is closed. But the USS North Carolina Battleship Memorial in Wilmington is always a great time!
posted by Shoggoth at 5:52 AM on May 30, 2008

Well that'll teach me not to visit for years.
posted by device55 at 7:48 AM on May 30, 2008

If they're going through Chapel Hill and have some cash to spend on dinner, they should stop at Lantern. They place a lot of emphasis on using local, sustainable ingredients, and they've been in basically every food mag in the US. They could also tour (or just explore) UNC while in Chapel Hill; it's the oldest* public uni in the country, so there's your history.

*Well, first to open its doors. Whatever.

(The Rathskeller died a slow and horrible death. It was really, really atrocious by the time it closed.)
posted by showbiz_liz at 9:51 AM on May 30, 2008

Response by poster: that Carnivore Preservation Trust place looks amazing - thanks for that "Agent 86"

another question: anyone know of anything in Greensboro that deals with the civil rights sit-ins of 1960?
posted by jammy at 3:32 PM on May 30, 2008

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