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nice district but a bit scary at night

the district is pretty nice during the day. However in the evening the surroundings are a bit scary... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Amazing historical place, peaceful, and well preserved

We went just for a short time there but we had a very pleasing stay. Clean, safe, interesting and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701-2883
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Reviewed 4 days ago

the district is pretty nice during the day. However in the evening the surroundings are a bit scary to walk

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank yuanxiz2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went just for a short time there but we had a very pleasing stay. Clean, safe, interesting and well preserved. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Karina M
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Beautiful place to walk around and there are many photo opportunities here! Lots of history too! No smoking here though...lol!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank trips50rus
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Beautiful renovation of an old industrial area..much of the buildings flavor has been retained...ours was a social event preceding a wedding weekend...the Boiler Room was really cool..food & dancing & drinking of course

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hcohn31
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

I wish every city would transform their abandoned/unused industrial places into something like this! You can go just for a walk, eat at one of the restaurants, visit the Burt’s Bees building.... Undoubtedly a very nice place to spend part of your day!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jessruth
Reviewed 25 September 2018

They have done amazing things with the tobacco district. Restaurants, bars, music, even waterfalls. Very pleasant!

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 7 August 2018

So many great restaurants and places to reklax with the sound of running water off the walls to relax. Don't forget to find the bees ala Bert.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Randy E
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Decided to walk around the American Tobacco Historic District prior to attending a Durham Bulls AAA baseball game. While the district area is relatively small, it is welcoming, safe and great for pictures. Just across the street is the stadium where the Durham Bulls play...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank TomRdf
Reviewed 24 July 2018

With shops, restaurants and a nice area, aesthetic area, this is place to hang out, and wonderful area for photos. I have had family photos taken here, prom pictures and individual pictures. Great backdrops, and it is a great place to go and catch a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank robertaS299PA
Reviewed 17 July 2018

I was in North Carolina on a visit last year and was luck enough to go walking on the tobacco trail and it was lovely, very peaceful with lovely greenery and scents from the different plants and trees. The whole area around the factory is...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank maryannemcdermott100
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Response from Z8554KFlisah | Reviewed this property |
Some other things to see in Durham would be: - Duke's West Campus with the beautiful chapel and Gothic architecture - Downtown which has become quite the hip place with lots of great restaurants - Catch a game at the Durham... More
29 January 2018|
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Response from TravelledTheWorld01 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, can’t answer that. Maybe an issue with the utility company? Burst water main or something?
3 November 2017|
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Response from IAmEve7 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, as long as they're leashed, dogs may walk in the general area; however of course not in restaurants, shops, or in the stadium. Bring 'pick-up' bags!