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American Tobacco Historic District

318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701-2883
+1 919-433-1567
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Lovely place for relaxing walk or cycle

I was in North Carolina on a visit last year and was luck enough to go walking on the tobacco trail... read more

Reviewed yesterday
maryannemcdermott100
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County Tipperary, Ireland
Beautiful job!

This campus was once the home of a cigarette manufacturing giant, and its revived look pays homage... read more

Reviewed yesterday
c5mjb
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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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“water tower” (14 reviews)
“durham bulls” (31 reviews)
LOCATION
318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701-2883
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+1 919-433-1567
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"lucky strike"
in 27 reviews
"water tower"
in 14 reviews
"durham bulls"
in 31 reviews
"water features"
in 13 reviews
"rushing water"
in 4 reviews
"interesting area"
in 4 reviews
"summer concerts"
in 3 reviews
"river flowing"
in 3 reviews
"an ice skating rink"
in 3 reviews
"re purposing"
in 4 reviews
"baseball stadium"
in 8 reviews
"grab a bite"
in 3 reviews
"restored area"
in 3 reviews
"mellow mushroom"
in 7 reviews
"great place to walk"
in 5 reviews
"the performing arts center"
in 4 reviews
"outdoor entertainment"
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank maryannemcdermott100
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Reviewed yesterday

This campus was once the home of a cigarette manufacturing giant, and its revived look pays homage to that history while bringing new life and purpose to the buildings and grounds. It is bounded by the Durham Bulls Athletic Park (DBAP) and the award-winning Durham...More

Thank c5mjb
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice pathways and water features throughout these old tobacco warehouses and factories. Very close to the Bulls stadium and the convention center.

Thank Sean M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed the quaint shops and food at the American Tobacco Historic District. I got a good burger but I can't remember the shop name. I would go back again and the prices were great.

Thank Deborah B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice repurposing of the old buildings. Beautiful space. Parking is an issue due to other competing activities. Will be better when it's further developed.

Thank TStan91
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The American Tobacco District wasn't anything that you would be wowed by when first seeing it. However, the fact is that all of the buildings that formerly held work space for the tobacco industry have been beautifully re-purposed. There is a theater, several restaurants, art...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was very impressed by the appearance of the American Tobacco complex. They turned the brick architecture of the old factory into a unique aesthetic. The smokestack and the water tower look iconic, and they also put a soothing waterfall and river in the middle...More

Thank Juan L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's always something fun going on here .Lots of great space for outdoor lovers and fantastic food!

Thank Car0linagirl82
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restored district (along with Lucky Strike water tower ad smokestack) are fun to explore. The historic character of the buildings exteriors has been maintained and preserved while creating many small niches for businesses and the arts. The water channel is beautiful, especially sitting in...More

Thank RGS318
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

A lovely urban experience, with history and water and restored old buildings. Lots of opportunities to stop in stores.

Thank Ann N
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sunshine112093
3 May 2018|
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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
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mistygh
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?
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browndogtrvlr
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!
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