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THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE—TRIAD NC | VOLUME 14—ISSUE 1 14 TRIAD LIVING In historic Bethabara Park in Winston-Salem costumed guides lead groups on narrative walks through the grounds. The Paul J. Ciener Botanical Gardens in Kernersville features 15 gardens showcasing 1,300 diferent kinds of plants. Collegiate and minor league sports keep fans busy all year round from baseball in the spring, football in the fall and basketball in the winter. Sports and tournaments are big business in the region that birthed the ACC conference headquarters. NASCAR fans gather at Bowman Gray Stadium, one of stock car racing's most legendary venues and referred to as NASCAR's longest- running weekly race track. WSSU football is also played at the stadium. Baseball fans watch the Dash minor league baseball team play in Winston-Salem and the Greensboro Grasshoppers in Greensboro. The Carolina Dynamos heat up the feld when soccer takes the stage at Bryan Park. Getting on the green is always popular. Area golf courses and driving ranges bring seasoned professionals and amateurs for a day on public and private courses. Attention turns to the pros when the PGA Wyndham golf tournament comes to Greensboro each August. Golf is always on the agenda at nearby Pinehurst and its championship courses that bring in thousands of visitors and players each year. In the summer, kids and adults head to area pools and water parks like Wet n' Wild Emerald Pointe to cool of. To watch aquatic sports, swim enthusiasts head to the Greensboro Aquatic Center where competitive swimming, water polo, synchronized swimming and other unique sports are held. A short car ride away is Charlotte's U.S. National Whitewater Center. Performing art venues, live theater, music venues, speaker series, and festivals tell the Triad's story with visual arts and the spoken word. On Friday night events, gallery crawls highlight regional and national artists. Museums tell the Triad's story in a variety of ways. The Old Salem Museum and Gardens take visitors back to days of the Winston-Salem's Moravian roots; the ACC Hall of Champions showcases hoop history through interactive displays, unique exhibits and multi-purpose program space. In High Point, the Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library is likened to a museum. The largest furniture specialty library in the world has rare book collection published since 1640 and original works of 18th century furniture masters. Commercial air travel to and from the region is easy thanks to the presence of the Piedmont Triad International Airport. Charter and freight air service is available at Smith Reynolds airport in Winston-Salem and Burlington- Alamance Regional Airport. []

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