I grew up in Alamance County and must admit I did not realize all this charming town of Graham, North Carolina has to offer until I researched for this article. Whether you’re an unaware native like me or you’re looking for great places to visit in our state, maybe a fun day trip, Graham has something for everyone! This heart of our county also happens to be its capital and is ideally located just off I-40 nestled between Chapel Hill and Greensboro, two other beautiful cities in North Carolina.
Graham has every right to be proud of its art offered through all types of exhibits and beautiful murals that decorate the town. The Captain White House itself is a show stopper all on its own with its sunny yellow charm and big southern front porch and it is home to Alamance Arts. At any given time, you’ll find displays of local, national, and international artists, special events, and classes on everything from painting to knitting. Step off the porch and you’ll arrive at the incredible Children’s Museum of Alamance County where you can play, learn, and exercise your curiosity no matter what your age!
If you enjoy shopping, stroll downtown where it is plentiful along with the cuisines offered by locally owned restaurants. Stop in and unwind at several coffee shops with pastries and locally made ice cream and desserts. And before you head home, catch a movie at the locally owned vintage Graham Cinema where you’ll step back in time without emptying your wallet. I also must note that while downtown is a center attraction, you can drive a few blocks in any direction and find even more wonderful restaurants and shops, definitely a place you can spend your day!
I have only been able to skim the surface here so be sure to visit the links below to see the exciting list of events offered in Graham ranging from outdoor concerts and festivals to movies in the park, a youth fishing day, and even an ice-skating rink on occasion! And if nature is more your thing, you have six parks to choose from filled with walking trails, picnic areas, playgrounds and challenge courses, even places to fish, boat, and jet ski.
There is just no excuse to sit at home or not hop off I-40 when you can visit Graham and find our own adventure any day of the week!
By Tracey Ebert
Just a Crazy Girl and a native of Alamance County
Want to know what’s happening and all there is to do in Graham? Visit the links below to learn more. Just a note, there is an upcoming Love Graham Festival coming in March 2020, a great chance to learn even more about what makes Graham such a special place!