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Brightleaf Square

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Address: 905 West Main St, Durham, NC 27701
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+1 919-682-9229

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After visit the campus head to the square.

Brightleaf Square is a great place to land after a four hour visit to the campus. Quaint retail shops will satisfy your shopping urges especially the 1940's bookstore where you go... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 July 2016
Stephen F
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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durham, nc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

I love going to Brightleaf for their Friday night music. Free, lots of people watching, dancing, folks from all walks of life-- adds up to a lot of fun and some great music. Grab dinner and drinks from one of the restaurants and make a night of it.

Thank Teresa E
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Not much here, a couple of restaurants but definitely not happening on a Saturday afternoon. Upside, on Saturday, free parking.

1 Thank bostontodc
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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247 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Brightleaf Square is a great place to land after a four hour visit to the campus. Quaint retail shops will satisfy your shopping urges especially the 1940's bookstore where you go back in time but can find unusual books. There are many good restaurants to choose from so you will not go hungry. This is always a treat for our... More 

Thank Stephen F
Durham, North Carolina
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I love bright leaf square, especially Friday nights in the summer. It is very enjoyable to have a cocktail, relax and listen to whatever band is playing that night. You also a a large variety of restaurants to choose from. It is fun for all age.

Thank Barbara B
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201 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

this is a great little area in Durham, Brightleaf side of the street is fun and lively, but the Peabody side is quirky and novel. Make sure you get to Parker and Otis, this is one of the quirkiest little general store I have seen in a long time, with a coffee bar, small restaurant, groceries and wine store this... More 

Thank Z3386OZdanielc
El Cerrito, California
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28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

You find these kinds of developments in most cities now - what's odd about this place is that there's very little inside the pretty brick buildings. Few shops, a few reataurants, that's it (including no people). Yes, it felt like the surface of the sun outside so no surprises in the absence of Square life outside...no reason for that absence... More 

Thank Booger62
Swansboro, North Carolina
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Nice collection of shops and cafes for a stroll and a bite to eat.Well done restoration of what looks like old warehouses. Interesting architecture! Doesn't take very long to see unless you stay to eat.

Thank Dennis B
North Carolina
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99 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

If you're looking for lots of shops and things going on you're going to be disappointed. There are just a few restaurants and smaller shops in a nicely restored area. We spent about 10 minutes there - I wasn't displeased with my visit, but felt we'd seen all we wanted to in that time. Easy walk back to downtown or,... More 

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High Point, North Carolina
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243 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

This is a really cool place to browse & buy one of a kind things you don't see in any strip mall. They even have performances in the courtyard.

Thank Mike D
Valparaiso, Indiana
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69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

Most of the stores were not open when i went. The big one across the street was great. The square was really nice for walking around but was mostly restaurants and art galleries. So just not what I was looking for. The place is very nicely restored and would be a great for an evening of dinning out side.

Thank MadDogTraveler

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