by Allen J. Sheinman | July 03, 2019

Looking to extend your trip or vacation in Greensboro, N.C.? Take advantage of these local gems as you adventure through the area. 

DON'T SIT ON A PITCHFORK

The next time someone snidely asks, "Were you raised in a barn?," you can blithely answer, "No, but I've eaten in one," provided you visit the Barn Dinner Theater, a top attraction in town since 1964. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat country-style buffet while watching lively shows like the retirement comedy, A Red Plaid Shirt (Aug. 31-Sept. 21).

VINYL IS FOREVER

Even if you ditched your turntable back in the '00s, you'll enjoy perusing the racks at world-famous Hippo Records, where vinyl, both old and classic, still rules, and "spinning a disk" has nothing to do with exercise. Remember trying to parse Bob Dylan's rant on the back of "Highway 61 Revisited"? And what was within that zipper on the Stones' "Sticky Fingers" cover? They're all here!

GRAPHIC TESTIMONY

The Ambleside Gallery features an especially well-curated selection of paintings, sculpture and photography from artists around the globe in a beautifully designed venue. This fall features a show of "Four Women Artists" you'll want to get to know.

DEAD RECKONING

The dearly departed might well make a return visit during the "Nightmares Around Elm Street" tour by Carolina History & Haunts. Explore haunted houses, a 19th-century red-light district and more.