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Things To Do In Burlington
Company Shops Depot
Sunset Rhythms Concert
Tour The Federal Building
City Parks and Facilities
Burlington Indians Baseball
Ride the Carousel and Train
Canoe Lake Mackintosh
Interesting Places Near Burlington
Company Shops Depot
The Depot, a souvenir of the railroad days, is located in the central business district and served as the arrival and departure point for those traveling by train. Built in the mid-1800’s, the Depot was the hub of activity during the heyday of rail travel. Moved from its original location adjacent to the railroad tracks to its present site in 1978, it now serves as a meeting place for community groups and a site for special events and outdoor concerts. A pictorial in the activity room contains portraits of notable residents and depicts significant events that occurred in 1893, the City’s date of incorporation, and each of the decades during its first century of existence. Painted by Rodney Moser, the murals were commissioned and presented in 1993.
Delight In A Wonderful Play At The Paramount Theatre
Opened in 1929 as the Grand Theatre, the Paramount has provided entertainment and culture opportunities for the people of Burlington for over 70 years. Following a renovation and restoration effort by the City of Burlington with contributions from the Alamance County Arts Council and corporate supporters, the Paramount reopened on February 18, 1998.
Since then, the theatre has played host to hundreds of events, plays, musicals, concerts, and gospel performances, business and community meetings, travelogues, and classic movies.
Spacious yet intimate, the theatre seats 398 patrons in close proximity to the stage. Musicians have praised the facility as acoustically warm, making for a truly enjoyable for the audience.
The Paramount box office is open weekdays from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and one hour prior to any ticketed event. Credit card reservations may be made 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling 336-222-TIXS.
Find Yourself In One Of Our Parks Enjoying A Sunset Rhythms Concert
Pack a picnic dinner and visit the Sunset Rhythms outdoor concert series. Concerts are held May through August. Call the City of Burlington for a schedule 336-222-5000.
Tour The Federal Building Downtown On Spring Street
Anchored at the southeast corner of Spring Street is the 1937 Federal Building. This building is a typical Depression-era government structure that reflects the limited negative impact of the Depression on Burlington, which was sustained by its thriving textile industry. Also, housed in the Federal Building are two beautiful paintings that belong to the federal government. To view these paintings call Michael Moore to schedule and appointment at 336-436-6453.
Enjoy The Fireworks In City Park
Take a blanket or lawn chair and find a spot on the famous hill at City Part and enjoy a spectacular fireworks display beginning just after the sun goes down. Fireworks are displayed for Forth of July and Halloween
Burlington City Park & Facilities
Five athletic fields, an amusement area featuring an extensive playground and courtyard, & the Historical Carousel, a walking track Twelve lighted tennis courts, a year-round aquatics facility, Thataways, a state-of-the-art youth center, three enclosed shelters with grills, two open air shelters with grills, picnic tables throughout the park, a peaceful stream which winds its way through the park, and a greenway.
Attend A Burlington Indians Baseball Game
Burlington also caters to a Rookie Advanced Minor League Baseball team. The Burlington Indians play their home games throughout the summer at the Burlington Athletic Stadium (opened in 1958) located at Fairchild Park. The Indians are a division of the Cleveland Indians. The stadium is one of the best parks in the Appalachian league. For information on the Burlington Indians please call the stadium office at 336-222-0223 or check it out on the web at
Ride The Carousel And Train At The City Park
The Burlington City Park Carousel is a three-row Dentzel Menagerie Carousel built around 1906-1910 at eh Dentzel Carousel Company on Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Carousel was purchased by the City of Burlington for $3,500.00 the summer of 1948 from Mr. Carl Utoff the owner of Forest Amusement Park in Genoa, Ohio. Mr. Utoff purchased the machine in or around 1924 from Locust Point Amusement Park in Oak Harbor, Ohio.
There are 46 hand-carved wooden animals including 26 horses, four ostriches, rabbits, and pigs; reindeer, giraffes, lions and tigers, and two chariots. These animals are hand-carved out of bass and poplar wood and are a hollow series of boxes and wood pieces glued together with hide glue into the basic shape, and then carved by hand. The Dentzel carvers were noted for their realism with the carving of the veins and muscles of the animals. The eyes are made of glass with true pupils, and the tails are real horse hair.
The existing train in Burlington City Park has been around since about 1978/1979. The first train, a G-16 was purchased by the Burlington Kiwanis Club in 1951. Each member of the club went to a local bank and singed a promissory note. The original train was installed and opened in 1951. Today’s train looks nothing like the original. Repairs for the first train became costly when the manufacturing company went out of business. Parts had to be custom made. City staff members began looking for a replacement, and in 1978/1979 a new train was purchased. When the current train was installed workers left the original rails when new ones were constructed. They are visible today.
Canoe Of Kayak Lake Mackintosh
The Burlington Recreation & Parks Department operates four marinas on three lakes. The public may utilize the lakes through boating, sailing, skiing, fishing (from the bank and boats), picnicking sites, and walking, biking and jogging trails. Rent a boat, canoe, or kayak at Lake Mackintosh early in the morning as the sun rises and pass by the shorelines viewing birds of prey and animals on wonder. Call for details 336-222-5030
The Burlington Aquatics Center (BAC) is a state-of-the-art year round aquatics facility open to the public. With a zero entry to a diving well, a frog slide and lap lane, the BAC offers a wide array of activity for the entire family. The center is a 300,000 gallon pool with a bubble enclosure for year round use. Individuals seeking water therapy, exercise, or lessons will find the BAC the place for their needs.
Interesting Places near Burlington
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Alamance Battleground State Historic Site
is the site of a pre-Revolutionary War battle between farmers and militiamen. It has a filmstrip / slide presentation, a small museum, and an example of an 18th Century Alamance area home. It is located on Highway 62, 6 miles south of Interstate 85/40, Exit 143.
Alamance Historical Museum
A small museum dedicated to the history of Alamance County. It is located on Highway 62, 5 miles south of Interstate 85/40, Exit 143.
Cedarock Park and Historical Farm
Cedarock Park and Historical Farm is a small historical farm and large, rural park. Complete with trails, a waterfall, a fishing lake, and 2 disc golf courses, it is located about 1/2 mile off of Highway 49, about 6 miles south of Interstate 85/40, Exit 145.
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