Known as the "City of Medicine," Durham was named after Bartlett Durham in the 1800’s. This city is also called the Bull City, since John Green of the Blackwell Tobacco Company named his product “Bull” Durham Tobacco. It seems that a bull was used as its logo, which Mr. Green mistakenly thought was produced in Durham, England.
Located in Durham County, this city is home to Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and the famous professional sports team, the Durham Bulls International League baseball team. In 1988, the movie "Bull Durham" highlights the players and the fans of the Durham Bulls. The film is No. 55 on Bravo's 100 Funniest Movies.
Exciting things to see and do in Durham include the Museum of Life and Science, Magic Wings Butterfly House and Bayer CropScience Insectarium, the Durham Bulls Baseball Club, Bull City Carriage Company, and more.
Brightleaf Square is a shopping center located in the heart of downtown, which was made out of two abandoned tobacco warehouses. The Carolina Theatre was also refurburished as a showcase for movies and live performances.
Some celebrated restaurants include Amélia Café, Fishmonger's Restaurant and Oyster Bar, and Foster's Market.