Trip Planner:   USA  /  North Carolina  /  Durham  /  Sightseeing  /  Duke University

Duke University, Durham

(4.6/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web)
Home of the Blue Devils, Duke University has about 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students and a world-class faculty helping to expand the frontiers of knowledge. The university has a strong commitment to applying knowledge in service to society, both near its North Carolina campus and around the world.
Use our Durham vacation planner to visit Duke University on your trip to Durham, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Source
Create a full Durham itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Durham

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Durham by other users

16 days in North Carolina BY A USER FROM BRAZIL November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Durham BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Durham BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in North Carolina BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in North Carolina BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in North Carolina BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in North Carolina BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in North Carolina BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Durham BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Durham BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Durham BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Durham BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • We drove up from Atlanta to watch Duke play Wake Forest. We've seen them play at Georgia Tech and on TV but wanted the "Duke" experience. They did NOT disappoint. The Campus is a true mixture of archi...  more »
  • I was happy to share a tour of the university campus with family from out of town. The old buildings and the chapel are not what you typically find in the area! We'd just come from the Duke Homestead ...  more »
  • I would definitely come back to the same Inn and see the same Gardens during their prime season. There are walking pathways and sculptures to see all the time,  more »
Google
  • My nostalgia for this place is off the charts--just wish I could have known then what I know now so that I could have much better appreciated my experience, the professors, the courses and the life knowledge that I learned in the 1970s. The constellations of memories I have are bitterly sweet as I remember those who I knew who are deceased. My consolation is that I studied comparative religion and therefore I learned that memories may in fact survive the death of the physical body, and I learned that storehouses of memories may exist that link us back--hook us back up with--those experiences and beings who many would say are gone.
  • One of the more picturesque campuses in the country. Beautiful architecture, Duke chapel, the gardens, Cameron indoor and tons of new building going on including a new Medical school and some serious additions to the Medical center. The libraries on campus all offer a unique charm and they've added a number of coffee shops that make studying even more caffeinated! A beautiful afternoon walk and a great place to people watch if you've got a chance. Love the local vendors that reside near the student union building and west campus fields are great for intramural sports. Overall, an incredible place!
  • Duke University is one of the best universities in the country and the world. Truly a world-class institution of higher learning, this prestigious university is world-renowned for its social and academic impact and its beautiful campus. Decent basketball team, too!
  • One the most prestigious and rigorous universitiy.Definitely ranks top 10 in the country.Great Basketball and represents the best of North Carolina
  • When I get older I'd love to play football here