Originally founded as the town of “Company Shops” in 1854, this city began as a center of railroad repair and maintenance shops. For three decades, the city thrived with the railroad, but when that industry faltered in 1886, the town changed both its focus and its name – to Burlington. The textile industry then gained momentum here – so much so that it became known as “The Hosiery Center of the South.” The company of Burlington Mills was chartered in 1923; it went on to become Burlington Industries, the largest textile manufacturing firm in the world! The city of Burlington is understandably proud of its interesting, impressive, and admirable heritage.
While in Burlington, there are plenty of fun and interesting things to do and places to go. History buffs will be intrigued by taking a walking tour of historic sites, including the Alamance County Historical Museum and Alamance Battleground State Historic Site. Shoppers will delight in finding great bargains and just what they are looking for at stores and boutiques. Visitors can enjoy an outdoor concert, attend a theatrical production, go golfing, biking, hiking, swimming, and picnicking in the park. The Conservators’ Center is a haven for wild animals, with a focus on education, conservation, and rescue. While there, the entire family can experience the excitement of watching wolves romp through the woods, looking a tiger in the eye, and feeling – not just hearing – the roar of 20 lions! To see hand-carved lion animals – including lions, horses, pigs, and giraffes – head on over to City Park to view the Dentzel Menagerie Carousel, which was built in 1910. At the end of the day, relax with a delicious meal and a refreshing drink at an inviting restaurant or tavern.
When you have the chance, don’t miss the opportunity to explore the great city of Burlington. Hotels in the area allow you to stay conveniently close by to where you want to be. When you stay at Choice Hotels, you can enjoy many amenities, friendly service, and affordable rates. We look forward to hosting you soon! Reserve your room today!
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