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High Point is in North Carolina. High Point is often referred to as the furniture capital of the world due not only to the large number of furniture manufactures in the area, but also because of the International Home Furnishings Markets held each Spring and Fall. Over 8 million square feet of showroom space is used to draw over 70,000 people from all over the world to each market. This nearly doubles the population of High Point resulting in an economic boom to the entire Triad Area as hotel and motel rooms sell out and many residents rent out rooms, floors, or even their entire home for all or part of the 7 to 10 days during the market period.

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By plane[edit]

Piedmont Triad International Airport (IATA: GSO), [1] has around 75 daily flights to most major hubs on the east coast. 12 miles to downtown

By car[edit]

From the South. Travel north on I-85. Near Lexington, take Business 85 North. When Business 85 North and Highway 52 split, remain on Business 85. Exit at Highway 311 North (Main Street).

From the West. Take east I-40 past Winston-Salem to Highway 311 South (Exit 196).

From the North. Travel south on I-85. At Greensboro, when I-85 South and I-40 West split, take I-85 South. then, take Business 85. Exit at Highway 311 BR north (Main Street).

From the East. Take I-40 west to Greensboro. When I-85 South and I-40 West split at Greensboro, take I-85 South. Then take Business 85. Exit at Highway 311 BR north (Main Street).

By train[edit]

Amtrak's Carolinian, Piedmont, and Crescent lines stop in High Point. The station is located at 100 West High Avenue.

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See[edit][add listing]

  • Doll & Miniature Museum, 100 West Green Drive, 336-885-3655, [2]. Tuesday - Saturday 10am-4pm, Monday 1pm-4pm. One of the south’s largest doll & miniature museums, featuring more than 2,700 dolls, miniature displays, dollhouses and unusual artifacts from around the world. Adults $5.  edit
  • High Point Museum & Historical Park, 1859 E. Lexington Ave., 336-885-1859, [3]. Explore the history of High Point. Changing exhibits provide a look at lifestyles through the years. Tour the Blacksmith Shop, 1801 Hoggatt and 1786 Haley Houses located in the Historical Park. The Museum is open to the public Wednesday – Saturday 10am-4:30pm. The Historic Park is only open on Saturday 10am-4pm.  edit
  • Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library, 1009 N. Main St, 336-883-4011, [4]. Mon-Fri 9-12, 1-5. World's largest collection of books on history of furniture. Free.  edit


Do[edit][add listing]

  • Piedmont Environmental Center, 1220 Penny Rd, 336-883-8531. 376 acres of hiking trails adjacent to High Point Lake, nature preserve, North Carolina Mapscape, small animal exhibits, also Greenway Trail access.  edit


Learn[edit]

  • High Point University [5] - High Point University is a private liberal arts university with approximately 3000 undergraduate and graduate students. It is affiliated with the United Methodist Church

Buy[edit][add listing]

Furniture, all brands available through local retailers at discounted prices Furnitureland South Boyles Alan Ferguson

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Crush 1345, 1345 North Main Street, 336-869-3514, [6].

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Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Ashford Suites - High Point Hotel, 3901 Sedgebrook Street, High Point, North Carolina 27265, 336-812-8787, [7]. The Ashford Suites exclusive hotel in High Point NC is just a few minutes from the Piedmont Triad International Airport. All rooms in our Greensboro hotel are elegant suites complete with fireplaces, stocked mini bars and microwaves.  edit
  • J.H. Adams Inn, 1108 North Main Street High Point, NC 27262, 336-882-3267, [8]. Very nice southern style hotel, each room is different with custom traditional furniture. Free breakfast and a free glass of wine in the evenings!  edit


Get out[edit]

Routes through High Point
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