Getting There -- Durham is reached from the east via U.S. 70 and I-40 to N.C. 147, from the north via I-85, from the west via I-40/85 to I-85, and from the south via U.S. 15/501 joining I-40 to N.C. 147. The AAA office in Durham is the Carolina Motor Club, 3909 University Dr., Durham, NC 27717 (tel. 919/489-3306).

Amtrak (tel. 800/USA-RAIL [872-7245]; has a station on Pettegrew Street (tel. 919/956-7932).

Visitor Information -- Contact the Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau, 101 E. Morgan St., Durham, NC 27701 (tel. 800/446-8604 or 919/687-0288;, which can supply local bus-route information.

Special Events -- Beginning in mid-June and lasting for the first 3 weeks in July, the American Dance Festival showcases modern dance on the campus of Duke University. Sometimes as many as 17 dance companies participate, and both national and international works have premiered. For information and tickets, call tel. 919/684-6402 or go to

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