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Raleigh - Greensboro - Charlotte

The Piedmont service shows off the beauty and charm of North Carolina right before your eyes. Departing from Charlotte, the train ventures through a tapestry of landscapes, from the modern skyline of the city to the serene rolling farmlands and quaint towns. As you traverse the heart of the Piedmont region, the train offers glimpses of the state's rich cultural heritage and vibrant energy, passing by historic landmarks and charming communities along the way. The journey ennds as you approach Raleigh, a city known for its thriving arts scene, culinary delights, and captivating history.

Whether you're a local commuter or an eager explorer, the Piedmont route promises an enriching experience, showcasing the diverse character and captivating allure of North Carolina. Sit back, relax, and immerse yourself in this captivating journey that celebrates the essence of the Piedmont region

3 hours

Trip Time

173 mi (278 km)

Trip Length

Multiple Daily


Route Highlights

Raleigh, North Carolina: The capital city of North Carolina, Raleigh is a hub of culture and history. The North Carolina Museum of Art, Museum of Natural Sciences, and the historic State Capitol building provide diverse exploration opportunities. Downtown Raleigh, with its vibrant arts scene and innovative culinary offerings, showcases the city's contemporary edge.

Cary, North Carolina: Cary's charm lies in its blend of small-town atmosphere with urban amenities. The Page-Walker Arts & History Center tells local history, and the Koka Booth Amphitheatre offers entertainment in a beautiful outdoor setting. The town's greenway system and nearby Lake Crabtree provide scenic views of North Carolina's natural beauty.

Durham, North Carolina: Durham is home to Duke University and the Gothic-style Duke Chapel, a stunning architectural masterpiece. The city's revitalized downtown includes the American Tobacco Campus, blending history with modern dining and entertainment. The Sarah P. Duke Gardens are a lush retreat, and the Eno River offers views of beautiful woodland landscapes.

Burlington, North Carolina: Burlington showcases its textile heritage at the Textile Heritage Museum and offers outdoor recreation at the Burlington City Park. The Historic Depot in downtown provides a glimpse of the city's railroad history. Scenic views along the way include farmlands and the serenity of the North Carolina countryside.

Greensboro, North Carolina: Greensboro is renowned for its role in the Civil Rights Movement, memorialized at the International Civil Rights Center & Museum. The Greensboro Science Center and the Greensboro Arboretum are highlights for nature enthusiasts. From the train, passengers can see historic neighborhoods and the lush landscapes of the Piedmont region.

High Point, North Carolina: Known as the "Home Furnishings Capital of the World," High Point's Furniture Market is internationally acclaimed. The High Point Museum explores local history, and nearby Oak Hollow Lake offers picturesque waterfront views. The city's blend of industry and nature illustrates the diversity of North Carolina's heritage.

Salisbury, North Carolina: Salisbury's historic downtown boasts well-preserved buildings and a vibrant arts scene. The North Carolina Transportation Museum, located in nearby Spencer, provides insight into the state's railroad history. The journey through this area offers glimpses of rolling hills and historic landmarks.

Kannapolis, North Carolina: Kannapolis is known for its research campus dedicated to health and nutrition. The Dale Earnhardt Tribute Plaza pays homage to the NASCAR legend. Scenic views of forests and fields complement the urban experience, reflecting North Carolina's blend of tradition and innovation.

Charlotte, North Carolina: The final stop is Charlotte, the state's largest city, filled with skyscrapers and cultural landmarks like the Levine Museum of the New South and the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. The city's lively Uptown area offers dining, entertainment, and stunning city views. Nearby, the U.S. National Whitewater Center provides outdoor adventure.


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