When you plan your visit to the Conservators Center, consider making it a day trip or a weekend getaway to explore the area! Here are some helpful links.

Hillsborough, NC

Hillsborough is a charming town just east of the Conservators Center. Its scenic beauty, graceful architecture spanning three centuries, lively arts and culture scene, traditional NC cuisine, and convenient location provide a charming getaway for the day—or longer.


Visit Alamance

Nestled in the heartland of North Carolina, between the mountains and the coast, The Carolina Corridor offers rich history, exciting cultural attractions, a vast variety of shopping, state-of-the-art sports facilities, and beautiful lodging options for overnight accommodations.

Summer Fun Guide


Tanger Outlets

Tanger Outlets features more than 75 brand-name outlets in a single location. Tanger is impossible to miss as it is located directly off the interstate.


The Winery at Iron Gate Farm

Though situated in an area not traditionally thought of as wine country, Iron Gate Winery has quickly become a recognized vineyard that produces nationally awarded vintages. The winery offers daily tastings, features a beautiful outdoor patio for enjoying wine, and has a 4-bottle collection featuring animals from the Conservators Center. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of these wines help support the animals at the Center.


Blue Ribbon Diner

Conveniently located off the interstate, the Blue Ribbon is a staple for travelers and locals alike. The classic diner fare is delicious and the shiny diner theme carries throughout the entire restaurant.


Pomodoro Italian Kitchen

Located in the heart of nearby Mebane, Pomodoro offers delicious Italian food at family-friendly prices. With a large menu, generous portions, and a spacious dining area, this is a great stop for groups of any size.


Downtown Mebane

Mebane’s charming downtown district is beloved by shoppers of all types. It offers some of the area’s best antiquing and is home to family-owned stores that feature unique toys, crafts, and home decor.


Downtown Burlington

Whether you’re looking to spend the day shopping, seeing a show or relaxing, there’s sure to be something for you in downtown Burlington.


North Carolina Bed and Breakfast Inns

If you enjoy B&Bs and plan to stay in the area when you’re visiting the Conservators Center, this website offers lots of great options.