The obvious joke is "Lacrosse"... anyways.. it seems that the Duke campus has a lot of wonderful things:
The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University opened its new building designed by architect Rafael Viñoly in 2005, creating a major new center for the arts on campus. The $23 million museum fosters multidisciplinary learning and serve the larger Research Triangle community. While the museum's temporary exhibition space focuses on modern and contemporary art,, the permanent collection is strong in four core areas: medieval and Renaissance art, African art, ancient American (pre-Columbian) art and Classical sculpture. Located at Duke University Road and Anderson Street, adjacent to the Sarah P. Duke Gardens, the museum features a 65-seat cafe and is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (extending to 9 p.m. Thursday), and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free to Duke students, faculty, staff and Durham
The Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 55 acres of landscaped and woodland gardens in the heart of Duke's West Campus, are open to the public daily from 8 a.m. to dusk. Each year more than 300,000 visitors enjoy the gardens' five miles of walkways and more than 2,000 species and varieties of plants. The terraces feature seasonal floral displays, perennials, trees and The Terrace Cafe, which offers light meals, snacks and drinks. The H.L. Blomquist Garden has plants native to the southeastern United States; the Culberson Asiatic Arboretum is devoted to plants of eastern Asia. The Doris Duke Center, a 12,000-square-foot educational and visitors center, also houses a gift shop and areas for meetings, receptions and catered events.
The Duke Forest, established in 1931, covers 7,200 acres in the north central Piedmont. It serves as a natural outdoor laboratory for Duke and neighboring universities. The forest is managed for multiple uses, including education, research, protection of wildlife and rare plant species, and demonstration of timber management practices. Selected roads and fire trails are open to visitors for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Two picnic shelters off of N.C. 751 are available for rent. Forest maps showing roads and trails are also available.
Performing arts at Duke encompass a wide spectrum of events, including music, theater, dance and literary arts presented on both East and West campuses and in Duke Gardens. Page Auditorium is home to the Duke Performances professional series, Broadway at Duke series and the On Stage series, among others. Reynolds Industries Theater hosts Theater Previews at Duke, Chamber Arts Society events major performances and student productions, such as those by Duke Players, Duke Dance and Hoof’n’Horn. Baldwin Auditorium and the Nelson Music Room are sites for most of the musical productions by faculty artists, Duke's resident Ciompi Quartet, and guest jazz, folk and world music artists. Duke also hosts the American Dance Festival, an internationally renowned celebration of modern dance each summer featuring performances and classes. In all, the university offers more than 500 events each year. For tickets and information, go to the University Box Office or call (919) 684-4444.
The Joseph M. and Kathleen Price Bryan Center is the hub of student activity. The center serves as an expanded student union and home to student organizations and the University Union, which oversees student-run cultural and social activities. It contains theaters, restaurants, a coffeehouse, book and merchandise stores, an information desk, a post office, bank machines and offices.