The R. David Thomas Center is located in a dynamic and culturally rich region, one that regularly appears on many 'Best Of' lists that rank quality of life. Duke University, which enjoys a worldwide reputation for academic excellence, is among the smallest of the nation's leading universities, with a total enrollment of just over 10,000. The University offers a stimulating educational and cultural environment and hosts a rich variety of speakers, artists and performers throughout the year.
Guests at the R. David Thomas Center have many options for relaxing, exercising and networking after meetings and classes. Indoor facilities include a Fitness Center equipped with aerobic and strength equipment, shower, dry sauna, and TV/DVDs; adjacent is a billiard table casual bar/lounge.
For outdoor enthusiasts, attractive jogging trails wind through the natural woodlands surrounding the R. David Thomas Center. Lighted sandlot volleyball and half-court basketball courts offer more choices for exercise and friendly competition.
Adjacent to the R. David Thomas Center is the championship Duke University Golf Club, originally designed by the late Robert Trent Jones, legendary golf course architect, and recently renovated by Jones' son, Rees Jones. Nearby shopping and museums provide excellent off-campus diversions.
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