South Charlotte

Learn about going on a crusade

The Billy Graham Library

4330 Westmont Drive, Charlotte. 704-401-3200.

Hours: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The center is closed Sundays.

Activities: From the dairy barn-style structure, guests at The Billy Graham Library can enjoy learning about "an ongoing crusade" and exploring the works and life of the Rev. Billy Graham. The center also caters to children, featuring interactive exhibits, Bessie the talking cow, a scavenger hunt through "The Journey of Faith" and much more. Today from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Billy Graham Library will display an eight-foot bronze sculpture of "The Sower & The Soils," depicting the parable Jesus told in Matthew 13, Mark 4 and Luke 8. Future events include the Ruth Bell Graham: "The Heart of a Missionary" exhibit that will be featured in the library July1- Aug.31. The event highlights the outreaches of Mrs. Graham. Visitors to the library should expect tours to last for about an hour and a half. After wandering the grounds, visitors can stop by the Graham Brothers Dairy Bar for refreshments. Guests can then check out Ruth's Attic Bookstore, featuring books and souvenirs for purchase.

Cost: Admission to the library is free.

Target Audience: All ages.

Directions: Located off Billy Graham Parkway, near the Charlotte Douglas International Airport, I-77 and I-85 in Charlotte. From Billy Graham Parkway, turn right at Westmont Drive. Destination will be on the left.

Distance from Charlotte: About 10 minutes.