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  • Adventure Landing 919-872-1688
    3311 Capital Boulevard, Raleigh, NC 27604
    The whole family will have fun at this amusement center that includes three challenging 18 hole miniature golf courses, a multi-level laser tag arena, a quarter mile... more info  map

  • Bullwinkle's Family Food 'N Fun 919-319-7575
    1040 Buck Jones Road, Raleigh, NC 27511
    Kids can climb on a 17 foot rock climbing wall, play over 20 arcade games, and explore the gigantic indoor playground that includes three slides while at this very... more info  map

  • Hard Knocks Raleigh 919-977-4992
    3501 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27616
    Hard Knocks & Indoorwar.com offer this indoor laser tag facility with multiple urban-themed combat arenas, and private party facilities. Walk-ins welcome or book as a... more info  map

  • Hill Ridge Farms 919-556-1771
    703 Tarboro Road, Raleigh, NC 27596
    Farm activities and events for the whole family, whether strictly for fun or for education, are available on this 55 acre farm that is a great destination for... more info  map

  • Kidz-N-Play 919-876-1119
    2431 Spring Forest Road, Suite 157, Raleigh, NC 27615
    Located in North Raleigh in the Pavilion Shopping
    An indoor children's play area that features a large inflatable, Xbox 360 with Kinect, basketball, arcade console, train table, market, play kitchen, and toddler zone.  more info  map

  • Party Machine, The 919-468-1080
    1313 Buck Jones Road, Raleigh, NC 27511
    A play area for children seven years of age and under, this entertainment venue includes a pretend office, a log cabin, a kitchen, puppets and a stage, activities, and a... more info  map

  • Putt-Putt Golf and Games 919-832-2222
    4020 Tryon Road, Raleigh, NC 27606
    Enjoy two decorative miniature golf courses, 3 exciting go-kart tracks, a rock wall and bungee trampoline, an arcade room and a snack shack offering pizza, hot dogs,... more info  map

  • Silver Lake Waterpark 919-851-1683
    5300 Tyron Road, Raleigh, NC 27606
    This fun filled venue offers a water park experience in a natural setting and includes many different slides, a wave pool, a canal, a concession stand beside the white... more info  map

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Haywood Hall House and Gardens 919-832-8357
    211 New Bern Place, Raleigh, NC 27601
    The oldest house within the original city limits on its original site, this historic home was built by State Treasurer John Haywood and offers visitors the chance to ... more info  map

  • Joel Lane Museum House 919-833-3431
    728 West Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC 27603
    The site of numerous historic political events, this house is the oldest home in Raleigh and houses a collection of 18th century artifacts, period furnishings, and... more info  map

  • North Carolina Executive Mansion 919-733-3456
    200 North Blount Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
    This fine Victorian style mansion has been home to 26 North Carolina Governors since it was built. The house is built from native North Carolina materials and was once... more info  map

  • North Carolina State Capital 919-733-4994
    1 East Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
    Originally housing the Governor's office, cabinet offices, legislative chambers, the state library, and state geologist's office, this National Historic Landmark... more info  map

  • North Carolina State Legislative Building 919-733-7928
    16 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
    Home of the North Carolina General Assembly, this building is unique because it is devoted solely to the legislative branch of state government and offers easy access to... more info  map

  • Saint Augustine's College Chapel 919-516-4189
    1315 Oakwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27601
    Saint Augustine's College
    This historic Norman Gothic style chapel was built by students under the direction of Reverend Henry Beard Delany and the chapel houses the bishop's chair, a memorial of... more info  map

  • Spring Hill House 919-733-5454
    705 Barbour Drive, Raleigh, NC 27605
    Located on the site of a large plantation once owned by Colonel Theophilus Hunter, this two story, late Georgian style house was built by his son with the house... more info  map

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Historic Oak View County Park 919-250-1013
    4028 Carya Drive, Raleigh, NC 27610
    Dedicated to interpreting agricultural and rural heritage, this Antebellum farmstead features an 1855 Greek Revival house, a detached plank kitchen, a cotton gin museum,... more info  map

  • Historic Oakwood 919-834-0887
    Franklin, Watauga, Linden, Jones & Person Streets
    This 20 block Victorian neighborhood, built for the affluent of Raleigh in the late 19th century, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and features... more info

  • Historic Yates Mill County Park 919-856-6675
    4908 Penny Road, Raleigh, NC 27605
    Centered around a restored gristmill that is the only remaining gristmill in Wake County, this park also features numerous trails, outdoor classrooms, research labs,... more info  map

  • Mordecai Historic Park 919-834-4844
    1 Mimosa Street, Raleigh, NC 27611
    A beautiful historic park that includes an Antebellum mansion that was home to the Lane family, a very influential Raleigh family, and is filled with 18th and 19th... more info  map

  • Oakwood Cemetery 919-832-6077
    701 Oakwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27604
    Featuring 40,000 interments, this cemetery is the resting place of 2,800 Confederate soldiers, five Civil War generals, seven Governors, and numerous United States... more info  map

Libraries & Research Centers

  • State Archives of North Carolina, The 919-733-3952
    109 East Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
    These library and research center preserves archives of original and microfilm records of the Colony and State of North Carolina from 1663 to the present and is open to... more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • African American Cultural Complex 919-212-3598
    119 Sunnybrook Road, Raleigh, NC 27610
    This complex houses a unique collection of displays, artifacts, and documents that represents the contributions of African-Americans in North Carolina in several... more info  map

  • Artspace 919-821-2787
    201 East Davie Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
    Downtown in the Historic Sanders Ford Building
    This 30,000 square foot visual arts center houses over 25 working studios and three exhibition spaces where the public can watch artists at work in open studios, visit... more info  map

  • CAM Raleigh 919-261-5920
    409 West Martin Street, Raleigh, NC 27603
    Raleigh's Warehouse District
    A contemporary art gallery. more info

  • Contemporary Art Museum 919-513-0946
    409 West Martin Street, Raleigh, NC 27622
    "The Triangle's only museum solely dedicated to presenting the art of our time," this museum features exhibitions of art by regional and national contemporary artists... more info  map

  • Lump 919-889-2927
    505 South Blount Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
    Located in Downtown Raleigh
    Open on Saturdays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. or by appointment during the week, Lump is "an artist-run space that does not represent artists and and conducts itself... more info

  • Madison Fine Art 919-880-4547
    10410 Moncreiffe Road , Suite 101, Raleigh, NC 27617
    The gallery specializes in fine art and enables the public to see international and local pieces in a comfortable and relaxing environment.  more info  map

  • Marbles Kids Museum 919-834-4040
    201 East Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
    Marbles Kids Museum is a hands-on, interactive museum that inspires children to be creative thinkers, active learners and confident individuals in today's world.  more info  map

  • Municipal Building Art Exhibitions 919-857-4372
    222 West Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
    The City of Raleigh Arts Commision hosts this exhibition series at the Raleigh Municipal Building that features works produced or collected by artists living, working,... more info  map

  • North Carolina Museum of Art 919-839-6262
    2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27601
    The finest collection of Old Master paintings in the Southeast and 5,000 years of artistic heritage from Egypt to the present is housed at this museum that also offers... more info  map

  • North Carolina Museum of History 919-715-0200
    5 East Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27699
    This museum focuses on presenting the history of North Carolina through exhibits of North Carolina history, regional history, and educational programs. A museum gift... more info  map

  • North Carolina Museum of Natural Science 919-733-7450
    11 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
    A science museum that houses four floors of exhibits, live animals, and science explorations. Other features of the museum include a two story waterfall, the world's... more info  map

  • North Carolina Railroad Museum 919-362-5416
    Post Office Box 40, Raleigh, NC 27562
    New Hill
    A collection of antique trains including classic steam and diesel locomotives, as well as other train cars, are on display. Visitors can operate, under professional... more info

  • North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 919-715-0200
    5 East Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27603
    Exhibits at this hall of fame include personal items donated by approximately 200 inductees and offers a chance to learn about these sports heroes and the impact that... more info  map

  • Page-Walker Arts and History Center 919-460-4963
    119 Ambassador Loop, Raleigh, NC 27512
    Located in what was originally built as a hotel in 1868 and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this gallery exhibits works of art by local and... more info  map

  • Pullen Arts Center 919-831-6126
    105 Pullen Road, Raleigh, NC 27607
    Beginners are welcome to try their hands at creating in various mediums of art at this arts center that is one of Raleigh’s oldest arts facilities and that offers... more info  map

  • Raleigh City Museum 919-832-3775
    220 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
    Historic Downtown Raleigh
    This museum aims at a better understanding of present day Raleigh through an exploration and understanding of its past history. Exhibits on display include the tracing... more info  map

  • Sertoma Arts Center 919-420-2329
    1400 West Millbrook Road, Raleigh, NC 27612
    A wide variety of art shows and offers classes in a variety of areas including classes for children, and adult art classes and workshops in basketry, clay, dance,... more info  map

  • Visual Art Exchange 919-828-7834
    309 West Martin Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
    "A non-profit creativity incubator and gallery that supports and educates emerging, professional and student artists," VAE annually exhibits the work of more than 800... more info  map

  • Wake Forest College Birthplace Museum 919-556-2911
    414 North Main Street, Raleigh, NC 27587
    Wake Forest
    The original site of Wake Forest University that was built in 1820 and housed both the dwellings for the university president and classrooms, this museum is dedicated to... more info  map

  • WakeMed Art Exhibition 919-350-8206
    3000 New Bern Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27604
    This hospital art exhibition features works by artists from all across North Carolina with the exhibits changing every eight weeks. more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Blue Jay Point County Park 919-870-4330
    3200 Pleasant Union Church Road, Raleigh, NC 27614
    Located on the shores of Falls Lake, this environmentally friendly park offers educational programs, demonstration areas, and exhibits, as well as open-play fields,... more info  map

  • Durant Nature Park 919-870-2871
    8305 Durant Road, Raleigh, NC 27614
    There are five miles of hiking trails, a bird and butterfly garden, self-guided trails, lakes, streams, scenic overlooks, and two rental lodges on site at this... more info  map

  • Ellen Mordecai Garden 919-834-4844
    1 Mimosa Street, Raleigh, NC 27604
    This kitchen garden, located around the historic house that was the birthplace of President Andrew Johnson, is recreated from first hand descriptions of the garden as it... more info  map

  • Fred G. Bond Metro Park 919-469-4100
    801 High House Road, Raleigh, NC 27512
    One of the largest municipal parks in Wake County, this 310 acre park includes picnic shelters, athletic fields, a 42 acre fishing and recreation lake, boat rentals,... more info  map

  • Harris Lake County Park 919-387-4342
    2112 County Park Drive, Raleigh, NC 27562
    New Hill
    Covering 680-acres in Southwestern Wake County, this park is the largest in the Wake County Parks and Recreation system and offers excellent fishing, in both the lake... more info  map

  • Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve 919-387-5980
    2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Raleigh, NC 27511
    This preserve lies on almost 150 acres along Swift Creek and supports vegetation more typical of the mountains, including Eastern Hemlocks, that is not usually found... more info  map

  • J.C. Raulston Arboretum 919-515-3132
    4301 Beryl Road, Raleigh, NC 27695
    North Carolina State University
    Over 8,000 trees, shrubs, and perennials are located in this nationally-acclaimed eight acre garden that is internationally recognized for having the most diverse... more info  map

  • Joel Lane House Gardens 919-833-3431
    728 West Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC 27603
    Corner of St. Mary's and West Hargett Streets
    Located on the grounds of the Joel Lane Museum House, these gardens include an authentic 19th century back garden with espaliered fruit trees, brick walkways, and... more info  map

  • Laurel Hills Park 919-420-2383
    3808 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh, NC 27612
    An "All Children's Playground" with tunnels, bridges, towers, and swings that are constructed to accommodate children of all physical abilities is the feature of this... more info  map

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Gardens 919-834-6264
    Corner of Rock Quarry Road and M.L.K. Boulevard
    The only public park in the nation solely dedicated to the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., this colorful park contains over 8,000 flowering plant and trees that... more info

  • Pullen Park 919-831-6468
    520 Ashe Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27601
    One of the city's oldest and most loved parks, this beautiful park offers recreational opportunities for everyone and includes a 1911 Gustave A. Dentzel Menagerie... more info  map

  • Raleigh Municipal Rose Garden 919-821-4579
    301 Pogue Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
    Nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood, this historic garden features 1,200 roses of 60 different varieties blooming from late May until autumn, as well as seasonal... more info  map

Science & Technology

  • Harris Visitors Center 919-362-3261
    3932 New Hill , Raleigh, NC 27562
    See exhibits on nuclear power at the Progress Energy Harris Energy & Environmental Center. Open on weekdays by appointment only. It is geared toward middle school and... more info  map

  • North Carolina State University Solar House 919-515-3799
    Corner of Western Boulevard & Gorman Street, Raleigh, NC 27695
    North Carolina State University
    Constructed by the College of Engineering, this solar house serves as a demonstration and research facility and is the longest ongoing solar experiment open to the... more info  map

  • Research Triangle Park 919-549-8181
    2 Hanes Drive, Raleigh, NC 27709
    One of the world's largest planned research parks, this 7,000 acre park is host to over 140 organizations and is recognized internationally as a center for cutting-edge... more info  map

Tours & Cruises

  • Capital City Tours 919-232-2557
    3200 Beechleaf Court 100, Raleigh, NC 27604
    Offers tours, sightseeing, ground transportation, and transportation for the handicapped & elderly.  more info  map

  • Historic Tours of Raleigh 919-829-4988
    301 North Blount Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
    Tour the many historic places in Raleigh with this tour company that offers guided one hour step-on guide services and walking tours of many historical sites in the city. more info  map

  • Historic Trolley Tours 919-834-4844
    Begin at Mordecai Historic Park
    Travel through the historic heart of the Capital City on this historic trolley that offers a narrated tour with six stops. Tours are available every Saturday from 11:00... more info

  • Triangle Glides 919-828-1988
    327 Blake Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
    Triangle Segway's fully-narrated, guided Segway tours will get you up close and personal to Raleigh’s points of interest. There’s nothing like sightseeing on a... more info  map

  • Videri Chocolate Factory 919-755-5053
    327 West Davie Street, Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27601
    The Depot in The Downtown Warehouse District
    Take a self-guided tour of this bean-to-bar chocolate factory that produces its high-quality, socially responsible chocolate products using only the best quality... more info

Vineyards, Wineries & Breweries

  • Raleigh Brewing Co. 919-400-9086
    3709 Neil Street, Raleigh, NC 27607
    Tours of the brewery are available on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month at 3:00 p.m. The tap room opens everyday at 12:00 p.m. more info


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