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Trolley through the heart of Raleigh on an informative, narrated, hour long tour of downtown. Tours depart from Mordecai Historic Park Saturdays only from March-Dec. at 11am, 12pm, 1pm and the last complete narrative tour begins at 2pm. Makes five downtown stops. Unlimited same day boarding and re-boarding. Free Parking. $10 adults, $4 youth, six and under free.
1 Mimosa St.
Raleigh, North Carolina 27604
Founded in 1869, Historic Oakwood Cemetery is a short walk from the N.C. State Capitol and is adjacent to Historic Oakwood. Here in lie some 2800 Confederate soldiers, four Civil War generals, seven governors, five U.S. Senators, eight N.C. Supreme Court Chief Justices and two U.S. Navy Secretaries. Free maps at cemetery office.
701 Oakwood Ave.
Raleigh, North Carolina 27604
The historic Oak View County Park is an antebellum farmstead featuring an 1855 Greek Revival house, detached kitchen, cotton gin house museum, livestock barn, carriage house, pecan grove and herb garden. Visitors can also use Oak View's picnic facilities and visit its Farm History Center which is dedicated to telling the story of N.C.'s agricultural development.
4028 Carya Dr.
Raleigh, North Carolina 27610
The 1930 cathedral-like centerpiece of Duke University's West Campus is one of the last great collegiate Neo-Gothiic projects in the United States. It soars 210 feet into the air and features the Flentrop Organ with 5200 pipes, 50-bell carillon, and stained-glass windows. It is open daily for chapel services, recitals, and viewing unless a special event is planned. Sun. worship services at 11am.
401 Chapel Drive
Durham, North Carolina 27708
Always-changing contemporary works of art and design by emerging, mid-career and established artists working in a variety of media are displayed in this non-collecting museum located in downtown Raleigh's Warehouse District. Call or visit their website for information about their special events, exhibitions and programs. The museum is open every day but Tuesday.
409 W. Martin St.
Raleigh, North Carolina 27603
This new 8000-sq-ft. state-of-the-art museum in UNC's Ernie Williamson Athletic Center honors Carolina Basketball and the rich tradition of UNC Tar Heel basketball. The first floor features a "Game Day" theme where visitors enter a theater for pre-game build-up, then into the main museum space with interactive displays and memorabilia from Carolina's storied program on the UNC court.
450 Skipper Bowles Dr.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514
The museum houses an incredible collection of scripts, photos, costumes and personal effects of screen legend Ava Gardner, whose grave site is located at nearby Sunset Memorial Gardens. Experience her rise from a local country girl to one of Hollywood's film goddesses, whose friends and co-stars included Mickey Rooney, Clark Gable, Frank Sinatra and Gregory Peck.
325 E. Market Street
Smithfield, North Carolina 27577
Take a free self-guided walking tour of historic neighborhoods between the Horace Williams House, downtown Chapel Hill and the University of North Carolina. Descriptive brochures available at the Preservation Society of Chapel Hill, 610 E. Rosemary St. for self-guided tours. The Society also offers guided walking tours every Sun. at 2pm. starting at the 610 E. Rosemary St. location downtown.
Downtown Chapel Hill & UNC
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516
This year, we have added some new competitions that you may want to consider entering, including two on-the-spot competitions, a Kids Sugar Cube Building Contest for ages 4 through 12, and a Team Cake Decorating Contest, where a team of two will compete in a timed decorating contest. Other new contests include a Pre-Apprentice Pre-Engineering Mobile Robotics Contest and a Cavy Costume Contest. We are also adding a Choral Competition featuring middle and high school choirs.
1025 Blue Ridge Rd
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
At the North Carolina Zoo, connect with wildlife from two different continents as you explore 500 acres of exhibits carefully constructed to resemble natural habitats. Walk from Africa's grasslands to North America's Arctic coast. Discover more than 1100 animals and 40,000 plants along five miles of shaded pathways. The NC Zoo is located just 70 miles west of Raleigh off of US 64 West.
4401 Zoo Parkway
Asheboro, North Carolina 27205