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N.C. Museum of Art

in Cultural

Stunning light-filled galleries. Lush sculpture gardens. Shimmering reflecting pools. Dozens of new works of art. A reinterpreted collection. The transformation of the N. C. Museum of Art occurred this year with a new 127,000 sq. ft. day lit building for over 5,000 objects spanning antiquity to the present day, and the nation's largest art museum park with large-scale sculptures.

2110 Blue Ridge Rd.
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
United States

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Pullen Park

in Carousel, Amusement Parks

After being closed for renovations, Raleigh's oldest amusement park is now re-opened with a spiffed up carousel house for its 1911 historic Dentzel Carousel, train station with its C.P. Huntington miniature train, concessions building and welcome center. The 66-acre park also houses the Pullen Arts and Aquatic Centers, along with swing, climb and slide, sand and water, and preschool play areas.

520 Ashe Ave.
Raleigh, North Carolina 27606
United States

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N.C. State Capitol

in Historic

Built between 1833 and 1840, this National Historic Landmark is one of the best preserved examples of a civic building in Greek Revival-style architecture. The Capitol building originally housed the governor's office, cabinet offices, legislative chambers, state library and state geologist's office. Admission is free and tour information is available at www.nccapvisit.org.

1 E. Edenton St.
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
United States

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N.C. Museum of History

in Historic

Explore more than 14,000 years of the state's history in the exhibit, The Story of North Carolina, featuring fascinating artifacts, multimedia presentations, and an interactive format for all ages. Other exhibits highlight the state's military history, sports heroes, decorative arts and more. Museum Shop features N.C. crafts. Free weekend parking. Call ahead to reserve group tours (10 people or more).

5 E. Edenton St.
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
United States

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Historic Yates Mill County Park

in Hiking, Historic

This 174-acre park features hiking trails, Historic Yates Mill, Wake County's last remaining gristmill and its 20-acre pond. The old water-powered mill (circa 1756) is fully restored and operable and is an outstanding record of the evolution of early industry in the lower Piedmont region of North Carolina. The park is open daily 8am-sunset for hiking, picknicking and fishing. Winter it is open 8am-5pm.

4620 Lake Wheeler Rd.
Raleigh, North Carolina
United States

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Historic Trolley Tours

in Historic

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
United States

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Historic Oakwood Cemetery

in Historic, Nat'l Historic Landmark

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
United States

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Historic Oak View County Park

in Historic

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
United States

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Contemporary Art Museum

in Museum, Art

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
United States

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North Carolina State Fair

in Music, Food/Drink, Arts/Crafts, Animal

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
State Fairgrounds
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
United States

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