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Known as the City of Oaks, Raleigh is one of the few cities in the United States that was planned, laid out, and populated specifically to be a state capital. After the Civil War, Raleigh became a bustling community for emancipated slaves, with churches, public schools, and some of the nation’s first higher learning institutions for black men and women. Full of historic neighborhoods and buildings, Raleigh is old and new at the same time, with visual and performing arts and major sports franchises, among the museums and green spaces. The city is home to North Carolina State University, which oversees the J.C. Raulston Arboretum, a free, year-round public arboretum and botanical garden.

What to Do in Raleigh

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Adventure Landing
The Adventure Landing is an amusement park which has branches in Texas, North Carolina, New York and Florida. In North Carolina, one of the entertainment...
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The Artspace is a visual arts center situated in Raleigh, North Carolina. It serves as a running studio for the most promising artists. The art venue has...
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Booth Amphitheatre
The Booth Amphitheatre is a fascinating venue for the performing arts which was built in 2001. The magnificence of its architecture was designed by William...
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City of Raleigh Museum
The City of Raleigh Museum displayed its first exhibit in 1993. The museum is domiciled in the former 1874 Briggs Building where most of its great features...
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Frankie's of Raleigh
The Frankie’s of Raleigh is an amusement park that serves good food and features lots of amazing rides. Its amazing attractions include the Shamrock Slick...
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JC Raulston Arboretum
The JC Raulston was founded by Dr. JC Raulston in 1976. It is a botanical garden and arboretum that covers an area of 10 acres which is under the management...
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Marbles Kids Museum
The Marbles Kids Museum formally opened as a fascinating venue for children on September 29, 2007. The museum is devoted to teaching children while having...
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Mordecai Historic Park
The Mordecai House was constructed in 1785 and is also known as the Mordecai Mansion or Mordecai Plantation Manor. It is located next to the neighborhood...
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North Carolina Museum of Art
The North Carolina Museum of Art opened in 1956. It was organized by the state funding and legislation which is considered to be the first of its kind...
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North Carolina Museum of History
The North Carolina Museum of History was established in 1902. It is devoted to the rich history of North Carolina and its people. The museum features a...
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Pullen Park
The Pullen Park was established on March 22, 1887 through the donation of Richard Stanhope Pullen of farmland to the Raleigh City. The park covers an area...
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The Joel Lane Museum House
The Joel Lane House was constructed between 1760 to 1770. Its architecture is Georgian mid-Atlantic colonial which was restored in its glorious beauty...
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Trinity Park
The Trinity Park started to exist with recognition in the late 1800s. It is situated adjacent to the Fort Worth Zoo and spread throughout the Trinity River....
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William B. Umstead State Park
The William B. Umstead State Park covers a total area 5,579 acres which is located between the cities of Durham,Cary and Raleigh. The state park is composed...
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