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Historic Oak View County Park

4028 Carya Drive, Raleigh, NC 27610
919-250-1013
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Ranked #32 of 68 attractions in Raleigh
Type: Parks, Historic Sites
Owner description: Nineteenth-century farmstead tells the story of America's agricultural and rural heritage, featuring a 19th-century farmhouse, history interpretive... more » Owner description: Nineteenth-century farmstead tells the story of America's agricultural and rural heritage, featuring a 19th-century farmhouse, history interpretive center, Cotton Museum and a 170-acre pecan grove. « less
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Raleigh,NC
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

The park is very beautiful. The old home gives everyone the idea of what it was like years ago. The presentation of the cotton growing and processing gives people the idea of how difficult people had it before automation. Try to attend when there is a group giving a demonstration.

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Follansbee, West Virginia, United States
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We went in August. Although it was interesting, and the staff was very helpful; only a few of the buildings were open, and others were under renovation. I'm sure it would have been better in the fall.

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Wendell, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

I went here with my daughter and her 1st grade class. It was very interesting and very educational. I had a wonderful time and so glad I witnessed my daughter learning such history.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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69 reviews 69 reviews
43 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Historic Oakview is a really cool collection of origional buildings nestled in the middle of an industrial park. You can go inside almost all the buildings and even pet Goats. Be sure to check out the visitors center as well.

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West Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

Great place to see what NC farms were like a century ago including an old farmhouse, barn, outdoor kitchen, herb garden, mature pecan trees and a few live animals. Bring a picnic and enjoy.

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Knightdale, North Carolina
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33 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

It is an antebellum home with a nice surrounding piece of land and amenities. Nice piece of the country in the city. Only thing that takes away from it is being so close to the beltline and you can hear the traffic.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

I really like to history of this farm and how it came to be a park and history museum. I also go to as many of the events they hold as I can. Antique auto shows, Jazz fest, story telling, heritage day and my favorite, sleigh rides and cider for the holidays. Clearly a hidden gem just outside the belt... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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43 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

The Oak View County Park is a good lok at what Raleigh once was. The farm buildings and equipment is preserved great! The goats are a cool thing for the kids to see. No a/c the out buildings only the main house!!!!

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Annandale, Virginia
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2010

I visited this site in July, 2010. I really enjoyed it. If you have any interest in agriculture, especially agriculture in North Carolina and the Piedmont area, you will find it well worth your while to visit this site. The site is a little off the beaten track. Oak View is a 19th century former cotton planation and is now... More

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