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Ranked #1 of 78 attractions in Raleigh
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Ranked #2 of 78 attractions in Raleigh
Category: Natural History Museums; Science Museums
Owner description: The Southeast's largest natural history museum features dinosaurs, whale skeletons, live animals, walk-through dioramas,... more » Owner description: The Southeast's largest natural history museum features dinosaurs, whale skeletons, live animals, walk-through dioramas, special exhibits, hands-on science education and accessible scientists. IMLS National Medal Finalist, 2014. « less
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Ranked #3 of 78 attractions in Raleigh
Category: Parks
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Ranked #4 of 78 attractions in Raleigh
Category: Art Museums
Owner description: One of the leading art museums in the American South, the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) recently completed a major,... more » Owner description: One of the leading art museums in the American South, the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) recently completed a major, three-year expansion that places it in the front ranks of museums nationwide. The NCMA offers a permanent collection spanning more than 5,000 years, a variety of celebrated exhibitions and public programs, an amphitheater for outdoor performances, and the nation’s largest museum park—164 acres of trails and parkland containing major works of art. « less
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Ranked #5 of 78 attractions in Raleigh
Category: Children's Museums; Science Museums; History Museums
Owner description: Marbles Kids Museum is a hands-on, interactive destination that inspires children to be creative thinkers, active learners... more » Owner description: Marbles Kids Museum is a hands-on, interactive destination that inspires children to be creative thinkers, active learners and confident individuals in today's world. With five galleries and two outdoor escapes, there is no shortage of activity for kids birth to 12 and their families. The campus also features the Wachovia IMAX Theatre at Marbles Kids Museum. This 267-seat giant-screen experience is the only 3D capable IMAX theatre in North Carolina. « less
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Ranked #6 of 78 attractions in Raleigh
Owner description: Explore North Carolina's past and learn about its people. See exhibits highlighting the state's military history, decorative... more » Owner description: Explore North Carolina's past and learn about its people. See exhibits highlighting the state's military history, decorative arts, sports heroes and more. Admission is free. Special programs include craft demonstrations, music concerts and family events. The Museum Shop features North Carolina crafts. Free parking is available on weekends. The museum is a part of the Office of Archives and History, N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. « less
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Ranked #7 of 78 attractions in Raleigh
Category: Gardens; Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Part of the North Carolina State University, this eight-acre garden contains a wide variety of cold hardy temperate zone... more » Owner description: Part of the North Carolina State University, this eight-acre garden contains a wide variety of cold hardy temperate zone plants. « less
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Ranked #8 of 78 attractions in Raleigh
Category: State Parks; Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Sandwiched between downtown Raleigh and the airport, this oasis of green features a stand of 300+ year-old hardwood trees,... more » Owner description: Sandwiched between downtown Raleigh and the airport, this oasis of green features a stand of 300+ year-old hardwood trees, more than 32 miles of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails, camp sites and lots more for nature lovers. « less
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Ranked #9 of 78 attractions in Raleigh
Category: Performances
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Ranked #10 of 78 attractions in Raleigh
Category: Educational Sites
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Ranked #11 of 78 attractions in Raleigh
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #12 of 78 attractions in Raleigh
Category: Symphonies
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Ranked #13 of 78 attractions in Raleigh
Category: Parks; Educational Sites
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Ranked #14 of 78 attractions in Raleigh
Category: Cemeteries
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Ranked #15 of 78 attractions in Raleigh
Category: Gardens
Scenic garden adjacent to a popular community theater is used frequently for weddings and other special events.
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Ranked #16 of 78 attractions in Raleigh
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #17 of 78 attractions in Raleigh
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
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Ranked #18 of 78 attractions in Raleigh
Category: Theaters

Burning Coal Theatre Company's Meymandi Theatre at the Murphey School offers an inspiring, interactive theatre experience.  Enjoy professional performances in an intimate setting... more »

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Ranked #19 of 78 attractions in Raleigh
Category: Movie Theaters
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Ranked #20 of 78 attractions in Raleigh
Category: Convention Centers
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Ranked #21 of 78 attractions in Raleigh
Category: Art Galleries
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Ranked #22 of 78 attractions in Raleigh
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Owner description: Frankie's serves up Great Rides, Great Food, and Great Times. Go-Karts, Miniature Golf, Bumper Boats, Amusement Rides, Laser... more » Owner description: Frankie's serves up Great Rides, Great Food, and Great Times. Go-Karts, Miniature Golf, Bumper Boats, Amusement Rides, Laser Tag, Batting Cages, and an awesome Arcade are part of our mega mix of fun. We've got it all. Sized up for little kids, big kids, and those who still think they're kids.Frankie's also features Frankie's Restaurant with a full service bar! Great food to go with great times!Frankie's... the Triangle Area's premier place for FUN.Call ahead for Group Rates and Reservations!Open late every night during the summer!! « less
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Ranked #23 of 78 attractions in Raleigh
Category: Government Buildings; Architectural Buildings

One of the claims to fame of the North Carolina State Capital Building is that it is the most haunted of all state capitals.  When first occupied it held all three branches of the... more »

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Ranked #24 of 78 attractions in Raleigh
Category: Neighborhoods; Historic Walking Areas; Historic Sites
Owner description: Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this scenic neighborhood features restored Victorian-style homes built... more » Owner description: Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this scenic neighborhood features restored Victorian-style homes built between 1870 and 1912. « less
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Ranked #25 of 78 attractions in Raleigh
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
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Ranked #26 of 78 attractions in Raleigh
Category: Horseback Riding Stables
Dead Broke Farm has a 110 acres of wood trails and more than 75 horses for all experience levels.
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Ranked #27 of 78 attractions in Raleigh
Category: Historic Sites; Gardens
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Ranked #28 of 78 attractions in Raleigh
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Ranked #29 of 78 attractions in Raleigh
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Ranked #30 of 78 attractions in Raleigh
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