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  • Malik Hassan
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    From the massive dinosaur skeletons that made me feel like a kid again to the interactive exhibits that had me learning while having fun, this place had it all. The highlight for me was definitely the live animal displays – getting up close with some local critters was a wild experience! Plus, it's free admission, so you really can't beat that. Whether you're a science geek or just looking for a fun day out, this museum is a must-visit in Raleigh!
    Written January 30, 2024
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  • CareOhLine
    Winston Salem, NC19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pulled truly is the Central Park of Raleigh. Great place to picnic, walk, run, go for a tiny train ride, carousel or go for a boat ride. The history of the park is captivating too including the old alligator put my friend now likes to roller blade at.
    Written December 22, 2023
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  • 24lorraineS
    Cary, NC721 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went to see the new exhibit - To Take Shape and Meaning -highlighting Contemporary American Indian Art. It just opened and will be there until July 28. It is very worthwhile, informative and highlights amazing skills with ceramics, beadwork, weaving, etc. These are works created by 75 contemporary Indigenous artists from US and Canada. Definitely worth a visit!
    Written March 1, 2024
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  • Huey L
    Roanoke, VA104 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Marbles is amazing! We went on a family trip with three toddlers. They all had a blast! It was pretty crowded, I think it was near their max capacity, and I'd love to go back when there's fewer people. Some of the kid visitors there were particularly rambunctious at the pirate ship play and sports areas, so it was a little difficult to explore with my toddler. But there were plenty of other areas for us to go to! I really appreciated the family bathrooms there where a mom and dad could do a diaper change or whatever is needed together. The gift shop had a lot of great toys for all ages. We'll definitely go back whenever we're in town!
    Written August 9, 2023
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  • DRK
    Charleston, SC18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a beautiful, natural garden. The focus is research-based education and gardening practices. If one wishes a perfectly hedged, manicured, aka butchered garden for only aesthetics, this is not the one. Immerse yourself, and watch the online education, Mark (Director) and team of horticulturists are brilliant, realistic, practical, and simply enjoyable to be a better educated gardener.
    Written December 20, 2023
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  • VirginiaLove2Travel
    Virginia Beach, VA480 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Started at the horseshoe farm nature preserve and we loved this trail. Some small little inclines but I thought they were doable. We only planned on riding for 2 hours as we were headed out to our next adventure. Do plan to go back and do more. It was about 92 degrees the day we rode. Lots of shaded areas but when in the sun, it was really hot so bring your hydration with you.
    Written August 28, 2023
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  • FactotumDellaCitta
    London, UK3,878 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a large market with many different vendors of all kinds of foods, including prepared foods.
    Written December 28, 2023
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  • Louis F
    Altus, OK1,020 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous state park with plenty of trails to explore and lovely fall foliage. It is also free to enter which makes it even better.
    Written November 10, 2023
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  • SteelCity13
    Austin, TX910 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great little park! Wonderful hiking. Very well kept trails with bridges and water features. The Mill was the highlight of the hike. So well kept. Very education. Quiet and beautiful place to be in nature that is close to the city and well preserved. A must if you are in the area. And this place would be great any season but with the color from the changing leaves it was even more special.
    Written November 17, 2023
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  • Denise G
    3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went to see Toto and Journey. The venue is large, but there is not enough room between the rows to sit comfortably. My knees were digging in the back of the seat in front of me and I had to sit "stick straight". My boyfriend is tall and he had to sit with his legs spread wide apart just so he could sit in his seat. We spent more time standing up than we did sitting, so that we were more comfortable. We have been here before, and I don't remember it being that cramped. I don't know if other sections are spaced differently. We paid $40 to park, which is outrageous, and then had to walk half a mile to get to the door. On a whole, the venue is nice and offers many food and drink options, and the sound is terrific.
    Written February 20, 2024
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  • TheExplorerFamily
    Somerset, NJ6,451 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This State University is a highly rated land-grant Research University in Raleigh. It was founded on March 7, 1887, and with an annual enrollment of 23000 to 24000 Undergraduate Students, it is the largest University in the Carolinas. Admission is fairly competitive. It also forms one of the corners of the famed Research Triangle (the other two corners taken up by the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and Duke University in Durham).

    Since we were in the area visiting family for the holiday weekend, we drove around the beautiful Centennial Campus and enjoyed looking at several beautiful historic buildings. We even stopped at some places to read the informative plaques and take some photos.

    Definitely worth a visit.
    Written July 17, 2023
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  • Taffada
    Carrboro, NC138 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Difficult to park here, but very family and dog friendly walk, about 3 miles all the way around the lake.
    Written April 23, 2023
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