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“Pretty area”

North Carolina State Capitol
Ranked #18 of 155 things to do in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The State Capitol building, built in 1840, is an excellent example of a civic structure in Greek Revival-style architecture. Though recently renovated, the building does contain some original furniture.
Reviewed October 24, 2012

I love the park that surrounds the capital-always pretty and well kept, and generally free of homeless people. I like to sit here and read some days before going into work.

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Reviewed October 13, 2012

We visited downtown and wanted to see the capitol. We envisioned masses of people and traffic jams, but to our surprise, our visit to the capitol was very relaxing.

The capitol is easy to get to, parking on the street is plentiful on all sides of the block (the building has it's own block and sits right in the center with sidewalks all around with other monuments), and there are great views into the heart of downtown.

There are several monument including past Presidents, WWII, Vietnam, and the Civil War.

There are plenty of benches and the capitol has a "park" feeling to it. There are many nice trees and grassy areas to relax and enjoy the outdoors.

This is a great spot to bring the kids to learn a little bit of history and I would visit during daylight hours.

Thank Sandseekers
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Reviewed September 1, 2012

Very clean and beautiful historic district. We walked around and saw all the monuments and actually was able to sit down and share a very quiet peaceful moment on a park bench

Thank Cas3839
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

The capital is a very fun place to go and visit for the afternoon if you are in Downtown Raleigh. It's easy to get to, has lots of statues outside of the capital building to look at, tons of history within the capital itself, and is just a really cool place to go. Highly recommended!

Thank PackPride
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

The capitol area is a great place to wander around. It is nice and clean well lit and it felt pretty safe. My kids and I have been down there several times and had a good time.

Thank khannam2
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