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- Enjoyed the museum with my grandson! The exhibits were informative and drew the attention of children with the animals and their surroundings.Written 16 August 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- After experiencing many of this country’s best art galleries and museums, I can honestly say that the North Carolina Museum of Art has a selection that can complete with them all. This is by far one of my favorite museums with an incredibly diverse range of artists, mediums, styles, and time periods. Their permanent exhibit includes sculpture and 2D pieces from antiquity to present day. With a multitude of rooms and outdoor exhibits to explore, this can easily become a full-day experience. This is one I am happy to return to each year! 🤩
Pro tip ~~~ I might advise to avoid Saturdays if at all possible, as the crowd may make your experience less enjoyable.Written 8 August 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Love this park with a great location across from NC State. Features a terrific statue of Andy and Opie, a working carousel, a train, and plenty of picnic areas. Great spot for birdwatching as well. If you enjoy nature and relaxing, don't miss out on a visit to Pullen Park. A must see for Andy Griffith fans!Written 16 May 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Magical place - 10/10. My kids are 6 and 7 and loved it. I can imagine it would be even more exciting for kids 3-5. Don’t miss the fire truck and dress up on the first floor and the sports/movement area on the second floor. We spent about 3 hours there.Written 15 April 2022
- I have always loved history. We moved to North Carolina several years ago, and I especially wanted to learn more about our new state. This museum has impressive exhibits that are top quality, interesting, and beautifully laid out. Though we had no children with us, I did notice that there were children captivated by some features there, and for sports lovers, there is a section dedicated to that as well. We got a kick out of the contents and displays of a pharmacy, which I believe is from the early 1900s, though I don’t recall the date, so I am probably off a little. The gift shop had quite a nice selection, and I found a couple things I really liked. My only wish was that it would have been helpful to have a little seating available occasionally, where space could accommodate it. As an senior with mobility issues, I was limited in how long I could stand, thus limiting my time. What we did was cover the ground floor one day, and returned the following day for the top floor. For most people, this museum can easily be covered in one visit. Parking was easier on Saturday, when street parking is free, than it was during the week.Written 3 July 2022
- Well done North Carolina, this is a fabulous park. So well maintained, staff and park rangers so friendly and helpful. Sorry clean restrooms. I had a few hours to spend period to plane departure. Did a couple of hikes and ended up at tree art. Very cool and glad someone created this. I highly recommend this place to anyone visiting.Written 14 June 2022
- The Visitors Center was closed, but we still ventured out for the mile walk around the pond. It offered lily pads, four turtles, a beautiful bridge, and an old grist mill.Written 17 June 2022
- Great garden with many secluded spots to sit and enjoy the surrounding foliage. Wide variety of trees shrubs, flowers. With many birds and butterfliesWritten 14 August 2022
- It is our Saturday morning fun. We get some coffee and head out early. The vendors are great. They are friendly and helpful. This past year, we bought three trees from the vendor there and LOVE them. Healthy! We enjoy walking down the aisles and picking out veggies from the farmers there. Nothing like fresh! What a great place to shop...you are helping local people!Written 10 August 2022
- Beautiful trail along a river. Impressed by the infrastructure for cycling including bridges and overpasses for highways.Written 28 March 2022
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My disabled wife Samantha and I attended the Bon Jovi concert last night, April 9th, 2022. From the moment we stepped in to the arena, we were treated like royalty. The hospitality shown by the PNC staff was impeccable. We were greeted by New York Bob who looked after my wife and I, even after his shift was over. He made sure we made it back to our hotel safely. Bob, not Bon Jovi was the highlight of our evening. He went well above and beyond his responsibilities. Judy at guest services, John who escorted us to our seats, George the elevator operator. Kellie the security manager. Countless others whose names escape me. The staff at PNC Arena deserve to be commended and recognized for their outstanding service.
Ryan and Samantha FilsonWritten 10 April 2022
- 5 of us were 18+. We played mini golf, dark ride, and some games. Bumper cars looked fun. You can definitely spend a lot of money at this place. We enjoyed ourselves and would have done more if games were cheaper. Check the website for prices.Written 31 July 2021
- Paved trails wide enough for several people to walk abrest and still have room for someone walking in the opposite direction. It is a pretty hike. Mostly flat, it is steep in several places and rolling in others. Canes are visible from the path as they hunt or rest on partly submerged logs on the
Caveats: there is just 1 map on the trail, and it doesn't even show "you are here." That and having just 1 map on a trail of over 2 miles is an abomination. On the trail there is no way to tell where you are. Moreover, most of the websites including the park's own do not show a map. How stupid is that? Most of the sites that have a map do not say that the trail is more than 2 miles. Benches for resting or enjoying the view are very scarce. The park crew uses a Gator to get around which fouls the air instead of an electric vehicle. The main parking lot is nearly always tight.Written 24 November 2021
- Visited academic buildings, sports facilities, and student common areas...campus was clean, easy to navigate...the staff was very welcoming and helpful...we took a guided tour, saw most of the campusWritten 1 January 2022
- The grounds of Mordecai park are green and relaxing to walk about. We arrived just after dark to catch the Haunted Trolley tour. Costumed characters narrated a 45 minute trolley ride around downtown Raleigh, telling of the haunted history of many buildings and cemeteries. Fun and fascinating!Written 30 October 2021
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