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Places to Visit in Raleigh


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Top Attractions in Raleigh

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  • Malik Hassan
    3 contributions
    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 30 January 2024
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  • Ruth W
    64 contributions
    An amazing gallery. There's a lot to see, places to rest and restaurant. What a collection of amazing works! Thanks for all the contributors and those who support these causes.
    Get yourself there if you ca.
    Written 18 January 2024
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  • CareOhLine
    Winston Salem, NC17 contributions
    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 22 December 2023
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  • Huey L
    Roanoke, VA104 contributions
    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 9 August 2023
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  • FactotumDellaCitta
    London, UK3,878 contributions
    This was a large market with many different vendors of all kinds of foods, including prepared foods.
    Written 28 December 2023
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  • Denise G
    3 contributions
    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 20 February 2024
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  • Louis F
    Altus, OK1,015 contributions
    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 10 November 2023
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  • Emily T
    Talent, OR53 contributions
    It’s a beautifully preserved site with a sprinkling of other buildings. Located in an easy spot, it’s a great place to take the family to learn a thing or two about the dark nature of this nations history.
    Written 22 August 2023
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  • SteelCity13
    Austin, TX910 contributions
    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 17 November 2023
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  • DRK
    Charleston, SC18 contributions
    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 20 December 2023
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  • VirginiaLove2Travel
    Virginia Beach, VA480 contributions
    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 28 August 2023
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  • Taffada
    Carrboro, NC138 contributions
    Difficult to park here, but very family and dog friendly walk, about 3 miles all the way around the lake.
    Written 23 April 2023
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