- Our list of the best things to do in Raleigh, North Carolina, features the top 166 nearby activities — including 84 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Raleigh, NC has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Entertainment & Shows, Sports & Fitness, and Amusement.
- The results below include the top 36 things to do within the city of Raleigh, NC , followed by 131 popular activities in nearby cities, including Durham, Cary, Wake Forest, Chapel Hill, Apex, Garner, Fuquay-Varina, Pittsboro and Sanford
The Maker's Space Raleigh / Durham MoreLess Info
During beginner woodworking courses, participants learn how to use a saw, drill press & sander while creating their own wine bottle balancer
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is the largest natural sciences museum in the southeast United States. The four-story building has a three-story movie screen, 20,000 specimens, research labs, and investigation labs.
Pullen Park is the first public park in the United States, the fifth oldest operating park in the United States, and the 16th oldest in the world. Visitors can ride a 1911 carousel, kiddie boats, and the miniature train, swim at the aquatic center, and visit the arts center.
The Marbles Kids Museum features Around Town where children learn about how a town is designed, Splash where children learn about water, Art Loft where children can be creative, Moneypalooza where children learn about money, and two outdoor play areas. Children under three can explore activities at Toddlers Hol…
Umstead State Park offers biking, boating, fishing, camping, cycling, fishing, hiking, and picnicking opportunities on it 5,579 acres. At the Exhibit Hall, visitors can learn about the area's history through the photographs of Carl Mydans.
The North Carolina Museum of History offers a display on the history of North Carolina, historical interactive exhibits, a sports hall of fame, and agricultural exhibits. In addition, the museum offers constantly changing historical exhibits.
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220 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, NC 27601 MoreLess Info
Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours offers private and corporate walking tours of various locations in North Carolina, including Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Winston-Salem, Wilmington, and others. Guests will sample the wares of a number of local restaurants.
A nationally acclaimed garden, the J.C Raulston Arboretum is located at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. The garden has been notably listed in the top ten of the '50 most stunning University gardens and arboretums' in the U.S.
North Carolina State University is a public research university that is part of the Research Triangle with Duke University and the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. The institution's athletic programs play in the Atlantic Coast Conference.