Raleigh Attractions

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Attractions in Raleigh, North Carolina

Adventure Landing - The area's best place to play with three miniature golf courses, speedway go-karts, extreme laser tag, an interactive video arcade, batting cages and a full-service snack bar.

Artspace - Since 1986 Artspace has provided the community with a unique environment where artists, working in a variety of media with studios open to the public, have invited the community to become part of the creative process, a visual art center where children and adults can express their creativity through enriching educational programs, and a venue for exhibitions.

Crooked Creek Golf Club - When you get away to golf at Crooked Creek, we offer a wide range of amenities. Our exciting 18 hole golf course is certain to challenge players of every skill level. The Southern Plantation Clubhouse is the perfect place to relax and unwind with a meal and refreshing drink.

Frankie's Fun Park - Frankie's of Raleigh serves up Great Rides, Great Food and Great Times. Go-Karts, Miniature Golf, Bumper Boats, Amusement Rides, Laser Tag, Batting Cages and an awesome Arcade are part of our mega mix of fun. Sized up for little kids, big kids and those who still think they're kids.

Grand Slam USA - This indoor sports facility offers two basketball courts, several batting cages, video games and a concession stand. Batter's up! Don't miss out on this great event!

Gregg Museum of Art & Design - Each year, the Gregg presents a series of changing exhibitions of the finest regional, national and international visual arts in NC State's museum facilities in the Talley Student Center. All exhibitions and programs are free and open to the general public.

Historic Oakwood - Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Oakwood is an enchanting neighborhood of restored and carefully maintained Victorian and Antebellum homes. It offers an ideal view for a stroll. Lovely anytime of the year, Oakwood is truly at its finest at the annual Christmas Candlelight Tour and in the spring, when the gardens put on their best show.

J.C. Raulston Arboretum - The JC Raulston Arboretum is a nationally acclaimed garden with one of the largest and most diverse collections of landscape plants adapted for landscape use in the Southeast. Plants especially adapted to Piedmont North Carolina conditions are collected and evaluated.

Jellybeans Super Skate Center - Come and experience the our state of art facility. We ensure the best in-line/roller skating and sound and light show around. We offer a great quality maple hardwood skate surface, snack bar, exciting video and redemption games, and a fun Redemption Center full of prizes and novelties.

Joel Lane Museum House - Visit the Birthplace of North Carolina's capital city, an award-winning heritage site. Joel Lane built his home in the early 1770’s in what was a very rural part of North Carolina. He is called “The Father of Raleigh” because he facilitated the location of North Carolina’s capital city on his land in 1792.

Legends of Harley Drag Racing Museum - The only Harley-Davidson drag racing museum in the world, located on the second floor of one of the largest Harley dealerships in the United States. The newly-expanded showroom is the home of the world-famous drag racing champion Ray Price.

Marbles Kids Museum - In grown-up talk, Marbles Kids Museum is a hands-on, minds-on museum that inspires imagination, discovery and learning through extraordinary adventures in play and larger-than-life IMAX experiences. In kid talk, it is fun Fun FUN!

North Carolina Executive Mansion - The Executive Mansion has served as the official residence of North Carolina's governors. Today, as when it was constructed, it serves as an architectural anchor of the Blount Street neighborhood.

North Carolina Museum of Art - Home to a world-class collection including more than 30 Rodin sculptures, and the 164-acre Museum Park is home to more than a dozen monumental works of art with artists actively involved in the restoration of the Park’s landscape and the integration of art into its natural systems.

North Carolina Museum of History - The North Carolina Museum of History is alive with the past - your past. It is as full of life and personalities as it is people who care for the collection, people who interpret the collection, and people who visit the collection. It is also alive with the contributions of all the people involved in its creation, development, and growth.

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences - Through our exhibits, programs and field experiences, we provide visitors with opportunities to get up close and personal with science and nature. From meeting live animals during Story-time to exploring North Carolina with experienced naturalists, the Museum has programs and events for visitors of all ages.

Raleigh Little Theater - Raleigh Little Theatre is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to enrich, educate, and entertain our community by providing a superior theater experience. Raleigh Little Theatre is a community theater that produces 11 full productions annually and maintains a comprehensive youth and adult theater education programs.

Shelley Lake Park - Shelley Lake consists of a 53 acre lake and park land surrounding the lake. Shelley Lake has 2 miles of paved, scenic greenway trails around the lake. There are many opportunities to enjoy nature, including beautiful and serene woods, views of the lake, and abundant wildlife. Shelley Lake also has a playground area, and three open fields within the park available for use.

William B. Umstead State Park - Tucked between the growing cities of Raleigh, Cary, Durham and the corporate world of Research Triangle Park is an oasis of tranquility, a peaceful haven. William B. Umstead is a place to escape the pressures of everyday life, a place to picnic in the pines, to wait for a fish to bite, to take a hike or horseback ride on trails through the woods.