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Raleigh and Area Attraction Considerations 2017

Raleigh Attractions Considerations

Whether you live in the Triangle or are a visitor most of us are always seeking interesting, cost effective attractions and cool “things to do”. Here are a few to consider. Click here for things to do in Raleigh and here for things to do in Durham. Enjoy!

Carolina Tiger Rescue
Here is the CTR’s mission and vision: “Saving and protecting wild cats in captivity and in the wild.  We work toward a day when wild cats are living in their native habitat and are not exploited by humans. Previously known as the Carnivore Preservation Trust, the Carolina Tiger Rescue is a private 501 nonprofit wildlife sanctuary, as defined by The Captive Wildlife Safety Act, in Pittsboro, North Carolina.  Two of TRT’s staff members recently visited for a tour and highly recommend going on the twilight tour.  It is a one of a kind experience!

Neuse River Trail
Raleigh is stunning with untouched a natural beauty. If you’re someone who’s into connecting with nature in a slightly adventurous setting.  The Neuse River Trail is the perfect place for you to visit. Kayaking or biking, you can do both as bikes and kayaks are easily available for rent on the trail. After you’re done exploring the area you can head on over to the nearby Perry Creek Road and grab a bite to eat at one of the number of local fast food joints and restaurants.

PNC Arena
Hockey buffs have got to take in a game at the PNC Arena when visiting Raleigh. Tickets are easily available on site, though you can always book them beforehand. The stadium itself is equipped with the state-of-the-art amenities and offers an overall memorable experience. The crowd and energy during the Carolina Hurricane’s season is impressive.

North Carolina Museum of Art
Tobacco Road Tours Museum of Art outside movies

One of the top-rated activities to do in Raleigh, as voted by the throngs of tourists that make their way there every year, is visiting the North Carolina Museum of Art. Free of charge, visitors can just walk right in and roam around through the permanent collection displayed there or catch any of the exhibitions, performances that take place on a regular basis.  The summer movie series will be coming up soon every Friday outside.  Movies are introduced by film curator Laura Boyes and occasional special guests. The NCMA shows film in 35mm and in the latest high-definition digital formats.


North Carolina Zoo
Worlds largest natural habitat Zoo! While there are plenty of attractions to visit within the city walls of Raleigh, there are a number of equally enriching experiences to be gained when you venture out of the city. Visitors can easily take day trips to places 1, 2, or even 4 hours away. A fantastic place to visit, if you are planning a day trip is the North Carolina Zoo. Located in Asheboro, within the Uwharrie Mountains, the Zoo is approximately 1.5 hours away from Raleigh. Maintaining the natural habitat, the Zoo is home to over 1600 animals that roam freely all over the place.

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