Raleigh was named for Sir Walter Raleigh, the famed English soldier, adventurer, and poet. It is the capital of North Carolina and home to North Carolina State University, two historically black universities, Shaw and Saint Augustine, and two women’s colleges, Peace and Meredith.
With a plethora of things to see and do, Raleigh is a wonderful place to live, work, or visit.
Raleigh is known as the “City of Oaks” for its many oak trees.
Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill make up the three historically primary cities of the Research Triangle metropolitan region. The regional nickname of “The Triangle” originated after the 1959 creation of the Research Triangle Park, primarily located in Durham County, four miles from Downtown Durham and encompassed on three sides by the City of Durham and roughly midway between the cities of Raleigh and Chapel Hill and the three major research universities of NC State University, Duke University, and UNC-Chapel Hill.
* Triangle Segway, 327 Blake Street.
* Carolina Hurricanes (NHL Ice Hockey), 1400 Edwards Mill Road.
* N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road.
* N.C. Museum of History, 5 East Edenton Street.
* N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, 1 W Jones St.
* Marbles Kid’s Museum, 201 E Hargett St.
* Pullen Park, 520 Ashe Ave.
* William B. Umstead State Park, 8801 Glenwood Ave.
* Lake Johnson Nature Park, 4601 Avent Ferry Rd.
* Joel Lane Museum House, 160 South Saint Mary’s Street.
* North Carolina State Capitol.
* Memorial Bell Tower at North Carolina State University.
* African American Cultural Complex
* Contemporary Art Museum
* Gregg Museum of Art & Design at NCSU
* Haywood Hall House & Gardens
* North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame
* Raleigh City Museum
* J. C. Raulston Arboretum
* Mordecai House
* Montfort Hall
* Pope House Museum
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