Table of Contents
- Things To Do: Visit Duke University
- Things To Do in Raleigh: Visit the Sarah P. Duke Gardens
- Visit the quaint shopping centers of the Raleigh suburbs
- Visit the James B. Hunt Library inside North Carolina State University
- Visit Pullen Park
- Visit the North Carolina State Farmers Public Market
- Visit Bicentennial Square
- Visit the Museum of Natural Science
- Visit the North Carolina Museum of History
- Visit the State Capital
Things To Do: Visit Duke University
Duke University is one of the most gorgeous campuses I have ever seen, and here are some photos of its beautiful architecture. It looks just like Hogwarts. We spent 2 days there (Saturday & Sunday) to help my cousin pack her dorm and for her actual graduation ceremony.
Things To Do in Raleigh: Visit the Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Duke University also houses a beautiful garden called the Sarah P. Duke Gardens. Located on the Duke University grounds, it’s a beautiful botanical garden that is both a refuge for students and a wonder for visitors.
Visit the quaint shopping centers of the Raleigh suburbs
We had lunch at a Brazilian all-you-can-eat restaurant called Brasa at a very cute shopping center called Briar Creek Commons. Briar Creek Commons is a quaint little retail complex. They also have a location in Charlotte.
Visit the James B. Hunt Library inside North Carolina State University
The James B. Hunt Library at North Carolina State University is also known as the Library of the Future. They even have a game lab and tons of cool modern furniture, as well as an outdoor study space.
Visit Pullen Park
Pullen Park is the first park in North Carolina to end segregated swimming. It was more of a park where you take your children to make them burn off the energy from candy they’ve been eating, to be honest, but it came with a train that takes you around the park.
Visit the North Carolina State Farmers Public Market
The Raleigh Farmers Market is one of four regional Farmers Markets owned by the STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA and operated by the NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE & CONSUMER SERVICES. These Farmers’ Markets are strategically located across the state to serve North Carolina farmers, both large and small. They provide modern, well-maintained facilities, in prime locations that are inviting to sellers and buyers.
Visit Bicentennial Square
Bicentennial Square is the area where all of Raleigh’s museums are housed. Entrance to any of the museums is free as they are partnered with the Smithsonian Museum.
Bicentennial Square has plaques listing all 100 counties in North Carolina as well.
Visit the Museum of Natural Science
A peek inside the Museum of Natural History. This museum tells about the animal and plant species that are in North Carolina, as well as the rocks, gems, and other cool facts. It is smaller than the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia though.
Bicentennial Square also has plaques listing all the counties in North Carolina, and here are a couple of them. Did you know North Carolina has 100 counties?
Visit the North Carolina Museum of History
I also consider myself a bit of a history buff, so we went to the North Carolina Museum of History. It has artifacts and showcases the entire history of the state, from when indigenous people were the main population to the Civil War to World War 2.
Side note: I really wish all museums would be free as they’re kind of a learning experience. Moving on…
Some statues of historical people outside the History Museum
Visit the State Capital
Those are all my photos from my time spent in Raleigh and Durham. Raleigh has many more interesting things, as I feel like Durham just plays home to colleges such as Duke. I hope you enjoyed this photo post!
You can read the rest of my location posts here.
Have you ever been to Raleigh or Durham before?