Rooted in much of the nation’s history, the Raleigh-Durham area is a good blend of our country’s past, present, and future. The tobacco industry built most of this area. A strong sense of community and entrepreneurial spirit lifted him up. Known for being one of the best places for singles, it is also a good place to start a family, this part of North Carolina has several identities. Enjoy exploring them all.
Citing the greatest surrender of the civil war, this historic gem is considered the place where the war ended. Today, the farmhouse has been restored to give visitors the opportunity to go back in time and see things as they were in the mid-19th century. People in period garb frequently roam the property playing reenactments and providing information about the past, as well as a quick movie at the visitor center. Bennett Place is a meaningful and fun little pit stop in Durham. Bennett Place is free, but it accepts donations and is not open on Sundays or most holidays, so plan ahead.
Glenwood Southern District
There is a lot of history here in Durham and it is interesting and great to experience. However, if it’s hip and trendy you want, head to the South Glenwood district. It is certainly becoming a bustling part of the city due to the huge plans to build houses. There are shops, restaurants, and nightlife options in one place to welcome guests and residents alike. The after dark district really focuses on adult fun so you can drop the kids off with the babysitter and let your hair down.
Located on Duke’s central campus, the Nasher Museum is a recent addition that was built in 2005. Modern art and an excellent rotation of collections from around the world make it a must on your day trip program. Sometimes there are themes that may not be suitable for young children, but that’s art. Admission is not free, but it costs about $ 5 on average. Have a bite and a drink while you are here. They serve better than the usual fare.
Museum of Life + Science
In Durham, there is a great place for all ages to explore and interact with science. This museum has indoor and outdoor exhibits that will allow you to enjoy a good day or take shelter in a bad one. Among the many exhibits are a dinosaur trail, a butterfly house, insectaries, and a wildlife perspective. The list really goes on and on. The entrance fee is slightly higher than the Nasher Museum. But, for all you can do and the time you’ll want to spend here, it’s a modest amount. Open seven days a week, but hours vary, so check the link to make sure you don’t miss the trip.
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
This is a great place to go even if you are not traveling across the country in search of gardens. Pick a nice day if you can and get lost for a few hours. Sarah P. Duke Gardens offers an abundance of plant life, as well as a shy pond. The garden attracts 300,000 visitors annually, partly due to its reputation as one of the premier public gardens in the US The gardens serve as an outdoor classroom and a great place to practice photography. Located on Duke Campus, you can easily plan it along with other tourist activities.
Bull City Cart
The trip takes only 30 minutes, but it is worth it. It only operates on Friday and Saturday nights, it’s a good way to see the Bright Leaf district and part of campus at night. Children enter free and there are discounts for couples. Not much more to say. Just jump in with your loved one or the kids. Relax and enjoy the city.
Also called by the same name for many area monuments and buildings, the Duke Homestead is a national landmark that has tours and its history lesson on its toe. Surprisingly interesting, the history of a mega tobacco powerhouse may be overshadowed by the beautifully restored piece of American history. Huge trees and bright green grass soothe the senses, while you’re never too far from the city center to enjoy some thrills not too far away.
Frankie’s amusement park
This could be just the break from the monotony that you and your family need. Bumper boats, buggies, laser tags, and more. Adult dating can enjoy Frankie just as much as their teens. Well planned for all ages. This is not Chuckie Cheese’s. Something of an amusement park, Raleigh’s location has many reasons to head to Frankie on his trip to the area. The park is open until 10:00 pm during the week and until 12:00 am on weekends.