Raleigh, North Carolina Top 10 Attractions

Historic Oakwood

6: Historic Oakwood

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Address: Oakwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27601

Oakwood is a neighborhood listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Most homes here are Victorian-style that were built between the years of 1870 and 1912. It's one of the most scenic neighborhoods in the city and a perfect choice for a few hours of strolling the streets and picture taking.

Pullen Park

7: Pullen Park

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Address: 408 Ashe Ave, Raleigh, NC 27606

This is a beautiful park located west of downtown and next to the North Carolina State University's campus. Here you can explore over 66 acres of Carolina foliage, picnic areas, and even rides. Pullen Park offers a carousel, a train, and some kiddie boats if you're there with the family, so be ready for an afternoon of on-the-go fun.

PNC Arena

8: PNC Arena

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Address: 1400 Edwards Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607

PNC Arena is a great way to take in the local culture and love for its teams. You can catch a Hurricanes game for a pretty cheap price during appreciation nights and concerts are held fairly regularly too. Wolfpack games are also very popular and are sure to deliver an entertaining evening.

North Carolina State Capitol Building
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Ron Cogswell

9: North Carolina State Capitol Building

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Address: 1 E Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27601

The big draw for the state capitol building has nothing to do with its architecture, artwork or political significance. The building's fame is linked to it being considered the most haunted of all state capitols. If you're brave enough to make it past the statue and portrait of George Washington and to explore the interior, you just might be able to attest to this eerie claim.

Historic Oakwood Cemetery

10: Historic Oakwood Cemetery

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Address: 701 Oakwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27601

Founded in 1869, this cemetery's history began with just two and a half acres allotted for the Confederate Army. There are plenty of notable names to explore here, and those coupled with the dates and descriptions on the gravestones tell a very interesting tale. There are even tours offered if you're looking to do less of the work in exploring the story on your own and wish to relax, peruse, and listen as you admire the old tombstones.

Also Read: 10 Of The Most Magnificent Cemeteries In America

North Carolina Travel Guide

With the Atlantic Ocean to the east, North Carolina features plenty of shoreline for visitors to enjoy with water activities, sunbathing, or simply relaxing on the beach. The state's long history means that you can find important historic sites from the...

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