Raleigh attractions

Top Choice Museum in Raleigh

North Carolina Museum of Art

Expanded in 2010 with the completion of the stunning, glass-and-steel West Building, this superb museum stands 6 miles west of downtown. Ranging far and wide, from ancient Egypt to modern Africa, its permanent colle…
Museum in Raleigh

North Carolina Museum of History

For a comprehensive, evenhanded and engaging look at the story of North Carolina, immerse yourself in the state history museum. Starting with a 3000-year-old dugout canoe, it continues through to the Civil Rights er…
Museum in Raleigh

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Whale skeletons hang from the ceiling. Butterflies flutter past your shoulder. Emerald tree boas make you shiver. And be warned: if you arrive after 10am on a school day, swarms of elementary-school children rampage…
Historic Building in Raleigh

State Capitol

A fine example of Greek Revival architecture, North Carolina’s handsome state capitol was completed in 1840. Despite the risk of running into legislators and lobbyists skulking in strange corners, visitors can wande…