travelgrove Travel Guides

Raleigh Sights and Landmarks Guide, North Carolina

Sights to visit and enjoy in Raleigh

Raleigh is a great home to an attractive range of museums, interesting sightseeing and historic buildings. From an excellent picnic to a sumptuous afternoon retreat, to some technical hike, there are a large number of Raleigh activities and sights to keep the local residents as well as the tourists busy. The inner city of Raleigh is described as inside the Beltline and 440.

Some of the sights worth seeing during the trip to Raleigh include:

Playspace Children’s Museum- Ideally situated on the Creamery Building’s back side, it is one of the excellent tourist spots in Raleigh for kids as well as their parents. Through the interactive play, the children can easily increase their knowledge with science and mathematics concepts, time telling, map reading and counting money. Opportunities for the creative skills are also provided along with the kid-size versions of castle, train and train station, car, fire engine, bank, grocery shop, hospital and restaurant. Your child cannot stop to soar their imaginations with the exceptional movement, art and music rooms, water play region and a puppet theater.

North Carolina Museum of History- Through the informative photographs, artifacts, flags and displays, this light-filled and amazing museum recalls the entire story of the history of North Carolina from the Colonial times to the present days. It is a sure shot imitation of Wright Brothers’ plane. This museum has a great variety of options to offer and can also prove to be the excellent educational experience for not only the children but for adults as well.

Pullen Park- Raleigh’s Aquatic Center and Theatre in the Park are both situated in the downtown Pullen Park. Since an estimate of about 100 years, this exceptional park provides a great variety of recreational activities for its visitors. Picnic areas, tennis courts and boat rental are among some of the opportunities that the tourists can enjoy at this park in order to have a wholesome entertainment experience. On the lazy afternoons, this serene park offers a unique setting for that short afternoon nap.

North Carolina Museum of Art- This premier museum is equipped with an area of about 181000 square feet of the total exhibit area and is divided into various galleries. The worldwide European collection of the museum includes works from Sandro Botticelli, Peter Paul Rubens and Claude Monet. A popular museum shop and restaurant are also located on the very premises so that the tourists can have a great and comfortable time. The 100 acre park space of the museum is fully featured with sculpture installations, an amphitheatre and a walking trail.

 So, pack your bags and enjoy a trip to Raleigh.

Ask our travel experts a question about Raleigh

Things about Raleigh you may be interested in


Read our members' reviews about Raleigh

No reviews have been added yet for this category. Be the first to add a new one.

Read our members' travel tips about Raleigh

  • eratoUmstead State Park
    travel tip by erato posted more then 30 days ago
    Though only called a park, the William B. Umstead State Park is actually a small forest with hiking, bike and horse trails, picnic areas and a fish lake. It is a place of tranquility and calm where you can get away from the busy everyday...
  • SophiaPullen Park
    travel tip by Sophia posted more then 30 days ago
    One of the oldest and most family frequented parks in Raleigh is Pullen Park. It is a place perfect for children to run around, play games and have fun with their friends. It is also a great place to stroll with your partner or with...
view all


Members Who Have Been to Raleigh

the best travel deals provided by TravelZoo...

Raleigh City Ratings

  • Ratingunrated
    City Rankunrated
  • History & Culture: not rated
  • Night Life & Entertainment: not rated
  • Family & Fun: not rated
  • Outdoors Activities: not rated
  • Food: not rated
  • Sightseeing: not rated
  • Shopping: not rated
  • Public Transportation: not rated
  • Must visit this place: not rated
   Welcome to Travelgrove  register tell a friend bookmark it