In 1792, Raleigh was established as North Carolina's permanent seat of government. The North Carolina State Capitol, completed in 1840, is one of the finest and best-preserved examples of a major civic building in the Greek Revival style of architecture. The Capitol is a National Historic Landmark.
Marbles Kids Museum
Why Marbles? A wall that wraps around the museum is filled with more than one million marbles that light up at night. And - Marbles is a nickname for brains. At Marbles Kids Museum, kids are encouraged to use their marbles - learning new things through imagination, discovery and play.
JC Raulston Arboretum
The JC Raulston Arboretum is a nationally acclaimed garden with the most diverse collection of cold hardy temperate zone plants in the southeastern United States. The Arboretum is an 10-acre jewel that has been largely built and maintained by NC State University students, faculty, volunteers, and staff.
Yates Mill is an outstanding example of the automated milling system patented by Oliver Evans in 1790. Yates Mill began operating on this site in approximately 1756. Today, it is the last mill standing of approximately 70 that existed over the decades in what is now Wake County. It has been restored to what we believe was its operational state during the mid-1800s, with complete corn and wheat grinding machinery.
Wells Fargo IMAX Theatre
North Carolina's only 3D-capable giant screen, the Wells Fargo IMAX Theatre at Marbles offers the premium, totally immersive movie experience. From inspiring educational documentaries to Hollywood's biggest blockbusters, Marbles IMAX makes you feel as if you are in the movie.
Visit Greater Raleigh, - North Carolina's state capital area, for plenty of things to do and see - museums, history, the arts, sports, shopping, music, plus much more. Visitor Information Center.
Parks and Recreation
Travel North Carolina - More Vacation Places
North Carolina State Parks
Wright Brothers National Memorial - Kill Devil Hills, NC
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse - Buxton, NC