Natural History Museums • Science Museums
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- This place is great! We went on our first trip to raleigh and went with to the museum with friends. First of all the place is free! So why not. There is a parking garage attached to it that doesnt make you pay on the weekends. The is so much for the kids to touch and see and learn and we didnt even do all the floors. One thing not to miss is the science experiments. The professor did an amazing job at keeping the kids interested and showing them science can be fun. We saw circuits, hot air balloons and explosions. This place is a great place to spend some timeWritten 17 November 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Considering that most of the Museum is free access to the public, it is much more expansive than I thought it would be. Covers a good number of eras and regions, with very solid displays.Written 4 December 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We went with our almost 4 year old and he loved it. Really nice and clean place with plenty to do for the kids. The train ride was a big hit along with the little boat ride.Written 10 November 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- It's FREE so why not? Is it the most spectacular history museum? Absolutely not, but it presents an awesome history, military, and more, of North Carolina. Some areas were not open, yet we still managed to spend a chunk of time here seeing everything but the children's interactive section (we were all 18 and over). Again, it's a great, FREE opportunity so go and check it out!Written 20 August 2023
- Marbles is amazing! We went on a family trip with three toddlers. They all had a blast! It was pretty crowded, I think it was near their max capacity, and I'd love to go back when there's fewer people. Some of the kid visitors there were particularly rambunctious at the pirate ship play and sports areas, so it was a little difficult to explore with my toddler. But there were plenty of other areas for us to go to! I really appreciated the family bathrooms there where a mom and dad could do a diaper change or whatever is needed together. The gift shop had a lot of great toys for all ages. We'll definitely go back whenever we're in town!Written 9 August 2023
- Nice walk through the market. Great assortment of fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers, etc. Tons of pumpkins, gourds, and fall decorations. Several local meat vendors. Purchased a delicious loaf of fresh bread. Great way to spend an hour or two.Written 17 October 2023
- We came to Raleigh for spring break and to see our first Hurricane games! PNC Arena did not disappoint! Easy to get around, excellent sight lines and seating, and plenty of North Carolina food vendors (pulled pork nachos, anyone?). If you like beer, be sure to get a can or two of Storm Brew.Written 17 April 2023
- Gorgeous state park with plenty of trails to explore and lovely fall foliage. It is also free to enter which makes it even better.Written 10 November 2023
- It’s a beautifully preserved site with a sprinkling of other buildings. Located in an easy spot, it’s a great place to take the family to learn a thing or two about the dark nature of this nations history.Written 22 August 2023
- Started at the horseshoe farm nature preserve and we loved this trail. Some small little inclines but I thought they were doable. We only planned on riding for 2 hours as we were headed out to our next adventure. Do plan to go back and do more. It was about 92 degrees the day we rode. Lots of shaded areas but when in the sun, it was really hot so bring your hydration with you.Written 28 August 2023
- Great little park! Wonderful hiking. Very well kept trails with bridges and water features. The Mill was the highlight of the hike. So well kept. Very education. Quiet and beautiful place to be in nature that is close to the city and well preserved. A must if you are in the area. And this place would be great any season but with the color from the changing leaves it was even more special.Written 17 November 2023
- A small but significant teaching garden with well labelled specimens, an area of ornamental annual evaluations, a beautiful Japanese garden and a reference library.
Most impressive is the bee hotel!Written 27 August 2023
- The place certainly is fun and can be a good time with the family if it's not that crowded. The staff did a good job cleaning the place. Although, they weren't that friendly, and they seemed as if they had other things to do than service you. The games are pretty over priced if I may say. You can easily drop $100 within the hour. We played a fair amount of games as well as mini golf, and I know my family loved it. I would say that I'm a bit disappointed with the "no firearms" sign on the doors. Establishments shouldn't remove the right for me to protect myself. What would happen if a former employee came in with bad intentions b/c he/she was laid off and couldn't mentally handle it? I have to be a victim b/c the owner/board members is/are anti-2A? Maybe there should be armed security personnel if you want to revoke our right to carry. I won't be returning b/c of their stance on the 2A. Fun Frankies is more like Sitting Duck Frankies.Written 21 April 2023
- Difficult to park here, but very family and dog friendly walk, about 3 miles all the way around the lake.Written 23 April 2023
- Such a sweet little find! We stopped by during a weekday evening and there were only two other groups/ families there. There were some roses in bloom, but it wasn’t peak season. It was still a wonderful experience. We walked through the garden, but there were also areas to picnic or sit and relax. Highly recommend if you like roses, photography, or just relaxing outside!Written 11 June 2023
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