Attractions and Places to Visit in Raleigh

When you visit Raleigh, N.C., these are essentials to check out right now. From ever-popular state museums to watching ballet, you haven't fully experienced the destination until you've checked these things off your list.

Carolina Ballet is an internationally-acclaimed professional ballet company based in Raleigh. Join the company for a season of classical favorites and world premieres, and experience the artistry, passion and beauty of world-class American ballet.

Admission and locations vary; call or visit website. On your trip to Raleigh, N.C., you won’t want to miss out on the incredible, world-class museum of natural sciences, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. Visit the museum in downtown and see why it’s one of the top places to visit in Raleigh and the state!

Carolina Ballet in Raleigh

Carolina Ballet


Carolina Ballet is one of America’s premier arts organizations. Launched as a professional dance company in 1997 under the direction of Artistic Director/CEO Robert Weiss, Carolina Ballet has since...
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North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh

North Carolina Museum of Art


The North Carolina Museum of Art serves the people of North Carolina and all visitors as a premier destination for compelling encounters with art. The NCMA is committed to exemplary scholarship...
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Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh

Museum of Natural Sciences

Welcome to an extraordinary resource! North Carolina’s most visited museum with one of the State’s most iconic landmarks—the SECU Daily Planet. The NC Museum of Natural Sciences is the largest...
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