Founded in 1792, (by a man who you will learn more about later on) with the specific purpose of being the state capital, Raleigh is not the first choice of visitors to the state of North Carolina but does still have a lot to offer.
It has a charming downtown area with a smattering of quality and inexpensive (many are free) museums. The culture in Raleigh is becoming more sophisticated as time goes by and the art galleries, food and music in the city are quickly gaining a reputation.
Here is our list of the best things to do in Raleigh:
1. Learn about Natural Sciences
The largest natural science museum in the Southeast of the United States, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is home to a large variety of interactive exhibits and educational programs that allow visitors to get up close and personal with science and nature. The current featured exhibit at the museum is an interactive journey back in time to the colonial days of the United States. You will find the museum in Downtown Raleigh and general admission is free.