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According to historians, Raleigh is one of the only 3 US capitals, which were planned on paper, before being build, and it was named after Sir Walter Raleigh, the explorer who in 1587 and founded the first English colony in the New World on North Carolina's Outer Banks.


Raleigh is a gorgeous city, rich in history and culture, and it is filled with appealing attractions, sprinkled throughout the area, also offering an exceptionally diverse art scene, an impressive and diverse array of shopping experiences, including an entertaining, thriving and music-filled nightlife scene.


Among the most popular and favorite attractions in Raleigh, there are:


Marbles Kids Museum


201 E. Hargett Street


This wonderful museum is perhaps, one of the most family-friendly attractions in Raleigh. The museum features interesting and intriguing, hands-on exhibits that inspire children to become creative thinkers are arouses their curiosity regarding the unknown, inspiring them to become active learners and confident individuals. The Marble Kids Museum also contains the only 3D capable IMAX theatre in the state, as well as the Wachovia IMAX Theatre and 267-seat giant-screen experience.


North Carolina Museum of Art


2110 Blue Ridge Road

This popular Raleigh major attraction is addressed for art-loving visitors, who can enjoy here, art collections which reveal more than 5000 years of world history, through art displays from ancient Egypt, 19th century American paintings, African, Oceanic, and pre-Columbian ceremonial art, Roman, Judaica and ancient Greek art works, including European paintings that date from the 1300's and 1800's.


Border Building


820 Clay Street


Considered to be one of Raleigh's architectural jewels, the Border Building represents one of two remaining buildings on the former campus of the Methodist Home for Children, as well as a piece of the local history, being purchased by the city of Raleigh, in 1982, after serving, for many years, as home to hundreds of children. Today, Border Building serves as a venue for weddings, meetings and receptions.


Joel Lane House


728 West Hargett Street


Joel Lane House was built for `The Father of Raleigh`, in the early 1770's, and it is perhaps, the most history-filled building in Raleigh. Tours of the house are given daily, every hour, between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm, from Wednesday through Friday, between March and mid-December. The admission fees are as follows: $5 for adults, $ for senior citizens and $3 for students. For children under the age of 6, the admission is free of charge.


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