Explore Raleigh

No matter if you are 01 or 101, the Inn is 15 minutes to everything that is Raleigh! Museums, restaurants, nightlife, music venues, art galleries, theater, eco-adventures, sporting events - they are all a short drive away.

With so many attractions to choose from, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the opportunities available in Raleigh. We invite you to stop by our front desk, we’re always willing to help answer questions and make recommendations!

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Featured Attractions

North Carolina Museums of Art, History and Natural Sciences

Spend the day meandering through the three state museums of art, history and natural sciences. The Southeast's largest natural history museum is home to dinosaurs, whale skeletons, live animals, walk-through dioramas, special exhibits, and hands-on science education. You’ll discover the nation’s largest museum park offering 164 acres of trails and parkland containing major works of art when visiting the museum of art. While visiting the museum of history, you’ll have the opportunity to explore more than 14,000 years of North Carolina history. All three of these museums offer free admission.

Pullen Park

Richard Stanhope Pullen founded Pullen Park on March 22, 1887. Mr. Pullen donated the farmland as a gift to the City of Raleigh to be used as parkland. His vision came to life and Pullen Park became the first public park in North Carolina. Kids will enjoy the carousel, kiddie boats, train, pedal boats, and the wide variety of playgrounds. This historic park welcomes visitors of all ages and boasts the title as the 5th oldest operating amusement park in the US and 16th oldest in the world.

Pullen Park

Richard Stanhope Pullen founded Pullen Park on March 22, 1887. Mr. Pullen donated the farmland as a gift to the City of Raleigh to be used as parkland. His vision came to life and Pullen Park became the first public park in North Carolina. Kids will enjoy the carousel, kiddie boats, train, pedal boats, and the wide variety of playgrounds. This historic park welcomes visitors of all ages and boasts the title as the 5th oldest operating amusement park in the US and 16th oldest in the world.

Marbles Kids Museum

Marbles Kids Museum is a hands-on, interactive museum that inspires children to be creative thinkers, active learners and confident individuals in today's world. Explore five galleries and two outdoor escapes, with an abundance of activities for children of all ages. The museum also features the Wells Fargo IMAX Theatre. The museum got its name from a well-known nickname for brains, Marbles. At Marbles Kids Museum, kids are inspired to use their marbles by learning new things through imagination, discovery and play!

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