J.S. Dorton Arena was originally built in 1952 to serve agriculture and industry in North Carolina. This distinctively designed building is a state and national landmark. Dorton Arena's design gained international reputation for its use of parabolic arches, concave roof and suspension cables. It boasts the first use of a cable supported roof system in the world which allows for a column free arena in which no view of the arena floor is obstructed. Now, exhibits, performances and the annual State Fair are held here.
One of the newest sports and entertainment facilities in America, the PNC arena is home of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes and North Carolina State University's men's basketball team. They also frequently host concerts, ice shows, circuses, corporate meetings and trade shows. The Center iss a vital part of the Raleigh community. Amenities include three concourses, 75 luxury suites, and restaurants.
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Carter Finley Stadium is home to North Carolina State University's Wolfpack. It has a 51,500 seat capacity that is often stretched to its limit during football season. The stadium honors Wilbert James (Nick) Carter (1902-1972), Harry Clifton Carter (1908-1990), and Albert Earle Finley (1895-1985). The two Carter brothers graduated from NC State's school of Textiles and became top executives in the J. P. Stevens Company. Finley, who eventually started his own business, the Raleigh Tractor and Equipment Company, always kept an active interest in supporting the college.
Skate on in to the state-of-the-art RBC Center and watch the 'Canes rule the ice. When this NHL Hockey club, originally the Hartford Whalers, first hit North Carolina in 1997, it was not well received. Since then, it has become on of the hottest tickets in town. An outstanding venue, better than average food and Stormy Hog, the irresistible team mascot, make this a fun choice for groups and families.
Prominent among the first few constructions that were to be built after the Civil War, the Heck-Andrews House is a beautiful home designed in the Second Empire architectural style. Originally a resident home owned by the Heck family, the house currently is a place of exhibits that showcase the photography and lovely ornated interiors intact like it was when Heck family lived here.
During the final year of the American Civil War, Raleigh National Cemetery was built so as to provide the Union's slain with a final resting place. Situated in downtown Raleigh, the cemetery spans seven acres (2.8 hectares), and is known particularly for its Artillery Monument. The cemetery is closed on all Federal holidays other than Memorial Day and Veterans Day.
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The Estey Hall popular as the oldest building surviving at Shaw, is a late Victorian style structure. Also known as the first building constructed for the higher education of the black women in the United States. The women attended the lectures at the Estey Hall in different fields such as music, art, religion and economic. The hall stood strong for almost 100 years to the Shaw university.
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The monumental East Raleigh-South Park Historic District, in the Raleigh region in North Carolina boasts of being the largest African-American neighborhood in the district. While majority of the houses in this district had been erected midst 1900 to 1940, almost one-fifth homes date back to the 19th Century. The renowned Estey Hall and the Leonard Hall, are historically significant sites. Today, the Raleigh Historic Development Commission identifies, protects, preserves and promotes the historic resources of Raleigh. The north of South Street and the west of East Street, being the oldest regions are a great visit.
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Pope House Museum was once owned by Dr. M.T. Pope who was a prominent African-American citizen of Raleigh, North Carolina. The house was built in 1901 was also an official project of the Save America's Treasures Program. Pope had installed then cutting-edge gadgets in his house like gas and electric fixtures, running water, a telephone, and a call bell system. This house features on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Kids Museum. Launched in 2007, the museum nurtures a revolutionary concept that aims to inspire kids with the power of play. Innovation is the driving force behind its philosophy ...
Explore the natural wonders of North Carolina, from the depths
of its ocean to its rocky mountains. Complete with a 20 foot (6 meter) waterfall, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science has much to offer. See North Carolina ...
Founded in 1902, this museum is committed to exploring and
preserving North Carolina's rich heritage. Among the permanent exhibits is the Sports Hall of Fame, North Carolina folk life, and David Marshall "Carbine" Williams, a famous inventor of weapons ...