Activities

The Dentzel Carousel Celebrates 100 Years

March 28, 2021, marked the 100 year anniversary of the Dentzel Carousel being part of Pullen Park. This carousel has had quite the ride over its lifetime from its inception in the early 1900s, to its time in Bloomsbury Park,…

How to Visit Gimghoul Castle in Chapel Hill

When you think of castles, places like Ireland, Scotland, and England may pop in your head. What about Chapel Hill? Probably not, but surprisingly, this part of the Triangle does have its own legitimate French-style château, Gimghoul Castle. It even…

'Golden Mummies of Egypt' Exhibit on Display

The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) is now displaying the exhibit “Golden Mummies of Egypt” from the Manchester Museum in England. This is the exhibition’s first appearance at an American art museum. On view through July 11, 2021, it…

We Now Have Historic Downtown Raleigh Trading Cards

Picture two baseball fans studying their collection of cards and you may hear something like this: "I'll trade my Mickey Mantle for your Jackie Robinson." This year in downtown Raleigh, you may hear something slightly different: "I'll trade my Raleigh…

Dino Safari Roars into Raleigh

We had a chance to sit down with the producer of Dino Safari, Tom Zaller, and get the inside scoop on what makes this larger than life drive-thru dinosaur experience roar.…

New Display Debuts at the NC Museum of History

The North Carolina Museum of History has a new pop-up panel display opening this Jan. 28. Learn fascinating details about the Green Book, the annual travel guide that helped African Americans navigate Jim Crow segregation. Published from 1936 to 1966,…

Nights of Lights at Raleigh’s Dorothea Dix Park

Driving around to look at neighborhood holiday lights is a tradition among so many families--including mine. It’s always so much fun to see the variety of decorations. From classic white lights to a lawn full of inflatables to over-the-top displays…

fit RDU Offers Outdoor Exercise Classes

Many of us are really struggling to keep our mental health in check right now. Between the stress of virtual schooling, isolation and worry about jobs and the economy it’s not easy to stay upbeat. One great way to…

A Visit to the Kersey Valley Sunflower Extravaganza

  The pandemic-related cancellation of the 2020 summer sunflower field at Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh disappointed so many Triangle residents. In just a few years, visiting the field had turned into a great tradition for area families--photo opportunities…

Triangle Museums in Phase 2.5

When N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper announced that our state was moving into Phase 2.5 of the reopening plan, that meant that museums could open at 50-percent capacity. Each museum in the Triangle has its own schedule and method for resuming…