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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…

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…

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…

Bubble Tea in the Triangle: A Guide

Bubble tea, boba, pearl milk tea, boba milk tea, boba tea, boba nai cha, tapioca tea--there are lots of names for the same delicious drink made from tea, milk, ice and sproingy tapioca pearls. If you’ve never tried it, it’s…

Illusionists to Perform in a Magic Show

Illusionists Kevin and Cindy Spencer have been perfecting the art of magic for more than a decade, fusing it with their love for the theater. See the Spencers perform their spellbinding creation, “Theatre of Illusion,” at The Clayton Center on…