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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…

'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,…

GUIDE: North Carolina's Zoos and Aquariums

North Carolina has an impressive array of places to see and learn about animals. We have zoos, aquariums, animal sanctuaries, science centers and more, offering in-person experiences with animals from aardvarks to zebras. Whether you walk through, drive through or…

10 Locally Owned Toy Stores in the Triangle

The Triangle is really lucky to have so many locally-owned toy stores around. When you shop from them, you frequently get convenient perks like gift registries and free wrapping, and always enjoy very personal shopping experiences that the big brick…

Triangle 2020 Holiday Art and Craft Fairs

The winter holidays are full of family fun, foods and shopping for artisan-crafted treasures and unique gifts. This year is no different, except for the COVID-related safety precautions in place to keep shoppers and vendors safe. Check out this list…