raleigh, nc

Places to go, & things to do on your free day.


North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

The NC Museum of Natural Sciences is a high-performing nexus of research, collections, living collections, exhibitions and digital media, school and lifelong education, community engagement, and a regional network—each fueled by great expertise and a diversifying portfolio of public, earned and contributed funds. This museum is the oldest established museum in North Carolina and the largest museum of its kind in the Southeastern United States. The museum itself offers exhibits on NC’s geology, flora & fauna, plus fossil collections, 3D films & live-animal programs.

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Sports tournaments

Want to compete with other intramural champions from across the southeast??

Look no further. Each year Campus Outreach hosts flag football & 3v3 basketball tournaments for the New Year’s Conference. Start recruiting your team now and click below to let us know you’re interested!

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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a…scooter?

That’s right, Raleigh is a “nest” city for Bird Scooters. Spend your free day exploring downtown Raleigh on a Bird! Click below to see how fun they are.

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Buckhorn disc golf course

Established in 2001, Buckhorn at Harris Lake Park, is considered the most challenging course in the area. With tight fairways, lots of out of bounds and water on six holes (including four throw overs,) this course will test your accuracy as well as distance. 

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William B. Umstead State Park

Stroll nature trails or walk along 22 miles of hiking trails meandering through forest. Free admission!

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City Market

Experience historic City Market, home to art galleries, restaurants and specialty shops. The original cobblestone streets are lit by lamps and filled with 19th-century charm. Individual business hours vary.