The City of Raleigh was established in 1792. Capitol city of the state of North Carolina, Raleigh is a state-of-the-art cultural mecca that would make Sir Walter Raleigh proud. Just a few of the offerings here are:
ALLTEL Pavilion – one of the most technologically advanced amphitheatres in the world and said to have the best acoustic accomplishments in the world.
BTI Center for the Performing Arts – includes:
Fletcher Opera Theater: features the Carolina Ballet, the National Opera Company and the A. J. Fletcher Opera Institute.
Kennedy Theater: featuring Burning Coal Theatre.
The Lachine Plaza.
Meymandi Concert Hall features the world renowned North Carolina Symphony.
NC Museum of Natural Sciences
NC Museum of History
The North Carolina Solar Center
Raleigh City Museum
Historical sights include:
The State Capitol, a National Historic Landmark
The North Carolina Executive Mansion
Historic Oak View County Park
Historic Yates Mill County Park
Joel Lane House
Mordecai Historic Park
Few places in the world can touch Raleigh’s dedication to sports either. Teams and venues include the Carolina Hurricanes, NCSU Wolfpack Atheletics, the RBC Center, the Raleigh IcePlex, and the Ray Price Legends of Harley Drag Racing Museum.
Restaurants, shopping, and recreational opportunities abound in this scenic city framed by the Neuse River and Walnut and Crabtree Creeks.
The Raleigh (population 276,093 in 2003) government leaders, educational community and the business community have, together, achieved a consistent rating of one of the best areas for quality of life in the United States. High employment, good wages, great climate and location, and a varied recreational and cultural opportunities will keep it there.