The Lincoln Theatre is a modest, mid-sized concert venue in downtown Raleigh known for its lineup of live music ranging from national touring bands, local talent, and cover bands. The venue exudes an old school-vibe, and puts a premium on acoustics, sound and stage equipment, and beer over luxuries. Visitors can watch music standing up in front of the stage, or from balcony seating.
The Pour House Music Hall is a mid-size music venue located in downtown Raleigh across the street from Moore Square. The venue has a relaxed, rock-meets-grunge atmosphere, and is known as much for its calendar of national acts as it is for local talent showcases. The music hall’s upstairs bar serves a selection of more than two dozen draft beers, and offers concert views, two pool tables, and the hall’s only seating. The Pour House Music Hall is a great place to see live music in an unpretentious setting and enjoy a decent beer.
Founded in 1934, The Sarah P. Duke Gardens offers 55 acres (22 hectares) of world-class gardens in the center of Duke University. More than five miles (eight kilometers) of pathways lead visitors on walks through four sections of beautifully landscaped terraces, gardens, and arboretums. The Duke Gardens host gardening, photography, and natural history classes, and a summer concert series. A cafe and a visitor center are on the grounds. Walking and trolley tours are given four days a week; reservations are recommended.
The North Carolina Museum of Life & Science offers a number of interactive educational exhibits suitable for children and adults. Visitors can walk through a tornado, turn their movements into sound sculptures, and make contact with one of the largest butterfly conservatories on the American East Coast. The museum also features bear, red wolf, and lemur sanctuaries, and a forested tree house learning environment, which gives views of a landscaped forest from 20 feet (six meters) off the ground.
This chapel built in the center of Duke University in the Collegiate Gothic style was completed in 1932. Its tower soars 210 feet (65 meters) into the sky, and its founder, James B. Duke, felt that its inspirational presence would influence campus music, faith, and learning. Fine ornamentation, stained glass, and four beautifully crafted organs, including a Flentrop, or "Bach's Organ," draw thousands of admirers to the chapel every year. Free, guided tours of the chapel are offered every Sunday after an 11a worship service.
One of the leading art museums of the American South, the North Carolina Museum of Art opened in 1956 as the first in the nation established with public state funds. More than 40 galleries here are home to a permanent collection of paintings, artifacts, and sculptures spanning the history of art from antiquity to the present day. Visitors can see paintings of the European Renaissance, Egyptian funerary artifacts, and contemporary international works of art, among others. An amphitheater hosts outdoor performances, and a museum park features more than a dozen major site-specific works surrounded by forests and fields.
John P. "Top" Greene Park and Community Center is named after Mr. John P. "Top", popular activist in the area. Located in Raleigh, NC houses a banquet hall and a fully functional kitchen. The venue is available for private events and weddings.
A city location for Muslim worship and other services.
The Estey Hall popular as the oldest building surviving at Shaw, is a late Victorian style structure. Also known as the first building constructed for the higher education of the black women in the United States. The women attended the lectures at the Estey Hall in different fields such as music, art, religion and economic. The hall stood strong for almost 100 years to the Shaw university.
The Fletcher Opera Theater is located on the east side of the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. With an ability to house 600 people, this theater is popular amongst the art loving section of the city's population and many throng to watch classic operas, dance and theatrical productions here. With an elite atmosphere and fine interiors, the ambiance here is very inviting and one must try to catch a show here during a trip to the city.