Local Info and Attractions

Local Info and Attractions

Parks and Swimming Pools

North Carolina State Parks

Wake County Parks

Raleigh Parks and Recreation 

Some nearby parks to check out:

Durant Nature Preserve

Pullen Park (right next to campus, nice café, paddle boats, carousel, train)

Kentwood Park (disc golf course)

Lake Johnson (nice walking/jogging trails, boats to rent)

Rose Garden (beautiful roses, easy walk from campus)

William B. Umstead State Park (lots of trails, fishing, camping)

Shopping:

Cameron Village (very close to campus–small boutique shops, lots of restaurants)

Cary Crossroads (big shopping area with Target; Old Navy; Home Depot; Bed, Bath, and Beyond; etc.)

Cary Towne Center

Crabtree Valley Mall

Grocery Stores       

The closest grocery store is Food Lion at 3926 Western Blvd, just a few blocks from Wolf Village.

Restaurants 

There are lots of restaurants in walking distance from Main Campus and WolfLine bus stops.  A couple you should check out: Neomonde (yummy Lebanese food), Gonza Tacos y Tequilla and Cook Out (close to Wolf Village, super cheap food and great milkshakes).

Museums:  (all FREE)

NC Museum of Art

NC Museum of History

NC Museum of Natural Sciences

Movies close to campus:

Blue Ridge14 (all shows $2.25)

Witherspoon Cinema (on campus!)

Things to do

Flea Market: Every Saturday and Sunday on the State Fairgrounds

State Farmer’s Market: HUGE farmer’s market open daily.  Includes produce, plants, NC gifts.

Durham Bulls Minor League Baseball

First Friday Raleigh: Art galleries, food, music

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