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Lake Benson Park is a popular park in town. It is also home to the Lake Benson Boat House which is open for seasonal fishing and boating. Though the parkland features a lake, you cannot swim in it. This parkland consists of playgrounds, trails, picnic spots and open spaces for football games and kite flying. It also hosts town events like family movies and camping.
Clemmons Educational State Forest managed by the North Carolina Forest Service aims to provide ecological education through exhibits, self-guided trails and classes conducted by Rangers.
Centered around a restored gristmill that is the only remaining gristmill in Wake County, this park also features numerous trails, outdoor classrooms, research labs, ponds, and boardwalks.
The Walnut Hill Cotton Gin is a historic structure built around 1848. Previously home to a cotton gin machine, it is today used as a residence by architect Jim Smith, who is also responsible for restoring the building. It is well known for being one of the few remaining cotton gin houses in North Carolina. It became a part of the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.
The Walnut Hill Historic District is a 157 acre (64 hectares) historic area comprising of 40 residential structures. The district shows a mix of Victorian and Gothic Revival styles of architecture. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2000 because of its historical importance.
Dedicated to interpreting agricultural and rural heritage, this Antebellum farmstead features an 1855 Greek Revival house, a detached plank kitchen, a cotton gin museum, an herb garden, picnic facilities, a barn, and a 3,000 square foot museum known as the Farm History Center.
A city location for Muslim worship and other services.
During the final year of the American Civil War, Raleigh National Cemetery was built so as to provide the Union's slain with a final resting place. Situated in downtown Raleigh, the cemetery spans seven acres (2.8 hectares), and is known particularly for its Artillery Monument. The cemetery is closed on all Federal holidays other than Memorial Day and Veterans Day.
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 Raleigh Convention and Conference Center complex is a multi-purpose facility center. Everything from conventions, trade shows and conferences to inaugural balls are hosted here. The Center can accommodate events for 50 to 5000 people in its 500,000-square-foot (46,000-square meter) building. A Marriott hotel is conveniently located next door to provide accommodations.
This magnificent performing arts facility offers entertainment in five specialized venues. The Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, built in 1932, holds about 2277 and is the grand dame of Carolina theaters. The huge chandeliers, floating staircases and comfy, over-sized seats enhance the experience. The Meymandi Concert Hall is an acoustic titan and home to the North Carolina Symphony. It also plays host to renowned musicians and performers from around the globe. The Fletcher Opera Theater hosts performances by such groups as the Carolina Ballet and The National Opera Company. The Kennedy Theater seats 170 and offers a unique experience found in the venue's nontraditional performances. Finally the Lichtin Plaza is a two-acre (one-hectare) outdoor venue which hosts both public and private events.
It seems fitting that the official symbol for the city of Raleigh, known as the City of Oaks, should be a giant acorn. Located at the busy Moore Square, the acorn is a true local icon. Made entirely of copper, the acorn was created by David Benson, a local sculptor. The acorn weighs a massive 1,250 pounds (566 kilograms) and is a major aspect of the yearly New Years Celebration, during which it is shifted from the park to the Civic Center Plaza where it is dropped by a crane in a spectacle emulating the Times Square Ball.