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Find Exciting Things to See and Do in Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina, is famous for its southern hospitality, but our city also offers a wide range of attractions and things to do. Attend a NC State University Wolfpack game. Rock out to a live arena concert at RBC Center. Take part in a conference or training at McKimmon Center. Or shop ‘til you drop at Crabtree Valley Mall. It’s all here in Raleigh!

James B. Hunt Horse Complex near Ramada. The Hunt Horse Complex sits on 30 fenced acres of the 344-acre fairgrounds. The Complex hosts many horse disciplines including Quarter Horses, Hunters, Jumpers, Dressage, Morgans, Saddlebreds, Hackneys, Roadsters, Ponies, Paso Finos, Arabians, and dozens more. Conveniently located less than half a mile from the Complex, Ramada Blue Ridge Raleigh hotel offers relaxing, recently renovated lodgings. Guests will find rooms appointed with complimentary wireless Internet access. Enjoy breakfast in The Capital Room Restaurant  before heading out to the Hunt Horse Complex. For more information on the Complex, visit http://www.ncstatefair.org/hunt.htm.

Carter-Finley Stadium. Situated on the West Campus of North Carolina State University, Carter-Finley Stadium is the home of the Wolfpack football.  The football stadium is less than a mile from the hotel. http://www.ncsu.edu/facilities/buildings/carter-finley.html  [Top]

North Carolina State Fairgrounds. The North Carolina State Fair is held each fall at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds celebrating the state’s agricultural roots with almost two weeks of entertainment! Ramada Raleigh is within walking distance of the grounds.  The fairgrounds also holds a weekly flea market and has several festivals and events throughout the year. Visit http://www.ncstatefair.org.

PNC Arena. Located across the street from Ramada Raleighl in Raleigh, NC, PNC Arena is a sports and entertainment facility. It’s home of the NHL Carolina Hurricanes and NC State University’s men’s basketball.  The PNC Arena also holds various concerts and events throughout the year.  For more information, visit the PNC Arena Website.  [Top]

J. S. Dorton Arena. The J.S. Dorton Arena was built to serve agriculture, industry, commerce and the general welfare of North Carolina. It has earned an international reputation since its construction in 1951. http://www.ncstatefair.org/dorton.htm.

McKimmon Conference & Center. The McKimmon Center, a unit of Continuing & Professional Education associated with NC State University, hosts an average of over 2,000 events with more than 190,000 people coming through the Center each year. For more information, visit http://www.mckimmon.ncsu.edu/mckimmon.  [Top]

Royal Banquet and Conference Center. The Royal Banquet and Conference Center hosts a number of different events, from weddings to business conferences. It’s located in the former Royal Bakery, a historic Raleigh, NC, landmark. Visit http://theroyalbanquet.com/.

Raleigh Convention Center. Set to open in summer 2008, the new Raleigh Convention Center is currently under construction. The 500,000-square-foot facility will welcome groups of 50 to 5,000 with a sparkling new backdrop for trade shows, conventions and conferences. http://www.raleighconvention.com.  [Top]

Crabtree Valley Mall. Crabtree Valley Mall is the Raleigh area’s largest mall, with the greatest selection of over 200 stores in the Triangle. It’s the only mall in the area with covered parking and valet service. http://www.crabtree-valley-mall.com.

Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts. The Progress Energy Center is the Triangle’s leading multi-venue entertainment complex No other live theatre complex in the Triangle has such an event-packed calendar, from the Carolina Ballet to leading comedy acts, from the NC Symphony to spectacular family entertainment such as Disney’s The Lion King, and so much more. http://www.progressenergycenter.com.  [Top]