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     "Raleigh, NC"
     Raleigh, North Carolina
     Named as the "City of Oaks," Raleigh was also called the "Green Survival City" on 1975 in the country. Founded in 1792 and named after Sir Walter Raleigh, who founded the first Engilsh settlement in North Carolina. Raleigh's historical and government buildings to see are the State Capital, the Executive Mansion, a Queen Anne-style house for the governor's to live, the new State Legislative Building, the State Library, J.S. Dorton Arena at the State Fair, the Research Triangle, and the Mordecai Historic Park. Of the areas museums to see are the North Carolina Museum of Art featuring a collection of old masters artworks like Rubens, Rembrandt, Goya, and others, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, a children favorite, the North Carolina Museum of History, and the Hall of History. Educational institutions around the area are North Carolina State University, Duke University, the University of North Carolia, and Shaw University. Other interests or attractions include the Joel Lane House and Pullen Park.

     Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau
     225 Hillsborough St.
     Raleigh, North Carolina
     (919)834-5900 or (800)849-8499

     J.S. Dorton Arena
     State Fairgrounds
     Raleigh, North Carolina
     (919) 733-2626
     The arena offers state fairs, concerts and is home to the Raleigh Ice Caps hockey team.

     Joel Lane House
     728 W. Hargett St.
     Raleigh, North Carolina
     (919) 833-3431
     One of the oldest houses in Raleigh.

     Mordecal Historic Park
     jct. Wake Forest Rd. and Mimosa St.
     Raleigh, North Carolina
     (919) 834-4844
     The park holds the 1785 plantation house of the Lane and Mordecai families.

     North Carolina Museum of Art
     2110 Blue Ridge Rd.
     Raleigh, North Carolina
     (919) 839-6262
     The art museum had eight major collections of works of art.

     North Carolina Museum of History
     5 E. Edenton St.
     Raleigh, North Carolina
     (919) 715-0200
     The museum has North Carolina history spanning pre-Colonial to the present.

     North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences
     102 N. Salisbury St., Bicentennial Plaza
     Raleigh, North Carolina
     (919) 733-7450
     The museumoffers living animals, videotaped presentations, and interactive exhibits.

     North Carolina State University Arboretum
     4301 Beryl Rd.
     Raleigh, North Carolina
     (919) 515-7641
     The center holds over 5,000 kinds of plants in an 8-acre horticultural park.

     State Capitol
     Capitol Sq.
     Raleigh, North Carolina
     (919)733-4994 or 733-3456
     The restored neoclassic capitol building was built from 1833 to 1840.

     State Legislative Building
     16 W. Jones St.
     Raleigh, North Carolina
     (919) 733-7928
     This marble building rising from a podium of North Carolina granite has a mosaic of the great Seal of the State of North Carolina in the 340-foot-wide podium.

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