Comfort Inn & Suites Crabtree Valley
6209 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27612
Phone: (919) 782-1112
Fax: (919) 782-9119
An "All Children's Playground" with tunnels, bridges, towers, and swings that are constructed to accommodate children of all physical abilities is the feature of this park that also offers athletic fields, a recreation center, and a picnic area.
This park, centered around Shelley Lake, a 53-acre (21-hectare) waterway, offers trails that are popular with cyclists and nature goers. Take a leisurely walk around the lake and enjoy the natural setting, have a picnic, go fishing, paddle a canoe or rowboat around the lake, or just sit and watch the sailboats go by. Admission is free.
Steeped in history, the sprawling 5579-acre (2257-hectare) space that is William B. Umstead State Park, was originally an enchanting wilderness. Christened after the city governor as an ode to his dedication to conservation, the park was previously divided into Crabtree Creek and Reedy Creek. Established in 1937, it is located within stumbling distance of Research Triangle Park, under the towering shadows of Raleigh and Durham. A great respite from mundane life, enjoy a plethora of recreational activities on offer. Take a horseback ride or bridle trail through lush flora of pines and hickory with scattered picnic spots and camping sites punctuating the landscape. Paddle across the lake in a rented rowboat or canoe, and fish out bass and bluegill. The picturesque getaway exudes tranquility and is a popular rejuvenating spot for locals.
This beautiful historic structure called the Henry L. Kamphoefner House is known to be the first home to be built in the Modernist style. Constructed in the mid 20th century, the structure was designed in the Usonian style of architecture. The structure stands unique in the was it is constructed and oriented in it's interiors and exteriors. Henry L. Kamphoefner who was the dean of the School of Design was encouraged with several awards pertaining to fine arts, etc.
Carter Finley Stadium is home to North Carolina State University's Wolfpack. It has a 51,500 seat capacity that is often stretched to its limit during football season. The stadium honors Wilbert James (Nick) Carter (1902-1972), Harry Clifton Carter (1908-1990), and Albert Earle Finley (1895-1985). The two Carter brothers graduated from NC State's school of Textiles and became top executives in the J. P. Stevens Company. Finley, who eventually started his own business, the Raleigh Tractor and Equipment Company, always kept an active interest in supporting the college.
One of the newest sports and entertainment facilities in America, the PNC arena is home of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes and North Carolina State University's men's basketball team. They also frequently host concerts, ice shows, circuses, corporate meetings and trade shows. The Center iss a vital part of the Raleigh community. Amenities include three concourses, 75 luxury suites, and restaurants.
J.S. Dorton Arena was originally built in 1952 to serve agriculture and industry in North Carolina. This distinctively designed building is a state and national landmark. Dorton Arena's design gained international reputation for its use of parabolic arches, concave roof and suspension cables. It boasts the first use of a cable supported roof system in the world which allows for a column free arena in which no view of the arena floor is obstructed. Now, exhibits, performances and the annual State Fair are held here.
With more than 344 acres (139 hectares) of land and a total of 398,000 square feet (36,975 square meters) of building space, North Carolina State Fairgrounds is the best rental facility in Raleigh. The fairground consists of many buildings that can host conferences and seminars. Also, the grounds are host to various local festivals, exhibits and trade shows. The North Carolina State Fairgrounds is also famous for its North Carolina State Fair and weekly Fairground Flea Market.
Pull up a bench and revel in nature's beauty in this eight-acre (three-hectare) garden wonderland. This outdoor laboratory for the Department of Horticulture at North Carolina State University is a delight for visitors and locals alike. Sit in the shade of trees from over 50 different countries, wander down the 450-foot (137-meter) long mosaic of the Perennial Garden or bring a good book and relax in the Reading Garden. The Victorian gazebo in the Klein-Pringle White Garden is a popular choice for local brides and the Japanese and Paradise gardens are must-sees. Admission and parking are free.
Nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood, this historic garden features 1,200 roses of 60 different varieties blooming from late May until autumn, as well as seasonal flowers such as bulbs, annuals, trees, and shrubs.
Anyone who has ever kept a dog knows how happy and enthusiastic he or she gets when they are taken out for a walk. It is even better and and more emphatic when the dog is taken to a park and just allowed to roam free and mingle with other furry four-legged friends. At the Millbrook Exchange Dog Park, one of only three off-the-leash dog parks in Raleigh, the atmosphere is filled with happy and playful 'bow wows' and 'yaps'. The massive park has three areas: the 'Large' Dog Park; the 'Small' Dog Park' and the Picnic Shelter. The first area is more suitable for young, big and dogs with a restless spirit who need to just run, run and run; the second is more suitable for old, small and dogs who might be recovering from any illness; the third area lies between the two other areas, and it is where you can relax with your dog and eat a sandwich or two and spend some time with your dog. However, there are certain strict rules that need heeding at the park, so do read them up before your visit.
This beautiful wooden carousel was built in 1900 making it one of the oldest in the country. Originally a part of the Bloomsbury Park, the carousel has been regaling kids at the Pullen Park since 1915. Featuring 52 hand-carved wooden animals, the carousel was extensively restored in the late 1970s and stays true to its original design and function.