There’s never a shortage of things to do in and around Raleigh, NC, especially during the fall season. Take a look at some of things you can do with friends and family when you want to get out and take advantage of the fun things the Triangle region has to offer.
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We’ve broken it down into categories so you can pick which type of event you’re most interested in trying, but we encourage you to step outside of your comfort zone and think about trying something new. Some events are family-friendly, and others are best for adults and older kids. Are you searching for drug and alcohol rehab in Raleigh NC? Legacy Freedom can help you! Call today to learn more about our Raleigh treatment options.
Fun Fall Things to Do Around Raleigh!
Fall is the time for corn mazes and pumpkin patches. Most are open daily so that you can bring your family to pick out a pumpkin and take a stroll through the corn maze. Some turn into haunted places at night in case you want to have a frightful time.
Clayton Fear Farm
Just a short drive from Raleigh, this farm offers daytime fun for younger children that includes a non-haunted corn maze and hayride, and a pumpkin patch where you can pick your own. At night, it turns into the Fear Farm, which includes seven scary attractions, including haunted houses and a spooky hayride through the woods.
Visit www.claytonfearfarm.com for dates and ticket prices.
Ken’s Korny Corn Maze
Open through November, this farm has a six acre corn maze that’s open on the weekends. It’s in Garner, which isn’t too far from downtown Raleigh. They also have a hay jump and a rope maze, plus a pirate’s ship that kids can climb on. At night they turn the maze into a haunted attraction with zombies and other scary creatures lurking inside.
Check out www.kensproduce.com to get more information.
Three Bears Acres
This 50 acre recreational farm offers lots of activities for kids, including tree houses, slides, obstacle courses and a graffiti wall. In the fall, they have events such as shooting corn cobs, pumpkin bowling and a special day after Halloween where you can bring your jack-o’-lantern to smash. In November, they have a Dog Day where you can bring your pup to play.
For dates, visit their website at www.threebearsacres.com
Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tour
Take a walking tour of the haunted places in downtown Raleigh, including the oldest cemetery in the city. Your guide will tell local ghost stories and folklore of the places you visit. Ask questions you may have about ghosts and goblins and your guide should be able to answer them. You’ll also learn the history of the sites, so it’s educational and fun. Kids over 8 are welcome.
Buy tickets at www.tobaccoroadtours.com.
Raleigh has no shortage of museums, but here are a few to get you started. Each one has permanent exhibits as well as special events throughout the year. Some have free admission but the special exhibits may have an entrance fee. Check their websites for details.
Marbles Kids Museum is located in downtown Raleigh. It’s a learning museum that offers lots of hands-on activities for kids that cover topics such as music, nature and art. In addition to their regular exhibits, they have special events where kids can hear stories, participate in science projects and make art. The museum also has an IMAX theatre where you can see the latest blockbusters in 3-D.
Visit www.marbleskidsmuseum.org for admission information.
Museum of Natural Sciences
The largest natural history museum in the southeast, there is something for everyone here. They have permanent exhibits that showcase artifacts from North Carolina that go all the way back to prehistoric times, including Acro, the only real Acrocanthosaurus skeleton in the world. They also have events and classes for both kids and adults, ranging from science to nature to technology.
Check out their website www.naturalsciences.org for information about exhibits and classes.
North Carolina Museum of Art
If art is more your thing than science, visit one of the best art museums in the south. They have free permanent exhibits including more than 30 Rodin pieces, plus special exhibits all year long. They also have a 164 acre park where you can stroll to check out sculpture such as the often photographed Gyre rings. Rolling Sculpture, a special exhibit featuring cars from the 1930s and 40s recently opened and will run through January.
Visit www.ncartmuseum.org for details.
Here are a few others exciting events happening in Raleigh. From sports to special events celebrating heritages, you and your family and friends can root for the local hockey team or learn more about another culture. If someone you know needs drug or alcohol rehab in Raleigh NC, please call Legacy Freedom for assistance.
Check out a hockey game when the local team, the ‘Canes, plays at PNC Arena. The arena boasts lots of delicious food options with concession stands ranging from pulled pork sandwiches to Mexican food. In addition to all the regulars, they have craft beer from NC breweries such as Foothills and Carolina Brewing Company. Don’t forget to bundle up when you go. Even if it’s still warm outside, it’s cold when you’re sitting near the ice.
Get tickets at the website www.thepncarena.com.
North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival
This festival was so popular when it debuted last year at Koka Booth in Cary, NC that they’re bringing it back for 2016. It kicks off in late November, just in time for the holidays. It features over 20 displays of lanterns lit up with thousands of LED lights. This year will also include cultural performances as well as arts and crafts activities.
Visit www.boothamphitheatre.com for information about tickets.
American Indian Heritage Festival
This family friendly event is in its 21st year in Raleigh. Head down to the North Carolina Museum of History in November to see musicians, dancers and storytellers from tribes across the state. It is a celebration of the past and present culture of American Indians. There will be hands-on activities, games, craft demonstrations and more.
Check out www.ncmuseumofhistory.org/events/AIHC-2016 for more information.
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