Raleigh and Wake County offer many attractions that don’t cost a lot of money. You can visit parks, museums, and historic sites, listen to concerts, and attend festivals. These websites provide information about many free activities.
Information about 10 things to do in Wake County during the summer. Activities are free and include some aspect that enhances healthy living.
Directory of free admission attractions throughout the Raleigh area.
Thirty free attractions, including museums, greenway trails and sites such as:
- Artspace, a thriving visual art center.
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Gardens, a public park devoted to Dr. King and the civil rights movement.
- Historic Oakwood Cemetery, resting place of approximately 2,800 Confederate soldiers, five Civil War generals, seven governors, and numerous U.S. Senators.
- North Carolina Museums of Art, History, and Natural Sciences
- North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame
- Shelley Lake, a 53-acre lake/park that includes two miles of paved greenway trails with exercise workout stations. Enjoy fishing, canoeing, sailing, row boating, pedal-boating, biking, hiking and picnicking.