"Raleigh: Capital of North Carolina" Top 5 Page for this destination Raleigh by Tom_Fields

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Raleigh: One of the South's Best-Kept Secrets

This is the largest city in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill "triangle". This entire metropolitan area is a powerful magnet for well-to-do, well-educated people, with one of the highest concentrations of PhD's per capita in the entire country.

Raleigh has a fine selection of museums, parks, and cultural activities, which I barely had time to sample. Someday, I hope to get back there. Here are just a few of the things that it has to offer.

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  • Pros:An impressive selection of things to do
  • In a nutshell:One of the South's overlooked jems
  • Last visit to Raleigh: May 1992
  • Intro Written Feb 9, 2006
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