The Raleigh area offers a broad variety of cultural diversions. It is home to the North Carolina State Fairgrounds and the State Capitol. You can discover art and history at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Museum of Art, and Museum of History; or enjoy a theatrical presentation or ballet at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts. The Progress Energy Center consists of the Fletcher Opera Theater; Meymandi Concert Hall, which hosts the North Carolina Symphony; Kennedy Theater; Lichtin Plaza; and the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium. In downtown Raleigh you can enjoy a fabulous range of cultural and recreational activities and explore an eclectic array of international dining, world-class entertainment, museums, and art galleries.
During the summer, delight in a show or concert under the stars at the Walnut Creek Amphitheater in Raleigh or the Koka Booth Amphitheater at Regency Park in Cary.