Day Trip Activities for Families and Kids- Raleigh area

401 Par Golf- Mini Golf 5715 Fayetteville Road, Raleigh, NC 27603 919-772-5261 http://401pargolf.com/?page_id=46 Adventure Landing 3311 Capital Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27604 919-872-1688 http://www.adventurelanding.com/parks/raleigh/ Blue Jay Point County Park 3200 Pleasant Union Church Rd., Raleigh, NC 27614 919-870-4330 http://www.wakegov.com/parks/bluejay/Pages/default.aspx BounceU of Apex 3419 Apex Peakway Apex, NC 27502 919-303-3368 apex.nc@bounceu.com Buffaloe Lanes 151 High House Rd.,Cary, NC 27511 919-468-8684 http://buffaloelanes.com/ Buffaloe Lanes 5900 Oak Forest Drive, Raleigh, NC  27616 919-876-5681 http://buffaloelanes.com/ Buffaloe Lanes 6701 Fayetteville Rd,

What’s the Scoop on Discovery Place Kids

Take a closer look: I CAN Wonder Why. If you have a curious little one who loves asking questions, experimenting and testing ideas, then you will love the I CAN Wonder Why theme area. This area sparks enthusiasm and encourages curiosity. To celebrate playful, open-ended discovery and the creative process, check

Uwharrie National Forest

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Uwharrie National Forest Troy area, NC Website: cs.unca.edu/nfsnc Though you can have fun at Uwharrie for the day, once you’re there, you’ll want to stick around. This 50,000-acre forest is named for the Uwharrie Mountains, which were created from ancient volcanoes. The 1,000-foot hills were 20,000-foot peaks a mere 500 million years ago. But

North Carolina Zoo

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North Carolina Zoo Asheboro, NC Website: nczoo.org The North Carolina Zoo is the nation’s largest walk-through, natural-habitat zoo. The zoo is divided into the North American and African regions and includes several areas where children can stop to play, eat and use the restrooms. New in 2008 is the Watani Grasslands Reserve. The

Seagrove Pottery Area

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Seagrove Pottery Area Seagrove, NC Website: visitrandolphcounty.com/pottery.php Seagrove is home to the North Carolina Pottery Center, which displays more than 800 artifacts dating to the prehistoric Native Americans. Nearly 100 shops and potteries dot the surrounding area, including Moore County. Seagrove also hosts an annual pottery festival the weekend before Thanksgiving each year.

Town Creek Indian Mound

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Town Creek Indian Mound Mt. Gilead, NC Website: nchistoricsites.org In the 11th century, a new Indian culture emerged in the Pee Dee River Valley that built earthen burial mounds for their leaders. Town Creek Indian Mound includes a reconstructed ceremonial center, visitor center, nature trail and burial house. The site is handicapped accessible