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    North Carolina State Capitol
    The North Carolina State Capitol, completed in 1840, is one of the finest and best-preserved examples of a major civic building in the Greek Revival style of architecture. It is a National Historic Landmark.
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    Blount Street was once home to rich industrialists and prominent civic leaders, as evidenced by these beautiful, historic homes. Nearby Blount Street Commons, currently under construction, will soon add even more residences, retail shops and parks.
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    Father and Son Antiques
    Father and Son Antiques is home to a bounty of collectables and oddities, from mid-century designs and vintage threads to '50s kitch, tiki, mod, and much more.
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    Wachovia IMAX Theater
    This architectural sculpture marks the entrance of the Wachovia IMAX Theater at Marbles Kids Museum, which provides a larger-than-life movie experience for kids of all ages.
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    Raleigh Times Bar
    The Raleigh Times Bar is located in the beautifully restored 100-year-old former home of the city's evening newspaper. Featuring creative takes on classic bar fare, and an amazing beer selection.


Downtown Raleigh's Destination Districts

Glenwood South Capital District
Warehouse District Fayetteville Street Moore Square
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Glenwood South

No district in Downtown Raleigh does hip and trendy like the Glenwood South District. Progressive restaurant concepts line the venerable Glenwood Avenue and create the place to see and be seen on warm evenings in Downtown Raleigh. What was once a quiet row of warehouses and art supply stores has transformed over the past five years into a thriving restaurant and retail environment.

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Capital District

The Capital District is the power center of North Carolina featuring-the State Capitol, Governor’s Mansion, and 3.5 million square feet of government office space.  The District is also home to the NC History Museum and the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, rated as one of the top ten science museums in the nation and was ranked number one most visited attraction of North Carolina this past year.

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Warehouse District

Characterized by its red brick warehouses, the Warehouse District has transformed into an intriguing mix of restaurants, specialty shops, and antique stores, attracting entertainment seekers. The district will continue to add new colors to its attraction palette in the coming years. The Union Station project will bring a multi-modal transit center to life in this historic district, connecting commuters and tourists.

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Fayetteville Street

Known for its world-class theater venues, skyscrapers full of Class A office space, an outdoor amphitheater, Fayetteville Street bustles with business and commerce during the day and pulses with youthful energy at night. At the heart of Fayetteville Street, City Plaza is downtown’s premier location thriving with outdoor events and festivals throughout the year. With a growing array of distinctive restaurants, bars, and boutiques, this cosmopolitan district has been named “Great Main Street” of downtown.

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Moore Square

Listed on the National of Historic Places, Moore Square Park offers a relaxing getaway for downtown employees. The historic City Market offers an eclectic collection of independent retail stores, unique art galleries, and creative restaurants surrounded by charming cobblestone streets. Most recently, Moore Square has attracted strong restaurant operators who are positioning the district as a dining destination.

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