Welcome to Raleigh, your next charter bus destination! Raleigh, North Carolina's capital city stands on I-40 at the very heart of the state. US President Andrew Johnson was born in a tiny hut just north of where the capitol now stands.
Your Raleigh charter bus group members will find the Capitol itself worth a look to see the copy of Canova's interesting statue of George Washington in Roman garb. Viewing times are Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm; admission is always free.
Just steps away the North Carolina Museum of History at 5 E Edenton St (Open: Tues-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun noon-5pm) Your Raleigh Charter bus group members will find it an impressive chronological trot through the state's history from the viewpoint of its people, with particularly strong sections on the lives and contributions of women.
Your charter bus group will also stop by the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W Jones St (Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm, which looks at local geology of the Raleigh area, as well as animal and plant life, going all the way back to the dinosaur age. The younger members of Raleigh Charter bus charter group will find this place very interesting and informative.
Raleigh Charter bus group will stop by the four-block City Market, south of the capitol, arranged around Martin Street and Moore Square. It holds a number of good shops. If your charter bus group is feeling a little hungry, your Raleigh charter bus will bring your group to the particularly good Blue Ridge Restaurant, which is open for lunch Tuesday to Friday, for brunch at the weekend and dinner on Friday. This is a great place to kick back and have a relaxing meal with your charter bus gang.
The Natural History Museum is a fun stop for all the charter bus members both young and old. There are a number of exhibits outlining the history of the dinosaurs that once roamed this area. Your charter bus group will get to know these creatures through their fossils and what science has been able to discern about them. Willo, the only dinosaur in the world with a fossilized heart, is just one of the fascinating artifacts found at this museum, the largest of its kind in the Southeast.
North Carolina Museum of Art is a great destination for your Raleigh charter bus group. This museum's collection spans more than 5,000 years, from ancient Egyptian artifacts to the latest in contemporary art. It is especially known for its European galleries, which boast works by the masters: Monet, Rubens and Raphael, to name only a few.
The State Capitol is a wonder for all the members of the charter group members. The State Capitol building, built in 1840, is an excellent example of a civic structure in Greek Revival-style architecture. Though recently renovated, the building does contain some original furniture.
Pullen Park in Raleigh is a great place to spend some time among the trees and greenery. This is a great park to enjoy a picnic with you charter bus gang or simply relax and take some photographs. At Executive Mansion your charter bus tour group members will be transported into Raleigh's past. This 37,500-square-foot grand mansion, built during the late 1800s in the Queen Anne-style of Victorian architecture, is home to the governor of North Carolina and his family. Although the mansion itself is currently closed to the general public, free tours of the grounds are still available.
Cameron Village is another fun shopping excursion for your Raleigh charter bus tour group. Built in 1949, this is an outdoor shopping center with a 656,000-square-foot area filled with nationally known as well as specialty shops.Your Raleigh charter bus takes your group members to lot of places where they can shop, roam lush parks, look at the art and get some knowledge about the fossilized friends from days gone by.