Raleigh Convention Center
ISSOTL 2013 was held at the Raleigh Convention Center. The main ISSOTL hotel was the new Raleigh Marriott City Center, which is connected to the Convention Center. Additional rooms were available at the renovated Sheraton Raleigh Hotel located adjacent to the Convention Center. The deadline for securing rooms at the discounted conference rate was 11:50 PM Eastern on Monday, September 2, 2013.
Just 20 minutes away from downtown Raleigh, Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) features numerous carriers offering direct service to 37 destinations. An East Coast hub, RDU offers nearly 450 daily arrivals and departures on nine major and 16 regional carriers. International flights include London and Toronto.
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Greater Raleigh is often dubbed the "Smithsonian of the South" for its more than 40 free attractions, and the high quality of Raleigh's museums certainly adds merit to that distinction. Discover your inner Creative Genius by planning a visit around a blockbuster art exhibition or by exploring one of the country’s largest collections of Rodin sculptures at the North Carolina Museum of Art and the state’s only non-collecting Contemporary Art Museum (CAM Raleigh) while you’re here.
Take time to visit the Nature Research Center, a new wing at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, recognizable by its three-story, multimedia globe called the Daily Planet.
Many of the area’s museums are free, and no matter if your interests skew toward Renaissance art, interactive exhibits, or research and fossils, the Raleigh area has got it covered. Make sure to take a look at Visit Raleigh’s calendar of events for special events and exhibitions.
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is the largest museum of its kind in the Southeast. Through our exhibits, programs and field experiences, we provide visitors with opportunities to get up close and personal with science and nature.
The only Harley-Davidson drag racing museum in the world, located on the second floor of one of the largest Harley dealerships in the United States. The recently-expanded showroom is the home of the world-famous drag racing champion Ray Price. Free admission. Hours: Mon.-Tues., 8am-6pm; Thurs.-Fri., 8am-6pm; Sat., 8am-5pm; Sun., noon-5pm.
Renovated and restored to its original 19th century splendor, the Century Station Post Office building is ready for visitors. Free, docent-led tours will be open to the public every Friday at 2 pm. The building is located at 300 Fayetteville Street. Please contact the docent coordinator at (252) 237-0248, ext. 157 to schedule a tour or arrange for a special group tour.
Experience historic City Market, home to art galleries, restaurants and specialty shops. The original cobblestone streets are lit by lamps and filled with 19th-century charm. Individual business hours vary.
John Haywood, the state’s first elected treasurer, built this Federal-style frame house in 1799. It is the oldest house on its original site within the city limits of Raleigh. The house museum contains family portraits, original furnishings and a permanent doll collection. Free admission; donations accepted. Hours: Thurs., 10:30am-1:30pm (Mar.-Dec.)
This fine, Victorian-style mansion, built from native materials and home to N.C. governors since 1891, was described by FDR as having “the most beautiful governor’s residence interior in America.” Free admission. Tour reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance; tour hours are limited and vary seasonally.
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