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Entertainment Guide


Cary AMF South Hills
301 Nottingham Drive, Cary, 919/467-2411
Group Rates available;
Shoe Rental is $2.75, Sun-Thurs: 9am - Midnight. Fri/Sat: 9-2am.
Directions: I-40 East. Follow Off of Buck Jones Road

Cary - Buffaloe Lanes
151 High House Road, Cary, 919/468-8684
Group Rates available;
Shoe Rental is $2.50. Sun-Thurs: 9:00 - 11pm. Fri/Sat: 9-2am
Directions: From I-40, Take Davis Drive South. Turn Left onto High House Road. Once cross over Old Apex Road, will see Bowling Alley on Right.

Raleigh - AMF Pleasant Valley Lanes
5501 Commercial Avenue, Raleigh, 919/783-0080
Group Rates available;
Shoe Rental is $3. Mon-Fri: 11am - 11pm. Extended Hours on Sat/Sun.
Directions from Triangle: Route 70 East; Turn Right on Duraleigh Road, At 2nd light, turn left onto Delta Lake Road. Bowling Alley on Left.

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Cary - Cary Towne Center

Intersection of Cary Towne Blvd and Walnut Street in Cary, 919/460-1053
Directions: I-440 Beltline to Exit 1B / I-40 West, travel 3/4 mile to Exit 291 / Cary Towne Blvd. Turn right on Cary Towne Blvd and left at the first traffic light.
Hours of Operation: Mon-Sat: 10:00am - 9:30pm and Sunday: 12:30pm - 6:00pm
http://www.shopyourmall.com/ Includes 5 major department stores, and over 130 of your favorite stores, 5 restaurants and a food court.

Durham - Brightleaf Square
905 W Main Street, Durham. 919/682-9229
Location: Located at the corner of Gregson & Main Streets in Downtown Durham, two blocks from Duke University's East Campus.
Directions: Take I-40 West to Durham Freeway (Route 147 North). Exit 12C at Duke Street. Go to 3rd Stop Light at the corner of Duke and Main. Turn left onto Main Street. Parking is on the Left.
Hours of Operation: Varies by store. Most open by 11:00am; and typically closed on Sunday.
Specialty shops, art galleries and restaurants.

The Streets at Southpoint
6910 Fayetteville Road, Durham, 919/572-8808
Directions: From IBM at RTP, Take I-40 West to Fayetteville Road. Exit Right. Turn Left onto Fayetteville Road, Cross over I-40. Turn Right into Shopping Center.
Hours of Operation: Mon-Sat: 10:00am - 9:00pm and Sunday: Noon - 6:00pm. Department Stores, Cinema & Restaurant hours may vary.
http://www.streetsatsouthpoint.com/html/index10.asp Includes 5 Major Department Stores and over 140 other shops and restaurants. Also at the location is a 16-screen megaplex movie theatre.

Morrisville - Prime Outlets
1001 Airport Blvd, Morrisville, 919/380-8700
Location: Exit 284 off of I-40 (Airport Blvd)
Hours of Operation: Mon-Sat: 10:00am - 9:00pm and Sunday: Noon - 6:00pm
http://www.primeoutlets.com/ Enclosed center with over 40 stores & a full service Italian Restaurant & food court.

Raleigh - Crabtree Valley Mall
4325 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, 919/787-8993 or 800/963-SHOP
Location: Located at the I-440 Beltline and US 70 in Raleigh.
Hours of Operation: Mon-Sat: 10:00am - 9:30pm and Sunday: Noon - 6:00pm
http://www.crabtree-valley-mall.com/. Includes 4 major department stores and over 200 other shops, 7 restaurants and a food court

New Triangle Town Center
5959 Triangle Town Blvd, Raleigh, 919/792-2222
Directions: From I-40, Take I-540 North till it ends at Capital Blvd. Exit at Triangle Town Boulevard. Follow the signs directly to the Mall. The Mall is on Capital Blvd between Old Wake Forest Road and Sumner Blvd.
Hours of Operation: Mon-Sat: 10:00am - 9:00pm and Sunday: Noon - 6:00pm
http://www.triangletowncenter.com/shop/triangle.nsf Open August 14, 2002. Includes 4 major department stores and over 100 shops and restaurants. Creekside Cafes food court.

The Shops of Cameron Village
1900 Cameron Street, Raleigh, 919/821-1350.
Location: Located off Oberlin Road between Hillsborough St and Wade Avenue.
Hours of Operation: Varies by store 100 Distinctive stores, restaurants & cafes, and special services.

North Hills Mall
Directions: From NC -147 S travel toward Airport/Raleigh for approximately 7 miles. Merge left on to I-40 E (Exit 5A) toward RDU/Raleigh. Stay on I-40 for approximately 6 miles, exiting on Exit 289 (Raleigh North/Raleigh East). Travel along this road to I-440/US 1 N toward Wake Forest/Rockey Mount/Wilson. At the Six Forks Road/North Hills exit (Exit 8B), merge onto Six Forks Road and North Hills will be on your left.

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Chapel Hill - Morehead Planetarium
The Morehead Planetarium is one of only a few planetariums in the country with a Zeiss Model VI projector that can show approximately 8,900 stars. The first planetarium owned by a university, it was once used as a NASA training center for astronauts. In addition to the 330-seat theatre with a 68-foot dome, there are exhibits, art galleries, rose gardens, a massive sundial, and a science shop. Shows each evening, matinees on weekends.
Hours: Public planetarium shows Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 7:30 and 8:30; live sky shows narrated by planetarium staff members on Fridays at 3:30 and 7:30. Weekend matinees. Please call for specific programs.
Address: East Franklin Street, UNC, Chapel Hill. 919/962-1247. http://www.moreheadplanetarium.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=page&filename=visitor_guide.html
Directions: Take I-40 West to Exit 270 (15-501). Turn left towards Chapel Hill. Go 1.6 miles to Franklin Street exit to the right. Proceed on Franklin Street for 2.6 miles. Morehead Planetarium is located on the Left.

Raleigh - Exploris
The world's first global experience center opened its doors in October 1999. Features interactive exhibits and programs for all ages focusing on global trade, telecommunications, changing cultures and the global environment. Gift shop and daily performances.
Hours: Tues-Sat: 9am-5pm; Sun: Noon-5pm; Open Monday during the summer months.
Address: 201 E Hargett Street, Raleigh. 919/834-4040. http://www.exploris.org/ Directions: From I-40 East, take exit 299 - Person Street. Travel North towards Downtown Raleigh. Continue North on Person Street for approximately 2 miles. Turn left onto Hargett Street. Exploris is on the right at the corner of Hargett and Blount Streets. Visitor parking for Exploris is located next to the City Market on Martin Street, just across from Moore Square.

North Carolina Museum of Art
Paintings and sculpture representing more than 5,000 years of artistic heritage from ancient Egypt to the present. Several changing exhibitions each year. Lectures, workshops, films, family festivals and performing arts events offered in landmark Museum Park. Gift shop and cafe.
Hours: Tues-Sat: 9am-5pm; Fri: 9am-9pm; Sun: 11am-6pm. Closed Mondays. Daily guided tours at 1:30pm
Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. 919/839-6262. http://www.ncartmuseum.org/
Directions: From I-40 East, take Wade Avenue exit to Blue Ridge Road exit. Follow west for a half mile. Museum will be on right. Parking is to the left of the circular driveway.

North Carolina Museum of Natural History
The museum houses both long-term and changing exhibits that describe how North Carolinians have lived from the state's early beginnings to present day. Long-term exhibits focus on the state's chronological history, folklife, healing systems and North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. Gift Shop.
Hours: Tues-Sat: 9am-5pm; Sun: noon-5pm; Closed Mondays.
Address: 5 East Edenton Street, Raleigh. 919/715-0200. http://ncmuseumofhistory.org/
Directions: From I-40 East, take Exit 299 - Person Street. Proceed North for two miles. Turn left onto Edenton Street. Go three blocks. The museum is located on the right. It is located in Downtown Raleigh between the Capitol and the Legislative Building. The main entrance faces Bicentennial Plaza and the NC Museum of Natural Sciences.

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
The museum opened its new building in April, 2000, with four floors of exhibits, live animals and hands-on programs. Highlights include a two-story waterfall, the world's only Acrocanthosaurus dinosaur and an Arthropod Zoo crawling with critters from butterflies to tarantulas.
Hours: Mon-Sat: 9am-5pm; Sun: noon-5pm. Closed Mondays.
Address: 11 West Jones Street, Bicentennial Plaza, Raleigh. 919/733-7450 or 877/4NATSCI (462-8724). http://www.naturalsciences.org/
Directions: Take I-40 East towards Raleigh. Follow signs for Wade Avenue. Take Wade Avenue to Capital Boulevard South (toward downtown Raleigh). Capital Boulevard South becomes Dawson Street. Turn LEFT onto Jones Street. Go three blocks East. The museum will be on the Right. Parking is available along Jones Street, in the parking deck under the Museum of History, or in several nearby lots.

Movie Theaters Back to top

Cary/Morrisville - Park Place 16 - Carmike
9525 Chapel Hill Road, Morrisville
919/481-9686 16 Screens
Directions: Exit onto Page Road from I-40. Page Road turns into Route 54. Follow for several miles. Theaters will be on the right.

Crossroads 20 - Consolidated Theaters
501 Caitboo Avenue, Crossroads Shopping Center, Cary
919/226-2000, press 20 Screens / Stadium Seating
Directions: I-40 East. At Exit 289, stay in two left lanes towards Raleigh. Take US 1/Route 64 towards Cary. Stay in Right Lanes following signs for Crossroads. At first light once on shopping center property, turn right. Go straight through next light. Theater will be on Left across from Target.

Durham - Southpoint Cinemas - Consolidated Theaters
6910 Fayetteville Road, Durham, 919/226-2000
The Streets at Southpoint, 16 Screens, Stadium Seating
Directions: From IBM RTP, Follow I-40 West. Exit 276 - Exit Right.
Turn Left onto Fayetteville Road. Turn Right onto Renaissance Parkway,
pass Mall. You'll see theaters on Right.

Wynnsong 15 - Carmike
1800 Martin Luther King Blvd, Durham
919/489-9020, 15 Screens
Directions: Follow I-40 West. Exit right onto 15-501 business route (Exit 270 - Chapel Hill Blvd), turn onto Westgate Drive heading behind South Square Mall. Turn right onto University Drive, then left onto Martin Luther King Blvd. The theater is 1/4 mile on the right.

Raleigh - Blue Ridge 14 - Carmike
Discounted; typically older films, but not yet on video.
600 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh
919/828-9003 14 Screens
Directions: Follow I-40 East. At Exit 289, stay in two right lanes and follow signs for Wade Avenue. Exit at Blue Ridge Road and turn right. Once you cross over Hillsborough Street, you'll see the theaters on the Left.

Brier Creek - Eastern Federal Theatres
5511 Brier Creek Parkway, Raleigh
919/484-9994 14 Screens, Gourmet Concessions
Directions: From I-40, follow signs for I-540 North (NE). Take Exit 3 - Lumley Road. Turn Left onto Lumley. Turn Right onto Brier Creek Parkway, then Right into the Shopping Center.

Raleigh Grande Cinema - Consolidated Theaters
4840 Grove Barton Road, Raleigh
919/226-2000, press 1, 16 Screens
Directions: I-40 East to I-540 North. Exit Route 70 East (it becomes Glenwood Avenue). Turn Left onto Lynn Road. Theaters are across from Target.

Rialto Theatre
Raleigh's oldest movie palace and a showplace for films beyond the mainstream. Serves Beer & Wine.
1620 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh
Directions: Follow I-40 East. At Exit 289, stay in two right lanes and follow signs for Wade Avenue. Exit Right at the Glenwood Avenue exit (small sign on right). At top of ramp, turn left onto Glenwood Avenue. Go four blocks. The Rialto is on the right.

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