Today we’re exploring in and around Brier Creek--the large open-air shopping center located between Raleigh and Durham. But, we’re going beyond the retail, entertainment, and restaurants within the center to keep you busy and engaged.
North Carolina Museum of Arts
2110 Blue Ridge Road
Home to a permanent collection spanning 5,000 years, several traveling exhibits, an outdoor monument park and an amphitheater, the North Carolina Museum of Arts is a great place to educate yourself, go on a date night or bring the family for an afternoon of fun. Admission is free!
Lonerider Brewing Company
8816 Gulf Court #100
Lonerider Brewing company opened its doors in 2009, and today, it is distributed in nine states. While you’re in the area, stop by the taproom to be immediately immersed in the Wild West. Make sure to try one of our personal favorites, Sweet Josie.
William B. Umstead State Park
8801 Glenwood Avenue
Tucked between Raleigh and Durham is an oasis of tranquility, the William B. Umstead State Park. The sound of highways fade into a peaceful haven of trees and wildlife. Here, you can escape the pressures of everyday life with a picnic in the pines, some fishing on the river, a hike through trails or a horseback ride through the woods.
Brier Creek Beer Garden
8521 Brier Creek Pkwy
The Brier Creek Beer Garden is the perfect place to grab a bite and a brew; this laid back spot offers a wide range of craft beers alongside a menu of creative bar foods. Bring your furry friend with you; their patio is dog friendly!
JC Raulston Arboretum
4415 Beryl Road
The JC Raulston Arboretum is open daily and free of charge! It is home to 10-acres of gardens and is one of the largest collections of plants in the Southeast. Explore on your own or join one of their guided tours, available to the public free of charge on Sundays at 2 PM.
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