Discover the Best Things to Do in the Morrisville Area
For a convenient stay near Research Triangle Park (RTP) and area attractions, choose the Country Inn & Suites off I-40 in Morrisville, NC. You'll find plenty of things to do nearby like browsing the vendors at the Raleigh Farmers Market or catching a hockey game at PNC Arena. Families love the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, home to world-class dinosaur fossils and whale exhibits, as well as the variety of shopping centers close to the hotel.
- Brier Creek Commons (5 miles)
From book shops and video game stores to restaurants and a movie theater, Brier Creek Commons offers a variety of shopping and entertainment options.
Phone: +1 (919) 572-1236
- The Streets at Southpoint (10 miles)
Catch an open-air concert and then stroll through shops like West Elm and Williams-Sonoma at The Streets at Southpoint. When you’re finished shopping, you can grab a bite to eat at The Cheesecake Factory or Mandarin Express.
Phone: +1 (919) 572-8808
- Crabtree Valley Mall (11 miles)
Browse nearly 200 stores, including favorites like the Disney Store, Arhaus Furniture, Brooks Brothers and the LEGO Store, before relaxing with a cold drink from Big Island Smoothie or a hot coffee and a doughnut from Krispy Kreme.
Phone: +1 (919) 787-8993
Theaters and Museums:
- North Carolina Museum of Art (8.5 miles)
Home to one of only two permanent Jewish art exhibits in the country, the North Carolina Museum of Art has curated an impressive collection, ranging from works by Rodin to ancient sculptures from Greece and Rome.
Phone: +1 (919) 839-6262
- The Carolina Theatre of Durham (9 miles)
Head into downtown Raleigh for a night out at this theater, which hosts more than 60 films and concerts each year. Be sure to take the kids on a Saturday for concerts, science shows and dance performances that your whole family can enjoy.
Phone: +1 (919) 560-3030
- North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences (12 miles)
This fascinating museum is known for its unique collection of well-preserved dinosaur fossils and whale skeletons. While you’re there, check out the museum’s meteorites, stand next to a T. rex and say hi to the resident two-toed sloth.
Phone: +1 (919) 733-7450
- PNC Arena (8 miles)
Home to the Carolina Hurricanes NHL hockey team, PNC Arena also features a full schedule of big-name concerts, truck rallies and comedy shows.
Phone: +1 (919) 861-2300
- NC State Fairgrounds (9 miles)
Whether you’re visiting in October for the annual state fair or attending one of the dozens of year-round events, the NC State Fairgrounds are a fun place to spend an afternoon with your family.
Phone: +1 (919) 821-7400
- Raleigh Farmers Market (15.7 miles)
Grab a tote bag and head to the Raleigh Farmers Market, home to 75 acres of vegetable, fruit, cheese and specialty gift vendors. While there, check out the market’s garden center and great dining options.
Phone: +1 (919) 733-7417
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