VP Dental and Raleigh, NC
Raleigh is the capital of North Carolina and the seat of Wake County. It is known as the “City of Oaks” for its many oak trees and has a population of close to half a million people. The name Raleigh comes from Walter Raleigh, sponsor of the lost Roanoke Colony.
Raleigh was established in 1792 and designed as an early example of a planned city in the US, built specifically to be the state capital. Raleigh managed to avoid destruction by the Union army at the end of the Civil War when Mayor William H. Harrison surrendered with a promise of no resistance to General Hugh Judson Kilpatrick.
In recent years, Raleigh has made it onto many top 10 lists for its quality of life and favorable business climate. Part of North Carolina’s Research Triangle, the city is a major center in the US for biotech and high-tech research.
VP Dental in Raleigh, NC
VP Dental offers comprehensive dental care for patients in Raleigh, including cosmetic dental procedures to make “pearly whites” a reality. Raleigh is home to North Carolina State University and the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League.
Because Raleigh was spared the destruction of the Civil War, it contains many surviving examples of antebellum architecture from the Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, and Italianate styles. The NC State Capitol is just one example.
A great way to enjoy the history of the city is by taking the Raleigh Trolley, which offers narrated tours of downtown Raleigh, beginning and ending at Mordecai Historic Park. The trolleys are styled after the original trolleys of the early 1900s.
Local Attractions Near VP Dental
Want to visit a futuristic library? The James B. Hunt Library at NCSU has a unique design of glass and zigzagging solar fins, and inside, it features curved digital display screens, touchscreen kiosks, and the bookBot (a robot that fetches books from among the 1.5 million stored in an underground facility.)
Raleigh is also where you’ll find one of the world’s oldest amusement parks. Pullen Park is just a 20-minute drive downtown from VP Dental. The park includes a carousel built-in 1911, a miniature train that carries visitors around the park, pedal boats for exploring Lake Howell, tennis courts and baseball fields, and an arts center and performing arts venue where you could catch an outdoor performance!
If you need somewhere to entertain the kids, we recommend Marbles Kids Museum. They offer themed exhibits designed to inspire the imagination, from the first and only kid-driven smart power grid in the world to STEM learning stations to Around Town (a kid-sized version of the grown-up world). Don’t miss Stepnotes, a staircase that creates a musical light show.