What to do and see in Cary, United States: The Best Places and Tips

August 18, 2017 Lean Nau

Cary /ˈkæri/ is the seventh-largest municipality in North Carolina. Cary is predominantly in Wake County, with a small area in Chatham County in the U.S. state of North Carolina and is the county's second-largest municipality and the third-largest municipality in The Triangle after Raleigh and Durham.
Restaurants in Cary

1. Fred G. Bond Metro Park

801 High House Road, Cary, NC 27513 +1 919-469-4100
Excellent
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4.5 based on 247 reviews

Fred G. Bond Metro Park

Reviewed By argvol - Cary, North Carolina

This park has something for everyone. Has paved walking trail for those that want a leisure walk and for those that want more, you can take the trail around the lake or connect up to one of Cary's greenways.. Great place to walk your dogs as well.

2. Cipher Escape

250 Dominion Dr, Suite 101, Morrisville, NC 27560-8915 +1 919-378-9362
Excellent
93%
Good
5%
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5 based on 208 reviews

Cipher Escape

Cipher Escape provides various themed live puzzle solving escape room challenges. Participants will be locked in a room to solve several riddles, puzzles, cryptograms with a strategic clue sequence that is placed and hidden throughout the room. You only have 60 minutes to solve. The game is very interactive and Fun!

Reviewed By DJP_NC - Apex, North Carolina

I've done 2 escape rooms here: the Geek Room and the NC Photo Hunt. Both were a lot of fun. If you have not done an escape room before, I would suggest the Photo Hunt room. The puzzles were interesting but not as hard as the Geek Room. The staff was very helpful and friendly. I am definitely looking forward to trying out the other rooms they have in the near future.

3. Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve

2616 Kildaire Farm Rd, Cary, NC 27518-9612 +1 919-387-5980
Excellent
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4.5 based on 185 reviews

Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve

Reviewed By katebB667JY

Always loved this park. Interesting to see all the hemlocks. Various levels are well maintained with accessiblity through stairs, boardwalks. Offers several options in how far you might want to walk. Good for dogs but take your bags.

4. Koka Booth Ampitheatre

8003 Regency Pkwy, Cary, NC 27518-8503 +1 919-462-2025
Excellent
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Good
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4.5 based on 153 reviews

Koka Booth Ampitheatre

Reviewed By Sonny S - Cary, North Carolina

Koka Booth is where Cary Diwali is celebrated every year. The sprawling facility caters to the needs of the large number of people who attend Cary Diwali everyone. The acoustics of the place, for an open air amphitheater, is amazing. Sufficient parking, beautiful walk through the "woods" from parking to the theater, the pond, the walking trail, everything comes together to provide a great experience.

Open air movie screenings with family cuddled up on the lawn with a blanket and food, is an experience that cannot be missed.

5. Cary Arts Center

101 Dry Ave, Cary, NC 27511-3312 +1 919-469-4069
Excellent
72%
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4.5 based on 51 reviews

Cary Arts Center

Reviewed By KarinLog - Morrisville, North Carolina

Cary Arts Center is located in the heart of Cary downtown. We have attended several performances, and it a neat place!

6. Bond Brothers Beer Company

202 E Cedar St, Cary, NC 27511-3440 +1 919-459-2670
Excellent
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 49 reviews

Bond Brothers Beer Company

Their recently completed industrial modern space is quickly becoming a popular epicenter in the downtown community. With over 9000 square feet of brewery, taproom and beer garden to enjoy, they have built a destination that matches the quality of their beers. There are 14 unique beers on tap, a robust barrel sour program, monthly guided brewery tours, and a kid/dog-friendly environment. Bond Brothers Beer Company has created a must-see destination in the heart of the Triangle.

Reviewed By Florida.Girl.2006 - Alexandria, VA

I loved this brewery! The location is amazing and the atmosphere is fun, family friendly, and dog friendly. There were kids and dogs everywhere and everyone was smiling!

We had a couple of rounds of drinks and enjoyed the beer as well as the food from the cafe/deli and the food truck. It was all great - food delicious and the beers were good.

It's close to a lot and easy access on the weekends. I wish we had more breweries like this in northern Virginia.

7. North Carolina Museum of Art

2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607-6433 +1 919-839-6262
Excellent
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

North Carolina Museum of Art

One of the leading art museums in the American South, the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) recently completed a major, three-year expansion that places it in the front ranks of museums nationwide. The NCMA offers a permanent collection spanning more than 5,000 years, a variety of celebrated exhibitions and public programs, an amphitheater for outdoor performances, and the nation’s largest museum park—164 acres of trails and parkland containing major works of art.

Reviewed By NCTraveler2015 - Raleigh, North Carolina

The North Carolina Museum of Art is a great place to visit. Admission is normally free for the main building and they just charge for special events such as special exhibitions or the yearly fundraiser Art in Bloom.

The museum has two parking lots and both are a short walk to the building. The museum is broken into different galleries. There is a modern section; Egyptian, European; American; African; Rodin's sculptures; and a large section of Jewish ceremonial objects. The permanent displays rotate to showcase more of the collection.

The museum also hosts movies; concerts and other performances. The Museum Park also contains artwork and focuses on ecological purposes too.

Iris is the museum restaurant if you are looking for a bite to eat and next to the restaurant is the gift shop.

8. Apex Community Park

2200 Laura Duncan Rd, Cary, NC 27511 +1 919-249-3402
Excellent
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4.5 based on 33 reviews

Apex Community Park

Reviewed By LMenard0215 - Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania

This is a nice park with a beautiful lake surrounded by a two mile paved path. You can also picnic, fish, walk or run with your family and friends. It is a very peaceful setting and I come here to relax and take in the beauty. There is also plenty of parking available as well as clean bathrooms.

9. Sri Venkateswara Temple

121 Balaji Pl, Cary, NC 27513-8138 +1 919-468-0040
Excellent
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5 based on 29 reviews

Sri Venkateswara Temple

Reviewed By KASIRAO5646 - Hyderabad, India

Sri Venkateswara Temple, located at Balaji Place, Cary, North Carolina, is dedicated to Lord Venkateswara also called as Balaji. Either side of the Lord is goddess Padmavathi and Godadevi to the right and left side respectively.

A Gigantic a 9-foot, 2-ton statue of Sri Venkateswara is installed in the sanctrum. The Lord Venkateswara is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, the Supreme Lord. The temple is open from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm and from 5.00 pm to 9.00pm from Monday thru Friday and it is open from 9.00 am to 9.00 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Abhisekhams to Goddess Padmavathi and Godadevi is done on Fridays and to that of Lord Sri Venkateswara on Saturdays, Large devotees/visitors assemble on Saturdays to witness/participate in this divine and sacred performance. After this ceremony, the statue will be dressed in vibrant textiles with ornaments made of silver, gold and copper, flowers and garlands. The God looks very gracious.

The temple premises is quite big. In the same premises, there are other deities like Lord Hanuman, Lord Narasimha. Sudershana and Vishwaksena.

A little distance away, there is Lord Siva. Lord Ganesha, Lord Subrahmanya and Lord Ayyappa. Ample car parking space is available. Its a boon for the people of three cities, Cary, Raleigh and Morrisville to have this temple which is a divine place of Worship.

10. JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University

4415 Beryl Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-1457 +1 919-515-3132
Excellent
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4.5 based on 295 reviews

JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University

Part of the North Carolina State University, this eight-acre garden contains a wide variety of cold hardy temperate zone plants.

Reviewed By Stephen B - Raleigh, North Carolina

Beautiful at any time of the year - you will enjoy this place. Easy to get to, free and educational. Bring a lunch anf family and enjoy.

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