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The North Carolina State Fairgrounds is located in Raleigh, NC, which is smack dab in the central part of the state. This is one of the larger cities in the area, as it is also the state's capital. One unique aspect of this city is that, due to its centralized location, it sits almost equidistant from both the mountains to the west and the beaches, on the coast, to the east, at around 200 miles from each. Other well-known cities found nearby are Durham, the home of Duke University, which is around 20 miles to the northeast, and Chapel Hill, at around 20 miles to the west. Together, the three large cities form a network of what is referred to locally as The Triangle.

The North Carolina State Fair is held at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds each October, due to this, the campground is closed for that month. There are also no reservations available at any point during the year unless you are part of a large group. Sites are only offered on a first-come-first-serve basis for individual campers. Countless other events are held on-site throughout the year, as well.

With a stay at this family-friendly campground in central North Carolina, you should have no trouble finding any services you may need. As it sits in the middle of a metropolitan area, there are plenty of gas stations, stores, and eclectic restaurants available nearby. The campground specializes in short-term stays, of two weeks or less. It also offers full-hookups and WiFi for guests. Security is provided, as well. Camping with an RV in this part of the state makes for a great base camp for any attractions you may want to visit, both near or far from town.

The Great Outdoors

Motorhome camping at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds will make it easy to enjoy the many outdoor activities available nearby. Check out the Neuse River Trail, which is a walking and bike path that runs along a nearby waterway. This locale is known to be quite scenic and to be a good place to spot local wildlife.

Pullen Park is a large, green area found in Raleigh, is especially picturesque in the early spring when many of its flowers are in bloom. The park features walking trails, sculptures, playground equipment, a carousel, and during busier times of the year, even a train ride for children. There is a pond at its center where paddle boats are available for rent.

There are many other parks found outside of Raleigh. Both Umstead State Park and the Historic Yates Mill County Park are located within 10 miles of the downtown area. These sites feature miles of trails and historic buildings to check out. The trails meander through the local forests and along nearby waterways. They are open for both biking and hiking and are especially popular when the leaves start to change in the fall.

Exploring the Area

Book an RV in Wake County, and you will find many unique places to visit. There are several museums found in town. At the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, you can learn about dinosaurs and other extinct animals. The North Carolina Museum of History offers exhibits that showcase the state's history from 14,000 years ago to the present. The Marbles Kids Museum features all sorts of hands-on things for children to do. There is also an art museum in town. RV camping at this campground means you will be surrounded by activities the whole family can enjoy.

There are multiple historical sites that you can visit around town, as well. Historic Oakwood is a neighborhood where you can find numerous old homes that date all the way back to the 1870s. The Executive Mansion can be found here. This is the home of the state's Governor. While the public is usually not allowed inside, free tours of the grounds are offered. The North Carolina State Capitol is also located downtown and is available to be toured. Another place you can visit nearby is the Mordecai Historic Park. This is said to be the birthplace of former President Andrew Johnson. Several structures and their surrounding grounds can be toured.

The North Carolina Fairgrounds is almost adjacent to the campus of North Carolina State University. Here you can tour the JC Raulston Arboretum, where scenic paths wander through acres of flowers and bushes that bloom at various times of the year. Other gardens that can be enjoyed nearby are the WRAL Azalea Garden, which is on the campus of a local media station. There is also Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Gardens which offers information on his life. Tours are also available around town. These include sightseeing tours on historic trolleys and self-guided, foodie walking tours.

When you've been looking for a great place to vacation, where there are numerous attractions to visit, consider a campsite at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds. Ride your bike along a local river, learn about the state's history from a nearby museum, or view the sights on a trolley tour. Check out a campervan rental near the North Carolina State Fairgrounds and enjoy exploring this section of the Tarheel state!

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