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Welcome to Raleigh-Durham!

Situated in north central North Carolina, the Raleigh-Durham area is the heart of North Carolina and a location of significant intellectual and technological prestige. Raleigh, the state capital, is recognized for its high-tech industry and renowned research facility, Triangle Research Park. Three major state museums located in Raleigh explore history, art and natural science: the North Carolina Museum of Art, the North Carolina Museum of History and the North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences. Another major commercial center in the region, Durham is the home of Duke and North Carolina Central Universities, several scenic parks and an array of golf courses. Visitors interested in railroad history have the chance to take a historic train ride at New Hill's North Carolina Railroad Museum. A number of historic points of interest are located in Hillsborough, including several churches and an early 19th century town hall. Falls Lake State Recreation Area, just north of Raleigh, affords a host of recreational activities including fishing, boating, swimming, hiking and biking.

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