West of RDU International Airport and south of Research Triangle Park is Morrisville, a small but growing enclave known for its diversity, educated populace and cultural vibrancy. Foodies and globetrotters alike will enjoy international dishes, dance and more at the East Meets West Festival in Sept. Throughout the year, visitors can experience a variety of sumptuous cuisines at Indian, Persian and Southern restaurants in Morrisville, including Hyderabad House and Neomonde Mediterranean.
Morrisville’s location just west of the airport offers a unique reason to swing out of Raleigh for a quick getaway. RDU Observation Park provides sweeping views of the airport runways and Air Traffic Control Tower and is an exciting activity to enjoy with the entire family. Families can also enjoy exploring N.C. wildlife and native habitat at Crabtree Creek Nature Park, a 34-acre wooded and wetland park site with walking trails and a nature center.
For a nice escape with your significant other, take a class at the Orchid Trail Greenhouses, where the team grows and sells exquisite orchids. For hands-on adventure, Morrisville boasts one of the largest and tallest rock climbing gyms in the Southeast, Triangle Rock Club, offering indoor climbing and bouldering. The massive facility has a 55-foot climb, a lead-climbing cave and more.
Visitors of all ages can stroll through a variety of shops at Park West Village for a pleasant day of shopping and entertainment, then treat yourself at a casual or upscale restaurant. End the night with a movie and popcorn at Park West 14 Cinemas. Offering top-flight dining, retail, entertainment and outdoor activities, Morrisville offers an outstanding quality of life for both visitors and residents alike.
Orchid Trail Greenhouses
Visit the Orchid Trail Greenhouses, where the team not only grows and sells orchids but also offers classes. Surprise your significant other with a visit to this attraction during your stay.
Be immersed in N.C. wildlife
Gaze upon N.C. wildlife at Crabtree Creek Nature Park, a 34-acre wooded and wetland park site with walking trails and a nature center.
Take the whole family to the RDU Observation Park that provides sweeping views of the RDU International Airport runways and Air Traffic Control Tower.
Civil Way history
If you have interest in Civil War history, discover the Skirmish at Morrisville through artifacts at the Morrisville History Center in Town Hall.
A day at the park
Discover recreational opportunities at the 37-acre Cedar Fork District Park, with fields for playing soccer, football, throwing a frisbee and more.
Events in Morrisville, N.C.
Morrisville, N.C., is a wonderful town to visit on the outskirts of Raleigh, and it hosts several special events throughout the year for visitors to join in.
Morrisville’s SpringFest in mid-May is a popular festival on Town Hall Dr. SpringFest has lots of fun activities you’ll love, like midway games, rides, live music, food and more. SpringFest will bring you one enjoyable day in Morrisville!
July 3rd Fireworks
Celebrate Independence Day in Morrisville with its fireworks show in Morrisville Community Park. Music and food trucks are included, and fireworks begin at dark. Bring a chair and blanket and enjoy the Fourth of July in Morrisville.
East Meets West
The East Meets West Festival is one of Morrisville’s, and the Raleigh area’s, most unique events, celebrating diverse communities with food, culture and music from around the world. On Town Hall Dr., local restaurants selling small specialties, craft vendors and exhibitions are on display for guests to visit. Kids can get their faces painted and jump in the bouncy house, and diverse group performances take place on the festival stage. You won’t want to miss this big Morrisville event each Sept.!
For the holidays, Morrisville’s Tree Lighting event occurs in early Dec. The evening consists of musical entertainment including a choir and dance performances, crafts for children, a visit from Santa Claus and refreshments like hot chocolate and cookies.
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Updated: 15th December, 2018 8:11 AM.