Top 10 Raleigh NC Murals to Visit with your Family

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Must See Raleigh NC Murals

Searching for the best Raleigh NC murals? Whether you’re looking for the best street art, the best Instagram spots, or just love public art like me…you definitely should check out the art scene in Raleigh, North Carolina!

More and more murals have begun to pop up all over Raleigh! And while it’s difficult to choose the top ten Raleigh NC murals, I’m going to do my best to share with you some of my favorite picks. Of course “the best” is subjective, so just know there are more murals throughout the city that are beautiful and special too!

So are you ready? Let’s take a Raleigh mural tour!

Downtown Raleigh Murals

Searching for street art is such a fun activity in Raleigh and one of the most unique things to do in North Carolina! You can find a bunch of street art in downtown Raleigh and while you can find quite a few of the murals within walking distance of each other, it may be difficult to find all of them on walking tour. I’ve noted which ones are within walking distance of each other.

BONUS: I love randomly finding different beautiful pieces of street art…but you can easily turn mural hunting into a fun scavenger hunt too! Simply subscribe below if you’d like a printable PDF scavenger hunt for the downtown Raleigh murals you can find within walking distance of one another!

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Top 10 Raleigh NC Murals to Visit with your Family featured by top US travel blog More than Main Street; Color pop wall at Marbles Kids Museum.
Color Pop Corner behind Marbles Kids Museum.

I love anything bright and colorful! So “Color Pop Corner” is one of my all time favorites! It’s so happy and cheerful and you just can’t walk past it without smiling. Location: 101 S. Blount St. This mural is located on the backside of Marbles Kids Museum and if you are visiting Raleigh with children then Marbles should be top of your list of fun things to do!

Faded butterfly mural in downtown Raleigh NC featured by NC local and top US travel blog More than Main Street
Butterfly Mural

This butterfly mural is also right by Marbles Kids Museum, so you can easily walk to both murals within a matter of minutes. The butterfly mural has faded over the years but it’s still a beauty and makes my favorites list! Location: 126 S. Blount St. I mean who doesn’t love butterflies??

Top 10 Raleigh NC Murals to Visit with your Family featured by top US travel blog More than Main Street: All are Welcome mural.
All are Welcome Raleigh NC mural.

The “All are Welcome” mural has recently received a face lift. Although it has the same message it looks just a tad different. Either way, I love it and its message. Location: 432 S. McDowell St. (right near the Raleigh Convention Center and Red Hat Amphitheater). Check out Instagram for it’s latest look. You can easily walk to the next mural, it’s only five minutes away!

Top 10 Raleigh NC Murals to Visit with your Family featured by top US travel blog More than Main Street: Ouizi flower mural downtown Raleigh.
Indian Summer by Ouizi.

I’m a big fan of flowers so it totally makes sense that I’m obsessed with all murals by Ouizi (Louise Jones). And Raleigh is super lucky to have not one but two of her murals! This one called Indian summer is located downtown while her other piece is at the NC Museum of Art. Location: 227 W. Davie St. (right next to Benchmark Autoworks).

INSIDER TIP: While you’re in the area of the two murals above, grab a meal from Poole’side Pies or the Pit Authentic Barbecue, then it’s only a three minute walk to the next mural!!

Top 10 Raleigh NC Murals to Visit with your Family featured by top US travel blog More than Main Street: girl power mural.
No Damsel mural near CAM Raleigh.

These modern Disney princesses are always a huge hit with the Instagram seekers! I love them too and think they definitely belong on a list of best Raleigh NC murals. While you’re in the area pop in to see what’s going on at the Contemporary Museum of Art Raleigh. Location: 409 W. Martin St. Heads up…walk just five minutes to the next mural!

Top 10 Raleigh NC Murals to Visit with your Family featured by top US travel blog More than Main Street.
The fun color block wall in downtown Raleigh, NC.

This color block wall is super simple yet super fun! Location: 119 S. Harrington St. While you’re in the area grab some seriously good food from Morgan Street Food Hall and pop into one of my all time favorite boutiques, The Flourish Market. The next mural is still walkable but it’s a bit further than the previous murals. If you’re up for it, Sprinkles is about .7 miles walking distance.

Top 10 Raleigh NC Murals to Visit with your Family featured by top US travel blog More than Main Street: bobcat mural.
Sprinkles the Bobcat in the Glenwood South District of Raleigh, NC.

I would be remiss by not mentioning the iconic “Sprinkles” the bobcat in the Glenwood South District of Raleigh by Lisa Gaither. Location: 407 Glenwood Ave. Hit up the very popular and fun Raleigh Beer Garden while you’re in the area (they’re kid and pet friendly)!

Murals Beyond Downtown Raleigh

Top 10 Raleigh NC Murals to Visit with your Family featured by top US travel blog More than Main Street; Ouizi mural at NC Museum of Art.
“Summer’s where you’ll find me” is another Ouizi mural at the NC Museum of Art.

This second Ouizi mural is located at the NC Museum of Art. Commissioned during the George O’Keefe exhibit, it’s another stunning and classic Ouizi piece. Of course, while you’re at the museum, you should definitely take advantage of the inside and outside art! The NC Museum of Art is unique in that in addition to the inside exhibits, there are also many trails for walking, running, and biking. Location: 2210 Blue Ridge Rd.

Top 10 Raleigh NC Murals to Visit with your Family featured by top US travel blog More than Main Street.
“You’re stronger than you know” at North Hills.

The “You’re stronger than you know” mural is probably one of my all time favorites just because I love a positive message. This and the “Enjoy Raleigh” featured in the very beginning of this post are right near each other in the North Hills shopping center specifically right near Sur La Table. Location: 4421 Six Forks Rd.

INSIDER TIP: North Hills is one of our very favorite areas in Raleigh for food and shopping!

Amazing sidewalk art (street art) at North Hills shopping center in Raleigh, NC featured by top NC travel blog, More than Main Street.
I Believe in Raleigh mural at Sola Coffee Cafe in Raleigh NC along with ten other fun pieces of street art in the Triangle area of NC.
I Believe in Raleigh mural at Sola Coffee Cafe.

Last, but certainly not least, is the “I Believe in Raleigh” wall mural at Sola Coffee Cafe in North Raleigh. I LOVE this coffee shop and it’s not just me because they’re typically pretty busy! INSIDER TIP: Try the avocado toast, a vanilla latte, and their mini donuts. You won’t regret it!

Visiting Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh is one of the best cities to visit in North Carolina! After you’ve checked off these amazing Raleigh NC murals, here are a few other ideas of fun things to do:

Want more Triangle street art? Stay tuned for a post on murals in Durham, NC!

So what do you think? Do you agree with my favorite picks? Like I said previously, picking a top ten is really hard, but this will give you a start if you’re searching for street art. Which mural will you check out first?

Top 10 Raleigh NC Murals to Visit with your Family featured by top US travel blog More than Main Street.
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14 Comments

  1. I love the range of mural art, particularly the more modern bright geometric shapes. The colourful walkway is my favourite.

  2. These murals are absolutely fabulous! Dare I say, better than the ones that I recently saw in Austin, Texas? That is so awesome that Raleigh is distinguishing themselves with art in this way!

  3. okay these are pretty freakin cool! I would love to have so many different photoshoots next to all of these! Saving these locations for when we travel to Raleigh πŸ™‚

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