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The Fearrington House Inn may be in the middle of the North Carolina countryside, but a short drive can put you at the doorstep of several notable museums. The North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh features 30 Auguste Rodin sculptures — the biggest collection of the artist’s work in the Southeast. In Durham, the Nasher Museum of Art houses a fine contemporary and post-modern collection that rivals any big city museum. For kids, it’s hard to beat the North Carolina Museum of Life and Science in Durham. Exhibits about rocks and robots will vie for your children’s attention, along with the Magic Wings Butterfly House, a farmyard full of animals and wind experiments. Another option near the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel: the Marbles Kids Museum, a hands-on center that includes an IMAX theater.
There are several wonderful museums within an easy drive of The Fearrington House Inn. The most notable would be the North Carolina Museum of Art located in Raleigh, which boasts the most extensive collection of Rodin sculptures between Philadelphia and the west coast. Also of note are the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, the Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh.