Experience fine Southern hospitality in charming, historical Morrisville, North Carolina. Roughly 20 minutes away from North Carolina's capital city, Raleigh, Morrisville brings big city excitement to your fingertips in a small town atmosphere. Morrisville makes up one corner of the Research Triangle. The region's name originates from the 1959 creation of the Research Triangle Park, located midway between Raleigh and Durham. Tobacco Road Tours offers a variety of walking and motorized guided tours, covering the best points of Morrisville and the surrounding area.
Just north of Morrisville, along Interstate 40, is the Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU). If you're flying, be sure to bring the children to RDU Observation Park to watch the planes and listen to the air traffic controllers. The RDU Observation Park is one of six outdoor parks in Morrisville. Older kids will enjoy games at Cipher Escape, and adults can wind down with a round at Ryder Brook Golf Course.
Like much of the Southeast United States, Morrisville enjoys a warm subtropical climate year round, with high humidity in the summer. During the last days of the American Civil War, federal cavalry units skirmished with retreating Confederate armies at Morrisville Station. View numerous artifacts unearthed from the forest in Morrisville Town Hall in the town square.