Zebulon—just 25 minutes from downtown Raleigh—is a vibrant, welcoming community packed with tons of activities ranging from sporting events to art galleries. Baseball lovers can root for the home team and catch a classic minor-league baseball game with the Single-A Carolina Mudcats throughout the spring and summer at Five County Stadium. Located atop the stadium is Cattails Restaurant, where fans can wind down (or up!) while enjoying a delicious dining experience and hometown camaraderie.
Zebulon’s core business district is surrounded by historic residential neighborhoods that consist of homes built in the Victorian, Craftsman and Colonial Revival styles. The historic downtown is a must-see, with tours available of the gorgeous Zebulon Town Hall, a 100-year-old building hosting the work of local artists, and the family-owned Whitley Furniture Galleries, a furniture gallery that draws shoppers from all over the state. Debnam Ace Hardware, an old-time downtown hardware store, is a favorite of both locals and visitors.
Zebulon also offers a range of activities across its parks, including Zebulon Community Park and Whitley Park. Those looking to get out on the fairways can visit Zebulon Country Club, a community staple offering 18 holes to challenge golfers of almost every skill level. After a round of golf, hungry visitors can head to the family-owned McLean’s Ole Time Café. For an evening drink, stop in Olde Raleigh Distillery, take a seat and sip some locally made, small-batch bourbon—you can grab a bottle to enjoy at home as well. Finding fun and satisfying things to enjoy in Zebulon is a joy, giving first-time visitors a multitude of reasons to return.