Wake Forest is a town of Wake County, North Carolina, United States of America. Wake Forest is located near the state capital, Raleigh, where the North American Piedmont region meets the Atlantic Coastal Plain region. The city was settled in 1820, by doctor Calvin Jones from New England, whom bought 615 acres of land in the area which is now Wake County. The establishment was named Forest of Wake and later Wake Forest. It was incorporated in 1880. In our time, Wake Forest has an area of 15.2 square miles and a number of approximately 30.000 residents. If you plan visiting Wake Forest, there are some interesting attractions that you should see.
Top Attractions within Wake Forest
The DuBois Center is a historical part of Wake Forest. The school opened in the city of Wake Forest in 1926 for the African-American community in town. It was used until 1971 when the racial segregation ceased. When the school moved from the building, the center was opened and now serves the whole community, keeping the heritage of Wake Forest alive.
Wake Forest Historical Museum is also known to public as Calvin Jones Historical House. It was built in Wake Forest in 1829 and is the home of large collections and galleries regarding the history of the town. The museum includes photos, books, publications, memorabilia, furniture and other items.
Falls Lake State Recreation Area is a large park located not only in Wake Forest and Wake County, but also in Durham County. It has more than 30,000 acres and includes Falls Lake, of 12,000 acres. Recreation possibilities in the area of this beautiful Wake Forest attraction include hiking, mountain biking, kayak and canoeing. The area also includes playgrounds and picnic areas.
Backfins Crabhouse is a restaurant located downtown Wake Forest. The eatery has a casual atmosphere and friendly staff. If you visit it, we recommend you to try the crab cakes and the fried oysters, which are simply delicious.