Check out affordable entertainment in Raleigh

After purchasing real estate in Raleigh, you may want to consider checking out local entertainment options. The metro is known as the "Smithsonian of the South" for the 30 affordable, high-quality attractions it offers, according to the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau. You won’t regret taking advantage of local entertainment hot spots.

Here are three affordable options in Raleigh:

1. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Gardens. Located at 1300 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, this is the first public park in the United States solely dedicated to Dr. King and the civil rights movement, according to the source. The park is complete with a life-size bronze statue and 12-ton granite water feature to honor the great man and all he accomplished.

2. Artspace. If you’re a fan of art, check out Artspace at 201 East Davie Street. This visual center offers visitors the opportunity to examine pieces from over 35 studio artists and see provocative exhibits that may challenge your perceptions.

3. Aviator Brewing Company. Located south of Raleigh in Fuquay Varina at 209 Technology Park Lane, this microbrewery allows visitors to explore the compound and also includes a tasting room and bar. You may be able to sample favorite brews such as HotRod Red and Gremlin’s Golden.