Oakwood is a pretty downtown neighborhood filled with restored 19th-century homes. See where prominent city founders once lived and enjoy an extended glide through historic Oakwood Cemetery.
Duration: Two hours
Location: Warehouse, Fayetteville Street, Capital, Oakwood Districts
Minimum Age: 14+
Discover Downtown by Trikke
Discover new views of an old city as you explore downtown Raleigh on this memorable sightseeing adventure. The narrated electric Trikke journey travels through the iconic red brick Warehouse District and also features Fayetteville Street (Raleigh’s Main St.), the spectacular Cree Shimmer Wall, historic Seaboard Air Line Railroad Building, and State Government Complex and Capitol grounds, among other city landmarks.
Highlights of the Downtown Discovery Tour
- Cree Shimmer Wall: On the west side of the Raleigh Convention Center, more than 79,000 aluminum squares create a spectacular outdoor wall feature, depicting an image of an oak tree, which changes with the blowing wind.
- Warehouse District: In the 1850s, this was the home of brickyards, an iron foundry, and other factories. Now the revitalized red brick dwellings house trendy shops, restaurants, bars, art galleries, and more.
- Seaboard Air Line Railroad Building: Built in 1862, the three-story brick Italianate structure served as railroad offices for more than 100 years. The Raleigh Historic Landmark is one of the city’s earliest surviving office buildings.
About Electric Trikkes (pronounced Tr-EYE-k)
The Trikke LEV (light electric vehicle) is the most user-friendly electric personal mobility device available. Its three-wheel cambering (leaning) design is incredibly maneuverable and takes turns easily, offering an active, sporty, and fun riding experience with unrivaled stability and safety. The steering is just like a bike’s, and with intuitive handlebar controls for braking and throttle, most riders are cruising comfortably within minutes. All our routes have been selected to take advantage of the unique abilities of the Trikke LEV.
Riders must be at least 14 years old. Those who are 14-17 must be accompanied by an adult on the tour and have their liability waiver signed by a parent. All riders must weigh no more than 260 pounds, be in good health, and be able to steer and use handbrakes like a bicycle. For safety reasons, pregnant women are not permitted to participate. The tour duration is approximate, and the time includes an equipment orientation and training. Closed-toe athletic shoes are highly recommended.