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Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Research Triangle Park

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12 Davis Drive, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709
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Research Triangle Park in Durham -

The largest research and development center in the country, Research Triangle Park (RTP) is the high-tech center of innovation in Durham, North Carolina with 170 global companies. RTP is home to the second largest IBM headquarters in the world, one of GlaxoSmithKline's largest R&D centers and cutting-edge companies, such as Cisco Systems, NetApp, BASF, Eisai, Cree, Biogen IDEC, United Therapeutics, Bayer CropScience, Duport, Credit Suisse, Fidelity Investments, and Syngenta.
Spanning 7,000 acres of a pine forest, the Park offers features beautiful green space and natural greenways and trails for outdoor recreation. RTP has 16 miles of jogging and pedestrian trails, a 2-mile mountain bike trail, softball fields and volleyball courts. Walk the Bluebird Trail and see the abundant wildlife and birds.


Hours - Vary by Company
Prices - Free
  • Earth Day Celebration
  • North Carolina Science Festival
  • Nature Research Center
  • Marketing Mondays
  • Get Connected @rtp Events
  • Annual Triangle Restaurant Week


  • Volleyball & Softball Leagues
  • Walking & Jogging Trails
  • Mountain Biking Trails
  • Dining
  • Sustainability Programs
    & Initiatives

Free Things To Do in RTP -

RTP offers a variety of free activities, community events, and outdoor recreation. The Park offers miles of scenic jogging and biking trails, softball and volleyball courts and beautiful lakes and ponds. Explore the native wildlife, plants and more than 100 species of birds and a variety of turtles.
Walk the Park’s Bluebird Trail and see 40 nesting boxes for bluebirds, Carolina Chickadees and House Wrens and stroll the gardens brimming with butterflies. The Research Triangle Foundation offers free monthly events, such as Marketing Mondays, an opportunity for professionals in the RTP area to strengthen their marketing efforts, and foster the sharing of ideas.

RTP Campus Directions -

Located minutes from RDU International Airport, Research Triangle Park Headquarters is located at 12 Davis Drive, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709. RTP is easily accessible from Durham, Raleigh and Chapel Hill via I 40 and Highway 147. Use the Triangle Transit Authority (TTA) bus system to get around or the North Carolina bike routes.


What are some restaurants in RTP?

Consisting of the cities of Durham, Raleigh and Chapel Hill, the RTP area is a melting pot of restaurants and eateries, where you’ll find unique cuisines - from Carolina bar-b-que to sushi and steaks. Try these Triangle restaurants:
  • The Pit
  • The Big Easy
  • Brigs at the Park
  • Hog Heaven Bar-B-Q
  • Asuka Japanese
  • Mez Mexican

What are some fun things to do in RTP?

With a beautiful landscape of greenways, the Park is haven for outdoor recreation with miles of walking, jogging and mountain bike trails, softball fields and grass and sand volleyball courts. Walk the Park’s Bluebird Trail and see diverse wildlife and over 100 species of birds. RTP offers volleyball and softball leagues during the spring for 16 coed teams.


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