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Karting (5335 Raynor Rd.; 919.662.9101) offers
an intense indoor racing experience.
Garner has a growing number of cool places to
hang out and enjoy one of your favorite brewed
beverages. Lorraine's Coffee House and Music
(101 Timber Pointe Ln.; lorrainescoffeehouse.
com; 919.714.7990) sells sandwiches and
desserts to go with its many caffeinated creations
and features live bluegrass on many evenings.
Full Bloom Coffee and Craft (141 W. Main St.;
fullbloomcoffee.com) serves sandwiches and
treats to go with its signature brews that are
made with locally roasted, small-batch beans.
And you're always assured of a great time at
Brice's Brewing Co. (1822 Garner Station Blvd.;
Independence Day celebration
Welcome to Garner!
Garner boasts great parks, unique shopping opportunities, a growing cultural arts scene
and a historic downtown that's on the rise with an array of events throughout the year.
Enjoy an authentic hometown experience just a few minutes from downtown Raleigh.
ome to Garner and be entertained! Whether
it's the award-winning Broadway Voices
series, the It's Showtime! series or the latest
production by the Towne Players of Garner,
there's something for everyone at Garner
Performing Arts Center (742 W. Garner Rd.;
If you're in town on July 3, don't miss the
Independence Day celebration at Lake Benson
Park. The event features fireworks, food, kids'
activities and a free concert by the North Carolina
Symphony. The town's Parks, Recreation and
Cultural Resources Department (garnernc.gov)
sponsors other special events throughout the
year, and the Downtown Garner Association
(downtowngarner.com) holds spring and fall
food truck rodeos and other events in historic
White Deer Park (2400 Aversboro Rd.) and
neighboring Lake Benson Park (921 Buffaloe
Rd.) comprise 160 acres of open space and
several miles of paved and unpaved trails just
a few minutes from downtown Raleigh. White
Deer Park's LEED Gold-certified Nature Center
(919.661.6982) hosts educational programming
year-round and has a classroom and outdoor
learning deck available for rental. The Garner
Veterans Memorial (garnerveteransmemorial.
org) in Lake Benson Park has become a favorite
destination in its five short years of existence.
(Free guided group tours of the memorial are
available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org in
advance of your visit.)
Visitors can enjoy boating and fishing on
weekends spring through fall on the 364-acre
Lake Benson. A town-operated boathouse
(975 Buffaloe Rd.; 919.662.5703) rents canoes,
kayaks and jon boats (with or without motors) at
affordable hourly and daily rates.
Outdoors enthusiasts will also be happy to
know that Garner boasts North Carolina's only
Cabela's, located in White Oak Crossing (on
U.S. Hwy. 70 right off of Interstate 40), which also
has an array of dining options.
If you're feeling the need for speed, Rush Hour
Garner Performing Arts Center
Garner Performing Arts Center
This 471-seat venue (742 W. Garner Rd.;
garnerperformingartscenter.com) hosts shows
throughout the year, including the acclaimed
Broadway Voices series, the It's Showtime!
series and the annual Showcase of Talent. The
Towne Players of Garner-one of the Research
Triangle Region's premier community theater
groups-is also proud to call GPAC home.
Full Bloom Coffee
"Being a few miles
is convenient to everything. And there is
still a strong sense of community, with great
parks, shopping and our own growing historic
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