Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences is situated in a very quaint little town called Buies Creek. However, This small-town vibe definitely helps me to put my academic work first, but that doesn’t mean I don’t also have a lot of fun here. To be honest, Buies Creek is located within driving distance to anything you could ever want. The following is a short guide to some of my favorite things to do around Campbell University.
For the Outdoorsman:
I was born and raised in the Appalachian Mountains. For this reason, I love to spend as much of my time outside as possible. Though Buies Creek does not have the mountains I am accustomed to from home, it does have its own outdoor adventures. Some of my favorite locations to visit are Raven Rock State park and Shearon Harris Reservoir Park. Both are state parks within driving distance to Campbell University that offer hiking, parks, and water features. If you’re more of a beach bum (no judgement here), Wrightsville Beach is just a short drive away!
Raven Rock State Park
Wrightsville Beach, NC
For the Bookworm:
I debated whether or not to include this section, but we are in pharmacy school… We all can admit to enjoying a good read! I love to visit the Museum of Natural History, Museum of Art, and Museum of History located in downtown Raleigh. For those of you looking for a place to study or maybe write your memoir, there are coffee shops galore around Campbell University that are perfect for studying, brainstorming, and…well drinking coffee. Some of my favorites are Creek Coffee, The Mill, and Cornerstone.
North Carolina Museum of Natural History (How cool is this dinosaur?)
The Mill – Fuquay-Varina, NC
For simply FUN:
Buies Creek can seem like a sleepy little town, but there is always fun to be had if you know how to find it. If you love to shop, there are great malls and shopping outlets surrounding Buies Creek in Smithfield, Raleigh, and Holly Springs. There’s also a cool boutique right here in the Creek (see Taylor’s previous blog post)! If you love nightlife, Raleigh has an endless supply of restaurants and clubs where you can meet friends and enjoy some time away from school. In the fall, the State Fair in Raleigh is a favorite for locals and students. If you love to watch the newest movies, Ovation Dine-in Theatre in Holly Springs is a brand new and always a blast.
Crabtree Valley Mall- Raleigh, NC
Carolina Premium Outlets- Smithfield, NC
Raleigh Beer Garden- Raleigh, NC
This is not a comprehensive list of everything to do in or around Buies Creek and all of these locations are within a few miles or a few miles away. I always say that the most fun you can have is when you discover something yourself! I hope this short list helped and I look forward to hearing some of the fun things you may discover during your time at CPHS. If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact me by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone (336 529-2010).
— Austin Price, P1