Kids Activities in Boone

Dragster Ride-Along or Drive from Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience (Up to 31% Off). Four Options Available.

Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience

Multiple Locations

Dragster creates g-force as drivers accelerate to speeds of 100+ mph during ride-alongs or self-piloted adventures

$169 $119

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Corn-Maze Admission for Two, or Admission and Activity Bracelets for Two at Regal Corn Maze (Up to 46% Off)

Regal Corn Maze

Statesville

The 23-acre farm hosts a 7-acre corn maze, giant slingshots, face-painting, and pint-sized train

$18 $10

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Bowling or Cosmic Bowling for Four with Shoe Rental, Pizza, and Sodas at Pla Mor Lanes (Up to 47% Off)

Pla Mor Lanes

Statesville

Groups of four bowl for two hours, enjoying complimentary shoe rental, pizza, and soda

$60.91 $32

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30- or 60-Minute Private Reptile Encounter for Up to Five People at North Carolina Reptile Center (Up to 54% Off)

North Carolina Reptile Center

Troutman

Meet reptiles such as crocodiles and great pythons with up to five of your friends inside an interactive center filled with scaly creatures

$250 $125

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One-Hour Safari Encounter with Baby Animals for One, Two, or Four at Zootastic Park (Up to 50% Off)

Zootastic Park

Barringer

For one hour, guests can interact with baby animals such as a tiger, camel, kangaroo, and lemurs; guests may take pictures throughout

$112.50 $59

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Fun-Park Package for Two or Four with Go-Karts, Mini Golf, and Batting-Cage Tokens at The Zone (Up to 46% Off)

The Zone

Rocky Mount

Fun center with single, double, and junior go-karts, mini-golf obstacles, and batting cage

$26.80 $15

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$49 for a Two-Hour Daytime or Twilight Tour at Carolina Ziplines Canopy Tour (Up to $100 Value)

Carolina Ziplines Canopy Tour

Near Hanging Rock State Park

Experienced guides send whole families zipping through lush forest canopy on an ecofriendly excursion

$100 $49

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Zipline Canopy Tour for Two or Four from French Broad Rafting and Ziplines (34% Off)

French Broad Rafting and Ziplines

Marshall

Glide from tree to tree on a ten-zipline tour that includes rappelling and short hikes through the scenic Appalachian Mountains

$150 $99

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$19 for One Year of Online Guitar Lessons from Center Stage Guitar Academy ($108 Value)

Center Stage Guitar Academy

Online Deal

Bryan Billhimer leads lessons organized by skill level, covering technique and song learning in high-quality videos shot from many angles

$108 $19

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One Annual Family or Patron Membership to Colburn Earth Science Museum (Half Off)

Colburn Earth Science Museum

Downtown Asheville

Members receive free admission and discounts at a science museum with more than 4,500 mineral specimens, including more than 1,000 gemstones

$50 $25

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$29 for Bowling, Shoe Rental for Up to Six, and Billiards (Up to $64.95 Value)

George Pappas' Victory Lanes

Mooresville

Guests can stay entertained with bowling, billiards, and an arcade

$64.95 $29

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$17 for One Go-Kart Race and a One-Year Membership at The Pit ($35 Value)

The Pit

Mooresville

Drivers commandeer Biz Evo2 LeMans and Sodi RX7 go-karts that speed around a 1/3-mile track at speeds up to 40 mph

$35 $17

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Paddleboard Tour or Equipment at My Aloha Paddle & Surf, Inc. (Up to 71% Off). Three Options Available.

My Aloha Paddle & Surf, Inc.

Cornelius

Stock of boards and paddles await new homes; three-hour experiences atop Lake Norman, include all gear

$150 $43

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Bounce-House Play for One or Four Kids, or Weekday or Weekend Party at Monkey Joe's (Up to 52% Off)

Monkey Joe's

Multiple Locations

Sock-clad kids aged 2–12 burn off energy playing on slides, scaling climbable obstacles, and springing across bouncy surfaces

$9.99 $5

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Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six with Arcade Tokens at Adventure Landing (Up to 57% Off)

Adventure Landing

Gastonia

The facility has three 18-hole courses with tunnels and waterfalls and 33 arcade games

$18.50 $8

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Skate Rental and Admission for 2 or 4 at Kate's Skating Rink (Up to 61% Off)

Kate's Skating Rink

Multiple Locations

Classic roller-skating rink boasts pizza by the slice, an indoor playground, and an expansive arcade for family fun

$22 $11

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One-Year Couples or Individual Membership to Rural Hill (Up to 49% Off)

Rural Hill

Huntersville

Membership to historical site, working farm, and nature preserve; includes admission to one event, such as the NC Brewers & Music Festival

$65 $35

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Aquarium Visit for Two or Four or One-Year Membership for One or Four at ECCO Ocean Center & Aquarium (Up to 55% Off)

Team ECCO Ocean Center & Aquarium

Hendersonville

Aquarium housing sharks and blue-spotted stingrays features entertaining and educational interactive activities

$6 $3

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Haunted House and Black-Light Mini Golf for Two at Haunted Mill (Up to 56% Off). Two Options Available.

Haunted Mill and 3D Blacklight Mini-Golf

Belmont

Haunted house with live actors; two rounds on a 3D black-light mini-golf course

$40 $19

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Two or Four Individual Admissions for a Full Day to Children's Museum of Winston-Salem (Up to 43% Off)

Children's Museum of Winston-Salem

South Marshall

A nonprofit museum where kids can climb a beanstalk, build forts with oversized blocks, and shop in a pretend-supermarket

$14 $8

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Mini Golf and Driving Range Packages for Two, Four, or Six at Smiley's Golf and Learning Center (Up to 70% Off)

Smiley's Golf and Learning Center

South Fork

Enjoy golf on two scales with buckets of driving range balls and unlimited mini golf

$23 $7

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One Month of Piano Classes at Keyboard Kidz (51% Off). Two Options Available.

Keyboard Kidz

Clemmons

Combining traditional music concepts with technology, instructors help kids master the piano

$120 $59

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$19 for Two Games of Bowling Plus Shoe Rental for Four People at Bowl Northside (Up to $40 Value)

Bowl Northside

Winston-Salem

Automatic bumpers and clean music fill this family-friendly, smoke- and alcohol-free alley

$40 $19

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Open Bounce, Pre-K Drop-Off Program, One-Day Camp, Summer Passport, or Bounce Party at BounceU (Up to 51% Off) 

BounceU

Charlotte

Kids bounce in inflatable houses, slip down slides, and traverse obstacle courses

$8.99 $4.50

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The Sweet Spot Charlotte: Red Light Special at The Chop Shop NoDa on Friday, November 21 (Up to 50% Off)

The Sweet Spot Charlotte: Red Light Special

The Chop Shop NoDa

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Poets, burlesque performers, comics, and other artists explore sensuality in a high-energy performance devoted to "pop erotica"

$22.09 $11

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Admission for One, Two, or Four to Carolinas Aviation Museum (Up to42% Off)

Carolinas Aviation Museum

Charlotte

See historic war, commercial, and private planes, including the salvaged aircraft from the 2009 Miracle on the Hudson

$12 $7

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$75 for $150 Worth of Music Lessons — Spencer Wallace Music

Spencer Wallace Music

Redeem from Home

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$150 $75

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Visit for Two or Four to The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture (Up to 50% Off)

The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture

Second Ward

Paintings, sculptures, films, music, and performance art pay tribute to the Africans and African Americans who impacted American culture

$18 $9

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Round of Mini Golf for Two or Four at Leatherman Golf Learning Center (Up to 50% Off)

Leatherman Golf Learning Center

Charlotte

Mini golf course enchants putters with fountains, waterfalls, rock formations, and distinct hole layouts

$14 $7

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Gamer's Pass for 2 or 4, or Two-Hour Video-Game Party for Up to 5 or 10 Players at Gamer's Room (Up to 50% Off)

Gamer's Room

Concord

Partying gamers lounge in plush leather recliners as they play such favorite games as Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and Madden

$20 $10

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10 Open-Play Visits or 10 Friday-Night Drop-Off Hours at Kidz Play Here (Half Off)

Kidz Play Here

Concord Mills

Children's activity center hosts parent-supervised open-play sessions and Friday-night drop-offs

$90 $45

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One-Year Membership for One or Two to Bedford Museum & Genealogical Library (40% Off)

Bedford Museum & Genealogical Library

Bedford

Members can explore their genealogy with the museum's expansive collection of historical files, and receive 10% off gift-shop purchases

$50 $30

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Visit and Walking Tour for Two or Four from National D-Day Memorial (Up to Half Off)

National D-Day Memorial

Bedford

88-acre memorial with gardens, reflecting pool, and statues honors soldiers and commemorates pivotal WWII battle.

$20 $10

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Two-Game Adult or Family Bowling Packages at Paradise Lanes & Family Entertainment Center

Paradise Lanes & Family Entertainment

Spartanburg

Friends & families heave spheres down 32 sleek, smoke-free regular or black-lit cosmic-bowling lanes while munching on popcorn & soda

$30 $15

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Two or Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons for the Piano, Guitar, or Bass at The Hughes Music Company (Up to 60% Off)

The Hughes Music Company

Mint Hill

Seasoned musician with 13+ years of music teaching experience helps students learn or further master the piano, guitar, or bass

$50 $20

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Hayride, Petting Zoo, and Pumpkin Picking for Four, Six, or Eight at The Hunter Farm (Up to 47% Off)

The Hunter Farm

Weddington

Seasonal farm activities include bouncing along in a hay wagon, petting and feeding farm animals, and picking ripe pumpkins

$38 $20

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Playdate Passes, Parents Night Out Playdate, or Admission to Special Event at Glendi Glam (Up to 59% Off)

Glendi Glam

Matthews

Kids can let their imaginations run amok during themed playdates or fun events, which are packed with fun activities and diversions

$60 $25

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Survival-Skills Class for One, Two, Four, or Six from Carolina Survival & Preparedness Academy (Up to 73% Off)

Carolina Survival & Preparedness Academy

Multiple Locations

Survivalists teach students how to thrive in the wilderness during this outdoor course, which covers fire, shelter building, and foraging

$199 $59

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Two Hours of Bowling for Four with Shoe Rental and Option for One-Topping Pizza at NRV Superbowl (Up to 61% Off)

NRV Superbowl

Christiansburg

Bowlers send balls spinning down sleek lanes before feasting on optional pizza

$56 $22

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Two, Four, or Six 30-Minute Lessons at Jessica's Piano Studio (Up to 57% Off)

Jessica's Piano Studio

Multiple Locations

Owner draws from bachelor's in piano pedagogy and master’s in elementary education to give students comprehensive music instruction

$50 $25

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Visit for Two, Four, or Six to Historic Smithfield Plantation (50% Off)

Historic Smithfield Plantation

Blacksburg

Visitors travel back to the 18th century as they traverse the plantation house, garden, and grounds led by a costumed interpreter

$16 $8

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People tend to walk slowly across the Mile High Swinging Bridge, though not out of fear. The view is enough to slow anyone's steps. Spanning an 80-foot chasm one mile above sea level, the bridge grants 360-degree views of the mountains, specifically a rugged peak that rises to 5,946 feet: Grandfather Mountain. Recognized by the United Nations as one of the world's most diverse nature preserves, Grandfather Mountain bristles with verdant pines and wild flowers in full bloom, including the pinkshell azalea. The flower only grows in northwest North Carolina, and Grandfather Mountain claims the largest population.

Even on the eleven backcountry trails, hikers aren't inclined to move very fast. Up-close views of the area's wild flora and fauna are enough to inspire quiet, peaceful strolls. And on one trail?Grandfather Trail?cables and ladders physically challenge hikers as they climb to the mountain's peak. Other trails, meanwhile, wind past the park's seven animal habitats, where the likes of bears, cougars, and bald eagles live in their natural environments with their expert Feng Shui.

Although primarily an outdoor attraction, Grandfather Mountain does encompass a few indoor destinations. The Nature Museum chronicles the mountain's history?which stretches back billions of years to a time when the Earth still wore diapers?with two-dozen exhibits, including Indigenous American artifacts and mineral displays. Luckily, the park's onsite naturalists can help make sense of it all. Before or after exploring the mountain and its past, visitors can fuel up at the onsite restaurant or, if they can't bear to spend time indoors, picnic outside.

2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville,
NC
US

Belmont Lanes courts globe-chuckers of all stripes and skill levels to set foot among its myriad lanes and entertainment apparatuses. Sextets of revelers can enjoy a two-hour party, which supplies the group with a pizza and pitcher of soda to celebrate the overthrow of pins and unification of hand and boulder. Meanwhile, cosmic bowling gives spatial thrills for late-night laning with the experience of visiting a galaxy of disco-ball planets. Party-goers should call at least one hour ahead of time to reserve their lane for cosmic bowling.

100 Belmont Dr
Bristol,
TN
US

The Bunker Hill Covered Bridge, which was improved by Civil War general Herman Haupt, the late 19th-century Historic Murray's Mill, which boasts a 28-foot high waterwheel, and the Harper House, which showcases its intricate Queen Anne stylings, all have something in common: They're maintained and shown by the Catawba County Historical Association, an organization dedicated to preserving and exhibiting historical sites throughout North Carolina.

The Catawba County Museum of History, situated in the former Catawba County Courthouse, depicts the lives of the Catawba River Valley's original settlers and their decedents through artifacts such tools made from hand-dug iron ore, military uniforms, and hand-stitched quilts. Visitors can step back in time into the ornately decorated, Queen Anne–style Harper House, whose period-accurate color schemes, wallpaper, and architectural details paint a picture of southern life in the Victorian era. The Murray & Minges General Store's shelves are still stocked with old-fashioned toys and treats, which at one time must have kept the Murray family children occupied as their parents helmed the Murray Mill. Guests can tour the mill and imagine workers grinding corn and wheat with the tools on display, toiling away to make their sacrifices to the Corn Gods in hopes of one day receiving Fritos.

30 N College Ave
Newton,
NC
US

From the vibrant tubes and slides of the multilevel FunZone playground to the squeal-inducing Tubs-of-Fun and Red Baron Bi-planes, FunStation2000's rides and games engage youngsters of all ages. As the Himalaya Rollercoaster speeds around its track, the laser-tag arena accommodates bouts between phaser-wielding teams. In the indoor batting cages, balls hurtle toward future home-run hitters and team mascots who need to practice dodging the swings of angry players. FunStation2000 continues enticing guests with a massive arcade and snack station full of treats including cheese pizzas, spicy popcorn chicken, and corn dogs.

In addition to accommodating spontaneous days of revelry, the center's staff hosts private parties, complete with game tokens, playtime, and pizza and cake served in the animal-themed party room.

1415 Wilkesboro Hwy
Statesville,
NC
US

There are few sounds more distinct than that of a bowling ball smacking into a pack of pins. That sound surely triggers a set of childhood memories, tossing balls down the lane while willing them to steer clear of the gutter with your mind. Pla Mor Lanes invites guests to relive old memories and create new ones on their 24 bowling lanes. Kids can cheer on one another during parties, while the older crowd hits the alley on Friday and Saturday nights, when black lights illuminate the alley for cosmic bowling and definitively prove that their dandruff shampoo is working.

2505 Davie Ave.
Statesville,
NC
US

Behind the security gates at Pomolas Ranch & Equestrian Center, visitors find a small, quiet barn surrounded by 13 acres of lush pasture and leafy trees. It's here, amid these sylvan surroundings, that they can polish their horseback-riding technique or take up the activity for the very first time. Both English- and Western-style riding lessons occur out on the grassy fields on clear days or, if it's stormy or after dusk, inside the lighted arena—large enough at 120'x160' for a full barrel or jumping course. The center hosts guests for individual lessons and equestrian-club members for regular riding, as well as the young guests who arrive for day and overnight riding camps during the summer.

177 Pear Tree Rd
Troutman,
NC
US