Sightseeing in Boone

North Carolina Mining Museum Visit for Two or Four with Self-Guided Tour at Emerald Village (Up to 50% Off)

Emerald Village

Little Switzerland, NC

$14 $8

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Attraction showcased on National Geographic Channel and Travel Channel features a mining museum with old equipment, exhibits, and waterfall

Haunted Tour or Paranormal Investigation Class (Up to 61% Off). Five Options Available.

TCPRS Ghost Tours

Jonesborough

$50 $20

Guides share spooky historical trivia on walking tours; ghost-hunting tours and classes teach students how to find supernatural phenomena

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

$250 $125

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

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

Zootastic Park

Barringer

$112.50 $59

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

Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour for Two, Four, or Six at Stony Knoll Vineyards (Up to 50% Off)

Stony Knoll Vineyards

Dobson

$29 $15

Winery nestled in the Blue Ridge foothills with a tasting room that overlooks more than 48 acres of crops

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

Colburn Earth Science Museum

Downtown Asheville

$50 $25

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

Ghost-Walk Tour for Two or Four Adults from Ghost Walk of Davidson (45% Off)

Ghost Walk of Davidson

In front of soda shop

$20 $12

Local history buff spins ghost stories and guide tour-goers along Davidson’s quaint, brick-lined sidewalks

Ghost Walk for Two, Four, or Six at Historic Latta Plantation (45% Off)

Historic Latta Plantation

11, Long Creek

$20 $11

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Guides lead groups of up to 10 through battlefields, a cemetery, and a former hospital

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

Rural Hill

Huntersville

$65 $35

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

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

$6 $3

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

Admission or Membership to Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden (Up to 48% Off). Four Options Available.

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Belmont

$24 $14

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Visitors explore display gardens, orchid conservatory, and elaborate fountains; member benefits include free admission and special events

Distillery Tour for 2, 4, or 15, Including Rum Tasting and Shot Glasses at Muddy River Distillery (Up to 73% Off)

Muddy River Distillery

Belmont

$30 $17

Tours led by head distiller Robbie Delaney introduce visitors to the distillery's award-winning Carolina Rum and Queen Charlotte's Reserve

Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four with Hand-Crafted NC Cheese at Old Stone Winery (50% Off)

Old Stone Winery

Salisbury

$32 $16

Each session includes one glass of wine per person, one take-home wine glass per person, and a sampling of handcrafted local cheese

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

$14 $8

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

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

Carolinas Aviation Museum

Charlotte

$12 $7

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

Walking-Adventure Tour for Two or Four from Crazy Dash Digital Adventures - Charlotte (60% Off)

Crazy Dash Digital Adventures - Charlotte

Charlotte

$40 $16

Sprint through the city on a scavenger-hunt-like adventure

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

$18 $9

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

Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

First Ward

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers Charlotte's most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

90-Minute Walking Ghost Tour for Two or Four from The HauntedDistrict (Up to 58% Off)

The HauntedDistrict

First Ward

$78 $35

Tours investigate paranormal side of Charlotte by visiting historical crime sites and learning about area's beginnings

Admission for Two to Haunted Graham Mansion (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Major Graham Mansion

Fort Chiswell

$30 $15

A favorite site of paranormal investigators, a 18-room antebellum mansion with sinister past serves as sprawling, macabre haunted house

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

Bedford Museum & Genealogical Library

Bedford

$50 $30

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

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

National D-Day Memorial

Bedford

$20 $10

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

Adventure Package for Two or Family of Four or Six at Adventure Ranch (Up to 54% Off)

Adventure Ranch

Morristown

$21.90 $11

Situated on Great Smoky Farm, fall-themed activities include large corn maze, petting zoo, 250 ft. super slide, and a pumpkin patch

Admission for Two Adults or Two Adults and Two Kids to Hollywild Animal Park (38% Off)

Hollywild Animal Park

Wellford

$24 $15

Visitors interact with more than 500 animals from around the world, including a rhino that's acted in multiple commercials

Admission and Tour of the White Home for Two, Four, or Six from Historic Rock Hill (50% Off)

Historic Rock Hill

East Town

$12 $6

Visitors tour exhibits and the well-preserved White Home, built in 1839 by one of Rock Hill's founding families

Winery Tour with Tasting and Cheese Plate, or Craft Beer Flight at Morgan Ridge Vineyards (Up to 53% Off)

Morgan Ridge Vineyards

Morgan

$26 $13

Winemakers Tommy and Amie Baudoin welcome guests to newly built winery with views of charming vineyards and tasty cheese plates.

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

Historic Smithfield Plantation

Blacksburg

$16 $8

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

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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

Display cases filled with diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and emeralds are a treat for the eyes at any jeweler's, but at Colburn Earth Science Museum, they dazzle visitors intellectually as well. More than 1,000 cuts from around the world make up the museum's extensive gemstone collection, which guests learn about via a gem-mine replica featuring a faux dynamite charge and gem pockets. The museum's additional exhibits showcase mineral specimens from the museum's collection of more than 4,500, as well as fossil specimens including teeth from a wooly mammoth complete with calcified floss.

Guests can take a more hands-on approach to scientific discovery during the museum's school programs and spring-break camps, which focus on subjects such as fossils, gravity, and space rocks. Voyage deeper into the galaxy during Spaced-Out Saturdays, when a digital spaceship whisks passengers on journeys throughout the solar system. After expeditions, stop by the Museum Gift Shop to pick up your own minerals or crystal-filled, 44-million-year-old geodes that museum staff can crack in half for you during your visit.

2 S Pack Sq
Asheville,
NC
US

Grovewood Cafe could very well be a cottage from a fairytale. Greenery seems bent on overtaking the restaurant and completely surrounds its patio, where whimsical sculptures from Grovewood Gallery pop up from the ground. On the inside, flowers bring color to tables bathed in light from oversized windows. And, like many a Brothers Grimm character, chef and owner Larry Waldrop depends on local farms for sustenance.

Larry believes that the best meals are made from scratch, and without too much help from machinery. He prefers to chop his meat by hand, for instance, rather than use his government-issued butcher robot. His menu of Southern-inspired plates gives credit to several area farms?there's grilled meatloaf from Hickory Nut Gap Farm, pork from Heritage Farms, and chicken breast from Ashley Farms, which arrives encrusted in crunchy walnuts. Every day, there's a special free-range omelet available for lunch. And if you're in the neighborhood on a Sunday morning, stop by for the Grovewood's take on eggs benedict with fried green tomatoes, grilled Sunburst Farm trout, and swiss chard.

111 Grovewood Rd
Asheville,
NC
US

Celebrating five years under the current owners, Frame It to a T boasts a staff experience in a multitude of aesthetically driven fields—from visual art to interior design—but they specialize in conservation framing. The specialists expertly match jerseys, diplomas, photos, and artwork with acid-free mats and eye-catching frames. Ultraviolet-filter glass prevents sunlight from bleaching artwork or keepsakes, ensuring that prized childhood toys age as imperceptibly as a Twinkie. Those who do not already have artwork they wish to frame can peruse the shop’s selection of art and prints.

1103 Brevard Rd
Asheville,
NC
US

Named one of the top 100 Art & Framing Retailers by Decor magazine in 2006 and 2007, BlackBird crafts custom frames to preserve pictures and keep walls stylishly clothed. With an ensemble of framing options and three picture framers certified by the Professional Picture Framers Association, BlackBird honors each item with a frame that complements and enhances its appearance. In addition to framing paintings, photographs, and diplomas, the professional portrait preservationists have successfully mounted sports jerseys, steering wheels, fax machines, bowling ball halves, and electric guitars that music legends have used to practice their penmanship. Plus, TruGuard UV Protection glass options, such as anti-reflective museum glass, enable customers to display their favorite pieces of art while blocking nearly all the harmful UV rays that emanate from the 10,000-degree fireball our planet floats around.

365 Merrimon Ave
Asheville,
NC
US

The Asheville Art Museum annually presents an exciting, inviting and active schedule of exhibitions and public programs based on its permanent collection of 20th and 21st century American art. The Museum also offers a wide array of innovative, inspiring and entertaining educational programs for people of all ages.

2 S Pack Sq
Asheville,
NC
US