Things To Do In Durham

Five Play-Gym or Roller-Rink Visits at Wheels Fun Park (Up to 46% Off)

Wheels Fun Park

Durham

Large fun park entertains families with roller rink and play gym with slides, ball pits, zip lines, and more

$35 $19

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Kidz Bop at Carolina Theatre on June 14 at 5 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. (Up to 64% Off)

Kidz Bop

Carolina Theatre

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Stars of the longstanding series put on a live show that might feature covers of songs by Pharrell Williams, One Direction, and Katy Perry

$25 $9

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$20 for All-Day Paintball with Equipment Rental, Ammo, and Air Refills at Xtreme Kombat ($55 Value)

Xtreme Kombat

Ashley Forest

Brightly colored rounds zoom across themed competition fields during daylong paintball outings, which include full equipment rental

$55 $20

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60-Minute Home-Beer-Brewing Class with Souvenir Pint Glasses for One or Two at Bull City Homebrew (Up to 60% Off)

Bull City Homebrew

Durham

Expert-led classes guide novice brewers through the basics of beer crafting, from selecting recipes to bottling their product

$25 $12

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Two, Four, or Eight Private Horseback-Riding Lessons at White Briar Farms (Up to 69% Off)

White Briar Farms

Eno

Private lessons are tailored to each individual student, and cover grooming, tacking, and riding in Western or English styles

$80 $30

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$12 for Ice Skating for Two at The Ice Factory at The Cage ($20 Value)

The Ice Factory at The Cage

Downtown

Visitors glide across a 40’x100’ covered outdoor ice rink that’s sponsored by the Carolina Hurricanes

$20 $12

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Tour a Letterpress Studio and Print a Custom Design

Antique Letterpress Printing Class

Brian Allen Studio

Letterpress printer Brian Allen leads a tour of his personal studio, and guides you as you create original designs with old wood type

$60

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Two-Hour Class for One or Two at Glass Class (Up to 51% Off)

Glass Class

Durham

Fusing classes offer a variety of plate shapes, condiment dishes, channel plates, and more; jewelry classes create earrings and pendants

$70 $35

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Carolina Ballet Presents "The Nutcracker" at Durham Performing Arts Center on November 28–30 (Up to 45% Off)

Carolina Ballet Presents "The Nutcracker."

Durham Performing Arts Center

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Tchaikovsky’s classic score twirls to life in a holiday classic which sees young Clara venture into a dreamland of snow and ice

$63.42 $35

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Five Fitness Classes or 30 Days of Unlimited Classes at ReCharge Pilates and Barre (Up to 69% Off)

ReCharge Pilates and Barre

Durham

Recharge classes include high-octane Pilates, barre, and yoga fusion workouts with certified instructors

$90 $29

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Three Personal Training Sessions with Diet and Weight-Loss Consultation from Executive Fitness (70% Off)

Bodybycheeko

Durham

From the merchant: Certified Personal Trainer specializing in Bodyweight Fitness Training, Weight Loss Programs and Nutrition Coaching.

$150 $45

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Golf Evaluation and One or Two Golf-Fitness Training Sessions at Par4Success (Up to 55% Off)

Par4Success

Hillandale Golf Course

Golf medical professional, physical therapist, and strength and conditioning specialist works with golfers to help them reach top form

$200 $99

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Ten or Twenty CrossFit Bootcamp Classes at CrossFit Durham (Up to 75% Off)

CrossFit Durham

Durham

Coaches guide exercise routines that combine weightlifting, gymnastics, and track-and-field techniques to build strength and versatility

$200 $59

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Martial Arts Classes at United Thai Boxing and MMA (Up to 80% Off. Five Options Available.

United Thai Boxing & MMA

Durham

The Triangle's premier muay thai-based gym instills students ages six and up in mixed martial arts techniques and disciplines

$149 $35

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$12 for One Hour of RC-Car Racing for Two at Ho-B RC Park (Up to $50 Value)

Ho-B RC Park

Durham

Rental racers thread their RC cars through challenging courses during one-hour sessions

$50 $12

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One Month of Unlimited Zumba and Cardio Kickboxing Classes for One or Two at Tactical Kung Fu and MMA (Up to 70% Off)

Tactical Kung Fu and MMA

Durham

Learn to punch and kick while burning calories at MMA academy; dance off calories in high-energy Zumba classes

$100 $35

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$25 for $100 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Triangle Jiu-Jitsu Academy

Triangle Jiu-jitsu Academy

Durham

Whether your focus is self-defense, fitness, or competition, we offer classes in an attitude-first, friendly environment.

$100 $25

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$49 for $89 Worth of Lessons — The Way Of Victory Martial & Healing Arts, School of Self-Empowerment

The Way Of Victory Martial & Healing Arts School Of Self-empowerment

Durham

Martial and healing arts foster meditative movement, stress management, flexibility, weight loss, improved self-esteem, and longevity

$89 $49

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5 or 10 Yoga Classes at Wytha Balance Yoga (Up to 65% Off)

Wytha Balance Yoga

Durham

Yoga studio offers Kundalini, Ashtanga, and Hatha classes for adults and classes for kids dealing with symptoms associated with ADHD

$70 $25

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According to legend, Duke's longtime athletic director and basketball coach Eddie Cameron sat down with football coach Wallace Wade in 1935 to drum up plans for a new indoor stadium. Throughout the meeting, the two doodled plans for the arena on the back of—what else?—a matchbook. If true, the apocryphal tale makes a fitting story for Duke, considering the university itself was founded partly on a fortune from North Carolina's prized tobacco industry.

Little could the men know at the time, but that brainchild, Cameron Indoor Stadium, would become a symbol of Duke's success over the years, in both basketball and athletics in general. Combined, the men's and women's hoops teams have collected more than 1,200 wins in front of home crowds, whose notoriously raucous cheers make it nearly impossible for visiting athletes to write their term papers on the sidelines. Steps away, Wallace Wade Stadium has stood tall since 1929, becoming the only venue outside of Pasadena, California, to host college football's iconic Rose Bowl game, back in 1942.

110 Basset Hall Drive
Durham,
NC
US

Opened as a roller-skating center in 1977, Wheels Fun Park broadened its ambitions in 1992 when it bloomed into a full-fledged family fun center. After its metamorphosis, the park incorporated attractions that include an 18-hole mini-golf course, five batting cages, and a quarter-mile go-kart track. Nothing overshadows its roots though, and today's 25,000-square-foot roller rink commands a 14-speaker sound system and a dazzling light show that twinkles in skaters' sparkling eyes along with the glow of two disco balls.

A 6,500-square-foot play gym allows tots to act out the story of the Minotaur of Crete in a labyrinthine system of climbing tubes. An onsite skate park treats boarders to a slew of supervised rails and spines as well as a mini halfpipe. During holidays and when school is not in session, day camps keep kids well fed and well educated in subjects such as the geometry of mini golf.

715 N Hoover Rd
Durham,
NC
US

Wine and Canvas

The artists at Wine and Canvas awaken their students’ inner Rembrandts and van Goghs with classes that pair a featured painting with specialty cocktails and wines. The mobile studio’s monthly calendar includes themed classes in which instructors expound on the nuances of painting Parisian street lamps, Japanese flowers, or Venetian cityscapes. The master painters—many of them local artists—provide step-by-step instructions, and students mimic each stroke and periodically dip their brushes into glasses filled with crimson cabernet. Each of the studio’s various drink-friendly venues boasts a specialty libation selected to incite creativity or conversations with fellow painters. When the artistic frenzy concludes, students return home with a finished masterpiece large enough to conceal any wall safe or mirror portal.

1821 Hillandale Road
Durham,
NC
US

Fueled by her passion for performance art, fashion, and choreography, Durham native Anjanée N. Bell founded Bellan Performance Centre as a philanthropic organization, and as a destination for those individuals with interests as diverse as her own. The disciplines and fundamentals of dance weave a common thread through the facility's many endeavors, which include aspirations to emerge as a performance-art community by way of engaging live shows. Off stage, Bellan provides various educational programs and fitness classes that encourage participants of all ages to get up and move, even if they lack the experience and spring-loaded toes of many professional steppers.

6905 Fayetteville Rd
Durham,
NC
US

Tease Fitness Boutique isn’t a gym, and it isn't quite a dance studio. It’s a nonjudgmental fitness studio where women of all shapes and sizes can shimmy, slide, and kick calories—along with the monotony of standard workouts—to the curb. With a schedule filled with burlesque, flirty pole-fitness, boot-camp, and cardio classes, Vertical Tease tempts gals to enjoy their exercise routines, as the staff know that sticking to a workout, like playing catch with a baby black bear, can become difficult after a few months. Classes rotate every six weeks and are always kept small so that instructors can lavish each participant with personal attention.

3326 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard
Durham,
NC
US

Designed by architect Rafael Viñoly, the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University not only houses precious works of art that span centuries; it is a work of art itself. Composed of five separate, rectangular volumes, the Nasher Museum compartmentalizes its 65,000 square feet of space elegantly and efficiently. Two pavilions host rotating exhibits and another pavilion contains the permanent collection. In addition, an auditorium seats 173 people and features lectures and film screenings, whereas the final pavilion houses two classrooms, in addition to the museum's store and café, where members receive discounts.

2001 Campus Dr.
Durham,
NC
US