Sightseeing in Johnson City

Four-Wheeler Tour for One or Two from Ramforce Services (Up to 59% Off)

Ramforce Services

Hot Springs

Ride through the Great Smoky Mountains on unpaved trails and roads

$120 $55

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Science-Center Outing for Two or Four at Mystery Hill (Up to 47% Off)

Mystery Hill

Mystery Hill

Puzzles, games & illusions abound in amusement center centered around house atop slope whose odd gravitational pull makes water flow uphill

$18 $11

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$64 for $100 Worth of Gallery Visits — eight LONDON

Eightlondon

Asheville

From the merchant: Artwork and painting workshops with artist Susan Wedell

$100 $64

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$65 for a 30-Minute Airplane Discovery Flight from WNC Aviation in Fletcher ($129 Value)

WNC Aviation

Asheville

Guided by experienced instructors, students perform a takeoff and do most of the flying in a Cessna 172

$129 $65

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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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Visit for Two Adults or Two Adults and Two Children to Titanic Pigeon Forge (Up to 38% Off)

Titanic Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge

Audio guides featuring stories from Titanic survivors lend context to Edwardian artifacts and interactive exhibits about the historical ship

$54 $33.50

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$72 for a Couples Holiday Segway Ride from Segway Rentals and Sales of Pigeon Forge ($130 Value)

Segway Rentals and Sales of Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge

Following a brief training, couples guide Segways along paved paths to take in the sights of Pigeon Forge during the holidays

$130 $72

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History Walk or Natural Pools and Waterfalls Walk for Two or Four from A Walk in the Woods (Up to 50% Off)

A Walk in the Woods

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Guides lead hikers through hidden trails in the Smokies, trying out edible plants and teaching about the lives of settlers and Cherokees

$62 $35

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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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Planetarium and Science Museum Visit or Birthday Party Package at The Muse Knoxville (Up to 50% Off)

The Muse Knoxville

Knoxville

Kids and adults romp through 4,000 sq. ft. of hands-on, science-inspired fun, including a trip to the Planetarium

$26 $13

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Knoxville Food Tour for One, Two, or Four from Knoxville Food Tours (Up to 56% Off)

Knoxville Food Tours

Knoxville

Informed guides escort guests to three downtown eating and drinking establishments for appetizers and specialty drinks

$59 $29

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Admission for Two or Membership for One or a Family at Women's Basketball Hall of Fame (Up to 62% Off)

Women's Basketball Hall of Fame

Knoxville

Learn the history of women’s amateur and professional basketball play and see memorabilia from inductees like Pat Summitt and Robin Roberts

$15.90 $9

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

Stony Knoll Vineyards

Dobson

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

$29 $15

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Wine-Tasting Package with Keepsake Glasses for Two or Four at Tsali Notch Vineyard (50% Off)

Tsali Notch Vineyard

Madisonville

Each guest samples six house wines and receives a keepsake glass to take home; vineyard specializes in muscadine grapes

$40 $20

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Tour, Tasting, and Shot Glass for One, Two, or Four at Copperhead Mountain Distillery (Up to 45% Off)

Copperhead Mountain Distillery

Travelers Rest

Tour facility that produces small copper stills of whiskey, spiced rum, and moonshine before sampling 11-15 types of the finished product

$20 $12

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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 North Pack Square
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 Road
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

Asheville changed drastically in the half-century following 1880. Railroad workers broke through the Appalachian Mountains' natural barrier and connected the city to the world, forever changing its culture and social zeitgeist. Though decades have passed, Brenda Seright Williams still feels the impact of this period, and the tour guide isn't content to let it fade into history. As it says on her website, she believes "the study of those who came before can inspire us to stretch our own limits."

Her Urban Trail walking tours not only explore the 19th century’s Gilded Age but also tiptoe through four other time periods, including the Frontier Period and the Age of String Cheese. Alternatively, Brenda shifts the spotlight to Asheville's pivotal female figures during the aptly named Herstory tours. However, neither of these excursions are cookie-cutter adventures. To weave her stories, Brenda has conducted more than 100 interviews and spent countless hours researching minute details and the correct pronunciation of the word "pioneer."

52 North Market Street
Asheville,
NC
US