Things To Do In Johnson City

Sky Valley Zip Tours – Up to 56% Off Ziplining

Blowing Rock

$158 $69

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Ten zip lines soar through one-mile course at elevations of up to 300 ft. for panoramic views on mountain zipline tour

Up to 54% Off River Tubing

Todd

$40 $21

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Groups of aqueous adventurers float along the peaceful waters of New River atop new tubes with built-in headrests

Up to 51% Off Rock Climbing for One or Four

Boone

$19.95 $10

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Guests scramble up an outdoor climbing tower outfitted in a harness, helmet, and climbing shoes, while instructed from the ground by staff

71% Off Intro to CrossFit Classes

Multiple Locations

$135 $39

Expert trainers lead small groups through beginner-level classes designed to safely introduce them to the high-intensity CrossFit regimen

50% Off Five-Day Kids' Robotics Camp

Multiple Locations

$199.95 $99

Instructors teach the fundamentals of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with challenging robot kits

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

AMF Star Lanes - Asheville

$40 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Up to 61% Off Hot Yatra Yoga Classes

Biltmore Forest

$99 $49

Instructors guide groups through coordinated breathing techniques and vinyasa flow poses during classes heated to 94-98 degrees

Up to 51% Off a Membership at The Rush Fitness

Multiple Locations

$59 $29

Membership includes access to indoor pool and rows of cardio equipment, as well as group fitness classes, such as yoga, Zumba, and spinning

Up to 62% Off Karate Birthday Party or Martial Arts Lessons

Asheville

$199 $99

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Instructors can teach students self-defense, confidence, and perseverance skills in martial-arts classes

55% Off

Asheville

$100 $45

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

Up to 63% Off Intro Course at Summit CrossFit

Asheville

$200 $79

Squats, presses, dead lifts, and other functional movements all get incorporated into CrossFit's intense workouts of the day

50% Off

Asheville

$40 $20

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

80% Off at Tiger Bang's Martial Arts Academy

Candler

$250 $49

One-month trial of unlimited martial-arts classes; choose from tae kwon do, hap ki do, and tae moo do

Up to 75% Off Dog and Human Bootcamp

Asheville

$126 $39

Humans and dogs workout together during 60-minute bootcamps; introductory obedience lesson gets dogs up to speed

Up to 51% Off Private Horseback-Riding Lessons

West Asheville

$50 $25

Instructors emphasize effective communication during lessons detailing riding techniques and ongoing horse care

87% Off Boot-Camp Classes at O3 Health And Fitness

Asheville

$218 $29

After a health assessment, exercisers are free to take an unlimited number of fitness-enhancing boot-camp classes

79% Off at Asheville Sun Soo Tae Kwon Do

Asheville

$185 $39

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One-hour martial-arts classes are separated by age and skill level to help students build technique at their own pace; uniform included

Half Off Colburn Earth Science Museum Memberships

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

69% Off Ballroom-Dancing Lesson Package

Asheville Ballroom

$80 $25

Experienced instructors tailor lessons to individual learning methods to train students in waltz, foxtrot, swing, and salsa

Up to 53% Off Aerial Circus-Arts Classes 

Asheville

$34 $16

Instructors help their suspended pupils make their way through hanging silks, hoops, or hammocks with grace on trapeze

61% Off Yoga or Expressive-Dance Classes

Woodfin

$100 $39

Donation-based yoga studio's experienced instructors share yoga workouts with students from all walks of life

50% Off Tandem Hang-Gliding

Kings Creek

$230 $119

Take in bird’s-eye views soaring high above the earth during tandem hang-gliding flight

50% Off from Skydive Smoky Mountains

Morristown

$298 $149

Adventurers safely strapped to experienced divers plummet from heights of up to 9,500 ft.; exhilarating free falls captured on video

Up to 57% Off Zipline Tour for Two in Morganton

Morganton

$138 $59

Course with multiple ziplines, rope bridges & tunnels; 32-foot climbing tower; & 50-foot-high educational treehouses

Up to 58% Off at Mimosa Hills Golf and Country Club

Morganton

$86 $39

Players head out for 18-hole rounds of golf on a course designed by the renowned Donald Ross

Up to 50% Off Historic Hendersonville Trolley Tour

Multiple Locations

$40 $22

Tour guide fascinates guests with little know facts about city landmarks, locations, and odd occurrences throughout history

50% Off an Escorted Wine Tour and Dinner

Hendersonville

$159 $79

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Expert guides lead guests through three to four wineries' scenic vineyards; patrons taste wines and enjoy a full catered dinner

Up to 54% Off Ballroom Dancing Lessons

Fletcher

$50 $25

Groups of four are instructed in lessons that cover a variety of ballroom dance rhythms, including waltz, tango, and swing

Up to 55% Off Aquarium Visit or Membership

Hendersonville

$6 $3

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

Up to 84% Off Dance Lessons

Hickory

$160 $29

Instructors lead one or two students of all experience levels through private lessons in a variety of styles

Up to 53% Off at Lunar Mini Golf

Hickory, NC

$16 $8

Black-lit mini golf course decorated with luminous animals and aliens

Up to 46% Off a Zipline Adventure

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$89 $49

Six ziplines carry riders and safety-conscious guides through majestic views at 40–250 feet above ground in shadow of Great Smoky Mountains

Up to 46% Off Artistic Equestrian Dance

The Sablé Theater

$27.99 $15

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An artist creates scenes in sand that come to life on stage with the help of trick-riders and dancers

Up to 52% Off Horseback Riding

Sevierville

$60 $29

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Trail rides overlook the Cherokee Valley with views of the Smoky Mountains and Lake Douglas; parties include hot dogs and marshmallows

Up to Half Off at Flyaway Indoor Skydiving

Pigeon Forge

$84 $42

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An indoor, wind-powered skydiving simulator allows for sessions lasting up to three times longer than outdoor freefalls

60% Off Cave Exploration

Cosby

$300 $120

Experienced guides lead groups of up to 30 on full- or half-day tours of an underground cave

44% Off at Reems Creek Golf Course

Reems Creek Golf Club

$52 $29

Eighteen-hole golf course inspired by the Scottish Highlands features numerous sand bunkers and punishing water hazards

Up to 50% Off Drive-Thru Safari and Petting Zoo Park

Strawberry Plains

$18 $9

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Cars of visitors explore the 160-acre park with 700+ exotic animals such as zebras and emus before heading over to the petting zoo

Up to 52% Off a Horseback-Riding Membership

Lake Norman

$158 $79

Equestrian-club membership with monthly English and Western rides on 13 acres of pasture or inside a lighted arena

Up to 54% Off Reptile Encounter

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

50% Off Safari Encounter at Zootastic Park

Troutman

$500 $249

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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

44% Off Services

Wytheville

$25 $14

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

67% Off Boxing and Kickboxing Classes with TITLE Boxing Club

Knoxville

$58 $19

Students sculpt cores and burn up to 1,000 calories during one-hour boxing and kickboxing classes; hand wraps are provided

Side Splitters Comedy Club – Up to 51% Off Standup

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$42.76 $21

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Rising and renowned comedians sling jokes while guests chuckle their way through burgers and cocktails

Repticon – 50% Off

Knoxville Expo Center - Hall A

$30 $15

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Reptile, amphibian, and arachnid breeders and experts showcase creatures' behavior and biology through exhibits and demonstrations

Up to 73% Off CrossFit Classes

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$199 $55

Students in the Foundations course meet twice a week for four weeks, while learning how to safely push themselves in CrossFit workouts

Up to 63% Off Entry to Airsoft Field

Knoxville

$10 $5

Players pop off rounds of soft plastic BBs while traversing one of three combat fields including a woodland and urban-village layout

58% Off from Knoxville Food Tours

Downtown Knoxville

$118 $49

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Informed guides escort tourists by foot to a rotating lineup of downtown eateries for samples, drinks, and meetings with chefs

Up to 76% Off Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes

Knoxville

$144 $39.99

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State-of-the-art martial-arts studio offers tae kwon do, Fight Fitness, and grappling classes with an official training jersey

Up to 58% Off Muay Thai Kickboxing Classes

Knoxville

$66 $30

Learn martial arts techniques while having fun and getting into shape during kickboxing classes

Up to 63% Off at Adventure Scuba Diving

Knoxville

$25 $10

Introductory course taught by a PADI Pro–certified instructor includes all equipment and takes place in a heated pool

Up to 55% Off at Adaptive Fitness Warehouse

Knoxville

$39 $19

Members enjoy group boot-camp and Zumba classes as well as simple, functional equipment such as kettlebells and free weights

Up to 86% Off Training and Tanning Package at Workout Anytime

Multiple Locations

$350 $49

24-hour gym helps guests look sleek and toned with boot-camp and circuit classes, personal trainers, UV and spray tanning, and hydro massage

50% Off Sushi-Making Class for Two

Knoxville

$100 $50

Skilled chefs demystify the art of making sushi during a two-hour class that yields inside-out and traditional rolls

Up to 88% Off Martial Arts Classes and Private Lessons

Knoxville

$165 $29

Instructors specialize in teaching kids the foundations of martial arts, simultaneously instilling confidence and a sense of accomplishment

45% Off

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$60 $33

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

Up to 67% Off at The Practice Yoga & Wellness

Knoxville

$90 $30

Seasoned instructors lead Vinyasa flow, prenatal yoga, and hot yoga classes, plus a yoga bootcamp, on hardwood floors of spacious studio

Up to 51% Off at Nritya Masala

Multiple Locations

$70 $35

Students of all ages experience a cardio fitness workout designed tone muscles while dancing to energizing Bollywood tunes

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Knoxville

$50 $25

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

Up to 71% Off Indoor Cycling at Any Body Fitness

Knoxville

$50 $19

Certified spin instructors urge students to pedal pro-grade stationary bikes with sweat-inducing vigor during indoor cycling classes

Up to 76% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Knoxville

$120 $29

Instructors arm students with Gracie-style Brazilian jujitsu techniques, including takedowns, joint locks, and ground grappling skills

Up to 64% Off Ballroom Dance Lessons

Knoxville

$40 $20

Learn ballroom dances such as salsa, west coast swing, Tango, or cha cha from enthusiastic instructors

Ijams Nature Center – Half Off Memberships 

Knoxville

$35 $17.50

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Special events, exhibits, family nature programs, and seasonal plant sales on 300-acre wildlife sanctuary and eco-friendly nature center

Up to 55% Off Riding Lessons at Irvine Training

Knoxville

$70 $35

Farm with 20 acres of rolling pasture and an covered riding arena; riding lessons throughout the year

Up to 45% Off Wine or Craft Beer Tasting for Two

Greer

$20 $11

Connoisseurs host regular tastings of from local wineries and breweries, enhanced with weekend karaoke on weekends and family-oriented games

Up to 45% Off Golf at Greer Country Club

Highland

$62 $37

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Hilly, tree-lined course presents relatively narrow, bermuda-grass fairways and small, bent-grass greens

Up to 63% Off Personal-Training Packages

Powerhouse Gym

$79 $29

Personal-training sessions build strength, burn fat, and rely on intense intervals designed to speed up the metabolism

Up to 57% Off Lessons at Jessica's Piano Studio

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

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

39% Off Summer Camp at Glendale Outdoor Leadership School

Spartanburg

$325 $199

Kids climb a rock wall, mountain bike, hike, swim, kayak, create crafts, and tackle the High and Low Challenge Course

Up to 55% Off Rock Climbing at Climb Upstate

Spartanburg

$32 $16

All-day access and a full suite of equipment support climbers across an indoor cave with a 40 ft. roof and a 45-degree bouldering wall

Up to 51% Off Yoga Boot Camp at Yoga A Gogo

Spartanburg

$50 $25

Yoga boot-camp classes challenge students of all fitness levels with power-flow postures that focus on building core strength

Up to 56% Off at Carolina Adventure Guides

Crowders Mountain Linwood parking lot

$45 $22

Instructors guide participants of all levels in outdoor climbing or rappelling sessions; all equipment provided; bring snacks and water

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Up to missing id b007f64e-6c9e-11e2-9cec-00259060b644 Off Zumba Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$35 $18.75

Instructors demonstrate easy-to-follow dance steps during 60-minute dance-fitness classes, which sync cardio moves with catchy music

Up to 66% Off Group Yoga Hike for One or Two

Crowders Mountain State Park

$95 $35

During a three- to six-hour group hike through a beautiful national park, certified yoga instructors make trailside stops for yoga practice

65% Off Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$80 $28

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

Up to 53% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Gastonia

$80 $40

English saddle-seat instruction coupled with the horse-care fundamentals of grooming and tacking during lessons held on a 30-acre farm

Up to 61% Off at Hidden Valley Golf Club

West Columbia

$80 $40

18-hole, par 72 course stretches across 6,757 yards of immaculate fairways nestled in the shadows of mature hardwoods and carolina pines

Up to 90% Off at About Face Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$365 $39

Boot camps cover circuit training, weight training, and cardio to help shape and tone bodies

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On September 1, Bristol Motor Speedway will be buried under one ton of bacon. At the first annual Tri-Cities BaconFest, the pungent pork will be served up in a multitude of ways: Visitors can snag it for free at bacon stations during three tasting times, sample it in vendors’ bacon-infused desserts and entrees, or attempt to shovel down three pounds of it to claim the title Lord of the Bacon during the Man vs. Bacon eating contest. Other swine-themed events include the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pigskin Challenge, where preregistered participants aged 5 and up test their throwing arms on an accuracy obstacle course. At the hog-calling competition, shouters stretch their lungs as they imitate the sounds of hogs and, later, the sounds of hogs imitating celebrities. The family-friendly event will donate part of its proceeds to the Bristol Speedway Children’s Charities, a nonprofit organization that raises contributions for educational, financial, social, and medical causes.

PO Box 343
Jonesborough,
Tennessee
US

The Appalachian Trail stretches from Georgia to Maine, running 2,180 miles over mountains, rocky slopes, and deep valleys. Since it was established in 1925, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) has cared for the trail, maintaining 250,000 acres of public land. The organization educates hikers on Leave No Trace camping and why it's not a good idea to challenge a bear to a hugging contest.

Volunteers and trail crews build and repair shelters along the footpath and engage youth and community members in outdoor activities. In addition to these human-oriented services, the ATC works to protect endangered species living along the trail and to preserve the land's watershed streams and migratory corridor.

105 North Main Avenue
Erwin,
TN
US

Having spent more than 24,000 hours at the controls of airborne helicopters and fixed-wing planes, Richard Cantley possesses a sure footing at any elevation. From his post within the gray T-hangar at the privately owned Johnson City Airport, the experienced pilot and flight instructor escorts first-time flyers to the skies during hands-on lessons. Whether students aspire to obtain a license of their own or just a panoramic view of Tennessee’s scenic landscape, Richard peppers each lesson with tips on how to read instruments, adhere to proper safety precautions, and swerve around zeppelins during rush hour.

708 Clairmont Road
Johnson City,
TN
US

Wahoo’s Adventures refers to itself as the “original” whitewater outfitter, having facilitated outdoor excursions on rafts, tubes, canoes, and kayaks for the past three decades. Whitewater-rafting tours take place upon the Watauga River, the Nolichucky River, and Wilson Creek Gorge, three waterways with differing levels of frothiness, much like three cappuccinos ordered by a family of bears. Alternatively, adults without rafting experience and children as young as 6 months can lazily drift down the New River while sprawled across tubes. As they pass rugged hillsides and scenic farmland, tubers can smell wildflowers, listen to chirping birds, and keep eyes peeled for Sasquatch footprints. Keeping clients safe is Wahoo’s main priority, which is why their experienced guides equip adventurers with high-quality life jackets, helmets, and paddles before taking the water.

105 John Sheffield Drive
Elizabethton,
TN
US

River and Earth Adventures stands out from other wilderness outfitters by being completely operated by their own guides. Their fleet of seasoned cave, mountain, and water-navigating guides work in tandem with professional ecologists and geologists, focusing Blue Ridge Mountains excursions on environmental education as well as adventure. During all day trips, guides divulge area history and expound on forest and river ecosystems as well as geology in caves whose interiors rest at 60 degrees year-round to keep them free of snowman hermits. Each trip also immerses adventurers in athletic activity, whether on hikes to summits and secluded waterfalls, spelunking through electricity-free cave tunnels, or rafting and kayaking down the Watauga River rapids. For those in search of extended excursions, guides lead children's adventure day camps and combination trips that further an environmental focus and bottle-cap collections through river cleanup projects.

1617 Broad Street
Elizabethton,
TN
US

Each pass is valid for multiple visits or multiple children. Passes can be redeemed during all open-bounce hours, excluding Parent’s Night Out. Parents can join their kids in the play structures at no additional cost.

[[m:####Leaping Lizards Family Entertainment Center

Leaping Lizards Family Entertainment Center’s inflatables range from rainbow-striped complexes of slides and obstacles to a wave-riding shark feasting on a boat. Youngsters—and parents, if they want—can bound across the bouncy surfaces during regular hours, or add some bounce to a birthday party, complete with pizza, drinks, and a private room. Alternatively, staffers who have undergone rigorous safety training supervise tots on Parents Night Out, a Friday-night event that replaces babysitters with bounce-house fun and gives parents an opportunity to check out the local fight club.

1065 Wilcox Court
Kingsport,
TN
US