Sightseeing in Lenoir

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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 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.

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

$16 for Tour for Two at Stony Mountain Vineyards ($32 Value)

Stony Mountain Vineyards

North Albemarle

$32 $16

Drink in breathtaking views of the Uwharrie Mountains as you sample barrel-aged craft wines

$33 for $60 Worth of Pets — Peaceful Paca Plantation, LLC

Peaceful Paca Plantation, Llc

Locust

$60 $33

Therapeutic alpaca farm geared to help individuals with disabilities and emotional issues

Winery Tour with Tastings, Souvenir Glasses, and Bottles for Two or Four at Treehouse Vineyards (Up to 61% Off)

Treehouse Vineyards

Monroe

$41 $18

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Guides lead tour of winery’s inner workings and ply guests with wine bottles made from local grapes; souvenir glasses to take home

Haunted Attraction Visit for Two or Four at Kersey Valley Spookywoods (Up to 40% Off)

Kersey Valley Spookywoods

Archdale

$50 $30

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Spookywoods visitors wend through the haunted house, asylum, and corn maze

Two Half-Day or Full-Day Bike Rentals from Reedy Rides (50% Off)

Reedy Rides

Downtown

$40 $20

Rent a bike to explore Greenville and its surroundings at your own pace

Distillery-Tour Package for Two at Six and Twenty Distillery (Up to 56% Off). Two Options Available.

Six and Twenty Distillery

Powdersville

$20 $9.50

Craft distillers show off the hybrid still they use to make whiskey from wheat, not corn; each tour comes with a choice of souvenirs

One or Two Tickets to the People's Transit Pub Crawl from Royal Limousine (45% Off)

People's Transit Pub Crawl

Greensboro

$20 $11

Revelers hop on a bus to travel from bar to bar during a weekly pub crawl held on Friday nights

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.

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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
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Wooden Stone's airy, 5,000-square-foot gallery space showcases fine American crafts that blend artistry and function. Now representing more than 600 American craftspeople, 100 of who are Carolinas natives, Wooden Stone primarily highlights work made by small numbers of artists at a time. The selection of finely crafted, functional artwork ranges from furniture to jewelry, and each of the pieces—composed of materials including ceramics, wood, glass, and metal—greets buyers with its own distinct feel and favorite knock-knock joke.

445 S Main St Ste 200
Davidson,
NC
US

Unlike their mythical cousin, the velociraptor, modern-day raptors are real birds of prey that strike like death from the sky. Visitors can expect to see a wide variety of these fearsome creatures, from eagles to owls, some of which can be seen up close and personal at one of the center's several live programs and tours. On a clear day, fortunate guests can catch a clear view of the resident raptor, Emma, a white barn owl taken under the wing of the center following a series of broken bones. Too fragile to survive in the wild, Emma now pitches in around the center, raising wildlife awareness and taloning up rogue litter.

6000 Sample Rd
Huntersville,
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