Sightseeing in Lincolnton

Half Off from Ghost Walk of Davidson

Ghost Walk of Davidson

Davidson

$20 $10

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

55% Off Scavenger-Hunt Adventure Race

The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race

EpiCentre

$55 $25

Teams race to solve clues and strategize to win cash prizes and awards during urban race; music and drink specials at post-race party

50% Off Walking-Adventure Tour

Crazy Dash Digital Adventures - Charlotte

Charlotte

$40 $20

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

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

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

Up to 54% Off Ghost Tour

Charlotte's Local History & Ghost Tours

Fourth Ward

$25 $13

Families explore Charlotte while guided by a member of the local historical society who has also studied paranormal phenomena

Up to 54% Off Reptile Encounter

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

50% Off a Tour of Historic White Home

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

Up to 60% Off Morgan Ridge Vineyards Tour

Morgan Ridge Vineyards

Morgan

$40 $18

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

50% Off Wine Tasting at Old Stone Winery

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

Up to 45% Off a Petting-Zoo Tour

Why Not an American Ark Equestrian Park and Two by Two Petting Zoo

Monroe

$16 $9

Farm, park, and petting zoo cover 125 acres with ponies, camels, zebras, llamas, cattle, and other creatures for kids to meet

Up to 61% Off Tour Package at Treehouse Vineyards

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

50% Off at RagApple Lassie Vineyards

RagApple Lassie Vineyards

Yadkin Valley Appellation

$50 $25

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Discounts on wine, e-mail newsletter, members-only pricing at events, and a complimentary wine tasting of five wines for two

50% Off Tour of Stony Mountain Vineyards

Stony Mountain Vineyards

North Albemarle

$32 $16

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

50% Off Swan Creek Wine Tour for Two or Four

Yadkin Valley Wine Tours

Hampton Inn Bermuda Run

$260 $129

Educational tour five wineries located within 5 miles of each other; includes lunch and transportation

45% Off from Hunger Games Unofficial Fan Tours

Hunger Games Unofficial Fan Tours

Multiple Locations

$178 $98

Hunger Games fans tour filming locations with in-character guides, learn archery, and, during weekend trips, play game simulations

Up to 55% Off Aquarium Visit or Membership

Team ECCO Ocean Center & Aquarium

Hendersonville

$6 $3

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

Up to Half Off Children's Museum Visits

Children's Museum of Winston-Salem

South Marshall

$14 $7

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

Wheels Through Time Museum - Up to 54% Off Museum Visits

Wheels Through Time

Maggie Valley

$24 $12

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Exhibits spanning more than 100 years of motorcycle culture with still-running machines in museum featured on "What's In the Barn?" TV show

Half Off Colburn Earth Science Museum Memberships

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

50% Off Bike Rentals from Reedy Rides

Reedy Rides

Downtown

$40 $20

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

Up to 50% Off at Stony Knoll Vineyards

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

Up to 53% Off Caving Adventures

River and Earth Adventures

Elizabethton

$75 $35

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Guide and geologist teams lead tours through cavern chambers more than 550 million years old and teach about formations and cave history

Up to 50% Off Distillery-Tour Packages

Six and Twenty Distillery

Powdersville

$20 $11

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

Up to 51% Off Historical or Haunted Tour

TCPRS Ghost Tours

Jonesborough

$50 $25

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

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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

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

Linda Minor, a member of the North Carolina Society of Goldsmiths and a former fashion buyer for J.C. Penney and Belk department stores, sells handmade creations within Bead Me’s spacious shop. Her first designed jewelry, which has been recognized as American-made by Martha Stewart, was chosen to be given to First Lady Michelle Obama on behalf of the city of Charlotte, NC. She draws from her style expertise to create necklaces, earrings, and bracelets with pearls, coral, turquoise, Swarovski crystals, and semiprecious gemstones. Many of her pieces incorporate copper, an antimicrobial metal that resists fading. During fun, BYOB jewelry-making classes, Linda imparts her beading know-how to students of all skill levels, giving them hands-on practice with metal-manipulation techniques such as fold forming and reverse psychology.

301 E Tremont Ave
Charlotte,
NC
US

Sisters and native Charlotteans Neha Negandhi and Monika Shah didn’t let respective stints in Seattle and Alaska keep them away from their hometown arts scene. Inspired by similar BYOB painting sessions seen during their travels, they harnessed their diverse experiences with event management and Alaskan train tours to open their own studio, where they encourage students of all artistic levels to tap into their inimitable creativity just as they did. Joined by an impressive cast of local artists, the sisters unfurl a calendar stocked with a barrage of painting options, allowing students to portray a sailboat with an impressionistic mast or a seahorse wearing a gilded saddle.

1308 The Plz
Charlotte,
NC
US

Drawing from the more frightening pages of the area's history, Carolina History & Haunts’ guides lead lantern-lit tours of eerie and haunted locales. The “Nightmares Around Elm Street” tour sends groups through the specter-laden streets of Greensboro, while the Beyond the Grave tour braves uptown Charlotte’s paranormal avenues to learn the fates of the less fortunate and possibly even witness a prankster ghost grabbing a dog's tail as it's chased.

Carolina History & Haunts partners with local businesses to give tour goers discounts on accommodations and food, and large groups are eligible for discounted pricing and private tours.

214 N Tryon St.
Charlotte,
North Carolina
US