Sightseeing in Lincolnton

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

Paintings, sculptures, films, music, and performance art pay tribute to the Africans and African Americans who impacted American culture

$18 $9

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90-Minute Walking Ghost Tour for Two or Four from The HauntedDistrict (Up to 58% Off)

The HauntedDistrict

First Ward

Tours investigate paranormal side of Charlotte by visiting historical crime sites and learning about area’s beginnings

$78 $35

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90-Minute Walking Tour of Uptown for Two, Four, or Six at Tour Charlotte (Up to 58% Off)

Tour Charlotte

7th Street Public Market

Guides share tidbits from Charlotte’s present and past on tours that with stops for skyscrapers, museums, and historic churches

$28 $14

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One, Two, Four, or Ten Admissions to a Charlotte Crawl from Barcrawlin.com (Up to 83% Off)

Barcrawlin.com

Howl at the Moon

Drink craft beer and cocktails at four to five bars while dressed according to a playful theme

$49 $16

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Walking-Adventure Tour for Two or Four from Crazy Dash Digital Adventures - Charlotte (50% Off)

Crazy Dash Digital Adventures - Charlotte

Charlotte

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

$40 $20

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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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Winery Tour with Tasting and Cheese Plate, or Craft Beer Flight at Morgan Ridge Vineyards (Up to 53% Off)

Morgan Ridge Vineyards

Morgan

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

$26 $13

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Admission for Two or Four at North Carolina Transportation Museum (Up to 46% Off)

North Carolina Transportation Museum

Downtown Spencer

An antique diesel engine pulls guests around the 57-acre museum grounds, which hold historical rail equipment, cars, and planes

$24 $13

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Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four with Take-Home Glasses and Cheese at Old Stone Winery (50% Off)

Old Stone Winery

Providence

Each session includes one glass of wine per person, one take-home wine glass per person, and a sampling of handcrafted local cheese

$32 $16

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Tour for Up to Five or or $19 for $100 Toward Outreach Programs or Birthdays at Cold Blooded Encounters Science Center

Cold Blooded Encounters Science Center

Monroe

More than 100 species of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, and small mammals thrive in multi-species habitats with other science exhibits

$89 $44

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

Treehouse Vineyards

Monroe

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

$41 $18

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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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$18 for Tour for Two with Tasting, Wineglasses, and a Take-Home Bottle of Wine ($32 Value)

Stony Mountain Vineyards

East Albemarle

Follow one of the vineyard’s owners around the winery and sample wines

$32 $18

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

Peaceful Paca Plantation, Llc

Locust

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

$60 $33

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$17 for a Wine Tasting for Two Plus a Take-Home Bottle at Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery ($30 Value)

Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery

Ronda

In a tasting room with mountain views, sip handcrafted Italian wines

$30 $17

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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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$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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$70 for a Two-Hour Segway Tour for Two from Greenville Glides ($130 Value)

Greenville Glides

West End

Segway tours glide through the city’s historic West End, Fluor Field, and Swamp Rabbit Trail

$130 $70

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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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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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Distillery-Tour Package for Two at Six and Twenty Distillery (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Six and Twenty Distillery

Powdersville

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

$20 $11

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Haunted Tour or Paranormal Investigation Class (Up to 51% Off). Five Options Available.

East TN Ghost Tours / Paranormal Technology

Jonesborough

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

$50 $25

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Select Local Merchants

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 North College Avenue
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 Plaza
Charlotte,
NC
US

Photographers, filmmakers, and fans of both art forms unite at the Light Factory, a buzzing cultural center on Charlotte's Central Avenue. Here, visionaries of all stripes have the chance to express their creativity amid the acclaimed?and oftentimes, infamous?images that line the gallery walls.?

In addition to attending events and gathering for exhibitions, folks interested in improving their own skills can enroll in the Light Factory's array of classes. During these sessions, students learn about black-and-white photography, portraiture, and how to handle DSLR cameras, which are especially difficult to house train.

345 N College St.
Charlotte,
NC
US