Sightseeing in Mebane

Lemurs Live! Tour for 2 or Walking with Lemurs or Weekday Tour for 1 at Duke Lemur Center (Up to 42% Off) 

Duke Lemur Center

Durham

$24 $15

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Get up close and personal with exotic lemurs at one of the world’s largest sanctuaries for rare and endangered prosimian primates

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

$149 for Two-Hour Boat Tour for Up to 10 from Jordan Lake Tours (Up to $335 Value)

Jordan Lake Tours

Moncure

$335 $149

Pontoon boats take groups across scenic waters as guide points out wildlife such as bald eagles and finches and provides drinks and snacks

$34 for a Brewery Gift Basket from Aviator Brewing Company ($63 Value)

Aviator Brewing Company

Fuquay-Varina

$63 $34

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Gift beer-lovers with six-packs, seasonal brews, pint glasses, and a brewery tour to learn each step of the beer-making process

Museum-Visit Package for Two or Four at Virginia Museum of Natural History (50% Off)

Virginia Museum of Natural History

Martinsville

$20 $10

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Natural-history museum's new Living on the Water exhibit opens July 26; other exhibits include Wild Watersheds and Fossil Overlook

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

Winery tasting with Cheese Plate and Take-Home Wine for Two or Four at Gregory Vineyards (Up to 47% Off)

Gregory Vineyards

McGee's Crossroad

$34 $18

Outings illuminate winemaking with tours and tastings of wines produced from 12 acres of muscadine grapes

Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four or a Day at the Vineyard for Two at Hinnant Family Vineyards (Up to 51% Off)

Hinnant Family Vineyards

Pine Level

$51.47 $25

In 40 years, vineyard has had time to grow 87 acres of muscadine grapes that have been turned into wines, some as old as the vineyard itself

Ava Gardner Museum Visit for Two, Four, or Six (Up to 55% Off)

Ava Gardner Museum

Smithfield

$14 $7

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Museum with more than 20,000 artifacts from the actress's career and personal life

Colonial Faire Admission for Two, Four, or Eight at Camp Flintlock (Up to 56% Off)

Camp Flintlock

Colonial Faire

$20 $10

A one-day fair celebrates the colonial era by inviting visitors to throw tomahawks, write with a quill pen, and eat early American food

$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

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

Visit for 2 or 4 or One-Year Family Plus Membership to Imagination Station Science and History Museum (Up to 60% Off)

Imagination Station Science and History Museum

Wilson

$10 $5

Visitors browse more than 20 permanent and temporary science exhibits, including Nano!, which explores the microscopic world

Tour for Two, Four, or Six at Avoca Museum & Historical Society (Up to 53% Off)

Avoca Museum & Historical Society

Altavista

$10 $6

During 90-minute tours, explore a restored 1901 mansion whose grounds include six other historical buildings and a family cemetery

One or Two Vehicle Pass for Area-Farm Tour from Know Your Farms (Up to 50% Off)

Know Your Farms, Inc

Multiple Locations

$25 $13

Ten farms throw open their barn doors, offering tours, produce samples, and animal petting for kids

Admission for Two or Four to O. Winston Link Museum or History Museum of Western Virginia (Up to 52% Off)

History Museum of Western Virginia

Multiple Locations

$15 $8

Two museums explore 10,000 years of Native American heritage via ancient artifacts, and more recent locomotive history through photographs

Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Downtown

$50 $25

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

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

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Though they come from different walks of life, the instructors at Happymess Art Studio find common ground in their passion for artistic expression. They harness their diversity and devotion in the studio, which offers an eclectic assortment of art classes week after week. Happymess is not just painting?its schedule features watercolor classes, drawing classes, and a "Paint Like" series, where you can absorb the ideas of iconic artists by studying their stylistic approaches and grocery receipts.

Outside the studio, the Happymess instructors work their magic in the community aboard the Happymessenger art bus, a mobile art experience that partners with local art groups, schools, and organizations.

718 Iredell St
Durham,
NC
US

Part of the North Carolina Railway Museum, the New Hope Valley Railway shepherds passengers through pine forest aboard vintage diesel and steam-engine trains. Covered cars protect riders from the elements, while a historic open-air caboose allows them to recline in locomotive fashion as they enjoy the shade of the woods, the breeze of the wind, and the harmonious serenade of local wildlife choirs. Trains depart from and return to Bonsal Depot, where a gift shop awaits filled with keepsake merchandise and a display track showcases vintage railroad equipment.

Free to the public, the North Carolina Railway Museum houses historic railway artifacts including vintage trains from builders such as Vulcan Iron Works and General Electric. On select Saturdays and Sundays, the Railway lets passengers take control of diesel-electric or steam-engine trains to experience firsthand life as a conductor.

5121 Daisey St
New Hill,
NC
US

Richard Petty was a race car driver for more than 30 years, an epic career that earned him the nickname "The King" and a slot in NASCAR's Hall of Fame. His last race was in 1991, and he's now happily retired. But at Richard Petty Driving Experience, civilians can re-create his glory during race car rides of their own.

At NASCAR tracks around the country, Petty's eponymous company provides a broad spectrum of high-speed experiences. Amateurs can hop into the driver's seat of a streamlined, 600-horsepower race car and hit the track for as many as 50 laps. However, they can also opt for a ride-along, and enjoy speeds of up to 145 mph without the hassle of steering or hand-cranking the engine.

142 W Academy St
Randleman,
NC
US

Bob Meyer, who has spent many a tour alongside bands such as Metallica, The Rolling Stones, Phish, and The Allman Brothers, helms Give To Live Guitar Studios, which provides music lessons with a focus on community outreach. He and his staff of experienced, enthusiastic instructors welcome students for lessons in stringed instruments such as guitar, violin, banjo, mandolin, or bass as well as drums, vocals, and keyboards. They teach in all styles, from Bach to rock and roll, and help their students move from basics to live performance, hosting benefit concerts for local charities.

302 S West St
Raleigh,
NC
US

All big movements start small, but many would be surprised to learn that Ten Thousand Villages—a nonprofit and retailer with 70 stores nationwide—began out of a car trunk. In 1946, Edna Ruth Byler started the organization out of her car, taking a name from a quote by Mohandas Gandhi, who said, “India is not to be found in its few cities but in the 700,000 villages.”

Her willpower and determination allowed her vision to grow into a nonprofit that today supports more than 130 artisan groups in 37 developing countries. These artisans' wares go on sale at the organization's nationwide retail outlets, which brim with items including jewelry, stationery, and home decor. Everything is made using environmentally friendly processes, and every artisan is paid a fair wage. The money earned from sales goes directly to the artisans—who might otherwise be unemployed or underemployed—for financial help with education, food, housing, and healthcare.

The organization has risen to such stature that it won the People’s Choice Award for Green Business of the Year in 2005, and has acted as one of the founding members of the World Fair Trade Organization.

435 Woodburn Rd
Raleigh,
NC
US

When a new exhibit comes to Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh, it transforms the entire space. In warehouse-style rooms, pieces spill out of the traditional boundaries of the wall like marshmallow cereals spill out of rainbows, sprawling over the floor or engulfing visitors totally. The multi-level gallery takes on six exhibitions each year, immersing visitors in an ever-changing landscape of installations, sculptures, and paintings by local and national artists.

409 W Martin St
Raleigh,
NC
US