Sightseeing in Monroe

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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$70 for a Haunted Segway Tour for Two in October or November from Segway Fun ($140 Value)

Segway Fun

Second Ward

Small groups glide through Charlotte’s spookier side atop quiet, efficient Segway scooters

$140 $70

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Halloween Bar Crawl for One, Two, or Four on Friday, October 31, from Carolina Nightlife (Up to 47% Off)

Carolina Nightlife

Whiskey River

Costumed partiers get complimentary entry to all the EpiCentre venues; drink specials and costume contest

$15 $8

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Admission for One, Two, or Four to Carolinas Aviation Museum (Up to42% Off)

Carolinas Aviation Museum

Charlotte

See historic war, commercial, and private planes, including the salvaged aircraft from the 2009 Miracle on the Hudson

$12 $7

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Walking-Adventure Tour for Two or Four from Crazy Dash Digital Adventures - Charlotte (60% Off)

Crazy Dash Digital Adventures - Charlotte

Charlotte

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

$40 $16

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

Spirit Expeditions

First Ward

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

$50 $25

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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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Admission and Tour of the White Home for Two, Four, or Six from Historic Rock Hill (50% Off)

Historic Rock Hill

East Town

Visitors tour exhibits and the well-preserved White Home, built in 1839 by one of Rock Hill's founding families

$12 $6

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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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$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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Admission or Membership to Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden (Up to 48% Off). Four Options Available.

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Belmont

Visitors explore display gardens, orchid conservatory, and elaborate fountains; member benefits include free admission and special events

$24 $14

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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

Tours led by head distiller Robbie Delaney introduce visitors to the distillery's award-winning Carolina Rum and Queen Charlotte's Reserve

$30 $17

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One-Year Couples or Individual Membership to Rural Hill (Up to 49% Off)

Rural Hill

Huntersville

Membership to historical site, working farm, and nature preserve; includes admission to one event, such as the NC Brewers & Music Festival

$65 $35

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Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four with Hand-Crafted NC Cheese at Old Stone Winery (50% Off)

Old Stone Winery

Salisbury

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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Haunted Attractions for One, Two, or Four at Camp Fear (Up to 51% Off)

Camp Fear

Taylorsville

Haunted trail with insane asylum, living-dead dollhouse, and rock maze filled with half-dead guides

$36 $18

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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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One-Hour Safari Encounter with Baby Animals for One, Two, or Four at Zootastic Park (Up to 50% Off)

Zootastic Park

Barringer

For one hour, guests can interact with baby animals such as a tiger, camel, kangaroo, and lemurs; guests may take pictures throughout

$112.50 $59

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

Kersey Valley Spookywoods

Archdale

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

$50 $30

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

Crazy Dash Digital Adventures

Columbia

The digital game requires a smartphone and takes you on a tour of the sights

$39.95 $20

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Historic Riverwalk Walking Tour for Two, Four, or Six from Palmetto Outdoor Center (Up to 60% Off)

Palmetto Outdoor Center

West Columbia

During a leisurely 1 mi. stroll along the boardwalks, knowledgeable guides illuminate guests on South Carolina’s history

$20 $10

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Cooking Class for One or Two with Wine Tasting at The Presidential Culinary Museum (Up to 51% Off)

The Presidential Culinary Museum

Grover

Learn how to cook the same meals former presidents enjoyed from former White House chefs

$80 $40

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$12 for an Annual Family Membership at Lexington County Museum ($25 Value)

Lexington County Museum

Lexington

36 buildings, such as an original post office, populate the seven-acre museum, which recreates 19th century life in Lexington County

$25 $12

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

Jordan Lake Tours

Moncure

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

$335 $149

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Hillside Horror Haunted-Farm Visit for Two or Four on a Friday or Saturday (Up to 50% Off)

Hillside Horror

Lewis Fork

Find your way past live actors dressed as zombies and other monsters through eight acres of fields and farm structures to one Last Ride

$24 $12

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Wine Tasting with Souvenir Glass for Two or Four with Pedal-Kart Rentals at Lu Mil Vineyard (Up to 58% Off)

Lu Mil Vineyard

Dublin

Tasters sample vineyard's wares before exploring the 58-acre grounds by pedal-kart

$26 $12

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At FastFrame, highly trained framers enhance artwork, memorabilia, photographs, and other keepsakes with custom-crafted frames. Like a magic 8 ball's opinion on investment portfolios, the prices at FastFrame vary wildly, hinging on size and scope—many projects start at around $100. Accent mementos with a complementary wood or metal frame, or prevent precious fine art from escaping walls and joining traveling art shows. Framers can add mats to ensure a dramatic, polished presentation, and seal the back of frames to guard works from dust and debris. FastFrame safeguards client satisfaction with a 30-day design guarantee, allowing owners to return pieces if they can't play nicely with nearby light fixtures, in addition to a lifetime craftsmanship guarantee.

1813 Matthews Township Pkwy
Matthews,
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

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

Art bursts around every corner of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. Swiss architect Mario Botta designed the intimate museum to showcase art in every arresting space and vista, including works by Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, and Max Ernst. The spiraling colors of the European perspective highlight the best of mid 20th-century modern art. The collection showcases the relationships the Bechtler family formed with the art community and the art that followed.

420 S Tryon St
Charlotte,
NC
US

Stoneware expert Andrew Linton schedules sessions in his spacious studio for couples of all potted persuasions to hone their creative skills. Having taught workshops at Midlands Clay Arts Society and the Mint Museum of Charlotte, Andrew encourages a hands-on approach to the ceramic arts in the studio he owns and operates himself. Customers with little or no experience in shot put can learn the fundamentals of wheel throwing in a beginners' class, which also covers trimming techniques designed to give your flower vase or cauldron a refined design. Forthcoming masterworks are then hardened in the bisque firing process, after which customers have the option of taking their freshly fired pots to be glazed (additional fee applies) at the in-store donut shop.

4843 Monroe Rd
Charlotte,
NC
US