Kids Activities in Salem

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

One, Two, or Three Years of Online Guitar or Bass Lessons from Dangerous Guitar (Up to 91% Off)

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

$134.55 $18

More than 650 high-definition videos give professional instruction in a wide range of playing styles

Visit for Two, Four, or Six to Historic Smithfield Plantation (50% Off)

Historic Smithfield Plantation

Blacksburg

$16 $8

Visitors travel back to the 18th century as they traverse the plantation house, garden, and grounds led by a costumed interpreter

Two Hours of Bowling for Four with Shoe Rental and Option for One-Topping Pizza at NRV Superbowl (Up to 61% Off)

NRV Superbowl

Christiansburg

$56 $22

Bowlers send balls spinning down sleek lanes before feasting on optional pizza

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.

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

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

Fun-Park Package for Two or Four with Go-Karts, Mini Golf, and Batting-Cage Tokens at The Zone (Up to 46% Off)

The Zone

Rocky Mount

$26.80 $15

Fun center with single, double, and junior go-karts, mini-golf obstacles, and batting cage

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

Mini Golf and Driving Range Packages for Two, Four, or Six at Smiley's Golf and Learning Center (Up to 53% Off)

Smiley's Golf and Learning Center

South Fork

$23 $11

Enjoy golf on two scales with buckets of driving range balls and unlimited mini golf

One Month of Piano Classes at Keyboard Kidz (51% Off). Two Options Available.

Keyboard Kidz

Clemmons

$120 $59

Combining traditional music concepts with technology, instructors help kids master the piano

$19 for Two Games of Bowling Plus Shoe Rental for Four People at Bowl Northside (Up to $40 Value)

Bowl Northside

Winston-Salem

$40 $19

Automatic bumpers and clean music fill this family-friendly, smoke- and alcohol-free alley

$19 for Two Hours of Bowling for Four with Shoe Rentals at Triad Lanes ($40 Value)

Triad Lanes

Greensboro

$40 $19

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Groups of up to four lace up provided shoes and hurl bowling balls down well-oiled lanes

Three or Six Open-Play Visits to Bumper Jumpers Indoor Playground (Up to 47% Off)

Bumper Jumpers

Greensboro

$30 $16

A 14,000-square-foot facility with inflatable basketball and football games, air-filled dinosaurs, and an alligator bounce house

$55 for $100 Worth of Piano Tuning at Patterson Music Studio

Patterson Music Studio

Greensboro

$100 $55

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

2 or 10 Visits to Kids’ Indoor Inflatable Playground or Birthday Party for 16 at Monkey Joe's (Up to 51% Off) 

Monkey Joe's

Greensboro

$19.98 $11

Kids bounce off the walls of inflatable obstacle courses and slides as they race through this colorful indoor playground

$69 for $125 Worth of Sports Camp — Elite Athlete Sports

Elite Athlete Sports

Greensboro

$125 $69

Academic and athletic summer camp that begins June 16th, lasts for six weeks, and takes place on the campus of Bennett College

Three Open-Jump Sessions or a One-Month Membership for One at Jump-N-Fun (Up to 48% Off)

Jump-N-Fun

Multiple Locations

$21 $11

Kids get exercise and let out energy in a colorful space filled with bounce houses, slides, and other diversions

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Up to Four or Eight at Country Club Lanes West (Up to 63% Off)

Country Club Lanes

Burlington

$49 $19

36 bowling lanes with and without bumpers in alley flush with extensive snack bar, lounge, and pro shop

Mini Golf and Bowling for Two or Four with Pizza and Soda at Ship Wreck Miniature Golf (Up to 59% Off)

Ship Wreck Miniature Golf

Burlington

$46.20 $19

Pirate-themed mini-golf course with obstacles such as cannons, a pirate ship, and sunken treasure chests; bowling with pizza and soda

Three or Six Games of Laser Tag at Lazer X (Up to 50% Off)

Lazer X

3, Boone Station

$20 $11

Laser tag arenas are clouded in fog and glow in the dark

Mini-Golf Package for Two or Four with Arcade Tokens at Putt-Putt Fun Center (Up to 54% Off)

Putt Putt Fun Center

High Point

$24 $12

Groups of two or four play 18-hole games on Putt-Putt's signature mini-golf course and aim for high scores and prizes in the arcade

Two Games of Bowling with Shoes for Two or Four at Palace Pointe (Up to 57% Off)

Palace Pointe

Roxboro

$27 $12

Twosomes or foursomes enjoy automatic scoring, gutter bumper rails for younger bowlers, and a bowling ramp for handicapped bowlers

$49 for a Zipline Tour for One at Kersey Valley Zip Line ($89 Value)

Kersey Valley Zip Line

Archdale

$89 $49

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Aviation-themed zipline offers heights of up to 100 ft. and lengths between 200 and 600 feet

4 or 10 Groupons, Each Good for Admission for One to Virginia Discovery Museum (50% Off)

Virginia Discovery Museum

Downtown

$6 $3

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Interactive children's museum features such hands-on activities as a mini Panera Bread, a frontier cabin, a post office, and a bee hive

Visit to Home of President James Monroe for Two or Four at Ash Lawn-Highland (Up to 43% Off)

Ash Lawn-Highland

Charlottesville

$28 $16

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Residence of President James Monroe features tours of the home and estate that illuminate 18th- and 19th-century living

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Engines roar across a tire-lined track, where single and double go-karts speed through turns and on toward victory. Alongside a track for junior go-karts, this is only one of the attractions that greets visitors to The Zone. Baseballs soar across the batting cages' mesh big-top tent, and the mini-golf course dots its baize landscape with obstacles such as miniature barns or tiny warehouses filled with smaller replicas of the mini-golf course. Indoors, video games fill an arcade with a symphony of electronic beeps, while party rooms play host to shindigs with themes such as princesses and activities such as crafts.

1175 State St
Rocky Mount,
VA
US

While stationed on Long Island to conduct secret war research for the U.S. government during World War II, O. Winston Link started snapping photographs of the Long Island Railroad tracks behind his lab. Eager to capture large-scale railroad pictures at night, he built his own customized flash equipment. After the war, Link harnessed that creative curiosity by spending five years photographing the Norfolk and Western Railway, the last large steam-powered American railroad. From his 20 trips to the railway's tracks in four states, Link collected 2,400 pictures.

His work didn't garner attention until the 1980s, when he published his first collection of railroad photos in the lauded book Steam, Steel & Stars. The West Virginia Historical Society continues to preserve his legacy with the O. Winston Link Museum, which showcases Link's Norfolk and Western project while filling in its historical context. Throughout seven galleries, patrons hear the sounds of bustling locomotive engines, adjust the lighting of an interactive diorama's photograph, and ogle Link's original photographic equipment, including flashbulbs, power boxes, and super power boxes. The museum underscores its edifying galleries with a plentitude of tours, workshops, and ongoing photography programs.

101 Shenandoah Ave NE
Roanoke,
VA
US

In the 1850s, the Norfolk & Western Railway made its way to Big Lick, Virginia, transforming the sleepy town into a locomotive hub of the south. The Virginia Museum of Transportation walks visitors through this industrial change with its historic steam and diesel engines, cabooses, model trains, and rail collection, which features more than 50 pieces of rolling stock, including some of the most advanced Roanoke-made steam engines ever built in the Norfolk & Western Class J-611 and Class A-1218. Railway exhibits recount the exploits of the industry’s most renowned names and provide an opportunity for visitors to hop aboard an actual diesel locomotive and complain loudly about the lack of complimentary peanuts. Additional engine-powered attractions include a century’s worth of automobiles and the recently reopened Wings Over Virginia Aviation Gallery collection.

303 Norfolk Ave SW
Roanoke,
VA
US

Like a ?tall? at the coffee shop or a snake named Fluffy, the Skate Center of Roanoke Valley?s moniker belies its true form. While it's true that visitors may careen along the hardwood floor of the roller-skating rink, a number of other fun, calorie-burning activities also await to amp up heartbeats. Healthy competition abounds in the Challenge Arena, where patrons can battle each other with cushioned bolsters or race up a climbing wall to win the shotgun seat on the way home. In the Play Zone, kids 12 and under dive into a Ball Pond and ricochet down slides before burning off remaining energy in the bounce room.

4121 Brandon Ave SW
Roanoke,
VA
US

Hot Shots Family Fun Center enchants guests of all ages with four outdoor attractions. Three streams, six ponds, and a waterfall line the par-40 miniature golf course, cultivating peace of mind as players grapple with creative hazards. Friends can test their fear factor on the 24-foot drop slide, attack one another with a barrage of cushy Nerf balls using Cannonball Air Blasters or enjoy the Hot Shots bounce house. Everyone enjoys the food at the Nineteenth Hole Cafe, where adults can even enjoy a sip while kids wear themselves down.

67 Village View Ln
Moneta,
VA
US

The Historic Smithfield Plantation invites visitors to step back into 1774. The house has sheltered the Preston family through the Revolutionary War and the Civil War, and now stands as a document of the past with a home and plantation grounds.

1000 Smithfield Plantation Rd
Blacksburg,
VA
US