Activities in Wilson

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

$19 for an All-Day Paintball Outing with Gear and 200 Paintballs at Real McCoy Paintball ($39.95 Value)

Real McCoy Paintball

Boon Hill

$39.95 $19

Paintballers battle each other in wooded, Hypberball, and air-ball fields; referees provide rules and safety lessons

Trail or Pony Ride or One or Four Private Horseback-Riding Lessons at Black Creek Hill Farms in Benson (Up to 60% Off)

Black Creek Hill Farms

Elevation

$45 $22

Trail rides meander through lush wilderness with max of four riders & lessons teach basics or advanced maneuvers such as barrel racing

$12 for Disco Party for One from Harnett Animal Welfare Coalition (HAWC) on June 14 ($25 Value)

Harnett Animal Welfare Coalition (HAWC)

Regency Banquet Center

$25 $12

Support the Harnett Animal Welfare Coalition while dancing to disco tunes and wearing throwback outfits; event will feature a cash bar

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

Sylvan Heights Bird Park Visit for Two or Four (Up to 53% Off)

Sylvan Heights Bird Park

Scotland Neck

$18 $9

(60)

Educational attractions showcase peacocks, flamingos, ducks, and toucans from around the world

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

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Rather than relying on lectures and stuffy articles, Imagination Station Science and History Museum engages visitors of all ages in the sciences with a range of dynamic exhibits and interactive programs. The museum—housed in Wilson's former federal post office and courthouse—thrills guests with rotating displays as well as 22 permanent exhibits. These hands-on galleries house animal collections, which include live specimens such as turtles and albino lizards. A range of educational programs such as field trips, themed science day camps, and science demonstrations complement these exhibits. The interactive center is also a resource for local information—a small, regional history exhibit on the third floor detail local history and culture.

224 Nash St S
Wilson,
NC
US

You slide into the starting position, gripping the rope. For a moment, your eyes wander, surveying the white sand beaches and clear waters that surround you. High on a mast above, a cable carrier hooks the other end of your rope?with a tug, you launch into the water. Without the hum of a boat's outboard motor, you're free to concentrate on the sound of your wakeboard cutting the water's surface as you prepare to lift out of the rippling waves and off the first jump.

This is the introduction wake-boarders and wake-skaters at Hexagon Wake Park receive when they set out on the flexible cable that winds through the Tucker Lake obstacle course at high speeds. In this controlled environment, instructors help riders of all ages master the particulars of extreme water sports, such as how to stand and when to give ducks the right of way. Beside the cable park, other visitors explore the open water aboard stand-up paddleboats and kayaks. Visitors can also explore beachside attractions such as water slides, rope swings, and inflatable climbing structures.


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3025 Allens Crossroads Rd.
Benson,
NC
US

Tim Langdon and his wife, Renee, founded Camp Flintlock on a simple concept: people learn about history best if they live it. The Langdons know firsthand: they live on the property in an 18th-century-style log home that Tim and his friends built by hand. To immerse visitors in their colonial world, the Langdons host overnight camping trips where visitors can sleep in colonial-style tents, fire muskets, and string together Native American?inspired necklaces. At residential summer camps, guests even don colonial garb and participate in daily chores, such as splitting firewood and looking over their shoulder for the British. For those who just want a taste of colonial living, school field trips and day camps include activities like making beeswax candles and playing colonial games.

218 Hickory Grove Church Road
Four Oaks,
NC
US

In a 2011 interview with the Rocky Mount Telegram, George Millar reveals he has been a facilitating fun for a long time. "Soccer wasn't in existence when we started," he points out, and neither were home video games. Noticing a dearth of places in his hometown where kids and families could safely enjoy themselves, he put his skills as a professional contractor to work. In 10 outdoor batting cages, he installed pitching machines that sling baseballs and softballs from T-ball speeds up to 80 miles per hour. Next, he and his crew of five guys—all of whom are still operating the business today—built an 18-hole mini-golf course modeled after those in Myrtle Beach, designing a path that winds past waterfalls, natural plantings, and tricky bunkers filled with saltwater taffy. An arcade blares with games and the crack of pool balls ricocheting inside, and an elephant-shaped inflatable bounce house bobs with jumpers inside until they come zipping out down its slide.

1265 Independence Dr
Rocky Mount,
NC
US

Nine holes fill the par 35 course at Peachtree Hills Country Club, their undulating fairways and bunkers surrounded by natural pine. From the back tees, the holes total 2,718 yards in length, challenging golfers to master the timeless art of racing a cart to the end in under two minutes.

3512 Peachtree Hills Rd
Spring Hope,
NC
US

The sun-bathed slopes and immaculate greenery of an 18-hole golf course welcome members and guests to the stately grounds of Timberlake Golf Club. Inspired by the sprawling links of the Emerald Isle, the 6,511-yard, par 71 layout challenges golfers with slick, bent-grass greens, cavernous pot bunkers, and grassy mounds that produce lies more awkward than a middle school dance. Before rounds, golfers can smooth out their swings and putting stroke at the club’s full driving range and recently installed practice green. Members can also work up a sweat while smashing forehands at the club’s tennis courts before tip-toeing, diving, or driving their golf cart into the cerulean waters of an Olympic-sized swimming pool.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 71 course
  • Bent-grass greens
  • Length of 6,511 yards from the farthest tees
  • Four tee options
  • Link to scorecard
634 Challenge Club Dr
Clinton,
NC
US