Kids Activities in Downtown Winston-Salem

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

Bowl Northside

Winston-Salem

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

$40 $19

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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

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

$23 $11

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Corn Maze and Hayride for Two, Four, or Six at Clodbuster Farms (Up to Half Off)

Clodbuster Farms

Abbotts Creek

Test out your navigational skills in the corn maze day or night; hayrides, campfires, and a pumpkin patch

$20 $10

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

Keyboard Kidz

Clemmons

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

$120 $59

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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

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

$24 $12

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

Jump-N-Fun

Multiple Locations

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

$21 $11

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$49 for a Two-Hour Daytime or Twilight Tour at Carolina Ziplines Canopy Tour (Up to $100 Value)

Carolina Ziplines Canopy Tour

Near Hanging Rock State Park

Experienced guides send whole families zipping through lush forest canopy on an ecofriendly excursion

$100 $49

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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

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

$19.98 $11

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Open-Play for One, Two, or Four, or Birthday Party for 10 to Bumper Jumpers Indoor Playground (Up to 53% Off)

Bumper Jumpers

Greensboro

A 14,000-square-foot facility with big baller wipe-out game, air-filled dinosaurs, and an alligator bounce house

$10 $5

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UniverSoul Circus at Greensboro Coliseum Parking Lot on November 11–15 (Up to 43% Off)

UniverSoul Circus

Greensboro Coliseum Parking Lot

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Worldly cast dazzles audiences with aerial performances, exotic animals, and hip-hop dance set to pulsating music ranging from soul to Latin

$22.72 $13

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

Patterson Music Studio

Greensboro

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

$100 $55

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

Elite Athlete Sports

Greensboro

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

$125 $69

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

Virginia Museum of Natural History

Martinsville

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

$20 $10

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

Lazer X

3, Boone Station

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

$20 $11

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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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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

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

$49 $19

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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

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

$46.20 $19

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$17 for One Go-Kart Race and a One-Year Membership at The Pit ($35 Value)

The Pit

Mooresville

Drivers commandeer Biz Evo2 LeMans and Sodi RX7 go-karts that speed around a 1/3-mile track at speeds up to 40 mph

$35 $17

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Gamer's Pass for 2 or 4, or Two-Hour Video-Game Party for Up to 5 or 10 Players at Gamer's Room (Up to 50% Off)

Gamer's Room

Concord

Partying gamers lounge in plush leather recliners as they play such favorite games as Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and Madden

$20 $10

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$6 for $10 Worth of Corn-Mazes — Harvest Ridge Corn Maze

Harvest Ridge Corn Maze

Ruffin

Corn maze, pumpkin patch, pumping pillow, hay rides, barrel train, corn playbox, bounce house, and much more

$10 $6

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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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Dragster Ride-Along or Drive from Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience (Up to 31% Off). Four Options Available.

Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience

Multiple Locations

Dragster creates g-force as drivers accelerate to speeds of 100+ mph during ride-alongs or self-piloted adventures

$169 $119

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10 Open-Play Visits or 10 Friday-Night Drop-Off Hours at Kidz Play Here (Half Off)

Kidz Play Here

Concord Mills

Children's activity center hosts parent-supervised open-play sessions and Friday-night drop-offs

$90 $45

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Paddleboard Tour or Equipment at My Aloha Paddle & Surf, Inc. (Up to 67% Off). Three Options Available.

My Aloha Paddle & Surf, Inc.

Cornelius

Stock of boards and paddles await new homes; three-hour experiences atop Lake Norman, include all gear

$150 $50

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Bounce-House Play for One or Four Kids, or Weekday or Weekend Party at Monkey Joe's (Up to 52% Off)

Monkey Joe's

Multiple Locations

Sock-clad kids aged 2–12 burn off energy playing on slides, scaling climbable obstacles, and springing across bouncy surfaces

$9.99 $5

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Open Bounce, Pre-K Drop-Off Program, One-Day Camp, Summer Passport, or Bounce Party at BounceU (Up to 51% Off) 

BounceU

Charlotte

Kids bounce in inflatable houses, slip down slides, and traverse obstacle courses

$8.99 $4.50

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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

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

$26.80 $15

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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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The Sweet Spot Charlotte: Red Light Special at The Chop Shop NoDa on Friday, November 21 (Up to 50% Off)

The Sweet Spot Charlotte: Red Light Special

The Chop Shop NoDa

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Poets, burlesque performers, comics, and other artists explore sensuality in a high-energy performance devoted to "pop erotica"

$22.09 $11

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Two or Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons for the Piano, Guitar, or Bass at The Hughes Music Company (Up to 60% Off)

The Hughes Music Company

Mint Hill

Seasoned musician with 13+ years of music teaching experience helps students learn or further master the piano, guitar, or bass

$50 $20

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$75 for $150 Worth of Music Lessons — Spencer Wallace Music

Spencer Wallace Music

Redeem from Home

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

$150 $75

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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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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

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

$56 $22

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Playdate Passes, Parents Night Out Playdate, or Admission to Special Event at Glendi Glam (Up to 59% Off)

Glendi Glam

Matthews

Kids can let their imaginations run amok during themed playdates or fun events, which are packed with fun activities and diversions

$60 $25

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Survival-Skills Class for One, Two, Four, or Six from Carolina Survival & Preparedness Academy (Up to 76% Off)

Carolina Survival & Preparedness Academy

Multiple Locations

Survivalists teach students how to thrive in the wilderness during this outdoor course, which covers fire, shelter building, and foraging

$199 $53

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

Historic Smithfield Plantation

Blacksburg

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

$16 $8

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2, 5, or 10 Indoor Play Sessions at Xtreme Play (Up to 48% Off)

Xtreme Play

Monroe

Kids frolic through inflatables and play Wii games while adults relax in lounge with television, free wifi, and refreshments

$17 $9

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Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six at Purple Planet 3-D Mini Golf (Up to 61% Off)

Purple Planet 3-D Mini Golf

Belmont

Access to billiards and a 3-D black-light mini-golf course

$30 $13

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$16 for Two 60-Minute Jump Sessions at Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park ($26 Value)

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park

Pineville

Jump on massive trampolines, dive into the Foam Zone pit filled with soft foam cubes, and dunk basketballs

$26 $16

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Hayride, Petting Zoo, and Pumpkin Picking for Four, Six, or Eight at The Hunter Farm (Up to 55% Off)

The Hunter Farm

Weddington

Seasonal farm activities include bouncing along in a hay wagon, petting and feeding farm animals, and picking ripe pumpkins

$38 $17

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Skate Rental and Admission for 2 or 4 at Kate's Skating Rink (Up to 61% Off)

Kate's Skating Rink

Multiple Locations

Classic roller-skating rink boasts pizza by the slice, an indoor playground, and an expansive arcade for family fun

$22 $11

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Fun in the Fall for Two or Four at Why Not an American Ark Equestrian Park and Two by Two Petting Zoo (50% Off)

Why Not an American Ark Equestrian Park and Two by Two Petting Zoo

Monroe

Stroll through the park and petting zoo with fall-themed decor

$30 $15

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

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

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

$134.55 $18

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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

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

$15 $8

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Presale: Harlem Globetrotters Game at the Berglund Center on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 7 p.m. (40% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

Berglund Center

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$72.80 $44

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Cirque du Soleil: “Varekai” at Berglund Center (Up to 40% Off). Showtimes Available, October 22–26.

Cirque du Soleil Varekai

Berglund Center

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A wounded hero wanders a magic forest populated by aerialists, acrobats, dancers, contortionists, jugglers, and clowns in surreal costumes

$52 $35.50

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Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six with Arcade Tokens at Adventure Landing (Up to 57% Off)

Adventure Landing

Gastonia

The facility has three 18-hole courses with tunnels and waterfalls and 33 arcade games

$18.50 $8

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Two or Four Half-Hour Music or Voice Lessons at Infuzion (Up to 57% Off)

Infuzion

Durham

Students learn how to master vocal melodies or play various instruments during hands-on lessons

$64 $29

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

Palace Pointe

Roxboro

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

$27 $12

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$50 for $100 Worth of Music Lessons at Alyssa's Piano Studio

Alyssa's Piano Studio

Durham

This featured business is new to Groupon and may even be new to you.

$100 $50

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One Month of Kids' Fitness Classes for Ages 3 or 6–12 at The Little Gym (Up to 53% Off)

The Little Gym - Durham/Chapel Hill

Durham

Kids up to age 12 learn fitness in an environment that emphasizes individual achievement over competition; classes include dance and karate

$95 $45

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One Hour of RC-Car Racing for 2, Grand Prix for 5, or Birthday Party for 10 at Ho-b RC Park (Up to 60% Off)

Ho-b RC Park at Northgate Mall

Durham

Rental racers thread their RC cars through challenging courses during one-hour sessions

$50 $20

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Five Play-Gym or Roller-Rink Visits at Wheels Fun Park (Up to 46% Off)

Wheels Fun Park

Durham

Large fun park entertains families with roller rink and play gym with slides, ball pits, zip lines, and more

$35 $19

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90-Minute Paddleboard Lesson for Two or Four from One Heart SUP (Up to 53% Off)

One Heart SUP

Multiple Locations

Paddleboard instructors lead classes at Harris Lake or Lake Crabtree, teaching proper paddling, standing, and balance techniques

$158 $79

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Visit and Walking Tour for Two or Four from National D-Day Memorial (Up to Half Off)

National D-Day Memorial

Bedford

88-acre memorial with gardens, reflecting pool, and statues honors soldiers and commemorates pivotal WWII battle.

$20 $10

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One-Year Membership for One or Two to Bedford Museum & Genealogical Library (40% Off)

Bedford Museum & Genealogical Library

Bedford

Members can explore their genealogy with the museum's expansive collection of historical files, and receive 10% off gift-shop purchases

$50 $30

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2, 4, or 6 Groupons, Each Good for an Open Bounce Session or a Kids' Party at Bounce U Raleigh (Up to 41% Off)

Bounce U Raleigh

Apex

Inflatable bounce playground, endorsed by Carolina Parent readers, lets kids leap, tumble, and expend energy under watchful eyes

$8 $4.75

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5 or 10 Kids' Indoor-Play Sessions at PlayNation Parties & Playgrounds of Morrisville (Up to 54% Off)

PlayNation Parties & Playgrounds of Morrisville

Morrisville

Indoor playland welcomes kids for year-round recess on 6,500 square feet of playground equipment, bounce slides, and swings

$35 $17

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Kids' Tumbling Package or Birthday Party at Aptitude Explore and Sea Children's Gym & Therapy (Up to 64% Off)

Aptitude Explore and Sea Children's Gym & Therapy

Cameron

Kids aged 6 months and older learn developmental skills or enjoy party at play space specializing in therapy for kids on the autism spectrum

$150 $54

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One or Two Months of Preschool Art and Literacy Classes at The Caring Corner (Up to 56% Off)

The Caring Corner

Cary

Little ones get a head start on their ABCs with literacy classes, or they can explore their creativity in art classes

$100 $49

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a/perture cinema has been featured in the Winston-Salem Journal, Yes Weekly, and the Triad Business Journal.

311 W 4th St
Winston Salem,
NC
US

Amidst the painted pots and chalk drawings in the Children's Museum of Winston-Salem's Surprise Garden stands the Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam's Kaleidoscape, reflecting the museum's motto, "where learning happens through play". Far from a hands-off installation, the multi-colored, crocheted structure is always covered with swinging, climbing kids. Clambering is an equally popular activity inside the nonprofit museum, whose lobby is full of wavy platforms and a beanstalk climber that stretches all the way to the second floor.

But climbing isn't the only way to stay busy at Children's Museum of Winston-Salem. At other exhibits, youngsters can pretend-steer a rowboat, man the conveyer belt inside a child-sized Krispy Kreme factory, and construct buildings with magnetized blocks. After full days of play, kids can unwind during staff-led story times in the museum library or gather with other children for programs such as teatimes.

390 S Liberty St
Winston Salem,
NC
US

Old Salem Museums & Gardens whisks visitors to the cozy streets of a reconstructed 18th-century Moravian town that encompasses 100 restored and reclaimed buildings and expansive, pristine gardens. As they stroll through the 90-acre homage to early Americana, visitors can interact with hands-on activities, such as the German paper-cutting art of Scherenschnitte or the colonial tradition of libeling a governor with accusations of actually governing. Old Salem's horticultural marvels include the Miksch Garden—a living illustration of Moravian subsistence farming—and the Family Gardens of Salt Street, which demonstrate the innovative practice of seed saving. In addition to year-round attractions, special exhibits rotate through town, celebrating momentous occasions, notable people, and game-changing presidential pets. After traversing the grounds, visitors can peruse souvenirs at a number of gift shops or sidle into Winkler’s Bakery for a piece of renowned Moravian sugar cake.

600 S Main St
Winston Salem,
NC
US

The serene yogarie offers more than 15 different yoga classes, accommodating beginners, rusty practitioners returning after exhaustive time-travel adventures, and master yogis in town on layovers. You can mix and match from among the studio’s many options to find the perfect posture for you, or follow one class through six sessions. Beginners may opt for the Newbie Yogi You-Be course to develop their strength and flexibility before moving on to one of the more demanding courses, such as the noontime WiserEnergizer, which revives work-slumped students, or the fast-paced Kundalini Rising course, which revitalizes the body’s organs for better health and super powers.

1150 Burke St
Winston Salem,
NC
US

With a long-standing commitment to women, children, minorities, and social-justice issues, the YWCA is more than just a workout facility. The history of the organization is peppered with groundbreaking programs to bolster race relations, achieve women's empowerment through business ventures, and promote children's health by providing access to physical activity. Other fitness initiatives take place in the YWCA's gyms, where instructors put to use training in Zumba, yoga, and other disciplines. Staff members further the organization's vision with dedication to school-age programs for health and fitness efforts and initiatives to help unemployed community members locate jobs in the area.

1201 Glade St
Winston Salem,
NC
US

Nestled behind the LJVM Coliseum—an arena that has hosted events ranging from the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship to Billy Joel concerts—stands The Annex Ice Rink. The ice rink hosts public ice-skating, hockey leagues, and events seven months out of the year. Visitors can strap on their own cleaver-healed boots or a pair of rentals and take to the ice for free-skate sessions, youth and adult hockey, or figure-skating lessons. A live DJ serenades skaters during Friday Night Ice Jam, providing a fun soundtrack as skaters loop the official-size rink. The skating center also opens for groups and special events such as birthdays and office-ditch days.

300 Deacon Boulevard
Winston Salem,
NC
US