The Triad City area of northern North Carolina hosts hundreds of thousands of guests every year. The region attracts visitors looking for art, culture, history and special festive experiences.
You can visit the area for a day or two or stay longer – there’s plenty to keep you busy during the days and evenings and different types of accommodation options so you can relax and play Sloto Cash online casino games at night.
Check out what the Triad City has to offer:
Twin City Trolley Tour
To get an overview of the area it’s a good idea to take the Twin City Trolley Tour which takes you around Winston-Salem in comfort on an adventure of sights and information. A guide will point out points of interest including landmarks of early Winston-Salem settlement and noteworthy architectural structures so that you can visualize the points of history that you’ll learn throughout the journey.
The route has multiple drop-off and pick-up points as it winds through the Art District, the Graylyn Estate, Reynolda Gardens, Innovation Quarter, Historic West End, Wake Forest University and, of course, Old Salem. The tour departs daily.
Greensboro Scavenger Hunt
If you really want to get to know a place, try a scavenger hunt. The Greensboro scavenger hunt takes you on a trek where you explore the sights that define the city’s history, culture and community. The hunt takes you through the parks, museums, ballparks and other locales that define Greensboro’s welcoming ambiance. Along the way, you’ll have coffee with some local heroes and meet a famous American writer.
Kaleideum/Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem
You don’t have to be a child to enjoy the Kaleideum/Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem but it’s nice to accompany a young ‘un to fully appreciate the sense of wonder and magic that this facility brings to young minds.
There are 2 parts of the museum, Kaleideum North where there’s an environmental park with white-tailed deer and a barnyard with sheep, donkeys and cows, a planetarium, a KevaWorks build area, Mountains to Sea natural history exhibit complete with plant, animal, and geological specimens, the HealthWorks human biology exhibit, PhysicsWorks, where kids can explore physics through demonstrations and experiments with simple machines and the BioWorks collection of small live animals. There are also nature trails and garden learning areas.
Kaleideum Downtown features many permanent and rotating exhibits which include the “Kaleidoscape” crocheted climbing structure, two multi-level climbing structures, the “Amazing Airways” series of air tubes which encourage children to test hypotheses about air flow, a “Food Lion” supermarket, “The Enchanted Forest” imaginative play area with a folklore theme; the The Prop Shop” recreated theater backstage with suggested art activities and craft materials and the Krispy Kreme Doughnut Factory” that features a recreated doughnut assembly line and delivery truck.
Volcano Bay Water Theme Park
The Volcano Bay Water Park, formerly Wet’n Wild Emerald Pointe Water Park, is a water theme park which surrounds a volcano-like edifice and features water slides, a winding river, a wave pool and plenty of space to sit around amidst the bedlam of noise and action.
You can rent a cabena for the day so you can relax in between adventures on the Kunuku Boat, Maku Round Raft Ride, Raki of Taniwha Tubes, TeAwa The Fearless River Ride, Waturi Beach, Runamukka Reef and more.
Winston-Salem Historical Ghost Tour
What’s a visit to a Southern town without some ghost stories to go with it? Winston-Salem’s Historical Ghost Tour is a nighttime walking tour that takes you through some of the area’s most significant historical sites. The guide blends the sites with old ghost stories and other folktales that create an eerie and exciting adventure that you can enjoy along with some educational information about the region. The tour takes about 90 minutes and winds through the West End of Salem which you walk by candlelight.
High Point Museum
High Point Museum takes you back to the mid-1700s when the first German settlers came to the High Point area to create homes and a community. The museum is a division of the High Point Public Library which is dedicated to sharing Greater High Point’s history. The museum is relatively small but it’s packed with exhibitions and activities.
There are exhibits that show how settlers warmed themselves and cooked using a fireplace, how wooden wagons were used for transportation and the kinds of toys that young children played with 300 years ago. Other exhibits include a bicycle exhibit and a dollhouse miniatures display. Young children will enjoy the train which moves when a button is hit – children are encouraged to hit the button over and over again.
The Little Red Schoolhouse invites kids in to do activities and explore the nearby Free Little Library.
Just outside of Salem, the Salem Lake offers visitors a relaxing day of hiking, kayaking, fishing, paddle boarding, mountain biking or just relaxing along the lakeshore. There are multiple trails so you can walk or hike for short or long distances and there are plenty of clean, well-kept bathroom facilities along the way. Many people bring their dogs as they swim, stroll and explore. As you amble around you can see turtles, beaver and geese along with deer and various types of fish.