EXPLORE THE TRIAD
The historical significance of Winston Salem is no more evident than in Old Salem. Homes in the area were built in the mid-1700s and have been meticulously preserved creating a living museum. Be sure to stop in and visit the Winkler Bakery and try their Moravian sugar cake, and cookies which are still baked in a 200 year old oven. The Tavern in Old Salem is one of the most unique restaurants in the area offering locally farmed dining in a home constructed in the early 1800s!
Lexington is home to the second largest lake in North Carolina spanning across both Davidson and Rowan counties. With over 360 miles of shoreline there's plenty of room to call this lake home. Boating, fishing and other watersports are common in the area and public access points are scattered throughout Davidson and Rowan counties.
Local artist Bob Timberlake has long captured the spirit of the Carolina countryside through paintings, furnishings, and artwork. Located just a few miles from downtown Lexington is his gallery of artwork where you can spend hours shopping, exploring or just relaxing. Be sure to stop in and grab a cup of coffee at the Riverwood Coffee Shop located just inside the gallery!
Located in Greensboro with over 40 acres and 3,000,000 gallons of water, Wet 'n Wild Emerald Pointe is the largest water park in both North and South Carolina. It boasts over 36 rides including Daredevil's drop, a 76ft near vertical drop that every thrill seeker is guaranteed to love. For the less adventurous, you can always take a ride on the relaxing lazy river or wade in thunder bay, a two million gallon wave pool.
Built in 1880 in Kernersville by artist and designer Jule Gilmer Körner, Körner's Folly is one of the most unique homes in North Carolina. The home boasts 22 rooms over three floors and seven levels with ceiling heights ranging from 5-1/2 feet to 25ft. The home originally served as a catalog for Körner's clients to view his work and is filled with unique architetural nuances furnishings and historical artwork.
Opened on Halloween night in 1927, Greensboro's Carolina Theater is only remaining historical theater in the state. The 2200 seat theater was one of the first air conditioned commercial buildings in the state and was billed as the "Showplace of the Carolinas". Today the theater is still a fully operational performing arts theater featuring live shows, music and more. Be sure to check them out and take a step back into the ambiance of an earlier era!
From historic buildings to live demonstrations and over 37,000 objects, High Point museum displays some of High Point’s most significant history. Be sure to visit their website for museum times and events.
Owned by NASCAR team owner Richard Childress, Childress Vineyards in Lexington, NC is a world class winery. They produce over 30 unique wines on this 72 acre site and host weddings, events and tastings. The bistro restaurant is located inside the winery and is open daily. Visit their website for more details.
If you’re in the mood for a sporting event don’t miss visiting the BB&T ballpark in Winston Salem home to the Winston Salem Dash. Check out their website for schedule and event details.
The world’s largest walkthrough zoo is just a short 30 minute drive outside of the triad located in Asheboro, NC. The North Carolina Zoological Park boasts over 2,000 acres of land in the Uwharrie Mountains and over 250 species of animals. For more information visit their website!
Need a night out? Try the Barn Dinner Theater located in Greensboro, NC. The country’s longest continually operating dinner theatre has been entertaining patrons with food and live performances for over 50 years. Visit their website for box office and ticket information.
North Carolina is known for its love of racing. If you’re looking to experience the action first hand visit Bowman Gray Stadium located in Winston-Salem, NC. Bowman Gray is a ¼ mile asphalt flat oval short track and is the longest running weekly race track sanctioned by NASCAR. Check out their website for more info.
North Carolina School of the Arts is a world class arts college located in Winston Salem, NC and offers programs in dance, design, drama, film making and music. Notable alumni include Mary-Louise Parker [Weeds], Chris Parnell [SNL], and Jada Pinkett Smith. Check out one of their many performances and see future stars before they graduate.
The Greensboro Science Center is a science museum, zoo and aquarium all in one. It’s a great place to see everything from maned wolves to blacktip sharks. Check their daily calendar to see one of their interesting and informative shows or even watch a live shark and fish feeding.
High Point University is a private liberal arts college in High Point, North Carolina. It’s best known for its prestigious academic programs and its investment in student life. In 2015 Business Inside ranked High Point University #4 in the nation for best residence halls.
Are you feeling like you need an outdoor adventure? Hanging Rock State Park is just 30 miles north of Winston Salem located in Danbury, North Carolina. Hanging rock trail is one of the more popular trails that leads to the amazing views at the top of the iconic hanging rock and is a must see if you visit the park. The park also contains 5 waterfalls, the largest being a spectacular 40ft waterfall named Lower Cascades that has a perfect swimming hole at the bottom.
If you’re looking for anything from music to sporting events the Greensboro Coliseum Complex in Greensboro, North Carolina has you covered. They’ve hosted major artists from Elvis Presley to AC/DC. Even Barack Obama held a town hall meeting at the complex in 2008 while campaigning for his presidency. Check out their website for upcoming events, box office and ticket information.
Wake Forest is a private university located in Winston-Salem, NC. They offer degree programs ranging from the arts and sciences to law and medicine. Wake Forest is also known for offering one of the most competitive college basketball programs in the state. NBA stars Tim Duncan and Muggsy Bogues both attended Wake Forest.