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Raleigh: Haunted Footsteps Guided Walking Tour

1. Raleigh: Haunted Footsteps Guided Walking Tour

Experience the spookier side of downtown Raleigh with spine-chilling tales on a guided walking tour. Take a stroll through a history riddled with tales of century-old spirits and folklore. Let tales about spirts like the Yarborough House ghosts send shivers down your spine. Meet your guide at the centrally-located meeting point in downtown Raleigh and begin your adventure into the macabre tales of ghosts and creatures of the night. Find out where the capitol phantoms are known to roam. Listen to eerie stories of the peg-legged ghost. Try to catch a glimpse of the Yarborough House ghosts and stand where public punishments once took place in Moore Square that was established in 1792. Walk at a leisurely pace over easy-to-navigate terrain. Finish your tour at Briggs Hardware Store near your meeting point.

Raleigh: Downtown Sights and History Walking Tour

2. Raleigh: Downtown Sights and History Walking Tour

Explore the highlights of downtown Raleigh on a guided walking tour. Immerse yourself in local history and capture pictures of the sights like the State Capital building, the vibrant Fayetteville Street, and the Governor’s Mansion.  Meet your guide at the conveniently located meeting point in downtown Raleigh and begin your walking adventure of this city that was founded in 1792. Learn about this city's facinating colonial history from your guide.  Stroll at a leisurely pace to the North Carolina State Capitol building where you can admire its Greek Revival architecture. Pass by the North Carolina Museum of History and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science. Marvel at the large globe statue in front of the North Carolina Nature Research Center. Discover where laws are passed at the North Carolina Legislative Building. Find out where Raleigh’s four ecclesiastical anchor churches are located.  View the American Queen Anne-style architecture of the Governor’s Mansion. Soak up lively atmosphere as you stroll down Fayetteville Street. See where community events are hosted at Festival Plaza. Take in the imposing columns at the Duke Energy Performing Arts Center.  Snap a shot of Raleigh's first skyscraper. Finish your tour at the old-fashioned Briggs Hardware store. 

North Carolina: GetOutPass Including 50+ Attractions

3. North Carolina: GetOutPass Including 50+ Attractions

The GetOutPass works as an app on your smartphone and gives you access to 50+ attractions. Once signed up, you and anyone on your membership can gain free admission to some of the best attractions in your area including roller coasters, arcades, and more. Access venues in North Carolina through the member portal found in the app and on any web browser. All venues create an 'offer' specifically for members. This offer can include free admission, free products, special deals, and other perks. Select an offer from a list of attractions, go to the attraction, present your app, and get free admission. Attractions Included: B & B Bowling Lanes - Fayetteville Jumpmasters & OBX throwing - Manteo Putt-Putt Fun Center - Burlington BounceU: Matthews - Charlotte Breakout Games - Charlotte Lost Treasure Golf & Raceway - Indian Beach Lumberton Bowling Center - Lumberton Arcade of Thrones - Raleigh Augmentality Labs LLC | Virtual Reality Arcade - Durham FearLess Adventure Park - Mooresville Sandhills Bowling Center - Aberdeen The Bowling Center - Rocky Mount Tropical Gardens Mini Golf - Asheville Safari Nation - High Point Galaxy Lanes and Games - Sylva Bungalow Bounce - Clayton Victory Lanes Entertainment and Events Center - Mooresville Triad Lanes - Greensboro Buffaloe Lanes South Family Bowling Center - Raleigh Black River Paintball Park - Angier 6th Dimension VR - Jacksonville Black Ops Paintball & Airsoft - Fayetteville Safari Nation - Greensboro Timber Axe Throwing - Hendersonville GROUND ZERO TACTICAL LASER TAG - Burlington Hematoma Paintball Park - Chocowinity D-BAT - Huntersville Battle Works Tactical Laser Tag & Battle Axe - Axe Throwing - Atlantic Beach Lazer X - The Family Zone - Burlington Safari Nation - Winston Salem Barefoot Archery - Charlotte Ironclad Axe Throwing Co. - Kinston New Vision Training Center - Franklin Breakout Games - Greensboro We Rock the Spectrum - Asheville Pedego Electric Bikes: Lake Norman - Cornelius Pedego - Emerald Isle Eastern North Carolina Indoor Shooting Range - Rocky Mount Animal Edventures Earth-Speak Park - Coats Premier Martial Arts - Asheville Patriot Axe Throwing - Hickory Pedego Piedmont Triad - Winston-Salem Rock Solid Warrior - Fuquay-Varina Patriot Axe Throwing - Statesville Stidham's Axe Throwing & Lounge - Morganton Crystal Coast Axe Throwing & Rage Room - Morehead City The Climbing Place - Fayetteville The Flying Bike - Authorized Pedego Dealer - Asheville 3Quest Challenge - Asheville, Cary, Charlotte, Durham, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Highpoint, Raleigh, Wilmington, Winston Salem Crazy Dash - Asheville, Cary, Charlotte, Durham, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Highpoint, Raleigh, Wilmington, Winston Salem Operation City Quest - Asheville, Cary, Charlotte, Durham, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Highpoint, Raleigh, Wilmington, Winston Salem Puzzling Adventures - Charlotte, Raleigh, Wilmington Wacky Walks - Asheville, Cary, Charlotte, Durham, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Highpoint, Raleigh, Wilmington, Winston Salem Zombie Scavengers - Asheville, Cary, Charlotte, Durham, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Highpoint, Raleigh, Wilmington, Winston Salem Buffaloe Lanes Mebane Family Bowling Center - Mebane FirstHand Climbing - Winston-Salem Lafayette Bowling Lanes - Fayetteville Premier Martial Arts - Arden

Raleigh: Breweries Tour with Tastings and a Beer-Paired Meal

4. Raleigh: Breweries Tour with Tastings and a Beer-Paired Meal

Take your taste buds on an adventure with this guided brewery tour in Raleigh. Try a variety of different beers and indulge in a beer and meal pairing experience. Travel to each venue in a comfortable and air-conditioned van. Board the spacious van at the centrally-located Residence Inn by Marriott in downtown Raleigh that is near ample parking. Sit back and relax as you are transported between 3 production breweries and a restaurant/brewpub.  Savor 4 samples of beer at each location and get an insider look into beer production spaces that are off-limits to the public. Hear about the brewing process from grain to glass. Get up close and personal to the brewing equipment. At the brewpub, experience how your flight of local beers compliment your 3-4 item meal of expertly crafted dishes that are plated together. Be walked thorugh the basics of how to pair beer-styles and food. Finally return to your original starting location where you can continue to enjoy your evening in the city.

Raleigh: Haunted History Walking Tour/Bar Crawl

5. Raleigh: Haunted History Walking Tour/Bar Crawl

Combine haunted history with hot bars on this walking tour of Raleigh. See the spookier side of the downtown area as you stroll past locations like Moore Square, Union Square, and the Yarborough Hotel. Start your tour at the Big Easy restaurant. Feel free to stop by early for a frighteningly good meal (food and drinks not included in the cost of the tour.) Continue your walking tour to the North Carolina State Capitol building where you will learn about the phantoms that call this place home. Other ghouls and ghosts you will encounter include the Briggs Hardware Store ghost, Yarborough Hotel ghosts, and the spirits of Moore Square. Between haunted locations, stop at some of the city's best bars to enjoy a drink of your choice.

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