Top 10 Things to do in Winston Salem, United States

November 7, 2017 Janean Rudisill

Discover the best top things to do in Winston Salem, United States including God's Acre, Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Old Salem Museums & Gardens, Children's Museum of Winston-Salem, BB&T Ballpark, BB&T Field, Shell-shaped Gas Station, Bethabara Park, SciWorks, Home Moravian Church.
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1. God's Acre

South Church Street at Cemetery Street, Winston Salem, NC 27101 +1 336-722-6504
Excellent
67%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 247 reviews

God's Acre

Reviewed By LouannCompton - Corunna

Was a great time even when thought it rained. Would like to come back when we could walk threw it. And we will be back

2. Reynolda House Museum of American Art

2250 Reynolda Rd, Winston Salem, NC 27106-5117 +1 888-663-1149
Excellent
69%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 535 reviews

Reynolda House Museum of American Art

Discover Reynolda House, the centerpiece of the Reynolda Historic District in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Explore the restored 1917 mansion of Katharine and R.J. Reynolds. An orientation video, oral history kiosk and audio tours, included in your admission fee, provide a unique window into the family and the life they lived. Enjoy masterpieces of American art and special exhibitions in both the historic house and the museum's new exhibition wing. Shop and dine in Historic Reynolda Village. Then, stroll the formal gardens, greenhouses and woodland walking trails of Reynolda Gardens. The Wake Forest University campus, adjacent to Reynolda, is accessible by walking trail or by car.

Reviewed By qmiller1 - Cary, North Carolina

The grounds and gardens are nice. We saw a lot of people walking with and without dogs. This is of course free. The house was $19 and free for children under 18. The history and house architecture are interesting. The art collection in the house is ok, not our taste. The gallery with rotating exhibit, Frederic Church until Sept 2018, is great. My 10 year old daughter enjoyed the entire experience. Down the hill from the house and garden and within walking distance is Reynolda village, which is retail shops and restaurants.

3. Old Salem Museums & Gardens

900 Old Salem Rd, Winston Salem, NC 27101-5277 +1 888-653-7253
Excellent
64%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Old Salem Museums & Gardens

One of America’s most comprehensive history attractions. The museums, the Historic Town of Salem, and the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), along with award-winning heirloom gardens, engage visitors in an educational and memorable historical experience about those who lived and worked in the early South.

Reviewed By Jim R

Our family enjoyed seeing the craftsman at work and talking about how they make shoes, spin pottery, do woodworking and prepare their gardens, as well as visiting the historic buildings, such as the tavern, churches, and old homes. And of course we had to stop at Winkler’s bakery!

It is easy to do in a day even at a leisurely pace.

4. Children's Museum of Winston-Salem

390 S Liberty St, Winston Salem, NC 27101-5260 +1 336-723-9111
Excellent
60%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 184 reviews

Children's Museum of Winston-Salem

The Children's Museum of Winston-Salem is a 26,000 square foot facility allowing children and adults to IMAGINE, CREATE and PLAY!Our MissionTo create a compelling destination for our community to play and learn by experiencing literature, storytelling and the arts.Our VisionNurturing children’s imaginations, creativity and love of reading by bringing stories to life.Our Values:We Believe and Affirm that:Every child has value and deserves respect.Effective parenting resources give every parent/family the opportunity to play a primary role in their child’s development.Storytelling bridges all cultures and generations.Collaborations strengthen our diverse community.Our Central location provides accessibility to the whole community.Every child deserves access to the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem.

Reviewed By denver60 - Denver, Colorado

We took our nephew to the Children's Museum and he had a great time - it was fun watching him. Geared for the younger child - probably 3 - 7 years old, the exhibits could use some updating and fixing but our little guy didn't seem to notice.

5. BB&T Ballpark

951 Ballpark Way, Winston Salem, NC 27101-3677 +1 336-714-2287
Excellent
67%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 123 reviews

BB&T Ballpark

Reviewed By Summertime00_8 - North Carolina

Winston Salem-who planned this location? There is no parking. Even if you park it is far away. Everyone cannot make the walk.
We parked closer to the Braves Stadium in Atlanta during the Word Series in the 90's. No one goes downtown except college beer drinkers and artsy people. WS keeps pumping the money into downtown, but families don't go there. Why we spent so much money on a new library must just be to brag to other cities-oh it doesn't have any parking either.

6. BB&T Field

499 Deacon Blvd, Winston Salem, NC 27105-4216 +1 336-758-3322
Excellent
69%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 99 reviews

BB&T Field

Reviewed By Jeffrey W - OBX

First time to BB&T Field at Wake Forest University. Very nice stadium and a good bit of parking within close proximity to the stadium. First impression was the stadium itself is a very nicely designed structure and a great looking outside area. The lines to get inside were pretty long, which was to be expected since the concert was expected to draw over the regular capacity of the stadium at 35,000 people. We had lawn seats and were very fortunate to have a place right up against the scoreboard wall. Sound was great and the light show was excellent as well. There were plenty of food/beverage/t-shirt vendors so the waits for food and drinks were very reasonable. Plenty of porta potties so no long lines for the bathrooms either. They seem to have done an excellent job of getting geared up for a massive concert and pulled it off. I'd go back again without hesitation.

7. Shell-shaped Gas Station

E Sprague Street, Winston Salem, NC +1 910-721-7300
Excellent
59%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 126 reviews

Shell-shaped Gas Station

Reviewed By shorkw4 - China

Not much to this except to take a picture, but on a good day it looks great with the bright yellow and nice blue sky. It’s free and the place across the street is open to park.

8. Bethabara Park

2147 Bethabara Rd, Winston Salem, NC 27106-2701 +1 336-924-8191
Excellent
53%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 122 reviews

Bethabara Park

Site where Moravian immigrants first settled in North Carolina, this 195-acre area includes a museum and a Moravian church and offers hiking, birdwatching and many varieties of trees.

Reviewed By Phil W - Chapel Hill, North Carolina

After going first to Bethania, we went to Bethabara for the history of the original settlement that gave birth to Winston-Salem and were well rewarded. The docents were passionate about their site, the orientation film was instructive, and the church building was simple and fascinating. Even with its sparseness of remaining buildings, the park evokes an image of the earliest days and struggles of the city-to-be.

9. SciWorks

400 W Hanes Mill Rd, Winston Salem, NC 27105-9667 +1 336-767-6730
Excellent
57%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 135 reviews

SciWorks

Reviewed By Glenn K - Winston Salem, North Carolina

Now calling itself Kaleideum (dumb name, Sciworks is much more descriptive), this attraction offers something for kids and adults of all ages. There is a great planetarium and plenty of animal displays - inside and out. Plus puzzles and interactive science and sound displays. My grandson loves it and so do I.

10. Home Moravian Church

Winston Salem, NC
Excellent
71%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 56 reviews

Home Moravian Church

Founded in 1800, this church contains the largest Moravian congregation in the world.

Reviewed By OGirl75 - Ocala, FL

Thank you elders for an enlightening of the Moravian faith and the history of the church. They were friendly and gave an excellent lesson is the faith that I truly did not know much about except for the college in PA. Another quiet place to reflect at but also made to feel welcome.

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