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Themed Itineraries

Variations on a themed itinerary is an inviting option for tour planners and tour-goers alike.  As Winston-Salem insiders, we offer you several of the following themed ways to kick-start your exploration of our charming city.  Whether you follow one to a tee or mix and mingle to create your own, we're sure you'll have a wonderful adventure.


A Pit Stop

Begin your racing quest with a complimentary reception at the Winston-Salem Visitor Center. Our knowledgeable staff will fill you in on some NASCAR facts. Bowman Gray Racing, a flat, quarter-mile oval in Winston-Salem, was home to some of the earliest heroes in NASCAR. From 1958 to 1971, this asphalt track hosted 28 events in NASCAR's premier series. The Dodge Weekly Series, a NASCAR-sanctioned event, remains the featured division Saturday nights from May to August. The Winston Cup…

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Extraordinary Museums

Extraordinary Museums Begin your adventure to our outstanding museums with a complimentary reception at the Winston-Salem Visitor Center. Our staff will assist you in planning your route throughout your visit. Named to the National Register of Historic Places, Reynolda House Museum of American Art is the former home of tobacco baron R.J. and Katharine Smith Reynolds. Built between 1912 and 1917, it exhibits one of the finest public collections of American art in the South. The pieces date…

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The Gardens

The Gardens Begin your horticulture exploration with a complimentary reception at the Winston-Salem Visitor Center. Our staff will give you the best information available to make the most of your stay here. At Historic Bethabara Park, examine the earliest known example of a colonial medicinal garden. The Historic West End neighborhood, designed in 1890, features curvy streets, terraced lawns and walking tours. See beautiful Queen Anne, colonial revival, craftsmen and Victorian style…

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Arts, Craftsmen and Up & Comers

Explore why Winston-Salem is known as a city of arts Our staff will direct you to get the most of your day. The Downtown Arts District offers a unique shopping experience, inspiring work environments, innovative galleries and entertaining special events, such as the First Friday Gallery Hop. Explore the fiber, wood, metal, canvas and especially, the people of the arts district. Piedmont Craftsmen Gallery, founded in 1963, features fine contemporary craft work of more than 340…

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African American

Welcome Reception at the Winston-Salem Visitor Center Enjoy complementary refreshments, featuring Winston-Salem’s own Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, in the Visitor Center, housed in the Historic Brookstown Mill. Visit Winston Salem will provide a Step-on-Guide. Old Salem and St. Philips Moravian Church Your first stop takes you through Old Salem, the Moravian Church town built by the city’s early inhabitants.  Founded in 1766, Salem has survived to become one of America’s…

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