Winston-Salem Attractions

It’s fair to say that Winston-Salem is a city rich with the traditional heritage of early American culture. The city is in the center of the state, also known for its beauty, and located in between the smoky Blue Ridge Mountains and the sparkling Atlantic Ocean. Old Salem, a National Historic Landmark, is one of the country’s best colonial settlement villages and has been restored to its original splendor. The city is packed full of recreational parks, educational museums, local breweries, delightful restaurants, beautiful gardens, and great attractions. Wine lovers will love this area's plethora of vineyards. Touring and tasting is a major attraction in and around Winston-Salem.

Winston-Salem also offers several public and private colleges and universities including Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem State University, Salem Academy and College, and University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Parents and students alike enjoy our Quality Inn hotel’s close proximity to the area's many colleges and universities. Visitors will be welcomed with Southern hospitality! Feel free to stop by our friendly front desk for any questions you’d like answered, directions to a local museum, or guidance with planning an exciting day.

Featured Attractions

Colleges & Universities

When visiting Winston-Salem one thing is for sure, the city offers three outstanding colleges and universities. One of the nation’s most respected universities, Wake Forest is recognized for its outstanding academic reputation and challenging liberal arts curriculum. Wake Forest's undergraduate education consists of a liberal arts curriculum. Additionally, Winston-Salem State University is a vibrant student-centered learning community, helping students prepare for today's in-demand jobs with innovative programs in more than 40 majors.  Lastly, Salem Academy and College is the country's oldest private institution for women. Today it is known as Salem College and offers varied liberal arts degrees for women.

Reynolda House Museum

Make sure you visit the Reynolda House Museum of American Art and you’ll discover Reynolda House, the centerpiece of the Reynolda Historic District. Explore the restored 1917 mansion of Katharine and R.J. Reynolds for a unique view into the family and the life they lived. Enjoy masterpieces of American art and special exhibitions from three centuries of paintings and sculptures. Stroll through Reynolda Gardens where you’ll discover the formal gardens, greenhouses and woodland walking trails. One of the walking trails leads to the Wake Forest University campus.

Kaleideum Downtown

Kaleideum Downtown (formerly Children's Museum of Winston-Salem) offers interactive exhibits allowing children and adults to imagine, create, and play! Get ready to explore from the moment you walk in, while you are checking in at the Welcome Desk, kids love to crawl and climb over the wavy platforms of the 2 story Luckey Climber. Imaginations come alive while designing and creating your own puppets and props in The Prop Shop. Other creative exhibits include The Enchanted Forest, Children’s China, Amazing Airways, Krispy Kreme Doughnut Factory, Food Lion Supermarket, and Art Studio. The whole family will enjoy nurturing imaginations, creativity, and love of the arts when visiting our museum.