The Winston-Salem region offers all sorts of cultural events and opportunities to keep any family enthralled through every season. From hiking trails to painting, bowling to festivals, and concerts to museums, there is a little bit of something for everyone, with fresh events always on the horizon. One of the most interesting aspects of the area is the number of conservation and rehabilitation facilities focused on rescuing and providing quality environments for a variety of exotic and wild animals.
It is sometimes easy to forget all of the wonderful facilities that surround an area once you have lived there for a while, but partnering with a real estate agent that knows about the diverse offerings and who can mention these types of activities to potential buyers can make all the difference. Buyers are looking foremost at your home itself, but they also want to know that they will be able to spend their weekends and downtime engaged in a variety of pursuits. They want to be part of a neighborhood, but also a larger community. Bird and animal centers are just one unique area to explore on day-trips in our region and they offer up-close and personal education opportunities for the entire family.
Take a few minutes to read about a few of the animal conservation centers in the Piedmont Triad region and consider planning a trip to visit one or two soon. Then, when you are ready to sell your home (or are looking for a new one), give me a call at 336-575-7249 and let’s partner together in your pursuit. My extensive knowledge of the region offers a win-win situation for buyers and sellers who want the best positioning and properties in the area.
Carolina Raptor Center
Self-guided tours lead visitors to over 25 different species of raptors on a 3/4 mile long nature trail inside Latta Plantation Nature Preserve.
Fees: $6-$10; 4 and under, free.
- 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville NC
Big cats, wolves, and other exotic animals abound and visitors get to hear the immense power of big cats as the prides rush to the call of guides. For those who prefer smaller animals, the center offers binturongs, singing dogs, lemurs, servals, jungle cats, kinkajous, genets, a dingo, and other rare species.
The Center is a nonprofit animal conservancy that offers family-friendly tours every weekend, birthday parties, and field trips. Advance reservations are required.
Fees: Guided Adventure Tours— $14.00/adult (ages 12+), $10.00/child (ages 2-11), free for those under 2. Military, student, and senior discounts available.
- 676 E. Hughes Mill Road, Burlington NC
All-a-Flutter Butterfly Farm
Visit a real working butterfly farm and learn about the lifecycle of a Monarch butterfly. Experience the wonder of seeing butterflies in all their life-stages, from eggs to caterpillars and chrysalises to adult Monarchs! All visitors can hand-feed the butterflies.
Fees: $6 adults, $5 children, $5 for seniors over 65, children under 2 are free. Cash and checks only.
- 7850-B Clinard Farms Road, High Point NC 27265
A nonprofit animal conservation and educational center that is dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating exotic animals. Tiger World is open to the public for educational guided and self-guided tours. The paths are natural with rock and grass, so plan ahead if you are bringing strollers or wheelchairs. Among the animals that have found their homes here are lions, tigers, leopards, lemurs, baboons, bears, peacocks, and more. Facilities are open daily from 9am-5pm, with the exception of Wednesdays.
Fees: $15 Adult, $12 Children (2 – 17) & Seniors over 62, FREE! For Children under the age of 2, $8 Public Service (Military, Police, EMT, Firefighters, etc), $20 Thursday Evening Carnivore Feed Safari Tour (May – September), $30 Overnight Safari Camp (May – September). Mastercard, Visa and cash. No personal checks.
- 4400 Cook Rd, Rockwell, NC 28138
- (704) 279-6363