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Best-Kept Secrets in the Triad: SKYWILD

Towering above the Greensboro Science Center’s Animal Discovery Zoo, SKYWILD is an adrenaline-pumping adventure course that entices visitors of all ages to try their hand at 60 aerial animal-inspired challenges.

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Best-Kept Secrets in the Triad: Goat Lady Dairy

This family-run farm in Randolph County is on a mission to connect its urban neighbors with the land, educating the community on sustainability and the local food movement.

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Backyard Brewery: A Look at Durham’s Ponysaurus

Ponysaurus Brewing Company stands at the center of a green oasis as if conjured from your imagination. But it’s what’s inside that makes this Durham hangout so enchanting.

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City Portrait: Mebane

The “hellos” from neighbors are sincere, the murals are welcoming, and the downtown beckons with good books and even better food. In this Alamance County town, there’s a sense of belonging.

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Like a Local: Fuquay-Varina

This Triangle town was once two: Fuquay Springs and Varina. The pair merged in 1963 in a joint effort to bring new economic growth to the area. Now, the unified town is seeing another renaissance, one that bears great beer, bread, and more.

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Like a Local: Kannapolis

A city shared by Cabarrus and Rowan counties, Kannapolis is at an exciting juncture in its history, too. It’s the only city in the nation that has purchased more than 50 acres of its own downtown while leaders seek to revitalize it. From the community’s first brewery to a new baseball stadium, there’s a lot of exciting change to come in the next half-decade. Until then, we’re honoring the beloved institutions that already make Kannapolis a great place to live — and love.