What to do and see in Kernersville, North Carolina: The Best Places and Tips

Kernersville is a town in Forsyth County, in the U.S. state of North Carolina. A small portion of the town is also in Guilford County. The population was 23,123 at the 2010 census, up from 17,126 at the 2000 census. Kernersville is located at the center of the Piedmont Triad metropolitan area, between Greensboro to the east, High Point to the south, and Winston-Salem to the west. Some of the rural farmland surrounding the town has been sold and turned into large middle-to-upper-class housing developments, and numerous large shopping centers have been built in the town over the past few years. Flue-cured tobacco was the major crop grown in the area and is still grown in some areas today. While Kernersville went through a growth spurt in the first decade of the 21st century, it has leveled off and farms are doing well for the most part in an attempt to revitalize the agricultural community.

1. Korner's Folly

413 S Main St, Kernersville, NC 27284-2737 Museums, Sights & Landmarks, History Museums, Historic Sites More
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4.5 based on 139 reviews

Korner's Folly

Korner's Folly is the architectural wonder and home of artist and designer Jule Korner. Built in 1880 in Kernersville, North Carolina, the house originally displayed his interior design portfolio. Visitors can now explore the 22 room house museum and its unique original furnishings and artwork, cast-plaster details, carved woodwork, and elaborate hand-laid tile.

Reviewed By redbug - FloridaFlorida

Amazing architectural wonder!

Fun house to tour with many original furnishings and quirky rooms and details. Make sure you check to see if its open before you go. They were closed Mon and Tuesday and it was just luck we planned to be there on Wendesday.

2. Triad Park

9652 E Mountain St, Kernersville, NC 27284 Nature & Parks
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5 based on 127 reviews

Triad Park

Reviewed By NancyD3207 - High Point, North CarolinaHigh Point, North Carolina

The Nicest Free Public Park I Have Ever Seen

Each time we visit here, I am taken by how wonderful it is. It has lovely wooded surroundings so it is very green and pretty even in the hottest part of summer. There are various athletic venues. Numerous playgrounds are scattered throughout the park. All

3. Paul J Ciener Botanical Garden

215 S Main St, Kernersville, NC 27284-2759 Nature & Parks, Gardens
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4.5 based on 86 reviews

Paul J Ciener Botanical Garden

Reviewed By Bruce J - High Point, North CarolinaHigh Point, North Carolina

Nice selection of plants

The main part of the gardens is designed like an English Garden with various floers surrounded by boxwoods. For a relatively small area currently planted, they have an enormous number of labelled plants including a vegetable garden. The plants that curren

4. Kernersville Lake Park

6408 Old School Valley Road, Kernersville, NC 27284 Fun & Games, Nature & Parks, Bodies of Water, Playgrounds More
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4.5 based on 13 reviews

Reviewed By laurenvill - Winston Salem, North CarolinaWinston Salem, North Carolina

Fun afternoon

Row boats and paddle boats are very inexpensive to rent. We had a great time. We picnicked after. Everything was very clean, even the restrooms. We will be back and recommend it. For $3 (3 hour rental) we spent an afternoon and had a great time. It was ve

5. Fourth of July Park

702 W Mountain St, Kernersville, NC 27284-2251 Nature & Parks
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5 based on 2 reviews

Reviewed By NancyD3207 - High Point, North CarolinaHigh Point, North Carolina

A Nice Clean Park with Facilities for Many Different Interests

This is a compact but multi-faceted park that appeals to many different interests. They have facilities for basketball, a skate park, tennis, and pickleball. There are paths for walking, running, and bike riding. There are also picnic tables and playgroun

6. Warehouse Mall NC

305 E Bodenhamer St # A, Kernersville, NC 27284-2837 Shopping, Antique Stores
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Warehouse Mall NC

Reviewed By cheryl h - Durham, North CarolinaDurham, North Carolina

large place

You can find just about anything here. It's hard to tell where the entrance is though because there are other businesses in the same warehouse and the antique store isn't really marked very well. A few of the booths are cluttered but not enough to make it

7. Kernersville MTB Park

569 State Rd 2036, Kernersville,NC, Kernersville, NC Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Biking Trails
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Reviewed By 256richarda256 - KernersvilleKernersville

Very Nice Park for Mountain Biking

This is an excellent trail system build and maintained by volunteers.The have a clean bathroom at the trail head.Parking is a little tight when busy .Course is very well maintained with options for all skill sets

8. Gypsy Road Brewing Company

1105 E Mountain St, Kernersville, NC 27284-7904 Food & Drink, Breweries
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Reviewed By Jan K

Great fun! Good music, lots of food truck choices.

Special event live music. Plenty of craft beer. Several different kinds of food trucks to choose from. Just an overall fun place to be.

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