Charlotte Attractions

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Attractions in Charlotte, North Carolina

Blumenthal Performing Arts - You can get all the best of the performing arts without buying a plane ticket to the Big Apple! Blumenthal PAC is your source for all the best performing arts events in Charlotte. You can also make your night at the theater a memorable evening with a Dinner Package or you can bring a group of friends and get a discount on tickets through Group Sales.

Carowinds - Come and experience an out-of-this-world amusement park. If you are a thrill seeker- this is the place for you. From the water park to the roller coasters and the kiddy park, this is a great place for a vacation. A mecca of family fun, this 105-acre theme/water park features rides that thrill and live entertainment.

Carolinas Aviation Museum - Our interactive displays are especially attractive to the younger visitor but we have noticed aircraft buffs of all ages climbing into the pilot's seat. We're confident a visit to the museum will be educational, entertaining and inspirational. You're cleared for landing! Hope to see you soon.

The Charlotte Museum of History - The Charlotte Museum of History, an educational organization, captures and shares the stories of the Charlotte region from settlement forward through exhibits and programs. The museum collects, preserves, researches, and interprets regional artifacts.

Discovery Place - As one of the leading hands-on science centers in the country, Discovery Place offers visitors the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the basics of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in a fun, interactive and informal setting. Step into a world that is brought to life through interactive displays and exhibits.

Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts & Culture - The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts & Culture has celebrated the contributions of Africans and African-Americans to American culture for 35 years and serves as a community epicenter for music, dance, theater, visual art, film, arts education programs, literature and community outreach.

Historic Rosedale Plantation - Come and enjoy the luscious grounds of Historic Rosedale as we partner with the Charlotte Folk Society and the Storytellers Guild of Charlotte to create the perfect blend of music, history, ice cream, and good old-fashioned family fun.

Levine Museum of the New South - An interactive history museum that provides the nation with the most comprehensive interpretation of post-Civil War southern society featuring men, women and children, black and white, rich and poor, long-time residents and newcomers who have shaped the South since the Civil War. Visitors are awed by the interactive, multi-sensory exhibits at this museum dedicated to exploring the Southern United States during the post-Civil War period.

The Mint Museum - We are a rich and diverse resource with noted collections of American Art, Ancient American Art, American and European ceramics, American Decorative Art, historic costume and fashionable dress and accessories, African Art, Asian Art, historic maps, Contemporary Art and photography.

NASCAR Hall of Fame - The NASCAR Hall of Fame is an interactive, entertainment attraction honoring the history and heritage of NASCAR. The high-tech venue, designed to educate and entertain race fans includes artifacts, interactive exhibits, state-of-the-art theater, Hall of Honor, Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant, Sports Avenue retail outlet and NASCAR Media Group-operated broadcast studio.

Ray's Splash Planet - Ray's Splash Planet is unlike anything in the Carolinas. The facility includes a one-of-a-kind water park with fun-filled features. The Planet is home to a fitness center with aerobic & dance room, cardiovascular theater, freeweights and resistance equipment.

The Billy Graham Library - The Billy Graham Library is an innovative, family friendly facility that combines multimedia technology and fascinating memorabilia to transport visitors into highlights of Billy Graham’s extraordinary life, a journey from the pastures and dirt roads of North Carolina to platforms and arenas in the world’s greatest cities.

U.S. National Whitewater Center - Enjoy mountain biking, kayaking, rafting and other thrilling attractions. Located on the banks of the Catawba River, the USNWC's 307 acres of woodlands is home to the world's largest recirculating river, 14 miles of trails, and one of the world's largest outdoor climbing facilities. All offering a unique combination of healthy, exciting outdoor experiences designed for kids, families and world class athletes alike.

UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens - A notable combination of outdoor and indoor garden facilities on campus. Each garden has something unique to offer from orchids, desert plants, carnivorous plants, tropical wonders, native wildflowers, trees, and rhododendrons to the intimate, artful settings in the Harwood Garden including the Winter garden, Asian garden, Water Garden, and much rockwork throughout.

Wing Haven Gardens - Miss Elizabeth Lawrence truly devoted her life to gardening, trialing plant material and journaling her experiences every day, allowing her to become one of the prominent garden writers in literary history. Don't miss out on the gardens and the Wing Haven, they are a sight to see!