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  • Laser Quest
    5323-A East Independence Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28212
    704-567-6707, Laser Quest is live action laser tag at its best. Enter the multi-level arena where fog, music and special effects combine to provide an incredible combination of tag... more info  map

  • Paramount's Carowinds Water and Theme Park
    14523 Carowinds Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28273
    704-588-2600, The premiere 105 acre water and theme park in the Carolina's, this park features over 100 state-of-the-art rides, shows, and movie-themed experiences for all ages, as... more info  map

  • Ray's Splash Planet
    215 North Sycamore Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
    704-432-4729, A one-of-a-kind water park that offers fun for the whole family and features numerous theme areas including a giant three story slide plus features an onsite fitness... more info  map

  • SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium
    8111 Concord Mills Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28027
    SEA LIFE unmasked at the new 26,000-square-foot indoor aquarium at Concord Mills. With over 5,000 creatures, 20 interactive exhibits and educational talks and feedings... more info  map

  • Sky High Sports
    601 North Polk, Pineville, NC 28134
    704-889-5867, Sky High Sports is a unique trampoline fun center. This facility has been designed and created for one purpose: to have fun. Whether you flip forward or flip backward,... more info  map

  • Victory Lane Indoor Karting Center
    2330 Tipton Drive, Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28206
    704-373-9740, The only indoor facility for go-cart competitions, riding, and races in Charlotte, this center features two indoor race tracks with the average speed around the tracks... more info  map

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Historic Dowd House
    2216 Monument Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28208
    704-398-2260, Open on the third Sunday of each month, this beautiful historic home was built for Confederate Captain James C. Dowd and later became the headquarters of Camp Greene, a... more info  map

  • Historic Rosedale Plantation
    3427 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28206
    704-335-0325, Once part of a 911 acre plantation, this magnificent manor house is one of the best examples of Federalist architecture in North Carolina and is a National Register... more info  map

Libraries & Research Centers

  • ImaginOn - The Joe & Joan Martin Center
    300 East 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
    Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
    704-416-4600, A collaborative venture of The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and Children's Theatre of Charlotte, ImaginOn offers cutting edge services and library collections,... more info

Museums & Galleries

  • Afro-American Cultural Center
    401 North Myers Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
    704-374-1565, This cultural center is dedicated to preserving the rich artistic heritage of African-American culture and offers hands-on activities, exhibitions, workshops, and... more info  map

  • Carolinas Aviation Museum
    4108 Airport Drive, Charlotte, NC 28208
    Located at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport
    704-359-8442,  more info  map

  • Charlotte Museum of History
    3500 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215
    704-568-1774, Located in the revolutionary home of Hezekiah Alexander, which is the oldest existing home in Mecklenburg County, this museum houses many artifacts and documents that... more info  map

  • Charlotte Nature Museum
    1658 Sterling Road, Charlotte, NC 28209
    Adjacent to Freedom Park
    704-372-6261, A child-oriented nature museum that features numerous hands-on exhibits that relate to natural history, as well as a live animal room, a puppet theatre, and a scenic... more info  map

  • Levine Museum of the New South
    200 East Seventh Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
    Downtown Cultural District
    704-333-1887, The only regional history museum in Charlotte, as well as in the country, that focuses on the New South period, this interactive museum takes at look at the history and... more info  map

  • Mint Museum of Art
    2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte, NC 28207
    704-337-2000, North Carolina's first art museum, the Mint Museum of Art was the first branch of the United States Mint. It features many famous American and European paintings making... more info  map

  • Mint Museum of Craft Design
    500 South Tryon Street , Charlotte, NC 28202
    704-337-2000, This museum takes a look at the evolution of crafts and how the changing style of the artifacts produced by artisans reflects the various ages in which these objects... more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • McDowell Nature Center and Preserve
    15222 York Road, Charlotte, NC 28078
    704-588-5224, Serving as the gateway to the 1,108 acre McDowell Nature Preserve, this nature center and preserve has numerous features including live native animals, an outdoor... more info  map

  • Reedy Creek Nature Preserve
    2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte, NC 28215
    704-598-8857, Reedy Creek Nature Preserve protects over 727 acres of natural, forested habitats and provides ample opportunities for passive recreation and education. The rolling... more info  map

  • UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens
    9201 University City Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28223
    704-687-0720, 10 acres of outdoor gardens and the McMillan Greenhouse contain such plants as orchids, desert plants, carnivorous plants, spice and fruit plants and tropical ferns,... more info

  • University of North Carolina Botanical Gardens
    9201 University City Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28223
    704-547-2870, One of the South's largest rhododendron gardens is located at this beautiful botanical garden that features many outdoor and indoor garden facilities including three... more info  map

  • Wing Haven Gardens & Bird Sanctuary
    248 Ridgewood Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28209
    704-331-0664, A 3-acre garden in the heart of one of Charlotte's most beautiful residential neighborhoods, Wing Haven is a habitat for birds and small urban wildlife. With formal... more info  map

Science & Technology

  • Discovery Place
    301 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
    704-372-6261, One of the top hands-on science facilities in the nation, this unique center provides ever-changing and entertaining facilities such as an IMAX Dome Theatre. more info  map

Tours & Cruises

  • Balloons Over Carolina
    3709 Sweetgrass Lane, Charlotte, NC 28226
    704-556-RIDE, Enjoy one hour balloon rides over Charlotte seven days a week with this hot air balloon company that also provides private rides, sunset flights, group rates, and gift... more info  map

  • Charlotte Center City Walking Tours
    330 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 22801
    704-331-2700, Learn about Charlotte's unique and entertainment past during this walking tour that takes you on a historical journey through a gorgeous, revitalized Victorian... more info  map

  • Charlotte NC Tours
    128 East Park Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28203
    704-962-4548, They provide bike tours, segway tours, bike rentals, segway rentals, van tours, walking tours, city tours, historic tours, tours of Biltmore, Asheville tours, wine... more info  map

  • Charlotte Trolley, The
    1507 Camden Road, Charlotte, NC 28203
    704-375-0850, Car #85, a vintage electric streetcar, leaves on the hour and the half hour and operates on the old Southern Railroad main line that connects the Convention Center with... more info  map

  • Historic Charlotte
    2100 Randolph Road, Charlotte, NC 28207
    704-375-6145, This walking tour takes you into the midst of Charlotte's current "historic renaissance" with tours of neighborhoods that include historic textile factories, churches,... more info  map

  • Queen City Tours and Travel
    3125 Eastway Drive, Charlotte, NC 28205
    Located East of Uptown
    704-566-0104, Offering travel and tourism since 1993. Offers prompt, professional, and courteous tours, transportation, travel, event planning, and destination management services. more info

Vineyards, Wineries & Breweries

  • NoDa Brewing Company
    2229 North Davidson Street, Charlotte, NC 28205
    704-900-6851, A 15-barrel production brewery and tap room. more info

  • Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, The
    4150 Yancey Road, Charlotte, NC 28217
    704-525-5644, Charlotte's oldest microbrewery produces premium, all natural beer in south Charlotte's warehouse district. more info


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