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Charlotte, North Carolina Entertainment Guide

Charlotte has it all: a rich history, cultural treasures, a vibrant artistic community, and of course, a bustling nightlife. Learn more about the best entertainment in Charlotte, NC.

U.S. National Whitewater Center

Fans of the great outdoors will love everything about Charlotte’s US National Whitewater Center. Visitors here love the whitewater rafting, zip-lines, mountain biking, and kayaking. Home to the world’s largest man-made whitewater river, hiking trails, and the River’s Edge Bar & Grill, USNWC is a must-visit for outdoors enthusiasts.

Discovery Place

This popular Charlotte attraction is a journey into the world of science. Discovery Place is fun for all ages, not just the little ones. There’s an aquarium, a rainforest, and live science experiments. The IMAX 3D theater adds to the fun, and visitors here often lose track of the time, because there are so many intriguing things to see and do.

Hendrick Motorsports Complex

Auto racing fans of all stripes will love Hendrick Motorsports Complex. Here, aspiring race-car drivers will marvel at the plethora of racing memorabilia, while being immersed in the world of high-speed auto mechanics. Guests get to visit the workshop where the cup-winning Hendrick team crafts NASCAR greatness on a daily basis.

Mint Museum Uptown

Charlotte’s Mint Museum displays important works of art from around the world. Located in the middle of uptown Charlotte, the Mint has something for everyone. Modern works and the treasures of antiquity are both given representation in this eclectic space. As the Mint boasts a large collection, it’s best to plan a few hours to take it all in.