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Save to My List   Parks & Nature   Belmont, NC
There is plenty of wonderful plant life and nature to take in at Belmont's Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. The Garden hopes to inspire and love and respect for nature in all who visit. To this end they organize
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Huntersville, NC
Discovery Place KIDS is a spin-off of Charlotte's Discovery Place Science Museum. This children's science museum has two locations both of which are in North Carolina, one in Huntersville and the other in Rockingham
Save to My List   Amusements   Charlotte, NC
Located on the border between North and South Carolina Carowinds is a 398 acre amusement park which is sure to provide fun for all the family. Along with a great selection of thrill, family and kids rides there
Save to My List   Landmarks & History   Winston-Salem, NC
Located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the Old Salem Museums & Gardens Visitor Center is conveniently found in Old Salem Road, near Central Park. The Old Salem Museums & Gardens comprise of 12 gardens
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Charlotte, NC
Even non-fans will be amazed at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The museum was built as a tribute for exceptional NASCAR drivers, crew, and team owners. Aside from that, the place also features exhibits of photos and
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Charlotte, NC
The Levine Museum of the New South explores the history and culture of America's southern states since the Civil War with a particular focus on North Carolina. They have one major permanent exhibition that covers
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Charlotte, NC
The collection of the Bechtler Museum was amassed over 70 years by two generations of the Swiss Bechtler family. After making Charlotte his home Andreas Bechtler decided to commit this extensive collection to
Save to My List   Parks & Nature   Charlotte, NC
On Fridays and Saturdays the Wing Haven Gardens offer a peaceful sanctuary for Charlotte's residents. Wing Haven is made up of the Elizabeth Lawrence House & Garden and the Wing Haven Gardens and Bird Sanctuary
Save to My List   Zoos & Aquariums   Huntersville, NC
The Carolina Raptor Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to caring for a variety of species of raptors through conservation projects. They look after and rehabilitate injured or orphaned raptors and release
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Charlotte, NC
The Charlotte Nature Museum aims its activities and exhibits priarily at learners in the 3 - 7 age range although they try to make events and programs that will appeal to children of all ages. There are live animal
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ImaginOn: the Joe & Joan Martin Center is an inspiring cultural center whose main aim is to challenge young minds and drive them to express themselves in many different forms. The facility came about through
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Charlotte, NC
Discovery Place is an immersive, interactive science museum experience located in Charlotte, North Carolina. The museum aims to bring science and the wonders of the natural world to life through amazing exhibits
Save to My List   Landmarks & History   Huntersville, NC
Latta Place has a history which stretches back to 1800 when it was built by James Latta, a successful Northern Irish traveling merchant. The next hundred and fifty years saw it fulfill a number of roles as it
Save to My List   Landmarks & History   Pineville, NC
The land of the President James K. Polk Historic Site was once owned by Polk's parents. The Historic Site can now be visited by people who would like to learn more about Polk's time as President. His years as
Save to My List   Landmarks & History   Asheville, NC
Biltmore Estate is a large private estate in Asheville, North Carolina that was built in the late 1800s. Its most famous feature is Biltmore House, a 250-room chateau that is the largest home in the United States
Save to My List   Parks & Nature   Cleveland, TN
Found on the southern end of the Appalachian Mountains, east of Tennessee, the Cherokee National Forest is a protected area managed by the US Forest Service. It is accessible via I-81 from Knoxville, and close
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Dallas, NC
The Gaston County Museum of Art & History is housed in a circa 1852 building and is part of the National Register of Historic Places. The museum can be found in Dallas, North Carolina, within a 10 minute drive
Save to My List   Tours   Charlotte, NC
Go back in time and experience the finer things in life the Southern way. The Duke Mansion, built in 1915, was owned by James Buchanan Duke, a tobacco and electric industrialist. The mansion is now part of the
Save to My List   Parks & Nature   Charlotte, NC
Independence Park is the oldest park in Charlotte, North Carolina, opened in 1904, the park features a rose garden, a gazebo, a playground and picnic areas. The 24-acre urban park also features walking trails
Save to My List   Playgrounds & Pools   Charlotte, NC
Boomerang Bay is a wonderful water park at Carowinds amusement Park in Charlotte, NC, the water park is open all through the month of August and a few days in September. Take a splash in the water park with your
Save to My List   Parks & Nature   Charlotte, NC
Fourth Ward Park is a 3-acre urban park located in the Fourth Ward of Charlotte, North Carolina, a historic district which is known for the beautiful Victorian homes that line its streets. While the park's main
Save to My List   Parks & Nature   Charlotte, NC
The Green is a park in uptown Charlotte, North Carolina that is known for its public artwork and its frequent use for events such as live theater performances and movie screenings. While it is small, it's a fun
Save to My List   Amusements   Charlotte, NC
Boomerang Bay is a water park located within Carowinds, a large amusement park in Charlotte, North Carolina. Its wide range of fun water-based activities make it a popular summer attraction for families wanting
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Charlotte, NC
The Carolinas Aviation Museum is a fascinating museum located on the grounds of Charlotte Douglas International Airport that is dedicated to the aviation history of North Carolina and South Carolina. Visitors
Save to My List   Adventures & Sports   Charlotte, NC
The U.S. National Whitewater Center is an outdoor recreation center in Charlotte, North Carolina that was designed as an Olympic training facility for whitewater slalom racing. Families that enjoy doing outdoor
Save to My List   Amusements   Mooresville, NC
The Pit Indoor Kart Racing is an indoor Go Kart race track and a mini amusement park (with laser tag, rock climbing wall, mini golf, and other activities found in its complex). Located 30 minutes north of Charlotte
Save to My List   Markets & Shops   Charlotte, NC
With a variety of produce both local and from further afield you will find plenty of healthy options at the King's Drive Farmers Market. Most importantly the food is high quality and surprisingly good value too
Save to My List   Amusements   Concord, NC
If you happen to be in Concord and looking for a fun, weekend overnight getaway for the entire family, Great Wolf Lodge is the best destination for you. Choose from the family suites for an overnight stay, explore
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Charlotte, NC
Wells Fargo was formed in 1852 and has provided banking services since then. There are 11 Wells Fargo Museums located in their offices across the country and each museum showcases the rich history of the company
Save to My List   Tours   Charlotte, NC
Built in 1774, the Hezekiah Alexander Homesite is the oldest surviving house made from rock in the Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Hezekia Alexander built the house for his wife and ten kids. Aside from the
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Charlotte, NC
The history and culture of Charlotte and Mecklenburg regions are showcased in the Charlotte Museum of History. The indoor museum features two permanent exhibits and also has an area for new displays. The museum
Save to My List   Landmarks & History   McConnells, SC
A 775 acre "living museum" Historic Brattonsville offers a unique insight into the realities of life from Revolutionary times through the 19th Century for people living in North Carolina. Recreations and original
Save to My List   Libraries & Bookstores   Charlotte, NC
The story of Billy Graham's rise from farm hand to perhaps the most influential evangelist in the world is a remarkable one. Throughout his long career he has spread his vision of God to hundreds of millions of
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Charlotte, NC
The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts & Culture id dedicated to preserving instances of excellence in the arts, culture and history of African Americans. They provide a showcase for how black
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Charlotte, NC
The Mint Museum Randolph is located in the same building which once held the original branch of the United States Mint. It became North Carolina's first art museum when it was opened in 1936 and today hosts numerous
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Charlotte, NC
The Mint Museum Randolph is located in the same building which once held the original branch of the United States Mint. It became North Carolina's first art museum when it was opened in 1936 and today hosts numerous
Save to My List   Parks & Nature   Charlotte, NC
The Green is a small, pleasant one and a half acre green space sat right in the center of Charlotte City. The park was opened in 2002 and ever since then has provided a calm respite from the hustle and bustle
Save to My List     Mooresville, NC
The seeds of the Lazy 5 Ranch were planted decades ago when Henry Hampton began his collection of exotic animals from all over the world. In the 1990s he opened up his grounds and the animals to be viewed by the
Save to My List   Landmarks & History   Midland, NC
Before the California Gold Rush North Carolina served as the epicentre of the United States gold industry. This was where the first documented discovery of gold was found. Today it is a National Historic Landmark
Save to My List   Amusements   Charlotte, NC
The Victory Lane Indoor Karting Center makes an exciting go-kart course availbale to almost all ages. As long as your child is over 48" tall they are allowed to ride around the race track. They offer lessons and
Save to My List   Amusements   Concord, NC
The Speedpark at Concrod Mills is an amusement park that also has its own ice skating rink during the winter months. It is also home to go-karting, a mini golf course, play areas and slides for kids and monster
Save to My List   Theater & Performance   Charlotte, NC
The Children's Theatre of Charlotte is one of the largest theatre organizations that has its focus principally aimed at children in the United States. Every year its classes, educational programs and stage productions
Save to My List   Amusements   Charlotte, NC
Situated on Charlotte's Irwin Academic Center Ray's Splash Planet is home to a waterpark, a fitness center, party rooms and a children's playground. The water park is undoubtedly the biggest draw for the public
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