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9 Things to Do in Charlotte North Carolina

Updated: Sep 21, 2020

If you're in the process of planning an upcoming trust to Charlotte, North Carolina, you've come to the right place. Simply continue reading to discover 9 fun things to add to your trip itinerary.

9 Things to Do in Charlotte North Carolina:

Explore the NASCAR Hall of Fame:

If you're a fan of racing, it's well worth touring the NASCAR Hall of Fame. A purpose built, interactive musuem which features fun hands on exhibitions and authentic pieces from NASCAR history.

Spend a day at the U.S. National Whitewater Center:

The U.S National Whitewater Center which is located in West Charlotte, offers whitewater rafting, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, mountain biking, zip-lining and high ropes courses. One of the center's unique attractions, is its unique rock climbing wall which is located over a pool. So that you'll be able to climb safely without ropes or a harness.

Visit the Carolina Raptor Center:

The Carolina Raptor Center is a conservation center where you'll get to learn about birds of prey. The center currently houses over 25 different species, examples of which include hawks, falcons, eagles, owls and vultures.

Enjoy a drink at a secret speakeasy:

If you're interested in ticking visiting a speakeasy off your bucket list you're in luck as Carolina boasts its own speakeasy The Conundrum. A prohibition themed bar, where you'll be able to test out cleverly named drinks. In order to get into The Conundrum, you'll have to recite a password, which you can find on the bar's website. As well as offering a unique bar, The Conundrum also boasts three escape rooms.

Watch a movie at Badin Road Drive-In:

Another bucket list item which is worth ticking off is enjoying a drive-in movie. Badin Road Drive-In frequently offers back to back movie sessions and sells classic snacks such as funnel fries.

Mine for gold at the Reed Gold Mine:

You may be surprised to learn that the first documented gold find in the United States is attributed to Reed Gold Mine. If you visit the Reed Gold Mine you'll get to step foot in a historic gold mine and to pan for gold.

Book a brewery tour:

The Carolina region is home to over 40 local breweries. So if you enjoy sampling local beers when you travel, it's well worth booking a brewery tour. In order to sample beer from a wide variety of award winning breweries. Some examples of popular local breweries which you may visit include The Olde Mecklenburg, which serves German inspired beer and the NoDa Brewing Company. The latter of which has won several awards.

Book a dinner cruise on an authentic Mississippi River boat

For a unique dinner experience that you'll never forget, book a relaxing two hour, scenic dinner cruise on the Catawba Queen. A historic Mississippi River Boat.

Tour the Levine Musuem of the New South:

If you're interested in learning about Charlotte's post Civil War history, it's well worth touring the Levine Musuem of the New South. As it offers interactive, multi-sensory exhibits which focus on post Civil War Charlotte.

So if you're excited about planning a trip to Charlotte, North Carolina, hopefully you've discovered a few unique attractions and activities to add to your trip itinerary.

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