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From NASCAR to city tours, find attractions and activities that are just your speed.
Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC, has the world's largest HDTV screen.  The video board is 200 feet wide and 80 feet tall and is approximately 30 percent larger than the much-lauded video board at Texas' Cowboys Stadium.
Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC, has the world's largest HDTV screen. The video board is 200 feet wide and 80 feet tall and is approximately 30 percent larger than the much-lauded video board at Texas' Cowboys Stadium. Patrick Schneider Photography

Charlotte attractions are incredibly diverse, so you’re sure to find something (or a lot of things) that are just your speed. For action-packed fun, there’s NASCAR, thrill rides and whitewater adventures. For more relaxing diversions, there’s art, culture, gardens, parks and more.

The Queen City may be most well known for its racing roots: the NASCAR Hall of Fame is one of the area’s most popular attractions, and the Charlotte Motor Speedway offers tours in addition to those famous races. But there’s a lot going on off the track. Head to the U.S. National Whitewater Center for whitewater rafting and other outdoor activities, and ride the rip-roaring coasters at Carowinds, also known as “the thrill capital of the Southeast.”

To unwind and soak up some culture, visit one of Charlotte’s many museums or performance halls. Get inspired at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art or catch Broadway shows and other live performances at the massive NC Blumenthal Performing Arts complex. To refresh and rejuvenate, admire elegant orchids and other blooming wonders at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, or explore the gardens and exhibits of the Billy Graham Library. A favorite for kids is Charlotte NC Tours will be happy to show you around.

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