With the excitement of a cosmopolitan city and the ease of Southern charm, Charlotte presents a unique atmosphere where big city style meets down-home appeal.Â
One of the top hands-on science museums in the nation, Discovery Place provides ever-changing, entertaining facilities that foster experiences in areas from life science to space exploration. More than a half-million people from all over the United States visit Discovery Place, its IMAX Dome Theatre and the Charlotte Nature Museum each year. In 2005, Discovery PlaceÂ wasÂ selected by the Israel Antiquities Authority in Jerusalem to develop and present aÂ majorÂ exhibition featuring the Dead Sea Scrolls. The exhibition proved to be theÂ most successful exhibition the science centerÂ has developed in its 25-year history,Â attracting moreÂ than 300,000 visitors.
The U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, NCÂ is an outdoor recreation facility set on the banks of the Catawba River featuring over 400 acres of woodlands, home to the world's largest recirculation river, 14 miles of biking, hiking and running trails, and one of the world's largest outdoor climbing facilities.
You can do it all at the Hall!Â TheÂ NASCAR Hall of Fame in Uptown Charlotte, is a 150,000-square-foot interactive, entertainment attraction honoring the history and heritage of NASCAR.
Rides and so much more! Carowinds has the most hair-raising rides, the wettest water park, the most sizzling stage shows, and tons of other cool stuff everyone can enjoy. Carowinds is 398 acres of ultimate entertainment for the entire family.
The immaculate grounds of the Billy Graham Library are a beauty to behold, with flower gardens and a quiet setting providing the perfect place to enjoy North Carolinaâ€™s natural landscape.Reminiscent of Billy Grahamâ€™s upbringing on a dairy farm on the outskirts of Charlotte, theÂ building is styled after a dairy barn. Built on the same property as the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, the Billy Graham Library is situated on 20 landscaped acres right off of Billy Graham Parkway in Charlotte, N.C.
Experience Charlotteâ€™s newest educational facility â€“ ImaginOn. Colorful, whimsical and unexpected, ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center is a partnership and joint-use facility of the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County and the Childrenâ€™s Theatre of Charlotte. ImaginOn is an integral part of the cityâ€™s burgeoning cultural district. Reflecting an original approach to education, learning and the arts, ImaginOn brings stories to life through experiences that challenge, inspire and excite young minds.