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Group Itinerary: Adventure Quest

In Charlotte, adrenaline junkies can ride class IV rapids, take the wheel of a stock car and fly along a zip line.
The USNWC is a non-profit outdoor recreation facility open to the public for whitewater rafting, kayaking, canoeing, rappelling, zip lining, mountain biking, hiking, climbing and more.
The USNWC is a non-profit outdoor recreation facility open to the public for whitewater rafting, kayaking, canoeing, rappelling, zip lining, mountain biking, hiking, climbing and more.

Day 1: Alfresco Excursions

Explore the great outdoors by getting your feet wet (and maybe more) at the U.S. National Whitewater Center. The Olympic-caliber man-made river serves up class III-IV rapids, while an 1,100 ft. Mega Zip line and rock climbing center tests your adventurous side. Group pricing, scheduling and teambuilding activities are available. Break for lunch at River’s Edge Bar & Grill with a panoramic view of all the action.

Get back to nature with a visit to Latta Plantation, a nature preserve in north Charlotte on 1,343 acres of beautiful North Carolina land. Educational programs inform visitors about native animals, flora and fauna. Hop in the saddle at the equestrian center for a guided ride on one of several trails winding through the woods or tour the Historic Latta Plantation home, a circa 1800 cotton plantation and living history farm. The adjacent Carolina Raptor Center offers a close-up look at impressive birds of prey, and a $2 discount to guests who have been to the Historic Latta House

Hop on a bike or Segway for a rolling tour of the Queen City with Charlotte NC Tours. Explore the city’s many offerings with themed tours highlighting spooky ghost stories, Southern food favorites and historic buildings and neighborhoods. Groups of all sizes from families to conventions will find options to suit their needs. Take the good time to go with the Party Pedaler, a pedal-powered, eco-friendly, pub-crawling trolley that holds up to 14 people for a one-of-a-kind tour of Charlotte.

Day 2: Rev Your Engines

Feel your adrenaline pumping when you get behind the wheel in an authentic NASCAR Sprint Cup style stock car at 160mph with the Richard Petty Driving Experience, where groups from 10 to 1,500 can plan a personalized experience. Once you catch your breath, take a tour of Charlotte Motor Speedway with an up-close look at normally off-limits areas including the garage, pit road, and Victory Circle. Groups can take advantage of block seating and a 10% discount for 30 or more tickets to races at the Speedway, with customizable packages and additional perks like priority seating.

Rev your engines at Dirt Track Racing School, where you can test the track in four different types of racecars. Let loose and make the most of your track time ‘Dukes of Hazard’ style – it’s not likely you’ll get this opportunity anywhere else. A customized experience, including team building and celebrity driver appearances, can be created for groups from four to 30.

Make your way into Center City and head to the action-packed NASCAR Hall of Fame for some thrills off the track. Feel the excitement of the sport with simulators, interactive exhibits and a state-of-the-art High Octane Theatre. Make a pit stop for lunch at Buffalo Wild Wings inside the Hall, or venture out to enjoy one of many closeby dining destinations. The Hall offers customized group planning, with perks like express entry and complimentary admission for escorts and drivers.

Experience an all-access tour in and around Charlotte's racing community on a Racing Insiders Tour. It's an unforgettable opportunity to get closer than ever before to the sport's storied history and exciting future. Start your adventure by exploring the history and heritage of NASCAR at the NASCAR Hall of Fame before going to visit various race shops and other local racing attractions. Throughout the day you'll enjoy exclusive VIP treatment as well as lunch and special behind-the-scenes access. This all-inclusive package covers associated admission costs for the day of the tour plus admission to the NASCAR Hall of Fame.