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Address: Charlotte, NC
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining
Description: The street that has something for just about everyone: shops, restaurants...
The street that has something for just about everyone: shops, restaurants, theaters, bars and pool halls.
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FUNNEST part of Charlotte!

On my recent visit to Charlotte, we drove into uptown on Independence Boulevard, and I really had a blast. They were repaving the road, and all the construction work made the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2014
Alexandre G
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

On my recent visit to Charlotte, we drove into uptown on Independence Boulevard, and I really had a blast. They were repaving the road, and all the construction work made the drive super exciting. And, of course, who doesn't love sitting in traffic? I think my favorite part was seeing all the abandoned shopping malls and car dealerships along the... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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697 reviews 697 reviews
545 attraction reviews
389 helpful votes 389 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

An attraction? maybe for those who like gridlock traffic. not one of my favorite places in Charlotte. recently drove it and noticed how bad it really looks. yikes

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I remember a time when independence blvd. was the only place in Charlotte with anything to do. It had everything from high-end shops to luxury dealerships. It even had one of my favorite malls here. Now all of this is almost all gone. It's honestly sad. I try to stay away from this area now because all of my fond... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

I don't know how this even ends up on Trip Advisor but this stretch of road is anything but an 'attraction'. Once home to hundreds of stores with everything from car dealerships to Mcdonald's, this street is littered with unsightly shells of once thriving businesses and construction zones from end to end. The commute through this area during the week... More 

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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Both my boyfriend & I DRIVE down this ROAD everyday for work. That's all it is. A regular road. I'm not sure what makes it an attraction though. There's just traffic, pot holes, & construction. I don't know, maybe if you're that bored you'll go. But it's just a road.

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Kannapolis, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

One of the worst streets in Charlotte. Always gridlocked, goes through bad areas to get to good ones. Would not recommend for just looking around, unless you want to buy a car from Rick Hendricks.

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Charlotte
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

I have been watching the construction on Independence Blvd since the late 80s. I try to avoid this stretch of highway if at all possible...a traffic nightmare.

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Newton, North Carolina, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Road is very easy to travel. We go to alot of the events at the old merchandise mart and take this route.

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Terrell, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Traffic ,Traffic and more traffic. It is a disgrace how the widening process destroyed all the businesses along the road. Established long term business screwed so that communities East could get to Charlotte. Ghost town look is pitiful

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

A majority of people headed from Matthews to uptown go down Independence. It is crowded and backed up during peak times so most any other road is better. Now that they are preparing to make the interchanges, all of the gas stations between Margaret Wallace and the city are gone. Be sure you are filled up.

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