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Independence Boulevard

Charlotte, NC
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Ranked #84 of 89 Attractions in Charlotte
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining
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Owner description: The street that has something for just about everyone: shops, restaurants, theaters, bars and pool halls.
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Columbia, South Carolina
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526 reviews 526 reviews
423 attraction reviews
293 helpful votes 293 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
40 helpful votes 40 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 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 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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Senior Contributor
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
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
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Charlotte, NC
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

32 years in Charlotte and this road goes downhill every year! They are planning more of the expressway and more elimination of the businesses that are there.

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