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ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center

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Address: 300 East Seventh St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone Number: (704) 416-4600
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Great day trip for toddlers and young kids!

The kids (toddlers) loved this! This place is not JUST for books! It has centers for kids where they can play on computers, a stage and costumes where they can do roll playing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The kids (toddlers) loved this! This place is not JUST for books! It has centers for kids where they can play on computers, a stage and costumes where they can do roll playing, many different areas to interact and there are always a bunch of other toddlers with whom to interact. They also have a theater there where they do... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

My grandchildren love going to ImaginOn. It is a fun place to play and the shows there are delightful.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Want something to do on a cold rainy day. Go to imaginOn! My daughter had a great time with all the areas to promote creativity and we picked out some books.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Cat in the hat was good... The audio and lights system was great... Good set up for a play... Only gripe was metal bars in balcony that don't leave an adult with much leg room. I definitely will come back to see another play.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is the best library I have ever seen. We didn't stay long but my goodness my son had a ball walking & exploring the building.

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I go here once or twice a year with my daughter and grandchildren. The plays that they put on are imaginative, colorful, engaging and age appropriate. I love exposing the children to theater at a young age so that they learn about this medium of culture. They also learn to sit and behave so the when it is time to... More 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

It is essentially a children's library...but with all of the puzzles, activity and craft tables, building block station, and story time - the place is a great way for kids to spend hours entertaining themselves in an educational way. We are in Charlotte for 2 weeks and def plan on coming back during our stay. I have a 3 yr... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We took our little grandsons here and they loved it. There was a book reading/play and they both loved the production and they even received free books.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Fun for all ages and books to check out to!!! Teen section separate from younger readers. Great for the whole family. A must for Architectural tourists. So much to see, do, touch and interact with.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

After visiting the Levine Museum of the New South we walked over to Imaginon. It is a free children's library. But not just a library. There is the usual story telling and books, but also puppet shows, and a large play area for the kids. Last Sunday of the month includes Therapy Dogs. This is the best childrens Library I've... More 

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