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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 time with the kids!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Linda5355
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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113 reviews 113 reviews
15 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We went to ImagineOn with 9 year old and 6 year old. There are not many activities for children but enough for them to spend two hours. Most of the time, they played on iPad offered at the facility.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My 4 years old daughter liked this place. The story time was amazing. We also attended a show in the theater. it was good and funny.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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151 reviews 151 reviews
15 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Went here on a outing for the holidays and decided to see "Scrooge" and I'm so glad I did! Everything was fantastic from "will call", seating, through the entire play..,the actors- both children and adults were extremely talented and the entire production was top notch! A good, inexpensive treat to take in a play here! Will go again!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

FREE! They usually have visiting exhibits that are interactive for children. There are games, books, puppets, dress up, computers, lots for the imagination! I love to ride the Lynx train and take my grandchildren.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A great place for kids to see quality productions, check out and read books, and explore their computers and exhibits.

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I used to take my daughter here for drama/acting classes and she loved it. I highly recommend it. Much better than places I've found in other cities like Boston, Baltimore, and DC.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I took my class here. There is lots to do and different programs that are offered. I got all of my kids signed up for library cards. There are also gaming systems and computer access.

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