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ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center

300 East Seventh St, Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 416-4600
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Ranked #4 of 86 Attractions in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums
Most recent review
- Oct 8, 2014
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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My husband and I took our almost 19 month old daughter here to kill some time after I got out of a meeting and before having dinner. She loved it. There were several things for her to play with from push toys, to wall magnets, to blocks. They also have tablets with books and learning apps on them but we... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

ImaginOn is an awesome library. All the positive reviews are spot on. When our son was younger we'd spend hours in this place!! A must do when you visit Charlotte.

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Orange, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Took my niece and nephew (ages 8 and 11) here and at first they were like, "what? It's just a library!" but then they were approached by a librarian who offered to help them make stop-motion movies and they spent a wonderful afternoon making claymation figures and their own movies. They loved it! After dropping a ton of $$ at... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is a wonderful place to take your children to have a fun experience while learning, and reading books. Aside from children going to ImaginOn, it's a great place for adults to find information/data and study. Great experience every time I have gone (4 times).

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

My son and I spent some time here while waiting for car repairs one afternoon last week. We took the light rail from Woodlawn to the 7th street stop uptown and got off right at Imaginon. The "typewriter keys" out front make a really fun entrance and my son could have easily spent an hour playing out front. Inside, there... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We went specifically to see the fairytale exhibit in the library, and we were pleasantly surprised with the rest of the library. I went with two of my daughters, ages 3 & 8, and both were completely enthralled with all the library had to offer. They had iPads, computers, puppets, a toy transportation area, board games, and learning stations, just... More

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Charlotte, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We were planning on going to Discovery Place but parking lot was full. Opted for ImaginOn. Very pleasant surprise! Free parking for 3 hours. It was my 5 year old grand daughter's first trip to a library (more than enough books at home). The 2 and 5 year old loved it. Many interactive things to do plus a multitude of... More

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North Carolina
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78 reviews 78 reviews
20 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

It is a very nice, interactive library that has changing exhibits. Kids seem to love the exhibits on the lower level. ImaginOn hosts a number of good plays here throughout the year for reasonable prices. The Teens' only section on the top is very nice.

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Top Contributor
192 reviews 192 reviews
47 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

ImaginON is a great place for kids of all ages. They have a wonderful area for toddlers, preschoolers and elementary kids that features toys, blocks, a wii station, and tons of books. The library also has a teen area that had a life size chess board, life size connect the dots game, dozens of computers and more. There are also... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My daughter loved this place. It was a place where her imagination could run wild. Unfortunately since it was free, it brought alot of scallywags in the place.

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