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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 #3 of 58 Attractions in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums, Museums
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Charlotte, NC
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This is essentially a library, but a terrific one, geared primarily toward young children. We have been here several times, and came especially often when our son was a toddler. The library has a nice baby/toddler area with interactive toys. The area is well lit by large windows and it is such a pleasing atmosphere. There’s comfy chairs for mom... More

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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
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Greenville, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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71 reviews 71 reviews
18 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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