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US National Whitewater Center

5000 Whitewater Center Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28214
+1 704-391-3900
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Ranked #3 of 89 Attractions in Charlotte
Type: Sports Complexes, Sports
Activities: Rock climbing, White-water rafting, Biking, Hiking
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Owner description: The U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC) is dedicated to the promotion of the active, outdoor lifestyle. Since 2006, the USNWC has been promoting access to the outdoors for all levels of participants through its all-day pass programs, instruction, leadership school as well as festivals, races and other outdoor events. Whether you visit the Center's 500 acres on the Catawba River or participate in the offsite programs featured throughout the United States, the USNWC wants you to play, relax and learn outside.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

$5 bucks to park, then an outdoor adventure dream come true! I have only used the Whitewater Center to go mountain biking and to attend a Thursday night concert. They are currently constructing a beer garden to be on the island in the middle of the whitewater course. Every Thursday and Saturday night from spring through summer they hold an... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you enjoy the great outdoors and water activities, this is the place to be. There are so many activities available such as water rafting, zip line, rock climbing...etc. I spent about an hour at the place and the faces I saw were tired, but happy and satisfied.

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California
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13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This is an awesome place for couples, families, friend and even singles to visit. There are sooo many activities that you are participate in. I've been here more than once and I still haven't done everything. We have rafted and zip lined thus far and everything has been great.

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269 reviews 269 reviews
6 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

If you like outdoor activities think is a great venue to visit. Pay $5 for parking then pay for the sports you want to try or just enjoy watching the rafts n kayaks. Had lunch there n it was good

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Norman, Oklahoma
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

So this place is essentially like a theme park for outdoor adventurers. We didnt see on the website but you do have to pay $5 for parking at the entrance. Good news is that we parked close to the entrance and used our car as a locker to change clothes and get food throughout the day. We got the all... More

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14 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Take a bite out of the great outdoors and/or sink your teeth into great food n drink at the cafe, everything is great here. We've kayaked, hiked, biked climbed, zip-lined, drank beer, people watched and kicked back. Bring your fam, friends/frenemies; it's all good all the time.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We have been to the White Water Center numerous times in the past couple years, and it is a place that we like to take visiting friends who enjoy the outdoors. The Center has really expanded their variety of activities and have even been very proactive when it comes to concerts and other special events (like ziplining and dinner at... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you like to be outdoors and active, you will get your fill at the US national Whitewater center!!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

You will never find in one place all that you can do here in the way of outdoor activities. Rafting in large and small rafts (children too), through a class 3/4 whitewater course; mountain biking (to include rental bikes) on easy to expert trails; rock climbing; flat water kayaking; whitewater kayaking (if you own your own equipment) and lessons; zip... More

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Las Vegas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Appealing to all ages & fitness levels! Al a carte activities for each person's interests & ability. Ample biking trails, access to the river for paddle boarding, more challenging obstacles in the treetop trails. It's able to accommodate venues such as food trucks, music, and other outdoor events making it a fun meeting place for singles & couples. Watching the... More

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