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US National Whitewater Center

5000 Whitewater Center Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28214
+1 704-391-3900
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Ranked #2 of 86 Attractions in Charlotte
Type: Sports Complexes
Activities: Rock climbing, White-water rafting, Biking, Hiking
Traveler Description: The U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC) is a non-profit, recreation and adventure facility for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and abilities... more »
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Lima, Peru
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130 reviews 130 reviews
44 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This place has everything! We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and would recommend it to people that enjoy outdoor adventure sports. Really cool white water rafting route and many other activities on the campus.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

All the lines at Terribly SLOW AND LONG. Be ready to wait 45-60 min per activity. You have to do an orientation before every single activity. So do $120 and 5 hours you might do 4 activities. Staff are generally condescending and not helpful. If it were not so crowded and poorly run it would be awesome.

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

They have music throughout the summer season. Adventures include rock climbing, mountain bike trails, zip line, kayaking. A couple of years ago we saw the US Olympic kayaking trials there. A great place to relax and watch others try different sports while listening to music.

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This place is incredible! Go on-line and plan your trip. Get the "AllSport Pass" and when you arrive at the park get a reservation for your whitewater raft trip. I advise rafting later in the afternoon because it is so exhausting you will want to call it a day afterward. There is a ton of things to do while you... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you haven't gone make plans to spend a day. We had so much fun and can't wait to go back. The zip line is a blast.

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Long Island, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

If you like outdoor activities, this is not to be missed. Amazing bike trails, zip lines, white water rafting. Really nice venue.

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76 reviews 76 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The whitewater center is great for anyone who wants to enjoy the outdoors. Whether you want to raft, hike, bike, climb or just have a cold craft beer by the festivities, it is worth your time. The food is not extraordinary, but the view certainly is.

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Minneapolis, MN
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I was in town for five days and visited this place twice. The first time was a Saturday and it was crazy busy, but we still had a blast! The whitewater rafting is a super fun adventure, whether you have been rafting before or not. Read over the website before you go and make sure you have the right shoes... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

It was a a real fun and safe way to introduced yourself or your kids to many physical outdoor activities in one area. There was trail biking, kayaking, paddle board (which is one I had always wanted to try), zip line, white water rafting, several opstical courses, done on lines above the trees. This does require some physical stamina and... More

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
14 reviews 14 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Just got back from a wonderful day with 3 11-year old boys and a 13 year old girl. I thought that the prices for the pass was extremely reasonable considering all that they offer and the variety.Your kids need to be pretty adventurous because the best stuff is not for the faint of heart. I highly recommend going during the... More

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