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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 83 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Check the weather before you buy your tickets because they won't refund, also be sure to get the correct wrist band and wear closed toe shoes. We did the rafting and everyone fell out of the boat. Our instructor had previously given us instructions about what to do if that happened... I ended up with a rope burn on my... More

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Charlotte
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

My husband and I did the zipline and dine with another couple. Our guides were Fay and Jason. Very nice people. The experience was fun, but could definitely use some improvement. There is a lot of waiting around between lines and bridges. The meal at the end is pretty skimpy. Dinner was advertised as being served around a roaring fire... More

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We bought season passes and a parking pass so we've visited a lot this year. Lines for zip and ropes courses can be really long on the weekends, if you're rafting or kayaking bring a change of clothes. Mountain bike trails are well kept, but very few places to pass a slower rider. Food and drink prices are average, like... More

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Chicago, IL
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Loved the events there, the activities are all pretty safe and fun, and the food at their restaurant is delicious...

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This is an awesome place to visit. Both the water and land activities are excellent. The service is great, and those who work here are helpful. Although during my first visit I found myself confused on where to go, once I asked try were extremely friendly and helpful. Some tips for your visit: 1. This place can become extremely crowded... More

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

So much to do, it's hard to do it in one day. We found instructions to be lacking, we bought the all sport pass, and signed up for white water rafting, but had to ask around for when and where we should be. You just get to the area where they do instruction at your assigned time. Guide was knowledgeable.... More

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Charlotte
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Zip line is very nice thing to do there it was little rainy over there and we did not use a rive water entertainment

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Phoenix, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

Spent the day here in mid September and had a great time. I only did the whitewater rafting, but had a great time. The staff was great and if we had more time I would have loved to try flat water kayaking. An Adventure course, zip line (the line for that was over an hour on Sat) and a ropes... More

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Monroe, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The rafting started my heart racing, the climbing through the trees on the Canyon Crossing almost stopped it. Great time.

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Northport, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is very cool. Make sure you have enough time to take advantage of all the things they offer. Fun staff (especially when they are the ones who fall out of the boat during the rapids). Can't say that I was impressed by the food..... But that is not why you go here.

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