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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 84 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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Charlotte
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76 reviews 76 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

for music at the end of the day go on a thursday or saturday night during applicable seasons. big water rafting (where they turn the rapids up to a class 5) is at 6:30pm normally. The guides were great and accomodating. ziplining was a whole lot of fun too! mountain bike and hiking trails close if they are too wet.... More

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Clover, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

If you like stuck up yuppys and constantly closed attractions, you will love it here. Unless you have infants you are paying "adult" prices even for 8 year olds. The staff is indifferent and doesn't bother to tell you have the stations are closed. Once inside get ready to be bumped in to by half drunk bikers on mountain bikes.... More

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

My bf and I recently went with another couple and had a blast. The zip lining and aerial obstacle course were great and well worth the $44. We did the beginner zip lining/obstacle course then moved to the intermediate courses. Unfortunately, there is a very limited number of staff working each station and the lines were ridiculously long by mid... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

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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Port Wentworth, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

My coworker and I got here late in the day so we didn't get to experience everything they have to offer here but what we did get to do was AWESOME! It was my first time white water rafting and our guide made my experience great! The ropes course and ziplines we did get to do were a lot of... More

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Charlotte
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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