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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 76 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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Keokuk, Iowa
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Whitewater kayaking or rafting, zip lines, obsyacle course and hiking trails. Close to uptown, incredible manmade facility.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Always a great time and so much to so before the day runs out. Great for family's! And lots of fun! Staff is great here too!

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61 reviews 61 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

It is a really relaxing place to hang-out. A bit pricy but a nice place to go especially when they have the outdoor music and are in full swing. The foodservice there is the worst with the waitress service fighting to get even worst. Go early and reserve a seat.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We bought an annual membership and will go back again and again. We love the rafting and that is only one of the many things you can do there. A perfect day is some rafting and then ropes course followed by good food and local beer on draft. We also suggest the summer festivals that take place at the center.... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This is absolutely a great place to go on a date, with a group of friends, family or corporate/church group----providing the people you go with are outdoor and adventurous...You need to wear appropriate clothing, but what a fun diversion to everyday living...the whitewater rafting is very fun and exciting, the ropes courses and zip lines are exhilerating, the bike trails... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The National Whitewater Center is certainly worthy of a visit. Lots of hands-on activities, and, if you are in town during try-outs or practices, the best in the world can be seen. Often there are concerts or other 'things' to hear and watch. Food options are good.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Wonderful place to enjoy the great outdoors with a variety of things to do. Trails are great for hiking or biking (bikes available to rent). Whitewater rafting,kayaking and paddle boarding is always good for refreshing in the heat laughs for the whole crowd. Picnic areas are available for eating and relaxing between activities. Zip lines, adventure course, canopy tour and... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The White Water Center is a great activity for most people. If you do not want to participate in adventure activities, it is probably not for you, but the activities are fairly tame with some level of risk and lots of thrills. The restaurant is very good and very popular. My first zip line was here and I was petrified... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The US National Whitewater Center is awesome for outdoor adventure with more activities than you can even do in a day! It's also a great place for just hanging out with friends. The food is very good and it's a great place to be outside watching the people,especially the rafters and enjoying the frequently free live music.

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Fort Mill, SC
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a phenomenal facility that offers something for everyone. The whitewater rafting is great and fun for the whole family. There are other things to do like a climbing wall, biking and hiking. This is a must if you are visiting in NC or the Charlotte/Asheville area. I have also utilized this facility to offer team building opportunities to... More

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