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U.S. National Whitewater Center

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Address: 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28214
Phone Number: +1 704-391-3900
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The U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC) is dedicated to the promotion...

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 700 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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Summer Day at Whitewater

Plenty of parking. Lots of activities on offer for all age groups. Some of our group did the zip line. They said it was fun, but a long walk to go get equipment then walk back to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Tuffley47
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Charlotte, North Carolina

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Plenty of parking. Lots of activities on offer for all age groups. Some of our group did the zip line. They said it was fun, but a long walk to go get equipment then walk back to the start of the zip line. I watched the rafts and kayaks go down the whitewater course. That was great fun. Food was... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place has it all! Food, beer, live music, and outdoor activities. If you're interested in setting up a fun date, or having quality time with your family (dogs included) this is the place for you!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for family or couples. A lot of activities, a decent price considering all activities are included for the whole day. All levels of experience from beginner to expert. Restaurant on site, but no food allowed inside, or in the parking lot. They go so far as monitoring the parking lot for families trying to picnic or eating in... More 

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Etna, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in the area for a week on business and wanted to zip line. This was the closest place to zip line and was open all week, not just on the weekend. We called to see if we could arrange the tour for 3 pm instead of noon, which was the only time offered online. The lady on the... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gotta do the white water rafting and zip line. We had people in our group ranging from early 20s to 60ish. The guides are awesome and very knowledgeable. My family loves this place! Give it a try.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the USNWC with a large work group of 20 employees. We had a great time learning to raft but an even better time with all of the other activities available. There's something for everyone. I'd go back with friends, family, or work.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love the great outdoors, but when we can't travel far off to the mountains we drive 20 minutes away to the US National Whitewater Center for mountain biking, hiking, zip line, ropes courses, water sports, great food and beer too! We have 2 boys ages 7 and 9 and they love all the activities, including the rock wall. Fun... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We go several times a year to enjoy the bands, food, and beer. We have gone just as a couple and also with are kids. Either way we have a great time. It's a nice, clean environment. In the past we have ziplined, rock climbed, and rafted. All were top notch.

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Waxhaw, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first time at the US National Whitewater Center. Tons of different activities both in and out of the water. Live music. Great place to people watch for those that are not into the adventure activities.

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is awesome! We came here January 1st to explore Charlotte. We wanted to go white water rafting but realized there was no water in the man made river. I'm not sure how long it was closed down for but would definitely come back in the summer to check out again. We did the ropes course instead which was... More 

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