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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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Activities: Rock climbing, White-water rafting, Biking, Hiking
Description: 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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Amazing value, great vibe

We traveled with our risk-weary 5 year old, meeting up with friends with an 10 year old. It was Mem Day weekend so we went in with no expectations. Our 5 year old only wanted... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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15 reviews 15 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We traveled with our risk-weary 5 year old, meeting up with friends with an 10 year old. It was Mem Day weekend so we went in with no expectations. Our 5 year old only wanted to do one thing, the flat water kayaks. It was perfect. We were out for an hour but still had 30 minutes to go if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Highly recommend for family and friends! Show early to fit in all activities and wear closed toed water shoes. They even have concerts, so bring your lawns chairs and blankets!!!

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The facility is great! Lots of stuff to do...... BUT..... the restaurant/ food manager has his/her work cut out for them! The remote 'biergarten' was a HUGE disappointment. My wife and I wanted a hotdog.... 'we're sold out of hotdogs'.... not sorry, no explanation... just out! Bordering on rude. so I asked for a beer..... response.... that beer just tapped... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Such a great place. We went during a long weekend and were pleasantly surprised at the lines. We had kids from ages of 5-11 and they all found something to do and have fun. Nice change from your typical amusement park.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

The facility is great, but the food is overpriced and the staff is very rude. The activies themselves are very fun, with a lot to do. If you are going make sure to eat before, and get there early. After noon it is very hard to get a kayak. Jay the man who does the Flatwater talk was incredibly rude.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We spent the entire day here-two families- five kids and grandma. Awesome. We kayaked and did the ropes and zip lines, obstacle course and even letterboxed on the property- oh and mountain biked. The kids were exhausted and loved it. They were even getting ready for a concert when we left.We kayak up north but this was a tremendous site... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

There area SO MANY things to do, rock climbing, kayaking, rope bridge crossing, strength testing trails, white water rafting, hiking, zip lining, etc., it's hard to begin! The price is right, since there is no entrance charge if all you are going there for is to hike and observe and go to the great River View Restaurant there. The only... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I have visited the WWC dozens of times in the past few years. My favorite thing to do it to explore the hiking trails. They have a good variety and you can put together a long easy hike, or a few short more difficult ones. The kayaking is also a lot of fun, and I would definitely try the brew... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

While we have never taken advantage of rafting, our family has been several times for the ropes courses, biking trails and summer camps for the kids. Always a great experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My husband and I love going to the WC. There's always a ton of things to do. We personally enjoy riding our mountain bikes, the trails are great. They have an easy loop, an intermediate, and advanced. You can also rent bikes and helmets there. They have a climbing wall, of course rafting, zip line, and much more! A lot... More 

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