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U.S. National Whitewater Center

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
Owner description: The U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC) is dedicated to the promotion of the active, outdoor...
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Activities: Rock climbing, White-water rafting, Biking, Hiking
Owner description: 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 500 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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

The U.S. National White Water Center is a place where people of any age can find an outdoor activity. it is a premiere destination for kayakers to practice their white water skills. Whitewater rafting is also available. If water sports are not for you, you can sign up for the ropes course. Every person who climbs or traverses is closely... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The family really enjoyed the guided white water rafting. Strap down your sunglasses and hold on So you don't bounce out of the raft. Climbing wall, bike trails and outdoor activities.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Whitewater has a lot to offer for everyone who enjoys outdoor activities. You could spend a good part of the day there. There is a restaurant to get something to eat when you get hungry or thirsty. We have gone for the concerts on Thursday evenings which are free! There is nothing like being outside in the Carolina sun with... More 

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Charlotte NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It's a unique experience that you can enjoy even if you don't participate in the many activities offered. Food and drinks are good quality.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Whitewater rafting, kayaking, wall climbing and trail run/walk/bike. Caution: walkers use the same trails as the bikes! Blind corner = big collision for my group. Also kayaking on the Catawba Rover after a LONG hike to the landing. Pack light for this! The lift for kayaks and boats on whitewater is really cool! A bit pricey for family groups. Restaurant... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is the perfect place on a hot summer day to have a blast. The evenings bring in an exciting crowd of fun folks

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Gaston County NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Unless the price has gone up recently, you can pay $5 to park and enjoy a safe place to walk around and enjoy the scenery and view the activities at no cost. We've never actually paid to do any of the activities, but they look like fun. I know they have white water rafting and you can ride the zip... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We go here for hiking, paddle boarding, 5 k events. Festivals music and beer. And races. Great entertainment year around. Free admission other than parking. If your an outdoors person don't miss it. Thursday evening concerts in the summer.

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denver,nc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lots to do, great atmosphere,fun things to do for everyone....only drawback is lack of staff in restaurant..complaints galore, but it never changes. And they don't allow you to bring your own...duh!!!!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a great place to visit! Great outdoor activities such as zip line, climbing wall, rafting, hiking and biking. Nice restaurant and many special events. Highly recommend!

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