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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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It is a great place to enjoy the outdoors and get wet

It is a great place to take the family and friends. There are so many things to do and so much to enjoy. Plan on spending the full day to do all the things that are available. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It is a great place to take the family and friends. There are so many things to do and so much to enjoy. Plan on spending the full day to do all the things that are available. The employees are all great to work with and very helpful. JackinConcord

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Our family has visited the center many times and each time gets better & better! The whitewater rafting will absolutely scare you & delight you at the same time. Food & drink was so much better than we expected as well. Biking, rafting, zip line ....lots & lots of choices!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

One of the few "amusement" type parks were almost everyone participating is in good shape. I primarily run the river but the high wires, zip lines, mountain bike trails, jump tower, climbing wall and flat water boating gives you more than a full day of things to do. The river gives you the "pushyness" of class 3 and 4 rapids... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is not a true whitewater experience, but you also don't have to worry about the river running low and slow. These folks have a great facility and work hard to continually improve the experience. Great fun for newbies and families.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I used to White Water Raft on a regular basis -- I thought this would be boring. I was actually really fun!!! I can't wait to go back and do more activities. Hint, go early, there is so much to do!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I'm lucky enough to live close to the WWC, and have been several times with my young (6,8) children. Kids at least 45 lbs can do high ropes, zip lines, and flat water kayaking (with an adult in the boat). At 8 they can mountain bike and raft, which is fun for everyone and offered at several levels, depending on... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We made our second visit here bringing relatives from Texas. And yes, they admitted there was no place in Texas like this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Recently my 12 year old daughter, her friend, myself and another mom went to this facility. Their was a lot to do all day for a reasonable price. We took the family white water rafting trip and had a blast. Our guide, 'Bojangles', was entertaining and knowledgable. We had two twelve year old girls in our raft, two moms around... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This is the place I bring any out of town guest- not only because I am going there anyway, but because it is such a desirable spot for an outdoorsy person! Eric C. and Fergus, -These people are just a few of the people that make the whitewater center such a blast. the rafting guides are phenomenal, the bike trails... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Including MONSTER long lines!! 2 recommendations...1) if you can avoid it do not go on a weekend (still worth it if that is your only option) 2) if you are going to do the high ropes courses I HIGHLY recommend sturdy shoes ...I bought a $9 pair of closed toed shoes at CVS and the Steele wire you walk on... More 

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Address: Address: 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28214
Phone Number: +1 704-391-3900
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte

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