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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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Fun in the Sun!

My husband and I have never been to the Whitewater Center until this pass Saturday. I will say, it was more than I expected. I'm not an outdoor person, but my husband is. Even for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Matthews, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I have never been to the Whitewater Center until this pass Saturday. I will say, it was more than I expected. I'm not an outdoor person, but my husband is. Even for me along with the hot sun, I had a ball! We made reservations for the rafting at 9:00am. We were a few minutes late due... More 

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Hawley, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We were able to do the family whitewater rafting experience with our kids, ages 12 and 10. They were super excited. The safety talk freaked them out a bit (not that we didn't understand how incredibly important and helpful that was). The guide was awesome and helped put our 10 year old at ease when he saw how afraid he... More 

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Crown Point, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The whitewater rafting was a blast! Definitely bring another pair of shoes and clothes for changing afterwards because you will get soaked. For thrill-seekers there is plenty to do-rock climbing, zip lining, mountain biking, obstacle courses, etc. Make sure to start early because you can easily spend all day here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We went for whitewater rafting, and explored other activities. Abby is a great whitewater guide and safety was stressed. We tried the obstacle courses and didn't allow enough time to do much more than the rafting. I would like to see water fountains or stations for filling water bottles more available as the heat made for a need to increase... More 

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Statesville, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We live nearby, and forget what a great place this is. The center has grown so much since it was first built with so many more activities. We recommend getting there when the center opens. first zipline. Then do the ropes courses on Hawk Island. Do the easy course first, if you're adventurous, part of the easy course has the... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Came to Charlotte for a little reunion with high school girlfriends. A whitewater rafting trip was our first day out -- amazing! It pays to reserve ahead ($5 fee) and the guides are awesome -- no matter what your comfort zone on the man made rapids. Make sure to tip! Also there is plenty to do for non water peeps... More 

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Delavan, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

My granddaughter chose spending the day here with friends as her graduation present from me. We had a great time. When I first learned about the place a few years ago I thought it rather expensive, and it isn't cheap. It costs as much as the higher priced amusement parks. But after spending the day here, I would say it... More 

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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

We attended with a youth group and the price of the all sport pass is a great deal. It includes ropes course, ziplines, flatwater boats, whitewater rafting and mountain bike trails. I highly recommend paying the extra $5 per person for a whitewater raft reservation - even though the fee is a complete rip. You are not allowed to bring... More 

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Davidson, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

This place offers a full day to explore different action sports all in one location! The rafting is great, but it obviously does't compare to a real whitewater experience. The neat thing is that there are two courses - one with class I and II rapids and one with class III and IV rapids. The rafting is definitely not too... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

First off: try to visit during a weekday if you want to avoid lines and more crowded conditions. Now to the review part --- I've been coming here since it opened back in the day. It just keeps getting better. Of course you can just whitewater raft (it IS a whitewater center after all), but there is so much more... More 

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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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