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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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Great place to spend the day.

What a great place to experience. $54 gets you an all day pass. You can do as little or as much as you can handle. We started with the mega zip line which goes out over the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

What a great place to experience. $54 gets you an all day pass. You can do as little or as much as you can handle. We started with the mega zip line which goes out over the rafters. It is a long trek from the gate to get the gear and then to the platform but a thrilling ride over... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I had planned a day at the USNWC with the family. If I could redo it I would have planned for two days there to do all of the activities. The rafting guide was awesome and we had a great time. My kids were grossed out with the smell of the mountain bicycle helmets and when we return (hopefully next... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

My fiancee and I had a great time here. We purchased the All Sport Pass and it was worth every penny. It's been over 20 years since I had last gone whitewater rafting and she had never rafted, but our guide made it as easy as could be. The course is huge and safety was a top priority for the... More 

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Miramar Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We stopped by for the last few hours of a trip to Charlotte. Wish we had planned a day here! So many fun things to do: paddle boarding, rafting, kayaking, ropes course, hiking trails... The restaurant was actually pretty great too!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

My friend and I had a great time here, way more fun that we were expecting. I felt the price was quite reasonable. For $45 we spend all day paddle boarding, kayaking, zip-lining, rock climbing, doing ropes courses, and mountain biking. (If you want to do white water activities it's a little more.) More fun than an amusement park and... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

There were 5 of us....all novices....two women aged 55-60, one man aged 62 and two children aged 8 and 10. We LOVED it! It was work, but worth it. I loved the fact that it was man made and "controlled" in a sense. Our guide was wonderful, very patient. I would never do this on a river, but would do... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We went one time as a family. By the time it was over we could have afforded a weekend St the beach - and we only got two rides in before a thunder cloud caused the sirens to go off...no refunds...doubt we will go back any time soon.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We got season tickets and it's well worth it. It's a great place to enjoy the outdoors. It's great exercise, but you don't even feel like you are working out because it's so much fun! We were going to get mountain bikes, but realized we can just get season passes and use their bikes. Ropes courses are a blast and... More 

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Lake Mary, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

A man made course but that was good. The area is in a drought right now and this was the only place to have white water rafting. It was quite an adventure. They have two courses. We made it successfully through the first course twice. We got soaked but did not lose anyone. Can't say the same for the bigger... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Had a great time. Plenty of activities and nice staff. Food in conference area was good but they ran out. I will definitely bring my family there for the day.

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