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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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Ranked #2 of 61 Attractions in Charlotte
Type: Sports Complexes, Sights & Landmarks
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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Type: Sports Complexes, Sights & Landmarks
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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Lumberton, North Carolina, Usa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This place is awesome! Yo can plan to spend an entire weekend there. Has the white water rafting area, which is amazing but also has mountain bike trails (actually very good ones), adventure courses, Zip-lines, rock climbing. The restaurant and outdoor sitting area is nice. You can bring your pets too!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Visited on a company function. Had a great time rafting, zip lining and having canoe battles on the river. Friendly and helpful staff. Many more activities available. Check it out!

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Richfield, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Great family entertainment - you can do a zipline, climb a rock wall, stand up paddleboarding, a ropes course and more. We loved the ropes course -it was not too short but gave us a challenge while providing safety. If I lived closer, I would absolutely get the season pass.

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Lake Norman, North Carolina
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4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Took my girls 11 and 15 there for zip lining at the end of December 2014. Was a wet day very drerry and well....wet. But a good day to go as there were NO people. Like NO ONE!!! 44$ per person is a bit steep to zipline IN MY OPINION but i must say it IS FUN. I do suggest... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

invest in a season pass, it's the most logical purchase to make. once you start going you'll want to play all the time. great form of exercise and great for the family.

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Gastonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Took my son there when he came to town for a visit. The tow of us had a great time rafting. Went through the course multiple times. He did the rock climbing and then we both went on the zipline. Had a great time.

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Sumter, SC
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We had a great day doing things that were completely out of our comfort zone and loved every minute of it. There were really big crowds that took away some of the fun but didn't ruin the day. For the money you pay, you get a day of fun and adventure. Can't wait to go back.

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Lynchburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We had to much fun on a one day pass that if I lived closer I would have bought a season pass. We did the whitewater rafting, zip lines, and paddle boarding. I highly recommend not paying for the locker, sometimes it was nice to just walk to our car and get a nice cold beverage that we had brought... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We decided to try it off season on a Monday. We basically had the place to ourselves. We wanted to try the land activities and had a great time. You really learn how far you can go here. Because they were so slow we had our own guides to show us around. All of the staff were very friendly and... More 

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This place sounds super awesome if you're into outdoorsy, active stuff. They have whitewater rafting in the warmer months, lots of ropes courses, a mega zipline, hiking and biking trails, etc. Maybe we just went on the wrong day. It was 2 days after Christmas, we were visiting family and wanted to do something fun. We purchased the $40 unlimited... More 

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