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“Loads of fun!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of US National Whitewater Center

US National Whitewater Center
5000 Whitewater Center Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28214
+1 704-391-3900
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Ranked #5 of 70 Activities in Charlotte
Type: Sports Complexes, Sports
Activities: Rock climbing, White-water rafting, Biking, Hiking
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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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“Loads of fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2008

During our stay in Charlotte, we went whitewater rafting here and it was a great time! The tour guides are very friendly and make it a fun time for all. They are well trained and know how to control the raft...not once did we feel unsafe. The whole time in the rapids, we felt as safe as one could be. Beforehand, they inform everyone of safety and what to do if you fall out. The rafting itself was fun fun fun! They take pictures while you are rafting and they post them on their website immediately. The price was under $50 per person...which we thought was a good deal. I would advise spending a day here if you are visting Charlotte.

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“World Class Fun!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2008

This facility is absolutely magnificent! It truly is adult playland! I went on a two hour whitewater raft trip on my 53rd birthday and haven't had that much fun in years! The guides are terrific, the facility is fabulous, and the price is fair. If whitewater isn't your thing, there are climbing walls, biking trails, hikiing trails, camping facilities and kayak runs. The restaurant was great, the bathhouse clean, and an abundance of seating around the course made just watching fun! If you're in Charlotte in the summer, this is a MUST-visit!

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“First time Visit to Charlotte - include some whitewater rafting!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2007

If traveling through the Charlotte area, consider visiting and taking in some whitewater rafting. This was great for novices like us, learned a lot, and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Note that the rock climbing looked pretty good as well (not for us…). Friendly staff who focused on ensuring we had several great rides.

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