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“Great for doing or watching” 5 of 5 stars
Review of U.S. National Whitewater Center

U.S. National Whitewater Center
5000 Whitewater Center Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28214
+1 704-391-3900
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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 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.
Charlottte NC
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“Great for doing or watching”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

An interesting place to sit out on the terrace and have lunch, take a walk, or raft and kayak! An unusual attraction for Charlotte...

Visited October 2013
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“Better to travel to a real river”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Rafting there can be fairly continuous, but the scenery never changes. I was put off a year or two back when the safety lecture included more than a few mentions of how the guides expected to be tipped. They do put on a safe program and you will have fun, but you will be on the clock and you cannot go without a guide. Check out the Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC) for a real outdoor experience in multiple locations, not too far away. I went to this 'national center' before they began charging for parking, and then they got real hungry and made you pay to park in a dusty and unorganized lot. Maybe they have it paved by now. I hate to pay for parking and then pay again just to get in.

Visited June 2013
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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“All day fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Incredible family fun!! Spent the whole day there and still had not done everything.Will be going back for sure.

Visited August 2013
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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“Unique adventure!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a one of a kind place good for all ages- you don't have to raft to have fun! We love to take our young children out to play on the rocks, enjoy the biking trails and some beers by the river!

Visited March 2014
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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“Quite Amazing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Some of the finest kayakers and rafters in the WORLD come here to train. It is better than I expected, and truly amazing fun.

Visited May 2013
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