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ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center

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Address: 300 East Seventh St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone Number: (704) 416-4600
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Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Fun for younger child!

It was HOT and this grandmother does not function well in heat and humidity but a 3 year old cannot and should not stay cooped up because her grandmother sweats ungracefully. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Susan H
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Gastonia, North Carolina
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Gastonia, North Carolina
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was HOT and this grandmother does not function well in heat and humidity but a 3 year old cannot and should not stay cooped up because her grandmother sweats ungracefully. We rode the blue line train to the end of the line, walked less than half a block to ImaginOn. We had a ball! Yes, it's geared to somewhat... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Took kids to a magic show and to library so much fun to keep young brains moving and active during the summer fun time had by all

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Thank savedyu
Huntersville, North Carolina
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is such an amazing place! It's a children's library with fun, hands on exhibits and a theatre. I took my 18 month old to Mi Casa, a play specifically for kids 3 and under. She LOVED it! And so did I. I am glad, however, it was just the two of us. Her grandparents wanted to come and maybe... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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578 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 317 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We walked into ImaginOn not really knowing what we were in for. It's basically a library/museum/activity center for kids and there are tons of cool things for kids to do. Everything from reading, to an interactive play area with a space ship and under the sea type stations for the kids to play. Hope we can come again soon and... More 

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Thank jrobba
Dakar, Senegal
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kids all had a great time. They had computer games, Legos for my son, and books. So yes it was nice. The Tuesday special was not worth the time but maybe my kids just did't like it. Again free so tough to complain.

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Thank Joshua D
gambia
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25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I traveled to Charlotte with my grand kids ages 3,8 & 11. I took them to this place and they had soooooo much fun! I had fun watching them. This place is so enlightening for all ages. My three year old attended the story time and it was very interactive! We left there and caught up with the other two... More 

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Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time! My 3 and 6 year old kids loved this place! Very hands on and lots to see and do! Not your typical library! Plan on spending 2 or 3 hours! It's FREE!

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Thank Ilovealtoona
Charlotte, NC
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53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really nice place to take young children.It is not your typical library you don't have to worry about being very quiet especially if you take young kids, full of interactive things to do and for them to see, the story time was really engaging, there's train, car, time machine, and lots of imaginative play. There is limited... More 

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Thank Kattia47
Charlotte, North Carolina
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great FREE place to take the kids. It's like a library, but also has some fun game type things. Plenty of places to look at books and play.

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Thank ElisaLovesLife
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138 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

We came down to enjoy a day at the library and see the Mr. Potato Head exhibit. We parked in the library's garage which was free for the first 90 minutes and $2 per half hour after. The boys loved looking at the books, playing Legos, and roaming around the Mr. Potato Head exhibit. My kids were 6 and 3,... More 

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