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Address: 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28214-8543
Phone Number: +1 704-391-3900

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 outdoor venue

Great whitewater rafting and biking spot. They have good food and live music most weekends. This is a great family activity!!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Stallings, North Carolina
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Stallings, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great whitewater rafting and biking spot. They have good food and live music most weekends. This is a great family activity!!

Thank travelabroad123
Carmel, Indiana
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Paid for unlimited use and were only able to go on 3 ropes courses. Had a small child stuck on course for 45 minutes and nobody was helping. Need to have better regulations for height and weight of kids. Great facility but was poorly managed.

Thank Doug K
Charlotte, North Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit for events or just to unwind. Friendly staff and easy to get in and out. My only disappointment was trying to get a meal. Dog hair was every where. Noticed it first swirling in the air currents but dogs are allowed and that is okay. Problem was the hair settles every where. It was even sticking... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Whitewater center is fun, but not run well. The center was not busy, but we waited in long lines for the zip lines and ropes courses because they were very understaffed. What a disappointment to pay $45 for an unlimited pass and only be able to do a couple of things because there wasn't adequate staff on hand.

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Palm Coast
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing! They are adding something different every time we go. There are things for everyone to do. Great selection of local beer and the free concerts in the summer are fun and relaxing. The restaurant is OK...kind of pricey, but I haven't had a bad meal. Prices are high because that's the only full service restaurant there.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful outdoor facility that has at least 2 beer gardens, and GOOD tap beer selections / pales and IPAs to mention a few. Food is a bit pricey, but hey, look where you are! Great place to also just hang out and watch others try their hands at obstacle courses, overhead wire walking, white water rafting, zip lining. One thing... More 

Thank Germaine S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this center as part of a team buidling exercise for work. The team building activities were in the woods on the edge of the property and were easily accessible. After the outing, we were able to hang out in patio of the on site restuarant. The food was ok for the price. Also had the opportunity to ride one... More 

Thank David W
Charlotte, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is something to do for all ages (although adventuresome toddlers may get disappointed they are limited). We go to the center almost each time our family from out of town visits, and enjoy the center whatever the season. In the hot summer, we find the rafting and flat water activities great, the rest of the year we love the... More 

Thank Tish M
Weddington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always take out of town visitors here. Something for everyone. The food is good too. Enjoy a beer & watching people ride the rapids.

Thank Karen P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ran the 10k trail race at night this past weekend with a group of friends. Great setup and entertainment before and after the race. The course was good and well marked as long as you were paying attention.

Thank Joshua C

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