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Address: 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28214
Phone Number: +1 704-391-3900
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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 place to hang out have a burger and a beer and watch some good live music.

We had never been here before, But our 20 something kids love it and so did we. The white water part was closed for an issue that made national news but that didnt stop us from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Coto de Caza, California

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Coto de Caza, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had never been here before, But our 20 something kids love it and so did we. The white water part was closed for an issue that made national news but that didnt stop us from having a great time. Fantastic local craft beer and good food while listening to a great live band play. I wish we had something... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

All around great spot and a one of a kind attraction. There are miles of bike trails (which are free) with $5 parking admission. It must be mentioned that the whitewater rafting river is closed and they haven't even guessed when it might open again. I've been coming for almost 10 years and it's gotten better every year. The beer... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been to the WWC several times over the years. I enjoyed wall-climbing, rafting, kayaking, zip-line and restaurant. I figured the water quality needed improvement, but it took a crisis to figure out the whole story. Nothing in life is risk-free.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have lived in Charlotte for five years now and it's still one my favorite destinations. The whitewater rafting is always fun but lately the high ropes courses have really got my attention. USNWC has continue to expand which makes each visit better and better. If you haven't been before, just go for a Friday night River jam and see... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It can be a little expensive but if you plan to spend a day there and participate in all the activities there is more than enough to do all day!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I live in Charlotte, and go to USNWC often since they opened. This is a great place to go for any outdoorsy person. You can bike in trails (your own bike or theirs), You can Kayak in the rapids (your own kayak or theirs) You Can SUP in Catawba river (your own or theirs) or just walk around and look... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My wife and I have three children, two 9 yo boys and one 12 yo daughter. Everyone enjoyed the sights and activities. Would recommend this to any family

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I had a membership here when living in the Charlotte area. One of the things were most looking forward to wben we move back in a few months. So much to do! Great place for singles, couples, and families as there is something for everyone.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took our grandkids and did the ropes course, whitewater rafting and the zip line courses. Everyone said it was the highlight of their trip to Charlotte.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I'm an outdoor person. This place is like a playground for me and everytime I go I don't want to leave. Sitting by the rushing water is so relaxing. The white water rafting is so much fun and the guides are awesome. I love the extensive zip lining they have as well as the climbing walls of all different levels... More 

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