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Address: 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28214-8543
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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Awesome and knowledgeable staff!

We had a really great time here! The only reason I didn't give five stars is that everything was down for lightening in the area for half the time we were visiting (it was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a really great time here! The only reason I didn't give five stars is that everything was down for lightening in the area for half the time we were visiting (it was literally hours, but we stuck it out). I appreciated that they were keeping us safe though. We only got to do rock climbing, zip lining, and... More 

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

A great locator just minutes from downtown Charlotte. Fund activities including white water rafting, rock climbing, rope rides, and nature trails

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Avon, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First, I must confess I am NOT an outdoor adventurer. We were visiting family in Charlotte, and they wanted to show us this place as something to do for an afternoon. It was a very hot day. I gotta admit... I was overwhelmed by how cool this place is. Just as an observer, it was fun to see people kayaking... More 

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chillicothe, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did the figure 8 corse two zip lines and a infinity of bridges in the trees. My wife thought it would be fun to to make me and my fa friend go through this corse it is not for us couch potatoes . I think we both had multiple times we passed out and almost died .lol. But for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The USNWC was a very pleasant discovery for our family - we became regular visitors to Charlotte and were eager to find options for all ages - from walking trails, dog friendly areas and even several restaurant options with a great selection of microbrews, thiswas perfect.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Every time I visit I wonder, why don't I come more often. This place is honestly lacking nothing. Go for the sports stay for the music! The River Jam is always awesome. If you live in the Charlotte area, there is no better day of out door adventure so close to home. you won't be sorry!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been going since 2006. If you love the outdoors then this will be your Mecca. My son & daughter have been members since they reached 45 lbs. No where can you throw a whitewater kayak into a class 2, 3, or 4; Paddle for an hour; then put it right back on your car. I can kayak after... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My kids ages 7 & 11 just wanted to do some lazy kayaking during our visit to the area and once we arrived saw they offered so many other things to do like white water rafting, zip lining, rock climbing - most impressive facility!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great evening watching rafts, listening to various life bands and wat ch ing spectacular fireworks. The rafting area was very busy, looked like a long wait, but we were not there for the water activities. Easy parking and fairly clean facilities considering the amount of visitors.

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I was surprised by the vertical climbs/decents and technical single tracks available. The $15 rental bikes can save you from lugging your own or if you are visiting from out of town. Single gear bikes making those climbs more challenging. After a hard ride, rent the paddle board to cruise and splash about on/in the Catawba River. Great family outing.

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