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U.S. National Whitewater Center

5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28214-8543
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River Jam

I recently attended River Jam at the NWWC in Charlotte NC. My friends and I had a great time and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
DeannaBr
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Charlotte, Michigan
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Fun packed

It was a very warm day and lots of people where out to enjoy the water. Came late so did not get... read more

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nmral20
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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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 1,300 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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  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rock climbing” (235 reviews)
“zip lining” (239 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28214-8543
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"rock climbing"
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"zip lining"
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"white water rafting"
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"ropes courses"
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"mountain biking"
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"paddle boarding"
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"catawba river"
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"high ropes"
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"canopy tour"
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"river jam"
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"rafting trip"
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"raft guide"
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"outdoor fun"
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"obstacle course"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I recently attended River Jam at the NWWC in Charlotte NC. My friends and I had a great time and the band Big Sam’s Funky Nation was awesome! They are from New Orleans and play a variety of music from funk and rock to jazz...More

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Reviewed yesterday

It was a very warm day and lots of people where out to enjoy the water. Came late so did not get to hear the concert but that is always a nice touch. The trails are excellent

Thank nmral20
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Reviewed yesterday

We had an excellent time at the WWC. We booked an early family raft and enjoyed ourselves. The guides will take you through a fairly mild ride if you want, then make it more challenging, if you want to be more aggressive, I’m sure they...More

Thank Julie B
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We ended up just doing the adventure rafting due to time, but WOW! I could not believe all the activities that were included in the pass! They have not not only rafting, but zipline, trails for bikes, climbing walls, and so many more activities! The...More

Thank jlt110719
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A totally fabulous place to while away a few hours. Exhilarating raft rides, zip wires, canopy walks, bike tracks and walking trails ensure something for all the family.

Thank Phil223
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Such a cool place to spend the day. Tons of activities to do! Went white water rafting which was fantastic. So much to do that it never seems crowded at all. I'll definitely be coming back to do it again. If you have the chance...More

Thank Taylor V
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is an outdoor activity lover's paradise! You name it, they have it! White water rafting, zip lining, rock climbing, kayaking, standup paddle boarding, hiking, biking, trailing, etc. I didn't think that White water rafting would be any good as it is man made,...More

Thank Sajjad K
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Came out to check the place out to see how much it had changed in the 10 years since my last visit. The activities have greatly increased, which is great to see, but some things were disappointing at the same time. They are missing out...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

My friend and I decided while we were in Charlotte to go check this place out. Now I am an active person, but not super fit to say the least. We had a blast. Did the Adventure whitewater rafting and the zip lines. We bought...More

Thank CEpting
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome experience all around! Great rafting, beautiful river canoeing, fun rock climbing and challenging and fun rope courses. Great for families with kids 8+ and especially with teens. Food was delicious and fresh, easy to store bins are only $10 so bring what you need....More

Thank Jamsmom3
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cflynn10
June 23, 2018|
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Response from matthewsuarez22 | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend getting the day pass, this will allow you to do as many activities as you want to on that day. I'd recommend getting there early in the morning, around 9am or so, and then take your time with the activities... More
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Elisa H
June 14, 2018|
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Response from matthewsuarez22 | Reviewed this property |
Between the safety lesson/demonstration and the rafting, you'll need about 2-2.5 hours. They don't provide any wetsuits, only oars, helmets, and personal flotation devices. There are plenty of locker rooms around, so you can... More
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Heather J
December 4, 2017|
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Response from Bree P | Reviewed this property |
No lodging, but there is lodging beer by.
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