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U.S. National Whitewater Center

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5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28214-8543
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Love this place!!

This was our second trip and first for some friends we took with us!!! I love it because the kids... read more

Reviewed March 23, 2016
happy10yr
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Great Hike!!!

Took the pup for a great hike.. Loved all the mountain bikes coming by ... Tons of dogs! Great... read more

Reviewed March 22, 2016
Sandi G
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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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“zip lining” (237 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"
in 237 reviews
"white water rafting"
in 193 reviews
"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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"water shoes"
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Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

This was our second trip and first for some friends we took with us!!! I love it because the kids only have to weigh 45lbs to do most of the activities. Awesome place to have fun outdoors you can spend the whole day there doing...More

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Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

Took the pup for a great hike.. Loved all the mountain bikes coming by ... Tons of dogs! Great place to hang out and have lunch with an ice cold beer. Wish it didn't cost $5 to park.. But definitely understand and willing to pay!!

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Reviewed March 20, 2016

Time to put work aside, computers, phones, etc., and enjoy being outside! My dad bought a day pass for me and we went during a weekday when it wasn't very crowded. Once we learned the guest protocol and put on our gear, we were ready...More

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Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

This was my 2nd visit and this place if great! If you ever want to go white water riding this is the place to do it in a safe setting, they also a ton of other outdoor activities you can do.

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Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

Two of my close friends and I love being outdoors. We had gone to the Whitewater center for my birthday. This was the first time I had been to the Whitewater center and loved it. They have so many things to offer. Rafting, zip lining,...More

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Reviewed March 16, 2016

We had our 10 year old niece and nephew visiting. Spend the day at the whitewater center they loved it.

Thank Grace M
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Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to spend any weekend, but they pull all the stops for the 4th of July. With tons of outdoor activities, amazing places to eat or grab a drink, live music, and an end of the night fireworks spectacular, I highly...More

Thank Danay N
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Reviewed March 15, 2016

It's a playground for everyone 12 and over. The running races on the trails are a blast, the music on Thursdays and Saturdays is always interesting. The mountain biking is as difficult or as easy as you need it to be. We've even gone fishing...More

Thank Ron Z
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Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Love the white water center. Weather you want to go for an exciting rafting adventure or chill on the river on a paddle board. Ziplines rope courses... Great food and great selection of local beers. Bring your dog and a chair, sit by the river...More

Thank Jack D
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Reviewed March 15, 2016

Great variety of activities; from ropes courses for beginners to whitewater practice for the experienced, to hiking trails, to fun water adventures for the kids, to sitting eating and drinking for those who just like being outside. Just a fun place to be and they...More

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It is not required to be a strong swimmer, and all rafters are required to wear a PFD and helmet. That said, if you fall out of the raft, which is possible, and sometimes likely, it would behoove the participant to know the... More
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I believe sneakers are best but when wearing a sandal they want to be sure it has some type of back to it like a Teva sandal. I rock climbed over the pool with sneakers which was semi-uncomfortable but all I had. I would... More
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