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“Absolute best thing to do in Charlotte.”

U.S. National Whitewater Center
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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 1300 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.
Reviewed November 18, 2012

The National Whitewater Center is an absolute blast. A lot of how great your experience is will depend on your raft guide and, thankfully, we have yet to meet one that hasn't been spectacular. I've rafted the Snake River, Green River, Colorado River, etc and I think this is more fun (albeit, less scenic) than any of those. I think the best part is that there is no "dead water"--you're going from rapid to rapid. Definitely the best thing to do if you have a day in Charlotte.

Thank Schternli
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Reviewed November 17, 2012

...but plenty of other things to do here. Zipline is a major attraction. Also not a bad place to view the 4th of July fireworks!

Thank mohan59
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

Fun for the whole family - from 5 to 99. There are so many activities in and out of the water that anyone and everyone in your family can have a good time.

Thank MadMaxCMD
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

Been here a couple times and had a fun time in the water and zip lines. It was a fun day and wasn't too expensive. The people on the boat were real nice and our group had a lot of fun. I've gone back a few times and tried climbing the rock wall but ain't too good at that.

Thank RomeoRider
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

Live nearby but hadn't spent much time here. They have come a long way in adding fun stuff to do ... zipline was fun but short, wall climbing, kayaking and SUP, and (of course) rafting. Getting a season pass for 2013!

Thank Richard K
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