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“Love the mountain bike trails”

U.S. National Whitewater Center
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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 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.
Charlotte, NC
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Love the mountain bike trails”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

There is so much to do at USNWC that you could easily spend an entire day there. The raft guides are really a lot of fun. We went on several trips down both sets of rapids, both forwards and backwards, so we got to experience different levels of difficulty. As a local, I come at least a dozen times a year just to bike. I bring my own bike and ride the trails for free. The trails are great for anyone from novice to experienced mountain biker.

Visited October 2012
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Absolute best thing to do in Charlotte.”
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.

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Redmond, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Not just rafting...”
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!

Visited July 2012
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
183 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Have a blast - lots of fun in and out of the water”
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.

Visited November 2012
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lots of stuff to do”
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.

Visited August 2012
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