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“The River Runs Wild All Day Long”

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 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.
Reviewed November 26, 2013

I love living in Charlotte and being able to experience rapids that are typically hundreds of miles away. The day we were there for a corporate event they had a band. If you want some outside adventure and not drive all day - then this is a great choice.

Thank Stuart G
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Reviewed November 26, 2013 via mobile

This is a great place! Have been several times to Rick climb, bike, and rafting. Even novices can enjoy the activities! And the staff is great. Convenient to other Charlotte activities.

Thank Bailey0810
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

You can hike, mountian bike, trail run, SUP on the flat water, White water kayak and raft. The ropes courses or the best. Stay all day eat lunch at the Eddy and the go rock climbing.

Thank George R
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

I love this place: hiking, biking, zip-lining, climbing, kayaking on the river, and - of course - whitewater rafting. If for some reason you want to take a break, or are in a kick your feet up kind of mood but with a bunch of activity seekers, chill in the restaurant or by the whitewater and watch rafters go by, read, listen to music, whatever. I live in Charlotte and have been here at least 10 times since it opened.

Thank words2wings
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Luckily this venue is right in my backyard. We go at least once a week during the summer. Thursday nights can get very crowded due to bands playing.

Thank MechelleB252
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