Area Information

Charlotte-Skyline

There’s a lot to do and see in the Charlotte area. The following is a listing of local attractions and services.

Museums

  • Charlotte Museum of History
  • Discovery Place(Hands-on Science Museum)
  • Mint Museum of Art
  • Light Factory
  • Levine Museum of the New South
  • Charlotte Nature Museum
  • Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

Historic Landmarks

  • Hezikiah Alexander House
  • Latta Plantation
  • Birthplace of President James K. Polk

Sports

  • Charlotte Bobcats (Time Warner Cable Arena – Uptown Charlotte)
  • Carolina Panthers (Bank of America Stadium – Uptown Charlotte)
  • Bojangles Coliseum
  • Charlotte Motor Speedway (NASCAR) is a short drive away in Concord, NC
  • Knights Stadium (home of Charlotte Knights) is close by in Fort Mill, SC

Adventure Related

  • White Water – US National Whitewater Center
  • Boating – Lake Norman, Lake Wylie
  • Fishing – Lake Norman, Lake Wylie
  • Golf – Sunset Hills Golf Course, Highland Creek Golf Club, Quail Hollow Golf Club, Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation
  • Amusement Park – Carrowinds
  • Horseback Riding – Latta Plantation Equestrian Center

Parks and Nature

  • Carolina Raptor Center
  • McDowell Nature Center & Preserve

Amusement Park

  • Carowinds

Arts

  • Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
  • Ovens Auditorium
  • Spirit Square Concerts in the Park
  • Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Shopping

  • Phillips Place
  • South Park Mall
  • Carolina Place Mall
  • Northlake Mall
  • Concord Mills
  • Specialty Shops on the Park

Educational Facilities

  • University of NC – Charlotte
  • Central Piedmont Community College
  • Johnson & Wales University
  • Queens University
  • John C. Smith University
  • King’s College
  • Carolina’s College of Health Sciences

Medical Centers / Hospitals

  • Carolina’s Medical Center
  • Presbyterian Hospital

Expositions & Conventions

  • Metrolina Expo & Fairground
  • Charlotte Convention Center
  • Charlotte Merchandise Mart

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