Must-see & do Attractions in Charlotte
Charlotte is full of fun things to see and do, but if you don’t have time to do everything on your list, consider this list of must see attractions.
1. US National Whitewater Center: The U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC) is dedicated to the promotion of the active lifestyle. Since 2006, the USNWC has been promoting access to the outdoors for all levels of participants through its 30+ land and water-based activities, outdoor instruction and certification programs, festivals, races, films, and various outdoor events throughout the year. Whether you visit the Center’s 1,300 acres on the Catawba River or engage in the brand’s mission through one of our off-site initiatives, the USNWC empowers guests to play, relax, and learn outside.
2. Discovery Place: We inspire curious thinkers to discover the wonders of science, technology and nature.
Discovery Place is transforming the way science, technology and nature are explored to inspire invention, raise aspirations and seed a lifelong love of learning. Since our founding in 1946 as the first science education center in the Southeast, Discovery Place’s importance to our field and community continues to grow. We now fulfill our mission through three distinct Museum experiences, delivery of education and outreach programs and hands-on professional development training for pre K-12 teachers throughout the region.
3. Funny Bus: Join us as we Laugh and Learn about Charlotte.
This 90 minute tour departs from the 7th Street Public Market and takes you through some of Charlotte’s most interesting neighborhoods. Your tour guide will put a comedic spin on the sights and sounds of the Queen City as they highlight the history and architecture of the area. Halfway through the tour we stop for a short beverage and bathroom break.
4. Metalmorphosis – Giant Head: Metalmorphosis was conceived by Count Riprand Arco, Founder and Chairman of American Asset Corporation, when the Count set out to design a visually stunning focal point for AAC’s 200-acre office park development – Whitehall Corporate Center.
With it’s grand plaza, Whitehall Corporate Center presented an opportunity to create something monumental – a sculpture that would inspire both native Charlotteans and visitors alike.
Count Arco approached internationally renown Czech Sculptor, David Cerny. Cerny’s idea for a one-of-a-kind sculpture was conceived, crafted and executed from its original concept, a testament to his technical savvy and his talent as an artist. Cerny says, “I was thinking about doing something as a centerpiece. I knew I wanted to employ water from the beginning.” In addition to the water element, Cerny’s design also incorporates a complex infrastructure and choreographed movement on a magnificent scale, creating a beautiful synergy of form and function.
5. Feast Food Tours & Culinary Events: We are a culinary experience & food tour company connecting you to the best chefs, restaurateurs, farmers, and artisans behind Charlotte’s culinary scene via walking food tours, culinary events, and custom excursions. We believe that when we gather around the table, it’s about more than just great food and drink; it’s the stories we tell and the memories we make that turn a meal into an experience.
We’re looking forward to sharing our table with you through our Charlotte food tours and custom interactive events!
6. Freedom Park: Freedom Park is a 98-acre park in Charlotte, North Carolina. Located at 1900 East Boulevard, between Charlotte’s historic Dilworth and Myers Park neighborhoods, the park is centered on a 7-acre lake, and is about 3 miles from the heart of Charlotte’s downtown area.