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U.S. National Whitewater Center

5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28214-8543
+1 704-391-3900
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Excellent place to get out doors and you can take your dog along

Excellent place to cool off in summer heat, get exercise, enjoy a meal and a drink, take along your... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Charlotte, North Carolina
Leisurely afternoon lunch and stroll

Wifey and I decided to take an afternoon off and visit this scenic wonder. Nature trails... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Charlotte, North Carolina
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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.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“rock climbing” (229 reviews)
“zip lining” (232 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28214-8543
+1 704-391-3900

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Reviewed yesterday

Excellent place to cool off in summer heat, get exercise, enjoy a meal and a drink, take along your furry friend. If you an Adrenalin rush, they have zip lining and rafting the rapids.

Thank T6119KGronc
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wifey and I decided to take an afternoon off and visit this scenic wonder. Nature trails, whitewater rapids, zip line rides, canoe & kyacking and just breathtaking views. Nice restaurant overlooking part of the park/river is where we had a light lunch. Just amazing.

Thank L5574YBgeorgel
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great place to hang out with your family on a warm summer night. The restaurant there has out door seating with great healthy meal choices and good craft beer selection. Dogs on a leash are welcome in the outdoor seating area. They have River Jam...More

Thank lisacZ5411KR
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Must do adventure: Whitewater Center Parking is only $5 and there is a ton of parking spots. The parking fee gets you in the door If you just want to check out the facilities or people watch. We've taken grandparents who just wanted to watch...More

Thank Beth C
Reviewed yesterday

If you like being outside and active, then this is the place. You've probably never been anywhere like this. What started as some land with some mountain bike trails has turned into a massive area with all kinds of activities - of course rafting and...More

Thank aaron28277
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Solo, with friends, or with your fur-friend - no two days are the same at the white water center. Walking trails are free after playing for parking. Enjoy a day full of adventure or just go for lunch Ana relax by the water.

Thank Veronica C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The WWC has become our go-to spot for family fun. We visit at least monthly and try to get to as many festivals as we can. My teenager kids love all the activities and just the general vibe. Plus we can bring our dog!

Thank Rebecca Y
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is Amazing!!! It can be scary when you fall out of raft, but we went a second time!!! The zip line course is beyond!!! Give yourself a whole day!!! It is worth every penny!!!

Thank DScharett
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went here to hike and kayak. The time here was so tranquil and relaxing. Whether you want to be by yourself or with family and friends, there is always plenty to do and with reasonable prices and good food.

Thank Alana J
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the coolest place ever. Awesome atmosphere. Huge area. So much to do. The food is great. Love going for the music.

Thank luvacationing
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Heather J
4 December 2017|
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Response from theforces | Reviewed this property |
No lodging options but there are nearby hotels and Charlotte is only ~ 15 min away. I don’t think there are camping options.
22 August 2017|
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Response from JenKacz456 | Reviewed this property |
It is not required to be a strong swimmer, and all rafters are required to wear a PFD and helmet. That said, if you fall out of the raft, which is possible, and sometimes likely, it would behoove the participant to know the... More
9 August 2017|
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Response from Limabu2011 | Reviewed this property |
I believe sneakers are best but when wearing a sandal they want to be sure it has some type of back to it like a Teva sandal. I rock climbed over the pool with sneakers which was semi-uncomfortable but all I had. I would... More