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Address: 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28214-8543
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+1 704-391-3900
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The U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC) is dedicated to the promotion...

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.

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First Rafting adventure and can't wait to do it again!

My 19 year old daughter and I had never been on a whitewater rafting trip. We decided to try the Adventure Rafting and we LOVED it. The other 6 people in our raft all had... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 July 2015
Dean326
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Johnston, Iowa

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Johnston, Iowa
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

My 19 year old daughter and I had never been on a whitewater rafting trip. We decided to try the Adventure Rafting and we LOVED it. The other 6 people in our raft all had experience, but we were able to handle our paddles and loved it. We had a great guide who took us through the type of water... More 

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Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

So many reviews have raved but few have given some parental tips. Quick disclaimer - I have four children ages 18, 15, 13 and 11. I hope these tips help: 1) Get here early. No kidding. You can get multiple whitewater trips, zip before your first trip and hit every ropes course before the end of the day. 2) Download... More 

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Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

Guys, I signed up for TripAdvisor for the sole reason of writing this review because it was beyond well deserved. Eric Condrey, one of the managers at the WWC is great. His knowledge and customer service tops the charts- Hands Down. The staff inside the office at the Kayak area were unreal and I could not have asked for a... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

Can't say enough good things about this place! It surpassed any and every expectation I had about a man made rafting center! Had a BLAST with an amazing staff. More to do than one could possibly get done in even a full day, so plan for a 2 day pass to see it all!

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Thank HHITriMike
Charlotte, North Carolina
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

There is a wide variety of activities for all ages. They frequently have live music events. Great place for the whole family as well as couples and singles. They are also pet friendly, pets must be kept on a leash.

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Milton, Georgia
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

This is definitely not a destination for the faint of heart! This was very challenging for everyone in our family of 4 ranging from 11-46 years old! We spent 2 days exploring all of the activities and that was plenty of time to do everything with a few food and beverage breaks in between. We went whitewater rafting both days... More 

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Troy, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

We were on our way to myrtle beach and stopped here on the way. I was with my husband and 5 teenage boys. They rock climbed, bungee jumped and white water rafted. It was so much fun. I would bring a picnic lunch next time.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

It is a great place to take the family and friends. There are so many things to do and so much to enjoy. Plan on spending the full day to do all the things that are available. The employees are all great to work with and very helpful. JackinConcord

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Our family has visited the center many times and each time gets better & better! The whitewater rafting will absolutely scare you & delight you at the same time. Food & drink was so much better than we expected as well. Biking, rafting, zip line ....lots & lots of choices!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

This is not a true whitewater experience, but you also don't have to worry about the river running low and slow. These folks have a great facility and work hard to continually improve the experience. Great fun for newbies and families.

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