Charlotte is a city known for NASCAR and its quality universities, yet those who live in the city know that it offers so much more to see and do. If you are visiting Charlotte soon, head to Uptown to enjoy these top eight attractions.
1. Discovery Place
If you have kids, or are a kid at heart, Discovery Place is a must. This hands-on science museum features exhibits that get the entire family interacting with science. Don’t forget to spend some time in the recreated rainforest or underwater world aquarium.
2. Freedom Park
Stunning flowers, a beautiful lake with fountain and hiking trails that take you into the woods, as well as a handful of playgrounds, all wait to be explored in Charlotte’s Freedom Park. This is one of the premier parks in Charlotte, and well worth a visit!
3. Billy Graham Library
Billy Graham has had an influence on American religious history, and his legacy is celebrated at the Billy Graham Library. See his life lived out before you through movie documentaries, slideshows and artifacts, and learn more about how he impacted not just Charlotte, but also the world, with his message of hope and purpose.
4. NASCAR Hall of Fame
A trip to Charlotte is not complete without taking in some NASCAR history, and the NASCAR Hall of Fame is waiting for you to explore. Learn about the history of racing, some of the legends of the track and some of the historic automobiles that once took to the NASCAR track.
5. Bank of America Stadium
See the Panthers play at Bank of America Stadium, one of the highlights of Uptown Charlotte. If you are visiting during football season, make sure to get your tickets early while they are available, because football fanatics are abundant in Charlotte.
6. US National Whitewater Center
Get your adrenaline pumping at the US National Whitewater Center, which offers visitors the chance to enjoy whitewater rafting as well as other outdoor recreation, such as rope climbing, mountain biking, zip lining and paddle-boarding. Programs are available for people of all ability levels.
7. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
If your tastes are more refined, head to the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center to see a Broadway show in all of its glory. You can also enjoy symphony orchestra concerts at this performance venue.
8. Mint Museum Uptown
The Mint Museum Uptown houses an impressive collection of art from around the world. See everything form wooden sculptures to an antique pin collection when you tour the five stories of artwork on display at this Uptown treasure.
Whether you are touring an art museum or watching a NASCAR race, a visit to Charlotte is never boring. Make your plans now to enjoy these top Uptown attractions on your next visit.
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