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U.S. National Whitewater Center
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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28214-8543
+1 704-391-3900
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrive at noon, the cost the same as for the day. In order to be allowed to use the biggest ride the Hawk Jump, is necessary to pay for the day ticket. Some of the attractions were closed, but the ticket cost was the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank fabioccl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We paid $6 for parking and that was it for a family trip with our 4 year old. There was a lot to see for free including two live bands. Our son was amazed at the zip liners overhead and the rock wall climb. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank cooleylicious
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to bring a dog, family, kids or whomever. Lots of different events going on throughout the year. Big water is an awesome experience. Yearly pass can be expensive.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank kdelvalle10
Reviewed 6 November 2018

This is our favorite place to take out of town visitors. We checked it out when we first moved to the area and absolutely love the place. White water rafting, ropes courses, kayaking, hiking, biking and zip lines! Something for everyone. Plus dining and entertainment.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank cak192017
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

This property exceeded our expectations. We had no idea how expansive this center is. It isn’t far off the highway, yet it feels like it is tucked away. There are walking/running trails, rapids, ropes courses, zip lining, mountain bike trails, live music, etc. You can...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank carey623
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

The Whitewater Center is one of the best things going in Charlotte! Everything about it is good: the whitewater rafting, kayaking, paddle boarding, climbing walls, biking & running trails, & zip lining. On summer and fall weekends, there’s free music of various genres in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Glozelle
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

This is your destination for any outdoor adventure. Or a great place to enjoy a meal or have a craft beer if that is your sense of adventure. At $6 per car, you can walk or bike the property super cheap. businesses use the facility...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Martin R
Reviewed 22 October 2018

About the best place I have ever been. I’m a little older now but still enjoy all the outdoor activity this place has to offer. The white water rafting, free outdoor concerts and festivals, and the food is just tremendous! Every person that couch surfed...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank slawlhorne
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

I’ve only this year been introduced to the whitewater national park. It’s terrific! From just walking around, to rafting fun, and good good with a lovely view - this is a surprisingly fun place for couples (and not just young couples!).

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Effin L
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

WWC has a wide array of activities and programming! If you are planning meetings and need a unique conference space or teambuilding, to running one of the trail races, to the dinners for two kayak tours - this is a must check out for the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Karen Landis P
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17 October 2018|
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Response from 995jeffreyl | Reviewed this property |
This time of year the rapids aren’t usually on very much during the week. Depending on the day and what not it could close around 7-8 during the week. Trails are open dusk till dawn all of the other features vary each day
Susan C
19 July 2018|
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Response from Julie B | Reviewed this property |
If you go on a summer weekend, I would recommend getting a time set to WW raft before you go.
Joanne L
7 July 2018|
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Response from matthewsuarez22 | Reviewed this property |
To drive in you'll need to pay a $6 parking fee. From there, you can roam around for free, check out the biking/running trails, look at the water, rock climbing, ropes courses, etc. There is a small restaurant with a pretty... More