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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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I love the versatility of this place. Exercise at any level, concerts from every genre and very friendly staff.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 February 2015
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charlotte
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015 via mobile

I love the versatility of this place. Exercise at any level, concerts from every genre and very friendly staff.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

My husband is a member, goes kayaking each year so uses our pass all season. the WWC is great for families or anyone that enjoys being outside! they have concerts starting in March, running through October, and plenty of activities - both water sports and land. Or if you just want to eat and drink you can do that too... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015 via mobile

This is an amazing place for Charlotte to have. Very diverse and great. While family fun. Get out and get active.

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Thank Wayne O
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

Good place to hike around attend events (Spartan Race, Festivals) and do some whitewater and zip line activities.

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Thank Tom M
Charlotte, North Carolina
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9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

Great place for a fun hike, biking, obstacle course, ziplining, and of course, whitewater rafting. The restaurant is good and everything inside and out is well run. Lots to do for kids of most ages, but not a lot for children under 6 or 7 (hence, the 4 stars versus 5). There are some cool rocks the little ones enjoy... More 

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015 via mobile

Lots to do for active family. Climbing, rapids, paddling, plus nice restaurant with outdoor seating and views of whitewater to watch

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

Cant think of what to do with visiting relatives or friends. Its easy to kill a day here with tons of activities, picture taking opps and end all that exercise with great local craft beer.

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Charlotte, NC
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015 via mobile

We had a work team offsite at the Whitewater Center. It was great. Everyone found something that they liked to do even if was just watching their teammates shoot the Rapids.

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Charlotte
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

The zip line rock climbing and rafting are awesome! Lines can get long for Zip line though. Rafting is fun. They have family rafting and Adventure rafting. Both are fun. I have a younger child who is 4. They really have nothing for him there but that may be just the nature of the place. I love it and can't... More 

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Charlotte
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015 via mobile

If you enjoy or are eager to try white water rafting, this is definitely the place for you. If you prefer to be an observer you can do so from a great and large patio area. The on site restaurant serves good food at reasonable prices. It's an excellent choice for a group outing,

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