Charlotte is one of the coolest cities on the east coast to visit, but why? Bustling entertainment, delicious food concepts, wonderful nightlife, and some of the most diverse museums in the world.

We have compiled a list of the coolest and best museums in Charlotte, perfect to see one of the famous art collections, historical exhibits, or mind-bending galleries! For more of the best things to do in Charlotte, 704Area is your go-to guide for all local fun.

Discovery Place Science

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301 N. Tryon Street, , Charlotte NC, 28202
A paradise of kid-friendly science exhibits and presentations. The museum's "Discovery Halls" are lined with seasonal attractions such as "Action! An Adventure...

Mint Museum of Art

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2730 Randolph Road , Charlotte NC, 28207
There are daily tours, lectures, art classes, and festivals that invite the public to come and enjoy the exhibitions. With such an extensive collection...

NASCAR Hall of Fame

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400 E. Martin Luther King Blvd , Charlotte NC, 28202
The newly opened NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte's Center City, is a 150,000-square-foot, multi-faceted, unique attraction honoring the history and heritage...

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

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420 South Tryon Street , Charlotte NC, 28202
The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art is dedicated to the exhibition of mid-20th-century European and American modern art. Cosmopolitan in nature and intimate...

Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture

551 S Tryon St , Charlotte NC, 28202
The Harvey Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture serves as a reflective prism to present, preserve and promote African-American art, culture...

Levine Museum of the New South

200 East 7th Street , Charlotte NC, 28202
The heart of this museum lies in an exploration of the people who have changed and shaped the social landscape of the South since the end of the Civil...

Charlotte Museum of History

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3500 Shamrock Drive , Charlotte NC, 28215
Go back in time and discover all the past has to offer.

Carolinas Aviation Museum

4108 Airport Drive , Charlotte NC, 28208
Come by this aviation museum, located at the Airport, to check out civil and military aircraft. Take a look at the military airplanes featured here, including...

Billy Graham Library

4330 Westmont Dr , Charlotte NC, 28217
The Billy Graham Library will endeavor to bring inspiration to its guests through the story of a man who used his God-given potential to bring God's love,...

Wells Fargo Museum

401 South Tryon Street , Charlotte NC, 28202
Join us as we explore the first gold rush in America — in 1799 — to the tales of the ‘49ers. Learn how each still impacts you today.