Tourist attractions in Charlotte are showcased by several wonderful museums, parks, and things to do. Which of these fun things to do and place to see do you need to experience for yourself? If you're only in town for a short period of time this is a question you should be asking yourself.

From unique theme parks to historic sites, these things to do in Charlotte are perfect for tourists and residents alike. Check out our 704Area Guide for the most highly anticipated events in Charlotte if you're coming from out of town!

Carowinds

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14523 Carowinds Boulevard , Charlotte NC, 28273
There's no way you can get bored at the 105 acre Paramount's Carowinds, whatever age group you belong to. This amusement park has it all, from 60 rides...

U.S. National Whitewater Center

5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy , Charlotte NC, 28214
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...

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...

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...

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,...

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

6500 South New Hope Road , Gastonia NC, 28012
Drinks and snacks are available in The Garden Store. Picnics and coolers are welcome anywhere on the property. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served...

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...

Charlotte Center City

200 S Tryon St, Ste 1600 , Charlotte NC, 28202
Welcome to the Charlotte Center City Facebook page, managed by Charlotte Center City Partners. We celebrate and support Uptown Charlotte and the surrounding...

Freedom Park (Charlotte, North Carolina)

1900 East Boulevard , Charlotte NC, 28203
Freedom Park is a 98-acre park in Charlotte, North Carolina. Located at 1900 East Boulevard, between Charlotte's historic Dilworth and Myers Park neighborhoods,...

Fury 325

, Charlotte NC, 28105
Fury 325 is a steel roller coaster at the Carowinds amusement park located in Charlotte, North Carolina and Fort Mill, South Carolina. Manufactured by Bolliger...

City Art Room

2828 Queen City Drive, Suite B , Charlotte NC, 28208
City Art Room offers Social Art Events in the Charlotte Metro. All events are led by Professional Artists who provide step-by-step guidance. Participants...

Camp North End

1824 Statesville Ave , Charlotte NC, 28206
On an historic 75-acre site where people manufactured Model T cars and assembled Hercules missiles, Charlotteans from all walks of life will find inspiring...

Carolina Harbor

, Charlotte NC, 29708
Carolina Harbor is a water park at Carowinds amusement park in Charlotte, North Carolina and Fort Mill, South Carolina. Included with the price of admission...

Carolina Raptor Center

6000 Sample Road , Huntersville NC, 28078
Educational center featuring outdoor trails with live raptors, flight shows & indoor exhibits.

Plaza Midwood

The Plaza , Charlotte NC, 28205
The Plaza Midwood business district runs down Central Avenue, from the 5 Points above Hawthorne to Morningside. We welcome any business owners in the area...

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...

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...

Hendrick Motorsports

4400 Papa Joe Hendrick Blvd , Charlotte NC, 28262
Since 1984, Hendrick Motorsports has earned a record 12 car owner championships in NASCAR's premier division. The organization fields four full-time...

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.