Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte is the largest city in the State of North Carolina. With so many great museums, activity areas and even the wonders to look around, this place has so many great surprises to offer you. Quite close to Jacksonville, Florida, this major city of the United States is known for the tourist attraction like NASCAR motor sports history, friendly Paramount's Carowinds amusement park, and range of art museum that are quite unique in its own way. Listed down are top 10 tourist attractions in Charlotte, North Carolina that you must take a look.

1: Charlotte Museum of History

Charlotte Museum of History
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To learn about the history of the city, you don’t really need a guide. Visit the Charlotte Museum of History, and you will get plenty of information about this city and what made it so popular. Along with the secrets of Charlotte, this museum also let you understand the mystery’s associated with the surrounding areas. The international travelling exhibits are hosted on a regular basis. There are some wonderful made buildings that have been restored here that include the house and kitchen of the Hezekiah Alexander.

Address: 3500 Shamrock Dr, Charlotte, NC 28215

2: Paramount's Carowinds

Paramount's Carowinds

If you are an adventurous person and looking out for some thrills, then Paramount's Carowinds amusement park is the best place to visit. Suited for all age groups, it is an ultimate family destination that offers roller coaster, diversion, dinosaur exhibit, Mesozoic setting, and also detailed animatronics to enjoy. Do not forget to visit the water park called Boomerang Bay, which is amazing too.

Address: 14523 Carowinds Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28273

3: NASCAR Hall of Fame

NASCAR Hall of Fame
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When you visit Charlotte, don’t forget to be in this Hall of Fame. For NASCAR enthusiasts, Charlotte is an ultimate stop which showcases the historic course. This theatre has around 64-foot wide projection screen with amazing sound quality. If you are lucky, then you may get a chance to see the race, which is a tribute to inductees of NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Address: 400 East Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Charlotte, NC

4: Billy Graham Library

Billy Graham Library
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This library has got a huge cross-shaped entrance that it is quite amazing. You will see here some multimedia presentation being carried out and nearly thousands, of annual visitors visiting this place. It has also got Billy Graham's personal library and is also considered as a simple ministry for visitors to have a look at.

Address: 4330 Westmont Dr, Charlotte, NC 28217

5: Discovery Place

Discovery Place
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Kids would definitely love this place as the museum has got the best concept of letting you know about the ever-changing vision of science. Here you can be amazed to see how the magic of science rule the technology, mathematics and engineers while enjoying the animals and free flying butterfly roam around. This place is the best example of nature and science coming together and helping you explore out some wonderful things that you might not have experienced earlier.

Address: 301 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202

6: Mint Museum of Art

Mint Museum of Art
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One of the largest visual arts institution in Charlotte, Mint Museum features design and craft objects in ceramics, fiber, metal, glass, and wood. This internationally acclaimed exhibition has got decorative arts, ancient drawings, textiles, paintings and fashion of Ancient Americans in its display.

Address: 2730 Randolph Rd, Charlotte, NC 28207

7: Freedom Park

Freedom Park
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Spread over 98 acres, Freedom Park is a great park to do a lot of activities and enjoy many events. The park contains paved trails, playground for kids, fields for baseball, volleyball and many playground equipment’s. Throughout the summer, many films and musical performances are also organized in the park. So if you want to escape the hustle bustle of the city, go to this peaceful place to sit back, relax, and feel closer to the nature.

Address: 1900 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203

8: Kayaking on the Catawba River

Kayaking on the Catawba River
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With lazy turns, mid landscape and wide heads, the Catawba River is a peaceful one and a perfect place to spend your lazy day. Rent a kayak at just $25 and enjoy having the best time on this river water, which is simply refreshing and mind claiming too. The river is calm and has the gentle flow all the time. So it is best to take your children along. However, if you wish to reveal some secrets of it, then you can also take tours boat in this river.

Address: 421 Minuet Ln #205, Charlotte, NC 28217

9: Elizabeth Avenue Farmers' Market

Elizabeth Avenue Farmers' Market

In today’s world of technology and trending lifestyle, certainly your kids must be missing out the learning session of watching the farmers market. Well, once you are in Charlotte, you must visit the farmers market then. Here the quality of the farm produce products is amazing with fresh dairy products and even crafts that are available at cost friendly price. When you visit here, do try out the Custom shop Restaurant, which sets the perfect example of the food made from the finest fresh products. Try our fish, meats and veggies for sure.

Address: 1521 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204

10: Charlotte Liberty Walk

Charlotte Liberty Walk

After the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, an interactive walking tour was made which is called Charlotte Liberty Walk. During the walk you will come across 15 sites in which every site is linked with the round granite marker. For better understanding, there is also a GPS technology for tracking down the site. This means, you can enjoy a historic walk over the area with the perfect modern technology.

Address: 300 Block South Tryon St (MLK Jr. Blvd), Charlotte, NC
Website: www.meckdec.org

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