On the grounds of what was once the Ford Motor Company Assembly plant you’ll now find the vibrant urban neighborhood center known as Camp North End. Across more than 76 acres you’ll find a hub for Charlotte’s creators and innovators and their businesses. Restaurants, breweries, galleries, textile shops and more promise a day of entertainment and inspiration. Special events are held throughout the year.
A less than 2-hour drive east of Mooresville will bring you to the town of Seagrove, home to the largest concentration of potters in the United States. More than 50 pottery shops and 80 potters are concentrated in a 20-mile radius. Open year round, the shops offer a wide range of pottery, from functional to sculptural to historical. Spend the day browsing the shops and finding the next treasure you can’t live without!
400 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Charlotte NC 28202 | (704) 654-4400 | website
The NASCAR Hall of Fame is an educating and entertaining experience for everyone, whether you are a race fan or not! The Hall of Fame is located in Uptown Charlotte, and includes both artifacts and hand-on exhibits.
5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy, Charlotte NC 28214 | (704)-391-3900 | website
Dedicated to promoting the outdoor, active lifestyle, the U.S. National Whitewater Center has something for everyone. Whether you enjoy whitewater rafting & kayaking, or zip lining & rock climbing, the Whitewater center has it all! Founded in 2006, this family friendly activity isn’t something to miss!
Carowinds is a 400-acre amusement park, located adjacent to Interstate 77 on the border between North and South Carolina, in Charlotte and Fort Mill. 12-acre children’s area, 14 world-class rollercoasters, live shows, funnel cakes, water park.
The Carolina Raptor Center is home to 30 different species of raptors for you to see and learn about along our 3/4 mile outdoor nature trail, set up similar to a zoo. Experience educational exhibits like Family Corvidae and Raptors of the Silver Screen, and enjoy our special programs like our Summer Flight Shows. We are a non-profit organization whose operations support the rehabilitation and release of over 1,000 raptors each year, as well as the education of about 80,000 children and visitors in the Charlotte region.
Wed–Sun Morning Session: 10 AM – 12:30 PM
Closed for Lunch & Cleaning: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
The Carolina Raptor Center is scheduled to open its new state-of-the-art 13,000 square foot facility in late spring/early summer. The new Quest Adventure Center will feature interactive indoor exhibits, expanded raptor observation deck and gift shop, and Duke Energy Ampitheater for its popular flight shows and performances.
Afternoon Session: 1:30 PM – 4 PM