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ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center

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Address: 300 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2514
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Not a bad place for the younger ones,

We visited with our 7 and 4 year olds. They seemed to have a good time with the mister potato head program that was there. I definitely think this place is more geared towards... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2016
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Apollo Beach, Florida
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Apollo Beach, Florida
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72 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We visited with our 7 and 4 year olds. They seemed to have a good time with the mister potato head program that was there. I definitely think this place is more geared towards younger kids.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

This is a fantastic place to spend a morning, or afternoon with your toddler! There is so much to see and do with your little one! There is an interactive Mr Potato Head exhibit that includes a station featuring tons of potato head pieces for building. There is an "under the sea" themed and an "outer space" themed area with... More 

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everywhere
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Amazing facilities and amazing performances. Such enlightened programming that my kids love every time. We are lucky to have this in our community. Thank you!

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Thank whataride68
Charlotte, NC
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117 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Living in Charlotte, we have visited Imaginon quite a few times. I see how it could be entertaining for young children. We usually visit to see a Children's Theatre of Charlotte show. Our last visit was to see "Evita" in the McColl Theatre, in which every seat is a great seat.

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Thank Kelly M
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6 reviews
Reviewed 3 August 2016

This is by far the most unique, and best "library" i have ever been to in my life. My sons eyes light up everytime we walk in. There is hours worth of activities, things to do, books to read, and games to play. We even walked in on a dance party one time! Love this place, so glad it is... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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424 reviews
140 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Great place for kids 6 and under. I take my 2yr old boy here often and spend an hour or so. They have an area with a rotating display that is currently Mr. Potato head themed. They have a large libabry with kids books computers and other interactive material. Best part is addmision is free. Definatly a must see with... More 

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

It was HOT and this grandmother does not function well in heat and humidity but a 3 year old cannot and should not stay cooped up because her grandmother sweats ungracefully. We rode the blue line train to the end of the line, walked less than half a block to ImaginOn. We had a ball! Yes, it's geared to somewhat... More 

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Thank Susan H
Aurora, Colorado
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Took kids to a magic show and to library so much fun to keep young brains moving and active during the summer fun time had by all

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

This is such an amazing place! It's a children's library with fun, hands on exhibits and a theatre. I took my 18 month old to Mi Casa, a play specifically for kids 3 and under. She LOVED it! And so did I. I am glad, however, it was just the two of us. Her grandparents wanted to come and maybe... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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791 reviews
212 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 359 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

We walked into ImaginOn not really knowing what we were in for. It's basically a library/museum/activity center for kids and there are tons of cool things for kids to do. Everything from reading, to an interactive play area with a space ship and under the sea type stations for the kids to play. Hope we can come again soon and... More 

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