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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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Excellent Free fun activity for kids

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... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2016
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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811 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 363 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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Dakar, Senegal
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Kids all had a great time. They had computer games, Legos for my son, and books. So yes it was nice. The Tuesday special was not worth the time but maybe my kids just did't like it. Again free so tough to complain.

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gambia
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

I traveled to Charlotte with my grand kids ages 3,8 & 11. I took them to this place and they had soooooo much fun! I had fun watching them. This place is so enlightening for all ages. My three year old attended the story time and it was very interactive! We left there and caught up with the other two... More 

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Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Had a great time! My 3 and 6 year old kids loved this place! Very hands on and lots to see and do! Not your typical library! Plan on spending 2 or 3 hours! It's FREE!

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Charlotte, NC
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

This is a really nice place to take young children.It is not your typical library you don't have to worry about being very quiet especially if you take young kids, full of interactive things to do and for them to see, the story time was really engaging, there's train, car, time machine, and lots of imaginative play. There is limited... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016

Great FREE place to take the kids. It's like a library, but also has some fun game type things. Plenty of places to look at books and play.

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Thank ElisaLovesLife
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178 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

We came down to enjoy a day at the library and see the Mr. Potato Head exhibit. We parked in the library's garage which was free for the first 90 minutes and $2 per half hour after. The boys loved looking at the books, playing Legos, and roaming around the Mr. Potato Head exhibit. My kids were 6 and 3,... More 

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 June 2016

This is a great attraction for kids of all ages. Bright and cheerful decor, personable employees, and different activities to choose from.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

ImaginOn is a really unique library with great staff and a play area that's good for kids 5-10 yrs. There are several theaters that show lots of children's plays and my daughter has enjoyed them for years.

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Hilton Head, SC
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016

We were here for the day with our grandchildren and just happened on a production of "School House Rock". We had thought the performers were going to be children, but they were not: Excellent production by very professional actors and musicians. The theatre is big, tiered, and probably not a bad seat in the house. The plays are shorter in... More 

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