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U.S. National Whitewater Center

5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28214-8543
+1 704-391-3900
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Plenty to do

I mainly visit the Whitewater Center to ride the bike trails. They have multiple trails for all... read more

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Taneisha B
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Kids loved it!!

If you keep a tight protective leash on your kids.... stay home!! Lots to do, not BAD prices... read more

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Norton, Ohio
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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 to the outdoors for all levels of participants through its all-day pass programs, instruction, leadership school as well as festivals, races and other outdoor events. Whether you visit the Center's 700 acres on the Catawba River or participate in the offsite programs featured throughout the United States, the USNWC wants you to play, relax and learn outside.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28214-8543
+1 704-391-3900

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I mainly visit the Whitewater Center to ride the bike trails. They have multiple trails for all skill levels. I'm a novice and I find the trails challenging but not too intimidating. The center makes for a great day trip with the family also.

Thank Taneisha B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you keep a tight protective leash on your kids.... stay home!! Lots to do, not BAD prices.... but more a young adult (21+) and less conservative older gen. It's a must see if your in the Charlotte area. Parking is $5 - no ifs,...More

Thank Sponge177
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had no idea how cool this place was! White water rafting, outdoor concerts, ropes courses, mountain biking, zip lining and more! Our 11 year old son loved it so much. I wish we lived closer to attend all of the Summer events.

Thank Taia M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great time for the whole family! All activities have multiple difficulty levels allowing everyone to have a great time. All our activity leaders were knowledgeable, friendly and helpful for all. Bring the family for some outdoor fun!

Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited with my niece and we did the zip line twice!! Very helpful staff in preparing us. My niece fell, scraped her knee on the wet trail to the zip line and the guide was helpful with the first aid. Excellent staff in the store....More

Thank pattim525
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a long stopover in Charlotte and asked our great Steward on American Airlines what she does for fun. She recommended this and we are forever grateful. What an excellent way to spend a warm day in Charlotte. White water rafting, rock climbing walls,...More

Thank InTheMuskokas
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing facility! This complex really has something for everyone. You can go and just observe or involve yourself with more activities than you have time for. The quality of the food and beverage and service was outstanding, very impressed. I would recommend you...More

Thank Herronrc
Reviewed 1 week ago

The NWC is the best value for your money in the Charlotte area. You have rafting, kayaking, SUPing on the Catawba River, High Rope courses, running/biking trails, wall climbing, yoga, great food and concerts. All for an affordable price. Take your family today- you won't...More

Thank aelliott3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go for the water activities, the jogging or training trails, bike trails, have a local craft beer, some casual food, enjoy a special event with outdoor concert or a place to walk the dog.

Thank bobhin
Reviewed 1 week ago

For a 56 year old with a metal hip, my day at the NWC was a lot of fun. Most activities require a fair amount of physical stamina but as long as you're in reasonable shape I think you will enjoy it. We did the...More

Thank CltTraveler28214
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10 August 2017|
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Response from Limabu2011 | Reviewed this property |
I believe sneakers are best but when wearing a sandal they want to be sure it has some type of back to it like a Teva sandal. I rock climbed over the pool with sneakers which was semi-uncomfortable but all I had. I would... More
Michelle M
24 July 2017|
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Response from Carol L | Reviewed this property |
They told us no flip flops & honestly after experiencing the whitewater rafting I would NOT wear flip flops it's like going through a washing machine 😉👍 lots of turns & dips into the water so you're bound to lose a flip... More
23 June 2017|
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Response from Michelle B | Reviewed this property |
The day pass does not include a raft tour. Raft reservations are $5 per person and can be purchased only in conjunction with a Day Pass. Raft tours are on a first-come first-served basis and reservations are recommended... More

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