Things to Do in Charlotte
From professional sports games to museums to whitewater adventures, Charlotte offers a diverse selection of attractions. Sports fans should be sure to catch a Carolina Panthers (National Football League) game at Bank of America Stadium or Charlotte Bobcats (National Basketball Association) game at the Time Warner Cable Arena. If you're traveling with kids, consider visiting Discovery Place, which has impressive science experiments and a new aquarium. Outdoor enthusiasts head to U.S. National Whitewater Center, an adventure facility that features everything from whitewater rafting and kayaking to canopy tours to mountain biking.
Another big draw is the amusement park Carowinds where guests find the tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster in the region: the Windseeker. Let your imagination wander at Carolinas Aviation Museum, rich in the country's proudest moments of aviation. For botanical beauty, make your way to Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, featuring 110 acres of themed gardens. Along the same lines is Charlotte Nature Museum whose shining star is the Butterfly Pavilion. Don't miss a visit at Carolina Raptor Center to see the American Bald Eagle and other winged wonders.