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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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Many Ways to Get Wet Having Fun

This is a great place to visit even if you don't participate in any of the activities (of which... read more

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Nothing like it anywhere. Love it! The mountain biking trails and all the other activities are... read more

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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

This is a great place to visit even if you don't participate in any of the activities (of which there are many). And, other than the $5.00 parking, it's free if you just want to walk around. But if you like the water, this is...More

Thank TallTraveler2013
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nothing like it anywhere. Love it! The mountain biking trails and all the other activities are great!

Thank Lakenormanlivin
Reviewed 4 days ago

During our day, my daughter and I undertook the climbing wall, the adventure-level white water rafting, the paddle board (very briefly -- not either of our expertise) and flatware kayaking (much better), the double-down zip line, and the deep water solo. The latter is rock...More

Thank CareyMartin
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have rented the mountain bike for the 3 mile loop. It was fun. Bikes aren't fancy -that's for sure. I have rafted 2 times there and we enjoyed it. Tried the rock wall and that was fun too. The outdoor concert and beer set...More

Thank 4travelfan
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must stop in Charlotte. The rafting is very cool. Good food and music. Plenty of other activities. Zip line, trails for bikes, and a great place to watch Olympic champions work their prowess. Fun for all ages....this is definitely a must see...More

Thank Claude C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This center has a variety of activities like rafting and rock climbing. We attended an evening concert and it was very enjoyable. You have to buy your food at their concession. No admission charge though, just $5 for parking. Great evening.

Thank Gardens2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We travelled to Charlotte for the sole purpose of sharing the US Whitewater Center with friends. With four children in tow, we easily checked in and swapped out our footwear. (Close-toe shoes are required for rock climbing no and rafting...shirts and shorts are also required,...More

1  Thank Automatic Cover S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an awesome time here! Great place to bring an older family for a day or two of adventure! Whitewater was better than rafting out west! Thanks Nick!

Thank lealea1026
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited the USNWC to try out the ziplines and paddle boarding. We arrived early on a Sunday morning and the center was relatively quiet. In fact, the river was still being filled with water. The ticket agent was very helpful and...More

1  Thank hazardnc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All kinds of fun activities available. Rafting, kayaking, ropes coarses, zip lines, hiking and biking trails, climbing walls, music, restaurants. You can't go wrong visiting here.

1  Thank Harley_Man1956
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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
23 June 2017|
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Response from Mi L | Reviewed this property |
Day pass is without a guided tour. You explore all activities on your own. Rafting and zipping are still available just no tour guide.