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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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This place is a gem! I’ve never seen anything like it anywhere else in the country. Hundreds of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Christina S
Mesquite, NV
via mobile
must see - in warm weather

This place is mind boggling. It is huge. Restaurants and bars everywhere, Live music when we... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Omaha, Nebraska
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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 1300 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.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rock climbing” (207 reviews)
“zip lines” (244 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28214-8543
+1 704-391-3900

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is a gem! I’ve never seen anything like it anywhere else in the country. Hundreds of acres of wooded trails for hiking, running, and mountain biking. Zip lines and ropes courses, paddle boards, rafting, concerts, and alcohol. It’s like Disneyland for adventurous grownups....More

Thank Christina S
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is mind boggling. It is huge. Restaurants and bars everywhere, Live music when we were there. So much to do!!

Thank zhuskers1
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The white water center is the best attraction in the greater charlotte area for any of the warm months (and facilities can be used year round). Would recommend if you have friends visiting and need a good way to spend the time rather than brewery...More

Thank conair6
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My son has done summer camp here two years in a row and he had the time of his life!! I️ got to go the last day and do all kinds of stuff with him and I️ had the time of my life!! Such an...More

Thank Bree P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was here with my grandson and went rafting and enjoying the zip line and all the surrounding outside locations at WW. We had a great time, lunch at the restaurant was good, better than what you would expect at a venue like this. It...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our 13 year old son and his friend to the USNWC in August, 2017. They loved the whitewater rafting, the deep water climbing wall, and the ropes course. We enjoyed lunch and some beverages...awesome place to enjoy the outdoors. Next time we'll bring...More

Thank Fishfamily1998
Reviewed 1 week ago

Organized a team building day with several co-workers. This facility has so many choices you can accommodate all types of personalities and interests, from very adventurous to the more sedate. There are ropes courses, mountain bike trails for varying ability and of course white water...More

Thank Tim H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was a lot of fun and they have soo much for you to do . rafting is amazing going thru the different levels and rock climbing . they have zip that's pretty cool great place to hang out and dink, eat and play...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent place for open water kayaking! There is also paddle boarding in the same area. It's a relaxing alternative to the whitewater rafting and kayaking experience.

Thank JMCM08
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for lunch and discovered a full-day of activities. The lunch spot featured a decent menu and great food. There is a $5 parking fee but there are a wide range of activities that you can pay extra to enjoy. However you can also...More

Thank uvarobin1
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23 August 2017|
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Response from JenKacz456 | Reviewed this property |
It is not required to be a strong swimmer, and all rafters are required to wear a PFD and helmet. That said, if you fall out of the raft, which is possible, and sometimes likely, it would behoove the participant to know the... More
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 KMQ5 | Reviewed this property |
You need straps on your shoes. You can call and they will help you.