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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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Great day full of fun!

My husband I went last year and had a blast! I have never done anything like this but I was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Rock Hill, South Carolina
A must do!!

Although it was a slow day for them it was perfect for us! We felt like we were the only ones... 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 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.
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  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rock climbing” (228 reviews)
“zip lining” (230 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28214-8543
+1 704-391-3900

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Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband I went last year and had a blast! I have never done anything like this but I was impressed! Our guide Kyle was awesome! We also did the zip line and the obstacle course and had a great time! We can't wait to...More

Thank EscapeEight
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although it was a slow day for them it was perfect for us! We felt like we were the only ones there! No waiting in line for anything we wanted to do! Autumn at the bike rental was fabulous! She chatted with us after our...More

Thank JayeTaylor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow, not many places like this in the world much less USA...very unique and geared for outdoors and activities not only on the water...zip line...craft beers, food and usually music on weekend

Thank bobhin
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have visited here several times. We enjoy the rafting, zip lining, hiking, and bicycling. Plus, it is a great place to go to hear live music, watch the rafters go down, and eat!

Thank Davenalli
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a ton of things to do from rafting to ziplines to rope courses and climbing walls. Lots of trails for walking or biking. You only have to pay for parking if you don't plan to do any of the activities. We went the...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 11 November 2017

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
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Heather J
4 December 2017|
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Response from jrdubyou | Reviewed this property |
There are no lodging facilities directly on the whitewater grounds. You will find a few options just a few miles away at I-85 and Little Rock Road. The Whitewater Center is also close to Charlotte Douglas Airport so you'll... More
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