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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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We attended the July 4 Celebration.

The fireworks display is excellent! There is plenty of room to set out chairs or a blanket and get... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Margaret S
Charlotte, North Carolina
Great atmosphere!

Love this place!! Such a fun outdoor venue that has all you can ask for. Adventure, food, beer and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Charlotte, North Carolina
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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 1,300 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” (229 reviews)
“zip lining” (232 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28214-8543

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The fireworks display is excellent! There is plenty of room to set out chairs or a blanket and get comfortable. However, the cost of food, drinks, and activities is very high. There is plenty of parking, but if you are there for an event, know...More

Thank Margaret S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place!! Such a fun outdoor venue that has all you can ask for. Adventure, food, beer and great employees

Thank RedTravels42
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the kids here over winter break to get them out of the house to do some fun things. Obviously the water activities were closed for the season but there was still so much for them to do. They loved the zip lines, rock...More

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came in as a family for my daughter's birthday, did the white water rafting, and some trails, lunch over looking the people coming down rafting !!! Had a Ball !!

Thank Daryl M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have had a season pass to the Whitewater Center for 5 years and find it to be a tremendous place to experience the outdoors and events. There is so much to do, from the Deep water Solo, rafting and if you don't want to...More

Thank wwh2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is so much fun. There are many different activities. It is easy to walk around for those who are watching. The staff is great. Really, such fun,,GO

Thank Gwen B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’d been to multiple visit to the Whitewater Ctr., always a concert type event and I’d never participated in the whitewater rafting. I have to say the staff is very helpful and they do everything they can to make sure you’re not only safe but...More

Thank Chuck H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are nice trails, zip lining, rock wall, often live music and a nice onsite restaurant. I would visit more, but IDK why, it bugs me to pay $5 to park for going here.

Thank Lifeisgrand123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to experience outdoor life. White water rafting is so fun. There are plenty of miles to hike. Because most is in the woods, you can stay shaded on a steamy hot day. The food and beer/wine was tastie. And the outdoor live music...More

Thank Bob L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is so much to do here and also delicious meals at the restaurant here that we could spend the entire day and evening and not complain!

Thank Luis P
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Heather J
5 December 2017|
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Response from theforces | Reviewed this property |
No lodging options but there are nearby hotels and Charlotte is only ~ 15 min away. I don’t think there are camping options.
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