The Queen City's
Crown Jewels

For a real taste of Queen City life, visit unmistakably Charlotte spots whose fascinating and thrilling experiences are exclusive to the city.


Photography by Kate Magee
Tour Billy Graham's Hometown

Spend the day learning about Billy Graham and his hometown of Charlotte. Begin at the Billy Graham Library to discover how a humble farmer’s son became a pastor to presidents and shared his God’s love with millions of people. After a treat at the Graham Brothers Dairy Bar, head out for a tour of the Queen City.


Tour NASCAR Hall of Fame

Inside this high-octane venue, learn about the history of motorsports and see memorabilia from some of the racing world’s greatest moments. Along the way, pay tribute to trailblazers of the sport who have earned their ranks. Get in on the action by walking through a hauler, practicing a pit stop and racing in a realistic racing simulator.


Experience Carowinds Amusement Park

Wrap up the evening at Carowinds, where later hours mean the fun continues even after the sun sets. Student bands, choirs, teams and organizations have the opportunity to perform at unique on-site venues at Carowinds. Ride the world’s tallest giga coaster, the 325-foot tall Fury 325, and other thrilling coasters on Carowinds’ impressive roster.