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U.S. National Whitewater Center

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Closed
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12AM
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Closed

Location

West Charlotte

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USNWC: Pass Activities

There are endless ways to explore the 1,300-acre footprint of the U.S. National Whitewater Center. Try more than 30 activities including whitewater rafting, ziplining, ropes courses, climbing, yoga, stand up paddle boarding, or take on 40+ miles of trail by mountain bike, hike or trail run. If relaxing is more the group’s speed, enjoy the active atmosphere and weekly live music with more than 100 beer taps and numerous food options for all tastes.

Length of Experience: Time varies
Group Size:
No restrictions
Availability:
Available all year round. For groups of 10 or more, contact groupsales@usnwc.org.


USNWC: River Jam

River Jam at the U.S. National Whitewater Center brings together live musical performances throughout the year to a one-of-a-kind outdoor venue, right in the middle of the world’s largest manmade whitewater river. Genres including roots rock, Americana, bluegrass, folk and funk take center stage on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights and during each of the center’s festivals. Enjoy the facility’s large food and craft beer selection, and take in the sights and sounds of the venue. Learn more at usnwc.org/riverjam.

Length of Experience:
Time varies
Group Size:
No restrictions
Availability:
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from May to September.


USNWC: Trails

The U.S. National Whitewater Center is home to more than 40 miles of single-track trails. Explore the N.C. woodlands by mountain bike, trail run or hike. With a 1,300-acre footprint, the facility allows guests to get outside and try new activities. After enjoying some nature, relax with one of the 100-plus beer taps on-site.

Length of Experience: Time varies
Group Size:
No restrictions
Availability:
Available all year round. For groups of 10 or more, contact groupsales@usnwc.org


USNWC: Adventure Dining

Adventure Dining offers an alternative option to the routine restaurant experience by combining an outdoor activity with tailored, off-menu courses. Adventure Dining fuses together a novel activity and creative culinary dishes and then places them in the natural environment with different options throughout the year: Zipline & Dine, Paddle to Table, and River’s Edge Craft Dinner. Learn more at https://usnwc.org/relax/adventure-dining/.

Length of Experience: Time varies
Group Size:
For groups of 10 or more, contact groupsales@usnwc.org
Availability:
Varies

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Don Savage

2 months ago

Wow this place is amazing and has many outdoor adventures you can try. I brought my Mountain Bike to ride the 50+ miles of trails and it definitely didn't disappoint. They also have rafting, kayaking, zip lines, walking, running trails and it's just a great place to bring your family for a day of outside adventures.

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S R

4 months ago

Absolutely one of the best adventures available. Four of us had a fantastic time. Zip line very fun. 100 foot drop/jump. Seriously I was a great big baby. The staff member at the top of the stairs on the tower was Sooo sweet and patient with me. Walked me through it kept me completely safe. Scared totally.Safe absolutely.A complete blast yes. Do it again? Of course. Seeing the children with zero fear totally embarrassing. Rafting through the rapids so easy. 3 of us tried our best to fall out of the raft. But we stayed in and made it through 4 sets of runs. The rafts are safe, the staff super attentive. The equipment seemed quality. An hour went way too fast Good food, clean park, easy parking, ginormous 400 plus acre site. So many staff members. I was completely impressed Great store with fantastic equipment, supplies, clothing. Top notch. They provide everything you need to enjoy your day. This is a must see and experience adventure.

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Pinky Parsons

3 months ago

One of the best places in the Charlotte area. They have something for everyone to enjoy the outdoors. From hanging out in the shade people watching to trail running, mountain biking, zip lining and climbing. Seriously, there's also yoga and kayaking and I could go on. The facilities are well kept and maintained and the trails are well managed. Events (races) are run efficiently and are adorable. Love love love the whitewater center.

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C.T Williams

2 weeks ago

This place is so fun and amazing! Definitely worth the drive from Hampton roads! From the customer service(shout-out to Mr. Bill in guest services) to the instructors. Customer service is not lacking. Everyone was pleasant, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about helping customers. The facility was very clean! Adventure Rafting was SOOO fun & I can't wait to come back and try a full day pass to experience everything and even Big Water. Thanks for the incredible experience !!!

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Ian McIlwraith

2 weeks ago

What a fun place! Ive come here a handful of times, once with a group and twice with my wife. All of the visits have been a blast! Whitewater rafting itself is my favorite part of the center. The experience does depend on the instructor that you get some are more likely to have you end up in the water than others, but no matter which instructor you get, its a thrilling experience. The Whitewater Center also has great ropes courses which Ive enjoyed (both a low ropes and a high ropes). The whole vibe of the place is incredible, too. Just lots of people having fun doing outdoorsy activities. It can be a bit pricey, but its worthwhile going at least once a year in my opinion! Highly recommended.