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U.S. National Whitewater Center

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10AM-5PM

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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Robert Poliquin

in the last week

There are so many activities that you will want to come back again and again. Rock climbing, Stan up paddle boarding, flat water kayaking, of course white water rafting, mountain bike and running trails...and on top of that they have an amazing food and drink selection. I highly recommend this as an adventure outing, family day out, or a place to just have an awesome time.

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Chris 1101

2 months ago

There are so many fun activities to do here. There is whitewater rafting, mountain biking, zip lines, ropes courses, obstacle courses, rock climbing, trail running, and much more. You can spend several days here and still have more to do. The rafting is very fun and exhilarating. Mounting biking is fun with good trails. The ropes course vary in difficulty and are physically demanding. I recommend the all activity pass. If you don't rent bikes the trails are free. Very fun.

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Tara M. Jackson

a week ago

Love this place. Perfect place as a parent for my husband and I to get a date, have a beer/cider and allow our son to burn off extra energy. Everyone is friendly, staff is helpful and as a bonus, you can bring your in bike or scooter. Plenty of gluten free options as well for any other celiacs like me. They also carry drier ciders as well as kombucha.

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Dave Meyer

2 weeks ago

No other place like in the world! This place is growing, expanding and improving at an incredible rate. The City of Charlotte and its people are VERY fortunate to have this facility here: world class whitewater, 30+ mtn biking and hiking trails, zip-lining, SUP, ropes course, bar and restaurant, rock climbing... it is an outdoor paradise. I love seeing people getting outside and being active and I love seeing all the dogs out there having a blast. Sure better then another mall or wine shop- we have more than enough of those. Keep up the phenomenal work USNWC and City of Charlotte!

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John Soto Music

2 months ago

Great place to go and the in the outdoors. Zip lining, trails are great. You can. Just pay for parking $5.00 and enjoy the trails. Or pay $60.00 per day and enjoy all the rides. It is a must go in the summer time. We went in November and the water rafting was close.