Charlotte NC Area Attractions

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Local Area Chamber of Commerce


Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
The Charlotte Chamber is a not-for-profit organization owned and operated by business leaders who care about our community, the Charlotte Chamber’s mission is threefold: to promote business growth in Charlotte, to serve members with personal and professional development opportunities, and to affect public policy decisions to the benefit of the Charlotte business community.

York County Regional Chamber
Located south of Mecklenburg county just across the state line, the York County Regional Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization of business people concerned about improving the quality of life in the York County region.

Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber promotes its members to residents, tourists and newcomers. Over 8,000 residents, tourists and inquirers call and visit the Chamber each year. And the chamber mails out information about the area and chamber members and to another 1,000 people.

Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce
The Cabarrus Region is located in the southern central part of North Carolina . Only 1.5 miles separate the city limits of Concord and Charlotte, one of the South’s most exciting cities.

Gaston County Chamber
Gaston County is the 2nd largest county in the Charlotte region with a population of 190,000.  Gaston adjoins western Charlotte / Mecklenburg County along the Catawba River.  Gaston has a strong history in the manufacture of textiles, and enjoys one of the most pro-manufacturing climates in the United States .

Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce
Lake Norman is located in the northern section of Mecklenburg County in the southern Piedmont of North Carolina. It is just 18 miles northwest of the city of Charlotte .

Union County Chamber of Commerce
Located adjacent to Mecklenburg County , Union County and Monroe , North Carolina is one of the leading commercial and residential areas in the region.

Local Area Sports

Carolina Panthers
Football (NFL)
Charlotte Bobcats
Basketball (NBA)
Charlotte Sting
Basketball (WNBA)
Charlotte Knights
Baseball (AAA)
Charlotte Checkers
Hockey (ECHL)
Charlotte Eagles
Soccer (A, W)
Lowe’s Motor Speedway
Racing (NASCAR)

Local Area Shopping Malls

Carolina Mall
Highway 29 S
Concord, NC
Sears, Belk
JC Penney
(704) 786-1185
Carolina Place Mall
11025 Carolina Pl Pkwy,
Pineville, NC
Belk, Dillard, Hecht’s
Sears, JC Penny
(704) 543-9300
Concord Mills
1-85, exit 49
Concord, NC
200 stores –
TJ Maxx, Off 5th
Bass Pro Shop
(704) 979-3000
Eastland Mall
5431 Central Avenue
Charlotte, NC
Belk, Dillard, JC Penny (704) 568-1262
Eastridge Mall
246 New Hope Road
Gastonia, NC
Dillard, JC Penny
Belk, Sears
(704) 867-1847
Monroe Mall
Highway 74 West
Monroe, NC
Belk, JC Penny, Sears (704) 289-6547
Prime Outlets
One Factory Shops
Gaffney , SC
Polo, Gap, Coach, Sony (864) 902-9900
Galleria Mall
2301 Dave Lyle
Rock Hill , SC
Belk, Goody’s, JC Penny, Sears, Wal-Mart (803) 324-1711
Signal Hill Mall
I-77 at exit 50
Statesville, NC
Belk, JC Penny
Peebles, Sears
(704) 873-5875
SouthPark Mall
4400 Sharon Road
Charlotte, NC
Belk, Dillard, Hecht’s, Sears, Tiffany & Co., Nordstrom (704) 364-4411

Local Area Entertainment and Attractions

Afro-American Cultural Center
Black history and cultural values are nurtured and celebrated in the Afro-American Cultural Center. Originally the Little Rock AME Zion Church, the building was spared from demolition due to citizen outcry. The center now houses a performance place, an art gallery, a research and resource center, and educational classes.

Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
Theater! Music! Dance! There’s something for everyone at the North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center and Spirit Square Center for Arts & Education! From Broadway shows to classical and jazz music to classes for children and adults – take a look for yourself!

Carolina Raptor Center
The Carolina Raptor Center exists to provide public education on environmental issues and about the importance of raptors to our environment, to care for sick, injured and orphaned raptor, and to conduct and contribute to research about birds of prey. (located at Latta Plantation Park)

Carolinas Aviation Museum
The Carolinas Aviation Museum exhibits numerous items relating to flight in America. Exhibits at the museum include numerous flying and static aircraft (such as a replica of the Wright Brother’s #3 Glider), rockets and missiles. Restoration projects are open for public viewing.

Catawba Cultural Center
The Catawba Cultural Center on the Catawba Indian Reservation strives to preserve the heritage of the Catawba culture. A gift shop features the distinctive Catawba pottery and other items. Tours and programs demonstrating the Catawba’s culture and heritage are available by appointment.

The Charlotte Museum of History
The Charlotte Museum of History showcases the history of the Charlotte area. Permanent exhibits at the mueum include the Hezekiah Alexander Homesite, the American Freedom Bell and other exhibits from the 18th through 20th centuries.

Crowder’s Mountain State Park
This 2,148 acrea park is characterized by rugged peaks and breath taking views.

Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is a world-class facility under development near Charlotte. The Garden will eventually encompass 450 acres, making it one of the largest botanical gardens in North America.

Discovery Place
Charlotte’s award winning science and technology museum. Major attractions include the OMNIMAX Theater and the Morphus Motion Simulator. Other major attractions are a three-story rain forest, aquariums featuring boh fresh and salt water exhibits, Our Living Planet and Kid’s Place, an early childhood learning area. Many hands-on exhibits are also featured which teach basic principles of science. Live demonstrations by Discovery Place staff help visitors understand these principals and show why they’re important in our everyday lives.

Gaston County Museum of Art and History
This museum celebrates Gaston County’s heritage through it’s 19th century arts and artifacts.

Historic Brattonsville
Historic Brattonsville, which was one of the locations for the filming of the major motion picture “The Patriot,” is a 720-acre living history village and Revolutionary War battlefield site featuring 29 historic structures, including house museums that chronicle the development of the Carolina Piedmont from the 1750s through the 1840s. The Walt Schrader Trails feature eight miles of hiking, bicycling and horseback riding trails. Historic Brattonsville earned the Bundy Award, which is one of the top tourism awards given by the state.

King’s Mountain State Park
This 6,141 acre park features scenic drives and nature and hiking trails. Swimming, fishing and boating also available.

Latta Plantation
Historic Latta Plantation was a successful cotton plantation and is now a living history farm. Visitors experience what life was like for planters, slaves, and yeoman farmers of the North Carolina back country in the early 19th century.

Levine Museum of the New South
The Levine Museum of the New South houses the nation’s most comprehensive interpretation of post-Civil War Southern history. The Museum features interactive, multi-sensory exhibits which engage visitors of all ages. With vibrant, inviting spaces, the museum presents history that inspires and challenges, educates and delights.

Mint Museum
The Mint Museum of Art has diverse permanent collections and changing exhibitions of regional, national and international artists and cultures. Activities for adults and children include art classes, lectures, tours and independent films.

The Museum of York County
The Museum of York County is home to Stans African Hall, renowned throughout the world as the largest exhibition of hooved, mounted African mammals under one roof, along with displays of tribal dress and artifacts, art galleries, a planetarium, and nature trail. A gift shop and changing exhibits in the areas of natural history and the arts complete the experience.

NarroWay Productions
If you want to see the best in secular theater, go to Broadway. If you want to see the best in inspirational theater, come to NarroWay! Two unique venues provide the backdrop for NarroWay events – the beautiful 3,000 seat outdoor King’s Arena Amphitheater and the elegant indoor studio located on the same property.

Paramount’s Carowinds
A 105-acre theme and water park offering thrilling entertainment and fun for all ages. More than 100 rides, attractions, and live shows. Kids can visit their favorite cartoon stars and enjoy all of the new rides in Nickelodeon® Central. Thrill seekers will love Top Gun®: the jet coaster, VORTEX™ and Drop Zone Stunt Tower®. Enjoy live shows or relax in WaterWorks water park that offers nine football fields of the coolest fun!

The Rock Hill Center for the Arts
Located in downtown Rock Hill, The Center for the Arts houses office, studio, gallery and classroom space. The Dalton Gallery features six to eight regional/national exhibitions annually. Alternate galleries house the work of local artists and school children.

Schiele Nature Museum
Schiele may be best known for largest collection of land mammal specimens in the South East. Halls of geology, paleontology, archeology, mineralogy and anthropology are housed here.

Springs Close Greenway
The Anne Springs Close Greenway is a protected natural area north of Fort Mill with 2,300 acres that include such amenities as 14 miles of trails, 8 camping sites, a 35-acre reservoir for fishing and a nature center.