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Old 07-19-2013, 06:44 AM
 
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My 84 year-old mother is visiting next month. We are new to Charlotte (just got here in November) and are looking for activities for her 6-day visit. She is active (altho not out-doorsy) and is interested in the arts and anything that makes a town unique. We've done a fair amount of exploring ourselves since our move but know there must be many personal-favorites that we've missed. We're planning on taking her to the Uptown museums but are a loss as to what to do beyond that. What are some of your favorite Charlotte locations and activities?
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Old 07-19-2013, 07:11 AM
 
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Latta Plantation is pretty nice with a house tour and not far from the parking lot. Driving to outlying towns like Hickory. Or even Asheville if she doesn't mind a total 3ish hour car ride. Biltmore in Asheville is a must do, I adore going there. Waxhaw for more local too. Daniel Stowe Botanical gardens if she likes gardening.

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Old 07-19-2013, 07:22 AM
 
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What about the Whitewater Center? Maybe rock climbing too. I recently went to this indoor rock climbing facility. Inner Peaks Climbing Center
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Old 07-19-2013, 08:19 AM
 
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What about the Whitewater Center? Maybe rock climbing too. I recently went to this indoor rock climbing facility. Inner Peaks Climbing Center
If the OP takes the 84 year old mother there, I would like a picture please.
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:44 PM
 
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What about the Whitewater Center? Maybe rock climbing too. I recently went to this indoor rock climbing facility. Inner Peaks Climbing Center


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If the OP takes the 84 year old mother there, I would like a picture please.

Would you settle for a picture of 87 year old Anne Springs Close (Fort Mill, SC) climbing Mount Washington in New Hampshire? (take note of the cane). The woman is awesome!!

http://media.charlotteobserver.com/s...fe.Em.138.jpeg
http://media.charlotteobserver.com/s...NqC.Em.138.JPG

Anne Springs Close, 87, plans mountain ascent | CharlotteObserver.com
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Old 07-19-2013, 02:10 PM
 
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If you do the museums uptown, be sure to include the Levine Museum of the New South. I always love taking visitors there.
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Old 07-19-2013, 02:12 PM
 
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My 84 year-old mother is visiting next month. We are new to Charlotte (just got here in November) and are looking for activities for her 6-day visit. She is active (altho not out-doorsy) and is interested in the arts and anything that makes a town unique. We've done a fair amount of exploring ourselves since our move but know there must be many personal-favorites that we've missed. We're planning on taking her to the Uptown museums but are a loss as to what to do beyond that. What are some of your favorite Charlotte locations and activities?
First of all Welcome to you!!

Secondly I highly recommend the magazine OUR STATE. It is a wealth of information when it comes to out of the way places to venture to.

North Carolina Travel, Food, and Culture | Our State Magazine

Skipping the places you and others have already mentioned here's a few other things that your Mom might enjoy.

Does she enjoy a little sip or two on occasion..if so check out the wine country in North Carolina. Shelton Vineyards is located right off Hwy77.

Shelton Vineyards - Yadkin Valley Winery, Vineyard in NC, Shelton Winery NC
Shelton Vineyards
Take in some grapes and enjoy the day at the Shelton Vineyards. Located in Dobson, NC, Shelton Vineyards is the largest family owned vineyard in North Carolina. The beautifully landscaped vineyard offers tours, a picnicking area, and tasting bar. Concerts, festivals and other various events are held year-long. Shelton Vineyards provides us with a great way to taste the flavor of locally grown wines. They also have a Hampton Inn & Suites on the property for your convenience.

Or if she would like to try something a little different then head on over to the winery in Monroe, NC where they make wine from the grapes native to NC.

North Carolina winery, Treehouse Vineyards, Inc. Monroe, NC, Home


Lake Norman has a sightseeing cruise she might enjoy:

Queen's Landing - Catawba Lunch & Sightseeing

If she is into history cross over the border into South Carolina

Culture & Heritage Museums

Also in SC (Fort Mill) is a Christian Dinner Theater that is another option:

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Lastly if you'd like to take her to an area with some Good Eatin with Gold Mine history then check out the following:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Old-S...41976935861223

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NC Historic Sites - Reed Gold Mine - The Site Today

Merchants | The Village of Gold Hill, NC

I hope that helps a little and all the places I have suggested I have kept your Mother in mind (but August can be brutal weather wise).

Good Luck to you and I hope you enjoy your time together!
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Old 07-19-2013, 04:00 PM
 
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Would you settle for a picture of 87 year old Anne Springs Close (Fort Mill, SC) climbing Mount Washington in New Hampshire? (take note of the cane). The woman is awesome!!

http://media.charlotteobserver.com/s...fe.Em.138.jpeg
http://media.charlotteobserver.com/s...NqC.Em.138.JPG

Anne Springs Close, 87, plans mountain ascent | CharlotteObserver.com
That is simply ALL kinds of awesome!
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Old 07-19-2013, 06:15 PM
 
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Would you settle for a picture of 87 year old Anne Springs Close (Fort Mill, SC) climbing Mount Washington in New Hampshire? (take note of the cane). The woman is awesome!!
I just got back from Mt Washington, NH Monday. But we took the Cog Railway. Saw plenty of hikers tho. I can't imagine an 87 year old having hiked that. Awesome!

Was your mom a fan of old westerns? Many people of that age remember the big stars from that era. You can take her by Randolph Scott's childhood home at 1301 Dilworth Rd W. (corner house). I took my 88 year old pop by there recently. He loved it! One of those little Hollywood/Charlotte things.
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:54 AM
 
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Thanks all - this is great info!
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