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Old 08-27-2015, 10:04 AM
 
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Our family lives in Greenville, SC (recent transplants) and we've got two daughters that are tween/teen age. We are planning a day trip up to Charlotte since we've never been there other than the airport.

I'm looking for suggestions of activities to do with them. We do want to see the downtown area, so we're looking for things that are either downtown or within close proximity.

Ideas?
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Old 08-27-2015, 11:40 AM
 
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Fun things to do in Charlotte North Carolina | Charlotte NC Travel & Tourism
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Old 08-27-2015, 11:58 AM
 
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My 11 yr old still enjoys Discovery Place. It's in Uptown.
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Old 08-27-2015, 01:12 PM
 
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Whitewater Center. Spend the whole day there. U.S. National Whitewater Center | The world's premier outdoor facility featuring whitewater rafting, biking, zip lines, live music, craft brews and more.

Perfect for every age and to honest, it should be mandatory for out of town guest to visit (unless you don't like being outdoors). Have dinner and drinks and listen to a band or two after you are done with the activities.
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Old 08-27-2015, 09:11 PM
 
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I second the Whitewater Center.
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Old 08-27-2015, 10:41 PM
 
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White water center or Carowinds. Carowinds is near the end of the Light Rail line. Go to Carowinds for the day, take the light rail uptown to eat or watch a movie.


Look up places in advanced to eat to make sure their in your range. I like Queen City Q (or whatever it's called), Duckworths and French Quarter personally.
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Old 08-28-2015, 06:14 AM
 
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My 11 yr old still enjoys Discovery Place. It's in Uptown.
I really enjoy the educational I-MAX movies there.
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Old 08-28-2015, 07:13 AM
 
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White water center or Carowinds. Carowinds is near the end of the Light Rail line. Go to Carowinds for the day, take the light rail uptown to eat or watch a movie.


Look up places in advanced to eat to make sure their in your range. I like Queen City Q (or whatever it's called), Duckworths and French Quarter personally.
I wouldn't consider Carowinds near the South Blvd light rail station at all. Completely not walkable.
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Old 08-28-2015, 07:19 AM
 
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Thanks for all of the suggestions so far. I began investigating the segway tours of downtown area, but then I realized the riders have to be at least 14 years old and 100 lobs. Our younger child is below this age/weight limit, so that tour is out.
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Old 08-28-2015, 07:20 AM
 
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I wouldn't consider Carowinds near the South Blvd light rail station at all. Completely not walkable.
Its 13 miles from the end of the light rail to the entrance to Carowinds. You're correct, not near at all.

To the OP, neither the Whitewater Center nor Carowinds are close to Uptown.

The best attractions Uptown are Discovery Place, Romare Bearden Park, Bechtler Museum of Art, Mint Museum, Gantt Museum of Afro-American Art, Imagion and &th Street Market.
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