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U.S. National Whitewater Center

5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28214-8543
+1 704-391-3900
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Fantastic outing for the adventurous family

White water rafting (really!), kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, rock climbing, zip lining... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Denver, Colorado
White water rafting: So.Much.Fun!

I was a little apprehensive during the safety briefing and the guide who conducted the briefing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Southlake, Texas
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The U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC) is dedicated to the promotion of the active, outdoor lifestyle. Since 2006, the USNWC has been promoting access to the outdoors for all levels of participants through its all-day pass programs, instruction, leadership school as well as festivals, races and other outdoor events. Whether you visit the Center's 1300 acres on the Catawba River or participate in the offsite programs featured throughout the United States, the USNWC wants you to play, relax and learn outside.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rock climbing” (223 reviews)
“zip lining” (224 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28214-8543
+1 704-391-3900

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Reviewed 1 week ago

White water rafting (really!), kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, rock climbing, zip lining - nothing here not to like for the adventurous visitor. Adults and teens all raved about this place. If you live near by, don't wait any longer - get yourself over here for a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was a little apprehensive during the safety briefing and the guide who conducted the briefing made sure he put me and my two grown kids with a guide who was a perfect fit for a nervous mom. Jordan was his name, I think, and...More

Thank Yogamomjanet
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an awesome time . Dinner in a perfect spot at the restaurant sort of close to the stage area .The fireworks were spectacular and we had no problems getting out of the parking lot

Thank vstills64
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful setting with woods and trails to bike walk or run! They serve great food and drinks. It's a must do event when in the area. Katie

Thank Q6615JPkatiek
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family has been season pass holders every year for the past 6 years from when our girls were 5 and 7 to now 12 and 14. Mountain biking, trail running, SUP, kayaking, zip lines, high ropes courses from introductory/beginner to advanced (where you have...More

Thank elissa111
Reviewed 1 week ago

The center offers activities for every age and every level of activity you want. The main attraction is of course the whitewater, but there are hiking, running, biking trails, climbing wall and even if you want to chill while others work up a sweat you...More

Thank shermond1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took whitewater kayak lessons. Bought a sampler class and have different instructors for all classes but all have been great and thorough. Hoping to take a fall clinic to get more experience. Glad place to learn.

Thank Stacy K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best outdoor dining in charlotte, hands down. The service is slow, but offsets with the view. The rafting and ropes courses aren't that bad either.

Thank Jessica D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the time to visit. Never been to anything like. Was a ton of fun, plenty of space and food and drink options!

Thank reneeman3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hi there, I had a very poor expierence today and the white water rafting center. We bought a single activity pass for they day with the intent to go kayaking. An hour after finding a place to relax, the lines were over an hour wait...More

Thank Lauren K
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23 August 2017|
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Response from JenKacz456 | Reviewed this property |
It is not required to be a strong swimmer, and all rafters are required to wear a PFD and helmet. That said, if you fall out of the raft, which is possible, and sometimes likely, it would behoove the participant to know the... More
9 August 2017|
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Response from Limabu2011 | Reviewed this property |
I believe sneakers are best but when wearing a sandal they want to be sure it has some type of back to it like a Teva sandal. I rock climbed over the pool with sneakers which was semi-uncomfortable but all I had. I would... More
Michelle M
23 July 2017|
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Response from KMQ5 | Reviewed this property |
You need straps on your shoes. You can call and they will help you.