From educational attractions to those that are purely for the fun of it, Charlotte offers a lot to engage and excite kids. Kid classics include Discovery Place, an interactive science museum with an IMAX Dome Theatre on site, and ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center, a whimsical educational center that’s part library, part theater and all about bringing stories to life. And sports are ever-popular with families – there’s nothing like catching a foul ball at a Charlotte Knights game while snacking on Cracker Jacks.
For outdoor adventures, feed the giraffes at Lazy 5 Ranch while enjoying your own private safari. Hold on tight and feel the rush of the rapids at the U.S. National Whitewater Center, where Olympic athletes train. Bear hug your favorite Peanuts character before stepping aboard a heart-pounding coaster at Carowinds.
Centrally located in North Carolina's Piedmont region, Charlotte makes it easy to experience some of the country’s premier attractions for kids. Be prepared for belly laughs, lasting memories and even a little family bonding.