Top non-convention-related sites to visit in Charlotte

North Carolina's largest city --on any given week-- boasts some of the state's best museums, outdoor attractions and tourist hotspots. 

whitewater rafting

Thrilling whitewater rafting at the U.S. National Whitewater Center
U.S. National Whitewater Center

U.S. National Whitewater Center facility

Facility at the U.S. National Whitewater Center
U.S. National Whitewater Center

Ropes Course

The U.S. National Whitewater Center more outdoor fun at their ropes course
U.S. National Whitewater Center

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Visit Birkdale, a quaint little village where tourists can shop, wine, and dine in the Lake Norman area
Visit Lake Norman

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Kick back and relax on a sailboat at Lake Norman
Visit Lake Norman

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iRacing Simulators at the NASCAR Hall of Fame's Race Week
Sean Busher and NASCAR Hall of Fame

Dale Jr Wrangler

Dale Jr.'s No. 3 Wrangler Race Car at the NASCAR Hall of Fame
NASCAR Hall of Fame

Mint Uptown

The Mint Museum Uptown
Jeff Clare

Uptown Mint Museum

The gallery at the Mint Museum Uptown in Charlotte
Anton Grassl/Esto

Historic Rosedale Lawn

The lawn at the Historic Rosedale Plantation
Historic Rosedale Plantation

Visitors at Historic Rosedale

Visitors enjoying the Historic Rosedale Plantation
Historic Rosedale Plantation

Carolina Panthers

The Carolina Panthers are a professional American football team in Charlotte, North Carolina
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Top non-convention-related sites to visit in Charlotte

North Carolina's largest city --on any given week-- boasts some of the state's best museums, outdoor attractions and tourist hotspots. 

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