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Charlotte is the Queen City of North Carolina. Known for history, gold, and a grand university, she is also a lot of fun… Fast cars, roller coasters, whitewater rivers, slam dunks, and touchdowns. Both culture vultures and thrill-seekers will love this city.

Located in the Southeast region of America, Charlotte has a moving history and many landmarks to discover. Begin outside on the Liberty Walk that takes in the Liberty Hall DAR Monument that commemorates Charlotte’s role in the American Revolution. The history lessons continue at the highly recommended Charlotte Museum of History and Rosedale Plantation. The city’s museums also house exhibitions covering events from more modern times. Don’t miss out on a visit to Carolinas Aviation Museum, the Levine Museum of the New South, and Hendrick Motorsports Museum, which showcases the history of Hendrick Motorsports. Charlotte is a heaven for fans of NASCAR. The sports heritage is honoured at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, an innovative gallery designed to educate and entertain. Attractions here include the Hall of Honor, Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant, and the NASCAR Hall of Fame Gear Shop. The city’s other sporting stars are the NFL‘s Carolina Panthers and the basketball team Charlotte Hornets. The Panthers play at the Bank of America Stadium and the Hornets at Spectrum Center. Both stadiums offer tours and are located in Uptown Charlotte. The thrills really build at Paramount's Carowinds amusement park: the "Thrill Capital of the Southeast"! There is plenty of fun for the family here including the world’s fastest roller-coaster, Boomerang Bay waterpark, and a walk-through dinosaur exhibit with animatronics. Charlotte’s Whitewater Center offers excitement on the water, the ground, and in the air. Test your rafting skills down its man-made rapids or grab a paddle and head out for some paddle-boarding, canoeing, and kayaking. Elsewhere in the venue you can tackle climbing walls, ziplines, and rope courses, or spend time mountain biking along its woodland trails. Daytrips into the surrounding beautiful landscape of North Carolina are advised. Great adventures and activities can be undertaken just a few miles out of town. Feeling brave? Try the audacious 25 ft jump into the natural swimming hole at The Quarry at Carrigan Farms in Mooresville. Looking for something more peaceful? Then a hike in Crowders Mountain State Park or a walk through Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden might be more to your liking.