Charlotte Tourist Attractions and Sightseeing
(Charlotte, North Carolina - NC, USA)
Charlotte offers a host of tourist attractions that are bound to suit the whole family, from stunning views of the city from the top floor of the Bank of America Corporate Center to the excitement of Paramount's Carowinds amusement park.
Other popular tourist attractions in Charlotte include the awe-inspiring birds of prey found at the Carolina Raptor Center and the smell of burning rubber at Lowe's Motor Speedway.
Bank of America Stadium
Address: 800 South Mint Street, Charlotte, North Carolina NC, 28202, USA
Tel: +1 704 358 7407
Home to the NFL's Carolina Panthers, this 73,000-seat stadium also hosts regular concerts, theater performances and various other sporting events. Weekly tours are available, starting every Wednesday at 10:00 in front of the ticket office.
Open hours: hours vary for events
Bank of America Corporate Center
Address: 100 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, North Carolina NC, 28202, USA
This is a popular attraction for locals and visitors alike, and the view from the top of the 60-floor building (signifying the 60-year reign of the city's namesake, Queen Charlotte) is truly spectacular, as is the building itself. Visitors are allowed to browse the historical portraits of the city that line the corridors.
Open hours: daily
Carolina Raptor Center
Address: 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville, North Carolina NC, 28078, USA
Tel: +1 704 875 6521
Located in North Charlotte, the Carolina Raptor Center is dedicated to the conservation of birds of prey through education programs and the rehabilitation of injured birds. Kids will be entranced by the various talks and displays.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 10:00 to 17:00, Sunday - noon to 17:00
Admission: charge, discounts available for seniors and students, children under four free
Lowe's Motor Speedway
Address: 5555 US Highway 29, Charlotte, North Carolina NC, 28213, USA
Tel: +1 704 455 3204
Lowe's Motor Speedway is where locals and visitors who are crazy about racing get together for regular meets including numerous major races. Tours of the Speedway are available, revealing interesting facts and figures pertaining to auto racing history, as well as giving enthusiasts an inside look at areas and attractions that are off limits during race days. The driving school here is also popular.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 09:00 to 17:00, Sunday - 13:00 to 17:00, hours vary for events
Address: 14523 Carowinds Boulevard, Charlotte, North Carolina NC, 28273, USA
Tel: +1 704 588 2600
Families can't go wrong with amusement parks, and the Paramount's Carowinds in Charlotte boasts 100 acres / 40 hectares of rides, with attractions including a Ferris wheel, roller coasters, water park, regular live entertainment and special effects shows.
Open hours: Monday to Thursday - 18:00 to 22:00, Friday - 18:00 to 23:00, Saturday - 13:00 to 23:00, Sunday - 13:00 to 21:00
Admission: charge, discounts available for children