Explore interesting sights in Charlotte, United States. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 34 sights are available in Charlotte, United States.Sightseeing Tours in Charlotte
1. Kiddy Hawk
Flying Ace Aerial Chase is an inverted roller coaster located at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio, and at Carowinds in Charlotte, North Carolina. Manufactured by Vekoma, the Suspended Family Coaster model debuted at Kings Island in 2001 and was followed by another identical installation at Carowinds in 2003. Both rides originally opened as Rugrats Runaway Reptar, themed to the Nickelodeon animated television series Rugrats and its two-part episode "Runaway Reptar". Following Cedar Fair's acquisition of both parks in 2006, the roller coasters were eventually renamed Flying Ace Aerial Chase for the 2010 season, themed after the 1960s comic strip series Snoopy vs. the Red Baron by Peanuts creator Charles Schulz. The Carowinds installation was renamed again to Kiddy Hawk for the 2018 season.
2. Biddle Memorial Hall
Biddle Memorial Hall is a historic building located on the campus of Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. It was built in 1883, and is a 3 1/2-story, five bay Romanesque style brick and stone building on a raised basement. It features an elaborate clock tower named Big Johnson, known as the tallest clock tower that plays the Westminster Chimes every 15 minutes to mark the passing of time in the Charlotte Uptown area. Which can be heard a mile away. With a pyramidal slate roof and baritizans at each corner. It was built as the main building for the school established in 1867 by the Presbyterian church for the education of African-American students. It was named in 1923 to honor Mary D. Biddle who donated $1,400 to the school.
3. Midtown Park
Midtown Park is a one acre minipark at South Kings Drive and Pearl Park Way in Charlotte, North Carolina. Opened in the spring of 2012, it contains stonework and shade trees surrounding a rectangular lawn and is suitable for weddings as well as performance art and other public events. The park features several sculptures, including a seven foot diameter spherical metallic piece called the Braille Music Box by artists Po Shu Wang and Louise Bertelsen. A unique feature of the sculpture is that it can be enjoyed by the sight-impaired. It contains a mechanism which can translate Braille letters into musical notes, and visitors can move the music box within the sculpture to hear this unique music.
Carowinds is a 407-acre (165 ha) amusement park primarily located in Charlotte, North Carolina. Owned and operated by Cedar Fair, the park opened to the public on March 31, 1973. Carowinds straddles the state line between North and South Carolina, adjacent to Interstate 77, with a portion of the park located in Fort Mill, South Carolina. It was constructed at a cost of $70 million following a four-year planning period led by Charlotte businessman Earl Patterson Hall. Carowinds also features Carolina Harbor, a 27-acre (11 ha) water park that is included with park admission. Annual events include the Halloween-themed S-Carowinds and the Christmas-themed WinterFest.
Nighthawk is a steel flying roller coaster from Vekoma located at Carowinds amusement park. The roller coaster is located in the Celebration Plaza section of the park. The roller coaster originally opened as Stealth at California's Great America on April 1, 2000. In 2003, Paramount Parks decided to relocate the roller coaster to Carowinds. It reopened as Borg Assimilator – the first coaster in the world to be themed to Star Trek – on March 20, 2004. After Cedar Fair purchased Carowinds in 2006, Paramount themes were soon removed from the park, and the ride was renamed Nighthawk. It is one of only two Flying Dutchman models still in existence from Vekoma.
6. Flying Cobras
The Flying Cobras is a steel boomerang roller coaster manufactured by Vekoma. It is located at Carowinds in Charlotte, North Carolina, in the County Fair section of the park. The Flying Cobras was the first roller coaster addition to Carowinds following the park's purchase by Cedar Fair in 2006. It originally debuted in 1996 at Geauga Lake in Ohio as The Mind Eraser, and was later known as Head Spin from 2004 to 2007 after Geauga Lake was purchased by Cedar Fair. After Geauga Lake closed in 2007, the coaster was relocated to Carowinds in 2009 and renamed Carolina Cobra. Following the 2016 season, the roller coaster was refurbished and renamed again in 2017.
7. Fourth Ward Park
Charlotte is the most populous city in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Located in the Piedmont region, it is the county seat of Mecklenburg County. The population was 874,579 at the 2020 census, making Charlotte the 15th-most populous city in the U.S., the seventh-most populous city in the South, and the second-most populous city in the Southeast behind Jacksonville, Florida. The city is the cultural, economic, and transportation center of the Charlotte metropolitan area, whose 2020 population of 2,660,329 ranked 22nd in the U.S. Metrolina is part of a sixteen-county market region or combined statistical area with a 2020 population of 2,822,352.
Vortex is a stand-up roller coaster located at Carowinds amusement park in Charlotte, North Carolina. Manufactured by Bolliger & Mabillard (B&M), the ride opened to the public on March 14, 1992. Vortex was built a year before Paramount Parks purchased Carowinds and is situated on the former site of the Carolina Speedway miniature car attraction. It was B&M's third coaster and features a loop and a corkscrew element in its relatively short track layout. Vortex represented a new era of stand-up coasters at the time, which were more advanced than the previous generation introduced in the 1980s.
9. Beaver Dam Plantation House
Beaver Dam Plantation House is a historic plantation house located near Davidson, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. It was built in 1829, and is a two-story, four bay, single pile Federal style dwelling. It has gable roof, brick exterior end chimneys, and a one-story, full-width, shed roof porch. It was the home of William Lee Davidson, Jr., son of William Lee Davidson and the people he enslaved to work the plantation. It was also the site of the committee meeting of the Concord Presbytery in April 1835, during which the location of Davidson College was determined.
WindSeeker is a 301-foot-tall (92 m) swing ride at several Cedar Fair parks. The rides are Wind Seeker models manufactured by Mondial. They opened for the 2011 season at Canada's Wonderland in Ontario, Cedar Point and Kings Island in Ohio, and Knott's Berry Farm in California. Carowinds in North Carolina and Kings Dominion in Virginia opened their WindSeekers in 2012. The first four each cost US$5 million, while the remaining two each cost $6.5 million. Cedar Fair relocated the Knott's Berry Farm WindSeeker to Worlds of Fun in 2014, where it reopened as SteelHawk.
11. S. W. & C. S. Davis General Store
Croft Historic District is a national historic district located near Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. The district encompasses seven contributing buildings and one contributing structure in the crossroads community of Croft in rural Mecklenburg County. Contributing resources include the S. W. & C. S. Davis General Store (1908), two-story Queen Anne style S. W. Davis House (1903) and flower house, the old Croft School, three warehouses, and a section of the (former) Atlantic. Tennessee and Ohio Railroad Tracks (1871).
12. St. Peter's Catholic Church
St. Peter’s Catholic Church is a Catholic parish church at 507 South Tryon Street in Charlotte, North Carolina. Established in 1851, it is the oldest Catholic church in Charlotte, and until 1940 was the only Catholic church in the city. St. Peter's was originally at the extreme southern limits of the city, but today it stands in the heart of uptown, across from the Mint Museum and Bechtler Museum of Modern Art and next to The Green. It is most likely the oldest surviving edifice on Tryon Street.
13. Independence Park
Independence Park is a 24-acre urban park at 300 Hawthorne Lane situated at the western end of the Elizabeth neighborhood in Charlotte, North Carolina. The park was created in 1924 at the urging of Charlotte industrialist Daniel Augustus Tompkins, founder of the Charlotte Observer, and is the oldest public park in Charlotte. It is scheduled to reopen in October of 2022 after being closed for renovations that enhance accessibility and add permanent restrooms, among other improvements.
14. Latta Park
Latta Park is a 31-acre urban park at 601 East Park Avenue in the Dilworth neighborhood of Charlotte, North Carolina. It features courts for tennis, volleyball, and basketball, as well as many benches and picnic facilities, playgrounds, walking trails, fitness trails, and soccer fields. Latta Park was designed to be kid-friendly and is one of the five Charlotte parks that feature a "sprayground", a water themed playground where children can splash and jump.
15. Grier Heights Community Center
Billingsville School is a historic Rosenwald School building located in the Grier Heights community of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. It was built in 1927 as a school for African-American students. It is a one-story, hip-roofed school building in the Bungalow and American Craftsman style with a brick veneer, symmetrical facade, and a steeply pitched, front gable porch. A small, flat-roofed, brick addition was built in 1949.
16. Clanton Park
Clanton Park is a 77-acre urban park at 1520 Clanton Road in the West Boulevard neighborhood of Charlotte, North Carolina. It features playgrounds, fields for soccer and softball, eleven basketball courts, picnic shelters, and a gazebo. The park also manages the nearby Clanton community pavilion, a 4,500 square foot indoor facility at 3132 Manchester Avenue. A half-mile section of the Irwin Creek Greenway runs through Clanton Park.
17. Copperhead Strike
Copperhead Strike is a double launched roller coaster at Carowinds in Charlotte, North Carolina. Manufactured by Mack Rides, the ride debuted to the public on March 23, 2019, as part of a newly themed area, Blue Ridge Junction. The ride is the first multi-launched roller coaster to open at the park, and the second launched coaster after White Lightnin'. Carowinds held a private event for media and special guests on March 21, 2019.
18. U.S. National Whitewater Center
The U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC) is a not-for-profit outdoor recreation and athletic training facility for whitewater rafting, kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, mountain biking hiking and ice skating which opened to the public on 2006. The Center is located in Charlotte, North Carolina on approximately 1,300 acres (530 ha) of land adjacent to the Catawba River, with more than 50 miles (80 km) of developed trail.
19. Boo Blasters on Boo Hill
Boo Blasters on Boo Hill is an interactive family dark ride designed and manufactured by Sally Corporation. The ride opened in 2010 at four Cedar Fair amusement parks — Canada's Wonderland, Carowinds, Kings Dominion, and Kings Island. The ride was a slight alteration and replacement of Scooby-Doo! and the Haunted Castle after Cedar Fair chose to remove all Hanna-Barbera branding from each of their parks by 2010.
20. Addison Apartments
Addison Apartments is a historic apartment building located at Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. It was built in 1926, and is a nine-story, steel frame building sheathed in light brick and cast stone. The Classical Revival style building consists of a two-story base, six-story shaft, and one-story capital with a distinctive stepped pediment. The front facade features a two-story portico with a deck.
21. Frederick Place
The Frederick Apartments is a historic apartment building located in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. It was built in 1927, and is a three-story, 36-unit brick apartment house in the Italian Renaissance Revival style. The body of the building is constructed of red brick, laid up in common bond. The facade features buff-colored brick set in stretcher bond with decorative patterning in places.
Hurler is a wooden roller coaster located at Carowinds amusement park in Charlotte, North Carolina. A second installation of the ride was also built at Kings Dominion, and both locations opened to the public in 1994. Hurler at Kings Dominion was closed following the 2015 season. It was renovated by Rocky Mountain Construction and re-emerged as a steel coaster in 2018 called Twisted Timbers.
23. Hezekiah Alexander House
The 1774 Alexander Rock House in Charlotte, North Carolina, US, is the oldest house in Mecklenburg County and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970. Originally built by the Alexander Family who finished construction in 1774, the Rock House and its various outbuildings have had many owners over the years with The Charlotte Museum of History being its steward today.
24. First Ward Park
First Ward Park is a 4.6 acre urban park in the First Ward neighborhood of Uptown Charlotte. After a national competition to attract architects, the firm Shadley Associates was selected to build the park. The park incorporates the existing Dixie's Tavern and UNCC buildings, and new construction will include an office tower, hotel, and parking deck on adjacent land.
SlingShot is a reverse bungee ride manufactured by Funtime and featured at several Cedar Fair amusement parks, including Cedar Point, Carowinds, and Canada's Wonderland. The first installation opened at Kings Island in 2002, but the park retired the ride in 2022. An additional fee is required to ride, which is separate from park admission.
26. Roscoe Road
The Seguin Covered Bridge, also called the Upper Covered Bridge and the Sequin Covered Bridge, is a wooden covered bridge that crosses Lewis Creek in Charlotte, Vermont on Roscoe Road. It was built about 1850, and is a distinctive variant of a Burr arch design. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
27. Carolina Cyclone
Carolina Cyclone is an Arrow Dynamics roller coaster located at Carowinds in Charlotte, North Carolina. The coaster is located in the Carolina Boardwalk area of the park. Built in 1980 by world-renowned coaster manufacturer Arrow Dynamics, it was the first roller coaster to have four inversions, two loops and two corkscrews.
28. PNC Music Pavilion
PNC Music Pavilion is an outdoor amphitheater in Charlotte, North Carolina, that specializes in hosting large concerts. The venue largely replaced the Paladium at Carowinds as the premier outdoor venue in the Metrolina region. It was renamed under a new naming rights deal with PNC Bank. It has a capacity of 19,500.
29. Bechtler Museum Of Modern Art
The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in Charlotte, North Carolina, is a 36,500-square-foot (3,390 m2) museum space dedicated to the exhibition of mid-20th-century modern art. The modern art museum is part of the new Levine Center for the Arts in Uptown. The museum building was designed by architect Mario Botta.
30. Carolina Goldrusher
Carolina Goldrusher is a steel roller coaster made by Arrow Dynamics of Mountain View, California. The coaster is located in the Carolina Boardwalk area of Carowinds in Charlotte, North Carolina. It was the park's first roller coaster and one of only four original rides that still operate in the park today.
31. McGill Rose Garden
McGill Rose Garden is a city supported park at 940 North Davidson Street in the Belmont neighborhood of Charlotte, North Carolina. It has been designated an All-America Rose Selections (AARS) public garden, one of only 4 such gardens in all of North Carolina and one of only 53 in the entire United States.
32. Sheffield Neighborhood Park
Sheffield Park is an 8-acre urban park at 1300 Tarrington Avenue in the 1950's-early 1960's era established Neighborhood of Eastway Park/Sheffield Park Neighborhood of Charlotte, North Carolina. It features a playground, a picnic shelter, and one court for each of tennis and basketball.
33. Holmes Creek Covered Bridge
The Holmes Creek Covered Bridge, also called the Lakeshore Covered Bridge, is a one-lane wooden covered bridge that crosses Holmes Creek in Charlotte, Vermont on Lake Road, adjacent to Charlotte Beach. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
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