Charlotte, North Carolina for Pre-Teens & Teens
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When it comes to NASCAR racing, Charlotte is the center of the universe. All the major racing teams are based here, and on race weekends you can practically breathe in the excitement. But even if racing isn't your thing, Charlotte offers plenty to get your motor running. Kids can take on the largest man-made whitewater river in the world at the U.S. Whitewater Center, get up close and personal with a moose at Lazy 5 Ranch, or create their own music videos at ImaginOn.
Suggested Trip Plan for Pre-Teens & Teens
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- Day 3
This is the place to go to see a production by the excellent Children's Theater of Charlotte or to browse in the children's library....
Live Music Venue
Lowes Motor Speedway is home to some big NASCAR races. For a more kid-friendly experience, try the Summer Shootout Series to see entertaining events like CRASHcars, where the cars have names like T-Wrecks and Krashy the Clown....
There are lots of opportunities for adventure for both the intrepid and timid at this unique adventure center and Olympic training site....
A New Orleans-style restaurant right in Charlotte, this restaurant is repeatedly ranked as one of the best in town. Live jazz every night and Mardi Gras-beaded necklaces on every table add to the festive feel, but the real treat is the excellent menu....
You can't visit Charlotte without trying some barbecue, and this is the best barbecue in town. Slow-cooked over an open pit, the aroma alone is enough to draw you into this down-home restaurant....
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Southern Charm, Fast Cars, and Unique AdventuresA Family Vacation in Charlotte, NORTH CAROLINA with Pre-Teens & Teens
1.U.S. Whitewater CenterU.S. Whitewater Center
820 Hawfield Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28214
Avenue of the Carolinas
Charlotte, NC 28273
3.Charlotte Museum of HistoryCharlotte Museum of History
3500 Shamrock Drive
Charlotte, NC 28215
4.Charlotte at PlayCharlotte at Play
10504 McMullen Creek Pkwy
Charlotte, NC 28226
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