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  • Travel and Explore Places Of Interest

     "Charlotte, NC"
     
     Charlotte, North Carolina
     
     
     The famed capital of "Textile Land" and the largest city in North Carolina, located in the south part of the state. Also known as the City of Trees and Queen City, Charlotte is a major financial and distribution center for the southeast. Charlotte's name comes from a German woman from Mechlenburg-Strelitz, named Queen Charlotte Sophia, wife to Great Britain's King George III. During the American Revolution, North Carolinians met at a convention and drafted the "Mechlenburg Declaration of Independence," on May 20, 1775. Today, May 20th is still celebrated as a state holiday in North Carolina. One of Charlotte's key attractions to visit is known as Discover Place, there you can find hands-on exhibits about science. Another key place to go to is the Mint Museum of Art, you can find international acclaimed exhibits. The mint served as a U.S. Federal Mint during the time of 1837 to 1913, when prospectors found gold in the area. Built in 1774, the Hezekiah Alexander Homesite, the oldest building in the city is named after it's settler. Other sites to see include the Latta Place a performing arts center, Paramount's Carowinds theme park, Lake Catawba, Lake Norman, Charlotte's Coliseum seating over 13,000 people, and the American Cotton Manufactureers Institute.

     Afro-American Cultural Center
     401 N. Myers St.
     Charlotte, North Carolina
     (704) 374-1565
     http://www.aacc-charlotte.org/
     The organizationpreserves the heritage of African Americans through the culture's exhibits, workshops, preformances, and activities.

     Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
     330 S. Tryon St.
     Charlotte, New York
     (704) 378-1300
     http://www.charlottechamber.org/
     Charlotte Chamber of Commerce-Charlotte area business information and other important resources for Charlotte, North Carolina.

     Charlotte Convention and Visitors Bureau
     122 East Stonewall Street
     Charlotte, North Carolina
     (704) 334-2282 or (800) 722-1994
     http://www.charlottecvb.org/
     The Charlotte Convention and Visitors Bureau provides information on the City of Charlotte and the surrounding area to thousands of organizations and individuals every year.

     Charlotte Museum of History and Hezekiah Alexander Homesite
     3500 Shamrock Dr.
     Charlotte, North Carolina
     (704) 568-1774
     
     This place houses the 1774 Hezekiah Alexander House, a two-story springhouse, a hand-hewn log kitchen with a working rock fireplace and a museum.

     Charlotte Nature Museum
     1658 Sterling Rd.
     Charlotte, North Carolina
     (704) 332-5018
     
     This nature museum has hands-on exhibits on natural history for children.

     Discovery Place
     301 N. Tryon St.
     Charlotte, North Carolina
     (704) 372-6261 or (800) 935-0553
     http://24.93.68.194/
     An educational complex that incorporates an exhibition hall, a planetarium and an OMNIMAX theater.

     James K. Polk Memorial State Historic Site
     On US 521
     Charlotte, North Carolina
     (704) 889-7145
     
     The memorial preserves the birthplace and childhood home of the 11th president of the United States, James K. Polk.

     Jerald Melberg Gallery
     3900 Colony Road
     Charlotte, New York
     (704) 365-3000
     http://www.jeraldmelberg.com/
     Jerald Melberg Gallery, with locations in Charlotte and Charleston, is the Carolinas' preeminent gallery for contemporary art. Jerald Melberg Gallery has been advising individual collectors, corporations and museums on fine art acquisitions since 1983.

     Mint Museum of Art and Mint Museum of Craft + Design
     2730 Randolph Rd.
     Charlotte, North Carolina
     (704) 337-2000
     http://www.mintmuseum.org/
     Welcome to the Mint Museum of Art and Mint Museum of Craft + Design, located in Charlotte, North Carolina.

     North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
     345 N. College Street
     Charlotte, North Carolina
     (704) 333-4686 or 376-2289
     http://www.performingartsctr.org/
     The art center presents different varieties of artistic expression, such as five galleries, the performing arts, arts education, visual arts, and more.

     Paramount's Carowinds Theme Park
     14523 Carowinds Boulevard
     Charlotte, North Carolina
     (704) 588-2600 or (803) 548-5300
     http://www.carowinds.com/
     The theme park offers ten theme areas that depict the different facets of Carolinas' past and present.

     Queen's Landing
     1459 River Highway
     Charlotte, North Carolina
     (704) 663-2628
     http://www.queenslanding.com/
     Queen's Landing offers the area's only family entertainment facility.

     Reynolda House, Museum of American Art
     PO Box 11765
     Charlotte, North Carolina
     (336) 725-5325
     http://www.reynoldahouse.org/
     Home page for Reynolda House Museum of American Art, located in Winston-Salem North Carolina.

     The Golf Village
     400 N. Polk Street
     Charlotte, North Carolina
     (704) 889-5089
     http://www.thegolfvillage.com/
     Charlotte's most new and unique entertainment center.

     Tryon Center for Visual Art
     721 North Tryon
     Charlotte, North Carolina
     (704) 332-5535
     http://www.tryoncenter.org/
     A church in Charlotte's Historic District, which showcases Gothic architecture, artgalleries, special events, and meetings.

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