Mint Hill, NC

Area Attractions

Attractions

The North Carolina Korean War Memorial Located At The Mint Hill Veterans Memorial Park Honors North Carolinians Who Fought And Are Still Serving And Are Still Serving To Keep South Korea Free From Tyranny.

There were 788 members of the military from North Carolina who were killed or missing in action during the war.  The North Carolina Korean War Veterans Memorial is the only one of its kind in the stat that will ensure that the soldier's sacrifice will always be remembered.

"The Memorial provides a regular draw for thousands of people who come to pay their respects to the veterans of this 'forgotten war.'" -- Mayor Emeritus, Ted Biggers

8850 Fairview Road
Mint Hill NC
Phone: (704) 545-9726
Take a step into history at the Carl J. McEwen Historic Village. Visitors can walk through the restored Country Doctor's Office, the Ashcraft one room schoolhouse, the Ira V. Ferguson Country Store and the Gold Assay office where miners brought their ore to see if they had struck it rich!! Other outbuildings in the village like the blacksmith shop, hen house, and meat curing building reflect the rural nature of early Mint Hill.

7601 Matthews Mint Hill Road

Mint Hill NC
Phone: (704) 573-0726

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Discovery Place, Inc. is a private 501c(3) not-for-profit education organization dedicated to inspiring exploration of the natural and social world through extraordinary exhibitions and educational programs that inform, challenge and engage audiences of all ages.

Discovery Place, Inc. operates Discovery Place and Charlotte Nature Museum and Discovery Place KIDS.

As one of the leading hands-on science centers in the country, Discovery Place offers visitors the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in a fun, interactive and informal setting. Located in one of the nation's fastest growing metropolitan areas, Charlotte, N.C., Discovery Place offers a family-friendly experience surrounded by the excitement of a bustling urban community.

301 N Tryon St
Charlotte NC
Phone: (704) 372-6261

Charlotte Motor Speedway is a motorsports facility located about 30 miles east of Mount Holly in Concord, NC. The 1.5 mile racetrack hosts NASCAR racing events such as the Coca-Cola 600, Sprint All-Star Race and the Bank of America 500. zMax Dragway, also a part of the racing complex, is a four-lane drag strip that hosts NHRA events.

5555 Concord Pkwy. South
Concord NC
Phone: (704) 464-4527

Reed Gold Mine is the site of the first documented gold find in the United States. From this discovery, gold mining spread gradually to nearby counties and eventually into other southern states. During its peak years gold mining was second only to farming in the number of North Carolinians it employed. The estimated value of gold recovered reached over one million dollars a year. North Carolina led the nation in gold production until 1848, when it was eclipsed by the great rush to California.

9621 Reed Mine Rd.
Midland NC
Phone: (704) 721-4653
Fax: (704) 721-4657
Located in Uptown Charlotte, N.C., the 150,000-square-foot NASCAR Hall of Fame is an interactive, entertainment attraction honoring the history and heritage of NASCAR. The high-tech venue, designed to educate and entertain race fans and non-fans alike, opened May 11, 2010 and includes artifacts, interactive exhibits, and a 278-person state-of-the-art theater.

Reference: NASCAR Hall of Fame

400 East Martin Luther King Jr Blvd

Charlotte NC
Phone: (704) 654-4400
An internationally-renowned institution, The Mint Museum is dedicated to collecting, conserving, exhibiting, inspiring, publishing and protecting important works of art and design from all over the global art community.

2730 Randolph Rd
Charlotte NC
Phone: (704) 337-2000

The U.S. National Whitewater Center is home to the world's largest man-made recirculating river. It's capable of producing Class II, III, and IV whitewater rapids. Visitors can enjoy rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, zip-lining and more in this state-of-the-art facility. Surrounding the facility are over 20 miles of scenic woodland trails for walking, hiking and biking. Your outdoor adventure at the USNWC will create memories that will last a lifetime.

5000 Whitewater Center Parkway
Charlotte NC
Phone: (704) 391-3900
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Learn about the conservation and rehabilitation of these fascinating birds of prey. The Raptor Center features 25 different species of raptors on exhibit along a 3/4 mile outdoor nature trail. The center is a non-profit organization focused on the rehabilitation and release of raptors and educating visitors. Summer camps for children and volunteer opportunities are a great way to get involved with the cause.

6000 Sample Road
Huntersville NC
Phone: (704) 875-6521
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Experience world-class roller coasters at the self-proclaimed "Thrill Capital of the Southeast." Carowinds amusement park features rides that are just your speed - fast and thrilling for adventure seekers or slower family rides for those who like to live on the "mild" side. Within Carowinds is Boomerang Bay, a 20-acre water park and the new "Dinosaurs Alive" attraction featuring nearly 30 animatronic dinosaurs.

14523 Carowinds Blvd.
Charlotte NC
Phone: (704) 588-2600

Created on over 400 acres of land donated by retired textile executive Daniel Stowe, this wonderful botanical garden is a showcase for best of southern horticulture. The garden is a must-see for lovers of gardening, nature, photography, landscape design, bird watching and more. Guided tours are available or guests may stroll through the gardens at their own pace.

6500 South New Hope Road
Belmont NC
Phone: (704) 825-4490