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Best Western Plus Charlotte/Matthews Hotel

2501 Sardis Road N, Charlotte, NC 28227-7724
Phone: +1 704-845-2810   |   Fax: 704/845-1743   |   93 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

At Best Western Charlotte, our location is a big draw for many guests, since we’re just seven miles from uptown Charlotte and within close proximity to Matthews, NC.

A great price is complemented with fantastic amenities in each room, like 42-inch flat screen TVs, refrigerators and microwaves. Charlotte hotels are known for southern hospitality, but we take it a step beyond here. From the moment you arrive, you’ll be treated like family. Located in Crown Point Business Park, our Charlotte hotel is a favorite for business travelers and vacationers alike, and our staff knows how important a warm welcome is.

The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center is nearby, and many of our Charlotte hotel guests are in town for a special event. The Lowes Motor Speedway is also popular, especially for guests who want a little adrenaline rush while on vacation. From the Time Warner Cable Arena to Carowinds Amusement Park, the options in Charlotte are nearly endless, and our staff members are happy to provide tips and recommendations to help make your stay even better.

Our Matthews hotel is close to many restaurants, so a great meal is never far away. Try the local cuisine and southern favorites at fine dining establishments or mom and pop diners. Shopping, sightseeing, and tours are all just moments away. At our Charlotte hotel, you’ll be close to all the top attractions but far enough away from the center of downtown to avoid the hustle and bustle.

If you’re here on business, it’s a breeze to take care of your work in open, comfortable rooms. Within a close proximity to several corporate parks, visitors to companies like Family Dollar, Windstream Communications and Harris Teeter all stay at our Charlotte hotel on a regular basis. Cool, quiet guest rooms are a must whether you’re here for business or leisure, and we understand that. At our property, we always go the extra mile for you.

Reserve your next stay Charlotte stay at Best Western Plus Charlotte/Matthews Hotel! Enjoy your stay.


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Exercise facilities
  • 100 percent smoke free hotel
  • Exercise facility Open from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Complimentary full breakfast, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, hot eggs, hot breakfast meat, other hot items, yogurt, juice and coffee
  • Universal gym
  • Stair stepper
  • Stationary bike
  • Treadmill
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Guest laundry
  • Cable or satellite television
  • Business center
  • Printer available
  • Fax services
  • Computer available
  • Photocopy services
  • Dataports
  • Meeting facilities
  • Air-conditioning
  • Elevator, wheelchair accessible
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Free parking
  • Elevator
  • Interior corridor
  • Free wireless internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
  • Computer modem hookups
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Dry cleaning
  • Free motorcoach parking

Best Western Plus Charlotte/Matthews Hotel

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Conveniently located, the best western plus charlotte/matthews hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 35.146685  /  Latitude: -80.726165


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: Interstate 85 North. Exit at Harris Boulevard (Exit 45A). Travel East. Stay on Harris Boulevard until it dead ends with Independence Boulevard. Turn left onto Independence Boulevard and travel to the third traffic light, located at the intersection of Independence and Sardis Road North. Turn right, the Best Western Plus Charlotte/Matthews Hotel is on the right.

From: Interstate 85 South. Exit at Brookshire Boulevard (Exit 63). Turn left at the light. Travel East on Brookshire Boulevard for approximately four miles. Change to the left lane. Exit left onto Independence Boulevard. Stay on Independence Boulevard for approximately 20 minutes, located at the intersection of Independence and Sardis Road North. Turn right, the Best Western Plus Charlotte/Matthews Hotel is on the right.

From: Interstate 77 North. Exit at Interstate 277 (Brookshire Boulevard)traveling East. Immediately move into the left lane. Exit onto Independence Boulevard. This will place you on Independence headed east. Stay on Independence for approximately 20 minutes, located at the intersection of Independence and Sardis Road North. Turn right, the Best Western Plus Charlotte/Matthews Hotel is on the right.

From: Interstate 77 South. Exit Interstate 485 East. Once on Interstate 485, take the Independence Boulevard (Exit 51-A West towards Charlotte). Stay on Independence for approximately five minutes, located at the intersection of Independence and Sardis Road North. Turn left, the Best Western Plus Charlotte/Matthews Hotel is on the right.

From: US Highway 74 West. Exit onto Interstate 85 North. Exit off of Interstate 85 at Brookshire Boulevard (Exit 63). Turn left at the light. This will place you onto Brookshire Boulevard headed East. Stay on Brookshire for approximately four miles. Change to the left lane. Exit left onto Independence Boulevard. Stay on Independence for approximately 20 minutes, located at the intersection of Independence and Sardis Road North. Turn right, the Best Western Plus Charlotte/Matthews Hotel is on the right.

From: US Highway 74 East. From Laurinburg, travel US Highway 74 West through the cities of Monroe and Indian Trail. Pass underneath the US Highway 51 overpass. Continue on US Highway 74 to the 3rd light. This is the intersection of Independence and Sardis Road North. Turn left, the Best Western Plus Charlotte/Matthews Hotel is on the right hand side.

Best Western Plus Charlotte/Matthews Hotel

We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Bank of America Stadium

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Bank of America Stadium Hosts Panthers Games

This fall, head for Charlotte and check out the exciting NFL action of the Carolina Panthers. You'll want to make plans for a visit to Bank of America Stadium, the home of Panthers football.

Drive in from Gastonia or Huntersville and enjoy the hard hits and big plays of a Panthers game. Bank of America Stadium is near downtown Charlotte, just off I-277 and and northwest of the Charlotte Convention Center.

Built in 1996, Bank of America Stadium was originally known as Ericsson Stadium up until 2004. With a max seating capacity of 73,778, Bank of America Stadium is seemingly alive with movement and life come game day.

On your next fall trip into Charlotte and the Piedmont region, make time take in a game – the NFL season kicks off in September and finishes up in early February with the Super Bowl.

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

Located in Charlotte, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art features 36,500 square feet of modern art collections. The museum was founded opened in 2010 and now houses an impressive collection of post-WWII artwork.

The collection is split into three focuses – the European Perspective, the School of Paris, and American and British Artists. Designed by renowned architect Mario Botta – the museum’s architecture is a sight to behold in and of itself.

Bost Grist Mill

Just outside of Charlotte, the Bost Grist Mill is a delightful piece of North Carolinian history. The Bost Mill was built in the early 1800s, and has been a community staple along the Rocky River in Cabarrus County in the Piedmont region ever since.

Visitors can take in the some history via guided tour given by the Bost family themselves. The Bost Grist Mill hosts a full calendar of events and is a great place for a wedding in Concord as well.

Carolinas Aviation Museum

Established in 1992, the Carolinas Aviation Museum is a charming museum found in Charlotte, NC. The museum showcases a number of aircraft ranging from countless U.S. military aircraft to commercial airliners like the US Airways Airbus “Miracle on Hudson” aircraft.

Specific collections include the US Airways Heritage Collection, Preddy Memorial Foundation, and Piedmont Airlines Historical Society. Other perks at the Carolinas Aviation Museum include the Dolph Overton Library and Bat Cave Storage and Restoration Facility.  


Roller coaster at Carowinds

Carowinds at Dusk

Ready for a family day filled with excitement and fun? Head to Carowinds, the "Thrill Capital of the Southeast", located in Charlotte.

This 398-acre amusement park features thirteen roller coasters and eight water rides in the 20-acre Boomerang Bay water park.

From family rides and thrill rides to live entertainment, dining and shopping, there is plenty of fun to be had.

The newest ride, WindSeeker, stands at 301 feet tall, the highest ride in the park. Riders experience the rush of flying at thirty miles per hour, while safely strapped into the ride's carriage.

Traditional coasters include the Carolina Cyclone, Carolina Cobra, Intimidator, Hurler and Vortex. Kids love having fun in the Planet Snoopy area of the park where they get to ride the Flying Ace Aerial Chase, Flying Ace Balloon Race and Charlie Brown's Windup.

Take a break from the rides, to watch one of the several live shows or enjoy a meal or snack to satisfy a hungry appetite. While in the Mountain Region of North Carolina, make the most of your visit with day at Carowinds.

Charlotte Convention Center

Opened in 1995, the Charlotte Convention Center is set in the heart of downtown Charlotte, conveniently located near many of the city’s must-see attractions and sports venues. Coming in at nearly 300,000 square feet, the center hosts many of the Piedmont region’s most highly anticipated events.

Center goers can utilize the LYNX and Charlotte Trolley for convenience and downtown transportation – both pass through the convention center. Unique to the CCC, the NASCAR Hall of Fame is connected to the center, great for easy sightseeing when exploring downtown.

Charlotte Douglas International Airport

A joint civil-military public airpark, the Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) serves the Charlotte metropolitan airport and other communities in the North Carolina Piedmont Region. North Carolina’s busiest airport, CLT is the largest hub for US Airways.

Established in 1935, CLT is also home to Charlotte Air National Guard Base and the United Service Organization of North Carolina. Travelers to CLT are encouraged to check out The Overlook, and the Carolinas Aviation Museum.

Charlotte Motor Speedway

Just about 10 miles north of Charlotte, the Charlotte Motor Speedway is a NASCAR-sanctioned racetrack in the Piedmont region of North Carolina. The raceway hosts some of the largest NASCAR events in the region, including names like Spring All-Star Race, Coca-Cola 600, and many more.

The speedway is also home to a four-lane drag racing strip and clay oval. Both host plenty of prestigious race events in their own right – including the World of Outlaw finals and official NHRA events as well.

Charlotte Museum of History

Glean historic insights in Charlotte. Be sure to visit the Charlotte Museum of History. Also home to the Hezekiah Alexander Homesite, this premier museum is located on eight acres, just east of Charlotte. On the original homesite, is the 5,000 sq ft rock house, built in 1774.

It's the oldest home in Mecklenburg County and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Guided tours of the home are available in groups of 20, so plan accordingly.

The 36,000 sq ft museum was completed in 1999. Tour the museum to view the collections of artifacts and photographs of the Charlotte region. View over 13,500 artifacts in the permanent exhibit, Charlotte Stories: Our Collections, Your Treasures. Finding comfortable accommodations is easy in Charlotte with Best Western hotels. Enjoy your time in Western North Carolina.

CMC Northeast Stadium

Located in the city of Kannapolis – just a short drive north of Charlotte – CMC Northeast Stadium is a professional-sized baseball stadium. The stadium is home to the Kannapolis Intimidators, the MiLB affiliate to the Chicago White Sox of Major League Baseball.

The stadium was opened in 1994 and has served as the home field advantage to the Intimidators since. Some of the perks include a state-of-the-art scoreboard in centerfield, a large picnic shelter, Intimidation Station, and the Pit Stop Playground.

Concord Speedway

Located in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, the Concord Speedway is an excellent motorsports track and complex in the town of Midland. The speedway is the home of many renowned NASCAR racing events, including the Grand National and NASCAR Convertible Series.

The speed way is comprised of two separate tracks – the half-mile tri-oval and the quarter-mile oval. Current race events held at Concord speedway include the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series and the USARacing Series.

Curb Motorsports Museum

Located in Kappapolis – just a short drive north of Charlotte – the Curb Motorsports Museum houses a great deal of NASCAR exhibits. The museum gets its namesake from longtime motorsports owner, sponsor, and enthusiast, Mike Curb.

Exhibits and displays at the museums include the actual stock cars driven by Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty. There are 23 cars in total on display at the Curb Museum, as well as a great deal of racing memorabilia.

Dale Earnhardt, Inc.

Located in the epicenter of professional racing – Mooresville, just outside of Charlotte – one of the NASCAR’s most iconic brands makes their home. Dale Earnhardt Inc. is open year round, offering tours of their dazzling showroom and outlining the career of seven-time champion Dale Earnhardt.

View all of Dale Earnhardt’s seven NASCAR Winston Cup Series Championship trophies, endless pictures, memorabilia, and awards. Guests can enter contests and take home rare and one-of-a-kind racing materials as well.

Discovery Place

Located in Charlotte, Discovery Place is an outstanding museum dedicated to showcasing science and technology in the Piedmont Region. The museum features a wealth of informative exhibits and displays, perhaps none more entertaining than the on-site IMAX Dome Theatre, playing educational films and dazzling documentaries.

Other exhibits at Discovery Place include Fantastic Frogs, Alien Worlds and Androids, Dinosaurs in Motion, and more. The museum also hosts frequent fun-filled events and educational workshops.

Dr. Charles L. Sifford Golf Course

Explore Revolution Park on your next visit to Charlotte and play the nine-hole, executive Dr. Charles L. Sifford Golf Course. Any visit to the Piedmont region of North Carolina is hardly complete without some time spent in Charlotte – bring your clubs and play nine holes for a quick round, or double up for a full 18. 

There are many ways to enjoy an exciting day in Charlotte – from the historic landmarks to the Civil War history. One of the most exceptional ways to enjoy your stay, though, is a day of pars, birdies, and chip shots. Don't miss your shot at playing the Dr. Charles L. Sifford Golf Course – it's a stroke of genius.

Gray Motorsports

Home to some of the NHRA’s biggest names, Gray Motorsports is the headquarters to Cagnazzi racing in Mooresville – just outside of Charlotte and Huntersville. The headquarters has helped give way to well over 35 NHRA race wins and multiple NHRA Pro Stock Championships.

Three of the NHRA’s best drivers call the shop home. Race fans can visit the shop, take tours, and see how a championship caliber NHRA race shop operates. 

Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts & Culture

Chock-full of outstanding Piedmont area history, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African America Arts and Culture is a four-story cultural hub, showcasing African American art contributions. The center frequently brings in new and enticing exhibits – while past exhibits include the Kinsey Collection, African American Art Since 1950, America I AM, and so much more.

Visitors enjoy perusing the permanent collection at the Charlotte Gantt Center, housing works by artists like Jacob Lawrence, Ann Tanksley, and Romare Bearden. The Gantt Center hosts a full calendar’s worth of events as well, including workshops, live performances, and film screenings.

Hendrick Motorsports Complex

Charlotte is home to one the greatest owners in NASCAR's history. Joesph Riddick "Rick" Hendrick III established Hendrick Motorsports, originally named All-Star Racing, in 1984. Hendrick Motorsports began with 5,000 square feet of workspace and one NASCAR Winston Cup Series team.

Throughout the years, the facility expanded to become Hendrick Motorsports Complex. The complex encompasses 140 acres in a 430,000 square foot building, and employs over five hundred employees. The original shop remains on-site.

The complex features engine and chassis-building areas large enough to support four full-time Chevrolet teams in the Sprint Cup Series of NASCAR. This impressive facility is located northeast of Charlotte, one mile from the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Hendrick Motorsports remains in the record books for earning thirteen owner's championships and fourteen championships overall. Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Kasey Kahne and Jimmie Johnson are among some of the drivers. While in the Mountain Region of North Carolina, stop by the complex for a free tour. 

JR Motorsports

Located in the town of Mooresville, the JR Motorsports facility is fan-favorite and must-see for race fans in the Piedmont region. JR Motorsports can be found just north of Charlotte, where shop tours are given Thursdays and Fridays each week.

The 66,000 square foot facility has helped produce numerous Nationwide Series wins and acts as the headquarters for one of NASCAR’s most famed drivers, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Earnhardt merchandise and souvenirs can be found at JR Nation, the on-site retail store exclusive to Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Kyle Busch Motorsports

Located in Mooresville – just north of Charlotte – Kyle Busch Inc. is a 77,000 square foot facility acting as the headquarters for some of the biggest names in NASCAR. Kyle Busch Inc. has helped produce multiple NASCAR Camping World Struck Series championships.

Race fans can visit the Kyle Busch shop Monday through Friday and view the interworking of the Kyle Busch Toyota truck team. The high-tech, environmentally friendly facility houses a 2,000 square foot gift shop as well. 

Levine Museum of the New South

Located in Charlotte, the Levine Museum of the New South encompasses a vast collection of post-Civil War interactive history displays. A popular and award-winning permanent, the Cotton Fields to Skyscrapers exhibit, features 8,000 square feet of interactive displays native to the Piedmont region.

Former renowned exhibits include the likes of the Box that Changed the World, the New South’s Love Affair with the Car, and Boots on the Ground – each carry their own significance to the area. Other perks include the calendar of fun-filled and informative events and the Levine Museum of the New South store.

McDowell Nature Center & Preserve

Between the border of North Carolina and South Carolina, lies Lake Wylie and its 325 miles of shoreline. The McDowell Nature Center & Preserve is nestled along the Lake Wylie shoreline, southwest of Charlotte. Outdoor enthusiasts will love spending time at this forested 1,108-acre nature preserve. Begin your visit at the Nature Center to learn more about this wonderful preserve, the oldest in Mecklenburg County.

The natural flora and fauna inhabiting the preserve, includes birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals, totaling more than 175 species. The variety of spring wild flowers includes the federally endangered, Schweinitz's Sunflower. Continue your exploration of the preserve on one of the nine hiking trails, ranging from easy to moderate. Let the kids run off some energy at one of the playgrounds, while setting up a picnic lunch. 

Memory Lane Motorsports & Historical Automotive Museum

Located in the town of Mooresville – otherwise known as the motorsports capital of the U.S. – the Memory Lane Motorsports and Historical Automotive Museum offers an excellent glimpse into the humble beginnings of the American automobile. The museum primarily features over 150 exhibits any self-proclaimed motor head will surely enjoy.

Among the many displays, some of the highlights include the impressive collection of vintage NASCARs and racecars ranging from soapbox derby cars to Hollywood props from “Talladega Nights” and “Leatherheads”. The museum  is found in the Piedmont region near Charlotte.

Mint Museum Randolph

Located in Charlotte, the Mint Museum Randolph was opened in 1936 and holds the title as the state’s first art museum. Visitors enjoy viewing the extensive galleries and exhibits featuring collections like Ancient Americas, European, and African art.

Other attractions at the Mint Museum Randolph include the reference library, a dazzling theater, and, of course, the museum gift shop so guests can take home their own unique piece of art. Explore the museum by your own accord, with either a self-guided or group tour.

Mint Museum Uptown

Located in Charlotte, the Mint Museum Uptown houses extensive collections of contemporary American and European artwork. The awe-inspiring building was built in 2010, encompassing five stories and 145,000 square feet. The primary, permanent exhibit is the Craft + Design collection – featuring numerous ceramics, woods, glasswork, and much more.

Visitors will be treated to plenty of amenities as well, including the Jakes B. Duke Auditorium, the Lewis Family Gallery, and a restaurant and gift shop as well. The museum frequently hosts workshops and lectures, so visitors can truly get the most out of their experience.

NASCAR Driving Experience

Motorsports fans won’t want to miss the NASCAR Driving Experience located in the Piedmont region of North Carolina. Visitors of the speedway will get to drive a real NASCAR racecar or take a NASCAR ride along with a personal racing instructor – all just minutes north of Charlotte.

With a variety of prices and drives, guests have plenty of experiences to choose from. Drive along some of the nation’s most prestigious speedways with NASCAR Driving Experience.

NASCAR Hall of Fame

Racing fans in the Charlotte area are in the right place. Charlotte, and much of the NC Mountain region, is considered by many to be the "NASCAR Valley," because of the number of famous drivers from North Carolina. In 2009, the twenty-story NASCAR Plaza office building opened, followed by the opening of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, in 2010.

The buildings are located in downtown Charlotte, near the Charlotte Convention Center. The Hall of Fame honors NASCAR drivers, crew chiefs, owners and major contributors to the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing.

Begin your tour of the Hall of Fame by watching a primer video in the Belk High Octane Theater, before heading to the Ceremonial Plaza. The Glory Road, a 33-degree banked ramp, showcases eighteen cars and several historic and current racing tracks.

The Great Hall features a fourteen foot video screen and exhibits. "Studio 43," honoring Richard Petty, broadcasts the Inside NASCAR television show. For an adrenalin rush, test your skills in the Transporter and Racecar simulators. With so much to see, make sure you have time for it all. 

North Carolina Music Hall of Fame

Located Kannapollis – just north of Charlotte – the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame showcases some of the states’ most prized and renowned artists and composures. Originally founded in 1994, the museum now houses an extensive list of musicians, including names like Randy Travis, George Clinton, and John Coltrane.

The induction ceremonies are frequently open to the public and are generally held at the Vintage Motor Club Conference and Events Center. The hall of fame has over 50 members in total.

President James K. Polk State Historic Site

While traveling in the North Carolina mountain region of Western North Carolina, be sure to visit Pineville, just south of Charlotte. Many wonderful historical sites are waiting to be explored. The President James K. Polk State Historic Site, is the preserved land once owned by the parents of James K. Polk, the eleventh United States President.

Visit the site to see the reconstructed homestead, including a log house, barn and kitchen. Be sure to schedule plenty of time at this historic site.

Stroll through the Visitor Center to learn more about President Polk and his role in the Mexican-American War and the annexation of California. While at this historic site, attend a Frontier Cooking Class in the Polk Kitchen or one of the weaving and blacksmith demonstrations. Bring your camera to capture an image of the stone monument dedicated to President Polk. Before leaving the site, browse the selection of gift items in the Gift Shop. 

Reed Gold Mine

Located in the town of Midland, the Reed Gold Mine is a former gold mine in the Piedmont region. The site was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1966 after being built in 1799. The site now serves as a great historic, tourist attraction.

Reed Gold Mine features plenty of family-friendly amenities as well. The Visitor Center houses gold exhibits, mining artifacts, and orientation videos. The mine offers further adventure with a one-of-a-kind guided tour of the underground tunnels.

Renaissance Park Golf Course

You'll want to keep your drives down the fairway at the Renaissance Park Golf Course. A top golf destination in the Piedmont region, Renaissance Park Golf Course is a short drive south from downtown Charlotte. Playing to a par 72 across the 18 holes at a max length of 7,360 yards, golfers of all levels enjoy the Renaissance Park Golf Course.

Be sure to pack your clubs along for the ride the next time you venture through Charlotte. While many visit for the history, professional sports, and down-south culture, Charlotte offers a wealth of excellent golf course options. Renaissance Park just so happens to be one of the best in the state.

Roush Fenway Racing Museum

Get a feel for some of NASCAR’s history and legend at Roush Fenway Racing Museum in Concord, just north of Charlotte in the Piedmont region. Getting its namesake from Jack Roush, legendary NASCAR owner and engine builder, the museum foremost displays Roush’s intriguing timeline as well as countless other motorsports exhibits.

Some of the perks and exhibits at the Roush Fenway Racing Museum include NASCAR victory trophies like the Winston Cup, Nextel Cup, and Spring Cup Series – as well as a collection of real-life NASCAR race vehicles. Take the full tour and be sure to stop by the gift shop on your way out for official Roush Fenway Racing apparel.

Sam Bass Gallery of Motorsports Art

Located in the town of Concord in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, the Sam Bass Gallery of Motorsports Art is a delightful stop outside of Charlotte for any and all NASCAR fans. The gallery showcases artist Sam Bass’ extensive collection of NASCAR artwork, including numerous paintings and prints.

Also found at the gallery is Bass’ collection of NASCAR products, including helmets, uniforms, and sheet metal designed by Sam Bass himself. The gallery also houses a great deal of souvenirs, collectibles, replicas, and more.

SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium

Located in the town of Concord and just north of Charlotte, the SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium features a wealth of outstanding family-friendly attractions. Guests will explore over 36,000 square feet of aquatic exhibits – home to some 5,000 sea creatures.

Some of the must-sees at SEA LIFE includes the 180-degree ocean tunnel, where sharks, rays, and plenty of tropical fish surround and the interactive quiz trail. Apart from the 20 scenic displays, the aquarium also features and children’s play area.

Stewart-Haas Racing

Located in Kannapolis in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, the Stewart-Haas Racing facility is the headquarters of the some of the biggest names in NASCAR. Race fans enjoy visiting the 140,000 square foot facility and catching a first-hand glimpse of how a NASCAR Spring Cut Series championship winning team operates.

Tours of the facility can be arranged, where guest view cars, parts, and actual NASCAR engine building machinery. The SHR store features plenty of SHR merchandise and even officially licensed SHR car parts. 

Time Warner Cable Arena

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Watch the Bobcats Play at Time Warner Cable Arena

When the NBA season in Charlotte is in full effect, head for the Time Warner Cable Arena and check out a Charlotte Bobcats game.

Opened in 2005, Time Warner Cable Arena was originally known as the Charlotte Bobcats Arena up until 2008, and has been Time Warner Cable Arena ever since.

Found in the heart of downtown Charlotte, Time Warner Cable Arena is, in fact, the home of the Charlotte Bobcats, but it also hosts a wide range of events throughout the year – live music, staged performances, and even the circus.

When you're visiting the Piedmont region and find yourself in Charlotte, your fall, winter, or spring visit should be met with some Bobcats basketball. The NBA season tips off in October and plays through May of the following year.

If basketball isn't your jam, Time Warner Cable Arena can expand seating from around 19,000 (for basketball games) to nearly 21,000 for staged events, like concerts and pro wrestling.

U.S. National Whitewater Center

Ready for an adventure? Look no further than the U.S. National Whitewater Center, located west Charlotte, along the Catawba River. This outdoor recreation center encompasses nearly 400 acres of land and offers whitewater rafting, canoeing, whitewater kayaking, flatwater kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, zip-lining and an adventure course.

This unique center is home to the "world's largest and most complex recirculating artificial whitewater river." The center features twelve million gallons of water producing Class II to IV sized rapids, in the Olympic-standard slalom competition channel and the wilderness channel.

The Upper and Lower Pools connect the two channels, navigated by guided rafts, canoes and kayaks. The man-made river channels were designed by Scott Shipley, an American slalom canoer, who won three silver medals in the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships. Be sure to schedule enough time for an ultimate day of fun, in the North Carolina Mountains

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 1.00 mile(s) from Levine Senior Center, senior center
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Bojangles Coliseum, sports arena
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Ovens Auditorium, live shows
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Merchandise Mart, trade shows
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Blumenthal Performing Art
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Discovery Place, hands on science museum
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Charlotte Convention Cent
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Bank of America Stadium, Panthers football stadium
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Charlotte Bob Cats Arena
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Childrens Theater, Theater
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Museum of History, museum
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Nascar Hall of Fame, Nascar museum
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Blumenthal Performing Art
  • 9.00 mile(s) from Levine Museum of South, history
  • 9.00 mile(s) from Museum of Histroy, History
  • 10.00 mile(s) from MInt MUseuem
  • 18.00 mile(s) from Lowes Motor Speedway
  • 20.00 mile(s) from James K Polk Museum
  • 23.00 mile(s) from Paramount's Carowinds
  • 0.10 mile(s) from Value City, retail
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Wal-Mart, retail
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Windsor Square, retail shops
  • 8.00 mile(s) from South Park Mall
  • 17.00 mile(s) from Carolina Place Mall
  • 18.00 mile(s) from Concord Mills, shopping mall

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • 1.00 mile(s) from McAlpine Creek, nature trails
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Movies 10, movie theater
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Lazer Quest, video games
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Sardis Park, Park
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Reedy Creek Park
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Kates Skates, Roller Skating Rink
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Albemarle Park
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Manson Wallace Park, Park
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Stumptown Park, Park
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Olde Providence Park, Park
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Mint Hill Muncipal Park
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Idlewild Road Park
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Sunset Memory Gardens
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Baucom Park
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Squirrel Lake Park

Nearby Restaurants

  • Adjacent to Chili's, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • Across the street from Crown Point, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • Across the street from Buffalo Wild Wings, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 0.30 mile(s) from Steak N' Shake, Full Service, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
  • 0.50 mile(s) from AppleBees, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Burger King, Fast Food, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Wendy's, Fast Food, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Azteca, Full Service, Mexican, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 2.00 mile(s) from IHOP, Full Service, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Cracker Barrel, Full Service, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Captain D's, Fast Food, Seafood, Open for: lunch, dinner,

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