Top 10 best tourist places in Charlotte, United States

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Charlotte, the state of North Carolina became the 17th largest city in United States with population of 842,051 in 2016. Charlotte is a district of Mecklenburg county and has clammy subtropical weather. Charlotte conventionally marked as the home of Southern Presbyterianism with a nickname “The City of churches” because of the formation of various churches in 19th century. It has two man-made lakes that situated near the city and has a civic garbage system. Charlotte Douglas International Airport is considered as the 6th busiest airport in both the US and all over the world.

10) Freedom Park (Charlotte, North Carolina)

Freedom Park in Charlotte, North Carolina covers the area of 98-acre which is operated by Mecklenburg county Parks and Recreation and situated at 1900 East Boulevard. Freedom Park occurred mainly on a 7-acre lake and about 4.8km away from the charlotte’s downtown area. The park has covered trains, tennis courts, volleyball courts, sports pitch ground with playing field necessary equipment’s. Free movies and musical show in the park are exhibited throughout the whole summer. Freedom Park is also renowned for its five day long Festival in September, which entices over 100,000 visitors yearly,

9) Blumenthal Performing Art Center

Blumenthal performing art opened by 1992 in Charlotte, North Carolina whose overall manufacturing cost was $62 has a capacity of six theaters that is operated by North Carolina Performing Arts Center at Charlotte Foundation. Belk Theater has a seating capacity of 2,118. Booth Playhouse with a courtyard-style proscenium theater has 434 seats. Stage Door Theater is a new amusement hot spot of 211 seats. King Theater has seating capacity of 1,193. McGlohon Theatre with seats 716 is for showing national and local performances; Duke Energy Theater has 190 seats. They all are great spot of fun

8) Billy Graham Library

On June 5, 2007 Billy Graham Library was up for the mass population archive the life of Christian Billy Graham. It is formed like a dairy shed with a silo to the right. Major galleries are entirely dedicated to the Graham’s ministry exhibiting pictures, artifacts, music and voices. One gallery is committed to exhibit Ruth Bell Graham, the wife of evangelist who has departed from this world. Dairy truck of Graham’s brother and replica of the desk of Billy Graham is also on display. Putting together Billy Graham Library is a religious library to visit.

7) Islamic center of Charlotte

The Islamic center of Charlotte shows great hospitality to all those who want to acquire knowledge about Islam. They welcome everyone to come to listen to the Friday Sermon and offer prayers. There are classes on Sunday mornings for children, Imam comes to pray with children on afternoon and give them the lesson about Islamic values. Their VISION is to raise a continuous relationship with Allah by maintaining an environment of continual remembrance of Him. Islamic center of Charlotte community encourages the pursuit of knowledge and spirituality of Allah.

6) Jerry Richardson Stadium

A college football stadium named Jerry Richardson Stadium is located in charlotte, North Carolina. This stadium broke ground in April 28, 2011 and opened in August 31, 2013 with construction cost of $45 million. The horseshoe-style stadium has a room for 15,314 people. Jenkins Peer Architects and DLR group designed this 25-acre place with unique brick style and all seats have great and cozy view. This nicely built stadium also provides parking facilities to the visitors and offering a plenty of food options in and outside the stadium.

 5) Cathedral of Saint Patrick

Cathedral of Saint Patrick in Charlotte, North Carolina commonly called “St. Patrick’s Cathedral” is the mother church of the Diocese of Charlotte. It is founded in 1938 and in September 4, 1939 after consecrated considered as the first church in North has been serving the catholic community for over 75 years and a well-known landmark of New York City. Its architecture is decorated with Neo-Gothic style with twin spires by Frank Frimmer who is famous for remodeling old world churches. The Cathedral of Saint Patrick welcomes all their visitors to warm heart.

4) Carolina Renaissance Festival

Carolina Renaissance Festival held at the north of Charlotte on Saturday and Sunday in October and November. Average 195,000 visitors attended this festival during its fall season. Martial game tournaments are the major attraction of this festival by stunt group Aventail Productions. The Ancient art of Falconry showed four times daily. Other entertainment shows like dance, comedy shows, juggling, sword swallowing and live music acts on 12 stages. Moreover sideshow horseplay and traditional instrumental performance by musician also attracts tourists. Many vendors sell a variety of handmade crafts in this festival.

3) Carowinds Carolina

Carowinds with slogan “”Where the Carolinas come together” opened by 31st March 1973 and its precursory name is paramount’s carowinds. This family-friendly amusement park is situated on the border between North and South Carolina in charlotte. Carowinds theme park contains 13 roller coasters and 7 water rides. This theme park covers the area of 398 acres. An annual Halloween attraction began in 2000, named “SCarowinds” happened to specific nights of September and October. Seven mazes and five scare zones became the list of attraction in SCarowinds for tourists. They also allow music students to perform live and showcase their talent

2) Discovery Place

Discovery Place Science established in 1981 in the Uptown area of Charlotte, North Carolina. This science and technology museum opens for tourist of all ages. They also operate IMAX Dome Theater which is also noted as OMNIMAX Theatre. Discovery place contains three museum brands including Discovery Place Science, Discovery Place Nature and Discovery Place kids with extensive professional development. Discovery Place Nature takes science to life by exhilarating activities and experiments that caused excitement and pleasure among tourists. They also exhibit other educational opportunities and list of events.

1) NASCAR Hall of Fame Charlotte

NASCAR hall of fame Charlotte broke ground in January 2007 and opened in May 11, 2010. Its construction cost was US $160 million. Well-known Pei Cobb Freed & Partners did the design effort, and Leslie E. Robertson Associates were the structural engineers. Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority controls the functioning of NASCAR hall of fame. Its building contains Belk High Octane Theater, Ceremonial Plaza, Glory Road, The Great Hall, “Studio 43”, Hall of Honor, Transporter and Race car Simulators, Race Week Experience and Heritage Speedway in different floors. They eligible those drivers who have been active in NASCAR for at least 10 years

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