Charlotte Sights

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Levine Museum of the New South

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With an 8,000-square-foot exhibit, "Cotton Fields to Skyscrapers: Charlotte and the Carolina Piedmont in the New South," as a jumping-off...

Mint Museum Randolph

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Built in 1836 as the first U.S. Mint, this building has been a home for art since 1936. The holdings in its impressive permanent collections...

Mint Museum Uptown

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With five stories and 145,000 square feet of space, this is a must-see for art lovers of all stripes visiting the city. Expect rotating...

NASCAR Hall of Fame

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This 150,000-square-foot mega-museum has enough going on to intrigue even non-NASCAR fans. A complete visual overload, the racing palace...

Neighborhood Theatre

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Once called the Astor Theater this circa-1945 former movie palace is now a 700-seat venue that has hosted concerts by the likes of the...

NoDa Gallery Crawl

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On the first and third Friday of every month, Charlotte's North Davidson (NoDa) neighborhood really gets going during its evening gallery...

President James K. Polk State Historic Site

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This state historic site 10 miles south of central Charlotte marks the humble birthplace and childhood home of the 11th U.S. president,...

Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site

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This historic site, about 22 miles east of Charlotte, is where America's first documented gold rush began, after Conrad Reed discovered...

Richard Petty Driving Experience

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If you want to indulge your inner racecar driver, take lessons through the Richard Petty Driving Experience. You can drive a NASCAR-style...

The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture

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Historic Brooklyn, as the once-thriving African-American neighborhood here was known, is long gone, but this celebration of black art,...