Charlotte Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Charlotte; our list of the best things to see, including Charlotte Motor Speedway, NASCAR Hall of Fame and Tremont Music Hall.
  • The best place in Charlotte: Charlotte Motor Speedway

    Charlotte Motor Speedway

    5555 Concord Pkwy S
    Home of near-constant racing events including NASCAR's All-Star race and the Coca-Cola 600. Occasional home of concerts and other special events. Among other special attractions, includes the opportunity to drive around the track or attend racing school.
    food nearby
  • NASCAR Hall of Fame

    NASCAR Hall of Fame

    400 East Martin Luther King Blvd
    95 seniors/military, $12.95 children, children under 5 free. Housed in a cylindrical building across the street from the convention center, this slick museum has many interactive exhibits on the history of NASCAR, race cars, and simulators.
    Downtown Sharlotte eat nearby
  • Tremont Music Hall

    Tremont Music Hall

    400 W Tremont Ave
    Premier stop for National Acts specializing in modern rock, indie rock, punk, hardcore, metal, emo, SKA, roots rock and others. Great place to see a band as you’re never more than 50 ft from the stage.
    Brookhill restaurants nearby
  • Discovery Place

    Discovery Place

    301 N Tryon St
    M-F 9AM-4PM, Sa 10AM-6PM, Su noon-5PM. $12 adults, $10 children/seniors (IMAX film extra). One of the nation's most acclaimed children's museums, Discovery Place focuses primarily on the sciences, though special exhibits may have a more general focus. Step into the rainforest, see and feel fish, watch a hydrogen balloon explode and a frozen banana hammer, or check out a movie in the IMAX Dome theater.
    Downtown Sharlotte food nearby
  • Levine Museum of the New South

    Levine Museum of the New South

    200 E 7th St
    M-Sa 10AM-5PM, Su noon-5PM. $8 adults, $6 seniors/students, $5 children, under 6 free. An excellent introduction to the South's history and influences since the Civil War. Boasting an excellent standing exhibit with walk-throughs and hands-on experiences, this is a great museum for anyone even slightly interested in Southern culture and history.
    Downtown Sharlotte eat nearby
  • Carolina Panthers

    Carolina Panthers

    800 S Mint St
    The local NFL team plays in the 73,000 seat Bank of America stadium. Due to a sudden surge in popularity, it is becoming more difficult to find tickets to home games. This is especially the case late in the season, when the team is expected to be in the playoff hunt. Scalpers roam the sidewalks in front of the stadium, so it is possible to find game day tickets at a premium cost. It is technically illegal to charge more than a small percentage above the face value of a ticket, though this law is generally unenforced.
    Downtown Sharlotte restaurants nearby
  • Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

    Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

    420 S Tryon St
    M, W-Sa 10AM-5PM, Su noon-5PM, Tu closed. $8 adults, $6 seniors/students, $4 teens, children under 11 free. Housed in a striking bright orange building across from the Mint Museum and facing The Green, the collection includes works from some of the biggest names in modern art. Outside the front door is the dazzling Firebird sculpture by Niki de Saint Phalle.
    Downtown Sharlotte food nearby
  • Hendrick Motorsports

    Hendrick Motorsports

    4400 Papa Joe Hendrick Blvd
    Welcome to the official Facebook home of 10-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champions Hendrick Motorsports. Please respect your fellow fans by keeping posts family-friendly.
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  • Charlotte Bobcats

    Charlotte Bobcats

    333 East Trade St
    Charlotte's new NBA team plays in the brand-new Time Warner Cable Arena located Uptown. Support for the team has been inconsistent due to an ugly divorce with the Charlotte Hornets franchise in 2003. Ticket prices are low and it is generally not a problem to purchase a ticket on game day.
    Downtown Sharlotte restaurants nearby
  • Roush Racing

    Roush Racing

    This is the official page of Roush Fenway Racing, maintained by Roush Fenway Racing LLC. Visit us at www.roushfenway.com. With more than 35 years of racing history, Jack Roush has amassed more than 400 professional motorsports wins.
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  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte

    University of North Carolina at Charlotte

    It is a rapidly expanding suburban campus, but still lacks the on-campus vibrance of a larger state school. From a traveler's point of view, there's not much to see there on an ordinary day.
    Harris-Houston eat nearby
  • Time Warner Cable Arena

    Time Warner Cable Arena

    333 E Trade St
    This venue has become the primary destination for big-name concerts in Charlotte, especially in the colder months when an indoor venue is necessary. The location in the heart of Uptown's entertainment district makes this a great place to catch a show. Even "nosebleed" seats aren't very far from the stage.
    Downtown Sharlotte restaurants nearby
  • Michael Buble at Time Warner Cable Arena

    Michael Buble at Time Warner Cable Arena

    333 East Trade Street
    This venue has become the primary destination for big-name concerts in Charlotte, especially in the colder months when an indoor venue is necessary. The location in the heart of Uptown's entertainment district makes this a great place to catch a show. Even "nosebleed" seats aren't very far from the stage.
    Downtown Sharlotte food nearby
  • Discovery Place

    Discovery Place

    301 N Tryon St
    M-F 9AM-4PM, Sa 10AM-6PM, Su noon-5PM. $12 adults, $10 children/seniors (IMAX film extra). One of the nation's most acclaimed children's museums, Discovery Place focuses primarily on the sciences, though special exhibits may have a more general focus. Step into the rainforest, see and feel fish, watch a hydrogen balloon explode and a frozen banana hammer, or check out a movie in the IMAX Dome theater.
    Downtown Sharlotte eat nearby
  • Charlotte Nature Museum

    Charlotte Nature Museum

    1658 Sterling Rd
    M-F 9AM-5PM, Sa 10AM-5PM, Su 11AM-5PM. Discovery Place affiliate, this kid-friendly museum offers a variety of exhibits focusing on nature and biology. A butterfly garden, nature trail and live animals offer additional attractions. $5, 2 and under free.
    Freedom Park restaurants nearby
  • Visulite Theatre

    Visulite Theatre

    1615 Elizabeth Ave
    Long-lived movie theater-turned-music house. Hosts a variety of acts, and is well-reputed as one of the city's most intimate atmospheres.
    Elizabeth food nearby
  • Heroes Aren't Hard To Find

    Heroes Aren't Hard To Find

    1957 E 7th St
    This inviting comic book store has served Charlotte's kids (and kids-at-heart) for nearly 30 years. Friendly service, vivid decor and convenient location -- nearby are a deli and a coffeeshop for reading -- make this one of Elizabeth's most endearing stores.
    Elizabeth eat nearby
  • Mint Museum of Art

    Mint Museum of Art

    500 S Tryon St
    Tu 10AM-9PM, W-Sa 10AM-6PM, Su 1PM-5PM, closed M. $10 adults, $8 seniors/students, $5 children/teen, free under 5. An offshoot of the Mint Museum of Art with a particular emphasis on craft and design that has a much more accessible location in the center of the city. Its collection is outstanding and its staff quite knowledgeable. Visitors often express surprise that the museum's "niche" can be so interesting, especially due to its contemporary design collection.
    Downtown Sharlotte restaurants nearby
  • Queens University of Charlotte

    Queens University of Charlotte

    Once a Presbyterian women's college, Queens went co-ed in the 1980s and features a business school founded by prominent Charlotte businessman Hugh McColl. Its brick-lined sidewalks are pleasant and scenic, and its landmarks -- a statue of the goddess Diana and a large, modern clock tower -- are good for snapshots.
    Myers Park food nearby
  • Dish

    Dish

    1220 Thomas Ave
    Southern home cookin' with some Cajun, Tex-Mex, vegetarian and seafood thrown in for good measure.
    Commonwealth
  • Diamond

    Diamond

    1901 Commonwealth Ave
    A Charlotte tradition since 1945
    Commonwealth
  • Central Piedmont Community College

    Central Piedmont Community College

    1201 Elizabeth Ave
    This excellent community college is a center of activity. It regularly hosts events of all sizes, and its newly-constructed theater building is already a landmark.
    Cherry food nearby
  • Ballantyne Village Theater

    Ballantyne Village Theater

    Join us at Ballantyne Village for exquisite shopping from clothing and jewelry to home decor and cigars. Enjoy casual or fine dining, quality salon and spa services and entertainment of movies, music and dancing—ALL under the crown of the Queen City!
    Ballantyne East eat nearby
  • Ballantyne Village

    Ballantyne Village

    In addition, there are several major shopping centers within a few minutes' drive of Ballantyne, including Stonecrest Shopping Center, Carolina Place Mall, and The Arboretum.
    Ballantyne East restaurants nearby
  • Charlotte Eagles and Lady Eagles

    Charlotte Eagles and Lady Eagles

    7301 Sardis Rd, Charlotte Christian Stadium
    Minor-league semi-nomadic soccer teams.
    Downtown Sharlotte food nearby
  • An ACC team and a Big East team close out their seasons in Bank of America Stadium. Price varies year-to-year.
    Downtown Sharlotte eat nearby
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EDIT THIS ITINERARY Our list of places in Charlotte uses some content from Wikipedia and Wikivoyage.