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The U.S. National Whitewater Center • like Sara...but with a d
One of my absolute favorite places in Charlotte is the Whitewater Center. Not only is there a ton of stuff to do there, but everything about the place just puts out this really cool vibe that makes me say, “This place is so cool. Why don’t I come here more often?!?” I say it basically every time I go there. The Whitewater Center opened in 2006, and it has been steadily growing ever since. The 700 acres that make up the facility was inspired by the Penrith Water Stadium, and it contains the world’s largest artificial whitewater river. (That’s a cool fun fact I didn’t know before I started writing this post.) The river is pumped full of 12 million gallons of well water every day to keep those rafts crashing through the rapids. It isn’t all rafting and rapids at the Whitewater Center, nope, this place has soooo much more than that! There are plenty of activities that can be enjoyed at the center: Whitewater Rafting: well, yeah, obviously there is rafting. Guests can choose whether they want to embark on a family ride with Class II and III rapids or the adventure side which contains class IV rapids. Or …