Econo Lodge at Carowinds
3540 Lakemont Blvd
Fort Mill, SC 29708
Phone: (803) 547-2300
Fax: (803) 547-2444
There's no way you can get bored at the 105-acre Carowinds, whatever age group you belong to. This amusement park has it all, from 60 rides like Nickelodeon Central and Vortex, to events and live shows. Also part of the Carowinds is the Boomerang Bay Waterpark Resort and the famous "Scarowinds" event. Accommodation, too, is not a problem, as you and your family can just camp out in the fully equipped 25-acre Camp Wilderness Resort. Spend a day of absolute fun, frolic, thrills and maybe even some chills! Check the website for further information.
Crystal Creek opened in the year 1971 and has since been a favorite destination of Charlotte's golfers. With its 18-hole green and long tee, this course is for the serious golfer. Unlike other golf clubs, which devise several gimmicks to attract clientele, it promotes the game in its actual sense. The reasonable rates are an added bonus.
Along the banks of Lake Wylie, McDowell Nature Center and Preserve is an almost undeveloped forest area and one of Charlotte's main attractions. The center aims to educate people about the need to conserve the ecology and environment. The place is home to over 100 species of birds and 21 species of mammals and amphibians. Rare species, such as the Seminole bat and the Loggerhead Shrike, are also spotted here. Those interested in kayaking, canoeing, nature walking, and fishing can get in touch with the center for information.
Formerly known as the American Business and Fashion Institute, The Art Institute of Charlotte was established back in 1973. It is part of Art Institutes International Inc., which has 31 such educational establishments nationwide. You can avail of programs focussed on fashion, media art, designing, culinary training, and so on. Enrolled students can exhibit their art in the online galleries of the institute. Call +1 800 872 4417 (Toll-free).
The Billy Graham Library pays tribute to late American Christian evangelist Billy Graham. The library features a number of artifacts from different facets of Graham's life, from his humble beginnings on a farm to his career as a prominent minister. Many find the library to be a site of inspiration, regardless of religious connotations.
The Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is a 450 acre landscape of lush green plants and colorful flowers. Visitors can get lost in the beauty of nature's bounty in the nine themed gardens, which include the Canal Garden, the Cottage Garden, the Conifer Garden and the West Garden. The 12 remarkable waterfalls and the woodland trail make up for a perfect day under the sun. This place is a haven for all those interested in photography, bird watching, gardening and painting. You can opt for a guided tour or simply roam around on your own.
This museum is tailor made to teach kids about the natural world. They'll see live animals, such as baby chicks, owls, and snakes. Take a stroll through the Butterfly Pavilion or the Paw Paw Nature Trail to learn more about local wildlife. Kids can run and play at Fort Wild or Our Big Backyard, or listen and learn during one of several workshops and events organized here.
Firethorne Country Club is situated in Waxhaw, Southeast of Charlotte. Members can avail of facilities, such as golf, tennis, swimming, fitness club and other clubhouse benefits. Tired players can refresh themselves with drinks and eat at the 19th Hole Lounge. Golf tournaments and other events take place time and again. Weddings and private parties can also be organized.
Come by this aviation museum, located at the Airport, to check out civil and military aircraft. Take a look at the military airplanes featured here, including a Grumman F-14D Super TomCat, which served in Iraq, and a Grumman OVD-1D Mohawk. See the civilian craft like the Piedmont Airlines Douglas DC-3. Restoration work on aircraft takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so schedule a visit to see the whole process. For further information on the exhibits, volunteer opportunities and history of the planes, check the website.
The Club at Longview is a luxurious retreat for those who can afford it. Located South of Charlotte in the small town of Weddington, it is a haven for pleasure-seekers. The Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, the manor-style Clubhouse, the Activity Center, the tennis courts, the swimming pools and the pristine surroundings are its main trump cards. The Club is also currently offering plans for 320 luxury homes on-site—so you never have to leave! Call +1 877 443 6626 (Toll Free).
Oakwood Acres Park is a 10-acre (four-hectare) green space in the city featuring swimming pool, playground, picnic area, sand volleyball courts and sports fields.
If you happen to be visiting the city, do make a trip to Charlotte's fascinating Historic South End. The South End was established in 1850 to maintain the vibrancy and promote economic development of the area. The neighborhood is home to many an establishment—restaurants, shops and galleries have made this a crucial part of the city's attractions. Several events, like the Main Street Rag Poetry Forum and the Hayes George Gallery's "Vignettes" are also held here.