Entertainment

400 East Martin Luther King Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 654-4400

The NASCAR Hall of Fame wasn’t only built to honor the sport’s history, its moments and its best drivers… it was built as a tribute to its passionate fans and offer a full-throttle experience for newcomers.Whether you’re a history buff, a die-hard NASCAR fan or looking for family-friendly fun, you’ll find it all at the Hall!
301 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 372-6261

Spend a day at Discovery Place and we’ll introduce you to a world of wonder, where science amazes, educates and entertains. There’s something for everyone in the family to enjoy, from little ones just starting to explore to adults who have seen the world. No matter your age, we’re dedicated to connecting you with science and connecting science to the world. Start by spending some time in Cool Stuff, a unique and eccentric world of physical phenomena. Launch objects into the air, lie on a bed of nails, crush a garbage can or use a laser to listen to secret messages. Travel from the treetops of the rainforest to the ocean’s floor in World Alive. Dive into the aquarium and go nose-to-tail with sea horses as sharks swim by impossibly beautiful coral reefs. Visit one of the three Explore More labs to conduct real-world science experiments. Then, bring the youngest visitors to KidScience to touch, test and try science with water tables, wind tunnels, blocks and more. Take in a short 3D film, enjoy a dynamic demonstration, explore all the new hands-on exhibits. Finish your day by putting yourself in the movies at The Charlotte Observer IMAX Dome Theatre.
4330 Westmont Drive
Charlotte, NC 29217
(704) 401-3200

The immaculate grounds of the Billy Graham Library are a beauty to behold, with flower gardens and a quiet setting providing the perfect place to enjoy North Carolina’s natural landscape.Reminiscent of Billy Graham’s upbringing on a dairy farm on the outskirts of Charlotte, the Library building is styled after a dairy barn. Built on the same property as the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, the Library is situated on 20 landscaped acres right off of Billy Graham Parkway in Charlotte, NC.
6801 Northlake Mall Drive
Charlotte, NC 28216
(704) 921-2000
Northlake Mall is the premier retail destination for the thriving affluent communities in the North Charlotte metropolitan area. Dillard’s, Macy’s, Belk, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Borders Books & Music, AMC’s 14-screen cinema, plus 150 stores and restaurants make Northlake Mall a popular lifestyle destination. The friendly and comfortable environment also features a Sports Court outfitted with flat-screen TVs, a Looney Tunes Play Area, and a Coffee Court.Spend the day shopping, dining and enjoying a movie. Northlake Mall’s retail offerings feature a wide assortment of merchandise to suit every taste.  Retailers include Anthropologie, Pottery Barn, Brooks Brothers, Coldwater Creek, Coach, J. Crew, Banana Republic, Caché, Sephora, Fossil, Buckle, Sanrio and Z Gallerie. Dining options range from a quick bite in the Food Court to casual, sit-down restaurants like BRAVO! Cucina Italiana and Firebirds Wood Fired Grill. Northlake Mall is easily accessible for Charlotte residents and visitors, conveniently located just 10 miles north of Uptown Charlotte on Interstate 77 and just minutes from Interstate 485. The mall is the closest to the Metrolina Tradeshow Expo (Exit 18).
1000 Seaboard Street
Charlotte, NC 28206
(704) 987-0612

The NC Music Factory is Charlotte’s new home for entertainment. Two of the hottest music venues in the Southeast call the Music Factory home. The Fillmore is an indoor venue owned and operated by Live Nation with state of the art lights and sound and beautiful chandeliers, that holds 2,000 lucky concert goers. The Black Crowes, B-52’s, BB King, Roger Daltrey, and Flaming Lips are just some of the big names that have performed on the Fillmore stage. Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphithetre, also owned by Live Nation, is a boutique amphitheater that holds 5,000 fans in an intimate setting for some of the biggest touring acts in the world. There’s not a bad seat in the house!

The “Fountain Plaza” Stage at the NC Music Factory is used for many themed events, concert series, fashion shows, and live performances throughout the year. It is also available for corporate parties, wedding receptions, music festivals and more. The courtyard can accommodate up to 1,600 people.

The Comedy Zone (open June 2011) will have you laughing again with some of the biggest names in comedy rolling through town and plans are in the works now for a Country and Western themed bar so shine your boots and come on out and cut the rug. No matter what you like to do to unwind, the NC Music Factory has something for you!

at the Charlotte Epicentre
210 East Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 716-9300
At StrikeCity you get more than just strikes, spares and 7-10 splits. StrikeCity is the next generation of bowling, taking traditional elements of the sport and kicking it up a notch with modern lanes, sleek amenities and state-of-the-art scoring.In addition to world-class bowling, StrikeCity offers dozens of flat screen televisions throughout the venue, a delicious menu from Libretto’s Authentic NYC Pizza and Italian Kitchen that goes beyond traditional bowling alley food standards, and a fully-stocked bar with an extensive beer list all in a stylish and comfortable setting. Located at the EpiCentre in uptown Charlotte, StrikeCity is the perfect place to challenge your friends to a ten pin showdown, host your next group outing, have a few drinks or catch the big game. StrikeCity is more than a bowling alley – it’s an experience.
at the Charlotte Epicentre
210 East Trade Street
Suite A-208
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 749-1097
Owned by NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Whisky River is one of Charlotte, North Carolina’s most popular evening entertainment venues in the heart of the vibrant uptown scene at the EpiCentre.With its unpretentious charm and electrifying blend of live music performances, celebrity guests and dynamic DJs spinning everything from rock to country and more, Whisky River is the ideal destination for casual, feel-good fun. So grab your friends and get ready for a revved-up time at Charlotte’s favorite place to unwind – Whisky River. Oh, and don’t forget to take a ride on our famous, and always entertaining, mechanical bull – if you dare!

For more attraction, dining and entertainment information, visit Charlotte’s Got A Lot, the official travel resource of Visit Charlotte, the marketing arm of the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority (CRVA).

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