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U.S. National Whitewater Center
The U.S. National Whitewater Center, an adult size playground in the form of a 300-acre outdoor adventure center with the restless soul of Catawba River at its core to wake us all from remote control. The world's premier outdoor recreation adventure center, opening to the public on June of 2006. It's hands-on, feet-on, full-body contact. Climb, bike, run, canoe, kayak and raft with nature as your soundtrack along with the pounding of your heart, just 10 minutes from downtown Charlotte.

Drawing its life from the green-clad Catawba, the Whitewater Center is the world's only multi-channel re-circulating river, powered by 7 Swedish custom designed pumps that push 526,000 gallons a minute through Class III and IV whitewater with hell holes and ten-foot surf. Only your adrenaline moves faster. Its four channels can be modified to fit the diverse levels of kayakers, canoeists and rafters. It's a different experience every time you run it. (How much of life can you say that about?)

When you're not rasslin' the river, you got plenty of other outdoor challenges facing you. Staring down at you, a 4-story competition grade-climbing wall. Eleven miles of wilderness trails for mountain biking, hiking and running, a boathouse with the Catawba River for sculling, canoeing, kayaking and fishing. Also on tap: a 20,000 square-foot lodge and conference center for group or corporate fun and games.

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