CAROLINA RAPTOR CENTER704-875-6521
See Bald and Golden Eagles, owls, hawks and other birds of prey at this center.
Visitors of all ages will enjoy this amusement park.
UNC CHARLOTTE BOTANICAL GARDENS704-687-2364
Visit all three green spots: the Van Landingham Glen, a rhododendron garden; the Susie Harwood Garden with year-round displays; and the McMillan Greenhouse which includes a rain forest and orchids.
A garden and bird sanctuary in Myers Park.
REED GOLD MINE704-721-4653
Cabarrus County was the site of the nation’s first authenticated gold find.
AMAZING MAIZE MAZE704-875-3113
Open on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in late summer through mid-October. The Maze will challenge your skills in problem solving as you explore the nooks and crannies of the schoolhouse clock with a little “readin’, writin’ and arithmetic”, game boards and puzzle pieces.
LAZY FIVE RANCH704-663-1500
The Lazy Five Ranch drive-through safari takes you through gently sloping pastures as you watch more than 700 animals from six continents in a natural habitat. Feed animals from your car or take a horse-drawn wagon ride through the park. A truly unique experience for kids of all ages!
CAROLINA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL704-896-5544
The Festival performs for seven weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) October through November. You can mingle with royalty, townspeople, equestrians and artisans; enjoy endless entertainment, tasty and savory foods, rides and games.