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.
CAROLINA RAPTOR CENTER704-875-6521
See Bald and Golden Eagles, owls, hawks and other birds of prey at this center.
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.
Grandfather Mountain is the highest peak in the Blue Ridge mountain range. The Mile High Swinging Bridge was built to give visitors easy access to the breath-taking view from Grandfather Mountain’s Linville Peak.
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!
Linville Caverns are North Carolina’s only caverns and lie deep inside of Humpback Mountain.
Linville caverns remain active as mineral deposits continue to form the stalactites and stalagmites.
Visitors of all ages will enjoy this amusement park.
REED GOLD MINE704-721-4653
Cabarrus County was the site of the nation’s first authenticated gold find.
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.