The Billy Graham Library pays tribute to late American Christian evangelist Billy Graham. The place opened in the year 2007 and spreads across 40,000-square-foot (3,700 meter square). The library features a number of artifacts from different facets of Graham's life, from his small beginnings on a farm to his career as a prominent minister, the place covers everything. Many find the library to be a site of inspiration, regardless of religious connotations.
NoDa (North Davidson Street) is net zoiets als SoHo, een levendige straat in de stad Charlotte. Er is een hoop te zien en te doen in deze beroemde kunstwijk, zowel voor bezoekers als voor locals. Er zijn hier een heleboel restaurants, theaters, galerijen, winkels en cafes. Kom naar deze straat tijdens de jaarlijkse Gallery Avond om een indruk te krijgen van de fascinerende kunstscene. Door de mix van cultuuur en cuisine en de vrolijjke sfeer is een bezoek aan deze straat zeker een must. Kijk op de website voor de verschillende evenementen.
The heart of this museum lies in an exploration of the people who have changed and shaped the social landscape of the South since the end of the Civil War. The exhibit addresses controversial issues like race relations and immigration, providing a forum for discussion and contemplation. The facility is newly renovated and many of the pieces contain modern multimedia displays and virtual tours that make the learning experience fun for all ages. Be sure to explore the 'Cotton Fields to Skyscrapers' exhibit, one of the permanent collections that focuses on the changing face of Charlotte and the Piedmont region of North Carolina.
Dit park in het hart van de Elizabeth wijk is niet alleen het oudste park van de stad, het doet ook dienst als een plek voor allerlei vormen van recreatie. Voor de atleten heeft het Independence park een basketbalveld, twee tennisbanen, een volleybal veld en drie wandeltochten. Families maken veel gebruik van de beschutte picknick plaatsen en de speeltuin. Voor een romantische wandeling ga je naar de rozentuin of naar het gebied rond het zwembad. Er zijn een aantal plekken die afgehuurd kunnen worden voor prive evenementen. Kijk naar de website voor informatie over reserveringen.
The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art is a fresh perspective of art and culture into the city's nerves. Located in the heart of downtown Charlotte, the Bechtler is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. The free audio guide and gallery brochures at the visitor desk and information center keep visitors informed on the modern art lining the walls and hallways. The museum is a fun experience for visitors of all ages, especially since the Bechtler provides children with materials to make their visit to the museum interactive and enjoyable.
Located on the AME Zion Church premises is The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts and Culture, founded to promote and preserve black culture, history and art. This landmark consists of an outdoor amphitheater, an indoor theater and two galleries (Montgomery and Stained Glass). Events such as the Teen Drama Camp and Jazz Evenings are held here regularly, as are weddings, private gatherings and business meetings. Also check out the interactive programs for children.
From a courthouse, post-office to a federal building, the Charles R. Jonas Federal Building was used for several purposes. Built in 1915, it was named after the Congressman Charles R. Jonas. Designed by architect Wetmore, James A, this Neo-classical structure was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1978. Currently it is owned by the city of Charlotte.
First Presbyterian was built in the early 19th century and has been a major tourist attraction as well as a fully functioning church since its dedication. The architecture is reminiscent of European Gothic cathedrals and many efforts have been made to maintain this style even as recent renovations and expansions have allowed it to cater to the needs of its growing congregation. The impressive spire and detailed stonework make this church a must-see for art and architecture lovers. Multiple services are held throughout the week including two full services on Sunday, one of which is televised on a local Charlotte station, WSOC-TV Channel 9. Open on Sunday from 9am, 11am and 5pm and Wednesday from noon.
The largest city in North Carolina, Charlotte may not feature at the top of most people's bucket lists, but this booming metropolis has much to offer visitors of every age. One of the country's fastest growing major cities, Charlotte is a great place to bring the kids with attractions like the Carowinds Amusement Park and the Discovery Center to look forward too. The city's history is on display at stately neighborhoods like the Fourth Ward where stunning Victorian mansions stand alongside beautifully landscaped parks, rose gardens and whimsical bird houses. Other top attractions include the Billy Graham Library and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Charlotte is a city that revels in sporting action, home to professional teams like the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League, the Charlotte Independence of the United Soccer League, the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball League, and the Charlotte Hounds of Major League Lacrosse, not to mention the NASCAR races hosted by the Charlotte Motor Speedway. There are plenty of fine dining and entertainment options as well, even as Charlotte remains a primary business and banking hub.