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A Guide To Activities You Wouldn’t Think To Do In Charlotte

February 22, 2012 12:00 PM

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(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

If you’re from Charlotte, you probably feel like you’ve done it all. You’ve been to games, festivals, events and other must-sees of the Queen City. If you are looking for something new to do with your family or friends, we’ve found several unique opportunities for you to explore.

Historic Rosedale Plantation

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Just three miles from Uptown Charlotte, this beautiful plantation erected in the early 19th century has been well preserved. Even if you aren’t a history buff, taking a tour of the plantation offers an exciting journey back in time. With surviving original French wallpaper, faux grained woodwork, and gorgeous gardens, Rosendale shows visitors the heritage of the Southern Piedmont. Occasional events include everything from living history presentations to arts festivals and other family-oriented events. Tours are offered for adults and children Thursday through Sunday.

Additional Information
Website: http://www.historicrosedale.org/
Phone: 704.335.0325
3427 N Tryon St
Charlotte, NC 28206

Reed Gold Mine

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Even though your chances of getting rich are slim, try spending an afternoon out at Reed Gold Mine panning for gold. Reed is the first documented site where gold was found in the United States. Check out historical mining equipment, navigate the remaining underground tunnels and explore a restored ore-crushing stamp mill. Reed even has a place to picnic and a series of winding trails. This site is the perfect place to spend an afternoon with the family, especially when spring comes!

Additional Information
Website: http://www.nchistoricsites.org/reed/main.htm
Phone: (704) 721-4653
9621 Reed Mine Road
Midland, NC 28107

NoDa Gallery Crawls

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Every first and third Friday of the month, NoDa showcases its artsy pull with a gallery crawl. There is generally music to go with the event as well! As you venture from gallery to gallery, you can check out all the restaurants and stores. NoDa offers a unique opportunity to combine your love of art with a social atmosphere, so head out for a low-key night in Charlotte’s Historic Arts District. Gallery crawls take place from 6 to 9 p.m.
Additional Information
Website: http://www.noda.org/
3103 Cullman Ave
NoDa, NC 28206

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