Discover a Variety of Things to Do in West Charlotte
During your stay at the Country Inn & Suites, Charlotte I-85 Airport, be sure to explore all that the Queen City has to offer. If you’re traveling with the kids, head to Discovery Place to check out the interactive museum or catch a show in the IMAX Dome theater. The area features plenty to do for thrill seekers too, with Carowinds theme park and the U.S. National Whitewater Center within 10 miles of the hotel. Ready for some outlet shopping? Head to Concord Mills or Charlotte Premium Outlets to hunt for bargains and your favorite brands.
Museums and Education:
- The Billy Graham Library (5.5 miles)
Learn about the Charlotte farm boy who transformed into a Southern Baptist minister of international renown with a visit to The Billy Graham Library. You can trace the steps of his fascinating life through exhibits, gardens and his restored childhood home.
Phone: +1 (704) 401-3200
- The Mint Museum (7.5 miles)
The Mint is North Carolina’s oldest art museum, featuring one of the largest collections of ancient and contemporary works in the Southeast. Look around the city for even more of the museum’s sculptures.
Phone: +1 (704) 337-2000
- Discovery Place Science (8 miles)
Both children and adults love this interactive museum, where they can take a selfie with a massive T. rex skeleton, journey through the human body using virtual reality and create art on a giant LED board.
Phone: +1 (704) 372-6261
- UNC Charlotte (12 miles)
This premier research university in the heart of Charlotte is home to more than 28,000 students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees. While you’re touring the campus, be sure to stop by the botanical gardens, which are home to one of the world’s largest flowers.
Phone: +1 (704) 687-8622
- Charlotte Premium Outlets (5.8 miles)
This shopping center features premium retailers like Ann Taylor, Cole Haan and Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, so visit to get the best brands less than six miles from the hotel.
Phone: +1 (704) 523-8865
- SouthPark (8.5 miles)
Find exactly what you’re looking for at SouthPark, a mall with more than 150 stores—from Apple to Louis Vuitton—and delicious restaurants like The Cheesecake Factory.
Phone: +1 (704) 364-4411
- Concord Mills (15 miles)
North Carolina’s largest shopping center, Concord Mills is home to more than 200 stores, including favorites like H&M, Nike, Best Buy and Michael Kors. Take a break from shopping at one of the on-site restaurants or at SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord, the mall’s own aquarium.
Phone: +1 (704) 979-3000
Sports and Entertainment:
- U.S. National Whitewater Center (7 miles)
Buy an activity pass and go white-water rafting, kayaking, zip-lining, rock climbing or mountain biking to your heart’s content. The center’s artificial white-water river, one of the world’s largest, is an official U.S. Olympic training site.
Phone: +1 (704) 391-3900
- Carowinds (10 miles)
Climb aboard all 13 thrill rides at this theme park, or spend the day cooling off in the water park or watching live shows. If you’re traveling with family, stop by Planet Snoopy for plenty of Peanuts™-themed attractions.
Phone: +1 (704) 588-2600
- PNC Music Pavilion (14 miles)
This outdoor performance venue, formerly the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, is the perfect choice for a summer concert. Get your tickets to see stars like Luke Bryan, Chris Brown and Dave Matthews Band.
Phone: +1 (704) 549-5555
- Charlotte Motor Speedway (16 miles)
Get your adrenaline fix at Charlotte Motor Speedway, a must-see attraction for NASCAR fans. For the full racing experience, spend the night on the campgrounds before the big race.
Phone: +1 (704) 455-3200
- Richard Petty Driving Experience (16 miles)
Dream of being a race car driver? Sit behind the wheel of a 600-horsepower NASCAR race car and take up to 50 laps around Charlotte Motor Speedway with the guidance of a professional driver.
Phone: +1 (704) 886-2400
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