Shopping and Attractions Abound in West Charlotte
There’s never a shortage of things to do when you stay at the Country Inn & Suites, with plenty of opportunities to shop and a jaw-dropping number of nearby attractions, like The Billy Graham Library. Science enthusiasts of all ages can’t get enough of Discovery Place, an interactive museum with an IMAX Dome theater, a nature trail and everything in between. Art lovers enjoy our proximity to the sculptures and fashion displays at The Mint Museum. The area features plenty to do for thrill seekers too, with Carowinds theme park and the U.S. National Whitewater Center both within 10 miles of the hotel. Three major shopping centers are close as well, offering an array of opportunities for retail therapy.
If you’re looking for something to do, try the following attractions:
- The Billy Graham Library (5.5 miles)
Billy Graham went from Charlotte farm boy to a Southern Baptist minister of international renown. Trace the steps of his life at this 40,000-square-foot, barn-shaped facility.
Phone: +1 (704) 401-3200
- Discovery Place (5.5 miles)
A regional leader in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), this interactive museum is wildly entertaining for both children and adults.
Phone: +1 (704) 372-6261
- Charlotte Premium Outlets (5.8 miles)
This shopping center features 398,421 square feet of premium retailers like Ann Taylor, Cole Haan and Saks Fifth Avenue, so come get the best brands, just six miles from the hotel.
Phone: +1 (704) 523-8865
- U.S. National Whitewater Center (7 miles)
Buy an activity pass and go whitewater rafting, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, zip lining, rock climbing or mountain biking to your heart’s content at this 1,100 acre facility. The artificial whitewater river is one of the world’s largest, and it’s an official U.S. Olympic training site.
Phone: +1 (704) 391-3900
- The Mint Museum (7.5 miles)
The Mint is the state’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
- SouthPark Mall (8.5 miles)
Find exactly what you’re looking for at SouthPark Mall, a shopping center with more than 150 stores, from Apple to Louis Vuitton, and delicious restaurants like The Cheesecake Factory.
Phone: +1 (704) 364-4411
- Carowinds (10 miles)
Hop aboard any of this theme park’s 13 thrill rides, if you dare, or just spend the day in the waterpark and watch live shows. If you’re traveling with family, stop by Planet Snoopy for plenty of Peanuts™-themed attractions.
Phone: +1 (704) 588-2600
- UNC Charlotte (12 miles)
Situated on more than 1,000 acres of land, this premier urban research university in the heart of Charlotte is home to more than 28,000 students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees.
Phone: +1 (704) 687-8622
- PNC Music Pavilion (14 miles)
This outdoor performance venue, formerly known as the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, is perfect for summer concerts, able to host nearly 19,000 music lovers at once.
Phone: +1 (704) 549-5555
- Concord Mills (15 miles)
North Carolina’s largest shopping center, Concord Mills features more than 200 stores from H&M to Nike and Best Buy to Michael Kors. Take a break with a bite to eat at any of the mall’s 18 restaurants.
Phone: +1 (704) 979-3000
- Charlotte Motor Speedway (16 miles)
Get your adrenaline fix at Charlotte Motor Speedway, a must-see attraction for NASCAR fans. For a unique experience, spend the night on the campgrounds before a big race.
Phone: +1 (704) 455-3200
- Richard Petty Driving Experience (16 miles)
Sit behind the steering wheel of a 600 horsepower NASCAR race car and make up to 50 laps around Charlotte Motor Speedway with the guidance of a professional driver.
Phone: +1 (800) 237-3889
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