Charlotte is a destination city with something for everyone — and craft cocktails to match.
Just Kidding Around Charlotte
Grab your crew and hit the road! From hands-on museums and pint-size roller coasters to majestic raptors and sky-high ziplines, the Queen City offers up fun for children and adults alike.
The 1970s: Fatal Distraction
On September 11, 1974, Eastern Air Lines Flight 212 goes down near Charlotte, the crash — one of the worst in state history — initiates lasting changes to the rules surrounding takeoffs and landings.
The Border That Binds Us
Jerry and Irene Helms met while working at Carowinds. The park crosses over both Carolina borders, and - almost - holds more significance than amusement.