Sleep Inn University Place
8525 N Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28262
Phone: (704) 549-4544
Fax: (704) 549-4452
With humble beginnings as a college center for veterans of World War II, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte has now grown into the largest university in the area. The extensive research facilities and exciting athletics program draw in students from all over the nation, and venues like the Robinson Hall for the Performing Arts, the Rowe Arts Gallery and the Halton Arena make it one of the city's main events hubs.
This facility near the Charlotte Speedway hosts a number of shops and a museum for motorsports enthusiasts. This complex is especially compelling for fans of the Hendrick racing team, as the team drivers tend to stop by from time to time. Visit the website for more details on this state-of-the-art facility.
Children can explore the creatures that call the ocean their home at SEA LIFE Charlotte - Concord Aquarium. This aquarium boasts over 5,000 creatures that visitors can see and learn more about. There are also educational talks and 20 interactive exhibits that are specially designed for children. Be sure to visit their 180-degree ocean tunnel, where visitors are surrounded by various ocean creatures as they swim around.
Housing the Hezekiah Alexander Homesite, the Charlotte Museum of History plays a pivotal role in showcasing the region's history. Come and learn more about the area's fascinating past with exhibits like "Stitched from the Soul," "Community of Faiths," "Watch Charlotte Grow" and many, many more. Also open to the public is the 18th-century restored house of the revolutionary Hezekiah Alexander, a perfect example of living conditions during that era. Go back in time and discover all the past has to offer; check the website for the latest exhibits.
Sports, sports and more sports abound at this impressive center in Charlotte. Spread over 75000 square feet, this venue is home to many tournaments, leagues, camps, special events and more. With indoor facilities for soccer, football, hockey, volleyball, basketball and volleyball, you can indulge in your favorite pastime come rain or shine. They also have a fitness center on the premises. Now athletes of all ages can sweat it out through the year!
Formerly known as the Mecklenburg Country Club, the Charlotte Country Club is a known name among the elite of Charlotte. A prestigious institution since 1910, this club is a haven for those seeking some rest and relaxation, or an invigorating game of golf or a swim. Check the website for club details and membership information.
Founded on the basis of the teachings and beliefs of Jesus Christ, this congregation believes in serving people through the example of Christ the Saviour. The Church conducts various missions which helps people enrich their lives, to make it more meaningful. They even have praise and worship sessions where they thank God for the numerous blessing they receive and ask him to bless and protect them from all earthly dangers and evils. The University Park Baptist Church is even involved in a lot a community service by helping those people of the community who need help socially and mentally. They accept donations which are used for numerous works that they do.
Affiliated with some of the top organizations in the country, this garden offers educational and vocational programs to the neighborhood residents. With this, it aims at educating the people of all age groups about the importance of greenery in our surroundings. Several schools send their students to participate in these workshops. For those who have a keen interest in this field, there are internship programs offered in collaboration with the Central Piedmont Community College. And for those who are looking for a hands-on lesson on roses, enroll for the course that takes place each February. For membership and further information, check the website.
Part gallery, part studio space, the McColl Center is dedicated to two noble goals: providing local artists with a healthy and inspiring environment in which to work, and encouraging the surrounding community to become more aware of the art world. To these ends, the McColl Center functions as a traditional gallery as well as sponsoring community-building events such as “Open Studio Saturdays” where artists' workspaces are open to the public. Artists-in-residence ply their trades throughout the facility, working with everything from pencils and paints to clay and cements, neon light, heavy metals, and much more. Housed in a renovated 1920s-era church, the Center itself is quite striking. See website for calendar of events and exhibitions.
The preserve is a 77-acre habitat offering a great spot for bird watching, hiking, and picnics. The hardwood forest that makes up most of the preserve is home to different species of wildlife. Mecklenburg Audubon Society, which has adopted the preserve holds regular bird-watching trips and volunteer with the upkeep. Evergreen Preserve is popular with nature-lovers as compared to the adjoining Sheffield Park, which is inclined to attract picnickers. Open daily from 7am.
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.
The Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County and the Children's Theatre of Charlotte have come together to create this awesome complex that houses the McColl Family Theatre, the Spangler Library, the Wachovia Playhouse, a Scene and Paint Shop, several studios, rehearsal rooms and a costume shop. A veritable entertainment center, this is the hub of family amusement activities in the area. A comprehensive collection of books and videos fills the library, while a number of educational programs for kids takes place at regular intervals.