Sleep Inn Northlake
6300 Banner Elk Drive
Charlotte, NC 28216
Phone: (704) 399-7778
Fax: (704) 399-7707
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.
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!
The St. Mark's Episcopal Church is a historic church located in Huntersville, North Carolina. The church was built in 1886 and features a combination of Gothic and English Country Gothic style architecture. The red brick structure also features beautiful stained glass windows on the inside. The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.
Splash Planet is a one-of-a-kind indoor water park in North Carolina, featuring a playground, gym, dance room and theater. Apart from current pools and a lazy river, the park also boasts a thrilling three-story tall slide, which is pretty much the highlight. A cafeteria called Snack Shack placates hunger with a menu of cheeseburgers, milkshakes, corndogs, potato chips, etc. Splash Planet is maintained by Mecklenburg County, and offers discounts to its residents.
This facility aims to help protect and conserve birds of prey, and is located inside the Latta Plantation Nature Preserve, a short drive from Charlotte. It seeks to educate people about raptors, erasing misconceptions that society has towards these creatures, and tends to injured, sick and orphaned birds. Due to imprinting and contact with humans, birds at the center cannot survive in the wild. They are, therefore attached to their handlers, and pose no threat to visitors. For volunteering opportunities and other information, check the website.
Cradled in Frazier Park lies a memorial for young ones. Our Children's Memorial Walkway is a place where families can create a quiet spot in remembrance of little ones they have lost. A place not to grieve their death but celebrate their life, this memorial has provided a quiet respite to the bereaved families. Pretty cherry trees, comfortable benches, and play areas adorn this charming walkway. Bricks can be adopted and engraved with special messages. Visitors can make donations.
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.
From a courthouse, post-office to a federal building, the Charles R. Jonas Federal Building was used for several purposes. Built in 1915, it was named after the Congressman Charles R. Jonas. Designed by architect Wetmore, James A, this Neo-classical structure was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1978. Currently it is owned by the city of Charlotte.
Discovery Place is a paradise of kid-friendly science exhibits and presentations. The museum's “Discovery Halls” are lined with seasonal attractions such as “Action! An Adventure in Moviemaking,” permanent exhibits like the aquarium, the stuffed and mounted North American animal collection, an amateur radio education center, and the machine shop where kids can learn how planes work. The museum also offers a number of live programs and demonstrations, not the least of which is a chemistry experiment wherein children receive freshly made scoops of liquid nitrogen ice cream. If that is not enough, attend the daily “Rat Basketball” game, one of many aquarium feedings, or experience a rainforest animal encounter.
First Presbyterian was built in the early 19th century and has been a major tourist attraction as well as a fully functioning church since its dedication. The architecture is reminiscent of European Gothic cathedrals and many efforts have been made to maintain this style even as recent renovations and expansions have allowed it to cater to the needs of its growing congregation. The impressive spire and detailed stonework make this church a must-see for art and architecture lovers. Multiple services are held throughout the week including two full services on Sunday, one of which is televised on a local Charlotte station, WSOC-TV Channel 9. Open on Sunday from 9am, 11am and 5pm and Wednesday from noon.
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.
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.