Charlotte

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Charlotte

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Aerial views of Charlotte reveal a sea of greenery resulting from mild climate in the Piedmont Foothills. To nature’s blessing, Queen City leaders interwove community input and good urban planning with public-private investment. The result is an arts & entertainment district, retail center, restaurants, nightclubs and sports venues supported by the second leading banking center in America.

Cultural Sites
With the Harvey Gantt Center for African-American Arts & Culture, Johnson C. Smith University campus, Afro-American Children’s Theatre, and Latibah Collard Green Museum, Charlotte makes … More

Restaurants and Nightclubs
Simmons 4th Ward Restaurant, Coffee Cup, and Excelsior Club represent the best of old Charlotte, while House of Jazz, Addie’s Jamaican, Merts Heart & Soul Restaurant represent a new and broader dining … More

History
The discovery of a 17-pound gold nugget in 1799 began an influx of prospectors. The boom was short-lived and opportunists followed the louder call to California a few years later. After the gold bust … More

Shops and Galleries
Charlotte has a small, but growing collection of Black-owned bookstores, African craft, artifact and gift shops, a natural foods store and an art gallery to visit … More

Innkeeper and Spa
Charlotte is fortunate to have one of the best Bed & Breakfasts in the South and a choice day spa for professionals as well as … More

The Legacy of Sweet Daddy Grace
Charles Emmanuel Grace was born in Cape Verde, off the coast of West Africa. He immigrated to the US in the early 1900s and lived in New Bedford, Massachusetts where he was Influenced by Pentecostal … More

Civil Rights Movement – Charlotte
The Alexander Family exemplified Charlotte’s role in the Civil Rights Movement. Zechariah Alexander owned Alexander Funeral Home, a center of community and political activity in Charlotte’s … More

Heritage Sites
Queen City heritage sites range from black church foundings, black bank foundings, black publisher foundings and shotgun houses in the historically black Biddleville and Cherry districts … More

Family Attractions
With pro football and pro basketball options, Discovery Place science center, ImaginOn, Charlotte Nature Museum, Paramount Carowinds theme park and Carolina Raptor Center, the city presents many options … More

General Attractions
An increase in corporate philanthropy the last decade has enriched Charlotte with state-of-the-art concert halls and amphitheater to combine nicely with the region’s distinctive heritage in NASCAR racing … More

The Arts
Levine Museum of the New South, Mint Museum of Craft & Design, McColl Center for Visual Art, and Mint Museum of Art are leading the charge to expand and enhance local arts venues … More

Trivia, Radio Stations and Famous Residents
Since had a gold rush in 1837, Charlotte has the number one travel destination in North Carolina. Charlotte has several trophy skyscrapers, including world headquarters for Bank of America and Wachovia Bank … More

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