Charlotte: Kick Into High Gear in the Queen City

A crown jewel of the American South

In collaboration with

Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority (CRVA)The Mint MuseumHarvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+CultureCharlotte SymphonyOpera CarolinaNASCAR Hall of FameBechtler Museum of Modern ArtLevine Museum of the New SouthMcColl Center for Art + InnovationGoodyear ArtsArts & Science CouncilCarolina Raptor CenterUNC Charlotte J. Murrey Atkins Library

Charlotte for...

Did you know? Over 85% of the world's NASCAR teams are located in the Charlotte region

NASCAR: a Charlotte institution

The NASCAR Hall of Fame calls the city home

See the cars up close

From outlaw leagues to the big leagues

100 years of sports in Charlotte

A New Era of Sports

How Charlotte grew from mill town baseball leagues and stock car racing to hosting the NBA All-Star Game and landing an MLS team

Did you know? Charlotte is nicknamed the Hornet's Nest because General Cornwallis called it a “Hornet’s Nest of Rebellion” in 1780

The Queen City's artistic royalty...

Explore works from The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture

The home of the firebird

Meet the family behind the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

Watch artists at work

Meet the creatives taking risks with their process

Giving old buildings new life

Started in a tire store slated for demolition, Goodyear Arts is now a hub for creators and makers

Making the Mint Museum

Dive into the enormous fashion, fine art, and decorative art collections

The costumes, up close

Art in flight

Charlotte Douglas International Airport is home to one of the largest digital public artworks in the world

The Mural that Changes with Each New Arrival

Providing travelers with a sense of calm, wonder and contemplation.

Where food meets art

Artist Leah Rosenberg interprets Charlotte through taste and color

Did you know? Krispy Kreme was invented in North Carolina. Doughnuts were cooked in the early morning so customers who wanted them hot had to arrive between the hours of midnight and 4am

Burgers, BBQ, and beer

Discover what makes the city's food so special

Get outside

Time for some fresh air

Free as a bird

Get to know North Carolina's bird population with the Carolina Raptor Center

Did you know? In 1799, local Conrad Reed found a 17-pound gold nugget on his family’s property, starting the national gold rush

Take a stroll around Charlotte's public art

From the basketball court to the airport, you'll be surprised what you find

Hornet's nests and gold rushes

What made Charlotte the city it is today?

A Whistle-stop Tour of Charlotte's History

The ins and outs of the Queen City's story

Charlotte's past and present

As one of the oldest cities in the US, Charlotte's roots run deep

From cotton fields to skyscrapers

Dive into the history of the "New South"

Welcome to Charlotte's Brooklyn

Once the most thriving and vibrant black community in the Carolinas

A City Within a City

The rise and demise of Charlotte’s Brooklyn neighborhood

Listen to local stories

An oral history of Charlotte's Brooklyn neighborhood, from the Levine Museum of the New South

Latinos and the New South

Over the past 30 years the South has emerged as a vibrant Latino community

Did you know? Locals referred to Downtown Charlotte as Uptown for years until 1974 when it was officially renamed

Step on stage

The story of the Charlotte Symphony

Strengthening Community Through Music

If you think the Charlotte Symphony sounds good on stage, listen to all they're doing off stage...

Watch the Charlotte Symphony perform

At the opera

Discover lively cast photos from Opera Carolina

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