The NASCAR Hall of Fame is an interactive entertainment attraction honoring the history and heritage of NASCAR. The high-tech venue, designed to educate and entertain race fans and non-fans alike, opened May 11, 2010, and includes artifacts, hands-on exhibits, a 278-person state-of-the-art theater, Hall of Honor, Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant, NASCAR Hall of Fame Gear Shop, NASCAR Productions-operated broadcast studio and an attached parking garage on Brevard Street.
Dining & Entertainment
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Dining & Entertainment
Bars, Breweries & Nightlife
Hoppin’ Brands' flagship location first opened up its doors in 2017 and hasn’t looked back since. Located in the heart of Charlotte’s popular South End neighborhood it quickly became one of the city’s most popular spots to grab a drink. With 62 self-serve taps, a full cocktail bar, a massive outdoor patio, and one of the best food trucks in the city, Tacos-Ricko, it’s hard not to fall in love with Hoppin’s good vibes!
Hotels and Lodging
Looking for a place to stay during your next visit to the Queen's City - here are some of our favorites.
Find the perfect blend of luxury service and prime location at JW Marriott Charlotte. The hotel sits near favorite local attractions, to include; the Nascar Hall of Fame, Bank of America Stadium, thrilling nightlife and shopping options, and in the heart of Charlotte's financial district.
Ballantyne Resort and Spa
The Ballantyne, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Charlotte provides luxurious hotel accommodations in an exceptional location, moments from premier shopping in SouthPark, exciting outdoor recreation at Whitewater Center, Ballantyne neighborhood dining and entertainment. Luxuriate at The Spa at Ballantyne or wade in the refreshing pools.
536 Hawthorne Rental #3: 1BR in Elizabeth
Elegant architecture, unique shops, and a genuine neighborhood atmosphere make Elizabeth the ideal Charlotte destination. The charming apartment has been lovingly restored & decorated with all the comforts of home. The large windows let in plenty of natural light and provide a great view of the neighborhood or the stars at night. Enjoy a stroll to one of the many restaurants or grab a cocktail on your own front porch. Minutes from Uptown, South End, and Charlotte's top attractions.
Waterfront Suite on the Lake Norman
This lakefront apartment in Lake Norman of Catawba offers a private and cozy 1 bedroom/1 bath suite with a separate entrance above the garage. It features a comfortable Tempur-Pedic king bed, electric fireplace, and a 40" Smart TV. Guests have full access to the waterfront, including a well-maintained dock with seating, a grill, and amenities like a mini fridge. Fishing poles, kayaks, and paddleboards are provided, and the property offers a peaceful setting for a relaxing lakeside getaway.
The Philadelphia Zoo celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2009. So stop by and celebrate this major achievement at America´s first zoo!
McNeil Avian Center
On May 30, 2009 the 17.5-million McNeil Avian Center opened to the public.
This new aviary incorporates lush, walk-through habitats where visitors can discover more than 100 spectacular birds from around the world, many of them rare and endangered. And in the multi-sensory 4-D Migration Theater, viewers can follow Otis the Oriole on his first migration south from where he hatched in Fairmount Park.
The Experience at the Zoo
One of the best laid-out and most animal-packed zoos in the country is set among a charming 42-acre Victorian garden with tree-lined walks, formal shrubbery, ornate iron cages and animal sculptures. The zoo has garnered many “firsts” in addition to being the first zoo charted in the United States (1859).
The first orangutan and chimp births in a U.S. zoo (1928), world´s first Children´s Zoo (1957), and the first U.S. exhibit of white lions (1993), among others.
In addition to its animals, the zoo is known for its historic architecture, which includes the country home of William Penn´s grandson, its botanical collections of over 500 plant species, its groundbreaking research and its fine veterinary facilities.
Big Cat Falls
The highly anticipated pride of the Philadelphia Zoo, Bank of America Big Cat Falls, home to felines from around the world, opened in 2006. The lush new exhibition features waterfalls, pools, authentic plantings and a simulated research station for aspiring zoologists.
Lions, leopards, jaguars, pumas, tigers and seven new cubs are the star attractions.
Open daily, year-round. Parking can be tight so public transit is a great option.
Check out the Zoo´s trolley shuttle, available through October, making hourly stops at the Independence Visitor Center and 30th Street Station. Service is available starting at 10 a.m. seven days a week through August 31, 2008, with weekends-only service in September and October.
SEPTA Routes 15 and 32 Buses stop within blocks of the zoo. Find specific stops and schedules here.
The nation´s oldest zoo was chartered in 1859, but the impending Civil War delayed its opening until 1874. In addition to its animals, the zoo is known for its historic architecture, which includes the country home of William Penn´s grandson; its botanical collections of over 500 plant species; its groundbreaking research and its fine veterinary facilities.
The Primate Reserve, Carnivore Kingdom, and Rare Animal Conservation Center, with its tree kangaroos and blue-eyed lemurs, are brand new, but there´s still fun to be had in the historic, old-style bird, pachyderm and carnivore houses. In the Treehouse, kids can investigate the world from an animal´s perspective; outdoors, the Zoo Balloon lifts passengers 400 feet into the air for a bird´s-eye view of the zoo.
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