Charlotte – Things to do with your Team

If you’re looking for fun activities that incorporate team building, Charlotte will not disappoint! With almost a million inhabitants, Charlotte is one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S. It features a thriving arts scene along with scores of zoos, museums, festivals, aquariums, and other interesting activities that make it an exciting place to visit. Here are nine fun things you can do with your team when you find yourself in Charlotte.



Carowinds is a thrilling amusement park that features hair-raising rides like Fury 325, the world’s tallest and fastest giga-coaster that reaches heights of 325 feet and speeds of 95 miles per hour. At Carowinds, you’ll get your fill of free-falling, spinning, soaring, looping, and flying through the air with the greatest of ease on myriad coasters, sling shots, spinning rides, and drop towers. Carolina Harbor, the largest water park in the Carolinas, is included in the price of admission to Carowinds and features family-friendly attractions that range from mild to wild. Take a leisurely tube ride down the 1,000-foot long artificial river, plunge through water tubes in total darkness, and queue up again and again for Blackbeard’s Revenge, a six-story tall water slide that shoots you down through twists, turns, and unexpected drops. 300 Carowinds Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28273


NASCAR Hall of Fame

Charlotte - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsRacing fans flock to Charlotte to see the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Featuring a behind-the-scenes look at the racing industry that includes 40,000 square feet of interactive exhibits like the Pit Crew Challenge, engine puzzles, and 48 other hands-on activities, the facility is simply astounding. The Hall of Fame houses the High Octane Theater, where you can see highlights of NASCAR through the years on a 64-foot wide screen with surround sound, while Glory Road simulates various racetracks and showcases 18 historic cars and 40 old and new tracks. The Hall of Honor enshrines the celebrated Hall of Fame inductees, and the Race Week exhibit offers a look at how NASCAR teams prepare for race day. This is a must see attraction, especially if you have a tournament at the Charlotte Convention Center400 E M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28202


Discovery Place Nature

Nature lovers won’t want to leave Discovery Place Nature, a hands-on museum that explores the science and beauty of nature through interactive exhibits, encounters with live animals, and green spaces like the Paw Paw Nature Trail that’s filled with plants and animals native to the Carolinas. Exhibits include Fort Wild, a clever outdoor play space where you can engage in creative play; Insect Alley, which boasts an impressive live collection of insects and arthropods; and Our Big Backyard, an interactive exhibit that shows you a hidden world of animals who live underground. You’ll also enjoy live and interactive shows and talks that give you a whole new appreciation for the wild things we share the planet with. 1658 Sterling Rd, Charlotte, NC 28209


Exit Strategy

If you haven’t experienced the thrilling fun that is an escape room, here’s your opportunity to enjoy a great team-building experience while having loads of fun in Charlotte. At Exit Strategy, you’ll be locked in a room with your teammates for an hour while you work to solve puzzles and find clues in order to escape. Under half of all teams are able to escape by the end of the hour. Do you think your team might be one of them? Try it out and see! 4215 Stuart Andrew Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28217


SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium

Just 15 miles northeast of Charlotte, you’ll find the SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium, featuring 10 interactive zones where you can explore a variety of marine habitats, including the Freshwater exhibit, the Harbor exhibit, and the interactive Touchpool exhibit where you can reach in and touch sea stars, urchins, and other tide pool creatures. At the Seahorse Mangrove exhibit, you can watch these amazing little creatures grip the sea grass with their tails and eat tiny shrimp with their snouts. Perhaps the most exciting exhibit is the Octopus Hideout, featuring the master-of-disguise, the Giant Pacific Octopus. If it’s marine life you love, this aquarium won’t disappoint. 8111 Concord Mills Boulevard, Concord, NC 28027


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Sky Zone Charlotte

If you’re busting at the seams for an activity that tests the limits of your energy and provides hours of airborne fun, hit Sky Zone Charlotte, the world’s first indoor trampoline park. Bounce your way to fitness on the many trampolines that cover the floor, or try your hand at the Skyslam, where you get to take a flying leap off a super-bouncy trampoline to dunk a basketball into a hoop. You can play Ultimate Dodgeball on the trampoline dodgeball court or fly without fear in the Foam Zone, offering an ultra-soft foam landing pit for your acrobatic antics. 10200 Centrum Pkwy, Pineville, NC 28134


Carolina Raptor Center

Raptors are just about the coolest birds on the planet, and at the Carolina Raptor Center, you can get closer to an eagle, owl, vulture, or hawk than you’ve probably ever been. The Raptor Center, located 15 miles north of Charlotte in Huntersville, is the home of a rescue mission that rehabilitates injured birds of prey in the Raptor Hospital, which sees around 900 patients each year. You can take a tour of the hospital or enjoy the exhibit “A Day in the Life of a Raptor Hospital” to get an idea of what it takes to heal injured raptors and release them back into the wild. Once you’ve got your fill of the Center, stroll the mile-long Raptor Trail to see over 30 species of raptors and other birds of prey up close, including Bald Eagles, Spectacled Owls, and falcons. 6000 Sample Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078


U.S. National Whitewater Center

Charlotte - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsThe largest man-made whitewater river in the world is located at the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, and you can experience a range of exciting adventures here, including rafting, kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding. This whitewater wonderland also offers climbing, ropes courses, and a zip line. Located on 1,300 acres of land on the Catawba River, the Center features 30 miles of trails for mountain biking, walking, or running, and the River’s Edge Bar & Grill and other on-site dining establishments ensure you won’t have to wait long to satiate the huge appetite you’re sure to work up. Every Thursday and Saturday evening in the summer, you can spend the evening relaxing at the River Jam concert series, and the Center is home to nine unique festivals throughout the year that celebrate rivers and the great outdoors. 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28214


Lazy 5 Ranch

About 30 miles up the road from Charlotte in Mooresville is the Lazy 5 Ranch, which strives to have a constantly changing environment by adding new exhibits as well as increasing the variety of animals seen in the drive through safari areas. The purpose of the Lazy 5 Ranch is to educate in an entertaining way, as well as provide an excellent environment for the reproduction of some of the world’s most unique creatures. The Lazy 5 Ranch also seeks to help the recovery of several endangered species including the Grevy Zebra, Scimitar Horned Oryx, and Ring-tailed Lemur. Hopefully, with your visit to the Lazy 5 Ranch, you will learn new things and have lots of fun. 15100 Mooresville Rd, Mooresville, NC 28115


You and your team will have a blast in Charlotte. There are all sorts of fun activities to explore.  Many of these will promote team bonding, which is always an important benefit of taking a trip out of town. Be sure to plan your Charlotte activities ahead of time to help ensure you make the most of your trip. Finding a hotel closest to the attractions you want to visit is a great way to ensure you’ll get to see what you want.