- Some of the Charlotte area attractions include the Mint Museum, Discovery Place, The Nature Museum and numerous art galleries and handicrafts shops. Historical places in include the Hezekiah Alexander Homesite, The Charlotte Museum of History, Latta Place, The James K. Polk Memorial and The Carolina Raptor Center which is devoted to caring for injured birds of prey. Two gardens which you may wish to visit are the Van Landingham Glen at UNCC and Wing Haven Gardens and Bird Sanctuary. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte comprises over 200 acres which offers a self-guided tour with an accompanying brochure.
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Morrow Mountain State Park
Recreation - Recreation opportunities in this area include Uwharrie National Forest, Duke Power State Park, Crowders Mountain State Park and Morrow Mountain State Park. There are a few walking tours in the area including the Historic Guide to Uptown Charlotte and A Walk Thru Historic Fourth Ward. Cultural attractions include: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Charlotte Shakespeare Company, Charlotte Repertory Theater, Children's Theater of Charlotte and the new North Carolina Performing Arts Center. The county has a beautiful natural park by the name of McDowell Park and Nature Preserve and north of town is Lake Norman which is a vast 32,5000 recreation lake.
Climate - Winter daytime temperatures range from 36 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit (2 to 4 Celsius). Summer daytime temperatures range from 76 to 78 degrees Fahrenheit (24 to 26 Celsius). Spring and Fall daytime temperatures range from 71 to 73 (20's Celsius). The state has a fairly wet climate with an average precipitation for this area averaging 44-48 inches (112-122 centimeters).
Located in the southern Piedmont area in the foothills of North Carolina's mountain region, Charlotte is easily access from I-85 and I-77.