Culture and History Day Trips
“Culture and History”
Hop aboard the LYNX Blue Line light- rail or the Charlotte Trolley. Stop off in Charlotte’s Historic South End neighborhood for boutique browsing and family-friendly dining or journey on to Center City for museums, green spaces, and more.
- Levine Museum of the New South in Center City documents Charlotte’s rich history through the timeless and award-winning exhibit “Cotton Fields to Skyscrapers.” Visitors can relive a civil rights era sit-in at a lunch counter or even stroll down a recreated main street to try on a hat in an early Belk department store.
Just a few short- blocks away is the Mint Museum of Craft + Design. Regionally renowned for a rich history in crafts, the dazzling collections trace North Carolina’s roots in furniture, ceramics, wood-working, and more.
- Even though a renovation is taking the facility to new heights throughout much of 2009, Discovery Place, one of Charlotte’s most beloved and most visited museums, will remain open to engage and excite young minds. Explore museum favorites like the Aquarium, KidsPlace, Rat Basketball, and Einstein’s Corner.
Cap the day with a performance- at the NC Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. Whether catching a regional folk artist at the intimate Spirit Square or a Broadway debut at the Belk Theatre, visitors are sure to be entertained.