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Things You Can’t Miss
This city is NASCAR Central. Take in a race, visit the Hall of Fame or Dale Earnhardt’s collection at the “Garage-Mahal.”
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As an avid tea drinker, I love a cup in the soothing atmosphere of the Urbana Cityspa & Teabar. It’s cheaper than a massage and you feel just as refreshed.
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Niki de Saint Phalle's The Firebird is the gatekeeper of this spectacular collection of 20th century art. Pay a visit and marvel at the modern masters.
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Built in 1815, this preserved piece of Federal architecture makes for a pleasant picnic spot. Go on a sunny afternoon, and relax in the gardens.
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Drive one hour north of Charlotte center city and get your outdoor recreation on. Lake Norman State Park is a mecca for hiking, biking, boating, and more.
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