Brem House Artisans Gallery, Charlotte, NC, was built in 1902-1903 for one of Charlotte's most prominent families. The Colonial Revival-style house was designed by Charles Christian Hook, one of Charlotte's first resident architects. There is no charge for touring the house.
Charlotte Museum of History/Hezekiah Alexander Homesite. Visit the oldest existing home in Mecklenburg County's Revolutionary War-era home (circa 1774) of Hezekiah Alexander. Museum features exhibits of local interest, a shop and nearby 15,000 artifacts.
Charlotte Nature Museum is a nature center with live animals, nature trail, butterfly pavilion and puppet theater.
Charlotte Regional Farmers Market features locally grown products, handmade crafts, baked goods and plants.
Dan Nicholas Park in Salisbury, NC, offers a 10 acre lake for paddle boating and fishing. This 425 acre park includes animal exhibits, nature center, tennis courts, picnic shelters, playground, volleyball, horseshoes, ball fields, miniature carousel, gem mining, and miniature train rides for children.
Discovery Place in Charlotte, NC, has one of the nation's top hands on science museums, featuring an Omnimax Theater, planetarium, life center, science circus, rain forest and more.
Historic National Cemetery and Confederate Prison Site in Salisbury, NC, offers a guided driving tour. This is a must for Civil War buffs. The tour provides insights into this period of history. Three monuments stand in the National Cemetery as a tribute to the 11,700 US soldiers. Tape players and cassettes are loaned free of charge at the information center.