The U.S National Whitewater Center opened in NC this month. The center is quite amazing. It is the world's largest artificial white water rafting river. The river is an amazing engineering feat providing various levels of whitewater challenges and fun. The center was originally designed to host the World Cup comepetitions and Olympic Trails.
Located just 10 min from downtown Charlotte, it offers a white water rafting challeng for all skill levels. You can kayak, raft or even canoe down the various parts of the center. It covers 307 acres along the Catawba River. Here is an artists rendering of the center.
Looks pretty sweet!