Explore Charlotte if politics loses its pull
...The suggestions are based on recommendations from food guidebook publisher Zagat, Moon Travel Guides, TripAdvisor and USA TODAY's panel of Road Warriors, some of the world's most frequent business travelers who voluntarily provide information.
The Billy Graham Library is the highest-rated attraction among millions of travelers, according to TripAdvisor.
The 40,000-square-foot library on 20 acres on Westmont Drive retraces the pastor's youth on a farm to his international missionary work. Visitors can use interactive kiosks, see multimedia presentations and tour the restored house he lived in.
Among other attractions in TripAdvisor's Top 10 are the U.S. National Whitewater Center and the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
The whitewater center is an outdoor recreation and adventure sports facility with a man-made whitewater river for rafting, mountain biking and running trails, a climbing center and zip lines. The center, a U.S. Olympic training site, is on 400 acres of woodlands along the Catawba River.
The NASCAR Hall of Fame, across from the Charlotte Convention Center, has more than 40,000 square feet of space for hands-on exhibits, interactive video displays and a banked ramp simulating numerous auto racetracks...