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A July 2007 trip to Charlotte by vampirefan

Discovery Place Photo, Charlotte, North Carolina More Photos
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Discovery Place

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Attraction | "Discovery Place IMAX"

Discovery Place Photo, Charlotte, North Carolina
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One way to beat the miserable NC heat and enjoy one of the summer block buster movies is to view a movie at the Discovery Place IMAX Dome. All About IMAX IMAX brings a unique and totally-immerseible movie viewing through its use of the most modern and updated technology out there. Over 700 million people worldwide have had the opportunity to experience the IMAX vision live through IMAX, IMAX Dome, and IMAX 3-D. Today there are over 280 IMAX theaters in over 40 counties. The IMAX Theater is usually attached to state of the art museums (usually a science museum), planetariums, and zoos. The IMAX cooperation uses 15-per perforation, 70 mm film making it the worl...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 1, 2007

Discovery Place
301 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202
(704) 372-6261

The Monroe Home and Garden Tour

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The lovely and historic courthouse Photo, Monroe, North Carolina
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When browsing through my Friday entertainment section of the Charlotte Observer, a short quip about a Salisbury garden tour caught my eye. I thought it was odd since I had gone to the Salisbury garden tour only weeks early. Thankfully I decided to read more since I discovered it was a mistake and it turned out to be a garden and homes tour in Monroe. Monroe, NC is a mid sized town with just over 30,000 citizens located near Charlotte. It is the seat for Union County, which is one of the fastest growing counties in the state. The downtown area of the city has been restored and revitalized and features shopping and dining in a relaxed atmosphere all while offering visitors a charming ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 1, 2007

Discovery Place Photo, Charlotte, North Carolina
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Unless you have been hiding in a cave in Siberia lately, then you have undoubtedly heard of Harry Potter as the movie has been released as well as the last book in the series that author J.K. Rowling’s created about a young wizard named Harry Potter. The book and movie centers around a young orphan named Harry Potter. He lives with his horrible aunt and uncle. Eventually, Harry (played by Daniel Radcliffe) gets away from his family by attending school at Hogwarts, which is a school for young wizards. There he meets his new best friends, Hermione and Ron (played by Emma Watson and Rupert Grint). Together the three face growing up ...Read More

Discovery Place

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Discovery Place Photo, Charlotte, North Carolina
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As if weren’t enough to see The Dead Sea Scrolls at Discovery Place last summer, this summer we got to see Gunther von Hagen’s Body Worlds...Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies. I have found people are either totally fascination or find it revolting. Both John and my brother, who love movies like Saw and Hellraiser thought it sounded horrible. But my sister-in-law, Elaine, and myself though it sounded fascination. So thankfully she agreed to go along with me. Over the last 12 years more than 20 million people have seen the exhibit worldwide. This is the first time the exhibit has been shown in the South East. The focus of the display is to promote a healthy...Read More

Discovery Place
301 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202
(704) 372-6261

The front porch Photo, Monroe, North Carolina
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The CSX Depot was built in 1906 to serve as both a freight and commercial depot for citizens of Monroe as the city's importance in the railroad line was growing. In 1988 the building was designated a historical property. In 1998 through the efforts of the city and the NC Department of Archives and History, the structure was restored to its original appearance by Dvorak Construction. This ageless beauty features a rock-faced brownstone water table that runs the length of the building. The window and door openings are of jack arches and have soldier and rowlock brick. It was repainted its original colors of red, white, and dark green. Today the depot continues to operate as a connecti...Read More

Village Park Amphitheater

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One of the best views in the place Photo, Kannapolis, North Carolina
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In my Come Have Fun in NC journal I mentioned the Pops in the Park. Every Sunday in June our resident symphony, the Charlotte Symphony, gives free concerts to the public. But if you don’t feel like driving out to South Park Mall and having to arrive very early in order to get a great seat, then the symphony may come to you. Every Friday and Saturday in June the company performs in towns near Charlotte. In this case I had to only go to Kannapolis to hear this wonderful group perform. The show was held at the lovely Village Park Amphitheater, which is part of Village Park. The park offers guests the covered amphitheater, playground, splash pad, and walking trails. The symphony has bee...Read More

Village Park Amphitheater
707 Pavilion Boulevard
Kannapolis, North Carolina
(704) 549-5555

4th of July Celebrations

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4th of July Celebrations Photo, Faith, North Carolina
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Despite the fact that Faith, NC is home to only about 600 residents, its patriotic sense of community can’t be beat. Especially on the 4th of July when the town celebrates with the largest parade in the state. So big in fact that in 1992 big Bush even came down for the parade. They have been celebrating it since 1946 and no body does it better on the 4th. Faith is about 6 miles from the beautiful and historic Salisbury. Up until now it had always been just a place I passed though on my way to Salisbury. I decided this year I would drag my butt up out of the bed and see what all the fuss was. The spectacle starts around 10am. If you want to secure a good spot you would be wise t...Read More

4th of July Celebrations

Faith, North Carolina