• 10 best places for indoor fun in Charlotte


    When the weather doesn't want to cooperate, you don't have to worry about catching cabin fever with this list of 10 awesome places you can go to have a little indoor fun in Charlotte:

    Victory Lane Karting – There's more than meets the eye here. Not only can you satisfy your need for speed on the go-kart track but there’s also a bowling alley and restaurant. 2330 Tipton Drive. website

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    10 Park Lanes – Sure, you can show off your bowling skills, but you can also enjoy gourmet food at this joint. There’s also arcade games. 1700 Montford Drive. website

    Ray’s Splash Planet – This “planet” is really out of this world with waterslides, including one that’s 3-stories tall, a lazy river and all sorts of fun things that'll help get you soaked. 215 N. Sycamore St. website      

    Discovery Place Science – Catch an IMAX movie, stroll through an exotic rainforest on a swinging bridge or check out the latest exhibit, “Bug Lab,” that’ll have any insect enthusiast buzzing! 301 North Tryon St. website

    Sky High Sports – What could be more fun than trampoline dodge ball? In addition to trampolines, there’s a ropes course, laser tag and foam pit, plus a craft beer and wine bar open on weekends. 601 N. Polk St., Pineville. website

    Sea Life Aquarium – Dive under the sea and come nose-to-nose with thousands of creatures including sharks, stingrays and sea turtles. There’s also an interactive touch pool if you feel like touching a sea star, crab or urchin. Concord Mills Mall, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Entrance 7. website

    The Mint Museum – No matter which location you visit, you’ll be inspired by the collections and exhibits on display. 500 South Tryon St. and 2730 Randolph Road. website   

    Inner Peaks – No matter what your experience level is or what the weather outside is doing, you can go rock climbing at your choice of two locations. 9535 Monroe Road or 2220 S. Tryon St. website

    NASCAR Hall of Fame – This may be the only museum that requires a seat belt! Test your driving skills on a racing simulator or see how fast you can perform a pit stop. This high-tech Hall of Fame is designed to entertain and educate race fans and nonfans alike. 400 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. website

    Frankie’s Fun Park – Check out Frankie’s newest location in Huntersville where you can romp around the Fun House that’s part obstacle course and part playground, ride bumper cars, play laser tag and take a plunge on the Drop Zone. There's also 24 bowling lanes and a huge arcade. 10621 Bryton Corporate Center Drive. website

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