Best places for indoor fun

Best places for indoor fun

When the temperature drops, 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, which also has arcade games. 1700 Montford Drive. website

Ray's Splash Planet – This "planet" is really out of this world! It has waterslides, including one that's three 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 chill out with the resident physicist at the "Sub-Zero" live show. 301 North Tryon St. website

Sky Zone – What could be more fun than trampoline dodge ball? In addition to trampolines, there's a Ninja Warrior Course, climbing wall, toddler zone and more. 7325 Smith Corners Blvd. 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 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 are also 24 bowling lanes and a huge arcade. 10621 Bryton Corporate Center Drive. website