Charlotte’s most iconic landmarks

Consider these Charlotte landmarks our Hollywood signs.

The reflection of the Uptown Charlotte skyline is seen in the water of a pond surrounded by trees.

U.S. News & World Report voted Charlotte one of the “Best Places to Live in the US.”

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What’s there to see in Charlotte? A lot. The Queen City is a charming but sprawling Southern city with professional sports + a culture thriving in entertainment, the arts, and the great outdoors.

We spent time cruising around the city; here are our top landmarks to see whether you’re visiting or you call Charlotte “home.”

Truist Field

Address: 324 S. Mint St., Charlotte
Nearby: Romare Bearden Park, Bank of America Stadium

Offering one of the most pristine views of Charlotte, Truist Field is home to the Charlotte Knights. People can enjoy a game with a picturesque panorama of the Uptown skyline.

A photo inside Bank of America Stadium during a Carolina Panthers game.

Bank of America Stadium is home the NFL’s Carolina Panthers.

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Bank of America Stadium

Address: 800 S. Mint St., Charlotte
Nearby: WFNZ Dog House, Truist Field

Of all Queen City landmarks, this 74,867-seat football stadium is most difficult to miss. “BoA” Stadium is home to the Carolina Panthers, bringing thousands of sports fans to Uptown during the NFL season. The massive venue also regularly hosts concerts and other large-scale events.

The NASCAR Hall of Fame building in Uptown after the sun has set with two cars in the street.

The NASCAR Hall of Fame celebrates drivers, crew chiefs and owners, broadcasters and other major contributors to the sport.

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NASCAR Hall of Fame

Address: 400 E. M.L.K. Jr Blvd., Charlotte
Nearby: Mint Museum Uptown, Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte Uptown

A top tourist destination, the NASCAR Hall of Fame serves as a shrine to the history and heritage of NASCAR with more than 50 interactive experiences, promising plenty of family fun.

Spectrum Center

Address: 333 E. Trade St., Charlotte
Nearby: Midnight Diner, Queen City Quarter, The Ritz-Carlton

A premier destination for sports and entertainment. The 19,000 seat indoor arena located in the heart of Uptown is home to the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets. Spectrum Center also regularly hosts the biggest names in music.

The glass Firebird sculpture is 17 feet tall and stands outside the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in Uptown Charlotte.

The Firebird sculpture always grabs a crowd and makes the perfect backdrop for that model pose.

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Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

Address: 420 S. Tryon St., Charlotte
Nearby: Mint Museum Uptown, Latta Arcade

Be inspired by this museum in Uptown, dedicated to the exhibition of mid-20th-century modern art.

Freedom Park

Address: 1908 East Blvd., Charlotte
Nearby: Myers Park Country Club, Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center

A favorite spot for outdoor lovers, visitors can enjoy a run around the lake, lounge in the natural stadium seating, indulge in a family picnic, or play sports with friends.

Billy Graham Library

Address: 4330 Westmont Dr., Charlotte
Nearby: Renaissance Park, Charlotte Douglas International Park

A library that is dedicated to local evangelical leader Billy Graham and his faith-based life of ministry. Visitors can tour the reverend’s original home, reminiscent of Graham’s upbringing on a dairy farm on the outskirts of Charlotte.


The image of people walking into the entrance of Carowinds amusement park with flags and a logo against a blue sky.

Carowinds has been a site for adrenaline-filled rides for guests since opening in March 1973.

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Address: 14523 Carowinds Blvd., Charlotte
Nearby: SpringHill Suites by Marriott Charlotte at Carowinds

Get ready for thrills and chills at the largest amusement park in the Carolinas. The 400 acre park located across the North and South Carolina state line is a top entertainment destination, with award-winning coasters like Fury 325.

Mint Museum Uptown

Address: 500 S. Tryon St., Charlotte
Nearby: Levine Center for the Arts, Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture

A museum located in the heart of Uptown showcases international art galleries, live performances, and educational exhibits for visitors of all ages.

The Green in Uptown

Address: 425 S. Tryon St., Charlotte
Nearby: St. Peter Catholic Church, Levine Museum of the New South

Visitors cann visit this tiny but charming “pocket park” found in the bustle of Uptown. Enjoy this patch of green while ordering lunch from plenty of nearby restaurants + glimpse at fellow US cities named “Charlotte.”

Charlotte Motor Speedway

Address: 5555 Concord Pkwy. S., Concord
Nearby: Concord Mills, Great Wolf Lodge Water Park

Visitors can anticipate revving engines and an electric atmosphere stepping into this quad-oval speedway — an arena of Carolina racing — that hosts major events including NASCAR, IndyCar, and IMSA SportsCar Championship races.

A greenspace surrounded by apartments with an empty fountain in the foreground, labeled Fourth Ward Park.

Fourth Ward Park is a perfect spot for dog owners, book readers, and nature lovers who want to enjoy the city and its green space.

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Fourth Ward Park

Address: 301 N. Poplar St., Charlotte
Nearby: Discovery Place Science, Historic Elmwood Pinewood Cemetery

Take in this spacious, three-acre patch of green space amidst the surrounding bustle of the city featuring trees, fountains, and a childrens’ playground.

Old Settlers Cemetery

Address: 200 W. 5th St., Charlotte
Nearby: Fourth Ward Park, First Presbyterian Church of Charlotte

Step into the past within the first municipal burial ground in Charlotte, containing the graves of early settlers and gravesites dating from 1776 through 1884.

St. Peter’s Episcopal

Address: 115 W. 7th St., Charlotte
Nearby: Discovery Place Science, Duckworth’s Grill & Taphouse

This landmark was the first Episcopal Church in Charlotte, organized in 1834. St. Peter’s stands as a beacon of faith and history in Uptown, offering traditional Anglican worship to patrons and visitors.

Guests enjoy a tour at the US National Whitewater Center

The US National Whitewater Center has ropes courses that incorporate traverses on suspension bridges.

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U.S. National Whitewater Center

Address: 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy., Charlotte
Nearby: Tuckaseege Park, Belmont Abbey College

Consider this place “Disney World” for outdoor lovers. It’s a premier outdoor center featuring 1,300 acres for whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking, rappelling, rock climbing and more.

Lake Norman State Park

Address: 759 State House Rd. Park, Troutman
Nearby: Long Island Marina & Dry Storage, Stumpy Creek Park

Located on the northern shore of Lake Norman, the park covers 17 miles of shoreline, offering hiking and biking trails, plus fishing, paddling, and bird watching.

What did we miss? If you know a landmark that’s not on the list, let us know using this survey.

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