Culture and Recreation

Welcome to the
Queen City

There is always something to do in the city. You will never have a dull moment living and learning at JCSU. 

Exterior of the Harvey B. Gantt Center

The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts

Named in honor of Charlotte’s first Black mayor and the first Black student to enroll at Clemson University, Harvey Bernard Gantt, the museum aims to provide the public with access to African-American culture through a broad range of exhibitions and presentations.
Couple engaging with an exhibit at Discovery Place

Discovery Place

Discovery Place is a hub for science education and exploration in the Carolinas with four distinct museums serving more than 750,000 guests each year.
Exterior of Bank of America Stadium close up on Panther statue

Home of the NFL Carolina Panthers

The Carolina Panthers is an NFL team based in Charlotte, N.C. The team plays its home games in Bank of America Stadiums located on South Mint Street.
Wide shot of Hornets Game inside Spectrum Arena

Charlotte Hornets

The Hornets is an NBA team based in Charlotte, N.C. The team plays at Spectrum Center in Uptown Charlotte.
BB&T Ballpark at night during Charlotte Knight's game with fireworks

Charlotte Knights

The Charlotte Knights are a Minor League Baseball Team and a Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. They play their home games at Truist Field located in Uptown Charlotte.

The Levine Museum of the New South

This history museum presents exhibits focused on life in North Carolina after the American Civil War.
Shot of Charlotte Skyline

Charlotte's Got A Lot

Find information on everything happening in Charlotte, from places to eat and stay, to special events and cultural experiences.
NC Music Factory sign

N.C. Music Factory

The Music Factory is Charlotte’s hub for music, entertainment and nightlife.
Northlake Mall exterior entrance

Northlake Mall

Northlake is a two-story modern shopping mall located eight miles north of center city Charlotte.
Interior of South Park Mall

Southlake Mall

SouthPark Mall is home to more than 150 stores, including Apple, Gucci, Nordstrom and more.