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Downtown–Uptown Walk Professional Review and Guide
"This route explores the heart of Downtown and Uptown Charlotte, taking you past some of the most visited attractions that really capture the spirit and character of the city. Nestled among impressive examples of urban development and towering buildings are historic sites, art displays, and entertainment venues. The loop route begins at the Visitor Info Center, Center City location (other branches are at the airport and at the Levine Museum of the New South, not near this route), where you can pick up a free illustrated city map. From there you’ll meander some dozen blocks and cross through a wonderful park as you loop back to the Visitor Info Center. This trail is a treat for children old enough to walk 3 miles, as there are lots of interesting sites and adventures for them along this route. In fact, you should spend a few minutes at the Visitor Info Center to decide on any attractions that may captur"
--Joshua Kinser , Five-Star Trails: Charlotte (Menasha Ridge Press).
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