In Huntersville, 12 miles north of uptown Charlotte, you will find nature centers, great shopping and an array of quality dining choices. With outdoor attractions, visitors are invited to interact with protected wildlife and to explore miles of history-rich trails.
Incorporated in 1873, Huntersville was named for Robert Boston Hunter, a cotton farmer and major landowner. The large plantations of cotton are gone now, replaced by The Carolina Raptor Center and Latta Plantation Nature Center and Preserve, popular spots for families who appreciate birds of prey and the outdoors. And at Discovery Place Kids–Huntersville, imaginative exhibits and rich play experiences bring learning to life for the little ones. Meanwhile, those craving retail enjoyment will appreciate the dazzling array of shops at Birkdale Village.