A Children’s museum featuring developmentally-appropriate experiences that encourages imagination and offers the opportunity to build confidence while testing skills by trying new things. The exhibits, themed around a small town, allow children to learn through play.
Experience a day of fun on beautiful Lake Norman, where the possibilities are endless. Conveniently located 30 minutes north of Charlotte, we have so many things to do that you’ll have to keep coming back. You can reach us by car or boat. If you are enjoying Lake Norman in your own boat, tie up at our Floating Dock Bar and cool off with an ice cold beverage. Hungry? Jack’s Lakeside Grill offers a variety of appetizers, salads, sandwiches and including a daily luncheon special. Play a round of miniature golf or cool off with the kids on the bumper boats. Enjoy lunch on The Catawba Queen or Catawba Belle, our replica Mississippi River Boats. Take a 1 ½ hour cruise around the Lake Norman while you are enjoying your lunch. Both river boats offer a full bar.
Located in Mooresville, The Lazy 5 Ranch is a privately owned exotic animal drive-thru park that offers a 3.5 mile safari through the gently sloping pasturelands of Piedmont, North Carolina. While visiting at the Lazy 5 Ranch you will have the opportunity to view over 750 animals from six different continents. You can see these animals from the safety of your own car or call for reservations on our horse drawn wagons. And be sure to bring your camera. This is a drive-thru experience unique in North Carolina. There is no other collection of animals like this in the Southeast.
Located in West Huntersville, Historic Latta Plantation was a successful cotton plantation, and is now a living history farm. Come experience what life was like for planters, yeoman farmers, and slaves of the North Carolina backcountry in the early 19th century. Bring the family and make a day of it!