"Science to Speedway - the Fun Way to Spend a Day!"
North Tryon Street begins right in the middle of the tourist area of Charlotte and runs all the way to the Lowes Speedway, although it does change names out that way. The uptown area of the street is where you will want to get out of the car and walk around. There is parking on the street and in public parking lots. There are several places for stopping to eat a meal and grabbing a souvenir. Look for the Discovery Place. It is a great science museum with lots of hands on activities for young and old visitors. You could spend a whole day in there, but I you are in a hurry allow at least a couple of hours because it is worth seeing. Just up the way a block and across the street is the Mint Museum of arts and crafts. There are permanent displays of art from around the world. Be sure to see the pottery display.