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Charlotte City Tour - North Carolina
Pictures and information from a city tour of Charlotte, a major city in the southern U.S. state of North Carolina.

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Morning Fog & Cows
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I-77 & 21 North To Charlotte
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Charlotte Skyline

Charlotte, located in the state of North Carolina, is the second largest financial center in the USA.

Some of the banks that have their headquarters here include Bank of America, Regions Bank, First Trust, Lending Tree and Wachovia.

The over 600,000 residents of Charlotte enjoy the highest per capita spending on the arts in the nation due to the charitable contributions from the banks.

Besides corporations who engage in banking, Charlotte is also home to the SPX Corporation, Duke Energy, NASCAR, Nucor, and Food Lion.

Charlotte's other nicknames include the "Hornet's Nest", the "gateway to the South", "Queen City" or just "the Q.C.".

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Skyscrapers
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The pictures on this page are from a drive through the city of Charlotte and also a guided bus tour with the Queen City Tours company. The bus tour lasted about 3 hours and showed us a large amount of Charlotte's sights in the 1st ward, 2nd ward, 3rd ward, 4th ward, the historic district and more. The company provided us with a souvenir copy of the "Queen City Tours Sites Key" which lists every interesting building, antique house, monument, church and stadium.
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W. Stonewall St.
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Charlotte Convention Center
In the 1st ward we saw the Alexander Carr House, Afro-American Cultural Center, Mecklenburg County Seal, the Federal Reserve Bank, the Bobcats Arena, the Charlotte Sting, the Old Confederate Navy Shipyard, the Bank of America tower and the Queen Charlotte tower.
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The Duke Mansion
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Historic House
Over in the 2nd ward of Charlotte the tour guide showed us the Mcdowell Street Skylne, the Jewish Memorial, Marshall Park, the Martin Luther King statue, the Great Aunt Stellar Center, Theatre Charlotte, the Old Trolley Line, and the Visulite Theater.
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Discovery Place
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As our tour continued to the 3rd ward we drove past the Carolina Panthers Bank of America Stadium, The Four Statues Square, Mint Street, the Duke Energy building, the Charlotte Observer, St. Peters Roman Catholic church, Disco Grande, the Green Park, the Old Carolina Theater, Discovery Place and the Wachovia Bank building.
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Bank of America Stadium
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Once the tour was winding down to it's conclusion we were taken to the 4th ward area to see Transamerica Square, the North Carolina Medical College, Settler's Cemetery, The Polks, Captain Jack, Andrew Jackson monument, Gateway Vilage, Johnson & Wales University, and the OmniMax theater.
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Some of the other miscellaneous places I remember seeing on the tour around Charlotte was the Bobcats & Sting Training Center, the NASCAR museum, the Alexander Bell convention center, Freedom Park, the Dilworth Community, the Myers Park Community, Queen's University, and the Duke Mansion.
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Hilton Hotel
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BB&T Building
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Glass Skyscraper
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Construction Crane
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101 Independence
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Discovery Place
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E 7th St.
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Residential Townhouses
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The Ledge Development
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Manor Theatre
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Myers Park Community
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If you'd like to see more pictures from across the United States, check out my other updates at Paul's Travel Pictures including California Vacation 2005, South Beach Florida, Atlanta Georgia City Tour, and New York City.
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Downtown Charlotte Skyline

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