How the West Was Won

N.C. Transportation Museum

September 26, 2018 - January 31, 2019

This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

This exhibit tells the story of the coming of railroads after the Civil War and the impact they had on the life, economy, culture, folklore, music and landscape of the mountains. Using videos, narratives, historic photos and artifacts, visitors can view the history of rail in western North Carolina and learn about the construction of these railroads. Tues.-Sat., 9am-5pm and Sun.,...

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Mushroom Madness Hike

McDowell Nature Preserve

September 27, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

Take a walk on the wild mushroom side in celebration of Mushroom Month. Discover the fascinating and weird world of mushrooms on a two- to three-mile hike. Participants will learn how to identify a variety of fungi commonly seen throughout the Central Piedmont. Pre-registration required.

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Preschool Explorers

McDowell Nature Preserve

September 27, 2018 - September 28, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

This event occurs monthly, on the second and fourth Thursday and Friday of September.

Little ones and adults discover nature together through crafts, games, songs, animal encounters and outdoor exploration. Choose one time slot per week/theme. Sept. 13 & 14: Going Batty for Bats; Sept. 27 & 28: Fun with Fungi: Pre-Registration is required. Time slots are 10-10:45am and 11-11:45am.

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NASCAR "Pup" Series

Southpark Mall

September 27, 2018 - September 29, 2018

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

The NASCAR Cup Series is coming to the Charlotte Motor Speedway, and NBC Sports and North Shore Animal League America teamed up to host the NASCAR on NBC “Pup” Series at SouthPark Mall. Thurs., Sept. 27, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Fri., Sept. 28, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sat., Sept. 29, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. All Pup Series dogs will be available for adoption

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Disney On Ice: Worlds of Enchantment

Spectrum Center

September 27, 2018 - September 30, 2018

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Enter the dazzling world of Disney magic, live on ice! From wheels to waves, icy wonderlands to infinity and beyond, your family's favorite Disney moments come to life at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment. Check website for showtimes and ticket options.

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