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The Green, Charlotte

Categories: Outdoor Activities
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4.8/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web
The Green is a one and a half acre park at 400 South Tryon Street in uptown Charlotte, North Carolina. At one end of this so-called pocket park are the Mint Museum and the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art; at the other end is the Charlotte Convention Center. Next to it stands Charlotte's historic St. Peter's Catholic Church. The Green is the site of various public events, such as movie screenings and free plays, including summer performances by the Charlotte Shakespeare Festival. This park is frequently the site of public art and sculpture, including three giant computer-timed fish fountains, a popular feature with children in the summer. Mosaic benches and stools are tucked away in shady side paths. Five large sculptures by the French artist Niki de Saint Phalle stood in The Green from January through October 2011.The park has an overall theme of world literature. Prominent among the permanent sculptures are large bronze representations of books from the canon of world literature, for example, Roots by Alex Haley. There are quotes by famous writers and many whimsical direction signs pointing to real places but combined to form the name of well-known authors, for example, signs pointing to Edgar (Wisconsin), Allan (Saskatchewan), and Poe (Alberta). Other signposts point to cities named Charlotte around the world.
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  • The Park is small but with many details to fall in love of the. If want to have a photo of remember of your visit to Charlotte this is the site, there you will find the poster of signals from Charlotte to different cities. The two mountains of books, with the buildings in the background make you want to stay. It is free so that is worth going to see it. Just behind this Convention Center having a tourist information point. The Museum of modern art front and in the other corner Museum wells fargo. Recomendadisimooo
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  • Fell in love with this self sustaining park. Fun Literary themes and ideas. Hopscotch. Beautiful fish fountain, very serene and peaceful. Across from the Mint museum. 
  • The Green is a cool green plaza located in the heart of Charlotte busy center. It is the perfect place to hang around and relax while enjoying the beautiful views of the Queen city. The park is pack w...  read more »
  • It's a very lovely place to just sit and relax. It's quite romanic at nighttime as well. It's right across from the Convention Center. It was hard for me to see from the road only because the sign is too subtle.
  • Discovered this adorable little plaza while exploring Uptown! I love the literary theme and various bronze pages as well as the different city combinations of famous authors names and their respective distances. Also loved seeing all the different "Charlottes" of the world and their respective locations/distances. Learning that Charlotte, NC was the center of the known World will be a useful funfact to add to my "newly acquired random knowledge" repertoire! Fun and beautiful place to take a break, spend a nice afternoon, or just relax and enjoy some shade and a breeze.
  • Nestled in the heart of Uptown Charlotte, the Green is a wonderful public space with grass, benches, trees, art, and shops. It's a great place to unwind and find your peace in the middle of Uptown. Bring a book or a date!
  • Lovely place to wander, and pokemon lures are always on here. It's an electabuzz nest.
  • Amazing park in Uptown Charlotte surrounded by great restaurants. Amazing place to relax for during lunch.
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