Located off the Billy Graham Parkway, the Billy Graham Library treats visitors to the life works of the famous evangelist, with special events during Christmas and Easter.

Walker Branch Greenway serves walkers and cyclists in Southwest Mecklenburg, with an entrance off South Tryon St. and Rivergate Parkway.

Lake Wylie is a lovely waterway located between Rock Hill, SC and Charlotte. Boaters and fishers flock to its 327 miles of shoreline. There is a great view of Lake Wylie from the Buster Boyd Bridge.

The Charlotte Douglas International Airport is central to Southwest Mecklenburg, just off the Billy Graham Parkway. The USO is located in the airport and families can park at several areas around the airport to watch the jets take off and land. Charlotte Douglas is ranked the 8th busiest airport in the nation in terms of passenger traffic.

The Charlotte Aviation Museum, where you can see an exhibit and the actual aircraft from the Miracle on the Hudson, is located near the airport.