When approaching Uptown Charlotte, be prepared to be wowed by the skyline, which includes the Bank of America Headquarters, Duke Energy Corporate building, and Wells Fargo towers. As you drive through, slow down for a look at the sculptures on each corner of the intersection of Trade and Tryon Streets, depicting four aspects of Charlotte—Commerce, Transportation, Industry and Future.

You’ll also see interesting larger-than-life, colorful spools marking ImaginOn , the Charlotte/Mecklenburg Children’s Library, numerous fountains, a statue of Queen Charlotte and other random acts of art throughout Uptown Charlotte. “Cascade,” a 40-foot kinetic sculpture suspended over a fountain, created by Jean Tinguely, is not to be missed in the lobby of the Carillon Building.

Walk through The Green and enjoy permanent and special display works of art and sculpture while the kids enjoy the “Spray Ground” in warm weather. Find other public artworks at

As Mecklenburg County seat, you’ll also see the Mecklenburg County Courthouse as well as other numerous government buildings in Uptown Charlotte. You’ll find the city’s state-of-the art transportation center hums with commuters and visitors coming in and out of Center City via bus or Lynx Blue Line light rail service.

And don’t miss going by Bank of America Panthers Stadium for a chance to go toe-to-toe with one of the four vicious Carolina Panther sculptures, catch an NFL game, or enjoy tailgating with friends pre- and post-game.

Take a break from the hustle and bustle and walk through Uptown Charlotte's Historic Fourth Ward . Walk blocks full of painted Victorian houses, secret gardens and beautiful old churches.