Carowinds is a 398-acre (161 ha) amusement park, located adjacent to Interstate 77 on the border between North and South Carolina, in Charlotte and Fort Mill, respectively. The park opened on March 31, 1973, at a cost of $70 million. This was the result of a four-year planning period spearheaded by Charlotte businessman Earl Patterson Hall, who was inspired to build the park by a 1956 trip to Disneyland and a dream of bringing the two states closer together.
Latitude: 35° 06' 15.62" N
Longitude: -80° 56' 22.85" W
Nearest city to this article: Pineville, North Carolina Read about Carowinds in the Wikipedia Satellite map of Carowinds in Google Maps