North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center
North Charleston is home to one of the largest entertainment venues in the entire Lowcountry, the North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center. Concerts, conventions, sporting events and family shows are among the various events and spectacles held in this state of the art venue. The Coliseum itself consists of 13,500 seats, and the Convention Center and Performing Arts Center also make up this complex. Over 7 million visitors have come through the doors of this complex since its opening over a decade ago. A list of upcoming events and how to get tickets are available at the official website.
Over 85 brand name outlets make up Tanger Outlet Mall, one of the premier outlet malls in the Charleston area. Located on Tanger Outlet Boulevard in North Charleston, this is a must see for any shopping enthusiast. The outlet is open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friends of the Hunley
The H.L. Hunley was the world's very first successful combat submarine. This 39 ft 5 inch vessel housed an eight man crew, and it embarked on its first and last mission on the night of Feb 17, 1864. It's mission was to sink the USS HOUSATONIC and it did so by ramming its torpedo into the hull of the enemy ship. However, the Hunley never returned from her successful mission. She vanished into the depths of the ocean without a trace, and she took her crew with her. This famous submarine was discovered once again on May 3, 1995 and was recovered from its watery grave on August 8, 2000. Since then a nonprofit organization called Friends of the Hunley has been working to raise funds in order to promote the recovery, conservation and exhibition of the H.L. Hunley. This historic vessel is now housed in the Warren Lasch Conservation Center in North Charleston, and tours of the facility and lab are available on Saturdays and Sundays. At this time, the Hunley is undergoing archaeological study and conservation treatment in hopes of solving one of the greatest mysteries of all time.
Captain Adam Ridgeway
Captain Adam Ridgeway offers guided fishing excursions for fishing fans of all ages. No matter what type of experience you have, this fishing guide service will provide you with an experience you won't forget. It is recommended that you bring your own gear, but it isn't required. Captain Adam has everything you could possibly need for a successful fishing excursion. He will even tailor the excursions based on the type of fishing you prefer. This is definitely one for the whole family to enjoy!
The North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum & Educational Center
This recently opened museum is home to the largest collection of fully restored American LaFrance fire trucks and antique fire equipment in the country. The artifacts in this museum date back as late as the mid 1700s, and the museum is known to allow guests to "get as close to the fire as possible without getting burned." The exhibits also provide many different hands on features, as well as real smoke and a 40-person theater for educational viewing sessions.