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The Seven Wonders of Charlotte

It’d be easy to think of Charlotte as unremarkable.

We’re not surrounded by mountains; we don’t have a coastline, a Space Needle or a Gateway Arch.

Yet sprinkled around the area are some surprisingly spectacular wonders, creations so magnificent that when you behold them for the first time, they have the power to literally take your breath away.

We considered dozens of candidates, and had plenty of arguments before settling on a list of seven. A few of these landmarks you’ve probably seen a thousand times. We hope this will deepen your appreciation for them. And a few of the following treasures are probably new to you; maybe you’ll make plans to seek them out.

The 8th wonder?

After perusing our list, you might think something is more deserving. Tell us about it in an email to tjanes@charlotteobserver.com.

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