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ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center

300 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2514
+1 704-416-4600
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Teen Visit

My daughter came to hang out on the computers to play games and to pick up some books. She had a... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2016
Tamara V
Charlotte, North Carolina
Excellent theater and public library

The librarians here are first rate and the collection is strong. It can be a little confusing, as... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
Charlotte, North Carolina
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300 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2514
+1 704-416-4600
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

My daughter came to hang out on the computers to play games and to pick up some books. She had a wonderful experience.

1  Thank Tamara V
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The librarians here are first rate and the collection is strong. It can be a little confusing, as the library has different sections for different ages. Ask for guidance and you will probably enjoy the time more.

Thank choltz28202
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Our 5 year old daughter always has a good time there. You can just go and enjoy the library and toys anytime. They also have children's theatre inside and they always have great plays for different ages of kids.

Thank Elif C
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We visited with our 7 and 4 year olds. They seemed to have a good time with the mister potato head program that was there. I definitely think this place is more geared towards younger kids.

Thank jaysfan21
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

This is a fantastic place to spend a morning, or afternoon with your toddler! There is so much to see and do with your little one! There is an interactive Mr Potato Head exhibit that includes a station featuring tons of potato head pieces for...More

2  Thank AshHatMac
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Amazing facilities and amazing performances. Such enlightened programming that my kids love every time. We are lucky to have this in our community. Thank you!

Thank whataride68
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Living in Charlotte, we have visited Imaginon quite a few times. I see how it could be entertaining for young children. We usually visit to see a Children's Theatre of Charlotte show. Our last visit was to see "Evita" in the McColl Theatre, in which...More

Thank Kelly M
Reviewed 3 August 2016

This is by far the most unique, and best "library" i have ever been to in my life. My sons eyes light up everytime we walk in. There is hours worth of activities, things to do, books to read, and games to play. We even...More

Thank CharlotteManRobinson
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Great place for kids 6 and under. I take my 2yr old boy here often and spend an hour or so. They have an area with a rotating display that is currently Mr. Potato head themed. They have a large libabry with kids books computers...More

1  Thank PhatPatW
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

It was HOT and this grandmother does not function well in heat and humidity but a 3 year old cannot and should not stay cooped up because her grandmother sweats ungracefully. We rode the blue line train to the end of the line, walked less...More

Thank Susan H
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28 June 2016|
Response from Scooter B | Reviewed this property |
It is the commuter train that currently runs from South Charlotte to uptown. The line running North is under construction.
25 November 2015|
Response from J M | Reviewed this property |
Yes to the 6 and 9 year old kids. The 12 and 16 year olds will probably find it immature. It seems to be most suited to kids under 10. There is a childten's theater there that perhaps all would enjoy if you can catch a... More
18 March 2015|
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Response from Robin M | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! I have taken my grandchildren ages 5 - 10 and they have loved it. Taking my two 4 year old grandchildren this summer! Consider taking the Lynx train. It ends at ImaginOn.