Huntersville, North Carolina: Duke Energy's EnergyExploriumNuclear power shakes hands with Nature through interactive exhibits at Duke Energy's EnergyExplorium. No longer radiates any warmth for individual travelers -- now only groups of 10+, by appt.
- 13339 McGuire Nuclear Station Rd, Huntersville, NC
- Just north of Charlotte signs for it off I-85. Off Hwy 73 at Lake Norman.
- By appt. only, groups 10+ only! W-F 9:30-2:30 (Call to verify)
Visitor Tips and News About Duke Energy's EnergyExplorium
The Explorium can now only be visited by appointment and we were told they only accept groups of 10 or more people.[Ed Gomboz, 05/11/2016]
I live in Huntersville, but I'm ashamed to say I haven't actually been inside this place. If you ever find yourself in Huntersville proper, get on Sam Furr Road (aka Hwy 73) and head west toward Denver. You'll pass it on the right. If you get to a bridge where there's a dam on the right, you've gone too far. The entrance can be hard to find. The first time I went past, I didn't even notice it. The entrance is marked by a blue sign sitting on the ground. It is kinda large, but you still could miss it because most people expect signs to be at "eye level," so to speak.[George, 02/25/2011]
Learn about energy and nuclear power through interactive exhibits at Duke Energy's EnergyExplorium. Walk a mile-long nature trail along the shores of Lake Norman and explore the wonders of the Piedmont's environment. Outdoor picnic facility available.[Jon Colpitts, 09/25/2009]
It is an odd mix between science and nature. It is a power company exhibit in the midst of walking trails. There is camping right across from it, as well as fishing. It has been a while since I've been down there, but last time I was admission was free to the trails and museum and there was no license needed but a per pound amount was charged for the fish you kept. The museum had some cool hands on exhibits including being able to test radiation levels in paint vs. smoke detectors and other items.[Barbara Haggerty, 05/03/2002]