Huntersville, North Carolina: Duke Power's EnergyExplorium

Nuclear power shakes hands with Nature through interactive exhibits at Duke Energy's EnergyExplorium.
Address:
13339 Hagers Ferry Rd, Huntersville, NC
Directions:
Just north of Charlotte signs for it off I-85. Off Hwy 73 at Lake Norman.
Hours:
M-F 9 am - 5 pm, Sa Noon-5 pm. (Call to verify)
Phone:
980-875-5600
Admission:
Free.
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Duke Power's EnergyExplorium

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]
Duke Power's EnergyExplorium

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]
Duke Power's Energy Explorium

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]

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