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Matthews, founded at the turn of the 19th century by early American settlers, is located only 11 miles from Charlotte, the largest city in North Carolina. Today, some of the most popular attractions in Matthews, including 10 spectacularly intact 19th and 20th century structures, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Let this charming city transport you to another time.
Stroll historic Matthews and snap photos of the late 1800s Funderburk General Merchandise Store with its original tin roof and the Victorian Queen Anne style Reid House. Or, make your first stop the 1880s Train Depot at the Village Green, which today serves as Matthew’s visitors’ center. Get the full story on the town’s past and present with a viewing of the History Mural at Matthew’s Public Library, which depicts the town’s origins when the rolling woodlands were home to the Waxhaw Indians.
Spend a day at any one of Matthew’s nearby popular attractions, including Carowinds, a 22-acre amusement and waterpark. Many visitors can’t resist the opportunity to brave the world’s largest recirculation river at the U.S. National Whitewater Center, situated on the banks of the Catawba River. Explore the magnificent woodlands on the 14-mile long bike or hiking trail.
Guests of our hotels in Matthews are never far from fun and adventure. With exceptional amenities and a thoughtful staff, an IHG hotel is the perfect home away from home so you can rest, relax and make the most of your stay.