Charlotte was named in the 2nd half of the 18th century after Queen Charlotte, wife of England’s King George III. Nowadays, it is still known as the "Queen City" and is one of the biggest cities in North Carolina, where people can enjoy entertaining activities year-round. Starting from the NASCAR Hall of Fame, where you can appreciate the racing company's history and success, to the Aviation Museum on the grounds of Charlotte Douglas International Airport, which explores aviation's impact on society. Art lovers can't miss out on the 2 locations of the Mint Museum, where a vast collection of European and American art is displayed. There is a lot to do for families as well, who will enjoy their time in Charlotte visiting ImaginOn, an interactive and inspiring center for children and the Discovery Place, where the world of science is explored.