- TripBuzz found 30 things to do with kids in or near Shelby, North Carolina, including 18 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Gastonia and Gaffney.
- From Kate's Skating Rink to Fun Factory, the Shelby area offers 72 different types of family activities, including: Amusement Parks (All Ages), Family Fun Center, Mini Golf and Movie Theaters.
- Home to the Cleveland County Fair, the city of Shelby is a popular tourist destination in North Carolina's western region. Other events include the annual Foothill's Merry Go Round Festival, The Livermush Expo and many concert series throughout the year. Scenic parks, a golf course, a garden and paved walking trails make up the areas outdoor recreation offerings.
Kate's Skating Rink is an indoor rink that offers roller skating sessions for the public and is open year round. They feature arcade games and avail their facility for birthday parties, holiday parties and corporate events.
An entertainment center, Fun Factory features inflatable bounce structures along with a zip line. The center also offers an arcade with video and redemption games, a party room and party packages that include food and drinks.
Bolin's Fishing Lake is a fully stocked carp-fishing lake catering to the avid fisherman featuring lakeside covered fishing for rain, weigh scale and cleaning station. Special prices for early morning fishing and regular contests are available.
Shelby City Park contains over 150 acres of baseball and softball fields, a playground, aquatics center, nine hole golf course, tennis courts, volleyball court, and a croquet court. Visitors can also ride on a restored Herchell Spillman Carrousel, and ride on a miniature train, or attend activities in the gymna…
The Cleveland County Historical Museum covers the history of the local area through a range of artifacts that detail everyday life and the stories of average people. It is currently housed in the historic courthouse which was originally built in 1907.
Named after famous banjo player and local resident Earl Scruggs, the Earl Scruggs Center is a museum dedicated to the Blue Ridge area music. The museum is filled with exhibits and information that teaches about local music life and culture.
Over 50 years of entertainment has been provided by the Sunset Drive-In Theatre. It is open on the weekends during the summer months for first-run showings of popular films, and there is a comprehensive on-site concession stand.