- 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.
Dedicated to all types of racing, the NC Auto Racing Walk of Fame displays the names of drivers inducted into the Hall of Fame in auto racing. The Walk of Fame is found on the sidewalks of the downtown area.
Catawba Cultural Center is a collection and celebration of Catawba Indian Nation history. Visitors can view exhibits full of historical tribal artifacts, tools and pottery, and learn the history of the people straight from direct Catawba ancestors.
Featuring 28,000 square-feet of display area, BMW Zentrum is a museum focused on displaying and showcasing the BMW Company's heritage. Exhibits at the museum teach about the history of the company and also shows a virtual tour of the factory.
Saluda, North Carolina's Green River Adventures is a whitewater kayaking firm that specializes in inflatable kayak trips. Children and adults are welcome. Green River Adventures offers easy, mild routes for beginners and challenging, difficult options for experienced guests who want to work hard while having fu…
A movie theater multiplex that shows primarily first run Hollywood films, the AMC Concord Mills 24 features stadium seating, digital video and sound, an expanded concessions menu, and a variety of other amenities.
Located near Charlotte, the newly renovated Carolina Cinemas provides an upscale film experience for moviegoers. Patrons can view digitally presented, first-run films from reclining leather seats while enjoying craft beer, wine and gourmet food items.
At Greer Heritage Museum, guests can learn more about the history of the area. A classroom shows short documentaries, and a library is available for historical and genealogical research. Open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
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With 5,000 varieties of marine life to observe, SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium offers interactive displays for visitors to explore. One of the most popular attractions is a glass tunnel inside a tank where visitors can watch fish swim around them.