- 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.
With 56 lanes for open bowling and 20 reserved for teams, AMF Carolina Lanes is one of the largest recreational venues in Matthews. Additional amenities include racing simulators, billiards, shuffleboard, arcade games and concessions lounge.
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The Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience offers the Dragster Experience, the Dragster Blast Ride Along, and the Side By Side Camaro Competition. The Camaro Competition features four cars that reach speeds above 100 miles per hour.
Surrounded by trees, Harris Park is situated on 7.6 acres and features football and softball fields along with basketball and volleyball courts. It also offers a children's playground, picnic areas, restroom facilities and a meeting room.
Offering more than 20 apple varieties, Grandad's Apples N' Such is also home to a country store and bakery. The Henderson, North Carolina orchard features a Barnyard Corral that includes a llama and goat among its residents.
Originally opened in 1989, the Swannanoa Valley Museum preserves and displays the history of Buncombe County. Along with the museum building itself, there are several hiking pathways and trails that lead guests to historic sites in the area.
Mountain golf is at its finest at the Etowah Valley Country Club in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Its golf course is an attractively tricky and has 27-holes. The club also features an invitingly rustic lodge.