- 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.
Striving to provide quality entertainment and education of the arts to the patrons of Gastonia, The Little Theater of Gastonia is a popular cultural touchstone of the town. The theater presents an array of stage plays, musicals and children's productions throughout the year.
League players and casual bowlers can roll for strikes at George Pappas Liberty Lanes. Guests can enjoy open bowl, league play, special nights and events, refreshments at the Spare Time Snackbar, and rent the lanes for private parties.
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201 W Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28052 MoreLess Info
As a performing arts school, Gaston School of the Arts Playhouse offers visitors musicals starring its students. The school also offers adult pottery classes, music lessons, and bluegrass jam sessions.
Home of the Gastonia Grizzlies Coastal Plain League baseball team, Sims Legion Park seats 3,000 fans. The stadium also hosts the annual Beer Fest, with live music, cornhole tournament, and unlimited brew sampling.
Martha Rivers Park is a castled themed, enclosed playground. They offer sandpits, baseball and soccer fields along with a paved walking trail that goes around the facility. The park also provides picnic shelters, shady benches and a concession stand.
The Schiele Museum of Natural History is divided up into seven halls including the North Carolina Natural History, North American Habitats, North American Wildlife, Earth and Man, and American Indian. The museum also has temporary exhibits and an outside gallery.
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1500 E Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054 MoreLess Info
Focusing on the natural wonders of the world, The Schiele Museum of Natural History focuses on various species of flora, fauna, minerals and fossils. The museum features full-size lifelike dioramas that help bring the historical features to life.
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2600 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28056 MoreLess Info
An indoor and outdoor amusement facility, Adventure Landing features a variety of amenities and entertainment options. The facility has go-karts, mini golf, batting cages, and a video game arcade with a variety of games.
A 14-screen movie theater, Regal Franklin Square Stadium 14 displays first-run feature films using digital projection and RealD 3D. The theater offers stadium seating, a game room and a concession area with food and drinks.