- Our list of the best things to do in Shelby, North Carolina, features the top 38 nearby activities — including 16 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Shelby, NC has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, Entertainment & Shows, and Sports & Fitness.
- The results below include the top 16 things to do within the city of Shelby, NC , followed by 22 popular activities in nearby cities, including Gastonia and Gaffney
Located in Henderson, North Carolina, the Justus Orchard features U Pick and We Pick apples, blackberries and pumpkins. The Apple House Bakery at the site is famous for its fried apple pies. Apples are available from mid-August until November.
With 265 acres amid woods and a lake, the Colonel Francis Beatty Park has something for all outdoor enthusiasts. Amenities include athletic fields and courts, horseshoe pits, multiple shelters, playgrounds, nature trails, and boating areas.
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5555 Concord Parkway South, Concord, NC 28027 MoreLess Info
Based at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, the Richard Petty Driving Experience gives race fans the chance to drive on the legendary track. It is one of the most popular attractions at the Speedway.
The GoPro Motorplex offers visitors rental go-karts as well features scheduled racing events. Located in Mooresville, North Carolina, the facility is open seven days a week for go-kart enthusiasts. The circuit is based on the Kartdroma Parma in Italy.
A tasting room that offers a relaxing and friendly atmosphere is Grapes Wine Bar in Matthews. The bar features appetizer pairings to compliment their wine samplings, including wines from around the world from vineyards in Germany, Chile and California.
Burntshirt Vineyard produces wine from Grüner Veltliner grapes, as well as producing chardonnays, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Rose of Cabernet Sauvignon, Vidal Blanc. They offer gourmet box lunches, wine tastings, walking trails, and a 3,400 square foot event center.
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6025 Victory Lane, Concord, NC 28027 MoreLess Info
Racing enthusiasts can live out their dreams at Mario Andretti Racing Experience in Concord, North Carolina. Along with driving an Indy Style Race Car, participants can choose to drive with or without an instructor.
The Lazy 5 Ranch is a children's zoo and center of educational agriculture. Kids and parents love to pet the animals, feed them handfuls of food and enjoy spending time together in the beautiful surroundings. The most popular attractions are the pumpkin hayride and the Clydesdale--powered wagon rides.
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.