- 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
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.
Fabric rules the roost at Mary Jo's Cloth Store in Gastonia, North Carolina. Mary Jo's sells a huge collection of cloth, lace and fabric trim. The store is open to the public, and offers discounted wholesale prices to all customers.
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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.
Built in 1961 with a 4/10 oval mile, the Carolina Speedway hosts a number of races, including SECA late model, UMP Modifieds, Street Stock, Pure Stock 4, Renegade, and Hornet FWD. Camping, concessions, handicap access and open-house events are available.
Advanced Aquatic Pets is a family-owned store that specializes in the sales of marine creatures and other aquatic accessories. The store offers a large selection of saltwater fish, a variety of fish food options, and various corals.