- 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.
A wilderness feel characterizes Idlewild Road Park, which spans 125 acres of woodlands and open grass areas. The development provides a 1.5 acre nature trail, two softball fields, a playground and picnic shelters with tables.
Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC MoreLess Info
Fans of auto racing take a turn in the driver's seat at the NASCAR Racing Experience in Concord, North Carolina. No prior racing experience is required, and all clients must have a valid driver's license.
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.
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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.