Indoor Fun in Cabarrus County, NC

May 1, 2019

From making the most of a race day rain delay to beating the summer heat or frosty winter, we’ve got you covered.

Here are a few options for indoor fun in Cabarrus County when Mother Nature isn’t being very pleasant. Be sure to check hours at each location before visiting, then enjoy a weather-proof good time!

Concord Mills

Over  200 stores with designer deals will keep you occupied for hours! Then, make pit stops at SEA LIFE Aquarium, Dave & Buster’s and Bass Pro Shops. It’s all indoors and part of North Carolina’s largest outlet and value retail shopping center.

Visitors exploring Concord Mills


Downtown Concord

More shopping awaits at independent boutiques in Historic Downtown Concord. Then, enjoy a meal at a local eatery, browse an art gallery, solve a mystery with your friends at Escape Artist, and grab a drink or a sugary treat from a variety of sweet shops.

Various treats from Chocolatier Barrucand


Gem Theatre

As the hometown of Dale Earnhardt, Kannapolis has plenty of motorsports heritage. Experience another aspect of the city’s history at the oldest single-screen theatre in continuous operation today. The Gem shows the latest movies at a fraction of the cost.

The Gem Theatre in Downtown Kannapolis in the evening


K1 Speed

Too wet outside to watch the NASCAR stars? Get behind the wheel yourself! All-electric indoor karting at K1 Speed means minimal noise and no exhaust fumes. It’s the perfect spot to hang out! Challenge your friends on the track, then stop at the Pit Café.

Visitors exploring K1 Speed


Motorsports Museums

Did you know “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” was filmed at Charlotte Motor Speedway? Check out this piece of history and more at Morrison Motor Car Museum. Then, get your fill of harmony and horsepower at Curb Motorsports Museum alongside the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame.

"Taladega Nights" Wonder Bread Race Car display at Morrison Motor Car Museum


Race to Taste

Breweries are some of the best spots for indoor fun in Cabarrus County. With full event calendars, special pop-up shops, food tucks and live music, there’s always something to enjoy along with a local craft beer. Stop by the Visitor Center first to grab your drafting partner—the free Race to Taste coaster set!

entrance of Commoners Brewing Company


No matter what time of year you plan to visit, you’ll find the perfect place to stay right here in Cabarrus County.

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