Indoor Fun in Cabarrus County, NC

May 18, 2018

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

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 the largest shopping and entertainment destination in the Carolinas.


Downtown Concord 

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


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 Theatre shows the latest movies at a fraction of the cost.


 K1 Speed

If it’s too wet to watch the NASCAR stars, why not get behind the wheel yourself? All-electric indoor karting at K1 Speed means minimal noise and no exhaust fumes, making it the perfect spot to hang out. Challenge your friends on the track, then stop at the Pit Café.


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 Backing Up Classics. Then, get your fill of harmony and horsepower at Curb Motorsports Museum right alongside The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame.


Race to Taste

Breweries are some of the best spots to kill time in Cabarrus County. There’s nothing quite like enjoying a fresh craft brew and getting to know the locals while you’re on vacation. Stop by the Visitor Center first to grab your drafting partner—the free Race to Taste coaster set!



When all this adventure works up your appetite, check out these Places to Eat.

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