The 10 Best Things to Do in Concord, United States

July 28, 2017 Flossie Demartino

Concord (/ˈkɒn.kɔɹd/ or /ˈkaŋ.kəɹd/) is a city in Cabarrus County, in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 79,066, with an estimated population in 2016 of over 89,891. It is the county seat and the largest city in Cabarrus County. In terms of population, the city of Concord is the second-largest city in the Charlotte Metropolitan Area and is the eleventh largest city in North Carolina.
Restaurants in Concord

1. Charlotte Motor Speedway

5555 Concord Pkwy S, Concord, NC 28027-4600 +1 704-455-3200
Excellent
66%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 817 reviews

Charlotte Motor Speedway

For more than 50 years, Charlotte Motor Speedway has set the standard for motorsports entertainment for fans of all ages.Charlotte Motor Speedway is the only race vacation destination where fans can immerse themselves in the heart of NASCAR country. Visitors can attend one-of-a-kind race spectacles such as the Coca-Cola 600, NASCAR Sprint All- Star Race and Bank of America 500; take behind-the-scenes speedway and race shop tours; explore the new NASCAR Hall of Fame; and drive an 800-horsepower stock car.Charlotte Motor Speedway, zMAX Dragway and The Dirt Track at Charlotte host international NASCAR, NHRA and World of Outlaw events; gigantic AutoFairs, grassroots Legend Car and street legal drag racing, Monster Trucks and one of the world’s largest drive-through holiday light shows, Carolina Christmas. There’s entertainment for every thrill-seeker!Through every event and every decade, Charlotte Motor Speedway puts FANS FIRST with a never-ending commitment to enhance the fan experience. That tradition continues with unmatched value through affordable season tickets, the debut of the world’s largest high-definition television screen and more opportunities for you to see your favorite drivers. Make memories with us at The Greatest Place to See the Race!

Reviewed By Jenny M - Charlotte, North Carolina

Beautiful light display at the Charlotte's Motor Speedway during the holidays! My husband and I were a little scared in the beginning since the lights were really sparse. But once we got to the middle of the display, there were a lot more lights and the display was fantastic. They set up an area where you can watch drive-in movies as well as a village to get food, pet animals, etc. What made our experience even more magical was there was someone with a truck that was outlined with Christmas lights. We ended up following the truck at the end.

2. Gem Theater

111 W 1st St, Kannapolis, NC 28081-3423 +1 704-932-5111
Excellent
76%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 85 reviews

Gem Theater

Reviewed By Shalan1234 - Concord, North Carolina

We already know it is the coolest theater around...but what I want to add today is that the customer service is outstanding. I had a special issue come up and they fielded multiple, I'm sure annoying, questions on my part over the course of two days. They always answered me promptly and were always super friendly. It was clear that they take their business seriously. I highly recommend this theater!

3. Frank Liske Park

4001 Stough Rd SW, Concord, NC 28027-8960 +1 704-920-2701
Excellent
67%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 105 reviews

Frank Liske Park

Reviewed By BJones7677 - Concord, North Carolina

There is so much to do at this park for the entire family, couples or just a lone walk. I've used their kayaks, paddle boats and couldn't believe how inexpensive it was.

4. Village Park

740 W C St, Kannapolis, NC 28081-3313 +1 704-920-4343
Excellent
71%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 47 reviews

Village Park

Reviewed By lallen47 - Clemmons, North Carolina

Lots of stuff to do! A great way to spend the day with children! There are playgrounds, a splash pad, train, carousel, stage and concessions.

5. Great Wolf Lodge Water Park

10175 Weddington Road Ext, Concord, NC 28027-4413 +1 704-549-8206
Excellent
53%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 536 reviews

Great Wolf Lodge Water Park

Reviewed By ncyankee1993 - Timberlake, North Carolina

Good place to come just can be pricey with all the extras they sell. We have been a couple of times and each time we find out different things to help cut some of the costs. Like pack a cooler, order pizza from outside delivery company. We split a room this time with another family so that helped also. Good place to come in the winter to give the kids a place to go and play without the adults having to watch them 24*7 in the pool since the lifeguards are great.

6. Stewart Haas Racing

6001 Haas Way, Kannapolis, NC 28081-7730 +1 704-652-4227
Excellent
63%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 42 reviews

Stewart Haas Racing

Reviewed By Drjohann

I stopped by here while in the area and visiting multiple NASCAR shops. While there aren't a lot of displays to specifically see, this shop has one of the best areas to actually see the ongoing shop operations through large glass windows. There are also displays to show the garage process. When I was there I was able to see three of the four crew chiefs meeting behind the glass wall so that was neat to see. The gift shop is well stocked with many items.

7. Zmax Dragway

5555 Concord Pkwy S, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC 28027-4600 +1 800-455-3267
Excellent
88%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 86 reviews

Zmax Dragway

Reviewed By Dan A - Danville, Virginia

First time that I had been to the palce and it was a great expereience. The place is well laid out, has awesome people there and was easy to find our way around. a tunnel going under the track to get to the other side was a surprise and very well used by us to get to the side where the drivers and vendors had their displays and activities. getting autographs was very easy. I was amazed.

8. Richard Petty Driving Experience

5555 Concord Pkwy S, Concord, NC 28027-4600 +1 800-237-3889
Excellent
89%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 75 reviews

Richard Petty Driving Experience

Get behind the wheel in one of our 8 – 80 lap driving programs or Ride-Along shotgun for 3 high-speed laps at over 20 tracks nationwide – including Charlotte Motor Speedway!

Reviewed By jimd2010 - Hickory, North Carolina

Deceitful sales tactics, extreme difficulty in scheduling drive times, can't get your money back! If you have to reschedule it's an extra fee! Constantly 'selling'! Not worth the time or money!

9. Intimidators Stadium

2888 Moose Rd, Kannapolis, NC 28083-9787 +1 704-932-3267
Excellent
46%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 49 reviews

Intimidators Stadium

Reviewed By jctrull

This is the best nite of the week for baseball!! Even though a ballgame in summer months is nice anytime....
Cheap draft beer makes it sooo much better. This stadium is so very nice. Doesn't hurt that our ball team is good too.
Very nice way to enjoy an evening with the whole family.

10. SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium

8111 Concord Mills Blvd, Entrance 7, Concord, NC 28027-6462 +1 855-450-0512
Excellent
32%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
8%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 387 reviews

SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium

SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord is specially built to cater to kids ages 3-12. Our unique construction is specifically designed so that your kids can have the same viewing experience as adults, and in some cases even better! We even have a soft play area for your kids to blow off some steam before you head home. Your family will travel from the fresh waters of the Catawba River in the Blue Ridge Mountains to the salt waters of the Atlantic Ocean and beyond in about an hour, in an intimate environment. We are the Charlotte area's only full-time aquarium and are accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums. We're open every day and you can save time and money by booking online.

Reviewed By FNAS76 - Winston Salem, North Carolina

This small aquarium is located inside Concord Mills Mall. The cost is a little high for what you get to see. It took us less than an hour to go through the whole thing. With small children it would take longer of course. If you are in the area it is a good place to visit but it's not worth driving far to get to. I do recommend buying your tickets online since it saves you $4 for each one.

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