The 10 Best Things to Do in Shelby, United States

December 16, 2017 Deane Carmody

Shelby is a city in and the county seat of Cleveland County, North Carolina, United States. It lies near the western edge of the Charlotte combined statistical area. The population was 20,323 at the 2010 census.
Restaurants in Shelby

1. Shelby City Park

Shelby, NC +1 704-484-6821
Excellent
70%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
2%
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4.5 based on 76 reviews

Shelby City Park

The park is the site of a historic Herschell-Spillman carousel.

Reviewed By Chuck52310 - New Haven

We visited Shelby Park to see the classic and historic carousel. Since we were from out of town, Tommy let us in to see the carousel before the official opening time. What a treat!! The carousel was beautiful, excellently restored and maintained. Tommy, himself a carousel buff, told us the history of the carousel. He was very cordial and we appreciated his friendliness. A real highlight of our trip to North Carolina. We had a picnic in the perk.

2. Don Gibson Theater

318 S Washington St, Shelby, NC 28150-5451 +1 704-487-8114
Excellent
85%
Good
15%
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5 based on 53 reviews

Don Gibson Theater

Reviewed By CDB1977 - Charleston, South Carolina

We saw 70s/80s country music/broadway star Gary Morris at this renovated movie theater. It was a great venue for a man, his guitars and his amazing vocal range. There are no bad seats in the house and those seats are comfortable. There is a bar, although no food and drink in the actual theater.

3. Earl Scruggs Center

103 S Lafayette St, Shelby, NC 28150-5347 +1 704-487-6233
Excellent
88%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
2%
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5 based on 47 reviews

Earl Scruggs Center

Reviewed By Richard J - Bowling Green, Kentucky

This is a extremely interesting place to visit. Let me share upfront I am not a real fan of bluegress music. This Center is to celebrate and honor a real master in music who changed a sound, found a place in history and touched million...MoreWe are thrilled that you had a wonderful time! Common Threads is something we recommend to all because of the amazing features it has!

4. Owl's Eye Vineyard and Winery

1414 Metcalf Rd, Shelby, NC 28150-9058 +1 704-471-9196
Excellent
69%
Good
31%
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4.5 based on 41 reviews

Owl's Eye Vineyard and Winery

We are an exciting rustic vineyard located in the beautiful Piedmont of North Carolina. We bring loads of experience and a wonderful new dimension of wine making to an upcoming and exciting part of the country!Whether you are a wine connoisseur or are just beginning to explore wine, we are happy to give you a memorable and enjoyable experience. We are located 2.5 miles from the historic downtown Shelby courtsquare. We offer tours, tastings and private events. Our winery tasting room is an open and welcoming venue for private parties, fun gatherings, work-related events, wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners. Tastings are $5 try a sip of all the wines, and take the glass home with you.Hours Thursday `1 -6 Fridays 12 - 9 (live music) Sat 12 - 6 Sun 1 - 6

Reviewed By LouET_79 - PFAFFTOWN

It was a rainy, dreary day when we visited but it was clear that the grounds were beautiful. The 2 ladies that were providing the tastings were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Our friends (who are the wine drinkers) enjoyed the tasting and purchased 3 bottles. Owl's Eye also had beer options, so I was able to have a drink also.

5. Sunset Drive-In Theatre

Hwy 74, Shelby, NC
Excellent
77%
Good
23%
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5 based on 13 reviews

Sunset Drive-In Theatre

Reviewed By CandisCW - Arden, North Carolina

My people and I drove an hour to visit and were not disappointed! It's a dying breed of theater venues and it was fun to park out in the field under the stars and watch the movie. There are some speakers outside but it's kind of hard to hear so tuning into the radio station in the car or pulling it up on a phone is a better option. There are bathrooms and a snack bar and it was $12 per car. All in all, a great evening and something I am definitely going to do again!

6. Cleveland County Arts Council

111 S Washington St, Shelby, NC 28150-4626 +1 704-484-2787
Excellent
82%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 16 reviews

Cleveland County Arts Council

Sponsors special events and administers grant programs to develop and maintain professional artists and their works in the county.

Reviewed By kris l - Shelby, North Carolina

It's housed in Shelby's old post office, so it's just a beautiful building to visit. They change the exhibits often, and feature local artists. They have a nice gift shop where you can take home a lovely bit of local art too. Best thing, the Artomatic machine. It's a converted cigarette machine where you can buy a small artistic treasure for $5.

7. Deer Brook Golf Course

201 Deer Brook Dr, Shelby, NC 28150-8337 +1 704-482-4653
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

Deer Brook Golf Course

Eighteen-hole, par 72 golf course measures 6,911 yards from the championship tees with a rating of 73.4.

Reviewed By cdc101379 - North Carolina

This is the best golf course in Cleveland County. Greens are in good shape and very fast. The course is always in good shape and has a good variety of holes. The course is a good challenge for the average golfer without being overwhelming. Some holes are really tough and tight others are pretty wide open. Fun to play and rates are never more than $40

8. Keeter Stadium

230 E Dixon Blvd, Shelby, NC 28152-6766
Excellent
100%
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5 based on 3 reviews

Keeter Stadium

Reviewed By John J - Brazil, In

This is Americana at it's finest! This high school field has been the permanent host of the American Legion World Series (baseball) for about 6 years, and has been upgraded for the players and the patrons every year (with no end in sight!). ESPN adds more live broadcasts of the games every year, and with sellout crowds (8000+) every game (15 games in 8 days) it's an event for baseball fans that is not to be missed. Bucket list item! The field is top notch, and the food vendors highlight food from the South. The military is omnipresent with displays and equipment, and the respect level from everyone who shows up is tangible. Just go. You'll want to return again and again!

9. Bird's-Eye Balloon Rides

118 Woodland Ave, Shelby, NC 28152-7715
Excellent
100%
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5 based on 1 reviews

Bird's-Eye Balloon Rides

For a visual description, check out our video page at vimeo.com/birdseyeballoonrides to see what our flights are all about. We are not a big operation looking to “fill the basket”. Sure there are cheaper offers out there from other companies, our competitive edge speaks in our ratings. Exclusive private flights for a memory that will last a lifetime. Bird’s-Eye Balloon Rides (reservations required).

Reviewed By sheran59 - north carolina

My husband gave me this balloon ride as a birthday gift and I was very hesitant but it turned out to be the most peaceful serene experience I have ever had. I would highly recommend anyone to spend the money to do this. We both thoroughly enjoyed and will take another ride in the winter. Glen the owner is very experienced and very thorough throughout the trip. His video and pics afterward made my birthday so special.

10. Webbley

Shelby, NC
Excellent
50%
Good
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Satisfactory
25%
Poor
25%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 4 reviews

Webbley

This 11,000-square-foot, colonnaded mansion was built by the Webb family in 1852, and was home to two state governors.

Reviewed By Webbley - Shelby, North Carolina

This historic home was built in 1852 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is located in the heart of the Central Shelby Historic District. It has been meticiously restored and is furnised with period antiques and collectibles. The home has been owned by a Lt. Governor, two Governors, one US Senator, and an Ambassador to Great Britain. It is simply manificant.

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