Top 10 Things to do in Davidson, United States

September 4, 2017 Roger Rusk

Davidson is a town on Lake Norman in northern Mecklenburg County in the U.S. state of North Carolina. The population was 10,944 at the 2010 census, and in 2016 the estimated population was 12,452. The town was founded in 1837 with the establishment of the Presbyterian Davidson College, named for Brigadier General William Lee Davidson, a local Revolutionary War hero. The land for Davidson College came from Davidson's estate, a large portion of which was donated by his son.
Restaurants in Davidson

1. Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville

105 Gilead Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078-7825 +1 704-372-6261
Excellent
70%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 206 reviews

Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville

Visit us for extraordinary and rich play experiences that value imagination, fun and learning. The Museum offers an adventure in play adventure for children age birth through 7 and their parents or caregivers. Join us for daily puppet shows and story time.

Reviewed By denver60 - Denver, Colorado

I took my little nephew to the Discovery museum last week and he had an absolute ball! It is very similar to the Children's museum in Denver and features lots of hands on activities. He particularly liked the submarine - keeps talking about "driving" the sub. I thought that Aunt Sarah's attic was a very clever concept. Wasn't at all crowded and the museum's 2 floors were well laid out. Highly recommend.

2. Tour De Food Davidson

Main St, Davidson, NC 28036
Excellent
95%
Good
5%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 54 reviews

Tour De Food Davidson

Come eat, drink and walk with us through North Carolina. We offer unique tours to satisfy all palettes. We search out independantly owned restaurants from fine dining to hidden dives the locals frequent. We mix it with local history and amazing architecture. Come explore these delectable culinary scenes and see how friendly true southern character is.

Reviewed By TStehle - Cornelius, North Carolina

Wonderful culinary/walking tour of Davidson. Our tour guide Teresa gave the history of the town, the college and several homes and church's as we walked. The restaurant owners were gracious -and served generous samples. Come hungry! We started at Brickhouse, then walked to The Famous Toastery, The Soda Shop, South Main Sweet Shop, Fuel Pizza and finally ending at Campania. Thank you Teresa!!

3. Jetton Park

19000 Jetton Rd, Cornelius, NC 28031-7488 +1 704-336-8869
Excellent
71%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 125 reviews

Jetton Park

Reviewed By kes1639 - Bristow, Virginia

We stopped by the park to see the Lake and realized they had several walking trails. Very nice! Also there are tennis trails and playgrounds. We had an enjoyable walk. Very clean with lot of picnic tables and grills. Very lucky to have this area in your town.

4. The Pit Indoor Kart Racing

346 E Plaza Dr, Mooresville, NC 28115-8049 +1 704-799-3470
Excellent
68%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 299 reviews

The Pit Indoor Kart Racing

The Pit Indoor Kart Racing is one of North Carolina’s premier entertainment destinations. Located just 30 minutes north of downtown Charlotte, we offer over 140,000sq-ft of fun! Because we’re indoors, weather is never a problem! We provide excitement for any age group and events including birthday parties, group events, and corporate events. Besides hi-speed go kart racing, we have over 40 arcade games, 4 pool tables, a 3,600sq-ft laser tag arena, and more!

Reviewed By Infield99

Clean, friendly, relatively safe...
Prices are average considering what it provides.
However, understaffed, poorly managed....but management is over-tasked given the circumstances...so it's not management's fault.
Ticket machines always going xown...and staff are over-tasked and can'tfix machines...
Could be a lot better....but still enjoyable...FYI yhey only have two cashier stations and their process os too labor intensive. A customer should be entirely dealt with a touch screen system.

5. The Village Store

110 S Main St, Davidson, NC 28036-8096 +1 704-892-4440
Excellent
82%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 32 reviews

The Village Store

Reviewed By Anne M - Hendersonville, North Carolina

My husband and I were visiting friends in the area over Thanksgiving and they brought us to Davidson for lunch and some Christmas shopping. Us girls really enjoyed this store which was really busy, but loving all the great gift items for Christmas as well as all year round. When paying for items, the staff was very happy to gift wrap Christmas presents. Will definitely be coming back the next time we are visiting.

6. Our Town Cinema

227 Griffith St, Davidson, NC 28036-9301 +1 704-237-3226
Excellent
72%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 25 reviews

Our Town Cinema

Reviewed By shell904 - Davidson, North Carolina

We love this place so much that we can't abide those movie multiplexes anymore. There's beer and wine, easy parking and real food. Plus they have easy rolling chairs and tables that you can position for your comfort.

7. Duke Family Performance Hall

207 Faculty Drive, Davidson, NC +1 704-894-2135
Excellent
94%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 15 reviews

Duke Family Performance Hall

Reviewed By Cindy H - Cornelius, North Carolina

Be prepared to be entertained. The theater can host a variety of performances from Broadway to intimate solos. The design is top of the line caliber, acoustics are perfect & there's not a bad seat in the house. Down side, parking is horrible

8. Davidson Farmer's Market

120 S Main St, Davidson, NC 28036-8096 +1 704-400-0880
Excellent
62%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 18 reviews

Davidson Farmer's Market

Reviewed By spengle1 - Davidson, North Carolina

We live within walking distance and, therefore, walk into town frequently on Sat. mornings to enjoy the ambiance, meet friends and shop for fresh produce (and whatever other items intrigue us. The sellers and the customers are friendly, chatty and fun to be with. Selections are diverse and high quality (if a bit pricey). It is rare to wander through the market without meeting people we know or introducing ourselves to new folks.

9. Visit Lake Norman

19900 W Catawba Ave Ste 102, Cornelius, NC 28031-4033 +1 704-987-3300
Excellent
72%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 54 reviews

Visit Lake Norman

As a destination marketing organization for Lake Norman and the three towns of Cornelius, Davidson, and Huntersville, Visit Lake Norman's primary objective is to promote and market our three towns and Lake Norman as a tourist destination. We also represent and support the interests of local tourism industry and promote public awareness of the importance of tourism. We are funded by a portion of the room occupancy tax and restaurant food tax. Stop by our Visitor Center to receive visitor information on hotels, restaurants, attractions and other things to do in our area. We are eager to help you in any way.

Reviewed By Bruce B - Denver, North Carolina

No matter how you cut it. Beautiful, sunny, calm lake waters, numerous inlets to explore, many with port side dining opportunities. Boatside fishing and 95 degree temp swimming, floating or soaking. Boating, skiing, tubing, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding to name a few. Jump on in, the water is fine.

10. Fisher Farm

21215 Shearer Rd, Davidson, NC 28036-8795 +1 704-892-3349
Excellent
67%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 12 reviews

Fisher Farm

Reviewed By LKNCHOWHOUND - Cornelius NC

Have been here a couple of times and it's a great place to relax.

Old farm now part of Davidson. Farm building still intact and give a link to the current.

Rest is farmland.

If you are into off the road ATV, good option. If you want to just take a good stroll, you will hav to take a bit of hike from the parking lot to the wooded trails.

Not highly developed but at the same time, that's an advantage. Keeps thing simple and somewhat primitive.

Good place to spend a couple of hours in peace and quite to recharge you batteries before you have to confront reality.

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