Hop Over To Charlotte This Weekend

Arrow signs in Charlotte, NC

Charlotte, NC is less than an hour away from Shelby, making it a great choice for a day trip. Step out of Shelby this weekend, and visit a city filled with attractions, adventures, and Instagram-worthy modern architecture.

Charlotte Segway Tours

You’ve seen them: The schools of forward-leaning tourists whizzing by on motorized podiums. Segway tours may be a funny sight, but they’re also a great way to explore the city in a timely fashion. You get the up-close-and-personal feel of being on foot, but get to skip the aching legs and glacial pace. Charlotte Segway Tours offers 1.5 and 2-hour tours of the city. Ride by the museums in Uptown’s vibrant arts district, and visit historic favorites like Trade & Tyron and the Fourth Ward. These tours are great for large groups, plan a day and assemble the clan. Prices start at $60.

Charlotte Segway Tours is located inside the Overstreet Mall, where the tour will begin. Get there 30 minutes early for Segway training – trust, you’ll need it.

Carolinas Aviation Museum

For a more static experience, pay a visit to the Carolinas Aviation Museum. The museum is located at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport and has been celebrating aviation advancement for more than 25 years. Walk through the hangar, explore military helicopters, and climb into the cockpit of a Boeing 727. Explore exhibits on commercial aviation, civil aircraft, and warfare aviation.

Admission to the museum is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $8 for students. If you’re heat-sensitive, note that the museum is not air conditioned. There are several large fans, though, so most people feel fine.

NASCAR Hall of Fame

Find the fast track to fun at the NASCAR Hall of Fame museum. To get in the zone, first visit the High Octane Theater. At this 278-seat theater, you’ll watch a movie that chronicles NASCAR’s roots from the sandy beaches of Daytona to present day. After that, head to Glory Road and marvel at the banked ramp depicting various NASCAR racetracks. See 18 historical cars and 40 current racers at this stop. To see your heroes enshrined, stop at the Hall of Honor. Next, at the Heritage Speedway, you’ll explore authentic artifacts and educational films spanning the course of NASCAR’s thrilling six-decade history.

After all that, don’t be surprised if you’re a bit famished. Finish your visit with a stop at the Pit Stop Café, then grab a take-home at the Gear Shop.

General admission is $25. You can buy tickets online or in-person at the box office.


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