Discover things to do near Matthews like exploring downtown Charlotte

Booking a room or suite at the Country Inn & Suites, Charlotte/Matthews, NC places you near a number of family-friendly things to do, like riding roller coasters at Carowinds and exploring exhibits at Discovery Place Science in downtown Charlotte. Racing fans can get their adrenaline pumping at Charlotte Motor Speedway or learn more about the history of motorsports at the North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame. If you’re in town on business, you’ll appreciate being close to the Bank of America Corporate Center and the headquarters of Harris Teeter.

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14.32 mi / 23.04 km from the hotel
Watch live shows and climb aboard the thrill rides at the theme park, or spend the day cooling off in the water park. You can stop by Camp Snoopy for plenty of PEANUTS™-themed attractions for the little ones.

Charlotte Motor Speedway

17.7 mi / 28.49 km from the hotel
This speedway hosts NASCAR racing, including the Coca-Cola 600 and the Bank of America ROVAL™ 400. The complex is also home to zMAX Dragway, the only concrete, four-lane drag strip in the US.

Discovery Place Science

12.39 mi / 19.94 km from the hotel
Both children and adults love this interactive museum, where you can design and conduct your own experiments, journey through the human body using virtual reality, and meet unique animals face-to-face.

Fourth Ward

12.56 mi / 20.21 km from the hotel
Stroll along the streets of one of Charlotte's most historic neighborhoods. The Fourth Ward features restored Victorian houses and a number of art and entertainment venues.

Historic Rosedale

12.43 mi / 20.01 km from the hotel
Make time for a guided tour of this Federal-style plantation house that offers a glimpse of how Charlotte appeared in the early 1800s.

North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame

35 mi / 56.32 km from the hotel
With over 40 cars housed in its museum and a variety of rotating displays and showcases, the North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame offers a thorough look into the history of motorsports.

Richard Petty Driving Experience

17.7 mi / 28.49 km from the hotel
Have you ever dreamed of being a race car driver? Sit behind the wheel of a 600-horsepower NASCAR race car and take some laps around Charlotte Motor Speedway with the guidance of a professional driver.

Mint Museum

12.44 mi / 20.02 km from the hotel
The Mint is North Carolina’s oldest art museum, featuring one of the largest collections of ancient and contemporary works in the Southeast. Look around the city for even more of the museum’s sculptures.