Discover the local music scene and other top things to do in Shelby

Whether you’re planning to attend a concert at the Don Gibson Theatre or explore the great outdoors, book a room or suite at the Country Inn & Suites in Shelby for easy access to the area’s best things to do. Our hotel is about a 10-minute drive from Uptown Shelby, where you can browse quaint shops clustered around the museum honoring bluegrass legend Earl Scruggs. Kids love the antique carousel in nearby Shelby City Park, and Kings Mountain State Park offers wooded hiking trails across the border in South Carolina. Baseball fans are within four miles of Keeter Stadium, which hosts the American Legion World Series every August, and if you’re visiting in October, don’t miss the annual Mush, Music & Mutts festival, which celebrates livermush, a local delicacy.

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AMC Classic Shelby 10

0.19 mi / 0.31 km from the hotel
Order popcorn, pour a custom drink at the Coca-Cola Freestyle machine, and then settle in to watch the latest blockbuster at this 10-screen theater.

Shelby City Park

4.34 mi / 6.99 km from the hotel
Pack a picnic and head to this large green space with a tranquil garden and extensive sports facilities including tennis courts and a golf course. Kids can ride the restored antique carousel or circle the playground on the classic mini train.

Cleveland County Fairgrounds

0.81 mi / 1.3 km from the hotel
In addition to the annual Cleveland County Fair, this venue hosts events such as the Strawberry Festival, Hamfest, and Relay for Life.

Cleveland Mall

0.16 mi / 0.26 km from the hotel
Expand your wardrobe at this mall where you can find bargains on all your favorite brands at stores like Belk, Burkes Outlet, and rue21.

Don Gibson Theatre

3.29 mi / 5.29 km from the hotel
Discover independent movies, comedians, Grammy Award-winning musicians, and more at this 400-seat venue that serves primarily as a concert hall.

Earl Scruggs Center

3.38 mi / 5.43 km from the hotel
Learn about local history and the legendary five-string banjo master Earl Scruggs at this educational center and museum in the 1907 former Cleveland County Courthouse.

Foothills Public Shooting Complex

4.81 mi / 7.74 km from the hotel
Hone your shooting skills at this complex that features four 50-yard rifle and handgun ranges, two skeet/trap ranges, and a 3-D archery area.

Gardner-Webb University

10.3 mi / 16.57 km from the hotel
Tour the scenic campus of Gardner-Webb University, which combines Christian ideals with liberal arts academics and draws roughly 3,500 graduate and undergraduate students per year.

Keeter Stadium

2.88 mi / 4.63 km from the hotel
Constructed in 1976 and renovated in 2013, this state-of-the-art stadium is the home of the American Legion World Series. When baseball season is over, Keeter Stadium hosts festivals and other family-friendly events.

Kings Mountain National Military Park

11.02 mi / 17.73 km from the hotel
Visit this site where Patriots and Loyalists faced off during one of the most prominent battles of the American Revolutionary War. Stop by the visitor center, hike the trails, or browse the on-site museum featuring documents and weaponry.

LeGrand Center

0.64 mi / 1.04 km from the hotel
One of Shelby’s top event venues, the LeGrand Center is a local hot spot for weddings, fundraisers, and family reunions. LeGrand offers three conference rooms, a boardroom, a ballroom, and an exhibit hall perfect for extravagant events.

Uptown Shelby

3.39 mi / 5.46 km from the hotel
Stroll the tree-lined streets of Shelby’s historic center to discover eclectic restaurants, browse charming shops like RollOver Pets and Victoria Stephen Specialty Gifts, and learn about the area’s rich musical heritage at the Earl Scruggs Center.