Posted on May 14, 2021
Welcome to Mooresville, North Carolina, a rapidly growing suburb just 25 miles north of Charlotte. Although Charlotte is just a short and easy drive away, Mooresville has plenty of resources, events, and attractions to offer.
Have a need for speed? Got it.
Want a competitive thrill? Got that too.
Feeling classy and pampered? Sure thing.
Whatever you’re into, Mooresville can take you there.
Check out the attractions, culture, and history of our local area in our list of the top 5 things to do in Mooresville, NC.
Mooresville has big shoes (or wheels) to fill with a nickname like Race City USA. Thankfully, the town does not disappoint. Whether you want to put the pedal to the metal yourself, check out the history of racing, or see the professionals do their racing thing, Mooresville has you covered.
Drag racers, stock cars, historical cars, or current drivers, the North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame has it all. Stroll through the museum, gift shop, gallery, or visitor’s center to learn more about the history of motorsports in North Carolina. This is a must-see for novice and die-hard racing fans.
Want to see the pros in action?
The 105-acre, state-of-the-art Penske Racing Facility houses the Nascar, Indy, and ALMS teams. Here, performance meets style with the tile floors, leather chairs, and glass entrances. Tour the facility, grab some memorabilia from the gift shop, and check out the fan walk above the garage floor.
Think you have what it takes to be a driver?
Show us what you’ve got! Check out The Pit Indoor Kart Racing where you can race against friends or foes. The track is one-third of a mile and has 20 challenging twists and turns to keep you on your toes. In addition, bring your competitive spirit to the arcade games, laser tag, miniature golf, and bumper cars.
COVID-19 updates: All locations are open, but they may be operating under certain restrictions. Masks are required indoors. Penske is offering tours with reservations, but autograph signings may be temporarily suspended. At The Pit, online scheduling is available to minimize your exposure within public settings.
Need an afternoon or evening on a wide-open expanse of water?
Lake Norman has over 50 square miles of water and 520 miles of shoreline. Check out Queen’s Landing for a sightseeing tour, dinner cruise, party cruise, or even a taco cruise (yes, you read that right!). With vessels like Lady of the Lake or Catawba Queen, your experience is sure to be classy, yet relaxing (even with the tacos).
COVID-19 updates: The lake is open. Although it is an outdoor setting, please maintain social distancing as needed. For cruises through Queen’s Landing, masks may be required when not seated at a dining table.
Whether you are an adult or child, animal adventurers are sure to like The Lazy 5 Ranch. This unique ranch has a blend of exotic and domestic animals. The drive-through safari allows you to get up close and personal as you observe the animals in their habitats.
The Lazy 5 Ranch’s mission is to educate people about animals in a fun, yet exciting manner. By continually reinventing themselves, adding new animals, and changing the exhibits, this attraction is one that even locals can visit again and again.
COVID-19 update: The Lazy 5 Ranch is open. Only the wagon rides have been suspended.
Expand your cultural horizons by visiting a museum or gallery.
The Mooresville Museum provides educational opportunities to learn more about our region. With artifacts, exhibits, and educational programs, the museum provides expert information and accounts of the past, present, and future of Mooresville and the surrounding areas.
Support local artists at the Mooresville Art Gallery. Whether you are a collector or a budding artist, the gallery offers exhibits and opportunities to explore local talents and to try out your own artistic abilities.
Want a cup of coffee. Stop by the Welcome Home Veterans Living Military Museum to share a cup with local veterans. This living military museum honors veterans, active-duty personnel, and emergency services workers.
COVID-19 updates: All locations are open. Masks are required indoors in North Carolina. Please maintain social distancing where possible.
All work, no play? Not in Mooresville.
Take time to pamper, treat, and take care of yourself and your loved ones. Facials, massages, laser procedures, hair care, and more. Whatever you need, the salons and day spas have you covered.
How can we mention treating yourself without a plug for getting your smile swagger? That’s right, we can’t.
At Lineberger, ortho isn’t just for the wee ones or the teens; it’s for adults too! We want your whole family to #SmileOn. We offer braces, Invisalign, and orthodontic treatments in Mooresville, NC to help patients achieve the straight smiles they deserve.
COVID-19 update: We are open! As always, your health and safety are most important. We offer appointment check-ins from your car and do temperature checks upon arrival. We are here and ready to serve you!
Mooresville is home to events and attractions for the whole family. Get out there and find it. Visit Mooresville, NC and explore the lake, go on a safari, learn more about auto racing, or pamper yourself.
Step outside. Your adventure awaits.