Fun Things to Do in Concord, North Carolina

A general view of the track during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 21, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina
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Looking for a day away from Charlotte? Just 15 miles northeast of Uptown Charlotte is Concord, N.C., home to Lowe's Motor Speedway which hosts two big NASCAR races each year. There is no shortage of things to do in Concord, which is also home to the Charlotte area's largest indoor shopping mall -- Concord Mills. Take a look at some activities Concord has to offer.

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    Bass Pro Shop

    The Bass Pro Shop chain began in Springfield, Mo. and has exploded nationwide with these huge stores that are every outdoorsman's dream. The Bass Pro Shop in Concord is on the perimeter of Concord Mills and offers classes on hunting and fishing and much, much more. It's a great place to view boats and other gear that you don't see every day.

    8181 Concord Mills Blvd.
    Concord, NC 28027

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    Concord Mills is the Charlotte area's only outlet mall. Even though some of the retailers are not outlet stores, many are and offer deep discounts on name-brand merchadise. With over 200 retailers and restaurants, Concord Mills is a favorite spot. But, if you're traveling to Concord from Charlotte be prepared to spend several hours as the mall takes some time to get through. For kids, Concord Mills offers a carousel in the middle of the food court area.

    8111 Concord Mills Blvd.
    Concord, NC 28027

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    The Great Wolf Lodge in Concord is a theme park like no other. While the main attraction to Great World Lodge is its 80,000-square-foot indoor water park, guests can also enjoy miniature golf, arcade games, dining and spa treatments. Great Wolf Lodge is, in fact, a lodge where guests stay overnight in one of the lodge-themed suites. Packages at Great Wolf for a family of four begin at around $189. Check the site for most updated pricing.

    10175 Weddington Road Ext.
    Concord, NC 28027

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    Located inside Concord Mills, The LEGO Store sells just about every type of LEGO your child could ever imagine. But the best part is the store offers classes for children ages 4-5, 6-7, 8+ and families together starting at around $20 per child. Call the store for details on the class times, availability, and pricing

    8111 Concord Mills Blvd.
    Concord, NC 28027

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    In addition to the big NASCAR races at the SuperSpeedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway is also home to a dirt track series, car shows, and many other events throughout the year. There is always something to do at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

    5555 Concord Pkwy. S
    Concord, NC 28027

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    Take Go Karts and combine them with the thrill of NASCAR racing and you get Concord's NASCAR SpeedPark. Just minutes from Lowe's Motor Speedway, NASCAR SpeedPark offers several different track racing experiences. Visitors can get an all-day wristband for around $29.99, a season pass for around $49.99 or a year-long pass for around $120. Check the site for most updated pricing.

    8461-G1 Concord Mills Blvd.
    Concord, NC 28027