Shop, See a Show or Take a Tour in Shelby, NC
Whether you prefer indoor tours or outdoor trails, the Country Inn & Suites offers easy access to the area’s top things to do. Shop at the adjacent Cleveland Mall, stroll the tree-lined streets of Uptown Shelby, or cheer on your team during the American Legion World Series, held at Keeter Stadium. Ready to explore the great outdoors? Pack a picnic and head to Thompson Garden on the west side of downtown, or cross the border into South Carolina to hike the paths at Kings Mountain State Park. If business brings you to Shelby, our hotel places you near a number of corporate offices and facilities like ABB, C3i Solutions and the Duke Energy Training Center.
- AMC Classic Shelby 10 (0.2 miles)
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.
Phone: +1 (704) 482-6305
- Cleveland County Fairgrounds (1 mile)
In addition to the annual Cleveland County Fair, this venue hosts events such as the Strawberry Festival, Hamfest and Relay for Life.
Phone: +1 (704) 487-0651
- Don Gibson Theatre (4.2 miles)
Discover independent movies, comedians, Grammy Award-winning musicians and more at this 400-seat venue that serves primarily as a concert hall.
Phone: +1 (704) 487-8114
- Gardner-Webb University (18 miles)
Tour the scenic campus of Gardner-Webb University, which combines Christian ideals with liberal arts academics and draws up to 4,500 graduate and undergraduate students per year.
Phone: +1 (704) 406-4000
- Earl Scruggs Center (4.5 miles)
Learn about local history and the legendary five-star banjo master Earl Scruggs at this educational center, located inside the historical Cleveland County Courthouse.
Phone: +1 (704) 487-6233
- Kings Mountain National Military Park (15 miles)
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 to view an informative film, hike the trails, or browse the on-site museum featuring documents and weaponry.
Phone: +1 (864) 936-7921
- Cleveland Mall (0.2 miles)
Expand your wardrobe at this mall, located within walking distance of the hotel. Find bargains on all your favorite brands at stores like Belk, Burke’s Outlet and rue21.
Phone: +1 (704) 484-2001
- Uptown Shelby (5 miles)
Stroll the tree-lined streets of downtown Shelby to discover quaint boutiques, peruse impressive museums and dine at an array of restaurants. You can find gifts for your furry friends at RollOver Pets and souvenirs for the family at Hip-O-Kat Retro & Vintage.
Phone: +1 (704) 484-3100
Sports and Outdoors:
- Foothills Public Shooting Complex (5.1 miles)
Hone your shooting skills at this complex that features three 50-yard rifle ranges, two skeet/trap ranges and a 3-D archery area.
Phone: +1 (704) 447-8230
- Keeter Stadium (4 miles)
Constructed in 1976, 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.
Phone: +1 (855) 222-2597
- Kings Mountain State Park (17 miles)
Pack a picnic and head to this South Carolina state park for miles of forest trails, two fishing lakes and seasonal Revolutionary War reenactments.
Phone: +1 (803) 222-3209
- Thompson Garden (5.6 miles)
Pack a picnic lunch and head out to Thompson Garden, a verdant outdoor venue that’s owned and maintained by the city. Rent the facilities for your own gathering, or attend one of the pre-planned public events, such as the Cleveland County Easter Egg Hunt.
Phone: +1 (704) 484-6866
- Firehouse BBQ Cook-Off (Apr)
- Over the Mountain Triathlon (May)
- Relay for Life (May)
- Strawberry Festival (May)
- Shelby Alive! Summer Concert Series (May-Aug)
- American Legion World Series (Aug)
- Hamfest (Sep)
- Cleveland County Fair (Sep-Oct)
- Liver Mush Expo (Oct)
- Hog Happnin' (Nov)
- Taste of Cleveland County (Nov)