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Benchwarmers Sports Complex

302 Rolling Hills Road | (704) 664-1218 | website

State of the art facility for baseball, softball, driving ranges including a golf simulator, basketball, volleyball, soccer, lacrosse and many other sports.


Carrigan Farms 

1261 Oak Ridge Farm Hwy; Hwy 150 East from Exit 36
(704) 664-1450 | website | Map it!

For more than 20 years, the farm has been open to the public for pick-your-own fruits and vegetables and for famous hayrides enjoyed by all ages. Groups can enjoy swimming and picnics at the quarry by reservation. Fed by an underground spring and rimmed in rock that rises to 70 feet, the quarry holds ten million gallons of water. Perfect for weddings! PLUS - Don't miss pumpkin pickin' & Scarrigan Farms in October annually - the scariest halloween attraction in NC!


GoPro Motorplex

130 Motorplex Drive Hwy 150 from Exit 36, to Hwy 115, to Mazeppa Rd

(704) 696-2926| website

GoPro Motorplex offers the latest and most exciting rental karts for Arrive-and-Drive opportunities. We are open to the public 7 days a week, year-round! Our 25 Adult Rental Karts (Ages 16+) are capable of speeds over 55 mph. Our rental  karts race on a 0.7-mile, outdoor, 11-turn track. The Arrive-and-Drive rental kart program requires no reservations and is the simplest and most cost-effective way to experience the excitement of high-performance karting on our world-class racetrack.

Our Hours:
Monday: 12 p.m.-8 p.m.
Tues-Sat.: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday: 12-6 p.m.


Lake Norman Brewing Company

159 Barley Park Lane; Hwy 150 from Exit 36, to Hwy 115, to Mazeppa Rd.
(704) 660-1182 | website

Lake Norman Brewing Company is a family owned and operated microbrewery located in Mooresville, NC. The brewery was co-founded in early 2013 by the father-son team of Mike and Andy Prascak and distributed it’s first batch of delicious craft beer in August, 2013.  The new Tap Room opened March 1, 2014:

Tap Room Hours

Wednesday 4-9
Thursday 4-9
Friday 4-9
Saturday 2-9


Lazy 5 Ranch Animal Safari

15100 Hwy 150 East; Hwy 150 from Exit 36
(704) 663-5100 | website | Map it!

The Lazy 5 Ranch drive-through safari takes you through gently sloping pastures as you watch more than 700 animals from six continents in a natural habitat. Feed animals from your car or take a horse-drawn wagon ride through the park. A truly unique experience for kids of all ages! Be sure to bring your camera!


Mooresville Depot Visual Arts Center 

103 West Center Ave.; Downtown Mooresville
(704) 663-6661 | website | Map it!

The Mooresville Depot Visual Arts Center, operated by Mooresville Arts, represents a non-profit organization whose mission is the advancement of the arts and art appreciation in the Mooresville region.  Mooresville Arts especially focuses on local and NC arts of all types, and offers excellent exhibits and events throughout the year. The Depot is open Tuesday - Saturday 12 noon - 5 pm.  Group tours are welcome.  Special exhibits are held monthly, with opening receptions held on the second Friday of each month, from 6-8 pm. Check the Mooresville Arts website for the most updated schedule.


Mooresville Historic Walking Tour

If you want to see how Mooresville has progressed, follow the self guided walking tour through downtown.  The tour includes original town hall, the old train depot, D.E. Turner hardware, the Charles Mack building and the Mooresville Flour Mill.  The tour begins at Willow Valley Cemetery, a central location with plenty of parking nearby.  Pick up your map at the Mooresville Public Libarary or Mooresville Convention & Visitors Bureau.


Mooresville Museum

132 East Center Avenue | (704) 663-1873 | website

The Mooresville Museum is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the preservation of regional heritage of Mooresville. They are now open on weekdays!


PIT Indoor Kart Track

 346 East Plaza Drive; East on Hwy 150 from Exit 36
(704) 799-3470 | website | Map it!

Experience an adrenaline rush at the nation's largest indoor kart track. This 100,000 square foot facility features karts that sit only an inch off the track and are capable of speeds up to 40 mph. PIT also offers black-light mini-golf, laser tag arena, cannonball airblaster, huge arcade, climbing wall, baseball batting cages and billiards.  Come experience the BRAND NEW Karts!!!


Queen's Landing

1459 River Hwy; Hwy 150 West from Exit 36
(704) 663-2628 | website  | Map It!

Cruise Lake Norman!  Queens Landing offers lunch, sightseeing, and dinner cruises on the replica Mississippi paddleboat, Catawba Queen, or the elegant yacht, Lady of the Lake. Enjoy mini-golf, ice-cream shop, and lakeside live entertainment on weekends during the warmer months at the Melanie Williams Amphitheater. Fun for the entire family!



Welcome Home Veterans Living Military Museum

at Richard's Coffee Shop, 165 N. Main Street; downtown Mooresville
(704) 663-0488 | website



Dedicated to honoring America's veterans and active duty military.  Enjoy a cup of coffee, a snack and see the artifacts that have been donated by patrons and patron's families, some of which are priceless.  Thursday is a traditional free coffee day for veterans.  Saturday is music day where veterans and professional musicians gather to play bluegrass, country, traditional old hymns and patriotic music.


Zootastic Park of Lake Norman

385 Ostwalt Amity Road, Troutman NC 28166 | (888) 966-0069 | website | Map It

While you can leisurely stroll through the park and visit the animals, a number of highly educational programs and hands on exhibits set this zoo apart from the norm! Animal encounters with lemurs, tigers, and more are available for an experience you will never forget.

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