With its motorsport heritage, incredible musical culture, and a wide selection of good food, Cabarrus County sure has a ton of unique experiences to offer. If you’re going on a county-wide tour, I suggest you add these stops to your itinerary.
- Mustang Owner’s Museum
21 Carpenter Ct NW, Concord, NC
The Ford Mustang is one of the most iconic cars in the United States, embodying the all-American muscle that has come to be the pride of the South. So, if you love Mustangs, this is the place to go.
Recently opened last May, Mustang Owner’s Museum has over 50 Mustangs on display, ranging from classics to one-of-a-kind, modified versions. And if you want to learn more about the Mustang’s history, the on-site library is the perfect place to get started.
- Cabarrus County Courthouse
Union Street S, Concord, NC
North Carolina has a fine collection of 19th century public buildings. This includes the Cabarrus County Courthouse, an amalgam of several classical architectural styles. It was built in 1876 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, making this a must-see if history is your cup of tea.
Inside the courthouse, you’ll find The Galleries, which hosts a number of exhibits throughout the year. You can even purchase local art at the Gallery Shop.
- Reed Gold Mine
9621 Reed Mine Road, Midland, NC
If the gold rush piques your interest, include Reed Gold Mine in your itinerary. Noted in history as one of the first places were Americans struck gold, Reed Gold Mine pays homage to North Carolina’s former status as the leading gold producer in the country. It was dethroned by California in 1848, but you can still try your luck at gold panning here. Who knows? Your efforts might be rewarded!
- Charlotte Motor Speedway
5555 Concord Pkwy S, Concord, NC
Motorsports is one of Cabarrus County’s biggest attractions, so make sure to drop by the legendary Charlotte Motor Speedway. It hosts a variety of racing events throughout the year, including the Bank of America ROVAL 400 in September, the Coca-Cola 600 on Memorial Day weekend, and the NASCAR All-Star Race, where the best of the best race to the finish line.
If you want to take your love of motorsports to the next level, you can also sign up with one of the racing schools based in Charlotte Motor Speedway. Maybe you’re the next NASCAR superstar.
- Southern Grace Distilleries
130 Dutch Road, Mt. Pleasant, NC
End your Cabarrus County crawl at Southern Grace Distilleries, the best place to be if you love southern whiskey. Opened in 1929 and housed in a former prison, it’s the only one of its kind in the entire country.
Southern Grace Distilleries is best known for their small-batch bourbon, distilled and aged on site. To make the most out of your visit, join the tour and learn about the entire distillery process. Don’t forget to take home a bottle of their award-winning ConvictionTM, described to be complex with hints of honey, oak, cherries, and cinnamon.
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