2022-23 Official Cleveland County Visitors Guide

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Visitors Guide




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We invite you to use this guide to discover Carolina’s Land of Rhythm & Roots, the heart of Carolina culture. Enjoy highlights of some of the most highly rated spots as well as visit our website to see all there is to experience here. From the roots of bluegrass and country music, a pivotal Revolutionary War battle and agricultural traditions that were catalysts for offerings such as diverse craft food and beverages, art experiences, and of course, great live music.

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Uptown Shelby Food & BBQ Dining Music, Arts & Culture Outdoor Recreation Breweries & Wineries Places to Stay Events Public Art

Cleveland County Visitor Center 200 S. Lafayette Street | Shelby, NC 28150 (704) 487-8521 | landofrhythm.com Copyright © 2022 | Cleveland County Tourism

Charlotte 46 miles | Greenville 66 miles | Asheville 80 miles

COMING IN 2022 Find us on at @BroadRiverCampgroundNC broadrivercampgroundnc.com 120 Broad River Campground Drive, Mooresboro, NC 28114

Uptown Shelby U

ptown Shelby’s historic architecture and grid of tree-lined streets evokes old-world charm and Carolina culture in the North Carolina foothills. With public art around every corner, the storybook Main Street is definitely worth exploring. Stroll sun-dappled sidewalks to find the galleries and restaurants, studios and shops, theatres and art that define this charming district. Swing into the Earl Scruggs Center to learn about the music and stories of the American South and head across the street to enjoy a variety of local art at Buffalo Creek Gallery and the Cleveland County Arts Council. Discover grand old homes on the Historic Shelby Walking Tour. Head to dinner and drinks and then take in a concert at the Don Gibson Theatre. Hunt for treasures at antique shops, find the perfect gift at specialty shops, and browse for memorable souvenirs at art galleries and pottery studios, farmers markets and boutiques. With a backdrop of live music, outdoor murals, and year-round special events, eexplore an uptown that’s both classic and quirky.



Experience a new world taste, with “Southern Charm” at Veronet Vineyards & Winery Casino excitement is here at the new Catawba Two Kings Casino

Hike the serene, forested Gateway Trail or venture into Crowder’s Mountain State Park

Re-visit the history of the turning point of the Revolutionary War at the Kings Mountain National Military Park

Hours: Wed.-Friday Saturday

11:00 - 5:30 10 - 4

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2001A East Dixon Blvd., Shelby, NC 28152

BBQ Food a phrase as “North a –deeply rooted Carolin e” in our hearts as in our state’s barbecufood traditions. Indeed, North Carolina’s famous barbecue is more than a meat or even a meal: it’s food that feeds the body and soul. And here, in Cleveland County, our barbecue connoisseurs have spent lifetimes seeking out the most flavorful woods, timing the perfect slow roast, and pairing their creations with the most unique house-made sauces… All so that today, you can sample, savor, and feast your way through the best barbecue you’ve ever tasted. Pack your elasticwaist pants!


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For History-Makin’ Eats

RED BRIDGES BARBECUE LODGE In 1946, the Bridges family first opened the doors to Dedmond’s Barbecue, the very first BBQ joint in Cleveland County. Founder Lyttle Bridges Cabaniss and her husband, Red, built their reputation on the back of “Mama B’s” famous pimento cheese and iconic pit-cooked barbecue in the old style: slow cooked over hickory, all night long. Seven decades, one move, and a namechange later, and Lyttle Bridges Cabaniss is a 2021 inductee to the Barbecue Hall of Fame and the restaurant still flourishes in the hands of the Bridges’ daughter and grandchildren – a hall-offame, three-generation, female-owned bastion for North Carolina barbecue. 9

For Mouthwatering Meats

ALSTON BRIDGES BARBECUE This Cleveland County mainstay serves incredibly tender and decadent meat – just the kind of barbecue that the phrase “melt in your mouth” was invented to describe. And, while Alston Bridges may be best known for their North Carolina barbecue and finger-licking vinegary sauce, in-the-know diners will whisper that you should also try the ribs and chicken, with a side of can’t-be-missed hushpuppies and BBQ slaw.

For Farm-to-Table Barbecue

THE HONEY HOG So dedicated to quality that they bought their own farm to supply their two restaurants (the other is called Hoot Nannie’s), The Honey Hog is farmer and pitmaster owned – and therefore, rightly obsessed with quality and flavor! Known for its elevated style – think: BBQ and brisket sandwiches, but on brioche buns – they also serve smoked chicken wings, salads, and subs.


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2149 Honey Haven Farm Rd., Shelby, North Carolina 28152 Track Phone: 704-434-7313

213 South Lafayette St. Shelby, NC 28150 704-937-1280 3 South Lafayette St. www.newgrassbrewing.com Shelby, NC 28150 213 South Lafayette St. Shelby, NC 28150 704-937-1280 704-937-1280 .newgrassbrewing.com www.newgrassbrewing.com 213 South Lafayette St. Shelby, NC 28150 704-937-1280 www.newgrassbrewing.com

For A Barbecue Alternative

NORTH CAROLINA LIVER MUSH FESTIVAL With early beginnings as an agrarian society, Cleveland County honors our proud and resourceful roots in many ways, including food, with the annual North Carolina Liver Mush Festival, held annually on the third Saturday of October. This slightly bizarre sounding, though nevertheless delicious comfort food, is fashioned from pork, pork liver, cornmeal, and seasonings and then enjoyed cold or fried. You’ll also be able to find barbecue and many other tasty dishes at the festival. Not in town for the festival? The Shelby Café is nationally renowned for its liver mush, which it has served every day since 1922. (Other dishes, also served!) You can also get your fill of this Cleveland County staple at The Snack Shop in Boiling Springs or Sunday Brunch at 133 West in King’s Mountain. 11

Hannah’s Coffee House has been serving coffee in Shelby North Carolina since 2013. Our coffee is roasted less than 5 miles away from the shop and served up hot for our customers enjoyment! 1024 East Marion St., Shelby, NC 28150 | 704-419-2225

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Comfort Inn 2012 East Marion Street | Shelby, NC 28150 704.482.5666

CONNECT WITH KINGS MOUNTAIN HISTORICAL MUSEUM Check out our website kingsmountainmuseum.org Like us on Facebook facebook.com/KMHistoricalMuseum P.O. BOX 552 100 EAST MOUNTAIN STREET KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC 28086 (704) 739-1019

Follow us on Twitter twitter.com/KMHMuseum Follow us on Instagram instagram.com/kingsmountainmuseum

133 W Mountain St. Kings Mountain, NC 28086 704-750-4100 • www.133west.com


Find these top rated dining spots and many more at landofrhythm.com/dining


238 Cherokee Grill 222 S. Railroad Ave. Kings Mountain (704) 739-1292 Ken and Mary's 1628 S. Dekalb St. Shelby (704) 487-1777 None Pancake House 149 W. Dixon Blvd. Shelby (704) 482-9096 Pleasant City Woodfired Grille 233 S. Lafayette St. Shelby (704) 487-0016 pleasantcitywoodfiredgrille.com Taste T Drive-In 322 E. Marion St. Shelby (704) 482-3936 facebook.com/Taste-T-DriveIn-164774383640508 The Depot 202 Price St. Lattimore (704) 434-5200 depot-american-restaurant. business.site Alston Bridges Barbecue 620 Grover St. Shelby (704) 482-1998 alstonbridgesbbq.com Red Bridges Barbecue 2000 E. Dixon Blvd. Shelby (704) 482-8567 bridgesbbq.com The Honey Hog 4629 Fallston Rd. Fallston (704) 312-6013 facebook.com/TheHoneyHog/



Newgrass Brewing Company 213 S. Lafayette St. Shelby (704) 937-1280 newgrassbrewing.com


Pfeiffer Cafe and Confections 116 E. Warren St. Shelby (704) 481-7285 facebook.com/Pfeiffer-CafeConfections


Big Red's Cafe 830 E. King St. Kings Mountain (704) 750-3166 bigredscafe.com Hannah's Coffee House 1024 E. Marion St. Shelby (704) 419-2225 hannahscoffeehouse.com Lily Bean Coffee & Creamery: Uptown 108 E. Warren St. Shelby (704) 389-8150 lilybeancoffee.com LilyBean Coffee & Creamery: Midtown Drive-Thru 711 E. Marion St. Shelby (704) 419-2122 facebook.com/LilyBeanMidtown


J-Bird's Deli and Ales 106 W. Marion St. Shelby (704) 406-9641 jbirdsdeliandales.com


Bull Dog Quick Snack 131 N. Main St. Boiling Springs (704) 434-9336 bulldog-quik-snak.business.site/

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Shelby Cafe 220 S. Lafayette St. Shelby (704) 487-8461 shelby-cafe.com/ Snack Shop Family Restaurant 103 S. Main St. Boiling Springs (704) 434-7851 facebook.com/ TheSnackShopFamilyRestaurant

Fine Dining

133 West 133 W. Mountain St. Kings Mountain (704) 750-4100 133west.com Bistro 214 214 S. Lafayette St. Ste A Shelby (704) 481-8882 bistro214.com


La Bella Vita Italian 246 N. Main St. Boiling Springs (704) 326-7020 labellavitaitaliangrill.com The Streets of Naples Pizzeria and Ristorante 238 S. Cherokee St. Kings Mountain (704) 750-3336 streetsofnaplespizzeria.com Toscano's Bistro 5 E. Marion St. Shelby (980) 404-0896 toscanosbistro.com


Don Ramon Mexican 1203 E. Marion St. Shelby (704) 482-0077 donramonmexican.webs.com Lupita Express 1664 S Lafayette St. Shelby (704) 600-6133 facebook.com/LupitaExpress1664 Mi Pueblito 213 W. Warren St. Shelby (704) 482-5155 mipubs.com


Kelly's Seafood 1204 E. Dixon Blvd. Shelby (704) 482-9941 facebook.com/ kellysseafoodshelby Love's Fish Box 1104 Shelby Rd. Shelby (704) 739-4036 lovesfishbox.net


Upscale Soulfood Restaurant and Catering 2305 S. Post Rd. Shelby (704) 482-4050 facebook.com/ UpscaleSoulfoodandCatering


Sumo Sushi & Hibachi 1167 E. Marion St. Shelby (704) 419-2117


Auntie Seng's Thai 318 E. Gold St. Kings Mountain (704) 750-4026 Thai Hut 202 W. Mountain St. Kings Mountain (704) 750-4708 facebook.com/ThaiHutRestaurant


Phyllis' Sweet Shop 125 N. Trade St. Shelby (704) 484-1900 facebook.com/pages/PhyllisSweet-Shop/796494163723781 Sweet House Bakery 200 W. Marion St. Shelby (704) 616-4017 facebook.com/pg/ sweethousebakery.km Uptown Sweets and Treats 221 S. Lafayette St. Shelby (980) 404-0167 facebook.com/ uptownsweetsandtreats



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Music, Arts & Culture


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leveland County is the Land of Rhythm & Roots – the birthplace of musical legends Earl Scruggs and Don Gibson – where our music, arts, and cultural offerings are woven into the fabric of both local history and everyday life. Today, this heritage goes modern, inspiring our local musicians, artists, and performers to follow in their forefathers’ footsteps: to innovate, push boundaries, and create art both rooted in legacy and entirely their own. Explore our exhibits and galleries, performances and pottery studios, to discover the creative side of Cleveland County!



In honor of our rich musical heritage, Cleveland County is a must-visit stop and dedicated hub on the Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina (part of the greater Blue Ridge Heritage Trail). Begin your visit at the Earl Scruggs Center and discover Cleveland County’s native son and legendary musician, who innovated the “Scruggs-style” five-string, three-finger banjo playing that, together with Bill Monroe’s mandolin, helped weave a foundation for what is now called bluegrass music. Can’t get enough of North Carolina’s musical stylings and heritage treasures? Snag your tickets to a show at Don Gibson Theatre and, if you can time your visit right, don’t miss the phenomenal Earl Scruggs Music Festival, which features 20+ artists and two days of rhythm, Americana, workshops, and great eats.


If rhythm flows through Cleveland County’s veins, then creativity fuels our souls. Begin your tour of our local arts scene with a visit to North Carolina Musicians Mural Trail, which wends through the state. Uptown Shelby is proud home to two of the nine stops, which pay painted homage to local musicians who have influenced a nation’s music: Earl Scruggs (bluegrass) and Don Gibson (Nashville sound). Then, step into arts of a different sort at the Cleveland County Arts Council and Southern Arts Society at Kings Mountain, where you can peruse the exhibits and learn about local artists. Be sure to visit our local galleries and pottery studios, and check out our Event Calendar for more on the Film Festival, Carolina Pottery Festival, Arts on the Square, and other events. 20

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Immerse yourself in the life and culture of Cleveland County – in the everyday moments that make us smile and the seasonal happenings we always look forward to! Year-round, mark your itinerary and visit our outstanding Saturday Farmers Market, a celebration of local talent and goods produced right here, in (and around) Cleveland County. Fill your basket with everything from seasonal greens and berries to mushrooms and veggies – all certified and grown within 50 miles – as well as other staples, including honey, artisan dairy, eggs, meat and fish, and flowers. Baked goods, sweets, and handmade crafts are also available. Midweek (Wednesday and Thursday) markets held seasonally.

Liberty Mountain

THE REVOLUTIONARY DRAMA Visit Liberty Mountain and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the American Revolution. This part-play, part-immersive production reels its audience in with handcrafted costumes, realistic special effects, and larger-than-life battle scenes, all while relating the story of the resourceful settlers who came to the Carolinas and played a crucial role in gaining the nation’s independence.

LOCAL ARTISTS. GREAT GIFTS. SHOP CREATIVELY. 104 E Warren Street, Uptown Shelby 704-487-0256




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Greenway trails Shadyside Dragway Local cuisine/drinks Gardner-Webb University Rodeo and livestock showcases Family and pet-friendly parks Overnight stays available at AmericInn by Wyndham Boiling Springs


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he great Carolina outdoors flows through our souls. Explore a little and discover the outdoor opportunities of Cleveland County. They may just be the reason you extend your stay (and then, come again)! Whether you prefer to paddle down the river or relax in your hammock, attack a challenging hike or lean into a carrousel ride, there’s something about Cleveland County that’s sure to capture your heart and thrill your senses. KINGS MOUNTAIN GATEWAY TRAIL The Kings Mountain Gateway Trail is a great spot for a short or long walk, hike or ride. Trails are ten feet wide and suitable for pedestrians and bikes. Don’t miss the beautiful bamboo forest (pictured). Check out Cardio Hill or visit the plateau and be rewarded with the 5,000 square foot butterfly garden to enjoy.

BROAD RIVER Born of the Blue Ridge Mountains and mother to Atlantic tidewaters, the Broad River has long forged a path from North Carolina’s foothills to the sea. Decades ago, Cleveland County banded together to preserve and protect this important ecosystem and recreational wonderland. Located in Boiling Springs, the Broad River offers miles of hiking and horseback riding trails, swimming, and picnic spots. 25

FIRST BROAD RIVER A tributary that flows into the Broad River, the First Broad River is located in Shelby and is home to a new trail system, a suspension bridge, and miles of walking along the Twin Trestle Trail, the City of Shelby Greenway System, and the First Broad River Trail, where you can canoe and kayak. SHELBY CITY PARK The City of Shelby City Park unfolds over 150 acres of outdoor recreational paradise: ball fields and a playground, tennis courts and the nine-hole Royster Memorial Golf Course, outdoor volleyball and a sitting garden, horseshoes and a croquet court, paved walking tracks and the City Park Gym. And then, there’s the onsite Cleveland County Sports Hall of Fame, a restored Rotary Miniature Train, and the beloved, historic Herschell-Spillman Carousel. Dating from 1919, this once-traveling carrousel has been completely restored by local artisans and now beckons the young and young-at-heart to delight in its painted scenery panels and 1923 Artizan/Wurlitzer Military Band organ, paired with 32 gorgeous painted steeds, two hand-carved chariots, and wheelchair spaces. Enjoy the carrousel for the vintage price of just 50¢!


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FOOTHILLS PUBLIC SHOOTING COMPLEX Hone your aim and polish your skills at this outdoor shooting complex, featuring eight cold ranges, including an archery practice range and challenging 5-Stand, Skeet and Trap Fields. Everything from fixed target stands designed for precision rifles to steel targets and handgun practice, Shotgun Skeet, Trap and 5-Stand Fields, the facility delivers plenty of challenge and exciting opportunity.

Fun for All

PICKLEBALL Practice your swing at Cleveland County’s newest pickleball court, a former Suttle Tennis Complex court that was repurposed in July 2021 after extensive fundraising. The new court expands the county’s play space from the indoor court at Shelby City Park. Up for the challenge? Play a pickup game and, when you’re ready, check out the area’s clubs and leagues, including the Cleveland County Pickleball Association and Broad River Pickleball.

Historic Drive-in Movie Theater

Get your popcorn on at our friendly neighborhood drive-ins where you can enjoy everything from movie classics to the newest releases. The Sunset Drive-In Theatre is a Cleveland County icon, owned and operated by three generations and featuring a radio signal (97.7 FM!) and snack stand (outside food permitted).


124 W Gold St, Kings Mountain, NC 28086

(980) 429-5788

124 West Mountain Street • Kings Mountain, NC • 704-271-9661 uncommonartisan.com | sales@uncommonartisan.net | @uncommonartisans

Women’s Boutique

J AC K (704) 750-3868 209 S Battleground Ave http://www.jackandgeorgia.com/ Kings Mountain, NC 28086 shopjackandgeorgia@gmail.com

Mountain Holiday, LLC 110 West Mountain Street P.O. Box 2195 Kings Mountain, NC 28086

704-750-4057 Monday


Tuesday thru Friday 10 to 5:30 Saturday

10 to 2:00



Specialty Gift and Christmas Shop

830 E King St Kings Mountain, NC 28086

(704) 750-3166

Italy in Every Bite

MONDAY | TUESDAY & THURSDAY | FRIDAY & SATURDAY CLOSED 10:30AM - 9 PM 10:30AM - 10:00PM SUNDAY 11:00AM - 9:00PM 238 Cherokee Street • Kings Mountain, NC 28086 • 704.750.3336

TRACKSIDE TRADER Boutique/Furniture/Accessories Sharon Horne 704-734-3483 sfhorne57@gmail.com

210 S. Railroad Avenue Kings Mountain, NC 28086 www.tracksidetrader.com

All-Paca for All Seasons

100% Alpaca Layering System – Made in the USA Last year, we introduced the All-Paca ® shirt – and a completely new class of performance fabric. But that was just the beginning. In colder months, our 100% alpaca hoodies, buffs, beanies and infinity scarves allow you to layer up and keep warm. And our original performance shirts are perfect on their own to stay cool and dry on those hot summer hikes.


Check out our entire collection at appalachiangearcompany.com

807 South Battleground Ave Kings Mountain NC



(704) 739-2989 A one stop shop for your lifestyle needs 832 E King St Kings Mountain, NC 28086

233 S Battleground Ave Kings Mountain, NC 28086

(704) 913-2285

Gold Street Gold Street Pub & Pool Hall 126 W. Gold St., Kings Mountain, NC

212 S. Railroad Ave Kings Mountain, NC

(704) 750-7051 @TracksideWineKM

1549 Ike Brooks Dr Kings Mountain, NC 28086


here North Carolina’s landscapes begin to ripple and the foothills wave their ascent toward the Blue Ridge Mountains, the fertile soils and creative souls of Cleveland County have harnessed tradition and bottled Southern charm. Follow your palate to distill delight and brew memories, along our burgeoning craft beverage trail.





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NEWGRASS BREWING COMPANY Cleveland County’s first brewery, Newgrass hits that just-right balance of brew humor and serious quality: Not only can you sample selections like Fiddler’s Dream (American/IPA) and its ominous counterpart, Fiddler’s Nightmare (Imperial/Double), or Forced Laughter (Berliner Weisse) and the Bridges of Woe (American Imperial/Double), but you can also sip on the outdoor patio while you chow down on locally sourced, awardwinning pub grub. Leashed pets welcome. BAKER BUFFALO CREEK VINEYARD & WINERY Named for the Buffalo Creek that winds through North Carolina’s fruitful hills, this centenarian homestead, vineyard, and winery grows eight varietals of grapes – chardonnay, scuppernong, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, Riesling, traminette, and red muscadine – and produces a variety of dry and sweet wines. Reserve a tasting to meet the makers and try them all, or visit without a reservation and drink in the lovely scenery! Leashed pets welcome. VERONÉT VINEYARDS & WINERY The perfect blend of New World tastes and Southern charms, Veronét is both exactly what you’d expect and everything you’d hope for your vineyard experience. Here, set amidst the pines and against a backdrop of Crowders Mountain & The Pinnacle, the winery offers your choice of tasting flights, by-the-glass sips, and full bottles, paired with charcuterie picnic boxes, nuts and crackers, and a seasonal menu. Leashed pets welcome. 33


Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard and Winery 3521 Fallston-Waco Rd., Lawndale (704) 538-9927 bakerbuffalocreek.com

Veronet Vineyard and Winery 1549 Ike Brooks Dr. Kings Mountain (704) 466-3578 veronetwine.com/#/

Newgrass Brewing Company 213 S. Lafayette St. Shelby (704) 937-1280 newgrassbrewing.com

The Vintage Dog 131 E College Ave. Boiling Springs (704) 466-3024 facebook.com/vintageandbeer




Trackside Wine and Spirits 212 S. Railroad Ave. Kings Mountain (704) 750-7051 facebook.com/TracksideWineKM/

Recycle Canteen 505 S. Lafayette St. Shelby (704) 406-9833 facebook.com/ReCycleCanteen

Dragonfly Wine Market 101 W. Warren St. Shelby (704) 466-3024 dragonflywinemarket.com

Revolution Brewhouse 211 S Battleground Ave. Kings Mountain (704) 750-4372 revolutionbrewhouse.com




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Morgan And Wells

Lady Ann Room

La Sal Room



Places to Stay


n the cozy foothills of North Carolina, sleep in a converted red tour bus or stay in a historic bed-andbreakfast, curl up in an antique four-poster or overnight at an 1880s farmhouse. Relish the joys of Cleveland County!

Embrace architectural charm at Morgan & Wells Bed & Breakfast, a traditional 1900s Craftsman-style home with five guestrooms and a spa. Strum to the beat of your own banjo at Scott & Karen’s red school bus, once a tour bus and today a unique overnight. Experience the treasures of old at the Price Family Farmstead, home to nearly 150 years of history. And at The Hunt House, 60 acres of scenic grounds welcome you to disc golf, walking trails, and rocking chairs on the front porch. Whether you’re in town for a weekend or a week, Cleveland County’s diverse accommodations – from national brands to historic homes – are the kind of place that bid you cozy up by a fireside and delight in a sky full of stars, stroll rugged trails and wake to the harmonies of the foothills.


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(704) 482-5666 www.comfortinn.com

(704) 480-0881 www.countryinns.com

(704) 487-8688 www.marriott.com

(704) 487-2800 www.hilton.com/en/hampton/

(704) 734-0014 www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress

Comfort Inn - Shelby 2012 E. Marion St., Shelby

Country Inn and Suites 2001 E. Dixon Blvd., Shelby

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriot 1715 E Dixon Blvd., Shelby

Hampton Inn & Suites 2001-B East Dixon Blvd., Shelby

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites 100 Woodlake Pkwy., Kings Mountain


Interior Corridors



Complimentary Breakfast

Camping and additional hotels available on our website.

(704) 313-9453 www.wyndhamhotels.com

AmericInn 428 E College Ave., Boiling Springs



(704) 471-0441 www.affordablesuites.com

Handicapped Accessible

Affordable Suites of America 920 Grove St., Shelby

Places to Stay







A place for all seasons... Protecting, preserving and enhancing the Broad River Greenway’s natural and cultural resources for educational and recreational opportunities.


Hiking | History & Education | Scavenger Hunts | Kids In Parks & Story Walk | Orienteering Course | Pack-in Campsite | Picnic at the Greenway | Fishing Pier & Observation Deck | Playground | Boat Launch | Lending Library

Mailing Address P.O. Box 1015 Boiling Springs, NC 28017

Ranger Station 704-434-0040

Physical Address 126 Broad River Dr. Shelby, NC 28152

For more information:

Picnic Shelter





103 S LAFAYETTE STREET SHELBY, NC 28150 704.487.6233



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The City Of Shelby Parks and Recreation Department is comprised of 300 beautiful acres, and has something for all to enjoy!

Shelby City Park 850 West Sumter St

Championship Caliber Athletic Fields, Playgrounds, Picnic Areas, Aquatics Center, Nine Hole Golf Course, Tennis Courts, Gymnatorium, Meeting Rooms, Carrousel and Train

All-Aboard Park


Shelby Aquatic Center 10 lane Olympic Swimming Pool open from Memorial Day through Labor Day


Royster Memorial Golf Course

Bobby Bell Pavilion

The course provides a unique golfing experience for players of every skill level and offers challenging holes and affordable rates. RMGC has become a favorite of golfers for over 70 years

Uptown Shelby

Beautiful event venue and home of the Foothills Farmers Market

Hanna Park

1655 McBrayer Springs Rd

Holly Oak Park

809 Holly Oak Rd

Features Clarence Palmer Community Center, Activity Center for Family Events, Playground, Fishing Ponds, Picnic Areas, and Nature Trails

Features the Magnolia Pavilion that seats up to 150 people, Smaller Picnic Areas, Multipurpose Athletic Complex, Playground, Nature Trails, and Views of the Blue Ridge Mountains

PARKS AND REC: DID YOU KNOW? RMGC is open 364 days of the year, closed on Christmas Day. It's like playing in the mountains without the drive!

The Carrousel originated in 1919 and was restored for a reopening in 1998. The cost to ride is only fifty cents.

The Bobby Bell Pavilion was renamed in 2021 to pay homage to pro football Hall of Famer and Shelby, NC native, Bobby Bell.

Shelby Aquatic Center is a 10 lane Olympic sized pool with a high and low diving board.

704.484.6821 w w w .ci t y of sh el by .com / pa r k s

Events February

"Treasures of the Earth" Pottery Show & Sale Shelby 704-484-2787 ccartscouncil.org/Treasures.htm


Photo Credit: Victorian Rose Studio

The Don Gibson Singer Songwriter Symposium Shelby 704-487-8114 dongibsonsingersongwriter.com


Foothills Merry Go Round Festival Shelby 704-484-6866 cityofshelby.com/departments/parks-and-recreation/eventsother-information


Nitrous Nationals at Shadyside Dragway Facebook @ShadysideDragway 704-434-2895 http://shadysidedragway.net

Art of Sound Festival Shelby 704-484-2787 ccartscouncil.org/artofsound Arts On The Square in Uptown Shelby Shelby 704-487-0256 FB@ArtsontheSquareUptownShelby


Liberty Mountain - The Revolutionary Drama Kings Mountain 704-730-9408 libertymountaindrama.com Red, White and Boom Festival Kings Mountain 704-730-2101 kingsmountainevents.com NC Beach Blast Festival Kings Mountain 704-730-2101 kingsmountainevents.com 40

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Real to Reel International Film Festival Kings Mountain 704-484-2787 www.ccartscouncil.org/realtoreel


7th Inning Stretch Festival Shelby 704-600-6599 7thinningstretch.cc American Legion World Series Shelby 704-466-3103 americanlegionworldseries.com


Earl Scruggs Music Festival Tryon earlscruggsmusicfest.com Cleveland County Fair Shelby 704-487-0651 clevelandcountyfair.com


Carolina Pottery Festival Shelby 704-484-2787 ccartscouncil.org/carolinapottery/


Uptown Shelby Christmas on the Square Shelby 704-484-3100 uptownshelby.com


NC Liver Mush Festival: Mush, Music & Mutts Shelby 704-484-4800 landofrhythm.com/events

Gardner Webb University Festival of LightsBoiling Springs 704-406-4000 gardner-webb.edu/academics/colleges-schools/arts-andsciences/festival-of-lights/

Kings Mountain Christmas Kings Mountain 704-730-2101 kingsmountainchristmas.com



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FOOTHILLS PUBLIC SHOOTING COMPLEX 283 Field Rd. Cherryville, NC 28021 ccgr.admin@clevelandcountync.gov


EVENTS February

Treasures of the Earth Pottery Show Bowling for Dollars


Student Art Competition


County Art Competition


Outdoor Living & Garden Tour Art of Sound Music Festival


Real to Reel Film Festival

June - July - August Summer Art Camps

September Chalk Fest!


Carolina Pottery Festival

November - December

Handmade for the Holidays Find us on

111 S. Washington Street, Shelby, NC - 704-484-2787 - www.ccartscouncil.org

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, The Banker's House opens its doors to the public for several events throughout the year. Here are examples of how YOU can experience this exquisite house!  Tours of the house are offered for $7 per person the First Friday of each month and upon request for parties of six or more.  Our signature event, the Kentucky Derby Party, is held on the first Saturday in May.  Our Christmas Reveal kicks the holiday season off on the first Friday in December.  YOU can book this amazing house and grounds for your own special event!

Contact Us!

Carolyn@TheBankersHouse.org April@TheBankersHouse.org


www.TheBankersHouse.org 319 N. Lafayette St. Shelby, NC 28150


3521 Fallston-Waco Rd. Lawndale, NC 28090

704-616-3885 | www.bakerbuffalocreek.com

Gift Shop & Gallery


301 N. Piedmont Ave. (NC 216) Kings Mountain, NC 28086 Hours: Tues-Sat 10 am – 3 pm Admission is Free – 704.739.5585

Public Art

Earl Sruggs


Kings Mountain Patriots Park Mural Shelby Mural


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Don Gibson Mural Don Gibson LP Art

Jimm y Wa Mura yne l

Bobby Bell Mural


Voted Best We Know How To Entertain


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August 11-16, 2022 August 10-15, 2023

DON’Twant to miss the NEXT TWO YEARS www.AmericanLegionWorldSeries.com


Where Bright Futures Ignite

110 South Main Street P.O. Box 997 Boiling Springs, NC 28017 (704) 406-4000 48


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