Concord, NC is a city that is rich in history that dates back over 200 years, but it is also a city that is home to some very big entertainment venues! This week we would like to explore four of those venues. The Charlotte Motor Speedway, Great Wolf Lodge, SEA LIFE Aquarium and Concord Mills outlet mall.
Charlotte Motor Speedway - Built in 1959 by Bruton Smith, The Charlotte Motor Speedway is considered the home track for NASCAR and many of its teams. Although stock car racing may be the first thought when talking about the speedway the large 2000 acre facility includes a four wide drag strip for NHRA events, and a dirt track that hosts the World of Outlaws. Events at the speedway are many which include: NASCAR's All-Star race and the Coke-Cola 600, Auto Fair, Bank of America 500 NASCAR race, Goodguys Southeastern Nationals, NHRA Four-Wide Nationals and the World of Outlaws Finals.
Great Wolf Lodge - An indoor water park and resort built by families for families, Great Wolf Lodge is an icon in the family hospitality industry. Opening in 2009, the Concord location has an 80,000 square foot waterpark that includes 11 water slides, 4 story tree house water fort and four refreshing splash and play pools. This resort also has many dining and shopping choices making it a one place stop for a long weekend or a family vacation.
SEA LIFE Aquarium - This 36,000 square foot facility located inside beautiful Concord Mills Outlet Mall opened in 2014 and is the home to over 5,000 sea creatures. The aquarium includes interactive touch pools and a 360 degree ocean tunnel. SEA LIFE is also involved with several conservation activities including seahorse breeding, seal rescues and re-homing for injured or disabled aquatic creatures.
Concord Mills Mall - If shopping is your thing, then Concord Mills is the place for you! Opened in 1999 this 1.4 million square foot shopping mall is the home to 200 stores and services. Concord Mills contains many outlet and big box stores such as Bass Pro Shops, Burlington Coat Factory and Bed Bath & Beyond along with entertainment venues such as AMC Theaters and SEA LIFE aquarium.
So whether your are looking for 200 mph action or just lounging by the pool, Concord has something for everyone!