The Concord/Kannapolis area is served by the Concord Regional Airport where families can go and watch small planes and jets land and take off, and where hangars are available for rent for small, private aircraft.
Reed Gold Mine is the site of the first document gold find in the U.S. and is open to the public for mine tours and panning for gold by those holding on to the dreams of striking it rich.
With events scheduled on almost every day of the year and daily tours, Charlotte Motor Speedway must be seen by NASCAR fans and those merely curious about stock car racing and history. Hendrick Motorsports welcomes visitors to tour the state of the art race team facility at no charge during normal hours of operation. There is also a racing museum and team store to see while there.
If you prefer sports played with a ball instead of on wheels, catch a Kannapolis Intimidators Class A baseball game at the CMC-Northeast Stadium.