2024-25 Destination Guide



Downtown Kannapolis


Just north of Concord, the city of Kannapolis chronicles much of Cabarrus County’s story throughout its attractions and revitalized downtown.

Discover how music and motorsports intertwine at the NC Music Hall of Fame and Curb Museum. Located in the same space, this duo im merses guests in the history of two essential North Carolina experiences by showcasing the legacies of artists, racers and beyond.

As the hometown of Dale Earnhardt, Sr., Kannapolis is a fascinating destination for race fans. In downtown, a larger-than-life statue honors the legendary driver at Dale Earnhardt Tribute Plaza. A short drive away, fans will find more motorsports points of interest including Stew art-Haas Racing. This NASCAR team welcomes visitors to see race day preparations and grab the latest gear at the gift shop.

With Amtrak situated on Main Street, Kannapolis is also a must-visit for train travelers. Steps from the station, downtown provides an oasis of local restaurants, shops, and beautiful outdoor spaces. Trails and parks are woven throughout the city supporting its endeavor of healthful living. At Village Park, check out train rides, a double-decker carousel, summer concerts, the annual Jiggy with the Piggy barbecue festival and more.

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