Fun Things to do in Mooresville Right Now

In Mooresville, NC, we know how to do summer! Beautiful Lake Norman is right in our back yard, and you can spend the day (or week!) floating, paddling, skiing, surfing, and more! Make new friends at an animal park or channel your inner speed demon on a world-class karting track. There are also some fun things to do indoors. Be sure to tag us in your social media photos when you are out and about so we can see how everyone is enjoying Mooresville! #visitmooresville @visitmooresville

Hit the Lake

There’s no more perfect way to enjoy Mooresville than with a day on the lake! Rent jet skis, boats, or paddleboards – or treat yourself to a professional wakesurfing lesson. Or try your hand at fishing with a guided tour. Check out our list of water activities. We’re sure you’ll find something to love!

After a day on the lake, stay waterfront with one of our lakeside restaurants. It’s the perfect way to catch a sunset and soak up the last of a lake day.

Take a Hike


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With more than 30 miles of wooded trails, Lake Norman State Park offers visitors a great way to enjoy the fresh air, abundant wildlife, and stunning scenery around Lake Norman. Take an easy trail around the lake or challenge yourself with a more moderate hike, or bring your mountain bike for a fun workout. A favorite place to bring your pups!

Go Climbing


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Cliff Hangers Climbing and Fitness Gym is a fun challenge for the whole family. This state-of-the-art indoor climbing facility features a speed wall, bouldering, and a designated kids area. All you need is comfortable clothes and determination, and their friendly staff will get you started climbing! The cafe offers snacks to keep you going, as well as a great beer selection to reward you for all of your hard work. Cliff Hangers is located at 326 Oates Road, Mooresville, NC 28117 or visit them at

Go Karting

GoPro Motorplex is a truly unique attraction in Mooresville! With karts that reach speeds of up to 55-mph around the twisty curvy track, it’s as close to auto racing as most will ever get. If the weather keeps you from experiencing the outdoor track, The Pit Indoor Kart Racing offers an under-roof solution. The 70,000 sq. ft. track is one of the largest, single indoor kart tracks in the country. With speeds of up to 45 miles per hour, and a 20-foot wide track, that means more passing, more speed, and more of that adrenaline rush. The completely indoor facility also features a climbing wall, arcade, laser tag, bumper cars and more.  The Pit Indoor Kart is located at 346 E. Plaza Drive, Mooresville NC 28117. You can visit them online at

Enjoy the Arts

Take a stroll through the Mooresville Arts Gallery, housed in the historic Mooresville Train Depot, which is on the National Register of Historic Buildings and in near-original condition. The Gallery hosts shows and displays all types of fine art. They also hold public receptions and openings for exhibits throughout the year, so check their website for events. 103 W. Center Avenue.

Be inspired with a walk through the Gallery of Argentinian artist Leandro Manzo. View his impressive collection of oversized paintings and get a glimpse into his workspace. A bonus is that it is housed inside a wing at the historic Merino Mill, with its beautiful exposed brick and beams. Gallery hours are Thursday – Sunday 3pm – 8pm. Merino Mill, 500 S. Main Street.

Get Brewing


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After a day of climbing, karting, or art, treat yourself to an afternoon or evening of beer sampling! Mooresville is home to some great craft beer breweries, pubs, and ale houses, where you are sure to find a new favorite. Take a journey on our Ale Trail to sample from our six unique breweries! Ghostface Brewing features up to 20 unique and tasty beers along with mead and ciders at any given time in their taproom. They have a second brewery, Beer Lab, which was created from the R&D (Research & Drinking) events at the original location, where they would unleash 7 new beers at a time and experiment with strange ingredients, fruit and yeast. Beer Lab features experimental beers with taps consistently changing weekly if not daily. Ghostface Brewery is located at 427 East Statesville Avenue and Beer Lab is located at 225 S. Broad Street. Both can be found online at

King Canary Brewing is a craft brew pub with charming decor and a wide range of styles in their brew selection, with a number of IPAs, fruited sours, dessert inspired stouts and everything in between. They also offer wines, light snacks, and a revolving lineup of food trucks. Located at 562 Williamson Rd, or online at

Hoptown Brewery is the newest kid on the ale block in Mooresville. Living true to their “Beer a Good Neighbor” slogan, the brewery not only offers an impressive selection in a modern space, but also gives a portion of their sales to selected local charities through their Sip it Forward program. Win-win!

Located in downtown Mooresville, (On)Tap taphouse features 23 taps of craft beers and ciders from small, independent breweries and cideries primarily in North Carolina. In addition, they have prosecco and wine on tap, can serve you craft beer flights and fill a growler for you to take home. The renovated historic building is quite beautiful and the perfect location for enjoying a brew or two. (on)Tap is located at 188 N Main St, Mooresville, NC 28115 and online at

Ultimate Ales was the first bottle shop in Mooresville and offers a revolving selection of beers and ciders on tap, as well as an extensive bottle collection. Ultimate Ales is located at 134-C Mooresville Commons Way , Mooresville, NC 28117 and online at

Enjoy your days exploring Mooresville, and remember you can always stop by our Visitor Center if you need help planning fun things to do while you are visiting!