Things to Do

Neighborhood Explorer: Mooresville

Whether you want to enjoy soaking up the sun on the lake, or snap some truly Instagram-worthy images at a drive-thru safari, you’ll find an adventure you love when you head to Mooresville.

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Located just 30 minutes north of Uptown Charlotte, here are just a few reasons why you’ll want to explore Mooresville.

All dining and attraction hours of operation in Mooresville are subject to change due to COVID-19.

Lazy 5 Ranch - Photography by Robert Kisiah

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Experience the thrill of surfing the wake behind a boat on beautiful Lake Norman. Book a lesson from a pro to get the most out of your session. Or if relaxing is more your speed, rent a paddleboard and discover the shores of the largest manmade lake in North Carolina. Hike or bike those shores at Lake Norman State Park. Get your heart racing at GoPro Motorplex, a world-class karting track where you can race against your friends in go-karts that reach speeds up to 55 miles per hour. Round out the day by getting up-close and personal to domestic and exotic animals as you drive through Lazy 5 Ranch, or reserve a private animal encounter at Zootastic Park.

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Whether you’re up for a casual seafood lunch overlooking the waterfront or want to have a swanky night out, Mooresville boasts several locally owned restaurants and unique dining experiences that
everyone can enjoy.

Grab an authentic Neapolitan pie from Aliño Pizzeria (try: the Bellucci or the Margherita); dine on the lakeside patio at The Blue Parrot Grill, serving frozen cocktails, mouthwatering burgers and sandwiches; or have a romantic night for two at Epic Chophouse, dishing out steak, seafood and desserts in a circa 1888 building in the heart of downtown.

Next up, it’s time to check out Mooresville’s craft brew scene. Try one of 20 distinct beers at Ghostface Brewing Brewery & Pizzeria– ranging from a Knight to Remember (dark, delicious and full bodied) to #AllHopsMatter (using five juicy hops); sip on a brew from Jolly Roger Brewery, which won the bronze award at the North Carolina Brewers Cup in 2019; or hang outside on the patio at King Canary Brewing, a craft brewpub specializing in IPAs, sours and dessert inspired stouts.

Paddleboarding in Lake Norman - Photo courtesy of Stephen Ridge

Visit

Come visit us at the Mooresville Visitors Center at Langtree at the Lake, or check out visitmooresville.com to find your next adventure.