Plenty of things to keep you busy in Matthews

Travel about 20 miles to the thrill rides at Carowinds or the race track at the Richard Petty Driving Experience, both guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping. When you choose the Country Inn & Suites in Matthews, NC, you put yourself close to a number of exciting attractions, including Discovery Place and the Mint Museum of Art, just 14 miles away in downtown Charlotte. Race fans can also get to the Lowe's Motor Speedway and the North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame with ease thanks to our location off US 74 and I-485. If you're in town on business, you'll appreciate being close to Bank of America Corporate Center and Harris Teeter headquarters.
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14.32 mi / 23.04 km from the hotel
Climb aboard all 13 thrill rides at this theme park, or spend the day cooling off in the water park or watching live shows. If you're traveling with family, stop by Planet Snoopy for plenty of Peanuts™-themed attractions.

Charlotte Motor Speedway

17.7 mi / 28.49 km from the hotel
Located 13 miles from downtown Charlotte, the speedway hosts NASCAR racing, including the Coca-Cola 600, the Monster Energy All-Star Race and the Bank of America 500. The complex is also home to the only concrete, four-lane drag strip in the U.S.

Discovery Place Science

12.39 mi / 19.94 km from the hotel
Both children and adults love this interactive museum, where they can take a selfie with a massive T. rex skeleton, journey through the human body using virtual reality and create art on a giant LED board.

Fourth Ward

12.56 mi / 20.21 km from the hotel
Don't miss strolling the streets of Charlotte's most historic neighborhoods known as the Fourth Ward, featuring restored Victorian houses and a number of art and entertainment venues.

Historic Rosedale Plantation

12.43 mi / 20.01 km from the hotel
Carve out time for a guided tour of this federal-style plantation house that offers a glimpse of how Charlotte appeared in the early 1800s.

North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame

35 mi / 56.32 km from the hotel
If you've ever wondered about the history of motorsports, a visit to this nearby attraction in Mooresville can provide a thorough education.