Kannapolis is a town in North Carolina, roughly 15 minutes north of Charlotte by car. It is known primarily as the home of the Earnhardt auto-racing family, and the former home of a large textile industry. It is being revitalized as a bedroom community of Charlotte with a population of just under 50,000 residents.

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From Interstate 85 North, take exit 58, 60, or 63.

The Kannapolis Amtrak station is found at 201 South Main Street.

Concord Kannapolis Area Transit offers service from Concord.

North Carolina Music Hall of Fame, Kannapolis
  • NC Research Campus. 
  • The Dale Trail. A self-guided tour of important landmarks in the life of Dale Earnhardt. 
  • 35.5032-80.63271 Village Park, 700 W C St, +1-704-920-4343, e-mail: parks@kannapolisnc.gov. 8AM-9PM. Beautiful 17-acre park featuring North Carolina’s only 2-story carousel and train that runs around the park. Splash Pad is fun for kids and enjoyable for adults. Entry to the park is free, with the train, carousel, and splash pad being $1.50 each. Free summer concert series features names such as 38 Special and Diamond Rio. During winter, the park is transformed into a winter wonderland with over 300,000 Christmas lights. Tickets during Christmas to train and carousel $2 each. (updated Feb 2018)

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