A Place Where Your Imagination Takes Flight

Statesville, NC

There is still a place that can elevate your mood, your sense of wonder, and your spirit.

A charming place – Statesville, nestled in the brushy mountains of NC at the intersection of I-77 and I-40.

A place you can kickstart your day in a historic downtown setting with locally roasted coffee and friendly smiles.

A place where if you’re looking for a different speed, you’ll find one with our many outdoor outfitters. Choose from lake activities or even bike rentals or recommendations for our area parks and trails.

No matter your taste, be sure to take a moment to enjoy one of the 80 unique local restaurants, each bursting with its own original flavors. From one-of-a-kind eateries to cafes, pizzerias, and fine dining — where local chefs serve amazing food and craft cocktails in warm and welcoming spaces.

All this in a place just steps away from quiet and peaceful accommodations.

Travel back in time to when the colonial frontier was being forged – and hear the storied events that unfolded at Fort Dobbs State Historic Site. 

A place where your imagination takes flight with a hot air balloon ride over the beautiful scenic vistas for over 50 miles of viewing on a clear day. Let the quiet ascent into the cloud change your perspective and lift your outlook.

You don’t have to wait for an event to take a hot air balloon ride in Statesville. Local balloon pilots are scheduling flights twice a day, weather permitting, seven days a week, all year round.

You can choose a sunrise flight at dawn or a sunset flight, about two hours before the sun goes down.

As the ballooning capital of the East and home to the Carolina BalloonFest as well as one of the nation’s oldest balloon manufacturers, our city’s unique beauty extends well beyond the tree line.

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Statesville. From live music filling the Downtown studios to the belting beats encircling stages in nightlife establishments and patios.

While in Statesville, stop in to see Ben Long’s fresco “Images at the Crossroads,” welcoming all who pass through the Statesville Civic Center foyer.

And when you’re ready to wind down, stop by Southern Distilling Company, a local award-winning distillery specializing in another Statesville tradition, the art of Bourbon making. A true Southern star.

From fun-filled activities to incredible dining and shopping, you’ll want to Discover Statesville, NC – Where It All Comes Together! 

We are Statesville, All American, yet uniquely North Carolina. We are creating a dynamic future for ourselves, while maintaining the values and quality of life that we cherish. We invite you to be our guest, and discover Statesville – a community of people committed to our heritage, our citizens, our visitors and our future. www.visitstatesville.com