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Any day can be an adventure in Statesville, NC!  

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There is still a place . . . 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.

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Book Your Hot Air Balloon Ride in Statesville, NC Today! 

You don't have to wait for an event to take a hot air balloon ride in Statesville, NC.  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—the best times of day for ballooning, when the winds are usually calm. There’s no better way to start or end your day!

How high would you like to fly? On a clear day you can see up to 50 miles —see the Brushy Mountains, Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Pilot Mountain, and hear the creek gurgling beneath the branches! Most any day can be an adventure!
Statesville, NC Chosen as the 3rd Overnight Stop for the... Wit Tuttell, the Executive Director of Visit NC, has revealed the exciting news that Statesville, North Carolina, has been selected as t...
Senator Vickie Sawyer Named 2023 NCTIA Legislator of the... Senator Vickie Sawyer of Iredell/Mecklenburg was honored as the 2023 Legislator of the Year at the North Carolina Tourism Industry Assoc...
2022 Visitor Impact for Iredell CountyDomestic and international visitors to and within Iredell County spent $367.9 million in 2022, an increase of 12.8% from 2021. The data ...

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