How To Spend A Perfect Weekend In Friendly Statesville, North Carolina
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The charming town of Statesville is located in Iredell County, in North Carolina’s western Piedmont region, approximately 45 minutes north of Charlotte. Statesville is an ideal getaway for history buffs, adventure seekers, and those who simply want to relax.
Known as the Ballooning Capital of the East, opportunities to go up, up, and away, plus an annual balloon festival are definite draws to this friendly town. And there’s much more to see, do, and experience when you visit Statesville.
Things To Do In Statesville:
Settlers began arriving in what would become Statesville as early as 1753, and the town’s history is everywhere. Add opportunities for outdoor activities on land, water, and in the air, locally produced food and drink, and friendly residents who welcome visitors. The only challenge is deciding what to do first.
Visit Fort Dobbs
On an interpretative tour of Fort Dobbs, you’ll wander back to 1756 and the French and Indian War. At this reconstructed replica of the original fort, a knowledgeable guide in period costume takes you through the buildings and grounds of this short-lived, but historically relevant installation. The tour takes approximately 1 hour, and by the time you leave, you will have gained an understanding of the soldiers and how they lived. A guide takes visitors through the history of the fort, the war, and its aftermath.
Discover The Fun And Funky At Statesville Sculpture Garden
Located at the corner of Water and Center Streets, the Statesville Sculpture Garden encourages you to take a break and enjoy some touchable art. No doubt the sculptors know precisely what their work represents, but that shouldn’t inhibit you or your imagination.
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We are proud to be the quintessential NC community in the middle of one of the world’s most dynamic regions.
We are Statesville, North Carolina and we are proud of our 250 year history, tightly woven tales of our land, our resources, our people, and our spirit. Founded by pioneers who were drawn to our fertile soil and abundant water, we were built around the grounds of the Fourth Creek Meeting House. Soon after, we became the gateway to the frontier, as Fort Dobbs was built to protect this rich land from the vast unknown. We are proud to be the quintessential North Carolina community in the middle of one of the world’s most dynamic regions. We are serious about business, and our success can be seen in the companies that have chosen to call Statesville home. Our proximity to both Charlotte and Winston Salem makes us an entry point to major markets, where there is no better place to combine outstanding quality of life, exceptional climate, strong industrial roots, and unmatched proximity to the entire eastern half of our nation. Our history surrounds us. From Fort Dobbs to Mitchell Community College, from Allison Woods to the Fourth Creek Burying Grounds, our stories of yesteryear can still be lived today. Walk our vibrant downtown, see the beautiful historic homes, churches, and shops that make our community an amazing place to discover and live. We celebrate our community with our amazing events, from the bustling streets of our Art Crawls to the breathtaking Carolina BalloonFest. Children dance downtown during Friday after Five, and light up for Pumpkin Fest and the Christmas parade. We are the best of all worlds. We give you room to breathe. We are close enough, yet worlds away. We are city life and outdoor discovery. We are the wooded shores of Lake Norman, and scenic vistas of the Brushy Mountains. We are industry and agriculture. We are friends and neighbors, sharing in this authentic place. 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.