125 Turnersburg Hwy.
Statesville, NC 28677
Phone: (704) 878-2400
Fax: (704) 878-9838
Arts & Museums
Kid's Play is home to several innovative displays which engage children in various interactive lessons and activities. The museum also has rotating exhibits apart from interesting science displays.
"The mission of Iredell Museums is to preserve, promote, and provide learning experiences in culture, heritage, science and the arts. The organization operates Court Street Gallery, the Heritage Farmstead and the Children's Play Space, an interactive children's museum."
Museum of Mountain Bike Art & Technology, popularly known as MOMBAT, is dedicated to this sport and the engineering of a mountain bike. Located within the First Flight Bikes store, in downtown Statesville, this museum houses over 400 vintage cycles. The museum will show you, how the bike is more than just a vehicle, it is a work of art. Intricate details such as the paint, the spikes and more. The exhibits also highlights how the technology of bike-manufacturing has changed over the years.
"Built around 1832-1860, this Greek Revival two-story frame house is one of the oldest structures in Statesville. In 1865 it served as headquarters for Governor Zebulon Vance during his exile from the state capitol during the last months of the Civil War. The house is now operated as a museum by the United Daughters of the Confederacy."
"Darshana Hall Plantation is a private residence and was designated a National Historic Place by the US Department of the Interior in 1973. Land Grant 1744, built 1753. Tours by Reservaton Only"
Race car enthusiasts can zoom down to Mooresville, to the North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame. A shrine for all kinds of racing, this venue has a museum, a gallery and a gift shop all dedicated to this speedy sport. Check out the gleaming cars, NASCAR uniforms, paintings, films and more on display. A stop at the gift shop is inevitable, as any visitor will want to pick up some racing memorabilia to carry back home!
Christa Faut's gallery consists of contemporary designs in sculpture, jewelry, paintings, et al. Located in quiet Cornelius, the gallery holds exhibitions regularly, past ones include "Kenneth Freed: Tightly Enveloped In The Eternal”. Also find creations by well-known as well as lesser known artists—Joanna Wardell, Nell Chandler, Chris Hawthorne, and Joan Tweedy to name a few. The place is a must-visit for all art lovers and collectors.