Quality Inn & Suites
715 Sullivan Road
Statesville, NC 28677-3439
Phone: (704) 878-2721
Fax: (704) 873-6694
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.
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.
Iredell Museums displays some extraordinary art works of local artists. The museum's exhibits keep changing and it provides a great platform for the region's budding artists to showcase their talent.
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.