Statesville Area Attractions

One of the greatest benefits of staying at The Kerr House Bed & Breakfast is our proximity to historic downtown Statesville, NC. The area has a little something for everyone: shopping, good food, art exhibits, wine tours, and much more. The following list is just the beginning of what Statesville and surrounding communities have to offer, so we hope you'll be able to use it as a springboard for bigger adventures.

Dining in Statesville

Dining in Statesville

Within walking distance of the Kerr House:

Risto's Place (formerly Mayo's Ristorante
Primarily Italian with enough alternate selections for all tastes.
(704) 872-5557

Mezzaluna II
Casual Fine Dining - Featuring Authentic Italian Cuisine & Seafood Delicacies.
(704) 872-7230

220 Cafe
An all American cafe and full service bar located in the heart of old town Statesville, NC.
(704) 873-7779

Twisted Oak:
An all American Bar & Grill Statesville's VERY OWN Craft Beer Restaurant.
(980) 223-8186

Chopstix Thai
Authentic Thai food.
(704) 872-5200

Worth a short drive

Mi Pueblo Mexican Grill
Good food, good prices, great service.


Hiddenite Gem Mines
The Emerald Hollow Mine is the only emerald mine in the United States open to the public for prospecting.

Raceshop Tours
Tour the exciting NASCAR Race Shops in Concord and Mooresville, N.C.

The Pit Indoor Kart Racing of North Carolina's premier entertainment destinations.

Yadkin Valley Balloon Adventures
Welcome to Yadkin Valley Balloon Adventures, Inc. offering Hot Air Balloon Rides in North Carolina...Flying from the heart of North Carolina's Wine Country.

Lake Norman Catawba Queen Lunch & Dinner Cruises
Cruises and much more...

Big oh! Balloons
Our goal is to give you a flying experience you'll never forget.


Downtown Statesville
Statesville Convention and Visitors Bureau Website...plenty of information here!

Iredell Museum of Arts & Heritage
The organization operates Court Street Gallery, the Heritage Farmstead and the Children's Play Space, an interactive children's museum.

Fort Dobbs Historic Site
Fort Dobbs State Historic Site provides a window into the tumultuous period of history known as the French and Indian War (1754-1763) or Seven Years War.

Hickory Furniture Mart
A unique mix of nearly 100 furniture outlet stores, shops and galleries. Open to the public.

High Point Furniture Market
The High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, bringing more than 85,000 people to High Point every six months. * High Point Market is only open to the trade.

Old Salem
Old Salem Museums & Gardens is a unique community of original museum buildings, authentic craftsmen practicing their trade, fascinating collections of rare antiques, and one-of-a-kind retail shopping opportunities.

Wake Forest University
Wake Forest University is in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Davidson College
Davidson is a highly selective independent liberal arts college for 1,700 students located 20 minutes north of Charlotte in Davidson, N.C.


Yadkin Valley Wine Tours
Provides a complete touring experience of the Wineries & Vineyards in the Yadkin Valley and beyond.

Yadkin Valley Wine Trail
Check here for links to more than 30 wineries in or near the Yadkin Valley.

Daveste Vineyard
Davesté, Vineyards is proud to be the first winery in Iredell County, North Carolina.

Raffaldini Vineyard
Raffaldini Vineyards was established in the Swan Creek area of the Yadkin Valley.

Windsor Run Cellars
Windsor Run Cellars is the largest wine facility in the Swan Creek AVA with over 18,000 square feet under roof.

Laurel Gray Vineyards
Laurel Gray Vineyards is located within the Swan Creek region of the Yadkin Valley.

Shadow Springs Vineyard
Shadow Springs Vineyard

Dobbins Creek Vineyard
Dobbins Creek Vineyards is set against the backdrop of the beautiful Swan Creek area in the Yadkin Valley.

Ray Len Vineyard
Taste the wines, tour the facility, and settle yourself in on the porch with a great bottle of wine, grown and produced by RayLen Vineyards & Winery.

Auto Racing

Raceshop Tours
Tour the exciting NASCAR Race Shops in Concord and Mooresville, N.C.

Charlotte Motor Speedway
Home of the Coca-Cola 600.

Nascar Hall of Fame
Approximately 40,000 square feet of exhibit space showcasing the history and heritage of the sport.

North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame
The Museum features over 35 race cars dedicated to all types of auto racing. Re-live racing's greatest moments in the Goodyear Mini-Theater or simply stroll by the many showcases and displays.


Statesville Comic Con
Saturday February 10th, 2018
10:00am - 5:00pm
Adults - $5.00

Statesville Wine Walk
April 18th, 2018
4pm to 7pm

Art Crawl
April 27, 2018
5:30 pm to 8:30pm

Fort Dobbs Events

Cherokee Attack Anniversary
February 24-25th, 2018

War for Empire
April 14-15, 2018

Militia Muster
June 30 - July 1, 2018

Fall Living History
September 29, 2018

Military Timeline
November 10-11, 2018

Winter on the Western Frontier
December 15, 2018

Coca-Cola 600 Race
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Memorial Day Weekend - May 27, 2018

Statesville Calendar
Information on other local events.