Some of the most popular spots in Mooresville for Instagram photos:
If you can’t get a memorable photo at one of our two animal parks, you might want to retire that camera! Easily our most instagrammed attractions, Zootastic Park and Lazy 5 Ranch offer abundant opportunities to get up close and personal with exotic species, so start snapping away! A great experience for kids and adults alike, we dare you not to wear a smile the whole time you are there.
Lake Norman State Park
Whether you are kayaking, paddleboarding, hiking with friends, or tearing it up on the mountain bike trails, Lake Norman State Park offers great opportunities for photos and fun on its 1,937 scenic acres of shoreline and forested trails. LNSP has one of the highest visitor rates in the state, with nearly 1 million visitors in 2018, and always tops our Instagram feed for local attractions.
The Quarry at Carrigan Farms
A waterfall spilling from granite cliffs into a pristine pool of water below? It’s basically what Instagram was made for! Mostly captured during weddings, Unity Falls creates a spectacular backdrop for wedding photos and bridal portraits. The Quarry is open to the public for Swim Days from the end of May until early fall, so you can get photos of your friends jumping from the cliffs or swinging into the water from a high rope swing!
Wonderful Walls of Murals
Murals are wildly popular for photos, and with good reason! The vintage style wall art makes the perfect backdrop for documenting your visit to our charming downtown. Spread your wings in front of the walls of Beer Lab on Broad Street, or step back in time with full scale advertisements walls. See how many murals you can find!
Cool Eats and Hangouts
No self respecting Instagram feed would be complete without food and drink photos! Luckily, we have quite a few places for you to indulge and snap a few photos while you’re at it. The Blue Parrot Grill packs in the lake loving crowd in the warm months (they are closed during the winter) for lakeside dining and drinks on the patio. The tiki bar gives the spot an island feel, as do the frozen drinks. For a favorite Instagram spot, hop in the giant beach chairs for a super fun photo!
Another popular spot includes two restaurants side by side. Alino’s Pizzeria and Barcelona Burger & Beer Garden call the old Burlington Industries Mill home, and the architecture adds a ton of charm to these eateries. Add in the luscious landscaping around outdoor dining, as well as great food, and you know why they are a favorite place for summer evenings.
Keep your craft loving friends jealous with a visit to one of our breweries or tap houses. King Canary Brewing, Ghostface Brewing, The Beer Lab, and OnTap offer great atmospheres along with their beer selections. Grab an Uber and take a tour of them all or just relax with a flight and learn more about their brews.
Looking for a restaurant? Check out our full listing of places to grab a meal or drink in Mooresville!
Looking for things to do? Visit our Attractions page!