Wytheville, Virginia: Hot Air Balloon Water Tower

Along the interstate, a municipal water tower is painted to resemble a rainbow-striped hot air balloon with attached basket.
Rolling Hills Dr., Wytheville, VA
On Interstate 81 south side at mile marker 71 at the Cove Rd overpass.
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Hot Air Balloon Water Tower.

Hot Air Balloon Water Tower

Colorful and clever, the hot-air-balloon-themed water tower is visible from I-81 but not directly accessible off of that Interstate. It is, however, convenient to reach and tucked into a nice little neighborhood. Historic downtown is nearby. This is roughly halfway between Roanoke and the Tennessee border.

[Dinn Mann, 06/02/2018]

Hot Air Balloon water tower.

Hot Air Balloon Water Tower

Lots of neat things to check out in the area -- the town of Wytheville has a few treasures, so might as well see the water tower up close too!

[megan, 01/12/2013]

Hot air balloon water tower.

Hot Air Balloon Water Tower

This water tower painted to resemble a hot air balloon is right next to I-81, easy to spot, and a nice photo.

[Joy, 06/03/2011]

Hot Air Balloon Water Tower.

Hot Air Balloon Water Tower

This water tower for the town of Wytheville is made to look like a hot air balloon, including a basket. The water tower is located right on Interstate 81 at mile marker 71. Great view from the Interstate.

[Eric Jon White II, 09/02/2006]

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