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Travel and Tourism

Nearby Commercial Airports

Charlotte Airport
Greensboro Airport

Things to Do

Interested in learning more about what there is to do in Hickory? Experience all that Hickory has to offer for a short trip, spending a weekend, or a full vacation. Plan a trip to the movies or see live theatre, take in a Crawdads minor league baseball game or a race at the Hickory Motor Speedway - the home to some NASCAR stars! Looking for something for the entire family? Plan to stop in at the SALT Block that boasts of a planetarium and science center, Hickory Public Library, the Symphony, and Choral Society. Visit one of Hickory's 26 parks, and so much more. With multiple locations to access Lake Hickory with a boat, kayak and SUP board rentals, and mountain bike and hiking trails, your outdoor adventure awaits! History tours, a world class Art Museum, and the Worlds Largest Collection of Log Structures from the 1800s make our historical and heritage tours a true step back in time.

For travel and tourism information for the Hickory Metro Area, click here to connect to the Hickory Metro Convention Center & Visitors Bureau.

The Hickory Metro is home to many events and festivals throughout the year. Beer festivals, art shows, furniture sales and more. You're sure to find something unique for you and your family!  Check out some of the City's brand-sponsored events throughout the year by clicking here.