TripBuzz found 27 things to do with kids in or near Hickory, North Carolina, including 18 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Morganton, Lenoir, Statesville and Mooresville.
From Hickory Crawdads / L.P. Frans Stadium to AMF Colonial Lanes, the Hickory area offers 75 different types of family activities, including: Movie Theaters, Bowling, Theaters and Science Museums.
Home to many furniture design companies, the city of Hickory is a flourishing business, residential and tourism community. Their motto, 'A Life Well Crafted' speaks to the artisanal background of their business men and women. Visitors and locals enjoy the areas many shops, spacious city parks and the local science center.
The Hickory Crawdads are a Minor League baseball team affiliated with the Texas Rangers. Their home field is the Hickory Crawads/ L/P. Frans Stadium in Hickory, North Carolina. The stadium also hosts many other regional and local sports games, concerts and social events.
Featuring 40 lanes, AMF Colonial Lanes offers open and league bowling and is suitable for private parties and events. The bowling center serves food and drinks and also provides pool tables and arcade video games.
Located in a forested area, Glenn C. Hilton Jr. Memorial Park is situated along a creek and provides a canoe launch. The park includes picnic shelters, a paved walking trail, nature boardwalk, disc golf course, memorial garden and playgrounds.
Head over to Carmike Cinemas to catch the latest feature films. This theater features a BigD auditorium, where movies are shown with bigger screens and bigger sounds. Discounts are available for children, seniors and matinee showings.
2000 S.E. Catawba Valley Blvd Blvd, Hickory, NC 28603
Hickory's Carmike 14 is a movie theater multiplex that shows mostly newly released Hollywood films. The theater features stadium seating, 3D for select films, and digital video and sound, and offers discount matinees.
Carolina Theatre has been serving moviegoers since its construction in 1934. It has been restored with modern technology and seating, and aims to provide affordable family outings with $3 tickets and low-priced concessions.
Harper House/ Hickory History Center is a house museum that interprets both Hickory history and Victorian life in the South during the 19th century. Current exhibits include Elegantly Crafted and an exhibit on the Catawba Springs Resort.
The Caldwell Historical Museum is a museum that chronicles the history of Caldwell County. The museum features a gift shop as well as a native American, pioneer, formation of the county, and civil war exhibits.