- Our list of the best things to do in Hickory, North Carolina, features the top 37 nearby activities — including 14 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Hickory, NC has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Museums & Galleries, Outdoor Places, Entertainment & Shows, and Amusement.
- The results below include the top 13 things to do within the city of Hickory, NC , followed by 24 popular activities in nearby cities, including Morganton, Lenoir, Mooresville, Charlotte and Statesville
Featuring photography prints, Catchlight Gallery showcases the work of local photographers. The photographers take pictures of landscapes, animals, buildings, and more. The gallery regularly hosts photography workshops with photography instruction for visitors.
A variety of nature-based fun is made available at the Charlotte Nature Museum. There are exhibits that allow close encounters with wildlife including free-flying butterflies in the Butterfly Pavilion in addition to walking trails and an outdoor play area.
Cardinal Lanes is a bowling venue with an attached sports bar. Open and league bowling activities predominate with other attractions available such as arcade games, mini golf, billiards and live DJ and karaoke concerts.
89% 132 votes
15222 York Road, Charlotte, NC 28278 MoreLess Info
McDowell Nature Center & Preserve is over 1,107 acres and features 7 miles of walking trails and a 56-site campground. They have playgrounds, picnic areas and opportunities to see over 100 species of birds and other wildlife.
Garage Pass Shop Tours takes racing fans on a behind the scenes tour of NASCAR team garages. The customers pick the itinerary and the expert guide takes them there and relates the relevant history in detail.
51% 84 votes
2700 East Independence Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28205 MoreLess Info
Ovens Auditorium is a performance venue that has hosted over 7,000 events during its history. The location, which has a 2,403-seat maximum capacity, hosts festivals, symphony orchestra performances, musicals, and comedy shows from the likes of Dave Chappelle.
Operated and managed by Cabarrus County, Frank Liske Park offers a variety of activities and amenities for the public to enjoy. This includes game facilities for volleyball, soccer and tennis, along with a fishing pond, playground and miniature golf.
The historic Salisbury National Cemetery in Salisbury, North Carolina is open from Monday through Friday during daylight hours. It is closed to the public on all federal holidays except Veteran's Day and Memorial Day.