- 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
The 30-acre Freedom Park is a park that has a 1-mile lighted track that can be used for walking, biking, running, or roller blading. The park features two basketball courts, a lighted softball field, tennis courts, and two playgrounds.
The historic home of William Lenoir, Fort Defiance, Lenoir, NC was constructed in the late 18th century on the site of the original fort and stockade. It is maintained as a museum now, and hosts many special events.
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220 Catawba Meadows Dr, Morganton, NC 28655 MoreLess Info
The Beanstalk Journey Zipline connects fifteen interconnected islands in the sky through sky bridges and ziplines. Visitors can visit each of these islands, play on the adventure playground, play Frisbee golf, or try their luck at beach volleyball.
Situated on the shores of scenic Lake Norman, Lake Norman Jet Ski Rentals offers a variety of jet skis and wave runners for rent. All rentals include safety training and life jackets. The company also rents pontoon boats.
134 Court Street, Statesville, NC 28677 MoreLess Info
The goal of Iredell Museums is to educate and inspire people of all ages. Visitors are invited to browse a variety of interesting collections containing original artwork and historical pieces.
As North Carolina's only link to the French and Indian War, the Fort Dobbs Historic Site aims to preserve and interpret this time period for visitors. Interpretive tours are available daily, and reenactments and demonstrations are frequent.
Dedicated to promoting and supporting creativity and artistic expression in Iredell County and to bringing the arts to the community, the Iredell Arts Council hosts a wide variety of cultural and artistic expositions and events.