Explore Hickory! Just 45 miles from the Blowing Rock, NC Parkway exit (US 321, MP 291.8), Hickory is easily accessible and located in the beautiful foothills of the North Carolina mountains on Interstate 40.
Experience our pristine Lake Hickory, hike our scenic trails, fish our sparkling streams, and enjoy our sporting attractions. Stroll our renovated downtown spaces along the family-friendly and walkable City Walk. Get a true taste of the area from our local arts and booming culinary scene. Sip your way around the Metro by sampling our distilleries, breweries and wineries. Hickory is home to North Carolina’s first Bourbon distillery since prohibition and the state’s second oldest brewery, Olde Hickory Brewery.
Kids of all ages will enjoy our SALT Block with live saltwater touch pools, planetarium shows, Museum of Art and more. Visiting Hickory isn’t complete without a stop at the world-renowned Hickory Furniture Mart, home to the best selection and price in well-crafted furniture.