Hickory, in Western Piedmont, is a city of about 40,000 inhabitants.
This city is situated approximately 150 miles (241 kilometers) from the state capital of North Carolina, Raleigh and about 45 miles (72 kilometers) from Charlotte.
Fans of motorsports will love the fast and furious action at the Hickory Motor Speedway, a number one racing circuit in the Hickory region. For a great day out, take the family to a race and marvel as the local heroes of motorsport hurtle past at incredible speeds.
It doesn’t take a braniac to see why the Catawba Science Center is a must for families who appreciate learning more about science. Not many museums here are as interactive as this one, so be sure to set aside plenty of time to have fun and learn with the range of science history and inventions in the collection.
If you love to shop, visit the various stores at the Valley Hills Mall. It is a busy place packed with clothes and accessory stores, fresh produce and great places to eat.
In Hickory there are some remarkable exhibit spaces, including the Hickory Museum of Arts, where art and history lovers can see local exhibits. Study the displays, admire the art or see if a tour guide is available and view the exhibits.