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Named one of the Best Small Cities in America by National Geographic Travel in 2018, Hickory has evolved beyond its furniture-industry roots to become a haven for people interested in crafting a good life for themselves, their community, and future generations. Businesses are locating here, people are moving here, and if being ranked 16th in the state for tourism is any indicator, visitors are flocking here, too.

Hickory Trail

Experience the Hickory Trail, a 10-mile multipurpose path that spans the City from Lenoir-Rhyne University to the Hickory Regional Airport and Lake Hickory.


Get to Know Hickory

From farm to table restaurants, breweries, small shops or big box retail shopping, 26 parks, Lake Hickory, minor league baseball, and so much more, Hickory truly offers the perfect balance of large city amenities with small town charm.


Things to Do!

Find out what’s happening in Hickory and take advantage of diverse activities and events.


Destination Guide

The Hickory Metro Convention Center & Visitors Bureau is a great location to find all that you are searching for to visit Hickory - from hotels, to restaurants and breweries, to parks and local events.