1960-A 13th Av. Drive SE, Hickory
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Entertainment & Activities

 

AMF Colonial Lanes

1951 US Highway 70 SE, Hickory
828.327.2695 | www.AMF.com
Enjoy bowling, an arcade, food, and fun with
the entire family.


Bo's Family Fun

1115 Blowing Rock Blvd, Lenoir
828.754.9000 | www.bosfamilyfun.com
Bowl on one of 16 traditional Brunswick bowling lanes
or enjoy the 4,500 square foot state-of-the-art arcade.
Take on the ultimate multi-level laser tag and the spin
zone bumper cars before heading outside to the 18-hole
golf challenge.


Carmike Cinema 15

2000 SE Catawba Valley Blvd, Hickory
828.304.0089 | www.carmike.com
Choose from one of fourteen theaters, four with
stadium seating, six with Dolby Digital Surround
and six with DT5 Sound.


Catawba Science Center

243 3rd Avenue NE, Hickory
828.322.8169 | www.catawbasicience.org
Changing lives and inspiring learning through science and wonder.Permanent exhibit areas explore Physical, Natural andEarth sciences, while interactive traveling exhibits rotate throughout the year. Freshwater and saltwater aquarium exhibits – featuring North Carolina's only marine touch pool with LIVE sharks and stingrays – offer excitinghands-on learning experiences in immersive habitats.


Chuck E. Cheese's

2032 Catawba Valley Boulevard, Hickory
828.328.3694 | www.chuckecheese.com
Always a hit with the youngsters, this restaurant
and entertainment center features musical and comic
entertainment by life-size, computer-controlled robotic
characters, family-oriented games, rides and arcade
style activities.


Hickory Aviation Museum

Hickory Regional Airport - 3101 9th Avenue Dr. NW, Hickory
828.323.1963 | www.hickoryaviationmuseum.org
Aviation artifacts and memorabilia from great aircraft and noteworthy aviation figures are on display inside the museum. Static aircraft displays are located on the former terminal ramp.



Hickory Crawdads

2500 Clement Boulevard NW, Hickory
828.322.3000 | www.hickorycrawdads.com
This Class "A" affiliate of the Texas Rangers excites over
187,555 fansduring 70 thrilling home games. Regular season
runs April–August, with a playoff series following.



Hickory Dickory Dock

825 US Highway 70 SE, Hickory
828.322.3625 | www.hickorydickorydock.net
33,000 square feet of indoor activities for families:
bumper cars, soft play, laser tag areas, restaurant,
pool tables, mini-golf and more.


Hickory Motor Speed Way

3130 US Highway 70 SE, Newton
828.464.3655 | www.hickorymotorspeedway.com
Entertaining motor sports fans since 1950, the track
roars into action every Saturday from March to October
with the best short track racing around. Experience a
ride-along in a race car with the driver of your choice
(by appointment only).



Hiddenite Gems

484 Emerald Hollow Mine Drive, Hiddenite
828.632.3394 | www.hiddenitegems.com
Dig and sluice for emeralds, sapphires and more in
their natural state at the Gem Capital of the World.


Pin Station Bowling & Mini Golf

525 West A Street, Newton | 828.466.2695
Featuring forty-two lanes, an arcade, pool tables, snack
bar, two 18-hole miniature golf courses, and a carousel.
On Fridays and Saturdays from 11 pm to 2 am, "Cosmic
Bowl" features glow-in-the-dark pins and strobe lights


Red Wolf Farm

1797 Water Plant Rd. Maiden
828.428.1445 | www.redwolffarm.com
Red Wolf Farm is an educational farm and forest located on 55 acres in the foothills of NC. We have beautiful rolling hills and lush forest on our farm. The farm is located on the site of the Jenny Lind Iron Forge that operated in the early 1800's, and the Providence Cotton Mill that operated in the late 1800's. The old mill is still standing, and pieces of iron slag from the forge can still be found in our creek. You can walk our trails and cross the foot bridges over the creek to explore our forest. Or, you can ride one of our wagons to visit with our animals, or have lunch at our picnic barn. Whether you come to enjoy the farm, forest, or history, (or all three!) we have something for everyone young and old. Visit our website for more information.

 

Skateland USA

2820 US Highway 70 SE, Newton | 828.322.8824
This is an Indoor skating rink offering inline roller
skating, skate rental, video games and parties.


Skydive Central North Carolina

Laney's Airport Pool View Drive, Maiden
704.787.5944 | www.skydivecentralnc.com
At Skydive Central NC, we’re all thrill-seekers. And, as far as we’re concerned, nothing beats the rush you get from throwing yourself out of a soaring plane 10,000 feet above the ground! Just 33.5 miles from Charlotte, NC, we are located at the same location where it all started for us nearly 40 years ago! This location has a rich history in local skydiving and offers the most beautiful setting anyone could ask for. As you glide peacefully back to earth you will be able to see downtown Charlotte, Lake Norman as well as the foothills of the Mountains. Where else can you find a view like that?


The Beanstalk Journey

220 Catawba Meadows Drive, Morganton
828.430.3440 | www.thebeanstalkjourney.com
Imagine being whisked away through a life-size
Ewok Village – an exhilarating network of fifteen
interconnected islands in the sky. You'll be transported
from one tree house to the next by a series of sky
bridges and multiple zip lines. At the center of it all
you can challenge your climbing skills on the 32-foot
Beanstalk Climbing Tower and right above, on the giant
Spider's Climbing Web.

Wineries & Vineyards


Ginger Creek Vineyards

858 John Cline Road, Taylorsville | 828.312.4362


Cerminaro Vineyard

4399 Wilkesboro Blvd, Boomer
828.754.9306 | www.cerminarovineyard.com


Lake James Cellars

204 East Main Street, Glen Alpine
828.584.4551 | www.lakejamescellars.com

Waldensian Heritage Wines

4950 Villar Lane NE, Valdese
828.879.3202 | www.visitvaldese.com


Woodmill Winery

1350 Woodmill Lane, Vale
704.276.9911 | www.woodmillwinery.com


Jones VonDrehle Vineyards

964 Old Railroad Grade Rd., Thurmond
336.874.2800 | www.jonesvondrehle.com

Public Parks

The Hickory Metro region features a number of beautiful parks and recreational facilities for your enjoyment. For more
information on these parks and others, please call the Hickory Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau at 828.322.1335.

Bakers Mountain Park

6680 Bakers Mountain Road, Hickory | 828.324.8461
Bakers Mountain Park, the highest point in Catawba
County at 1780 feet, features 189 acres of mature
chestnut oak forest with nearly six miles of trail to
explore. You will experience a variety of wildlife and
plants that are native to the North Carolina Mountains.
Come and explore the beauty and diversity of Catawba
County's natural heritage at Bakers Mountain Park.


Carolina Thread Trail

704.376.2556
The Carolina Thread Trail, also known as The Thread, is a regional trail network that will ultimately reach 15 counties and more than 2.3 million people. More than a hiking trail, more than a bike path, The Thread preserves our natural areas and is a place for exploration of nature, culture, science and history.

Catawba Meadows

Greenlee Ford Road, Morganton | 828.438.5350
Park offers greenway access, boating access, baseball
complex, pavilion shelter, batting cages, canoe, bike,
rafting rental shop.


Glenn Hilton, Jr. Memorial Park

2000 6th Street NW, Hickory | 828.322.7046
Featuring five picnic shelters with tables and grills,
twoplaygrounds, restrooms, gazebo, lighted and paved
walking trail, nature boardwalk, 18-hole disc golf course,
canoe launch, horseshoe pits and a memorial garden.


Henry Fork River Regional
Recreational Park

5655 Sweet Bay Lane, Hickory | 828.322.2671
This beautiful park includes a picnic shelter with
tables and grills, seven soccer fields, Alpine Tower
ropes course, two playgrounds, restrooms, paved
walking and canoe launch.



The Ivey Arboretum In Carolina Park

125 3rd Street NE, Hickory | 828.323.7500
A collection of over 400 labeled species of native
and rare trees and shrubs within a three-acre park.
Self-guided and guided tours available.


J.E. Broyhill Park

509 Ridge Street, Lenoir | 828.757.2187
The city of Lenoir operates this park located
downtown on Ridge Street. It is the site of a
nationally recognized outdoor sculpture competition
sponsored each year by Caldwell Arts Council.


Jacobs Fork Park

3730 NC Hwy 10 West, Newton | 828.695.4317
This park consists of two softball fields, bleachers,
dugouts, a concession building, restrooms, and
paved parking lots.


Jaycee Park

1515 12th Street Drive NW, Hickory | 828.322.7046
Features an outdoor basketball court, lighted softball
field, playground equipment and restrooms.


Kiwanis Park

805 6th Street SE, Hickory | 828.322.7636
This park features two picnic shelters with tables
and grills, tennis court, outdoor basketball court,
four lighted baseball fields, two playgrounds,
horseshoe pits, walking trail, rest rooms and
two concession stands.


Lake James State Park

6883 NC 126, Nebo | 828.585.7728
Hiking, swimming, boating, fishing and picnicking
are all available at this 564-acre state park with five
miles of shoreline on Lake James.


Matheson Park

Matheson Park Avenue, Taylorsville | 828.632.2218
Matheson Park is a seven acre family park with
playground equipment, cookout facilities, sheltered
eating areas, restrooms, volleyball area, and a walking trail.

McGalliard Falls Park

Valdese | 828.879.2132
McGalliard Falls Park offers a beautiful waterfall,
Grist Mill, group picnic shelter, and playground.


Riverbend Park

6700 NC Highway 16 N, Conover | 828.256.9157
Riverbend Park was designed to preserve the existing
natural beauty of the area, the 475-acre scenic park
features walking, horseback and riding trails, fishing,
rafting, canoeing, and wildlife observation decks.

 

Rocky Face Mountain Recreation Area

3451 Rocky Face Church Road Hiddenite | 828.632.1093
Activities include walking on the paved walking track, hiking on approximately 4 miles of trails, and rock climbing. 75 paved parking spaces, picnic shelter with restrooms and a park office

South Mountain State Park

3001 South Mountain Park Avenue, Connelly Springs
828.433.4772
The park's 100,000 acres offers hiking, horseback and
bike riding along its mountain trails. It also offers
numerous waterfalls and cascades, as well as
camping, picnic areas and fishing.


South Side Park

South on US Highway 321, Newton | 828.465.7496
A 27-acre park featuring group picnic shelters,
amphitheater, concession and restroom facilities,
playground area, informal ball field, sand volleyball
court, horseshoe pits, one mile walking trail and an
open area for activities.


Stanford Park & Highland
Recreation Center

1451 8th Street Drive NE, Hickory | 828.322.7046
The park consists of 25 acres with a three-field adult
softball/baseball complex, outdoor skate park &
basketball court, picnic shelter, two playgrounds
and a paved walking trail.


Steel Creek Park

7081 NC Hwy 181 North, Morganton | 828.433.5660
Steel Creek features a cool mountain creek, sandy
white beaches, a high diving board, giant waterslide,
swimming area, full camping hook ups, putt-putt course,
fishing, grill, game room and picnic area.


T.H. Broyhill Walking Park

945 SW Lakewood Circle SW, Lenoir | 828.757.2165
Managed by the Lenoir Parks and Recreation Department,
this .43-mile paved walking park is surrounded by an
oriental-inspired botanical garden with a lake, waterfowl,
trees and flowers. Public restrooms available.


Tuttle State Park

3420 Playmore Beach Road, Lenoir | 828.757.5608
Tuttle is a 290-acre forestland managed by the N.C.
Division of Forest Resources and the Tuttle Forest Foundation and includes a variety of pines and hardwoods, plus a rolling terrain accessible by a series of trails accented with exhibits and displays which explain the ecology of the forest. Forest rangers conduct classes and guide tours especially created for school children to learn more about soil, water, wildlife, and timber and forest management.


Upper Catawba River Canoe Trail

828.464.0405
Trail starts at the Linville Access at Lake James and
continues to Lookout Shoals Access near Lookout Shoals Dam.


Wilson Creek, National Wild
& Scenic River

7805 Brown Mountain Beach Road, Collettsville
828.759.0005
One of Caldwell County's most scenic wilderness
areas with fast moving mountain streams originating
at the base of Grandfather Mountain. Swimming, canoeing, fishing, camping and hiking are available.


Winkler Park

2500 Clement Boulevard, Hickory | 828.322.7046
Winkler Park has picnic shelters equipped
with tables and grills, playground equipment, restroom,
nature trails, and horseshoe pits.

Golf

Brushy Mountain Country Club

300 Golf Course Lane | 828.632.4804
www.brushymountaingolf.com
The semi-private course, designed by golf architect,
William Lewis, Jr. in 1963 is noted as the best golf
value in the Piedmont. Players of all skill levels will enjoy
the country club amenities at the public course prices.
Golf memberships are presently available.


Catawba Springs Golf Course

3820 Wandering Lane NE, Hickory | 828.256.2171
A scenic and challenging 27-hole course designed by
William Byrd. Combining the Fox Run and Sulphur
Springs courses offers a par 72, 6610-yard course from
the blue tees. Open to the public Tuesday through
Thursday only. Open April 1 through September 1.


D.L. Tee Golf

3005 US Highway 70 SE, Newton
828.322.1599 | www.dlteegolf.com
Open year round & consisting of 25 natural grass hitting
stations. Fine tune your stroke at our 5,000 square foot
putting green. Work on your short game at our unique
chipping complex which includes two sand bunkers &
one grass bunker.


Glen Oaks Golf Club

245 Golf Course Road, Maiden
828.428.2451 | www.glenoaksgolf.com
Glen Oaks Golf Club is an 18 hole, semi-private course
located in Maiden. Golf is available to everyone, with
special programs for seniors, men, ladies, and juniors.
Amenities include a pro shop, driving range, snack bar,
banquet facility, bar, picnic shelter and pool.


Granada Farms

10 River Drive, Granite Falls | 828.396.2313
The 18-hole course features 6,761 yards of golf from the
longest tees for a par of 72. Designed by Tom Jackson,
the Granada Farms golf course opened in 1976.


Hampton Heights Golf Club

1700 5th Street NE, Hickory
828.328.5010 | www.hamptonheightsgc.com
Hampton Heights Golf Club, a public course opened
in 1973, is just a short drive from the shopping
and accommodations in Hickory, making it
convenient and easy for visitors to the area. Also,
features an outdoor putput course.


Lenoir Golf Club

701 Norwood Street SW, Lenoir
828.754.5093 | www.lenoirgolfclub.com
The 18-hole course at the Lenoir Golf Club facility
in Lenoir, North Carolina features 6,385 yards of
golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. The course
rating is 71.3 and it has a slope rating of 125 on
Bermuda grass. Designed by Donald J. Ross, ASGCA,
the Lenoir golf course opened in 1929.


Orchard Hills Golf Club

2515 Connelly Springs Road, Granite Falls
828.728.3560
The semi-private, 18-hole course features 6,134 yards of
golf from the longest tees for a par of 72 . The course
rating is 68.9 and it has a slope rating of 111 on Bermuda
grass. Orchard Hills golf course opened in 1963.



Pine Mountain Golf Club

2961 Pine Mountain Drive, Connelly Springs | 828.433.4950 | www.PineMountainGolfCourse.blogspot.com
The 18-hole course at the Pine Mountain Golf Course
facility features 4,949 yards of golf from the longest
tees for a par of 68. The course rating is 62.8 and it has
a slope rating of 103 on Blue grass. Designed by Paul
Melard, the Pine Mountain golf course opened in 1974.


Quaker Meadows Golf Club

826 North Green Street, Morganton
828.437.2677 | www.qmgolf.com
This public 18-hole course is located along the Catawba
River in Burke County. Featuring 6,704 yards of golf
from the longest tees for a par of 71. The course
rating is 69.6 and it has a slope rating of 111.
Designed by Russell F. Breedon, the Quaker
Meadows golf course opened in 1963.


Rock Barn Golf & Spa

3791 Clubhouse Drive, Conover
828.459.1125 or 882.459.9279 | www.rockbarn.com
With 36 holes of award-winning golf, the Robert Trent
Jones, Jr. Course, a recipient for multiple awards and
honors is ranked 19th in the state by North Carolina
Magazine. This semi-private community also offers
casual as well as fine dining, a luxurious, full-service
spa, a fitness center, an outdoor swimming complex,
a spacious tennis complex and a variety of real estate
opportunities. Golf, dining and Spa services are open to
the public 7 days a week year-round. Jones course voted
"Best New Golf Course in North Carolina" by NCCBI
Magazine in 2003.


Silver Creek Plantation, LLC

4241 Plantation Drive, Morganton
828.584.6911 | www.silvercreekplantation.com
A championship design by Tom Jackson, one of today's
leading golf architects. The par 72, 18-hole layout
has five sets of tees to accommodate and challenge
golfers of all skill levels. It includes Bermuda fairways,
immaculate bent grass greens, a sophisticated irrigation
system and concrete cart paths. Breathtaking views
of mountains, ponds and streams enhance the golfing
experience.