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Things to do in Hickory

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Bar
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“The oldest bar/tavern in town, dates back to 1865, located in the heart of downtown Hickory. Great food and drinks”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
“GREAT CRAFT BEER , Outdoor seating and the menu always has something great to offer !!!!! Breakfast Too !!!!!!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Museum
“Great Museum , One of the best in western NC , Science center located at same address is perfect for younger children, plan for a half day !!!!!!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best food on Lake Hickory. Dock the boat and have a great meal. Bar and pool tables also available. Sometimes you can watch the Hickory Crawdads fireworks from this spot. Check with the Crawdad's stadium for schedules. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Concert Hall
  • 1 local recommends
Music Venue
“Walk right to this quaint brewery and enjoy local crafts and good food. Great spot to be outside and people watch!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Friendly coffee shop with local art, live music, and readings by local poets”
  • 3 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends
Thai Restaurant
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“Outstanding Thai Food. On the more pricey side, but worth it. (Green Curry!)”
  • 1 local recommends
Movie Theater
“One of the coziest , oldest ( But updated ) theaters in the area $3.00 MOVIE TICKETS !!!!!!!! Concession prices are fair as well !!!!”
  • 1 local recommends
Mexican Restaurant
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Top restaurants

Bar
“The oldest bar/tavern in town, dates back to 1865, located in the heart of downtown Hickory. Great food and drinks”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
“GREAT CRAFT BEER , Outdoor seating and the menu always has something great to offer !!!!! Breakfast Too !!!!!!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best food on Lake Hickory. Dock the boat and have a great meal. Bar and pool tables also available. Sometimes you can watch the Hickory Crawdads fireworks from this spot. Check with the Crawdad's stadium for schedules. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Walk right to this quaint brewery and enjoy local crafts and good food. Great spot to be outside and people watch!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Thai Restaurant
“Outstanding Thai Food. On the more pricey side, but worth it. (Green Curry!)”
  • 1 local recommends
Mexican Restaurant

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