Hickory is a charming city in the state of North Carolina and as of the 2010 census, the community had an estimated population of 40.010 residents. The history of Hickory goes back to the 1850s, when Henry Robinson built a tavern of logs. The city of Hickory Tavern was established in 1863 and the name was eventually changed to Hickory in 1873. Ever since, Hickory has known industrial and economical developments and has become an ideal destination for short holidays or weekend getaways.
Top Attractions Within Hickory
Hickory Aviation Museum is a great place to learn more interesting things about aviation and aircrafts. The aircrafts are put on display on the former terminal ramp and tourists can climb up and visit the inside of the planes. There is also a visitor center, as well as the Museum itself that has a collection of various aviation artifacts, such as plane engines, aircraft weapons, flight suits and a real ejection suit. There are also special display cases dedicated to the local aspects of aviation in Hickory.
Hickory Museum of Art is a wonderful place full of history and art related to the culture and civilization of Hickory. The Museum has collected 56 pieces, including high-speed photographs, Hudson River School era paintings, fiber art, contemporary paintings and pastels, prints and much more interesting artifacts. The Museum is open all year round and it is available to both children and adults.
Hickory Community Theater is the place where you can see plays both classic and more contemporary ones, set on modern stages, with talented actors. It is a great opportunity to see the local theater community.
Lake Hickory is a wonderful place where you can relax and take some time off walking on the lake shore. The lake provides a lot of facilities, such as picnic tables, gazebos, walking and cycling trails, as well as playgrounds, restrooms and restaurants.