DescriptionUntil 1900 Hickory was called Hickory Tavern Station, after the tavern and stagecoach stop that was the town's center of activity. Today it's known for a thriving furniture-manufacturing industry.
Just east of nearby Claremont on old US 70A is the 85-foot-long Bunker Hill Covered Bridge. Constructed in 1895, it is one of two covered bridges remaining in North Carolina. Although closed to vehicles, pedestrians can cross it at certain times; phone (828) 465-0383 for schedule information.
Visitor InfoHickory Metro CVB & Visitor Information Center 1960-A 13th Avenue Dr., S.E. HICKORY, NC 28602. Phone:(828)322-1335 or (800)509-2444
ShoppingThere are more than 50 discount furniture stores in Catawba County. Hickory Furniture Mart, exit 126 on I-40, has extensive showrooms offering approximately 1,000 furniture lines.
Things to SeeArts & Science Center of Catawba Valley