2400A South Sterling Street
Morganton, NC 28655
Phone: (828) 433-9000
Fax: (828) 438-3674
Lake James State Park is one of North Carolina's most popular nature destinations. A stunning reservoir sits at the center of the park, allowing for a variety of water activities. For those looking to stay dry, sunbathing and picnics are also some of the park's main attractions.
Visitors can enjoy fitness and nature trails, horseshoe pits, a children's playground, and a picnic shelter with tables and grill while at this park.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this beautiful Second Empire style, master craftsman's home was referred to as a "Victorian gem" by House Beautiful Magazine. The house is open on Thursdays and Sundays, as well as at other times by appointment.
Spread on 2 acres (0.81 hectares) of land, the First Presbyterian Church is a historic church that invites the people worship and praise and to participate in the programs that are held to groe better in Christ's faith. Desiged in the Romanesque and American style this structure is absolutely delightful and a great place to visit whenever here.
The North Carolina Department of Archives states that the Harper House has "the finest Queen Anne interior styling in the entire state." The home now serves as a historic house museum, available for touring, educational programs, and an affordable and unique wedding or party venue, conveniently located in downtown Hickory. Hours are Thursday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, this beautifully restored Italianate style house built is filled with many authentic Victorian furnishings. Self-guided tours are available, as well as guided tours by appointment.
This large park includes a picnic shelter with tables and grills, fitness and nature trails, canoe access, playground equipment, a gazebo, and horseshoe pits.
The only family entertainment center in Hickory, this 33,000 square foot facility offers an array of indoor activities for families, groups, and parties including bumper cars, miniature golf, two laser arenas, a restaurant, covered picnic areas, over 100 arcade games, and a prize redemption center.
The St. Paul's Church is a beautiful church building established in 1818. Constructed in the Federal style of architecture, the church encompasses an area of 6 acres (2.4 hectares). Being one of the oldest surviving churches in North Carolina, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. For mass timings and other information please log on to the church's website.
Formed by the powerful action of water flowing over rock, this gorge encloses Linville River for 12 miles. Elevations range from 1,300 feet on the river to 4,120 feet on Ginger cake Mountain. Characterized by steep, rugged terrain and a wide variety of rock formations, the gorge is covered by a hardy population of hardwoods and pines. Linville Gorge is a wonder-filled place to hike, backpack, rock climb, fish, hunt and camp. A camping permit, which is available for free, is required. Contact: Linville Gorge Information Cabin (off Kistler Memorial Highway).