2400A South Sterling Street
Morganton, NC 28655
Phone: (828) 433-9000
Fax: (828) 438-3674
Arts & Museums
Hickory Museum of Art has art exhibitions with pieces which range from the 19th century to contemporary times. The place hosts many art-related events and exhibitions which are worth a look.
Catawba Science Center is a fun museum which is suited for a family outing. It has several interactive and fun science-related exhibits, along with a planetarium and an aquarium.
The Carson House built in 1793, once served as the home of Colonel John Carson and as the McDowell County courthouse. In 1964, it became a public museum and library; it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and prominent personalities like Andrew Jackson, Davy Crockett and Sam Houston, have stopped at the Carson House.