Your Guide to Indoor Fun in Hickory and Surrounding Areas

January 17, 2019

Looking for some indoor fun?  Here's a great place to start!  These 30+ attractions offer big fun and great memories for your family.  

We strive to keep our guides up-to-date and accurate; please call ahead to the location if you have any questions.  

Do you have a suggestion for a great indoor fun location?  Email us!

Fun Fuel

Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free (or cheap!)

Local Museums

Catawba Science Center 

Hickory Museum of Art 

Hickory Aviation Museum

SE Narrow Gauge & Shortline Museum

Morganton Depot Museum

Local Movie Theaters

Carolina Theater

Golden Ticket Cinemas

AMC Theatre

State Cinema

Marquee Cinemas - Mimosa 7

Local Aquatics

Lenoir Aquatic Center

Jimmy C. Draughn Aquatics & Fitness Center

Morganton Aquatic Center

Local Indoor Recreation


Pavillion Roller Skating

Bo's Entertainment

Valley Hills Mall & Little Sammy Express

Pin Station

Chuck E Cheese's

Defy Hickory Extreme Air Experience

Kids Rock Fun Factory

Worth the Trip Attractions in our Region 

Ray's Splash Planet (indoor, inexpensive Charlotte waterpark)

Schiele Museum of Natural History (Gastonia)

Monkey Joe's (Gastonia)

SkyZone Trampoline Park (Pineville)

Altitude Trampoline Park (Gastonia)

Discovery Place (Charlotte)

Discovery Place Kids (Huntersville)

ImaginOn (Charlotte)

KidSenses Children's Interactive Museum (Rutherfordton)

Greensboro Science Center (Greensboro)

Greensboro Children's Museum (Greensboro)

EdVenture Children's Museum (Columbia, SC)

The Children’s Museum of the Upstate (Greenville, SC)

Mystery Hill (Blowing Rock)

SeaLife Aquarium (Concord)

NC Transportation Museum (Spencer)

Carolinas Aviation Museum (Charlotte)

Overnight Trips

Ripley's Attractions in Gatlinburg

Town of Beech Mountain

Great Wolf Lodge

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