Your Guide to Indoor Fun in Hickory and Surrounding Areas

January 6, 2022

Looking for some indoor fun?  Here's a great place to start!  Here are 30+ attractions in or around the Hickory NC area that 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!

We are adding events daily, making this a go-to when you are looking for something fun to do with your kids.

Children's Library Programing

Hickory Public Library
Main Branch - 375 Thrid St NE, Hickory
Ridgeview Branch- 706 First St SW, Hickory

Catawba County Public Library Systems
Main Branch - 115 West C St, Newton
Claremont Branch- 3288 East Main St, Claremont
Conover Branch- 403 Conover Station SE
Maiden Branch- 11 South A Avenue, Maiden
Sherills Ford-Terrell Branch- 9154 Sherrills Ford Road
Southwest Branch- 2944 Highway 127 South, Mountain View
St. Stephen's Branch - 3225 Springs Road NE, Hickory

Burke County Library System
Morganton Public Library - 204 S. Kings St, Morgon
Valdese Public Library - 213 St. Germain Ave SE, Valdese
C.B. Hildebran Public Library, 101B Main Ave West, Hildebran

Iredell County Public Library
Statesville Branch - 201 N Tradd St, Statesville
Harmony Branch - 3393 Harmony Highway, Harmony
Troutman Branch -  215 W Church St, Troutman

ImaginOn - Charlotte NC
ImaginOn is a 102,000-square-foot facility visited by more than 300,000 people annually and features two state-of-the-art theatres, a dedicated library space for kids 11 and under, four multi-use classrooms, a teen-only library, a multimedia production studio, and an interactive exhibit space. 

Movie Theaters 
Carolina Theater - Downtown Hickory
Golden Ticket Cinemas -Lenoir
AMC Theatre - Hickory
State Cinema - Newton
Marquee Cinemas - Mimosa 7- Morganton

Museums & Aquariums 
Catawba Science Center - Hickory
Hickory Museum of Art - Hickory
Hickory Aviation Museum - Hickory
SE Narrow Gauge & Shortline Museum- Hickory
NC Transportation Museum - Spencer
Carolinas Aviation Museum - Charlotte
Sea Life - Concord
KidSenses Children's Interactive Museum - Rutherfordton
Schiele Museum of Natural History - Gastonia
Mystery Hill - Blowing Rock
Discovery Place Kids - Huntersville
Discovery Place - Charlotte
Greensboro Science Center - Greensboro
Greensboro Children's Museum - Greensboro
The Children’s Museum of the Upstate - Greenville, and Spartanburg, SC
EdVenture Children's Museum - Columbia, Hartsville, and Myrtle Beach, SC

Indoor Swimming
Lenoir Aquatic Center
Jimmy C. Draughn Aquatics & Fitness Center
Great Wolf Lodge - Concord
Ray's Splash Planet -Charlotte Opened as of Dec 2021!

Roller Skating
Skateland - Hickory
Pavillion Roller Skating - Morganton

Bowling and Arcades 
Bo's Entertainment - Lenior
Pin Station - Newton
Chuck E Cheese's - Hickory

Trampoline Parks and Kid's Gyms
*NEW* We Rock The Spectrum Hickory
Defy Hickory - Hickory
SkyZone Trampoline Park - Charlotte 

Shopping Malls 
Valley Hills Mall - Hickory
Eastridge Mall - Gastonia
Concord Mills Mall - Concord
Southpark- Charlotte

Check out some of our favorite destinations in our travel log, including:
Ripley's Attractions in Gatlinburg
Town of Beech Mountain
Great Wolf Lodge

Indoor Fun at Home

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