Hickory Metro Welcomes You!
Our heritage began long before our German roots took hold however, the wave of German and Scotch-Irish settlers traveling the great Philadelphia Wagon Road brought an influx of German natives that eventually blended into our part of western North Carolina. It is easy to see the noteworthy impact of the German influences in our commitment to craftsmanship. Known as the "Furniture Manufacturing Capital of the World" we are still crafting most of the worlds selection of fine home furnishings.
Home to Olde Hickory Brewery, North Carolina's second oldest brewery, 1712 Spirits, which is North Carolina's first Bourbon, and more we offer a little bit of everything for visitors young and mature in years. Visit the Science Center & Planetarium, catch a Crawdads baseball game or hit the trails for a hike or mountain biking adventure. The Hickory area has a way of taking things and crafting them into beautiful masterpieces. We welcome you to explore our area and make yourself at home. We promise you will want to stay longer and come back very soon. Welcome to our neck of the woods!