The Visit Hickory Metro team encourages visitors and locals to explore the Hickory Metro region carefully and safely. The state of North Carolina has lifted all mass gathering limits at this time but encourages individuals to still practice the three W's - Wear, Wait, Wash. People who are fully vaccinated can do all of the things that they did before the pandemic. Those unvaccinated, should still wear a mask in public indoor settings & public outdoor settings when they cannot maintain social distance. To learn more about what our area is doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 click below. 

Read More

SALT Block Foundation


The SALT Block Foundation is home to the Hickory Musume of Art, Catawba Science Center, Hickory Choral Society, United Arts Council of Catawba County, and Western Piedmont Symphony. The SALT Block also has meeting spaces available to fit your needs! The available rental spaces include the Drendel Auditorium, Keiser Community room, Moretz Boardroom, Bank of Granite Boardroom and North Lawn Outdoor space.