Hickory NC tourism is very unique, as the city is not some big sprawling metropolitan giant. That means you get a treat as you stop by some very interesting places. There are historical sites, parks, museums and much more. Let's look at some of what's waiting for you in terms of things to do and attractions in Hickory NC, where life is said to be well crafted. Shuford House & Gardens is located at 534 3rd Avenue NW. Not only is the historical house interesting to see, but you are also going to get to look at the beautiful gardens and trees that are over 200 years old. Reviews even mention people that host parties there, and the house is said to be quite accommodating. Keep that in mind if you are planning a special event and want to have it at the Shuford House & Gardens. You can also visit the Harper House, Hickory Aviation Museum and the Hickory Museum of Art. I covered these three places in a separate article, so let's look at what else the city of Hickory NC has to offer. First of all, you might want to visit the Downtown Hickory Farmers Market. It is located at Union Square, and you know it would be a fun place to visit while you are in the area. You may not want to buy vegetables to cook anything if you are on vacation, but guess what, there are baked goods there. The Downtown Hickory Farmers Market would make for a nice stop. River's Edge Marina is also a place that would be fun to stop by. Located at 5803 Icard Ridge Road, River's Edge Marina is a full service marina according to the reviews. Bring your boat, store it if needed, and they put it in the water for you. You would be all ready to go on your adventure. The full service marina concept is pretty cool, right? You can also stop by Maple Grove, and there is even a walking tour that you can take in Hickory NC. You might also want to visit the paint and pottery studio. Valley Hills Mall can be your shopping experience if you are up for that. As you can see, there are all kinds of things you can get into in the city of Hickory NC. The places of interest mentioned aren't your only choices, but they are some of the best.