Located in western North Carolina, Catawba County is in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Our county is made up of quaint towns, bustling cities, tranquil country side and beautiful lakes.  We have eight unique communities: Brookford, Catawba, Claremont, Conover, Hickory, Long View, Maiden and Newton.

For suggestions of what to do during your stay, please contact or stop by our North Carolina Authorized Visitor's and Relocation Center located within our Chamber building.  One of our staff members will be happy to assist you in planning the perfect getaway or helping you move to the area, making Catawba County your new home.

Visitor's and Relocation Center Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday:  8:30am - 5:00pm




Download the official visitors guide to the Greater Hickory Metro 

published by the Convention & Visitors Bureau or visit their website.  

Catawba County has much to offer vacationers or those looking to make a home in the area.  We are delighted to provide you with any information you may need about our region.  Below is a list of resources you may find helpful.

Catawba County: Making. Living. Better

Discover firsthand how we're making living better in Catawba County from those who live, work, learn, and are raising a family here.  

Looking for something to do?  The Hickory Metro Convention Center & Visitor's Bureau publishes a regional event calendar that can be found here.  In addition, find local attractions, accommodations, or contact their team to learn about hosting your meeting or convention in our community.  

The Hickory region provides a wealth of events and activities for families.  This regional resource is a go-to for anything to entertain (and exhaust) your kids! 

Located in Hickory's downtown, the "Block" is home to Catawba Science Center, Hickory Choral Society, Hickory Muesum of Art, Patrick Beaver Memorial Library, United Arts Council, and Western Piedmont Symphony.

The United Arts Council of Catawba County is committed to transforming and strengthening the cultural life of our community through grants, marketing, fundraising, advocacy and education.

Hickory Living Magazine is published monthly and can be found in over 320 locations in the Greater Hickory Area. 

The Observer News Enterprise is published Tuesday through Saturday with local news, sports, and more.

Latest headlines and entertainment from the Hickory Daily Record.

Focus Newspaper is FREE every Thursday, in print and online. Focus is delivered to seven counties in Western NC: Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Gaston, Iredell and Lincoln.

Providing vital local information, entertainment, and great music to our listening audience in the Catawba Valley through energetic and enthusiastic personalities, educated and informed newscasters, and through the selection of the finest music. 

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