Directions to the Hickory Metro Convention Center

Hickory Metro Convention Center is easy to reach from any direction. Conveniently located at I-40 Exit 125 (Lenoir-Rhyne Boulevard), the Center is approximately 50 miles northwest of Charlotte, 70 miles east of Asheville, and 60 miles west of Winston-Salem. Charlotte/Douglas International Airport is the closest major airport.


From Asheville:
Take I-40 East towards Hickory. Take exit 125. Turn right at top of exit ramp. After turning right, move into the far left lane ASAP. Turn left at 1st stoplight onto 13th Ave. Dr. SE between Priscilla’s and Outback Steakhouse. The Hickory Metro Convention Center is approximately 1/2 mile on right.


From Charlotte:
Take I-77 North to Statesville, NC. Exit onto I-40 West towards Hickory. Take exit 125. Turn left at top of exit ramp. Turn left at 2nd stoplight onto 13th Ave. Dr. SE between Priscilla’s and Outback Steakhouse. The Hickory Metro Convention Center is approximately 1/2 mile on right.

OR Take Hwy. 321 North. Exit onto I-40 East towards Hickory. Take exit 125. Turn right at top of exit ramp. After turning right, move into the far left lane ASAP. Turn left at 1st stoplight onto 13th Ave. Dr. SE between Priscilla’s and Outback Steakhouse. The Hickory Metro Convention Center is approximately 1/2 mile on right.


From Columbia:
Take I-77 North to I-485 W. From I-485 W merge onto I-85 S via exit 10B on the left toward Gastonia / Spartanburg. Merge onto US-321 N via exit 17 toward Dallas / Lincolnton / Gastonia. Take the US-70 exit toward NC-127 N / Hickory. Turn right onto US-70. Turn left onto Lenior-Rhyne Blvd. Turn right at 2nd stoplight onto 13th Ave. Dr. SE between Priscilla’s and Outback Steakhouse. The Hickory Metro Convention Center is approximately 1/2 mile on right.


From Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Raleigh:
Take I-40 West towards Hickory. Take exit 125. Turn left at top of exit ramp. Turn left at 2nd stoplight onto 13th Ave. Dr. SE between Priscilla’s and Outback Steakhouse. The Hickory Metro Convention Center is approximately 1/2 mile on right.


From Boone/Blowing Rock:
Take Hwy. 321 South. Exit onto I-40 East towards Hickory. Take exit 125. Turn right at top of exit ramp. After turning right, move into the far left lane ASAP. Turn left at 1st stoplight onto 13th Ave. Dr. SE between Priscilla’s and Outback Steakhouse. The Hickory Metro Convention Center is approximately 1/2 mile on right.