Directions & Parking

SALT Block — Arts & Science Center of Catawba Valley
243 Third Avenue NE | Hickory, North Carolina, 28601

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From I-40:

  • Take exit 125 toward Hickory/Lenoir-Rhyne University
  • Turn onto Lenoir-Rhyne Blvd. heading North
  • After passing the train underpass, take left on 7th Ave. NE
  • At first light, turn Left onto 8th St. NE/Main Ave.
  • Turn Right onto 3rd Ave. NE
  • Go to first light
  • Museum and the SALT Block will be on your right
  • Look for parking directors


Attendants and signs will guide visitors to available parking spaces in the area.


If you are planning to haul your car to the event in a car trailer, please follow the directions below to drive to the designated parking area. IMPORTANT! The lot has only one entrance and one exit. The entrance is at 2nd Ave NE. The exit is at 3rd Ave NE.