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  • Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

    Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

    One of the finest display gardens in the southeast

    Located on 450 acres along the banks of Lake Wylie south of Belmont, the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden offers 110 acres of rolling meadows and woodlands are being developed as one of the most beautiful gardens in the world. Already the perennial garden has been called one of the finest in the Southeast.

  • Crowders Mountain

    Crowders Mountain

    State Park with Spectacular views

    Climb rugged peaks rising 800 feet above the surrounding countryside and watch raptors soar in the wind currents. Rocky ledges and outcrops are the perfect seats from which to view the panorama below. The park itself is 5,096 acres.

  • Schiele Museum

    Schiele Museum

    A Natural History Adventure

    Featuring the largest collection of land mammal specimens in the Southeast, Five permanent galleries, plus an outdoor Indian Village and an 18th Century Farm. The Schiele is one of only 70 museums in the U.S. designated as an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, enabling it to work with Smithsonian artifacts and materials.

  • Christmas Town USA

    Christmas Town USA

    Each December, hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights turn this small mill town into a spectacular holiday display. Visitors stroll down Main Street surrounded by the sights and sounds of Christmas.

  • US National Whitewater Center

    US National Whitewater Center

    Whitewater rafting, ziplining, rock climbing and more

    The U.S. National Whitewater Center is an outdoor recreation facility set on the banks of the Catawba River. Our 307 acres of woodlands is home to the world's largest recirculating river, 14 miles of biking, hiking and running trails, and one of the world's largest outdoor climbing facilities...

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Through an Artist's Eyes: Gaston County Schools Annual Art Show

Through an Artist's Eyes: Gaston County Schools Annual Art Show


It's time again for our annual student art show! Come see the amazing talent of our elementary through high school students. This show will display over 600 pieces of artwork. The middle and high school students will be judged and awards will be given to the top pieces in each category.

  • When: Saturday, 28 March 2015
The Solor System A Journey of Exploration

The Solor System A Journey of Exploration

Discover astronomy through hands on activities & don't forget to catch a show in the James H. Lynn Planetarium.

  • When: Wednesday, 01 April 2015
ZimSculpt Exhibition

ZimSculpt Exhibition

The largest exhibition ever staged at the Garden is returning with different styles of stonework produced in Zimbabwe, the work of ZimSculpt artists is known as Shona sculpture-largely contemporary, carved by hand from stone that is nearly as hard as granite and rarely from sketches.  Come and enjoy a day at the Garden.

  • When: Friday, 01 May 2015

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