Touching Deep Space at the Planetarium Schiele Museum in Gastonia

Deep Space at Schiele Museum Planetarium

A visit to the Planetarium at The Schiele Museum of Natural History in gastonia will get you close to the stars, moons, planets, asteroids, comets and sun in our solar system with a fascinating featured exhibit: “The Solar System: A Journey of Exploration” - at The Schiele Museum of Natural History in Gastonia.

Cherryville North Carolina: A Fascinating Southern Town

Cherryville, NC: A Fascinating Southern Town

Cherryville North Carolina is located in the northwest corner of Gaston County, not far from Charlotte and it is steeped in history.

Waterfront Views on The Catawba & Lake Wylie in Gaston County

Waterfront Views on The Catawba & Lake Wylie in Gaston County

Located just southwest Charlotte sits Lake Wylie a beutiful man-made lake that offers opportunities for boating, fishing, kayaking, hiking and more. 

So much to do this Christmas season

So much to do this Christmas season

To say that there’s a lot to do in Gaston County this holiday season would be the understatement of the year. There’s always something fun and exciting to do when you “Go Gaston!” And the obvious choice for the start of your holiday fun is surely Christmastown, USA.

Leave the Mall, Shop Small

Leave the Mall, Shop Small

As you begin making and checking off does holiday wish list, you are going to want to be certain to check out the small town shops in Gaston County. Each not only have unique and beautiful products, but their owners are incredibly special, as well.

GO Month: Celebrate Restaurants & Retail Week

GO Month: Retail & Restaurants Week

As we begin this week of GO Month that will highlight many of the local dining and shopping opportunities in Gaston County, I would like to share some compelling information that may surprise you. According to research conducted by Visit North Carolina, visitors to Gaston County generated a $251.7 million spending impact in 2016. That’s a remarkable figure which ranks us 17th among North Carolina’s 100 counties.

“GO” to Gaston County!

“GO” to Gaston County!

The “Gaston Outside” or “GO” marketing campaign is proving to be a runaway success. “Gaston Outside” is the result of nearly two years’ worth of research, input, discussion and feedback, all leveraged to spur local pride as well as business and tourism development.

Gaston County Looks to Boost Bike Use

Gaston County Looks to Boost Bike Use

Bicycle use in our area has increased by leaps and bounds lately and a new program being promoted by Gaston Travel and Tourism hopes to expand two-wheel riding even more through Zagster.

The Best Hikes in Gaston

The Best Hikes in Gaston

A unique combination of geology and history—multiple rocky monadnocks rising 1,500 feet above the surrounding Piedmont and a longstanding community-wide commitment to natural preservation—earns Gaston County its reputation as a regional hiking destination. Check out these trails to understand what makes Gaston the go-to training ground for runners, hikers, backpackers, and weekend warriors throughout the southeast.

Biking the Backroads and Trails of Gaston County

Biking the Backroads and Trails of Gaston County

Just west of Charlotte, N.C., Gaston County has become a major cycling destination where both roadies and mountain bikers can find incredible rides.

On the Water in Gaston County

On the Water in Gaston County

Gaston County features paddling options for everyone from a first-timer to an expert. Ann Gibson

9 Gaston County Destinations to Fuel Your Outdoor Adventures

9 Gaston County Destinations to Fuel Your Outdoor Adventures

If your plans include an evening by the campfire, you’ll want to make a stop at North Carolina’s oldest rum distillery, Muddy River. Muddy River Distillery

Major Events and Renovations at the Schiele

Major Events and Renovations at the Schiele

The Schiele Museum of Natural History has major events coming, and it’s undergoing big renovations.

Spring Events in Gaston

Spring Events in Gaston

Blooming cherry trees mean spring is here and it’s time to plan a Gaston County trip. John Flannery

The Gaston County Bucket List

The Gaston County Bucket List

Ready for some adventure in 2017? These events in Gaston County, N.C., will put your body to the test in a spectacular setting.

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