Gastonia is the county seat of Gaston County and the largest city inside its borders. Gastonia is located in North Carolina, United States of America. The city is part of the Charlotte area and is the 13th largest city in the state. Gastonia has a population of 72.000 people and an area of 46 square miles and its motto is Great Place. Great People. Great promise. The city of Gastonia is home to a lot of NBA stars - James Worthy, Darrel Armstrong, Eric "Sleepy" Floyd and Hassan Whiteside. If you want to visit Gastonia, there are a lot of places to see.
Top Attractions within Gastonia
Chiele Museum is located in Gastonia, on East Garrison Boulevard and is the host of great collections from several domains: archeology, general ethnology, American Indian Jewelry, entomology, taxidermy, gems and minerals, mycology and paleontology. The museum is also conducting research in archeology, entomology, mycology and malacology, and all studies are available to visitors.
Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens is one of the greatest places in Gastonia. With an area of 380 acres, the North Carolina property has large gardens, natural areas, woodland, meadows and a lake. The attraction was founded by Daniel J. Stowe. Long time ago, on the location where the gardens are today lived Native Americans, Catawba and Cherokee tribes. After them, European settlers occupied the place. Even with such an old history, the location is still relatively new - since 1999. The beautiful gardens are also venues for special events of Gastonia.
The U.S. National Whitewater Center is an NGO offering recreational and athletic training facilities in Gastonia. You can try rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, biking and hiking in this great location. The center opened in 2006 and has an area of 400 acres. It is famous because it is used as an Olympic training site for whitewater slalom racing.