- The list below includes 101 free or cheap things to do in or near Gastonia, North Carolina, including 72 different types of inexpensive activities like Art Gallery, Natural History Museums, Parks and Bowling.
- From Rankin Lake Park to Martha Rivers Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Gastonia and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Charlotte, Rock Hill, Cornelius and Huntersville.
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Carolina Adventure Guides Charlotte MoreLess Info
From the merchant: Learn the basic skill of Rock climbing/rappelling with professional and friendly instructors in an outdoor environment.
95% 55 votes
1750 Rankin Lake Road, Gastonia, NC 28052 MoreLess Info
Overlooking the 80-acre Rankin Lake, Rankin Lake Park allows access to the lake for fishing and boating. The park also features an 18-hole disc golf course, picnic shelters, a nearly 1.6 mile walking trail and a play area.
100% 3 votes
1515 Neal Hawkins Road, Gastonia, NC 28054 MoreLess Info
Martha Rivers Park is a castled themed, enclosed playground. They offer sandpits, baseball and soccer fields along with a paved walking trail that goes around the facility. The park also provides picnic shelters, shady benches and a concession stand.
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2600 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28056 MoreLess Info
An indoor and outdoor amusement facility, Adventure Landing features a variety of amenities and entertainment options. The facility has go-karts, mini golf, batting cages, and a video game arcade with a variety of games.
88% 133 votes
Gastonia, NC MoreLess Info
The Schiele Museum of Natural History is divided up into seven halls including the North Carolina Natural History, North American Habitats, North American Wildlife, Earth and Man, and American Indian. The museum also has temporary exhibits and an outside gallery.
81% 42 votes
1500 E Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054 MoreLess Info
Focusing on the natural wonders of the world, The Schiele Museum of Natural History focuses on various species of flora, fauna, minerals and fossils. The museum features full-size lifelike dioramas that help bring the historical features to life.
100% 3 votes
6355 Union Road, Gastonia, NC 28052 MoreLess Info
Built in 1961 with a 4/10 oval mile, the Carolina Speedway hosts a number of races, including SECA late model, UMP Modifieds, Street Stock, Pure Stock 4, Renegade, and Hornet FWD. Camping, concessions, handicap access and open-house events are available.
88% 8 votes
212 West Main Ave, Gastonia, NC 28053 MoreLess Info
Affiliated with the Gaston County Art Guild, Arts on Main is a gallery of hand-made works by local artists, rendered in a wide variety of media. The gallery features a gift shop with unique items.
100% 1 votes
2501 S York Road, Gastonia, NC 28052 MoreLess Info
League players and casual bowlers can roll for strikes at George Pappas Liberty Lanes. Guests can enjoy open bowl, league play, special nights and events, refreshments at the Spare Time Snackbar, and rent the lanes for private parties.
100% 1 votes
170 S Street, Gastonia, NC 28052 MoreLess Info
Providing art education and discovery to this generation's youth, The Art Station is a community driven establishment. Events include Paint Your Pet, art camps, candle making, stencilling, and soap making.
- 5 votes
3778 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054 MoreLess Info
A 14-screen movie theater, Regal Franklin Square Stadium 14 displays first-run feature films using digital projection and RealD 3D. The theater offers stadium seating, a game room and a concession area with food and drinks.