- TripBuzz found 104 things to do with kids in or near Gastonia, North Carolina, including 91 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Charlotte, Rock Hill, Huntersville and Cornelius.
- From George Pappas Liberty Lanes to Sims Legion Park, the Gastonia area offers 71 different types of family activities, including: Theaters, Natural History Museums, Parks and Bowling.
- Part of the Charlotte Metropolitan Area, Gastonia is the 13th largest city in North Carolina. The city is a historical town with over twelve buildings in the National Register of Historical Places. Tourists enjoy the cultural aspect of the city with its various museums, state park and scenic botanical gardens.
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.
Home of the Gastonia Grizzlies Coastal Plain League baseball team, Sims Legion Park seats 3,000 fans. The stadium also hosts the annual Beer Fest, with live music, cornhole tournament, and unlimited brew sampling.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.