Gastonia’s gems: museums spark curiosity

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Gastonia, North Carolina, offers museums that ignite imaginations beyond its historical sites. The crown jewel is the Schiele Museum of Natural History, the only Smithsonian-affiliated museum west of Charlotte. Explore dinosaur discoveries, interactive exhibits, and a working farm – a true delight for all ages. Art enthusiasts can delve into local and regional works at the Gaston County Museum of Art & History. Exhibits showcase the artistic heritage of the Carolinas alongside rotating displays that keep things fresh.

For a glimpse into the city’s textile past, the Arrowood Mills Heritage Center offers tours and exhibits exploring the industry that shaped Gastonia’s development.

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