Gaston County offers you a wonderful combination of gardens, parks, historic sites, and shopping delights to make your visit so enjoyable you'll want to return again and again. See the most interesting and beautiful attractions in Gaston County with our self-guided Magnolia Tour. Gaston County contains 95 parks and recreation facilities encompassing over 4,653 acres.
Explore the many exciting attractions that Gaston County has to offer. The largest attraction in Gaston County by visitors is Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, covering 110 acres of spectacular plants, flowers, and more. Crowder's Mountain State Park, the highest point in Gaston County offering spectacular views from sheer vertical cliffs. Schiele Museum a science museum and planetarium featuring both permanent and touring exhibits. Christmas Town USA in McAdenville. Every December, hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights turn this small mill town into a spectacular holiday display. A world-class recreation and training facility, the U.S. National Whitewater Center set among 300 acres wooded along the scenic Catawba River. The multi-use facility has a climbing center, mountain-biking trails and running trails.