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Schiele Museum

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Address: Gastonia, NC
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+1 704-866-6900
13:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

The museum contains a farm exhibit on the grounds.

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Learned a lot more here than school for me growing up

This has always been to most helpful and visual history museum. Their planetarium is a must see and you'll be stimulated from beginning to end. You may have to plan another visit... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 September 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This has always been to most helpful and visual history museum. Their planetarium is a must see and you'll be stimulated from beginning to end. You may have to plan another visit to see it all!

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

This place does not deserve to be called a museum and the saddest part is that is one of the main attractions of the town...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

The museum was really great! The indoor exhibits and planetarium were such fun and the walking trails were the perfect compliment for people who also enjoy being outdoors. I will definitely be coming back!

Thank Fiona T
Charlotte NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

My daughter recently had her bridal pictures taken outside on the walking trail, in the 1800's farm village. It is breathtaking!

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Clover, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We took the grandbabies here and they had a great time oohing and awing everything and the outside trail tired them out so we had a great nap time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

I really like having a museum close to home and this one is exceptional for a small city like Gastonia. We bring our grandchildren to visit when they come to town and they enjoy it a lot .There is lots to see inside and out with static displays , interactive displays, nature trails, indian village, waterwheel grist mill and farm... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

I've been going here since I was a child and now I bring my son here. We don't come often because of the price (almost $14 for the 2 of us). He loves it for the same reasons I did growing up -the mainstay exhibits of the animals. I like when they have new exhibits that are kid-friendly and interactive.... More 

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

While the Scheile has been around for some time (and a few of the inside displays are showing their age), it is still a great place for kids and families especially the planetarium and the outdoor exhibits. They have a number of great special events each year, and the benefits it brings to the community are great. Certainly worth a... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Having worked with Bud and Lily Schiele many years ago, this place has a special meaning for me. Mr. Schiele was a master naturalist, and the many aspects of his life's work show through magnificently in this museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The museum was started by a local Boy Scout leader many, many years ago. Many of the oldest artifacts are from his collections. The Polar Bear is still one of my favorites. I loved it as a kid and the museum has grown into a very nice local attraction with a planetarium and living history site.

Thank ncmomofthree

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