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Schiele Museum

Gastonia, NC
704-866-6900
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Gastonia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Farms
Description: The museum contains a farm exhibit on the grounds.
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

I have been to the museum several times this summer. A family membership was purchased for us by my mother. I took my 2 daughters (3 & 8) each time. My older daughter, surprisingly, was more scared of some of the exhibits than my younger daughter. The taxidermy animals and mannequins of prehistoric people creeped her out. My younger daughter... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

The walking trail was very neat! It was probably the best part of the whole thing for me. They had renovations going on the roof. It was very noisy. It made me leave the area I was in quickly because of it. Overall it was a good little museum. Worth the $7

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Big city atmosphere in a small town. My grand kids love to see the exhibits as well as the live animals.

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Belmont, North Carolina
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100 reviews 100 reviews
58 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Schiele Museum is starting to show it's age and has a lot of stairs to go up and down between exhibits. The permanent exhibits are good for young children to learn the names of animals. There is a planetarium and I recommend you check their website for times of shows. The outside exhibits are interesting and there is a... More

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Lincolnton, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

"They have a dinosaur!" said our grandson. I think that is the first thing children notice as you walk in the entrance. The skeleton towers above you. Great local history. Great science! Kid-friendly with a back country to explore.

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Raleigh, NC
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Stopped by the museum just to see the outdoor display of old 18th century buildings. They were moved from other places and were reconstructed on site to show how the people lived then. There were 2 goats, 1 named Peaches who is an endangered species. Met a volunteer who said they have outdoor displays that show how the buildings were... More

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Romeo, Michigan
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Overview: The permanent galleries were average or slightly above. The live animals, however, appeared to be very poorly taken care of and in poor condition. Go on the museum website to see planetarium shows and the dates they are shown, I was not told about them at the front desk. Bring student ID's for a discounted price. I was traveling... More

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Proctorville, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We made a quick stop here and stayed till it closed. We really enjoyed the Indian tribe history and artifacts.

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Monroe, NC
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25 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I would have given this a 5 rating except for the front-desk staff. The attendant did not mention the planetarium shows. I had to ask her. I might not have even known about it except that I had read about it online before coming. Also the staff did not tell us that all of the exterior portions of the museum... More

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North Carolina
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13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Our children grew up visiting the Schiele and the planetarium. It was entertaining as well as educational. Now we have the grandchildren to also enjoy this long time Gastonia resource. Schiele provides for a nice visit. Displays are well done and appeal to all ages. The planetarium programs are first class. Be sure to see the Hubble program. Also take... More

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