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“Surprisingly Exciting”

Gaston County Museum
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Dallas
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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104 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Surprisingly Exciting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2012

WOW, we visited with no expectations and came away pleasantly surprised. The museum is very informative and it's hands on attitude and approach are excellent. The depth of information and the sense of what mill town life was like gave us a new appreciation and insight. Pround to live in Gastonia.

Visited May 2012
Thank AEN524
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Kingswinford, United Kingdom
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“No rooms at the Hofman Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

Heading for Hickory the gas gauge told me we had to make a stop, fortunately we spotted the sign for the Gaston County Museum and headed for Dallas, NC. The area of Dallas is close to Gastonia, one of the areas historically attached to the cotton mills of yester year and not the sort of town you would generally head for on a sightseeing trip. But, the museum is a gem of a find and the curator an absolute gentleman, having spent his early years in the UK we had lots to talk about!
The museum is built throughout the Historic Hofman Hotel, with a number of rooms on the second floor restored to portray a vision of the original Hotel.
The first floor has a number of rooms from the 1800's and a fantastic exhibit on the cotton mill industry, at the rear a collection of carriages finishes of this amazing portrayal of local history.
Not the place you would normally head for, but if your in Charlotte looking for days out, go find it now and see the new moonshine exhibit.

Free to visit, donations welcome, NO Photography!!!!

Visited September 2012
Thank j0hnhill
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