Gastonia sits tucked away in the center of Gaston County, North Carolina. Also Gaston's county seat, the city is home to a number of entertaining sports attractions and shopping outlets. People that seek a bit of culture for their outing may consider stopping by one of the area's many general attractions, such as the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden or Crowders Mountain State Park. Natural science and history buffs will likely enjoy visiting the Schiele Museum of Natural History for a day. The 13th largest city of its state, Gastonia and its surrounding area have something to offer everybody within its city limits.