Welcome Thrill Seekers

Things to do in Gaston County, North Carolina.

Gaston County, NC

We bring the fun! Whether you are an outdoorsy type or prefer to stay inside, here are two great opportunities to create a thrilling weekend, in Gaston County.

Outdoor Thrills
The Whitewater Center is the world’s premier outdoor facility featuring the best adventures for thrill-seekers including, whitewater rafting, zip lines, and climbing creating a great weekend getaway!

A must at Whitewater Center — it’s in the name after all. Rapids range from classes II to IV, and experiences vary from beginner to advanced. All options include a professional guide. Experienced paddlers may take on the whitewater course by kayak. 

Stretch across the center’s campus. Varying from 200 feet to more than 1,000 feet long, ziplines carry passengers above the tree canopy and across the whitewater course.

A form of rock climbing that utilizes falling into a deep pool of water instead of traditional climbing protection. The Whitewater Center’s Deep Water Solo Complex has five walls ranging from 20 to 45 feet in height.

Tree Canopies
An activity that is built into the trees or made of utility poles that incorporates traversing obstacles of varying difficulty. Participants wear harnesses and are attached to safety lines throughout the activity. great-weekend.nctdm.com

Indoor thrills
Catawba Two Kings Casino brings great gaming action with the newest slot machines and electronic table games in a smoke-free environment. As this pre-launch facility continues to expand on the types of gaming and number of machines, it will quickly become North Carolina’s premier gaming facility.

Thrill seekers will find the newest machines in the industry including the most popular titles. From regular slots to high-limits and progressive jackpots there is something to appeal to every guest, on any budget. The gaming action can’t be beat! Ticket-in, ticket-out capabilities offers gamers the ability to cash out quickly and keep the fun rolling by moving on to their next favorite. Four automated electronic table game pods in a “stadium” setup, deliver a table games experience for both experienced players and beginners offering: Craps, Blackjack, Roulette, and more. Open round-the-clock, the fun doesn’t stop at Catawba Two Kings Casino. casino-excitement.nctdm.com

Make it a weekend
Gaston County, makes for an amazing weekend getaway. With a variety of outdoor amenities including a state park, botanical garden, miles of rivers to paddle, hiking & biking trails, as well as the new casino, we offer an unbeatable weekend experience for just about anyone. Get your adrenaline pumping in Gaston County. Contact us for your FREE visitors guide and start planning your stay today! gastonvisitorsguide.nctdm.com

–Melissa McCauley


Gaston County Tourism Development 620 N. Main Street, Belmont, NC – GoGastonNC.org | TravelGuide@gogastonnc.org

Gaston County offers visitors a variety of attractions to enhance your trip including museums, botanical gardens, extreme sports, hiking, dining and entertainment parks, art and history and more. www.GoGastonNC.org

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