Things To Do In Lincolnton

Concealed-Carry Permit Class with Range Time and Gun Rental for One or Two at DoubleTap Concealed (Up to 59% Off)

DoubleTap Concealed

Gastonia

$120 $59

Successfully completed classes arm students with North Carolina concealed-handgun permits as well as knowledge in pistol handling and safety

Scuba Certification with Magazine Subscription or Buoyancy Class at Sink or Swim Scuba (Up to 65% off)

Sink or Swim Scuba

Lowell

$350 $149

Earn a lifelong scuba certification with open-water dives in a local rock quarry

Skate Rental and Admission for 2 or 4 at Kate's Skating Rink (Up to 61% Off)

Kate's Skating Rink

Multiple Locations

$22 $11

Classic roller-skating rink boasts pizza by the slice, an indoor playground, and an expansive arcade for family fun

$18.50 for Three Hours of Bowling for Up to Six at George Pappas' Liberty Lanes ($36.99 Value)

George Pappas' Liberty Lanes

Gastonia

$36.99 $18.50

This family-friendly bowling alley boasts 32 lanes, optional bumpers, and a fully-stocked snack bar

One Month of Unlimited Fitness or Martial-Arts Classes at FTF Fitness and Self Defense (Up to 75% Off)

FTF Fitness and Self Defense

Gastonia

$75 $19

Trainers integrate kickboxing, wrestling, and boxing techniques with interval training, TRX equipment and kettlebells

$20 for $40 Worth of Horseback Riding at Bit of Hope Ranch

Bit of Hope Ranch

Gastonia

$40 $20

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Two or Four 45-Minute Private Horseback-Riding Lessons at Creekwood Farm (Up to 53% Off)

Creekwood Farm

Gastonia

$80 $40

English saddle-seat instruction coupled with the horse-care fundamentals of grooming and tacking during lessons held on a 30-acre farm

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Laurie Bostian founded Personal Artist Studio as a way to combine her two greatest passions: teaching and art. For more than 25 years, she has specialized in creating custom portraiture and paintings, and her work has traveled to private collections in countries from the United States to Canada to Great Britain to Australia. When Laurie isn't transforming personal pictures into graphite, acrylic, or watercolor keepsakes, she leads weekly art lessons in Lincolnton and Charlotte. Students of all skill levels gather for relaxing, therapeutic creation sessions. Burgeoning artists learn to wield graphite, acrylics, pastels, and watercolors to craft their own masterpieces or awe-inspiring grocery lists.

403 East Main Street
Lincolnton,
NC
US

Coed dodge ball and flag-football games. Kayaking trips. Ice-climbing excursions. The open-air enthusiasts at Charlotte Outdoor Adventures coordinate a schedule of active events such as these for a membership base passionate about playing in the sunshine. Led by a qualified volunteer, groups set out on excursions ranging from hikes through the Carolinian countryside to waterfall rappelling in the Grand Canyon. Membership benefits include access to hundreds of activities each month as well as friendships forged through shared experience and bartering packed-lunch items.

4350 Linwood Road
Gastonia,
NC
US

The thunder of rolling bowling balls echoes throughout George Pappas' Liberty Lanes, as games commence on its 32 polished lanes. Gutter bumpers and a snack bar are just a few of the amenities at this family-friendly alley, which specializes in all-ages league bowling. Games and decor?such as a giant inflatable bowling pin?inject a bit of lighthearted fun into birthdays and corporate events, but the mood really changes during cosmic bowling, when an otherworldly blue glow bathes the alley and the sound of crashing pins is softened by upbeat tunes.

2501 S York Rd.
Gastonia,
NC
US

The Bunker Hill Covered Bridge, which was improved by Civil War general Herman Haupt, the late 19th-century Historic Murray's Mill, which boasts a 28-foot high waterwheel, and the Harper House, which showcases its intricate Queen Anne stylings, all have something in common: They're maintained and shown by the Catawba County Historical Association, an organization dedicated to preserving and exhibiting historical sites throughout North Carolina.

The Catawba County Museum of History, situated in the former Catawba County Courthouse, depicts the lives of the Catawba River Valley's original settlers and their decedents through artifacts such tools made from hand-dug iron ore, military uniforms, and hand-stitched quilts. Visitors can step back in time into the ornately decorated, Queen Anne–style Harper House, whose period-accurate color schemes, wallpaper, and architectural details paint a picture of southern life in the Victorian era. The Murray & Minges General Store's shelves are still stocked with old-fashioned toys and treats, which at one time must have kept the Murray family children occupied as their parents helmed the Murray Mill. Guests can tour the mill and imagine workers grinding corn and wheat with the tools on display, toiling away to make their sacrifices to the Corn Gods in hopes of one day receiving Fritos.

30 N College Ave
Newton,
NC
US

FTF Fitness and Self Defense's team of 13 instructors know that most people are fighting something. That something might be a vicious bully, persistent weight gain, or a less tangible entity such as fatigue or non-Euclidian geometry. No matter what it is, they're confident they can help. Their diverse knowledge of fighting techniques stretches around the world, from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to Krav Maga, a self-defense system developed for the Israeli armed forces. In addition to earning belts and certifications in numerous forms of martial arts, the teachers possess years of real-world experience that they use to help others cultivate strength, discipline, and confidence. These goals also inform the studio's Krav Maga classes, which reveal simple self-protection techniques that can be applied if a person is approached by a lone assailant or a nunchuck-wielding octopus.

In addition to imparting defense strategies to students aged 4 and older, the team teaches SPARology, a training program that blends muay thai, boxing, and wrestling into a fun-and-functional workout. Classes and one-on-one training take place in a gym equipped with full-size heavy bags, Lifeline power jumpers, kettlebells, battling ropes, and monkey bars.

1122 E Hudson Blvd
Gastonia,
NC
US

Students at Paul Mitchell the School Gastonia learn techniques cultivated by the widely acclaimed brand that has received many honors, including mentions in Esquire, Seventeen, and Allure magazines. The school’s pupils beautify clients with a host of services, including haircuts, color treatments, perms, and updos that match the ice sculptures you saw at your cousin’s wedding.

284 E Garrison Blvd
Gastonia,
NC
US