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Biltmore Estate

1 Lodge Street, Asheville, NC 28803
828-225-1333
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Ranked #2 of 84 Attractions in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Wine tasting, Dining, Driving
Traveler Description: This is not a typical historic house tour.  First time visitors to Biltmore almost always underestimate the amount of time it takes to tour the... more »
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Pipestem, West Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I am sure that this meticulously preserved 250-room "house" is as impressive today as it was more than a century ago. The sheer size of this place is almost unbelievable; for example: a temporary railroad was built just to transport materials needed for construction. It is difficult to imagine that a man would love his bride enough to build this... More

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Homestead, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

What a beautiful place! The grounds are unbelievable. This place and The Hearst Castle in California are two of my favorite all time places. Have coffee on the deck at sunset!

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Denver, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We found this place just by following signs and it is stunning. It's a time capsule of genteel living at the turn of the last century and is well worth a visit. A period gymnasium, swimming pool, clothing and much more make this a must attend. Part of the experience is imagining the property at its peak - owning virgin... More

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Wassenberg, Germany
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We were stunned by the beautiful gardens, just wonderful. We were also stunned by the incredible prices -- the entrance fee alone was bad enough, but 5$ for one scoop of ice cream? Sandwiches for 15$? The house was interesting but frankly not really so much our thing....

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews 55 reviews
7 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We were in Asheville for a wedding and were told we could not miss the Biltmore Estate. Staying right around the corner we drove up the long drive to pay for a ticket. Evidently folks purchase tickets for the season because there is so much to do on the grounds. We bought the basic $60 plus tickets, no wonder folks... More

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Mebane, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We decided to go with our two young children (Children under 10 are free with paid adult) cause it had been several years since we had been. We had to pass on the audio pieces since we had our kiddos but we still got to See the beautiful mansion. It was neat to see our 3 year daughter get excited... More

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New Haven
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed seeing Versailles in America, among the mountains and learning about the history. Do "rent" the walk along mp3 like player for $10. So worth it as you really get more of the big picture. Also suggest your go early as the crowds build up after mid morning. Afterwards we enjoyed walking through the different gardens. Took most... More

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Orlando, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I did not realize this piece of American history was situated out in the hills of Western North Carolina. I'm a history buff. And I guess the home owner (George Vanderbilt) was too. I'd love to go back at Christmas time!!

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Texarkana, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The size and amenities for the time period are unbelievable. A must see for anyone in the area. We did not know but there is also a hotel on the grounds. You can bring your dog and fly fish and ride horses. A great place to spend a few days relaxing. They also have wine tasting and some excellent restaurants.

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Lake Mary, Florida, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We did the entire house tour and paid the extra fee to do the butler's tour. I liked the hand held tourguides and liked how easy it was to use throughout the house to about the house. When we did the butler's tour, we had Gene as our guide. He was funny and witty and did a great job as... More

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