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Urban Trail

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Address: Pack Place, Asheville, NC 28801
Phone Number: 828-259-5498
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Learn about Asheville's architecture and historic past on this unique...

Learn about Asheville's architecture and historic past on this unique 1.7-mile walking tour, which includes delightful sculptures along the way, including Thomas Wolfe's size 13 bronzed shoes. Tour leaders or audiotapes are available to guide you.

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I'm Walkin Here

An attractive, clean, and friendly city. Asheville North Carolina is a lovely place to visit and the Urban Trail has a great history to tell. Voted one of the top seven places to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 24, 2015
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Clarkesville, Georgia

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San Francisco, California
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114 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Downtown Asheville isn't large but the Urban Trail is an effective way to explore the eclectic area and see some cool artwork along the way. There are many fascinating shops to visit so it’s easy get distracted but following the Trail will give your excursion some sort of structure.

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Clarkesville, Georgia
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

An attractive, clean, and friendly city. Asheville North Carolina is a lovely place to visit and the Urban Trail has a great history to tell. Voted one of the top seven places to live in the U.S. by Framer's in 2007 and one of the ten most beautiful places in America. by Good Morning America, 2011. We love to spend... More 

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Thank Pasqually
London
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205 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

There are several trails, for which you can pick up leaflets which are a good way if you enjoy ambling round a place and absorbing the history and architecture, as well as the place's current personality. There are a series of sculptures and other installations which add to the experience. Asheville is a lovely place to wander around with a... More 

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ARDEN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

What a great way to see and learn about Asheville! As a local, I always take visitors on this as it is so different and informative about this lovely city. Very easy to follow the trail as there are pink granite markers in the sidewalk with symbols so one knows what section it is and where they are based on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

I knew about the Urban Trail from researching Asheville but didn't really intend to actively follow it. It just so happened that we encountered many sculptures just in the course of exploring downtown--or even while finding parking spaces to explore downtown. Over the course of our four day stay, we viewed all but about 5 of the artworks without really... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 553 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

neat way to walk throughout the city and see yje sites. safe,clean downtown makes for a fun walk with the family. wonderful city

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Sharpsburg, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Our family was in Asheville for a wedding and on our last day we all decided to walk around the downtown area, Being a Sunday, we were able to park at Pack's Tavern for free. In fact the Rehearsal Dinner prior was held at Pack's and the food, drinks and employees were terrific. My husband and I even went back... More 

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Sicklerville, New Jersey
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We enjoyed following the Urban Trail through downtown Asheville. It was informative and a good way to see a large portion of the city. The only criticism we have is around the 23rd stop the map and the descriptions don't match up. Other than that, we definitely recommend this activity!

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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We had decided to do this walk as we wanted to get an insight to Asheville. At the tourist information centre in Pack Park, we picked up a trail brochure and set off. I must admit, at first it was difficult to follow but we soon got the hang of it. The info in the brochure, although brief, was adequate.... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Interesting. It was not as long a walk as I thought. Some of the points were really nice sculpture, some were interesting, some were mediocre.Good way to familiarize yourself with the area.

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