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Urban Trail

Pack Place, Asheville, NC 28801 (Downtown Asheville)
828-259-5498
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Ranked #46 of 102 Activities in Asheville
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Sports
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: Learn about Asheville's architecture and historic past on this unique 1.7-mile walking tour, which...
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Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Sports
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: 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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philadelphia
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120 reviews 120 reviews
41 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We did the Urban Trail to familiarize ourselves with downtown Asheville. It was fun trying to find all the places on the map (some were easier then others). Definitely a good way to see lots of side streets that you might miss. Learned some history and saw some art. Fun way to explore Asheville. Pick up your guide at the... More 

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Minnesota
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476 reviews 476 reviews
308 attraction reviews
622 helpful votes 622 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We really enjoyed the walk you took to soak in the Urban Trail. Do take walking shoes and grab a brochure (you can get them on line as well as in the city). I am guessing that you walk for a good couple of hours just to take in all the 30 stops. It led you all through the downtown... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Saw it listed on Asheville Tourism site. Picked up a map at the hotel & started to search out the locations. It is a real treasure hunt! We were unable to find a few landmarks on the first try & a few may be missing due to construction. It was a treat to share our finds with a local who... More 

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Thorsby, Alabama, United States
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82 reviews 82 reviews
47 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We decided to walk the Urban Trail during our visit to NC. We stopped in at the visitors center to get a map to help us around town to see the trail. There are engraved feathers on the pavement to show you the trails. We would be on the trail one minute then off. This was difficult to follow but... More 

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Winter Garden, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

This was a wonderful walk through Asheville, full of stops along with way to highlight the history of the city. My only issue was that the path markings are disconnected and confusing. We had the official brochure and another map that indicated the stop and still found ourselves off the path several - and we are good map readers, I... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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98 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

i did this a couple years ago for the first time. we went in winter and it was blue cold but I seem to remember enjoying it. this time, we went this week, it was blazing hot so I planned 3 parts to the trail, go for about 10 stops or so and stop for a bit at fired up... More 

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We had a very hard time finding the brochure that guides you. It's impossible to do it without the brochure. Allot of walking but nice to do on a cool day.

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MARIETTA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Saw this activity in travel brochures and were aided and encoouraged by the staff at the Haywood Park hotel to give it a go. The weather was relatively cool with a light breeze in the later afternoon, so we jumped onto the "trail" and were educated and entertained while experiencing many of Asheville's founders, interesting architecture and essential cultural perspectives.... More 

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Winter Haven, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

Urban trail gives you all of Asheville the way it ought to be. Don't miss the opportunity. Even In the winter the weather is manageable, but in the summer it is spectacular.

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Asheville
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

The Urban Trail in Asheville NC is a walking tour of downtown Asheville. It highlights the unique architecture, people and historic events of Asheville. From the huge flat iron honoring the laundry district, to the pigs and turkeys in the center of downtown to honor the old Buncombe Turnpike trod by native americans and travelers taking their produce to market... More 

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