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Visitor Education Center

36 Montford Ave, Asheville, NC 28806
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Ranked #29 of 84 Attractions in Asheville
Type: Educational Sites
Activities: Leisure education
Description: Located at the North Carolina Arboretum, this facility offers educational programs and displays.
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Asheville, North Carolina
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118 reviews 118 reviews
24 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I'm embarrassed to say we never thought of stopping here until we had out-of-town guests. We were expecting some sort of enhanced booth--and instead stepped into a spacious, comfortable, and well-organized visitors center. One can reserve tours here, pick up info on myriad area attractions, shop for souvenirs, and more. There are numerous staff on site to assist you with... More

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Midlothian, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

we arrived from the Blue Ridge Parkway and were greeted by Tracey Turner. She searched for a long time , trying to help us find a cabin, cottage or room for one night. Most places that she called were full. She persisted and finally found a room for us. In the mean time, my husband had been calling numbers also... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

In the Chamber of Commerce building on the west side of Montford Avenue just north of I-240. Lots of good and accurate information, a good gift shop for all kinds of Asheville brand stuff. There's a lot more to Asheville tosee than the Biltmore House and the Center has it all.. See the Thomas Wolfe House downtown, the Smith-McDowell House... More

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Riverside, CA
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92 reviews 92 reviews
45 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

This is a very large visitor's center. There were a lot of staff there and they were very helpful. There are coupons and discounts available so I recommend you stop here first. There are all kinds of maps and brochures here. This is also where the grey line and white line tour bus stops are, so you'll want to come... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
36 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

Stop here for any information needed & maps. They also had free snacks when we stopped there. Everyone was super friendly and helpful.

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Valrico, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Good spot for information gathering. Worth taking the moment and speaking with the many assistants there to help. Did help in finding attractions off season.

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Monmouth Beach, New Jersey
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128 reviews 128 reviews
50 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Luckily my rental car company worker told me to go there first. Thank goodness I did. Took the trolley tour that went all over town for first half day. Gave me a great orientation to city with some tips and stories. Good for the next day which allowed me to go to the Grove Park Inn Gingerbread display w/o paying... More

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Racine, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

This is a useful place to visit if you are a first time visitor to Asheville. All of the Trolley tours leave from here, and there is a good sized parking lot. You can also get discounts on tickets to Biltmore (it's worth stopping here if you're going out to Biltmore). There is lots of tourist information and a nice... More

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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

You will get all the help you need and view beautiful hand crafts and have hundreds of brochures at your disposal. NC is a tourist haven and mecca. Love the arranged day trips and train and trolly rides. They are extremely helpful here.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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427 reviews 427 reviews
276 attraction reviews
278 helpful votes 278 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

This is where we parked to catch the historical trolley, and then walked to the city center. Great place to get your bearings and get good advice for where to eat and shop. We picked up some great hand creams in the gift shop and bought water bottles that we refilled at the water fountain. Lots of information and helpful... More

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