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Visitor Education Center

Address: 36 Montford Ave, Asheville, NC 28806
Phone Number: 828-665-2492
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Ranked #41 of 168 things to do in Asheville
Type: Visitor centers, Traveler Resources
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: Located at the North Carolina Arboretum, this facility offers educational programs and displays.
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Type: Visitor centers, Traveler Resources
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: Located at the North Carolina Arboretum, this facility offers educational programs and displays.

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Rhode Island
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302 reviews 302 reviews
224 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We stopped here to inquire about Parkway road closings and information about the surrounding area. The Staff were very helpful in all respects. It is a clean and well maintained visitor center with lots of off street parking. It is a great place to get information about the area....

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Raleigh
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Start here to find all the information you need for your visit to Asheville and the surrounding areas, including maps, pamphlets, brochures, walking tours, and staffed by cheerful, informed volunteers. Beautiful, spacious center with ample off-street parking, a gift shop, bathrooms... just off the highway! So easy and convenient.

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Moneta, Virginia
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115 reviews 115 reviews
62 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Lots of Broshures and 4 helpers at the desk with very very helpful suggestions . Must stop for help,. Can park your car for free and walk 10 minutes to downtown .

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Vicksburg, Mississippi
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This visitor center is pretty extensive and the people there are very friendly and helpful. I have been to maybe a dozen visitor centers and this is the best. You can tell that the people who work here enjoy their jobs. I have been to more than one where it was easy to see that the employees really hated their... More 

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Fort walton Beach, FL
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68 reviews 68 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Well put together visitor's center with a nice gift shop. The person working the Biltmore desk was not that nice or helpful but other than that, we had a nice time getting information and waiting for our tour.

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Sneads Ferry, North Carolina
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133 reviews 133 reviews
14 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This is where we bought our tickets for the trolley tour and we did all our upgrades and arrangements for the Biltmore Estate tours. We were able to get all our tickets here and it saved us the time that we would have spent picking them up at Biltmore. The receptionist was very informative about Asheville, what to see and... More 

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New Jersey, USA
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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Everyone there was helpful and friendly. They answered our questions and had some very good suggestions. The area is well planned and well kept.

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Corning, NY USA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Marianne at the VC was pleasant and knowledgeable about her town! She had inside tips about parking and walking around and helped us find running paths-often difficult to do in a new city!! We got loads of directions, maps and ideas.

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Piqua, Ohio
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Visitor Center is a great place to start your visit to Asheville. You can get tickets to the Trolley tour here and tickets to Biltmore. Lots of good information for those who are novice visitors as well as more seasoned visitors like my husband and myself.

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Lexington, South Carolina
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229 reviews 229 reviews
131 attraction reviews
249 helpful votes 249 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Very clean organized visitors center with excellent plentiful staff. You can purchase tickets for Asheville attractions or buy trolley tickets that depart from this location. Lots of brochures for sites in the area. A must see if you are new to area or on a quick trip and want to take in all the sites.

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