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Visitor Education Center

36 Montford Ave, Asheville, NC 28806
828-665-2492
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Ranked #19 of 65 Attractions in Asheville
Type: Educational Sites, Cultural
Activities: Leisure education
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Owner description: Located at the North Carolina Arboretum, this facility offers educational programs and displays.
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Piqua, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

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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186 reviews 186 reviews
108 attraction reviews
210 helpful votes 210 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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Winter Haven, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Our friend is planning a family reunion in Asheville in the spring. She loves lives in Lakeland Florida and was unable to visit Asheville to make arrangements for her family in person. We went to the Visitor Center in her behalf. The center was most accommodating (especially manger Tom) in helping get the right information to her in a timely... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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95 reviews 95 reviews
21 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The Asheville Visitor Center is a very nice facility with clean restrooms. You can purchase tickets for a Segway Tour or for two different Hop On / Hop Off Trolley Tour companies. We purchased our tickets to the Biltmore at the visitor center. Since this was our first visit, I wanted to get some first-hand advice on which tour(s) to... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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124 reviews 124 reviews
26 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
23 helpful votes 23 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
26 helpful votes 26 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
36 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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