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Visitor Education Center

36 Montford Ave, Asheville, NC 28806
828-665-2492
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Ranked #18 of 65 Attractions in Asheville
Type: Educational Sites, Cultural
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: Located at the North Carolina Arboretum, this facility offers educational programs and displays.
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Type: Educational Sites, Cultural
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: Located at the North Carolina Arboretum, this facility offers educational programs and displays.

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Sneads Ferry, North Carolina
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127 reviews 127 reviews
12 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

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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63 reviews 63 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 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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32 reviews 32 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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199 reviews 199 reviews
118 attraction reviews
216 helpful votes 216 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
120 helpful votes 120 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
68 helpful votes 68 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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