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Mast General Store

15 Biltmore Ave., Asheville, NC 28801 (Five Points)
828-232-1883
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Ranked #7 of 54 shopping in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops
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Asheville, North Carolina
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70 reviews 70 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

At my age, I remember penny and nickel candy bars. This place has a large area loaded with candies from the 1930's and 1940's. Remember a tootsie roll, or candy corn, or mary jane? Granted no longer 5cents, but a treat, nevertheless. It's just an ole timey place. The best Mast store is in Valle Cruz with remnants of a... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This not the original, historic store; that one is in Valle Crucis, NC. This store is about 50% tourist trap, 50% hiking/camping clothing, shoes, & gear.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This was a stop on the trolley and recommended. I found it ok. It was shopping. I expected it would be like going back in time. It was not. They did have old-fashion candy, and some toys including lunch boxes that were replicas of the past such as I love Lucy. A lot of old fashion looking kitchen items. For... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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97 reviews 97 reviews
16 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Was surprised at how chilly it got in Asheville in the evenings so checked out this store. They have a lot of great things and ideas. I was amazed at all the items they had from shoes, rain coats, bags, survival gear, bags etc. The staff was extra helpful and the prices were very good. Lucky stop.

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Medina, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

What an awesome place. Takes you back in time with the old fashion candies they sell, the games and toys from back in the day. Clothing/Shoes seemed to be a bit pricey but all in all a great place to visit.

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Hinsdale, Illinois
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171 reviews 171 reviews
53 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We had some extra time before meeting some friend and ventured into Mast General Store. Over an hour later and few purchases we could not believe how quickly the time went. It is a large store with so many thing you many not see at other places. From hiking gear, kitchen supplies, body product and candy there is something for... More

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A lot of items to look through. Prices pretty good until you go down stairs where all the shoes and outfitting clothes, camping and shoes were. A men's brimmed hat was $78.00 and same thing was $25.00 at wal-mart. But people very nice

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Thorsby, Alabama, United States
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74 reviews 74 reviews
44 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I loved this store! I took my 9 and 11 year old daughter into this general store to explain how it use to be in the past. I don't think they enjoyed the experience as much as I did but they loved the candy section in the back. They have all of the updated name brands in this store. Also... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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88 reviews 88 reviews
33 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I have been going to Mast when in Asheville for years. It has an interesting product mix and if you have kids, the store has a rather large bulk candy section. I have noticed that they have reduced certain hardware goods such as washboards and washtubs in favor of more souvenir type items. I bought my great aunt a washboard... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

It's mostly a clothes store. They do have some variety of foods items and candy. So if your looking for clothing, especially outdoor clothing, then this is the place for you.

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