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Address: 15 Biltmore Ave., Asheville, NC 28801
Phone Number: 828-232-1883
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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A fun store to browse and shop - I love this place!

I had heard of this store, but had no idea how wonderful it was. Many people love the candy barrels which you can purchase by the pound. This is the place for hard to find items... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
BJ C
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Evanston, Illinois
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Evanston, Illinois
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70 reviews 70 reviews
24 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I had heard of this store, but had no idea how wonderful it was. Many people love the candy barrels which you can purchase by the pound. This is the place for hard to find items, and things you thought you couldn't find any more. They also sell clothing, toys and games, household items, jewelry. The store sells items made... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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53 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

A place to walk around and buy stuff. Nice store pleasant staff -the giftware is nice as are the vintage toys but it isn't anything you can't find anywhere else.Prices are not outrageous. Some nice Blue Ridge books and Asheville books.

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Tulsa
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Mast General Store is in downtown Asheville just a few miles from Biltmore. It is convenient to visit before your Biltmore visit. There are some interesting toys and old time things. There is a parking garage directly across the street. The store is a little hard to see at first if you are driving and trying to see where... More 

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Erwin, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Marketed to be a special gem of a store, I was totally disappointed to walk in and see a bunch of overpriced, national chain crap I can find anywhere. Trying to navigate through the parking jungle that is downtown Asheville to get to this place was a waste of my time.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We are huge fans of REI and other outdoor outfitters, but Mast has an old-time feel to it. Great service, super selection of top quality brands (some were new to me). Fun counterpoint to the galleries downtown!

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Warrensburg, New York
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81 reviews 81 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This reminds me of the old country stores in Vermont and New Hampshire. It carries everything from food to toys to clothes to hats to books and of course candy. A fun place to wander around on your trip to downtown Asheville.

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New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a fun shop to visit, I got a few scarves at a very reasonable price. The best part of the store is the basement floor where it has outdoor clothing and gear.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We almost didn't bother - but once we got in, we all went in differnt directions and all 4 of us came up with something to buy, clothes, candy, books, a hat - something for everyone. SUPER helpful sales staff also. Don't miss this in Asheville.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

So glad we stopped here. They have candy, clothing, hats, outdoor gear, jams and jellies, toys, jewelry, and so much more. It's 2 stories of fun!

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Tennessee
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We paid $6 to park on a Saturday night and browse Mast General half an hour before closing time. Everyone in our family found something delightful to buy- even if some of it was just old fashioned candy that is hard to find anywhere else. A great place to take kids to show them some old-timey stuff.....although the original Mast... More 

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