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Pack Square

Bordered by Broadway, Market and College Streets, Asheville, NC 28801 (Downtown Asheville)
+1 828 232 4500
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Ranked #32 of 65 Attractions in Asheville
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks

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Georgia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
24 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We were here on a Monday about 5 pm, so that may be a factor; but the open Square has changed since the last time I was there. Then; clean, lots of families and students. Now: trash, homeless sleeping with their belongings, couples on the ground making out and groping each other; no families, lots of students. (Get a clue,... More 

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

There is a lot to do in Asheville and here is where to get your bearings. It offers a sense of the 'culture' of the area and a place to set your compass/GPS for more to come.

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Minnesota
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476 reviews 476 reviews
308 attraction reviews
622 helpful votes 622 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Asheville has the most unique and attractive downtown and the area around Pack Square is the very center. It's an open area with a few large buildings, shops, and restaurants on one side and the famous City Hall and Court House on the opposite side. The openness gives it a really cool feeling to have such a nice open area... More 

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Richmond, Kentucky
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Pack Square has a lot of Asheville all in one place. The Asheville Museum, lots of restaurants, pubs, monuments, and sights. There are also street performers (silver lady, musicians, singers, jugglers, magicians, etc.). Weekends are the best time to visit and especially Saturday night. All are a great introduction to this city.

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Mountains of NC
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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

go 3 to 4 blocks in any direction of Pack Square and you will find an interesting, safe and friendly walk. Asheville is a great small city...eclectic, diverse, surprisingly liberal. It has some great historic architecture, a nice amount of small parks and green spaces. It has a great variety of restaurants , street bistros, bars etc. Good shopping, helpful... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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84 reviews 84 reviews
35 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Downtown Asheville area. Parking was easy on the street. We went around 5 pm. The monuments and fountains were interesting. Had plaques explains things and their significance to the history of the city. Some of the shops were quaint, but it should be noted for families that several shops cater to the more hippie type lifestyle. Not judging - just... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

In the very center of everything Asheville has to offer, is Pack Square. An oasis in center city. From here, you can walk to pretty much anything in town. We saw fireworks on the 4th, visited the fire station, shopped, ate lunch on the green. Public restrooms are available. Just a nice place to meet your clan or regroup.

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Maplecrest, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Heart of Asheville, great place to cool off little ones in the fountains, and attend wonderful free events on summer evenings! We danced at the Shindig on the Green!

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Top Contributor
176 reviews 176 reviews
58 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

This is just an average town square. I would spend no more than 10 minutes here. Do not make it the reason for your visit but if you are near by it is worth saying hello.

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Hammock near a river
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88 reviews 88 reviews
28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

The open space of the square is very nice in the heart of the city. There is much to do along the margins of the square and even more within walking distance.

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