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#1 of 83 attractions in Asheville
Category: Scenic Drives; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; National Parks
Owner description: This 469-mile scenic drive links Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, while protecting the cultural and... more » Owner description: This 469-mile scenic drive links Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, while protecting the cultural and natural features of the Blue Ridge. « less
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#2 of 83 attractions in Asheville
Category: Historic Sites

This is not a typical historic house tour.  First time visitors to Biltmore almost always underestimate the amount of time it takes to tour the estate. Arriving early is essential... more »

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#3 of 83 attractions in Asheville
Category: Sports Complexes
Owner description: Located just outside of downtown Asheville on 124 acres adjacent to the Crowne Plaza Resort. Asheville Zipline Canopy... more » Owner description: Located just outside of downtown Asheville on 124 acres adjacent to the Crowne Plaza Resort. Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures takes you on a 2-3 hour journey into 150 year old trees overlooking historic downtown Asheville and the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains on 10 ziplines from several hundred feet to 1200 feet long. Additional adventures at the same location include a treetop adventure park and miles of mountain biking trails offering Asheville's only one stop complete outdoor adventure center. With over 40 years in the outdoor adventure industry, the family owned business is the most experienced outdoor adventure company in the SE with 3 generations involved in the operation. « less
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#4 of 83 attractions in Asheville
Category: Movie Theaters
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#5 of 83 attractions in Asheville
Category: Gardens; National Parks; Educational Sites

    Young or old,  male or female,  gardeners or non, hikers, bikers, and all, love the North Carolina Arboretum year round.  The views are spectacular and the outdoor Bonsai... more »

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#6 of 83 attractions in Asheville
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals
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#7 of 83 attractions in Asheville
Category: Museums; Specialty Museums
Owner description: Grovewood Gallery is located in Asheville, NC across the street from The Omni Grove Park Inn. Grovewood features 9,000... more » Owner description: Grovewood Gallery is located in Asheville, NC across the street from The Omni Grove Park Inn. Grovewood features 9,000 square-feet of traditional and contemporary crafts by more than 500 artists from around the United States. Also located on the grounds are: The NC Homespun Museum, the Estes-Winn Antique Car Museum, Grovewood Studios and the Grovewood Cafe. « less
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#10 of 83 attractions in Asheville
Category: Performances
Owner description: North Carolina's longest running Shakespeare Festival, the Montford Park Players presents free classical theatre under the... more » Owner description: North Carolina's longest running Shakespeare Festival, the Montford Park Players presents free classical theatre under the stars all summer long - donations are welcome. The Montford Park Players also presents an indoor season from October through April at Asheville's historic Masonic Temple downtown. « less
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#11 of 83 attractions in Asheville
Category: Theaters
Owner description: Since 1946, Asheville Community Theatre has been dedicated to producing high quality theatre starring local performers. We'd... more » Owner description: Since 1946, Asheville Community Theatre has been dedicated to producing high quality theatre starring local performers. We'd love for you to join us when you're next in town - or we'd love to make a special trip to see one of our shows! « less
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#12 of 83 attractions in Asheville
Category: Theaters
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#13 of 83 attractions in Asheville
Category: Historic Sites; Monuments/ Statues
Owner description: Thomas Wolfe's childhood home, immortalized in his 1929 novel, "Look Homeward Angel," is preserved intact as a lasting... more » Owner description: Thomas Wolfe's childhood home, immortalized in his 1929 novel, "Look Homeward Angel," is preserved intact as a lasting monument to one of the 20th century's most prominent writers. The house, originally operated as a boardinghouse by his mother, retains most of its original furnishings and is designated as a National Historic Landmark. Tours of the 29 room house are offered hourly. The adjacent visitor center and museum highlight Wolfe's life and major literary accomplishments. « less
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#14 of 83 attractions in Asheville
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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#15 of 83 attractions in Asheville
Category: Trails
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#16 of 83 attractions in Asheville
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Sports Complexes
A recently-renovated park with an old ball-park feel has a seating capacity for 4,000 baseball fans.
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#17 of 83 attractions in Asheville
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: All of our drinks are handmade by trained, friendly barista's in the traditional fashion. We use fair-trade organic coffee,... more » Owner description: All of our drinks are handmade by trained, friendly barista's in the traditional fashion. We use fair-trade organic coffee, locally roasted by Notorious Coffee Roasting Co. It is roasted in small batches weekly to keep it as fresh as possible. Milk shakes are also made the old fashioned way,using all premium vanilla ice cream and we offer all fruit smoothies made with real whole fruit. Our sweet treats are made by local bakeries here in Asheville. You can drink coffee anywhere, but how about atop an authentic 1963 British Double Decker Bus? You can't beat the coffee or the setting in Downtown Asheville. « less
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#18 of 83 attractions in Asheville
Category: Cemeteries
Owner description: This beautiful garden style cemetery encompasses 87 acres near downtown Asheville, NC overlooking the French Broad River.... more » Owner description: This beautiful garden style cemetery encompasses 87 acres near downtown Asheville, NC overlooking the French Broad River. Among the rolling hills and gardens you can find the graves of prominent writers such as Thomas Wolfe and O. Henry, Civil War heroes, and politicians that shaped North Carolina's history. Self-guided walking tours are available at the cemetery office Monday - Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm. « less
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#19 of 83 attractions in Asheville
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Animal center features an educational farm with livestock, small animals and poultry, plus a wide variety of animals on... more » Owner description: Animal center features an educational farm with livestock, small animals and poultry, plus a wide variety of animals on display, from bears and bats to spiders and snakes. « less
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#20 of 83 attractions in Asheville
Category: Historic Walking Areas
Owner description: The largest & oldest running ghost tour in Asheville! Designed by Joshua P. Warren, author of HAUNTED ASHEVILLE, we offer... more » Owner description: The largest & oldest running ghost tour in Asheville! Designed by Joshua P. Warren, author of HAUNTED ASHEVILLE, we offer five different paranormal tours, & we are the ONLY tour that takes you inside the "Asheville Mystery Museum" in the basement of the Masonic Lodge! On your tour, we use digital tabs and lasers to explore Asheville's dark history, the Brown Mountain Lights, and our region's most ominous spooks and specters. See why we've always been #1! « less
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#21 of 83 attractions in Asheville
Category: Theaters

North Carolina Stage Company is a professional non-profit theatre located in downtown Asheville.  Shows generally run Wednesdays - Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 PM.  The... more »

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#22 of 83 attractions in Asheville
Category: Art Galleries; Neighborhoods
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#25 of 83 attractions in Asheville
Category: Gardens
Owner description: Located on the edge of the University of North Carolina – Asheville the Botanical Gardens at Asheville were a real treat to... more » Owner description: Located on the edge of the University of North Carolina – Asheville the Botanical Gardens at Asheville were a real treat to visit. First, the Garden is located about 10 minutes from downtown Asheville which made it an easy site to visit. Second, the trail is well tended, beautiful and relaxing. If you ran it the trail is maybe 15 minutes long. If you stroll then it’s as long as you’d like. Lastly, and most important, you get to see some truly spectacular native plants in their natural habitat including a very rare Pink Lady’s-slipper orchid (Cypripedium acaule). As a matter of fact I saw FOUR with two still in bloom as well as several yellow and white lady’s slipper orchids that had finished blooming. To see them in their native habitat is rare enough. That some knucklehead had not come by and picked them is even more amazing. Some added treats include a large stone near the main stream that clearly shows the markings of its molten past and appears to be shaped like a dragon. « less
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#26 of 83 attractions in Asheville
Category: Historic Sites; Museums
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#27 of 83 attractions in Asheville
Category: Educational Sites
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#29 of 83 attractions in Asheville
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Owner description: Learn about Asheville's architecture and historic past on this unique 1.7-mile walking tour, which includes delightful... more » Owner description: Learn about Asheville's architecture and historic past on this unique 1.7-mile walking tour, which includes delightful sculptures along the way, including Thomas Wolfe's size 13 bronzed shoes. Tour leaders or audiotapes are available to guide you. « less
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